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Vancouver Attractions

What to See and Do in Vancouver


Experience both the bustle of this vibrant city and the area's natural wonders.



WHAT TO SEE & DO VANCOUVER ATTRACTIONS


BEACHES

Kitsilano Beach
Cornwall Ave. and Arbutus St. bordering English Bay on the West Side of Vancouver.
A Vancouver institution for swimmers, sun worshippers and joggers.

Kitsilano Pool
2305 Cornwall Ave.
604-731-0011
The largest outdoor pool in Canada.

Kitsilano Showboat
2300 Cornwall Ave.
604-734-7332
Avenue for beachside entertainment since 1935.

Locarno, Jericho and Spanish Banks
NW Marine Dr. between Trimble St. and Blanca St.
Locarno Beach has bones and shells that were once part of a Native midden, dating back 3000 years. Locarno blends into Jericho, and together with Spanish Banks, the seemingly endless shoreline offers a paradise for beach lovers, windsurfers and sailors.

TRANSPORTATION

Aquabus
230-1333 Johnston St.
www.theaquabus.com

604-689-5858
Rainbow-colored ferries provide regular shuttle service to Granville Island every five minutes from 6:40 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. They also offer 25 or 40 minute sightseeing cruises year-round.

Bayshore Rentals
745 Denman St.
604-688-2453
www.bayshorebikerentals.ca

One of the city's most popular bike and Rollerblade rental companies.

Spokes Bicycle Rentals
1798 W. Georgia St.
604-688-5141
www.vancouverbikerental.com

Located at the entrance to Stanley Park, Spokes Bicycle Rentals has the largest selection of bicycles, a knowledgeable staff, and offers the complimentary use of helmets and locks.

MARKETS & SUPERMARKETS

Chinatown Night Market
At Keefer and Main Streets
www.vcma.shawbiz.ca

An extravaganza of Asian handicrafts, gifts and snacks.

Granville Island
Beneath the Granville Street Bridge
604-666-5784
www.granvilleisland.com

Home to the bustling Public Market and an array of artisans.

Vendors sell Asian handicrafts and snacks at the Chinatown Night Market in Vancouver
Chinatown Night Market

T & T Supermarket
179 Keefer Pl.
604-899-8836
www.tnt-supermarket.com
A variety of Asian foods, from packaged goods to live seafood to produce, at reasonable prices.

Ten Ren Tea & Ginseng Company
550 Main St.
604-684-1566
www.tenren.com

Tea products from the largest tea manufacturer in the Far East.

Urban Fare
177 Davie St.
604-975-7550
www.urbanfare.com

Upscale groceries and prepared foods to eat in or takeout for professionals.

SHOPPING

Button Button
318 Homer Street, mezzazine
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2V2
604-687-0067

www.buttonbutton.ca
Over one million buttons in this Gastown shop.

Cathay Importers
104 East Pender St.
604-684-2632
www.cathayimporters.com
Paper lanterns, bead curtains and baskets of all shapes and sizes.

Inuit Gallery
206 Cambie St.
604-688-7323
www.inuit.com
North America's leading Inuit art gallery.

The Inuit Gallery in Vancouver showcases the artwork of Canada's indigenous people
Inuit Gallery

Ming Wo 23
East Pender St.
604-683-7268
www.mingwo.com

The Chinatown location of the city's top cookware supplier.

Peking Lounge
83 E Pender St.
604-844-1559
www.pekinglounge.com
Authentic Chinese antiques and accessories.

SPAS

Absolute Spa at the Century
1015 Burrard St.
604-684-2772
www.absolutespa.com
Absolute Spa provides a world class spa experience to every guest. Treatments include body wraps, eye treatments, aromatherapy massages, facials and much more. 

Skoah Spa
1011 Hamilton St.
604-697-5624
www.skoah.com
A specialty skin care shop that offers "personal training" for your skin including customized facials and skin care products.

TOURIST STOPS

Capilano Suspension Bridge
3735 Capilano Rd.
604-985-7474
www.capbridge.com
The longest (450 feet) and highest suspended foot bridge in the world is the area's oldest tourist attraction.

Cypress Mountain offers excellent skiing just 30 minutes outside of Vancouver
Cypress Mountain

Cypress Mountain
604-926-5612
www.cypressmountain.com
Located 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Cypress Mountain provides skiers, riders and sliders with the most vertical drops on Vancouver's Legendary North Shore Mountains
.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall St.
604-662-3207
www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

The first Ming Dynasty garden of its kind outside China.

Gastown Steam Clock
Corner of Water and Cambie Streets
This old-fashioned steam-powered clock whistles every fifteen minutes.

Grouse Mountain
6400 Nancy Greene Way at the top of Capilano Rd.
North Vancouver
604-984-0661
www.grousemountain.com

The city's best-known landmark features a gondola-style Skyride, and in winter is a snowboarding and skiing haven. In summer, the infamous Grouse Grind hiking trail is a rite of passage for locals and visitors alike.

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge
Park Rd., past Lynn Valley Rd.
North Vancouver
604-981-3103
www.findfamilyfun.com/lynncanyon.htm

A swinging bridge hanging 270 feet above Lynn Creek offers breathtaking views of the steep cliffs of Lynn Canyon at no charge.

Vancouver Aquarium
Stanley Park
604-659-3474
www.vanaqua.org

Canada's largest aquarium is also an important education and research facility
.

RESOURCES

Tourism Vancouver
604-683-2000
www.tourismvancouver.com

Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre
200 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6C 3L6


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