Named the World’s Top City Garden by National Geographic, voted Garden of the Year 2012 by the Garden Tourism Council of Canada and awarded ‘Places that Matter’ status by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an urban oasis in the heart of Chinatown.
Experience Bloedel Conservatory, a fun, family-friendly indoor attraction located at the peak of Vancouver in Queen Elizabeth Park. Discover 120 exotic birds and over 500 kinds of tropical plants inside the dome and then explore the fountains, gardens and sculptures around Queen Elizabeth Park.
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver’s natural history museum at the University of British Columbia. Stare through the jaws of a blue whale in the two-story glass atrium as you enter the award-winning building and descend into the museum. Explore this active research collection showcasing the diversity of living creatures of both the past and present.
Explore the wonders of the Universe at B.C’s top Space and Earth Sciences attraction, The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Enjoy hourly shows in our immersive Planetarium Star Theatre, live science demonstrations in GroundStation Canada, and interactive displays and exhibits in our Cosmic Courtyard.
Immerse yourself and discover historic masterworks and groundbreaking contemporary exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Enhance your experience by visiting the Gallery Store for unique gifts, and have a meal or a glass of wine on the Gallery Cafe's rooftop patio overlooking Robson Square.
Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden, an inspiring 55 acre outdoor oasis with over 7,500 plant species and varieties. Spot and photograph local wildlife, enjoy the hedge maze with the kids and relax in a serene setting located in the heart of Vancouver. Bring a picnic or dine on the patios of Shaughnessy Restaurant or Truffles Café. Don’t forget to visit the award-winning visitor centre and browse the gift shop.
Get a unique perspective of the mountain town of Squamish and the surrounding alpine scenery, as you soar above it all on the Sea to Sky Gondola. Once inside the 8 person gondola with floor to ceiling glass windows you glide 2,900 feet (880m) above sea level, enjoying incredible bird's-eye views of nearby Howe Sound and majestic Shannon Falls. Get a bird’s-eye view of everything British Columbia, from mountains, forests, oceans and rivers.
Explore Vancouver’s Coastal Rainforest on this award-winning eco-adventure, deep in the heart of UBC Botanical Garden. Discover your adventurous spirit as you navigate suspended walkways and tree platforms high above the forest floor. Stroll through our impressive Asian garden with over 400 kinds of rhododendrons, travel the continents in our alpine garden, explore our native rainforest garden and head back in time in our traditional physic garden overflowing with herbs and much more.
Where History Comes to Life - stroll down the streets of our 1920s village exploring heritage and replica buildings. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include a chat with the blacksmith, a demonstration in the print shop, a wander through the garden at the farmhouse and a visit with the clerk at the General Store.
Ignite your mind and discover the wonders of science at Science World at TELUS World of Science. Immerse yourself in interactive indoor and outdoor displays, inspirational feature exhibitions, jaw-dropping live science demonstrations, and larger-than-life OMNIMAX® films. There's even a gallery designed just for kids from 2 to 6!
The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage dynamic conversations about what was, is, and can be Vancouver. Permanent exhibitions tell the city’s stories, starting with an exhibition on the Musqueam First Nation's ancient landscape and living culture, continuing through the late 1970s.
Vancouver Lookout the “Best First Stop” during your visit to Vancouver.
Come see the spectacular 360-degree view of cosmopolitan Vancouver, the majestic North Shore Mountains and perhaps even Vancouver Island. Journey fifty storeys above street level in a glass elevator in less than 50 seconds. This elevating experience will get you ready to visit the rest of the must-see attractions.
Harbour Cruises, Vancouver’s leading boat sightseeing company, provides unparalleled views of Vancouver and offers a unique and delightful way to experience the city. Harbour Cruises is the only boat sightseeing company in Vancouver to offer regularly scheduled daily and nightly public cruises.
Rumble aboard our underground train as it rolls into authentic mining tunnels. Push up your sleeves and try our Gold Panning Pavilion where you can keep what you find. Engage with interactive exhibits and informative but informal tour guides sharing fun facts about mining, history and life at Britannia.
One of Vancouver’s most iconic sites Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, is more exciting than ever! Cliffwalk hangs for a heart-stopping 213m (700ft) and reaches up to 91m (300ft) high. This stunning walkway, made partly of glass, hugs the granite cliffside as it offers a panoramic view of the rainforest and canyon far below.
A Vancouver icon, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its collections, public programs, innovative temporary exhibits, and community connections. Perched on the UBC cliffs, the spectacular building overlooks the mountains and ocean.
Step aboard one of our old-fashioned horse-drawn vehicles and meander in comfort through the natural beauty of Stanley Park, Vancouver’s #1 attraction. Relax to the gentle clip clop of the horses’ hooves and take in the fresh scent of cedar and the sea as a professional guide fully narrates your one-hour tour featuring Deadman’s Island, Vancouver’s harbour, the Lions Gate Bridge, a coastal Red-Cedar forest and the Rose Garden, with stops at the famous Totem Poles, Girl in a Wet Suit Statue, and S.S. Empress of Japan Figurehead.