Breathtakingly suspended 230 feet above and 450 feet across Capilano River, Capilano Suspension Bridge takes you to towering evergreens, serene trails and Treetops Adventure - seven suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 100 feet above the forest floor for thrilling encounter with the heart of the forest. Guided eco-walks, a First Nations cultural experience and voices from the past at the Story Centre mingle with the ever-present sounds of nature. Shopping, dining and seasonal entertainment complete this entertaining West Coast experience. Open year-round.
Horses have done many different jobs for humans right here in Vancouver’s Stanley Park! Horses were already a part of this area’s history some time before the park’s official opening in 1889. It may well be that the first horses in Stanley Park accompanied miners seeking gold in the late 1850s. Horse-drawn tours have been part of the Stanley Park visitor experience for more than 100 years. The Stanley Park barn is home to multiple movie and TV stars. The horses have been in movies such as Bird on a Wire with Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson and This Can’t Be Love with Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn as well as TV shows such as Highlander, Men in Trees, and Once Upon a Time.
Vancouver’s leading boat sightseeing company, provides unparalleled views of Vancouver and offers a unique and delightful way to experience the city. Harbour Cruises Ltd. is the only boat sightseeing company in Vancouver to offer regularly scheduled daily and nightly public cruises.
A day in Canada’s most beautiful city would be incomplete without a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery. From Emily Carr and other renowned Canadian artists – past and present – to internationally recognized contemporary artists from around the world, Vancouver’s “must-see” cultural attraction presents major exhibitions of groundbreaking new visionaries and historical masters. Current Exhibitions
Where History Comes to Life - Experience the 1920s – period-costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in many of the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include the blacksmith, the print shop, the schoolhouse and the farmhouse garden. In addition, an elegant restored interurban tram is waiting to be explored and a 1912 vintage carousel is ready to take visitors for a whirl. We are known for hosting special events, educational programs and memorable visits.
Where history, architecture, arts & culture intersect, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an urban oasis nestled in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. Built by 53 master craftsmen from China and 950 crates of raw material using building techniques authentic to the Ming Dynasty, the Garden represents one of the first major partnerships between Chinese and non-Chinese communities in Vancouver.
Your adventure starts with a 10 minute gondola ride, 885m above sea level. Enjoy incredible sweeping views of Howe Sound and the majestic Shannon Falls were you will receive a bird’s-eye view from the mountainous terrain, forests, rivers and ocean. Every gondola cabin has a maximum capacity of 8 passengers, which are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Once at the top, many other adventures await you. You will have access to a wide array of outdoor experiences including two different interpretive walking loops, with viewing platforms, the Sky Pilot suspension bridge, numerous hiking and walking trails, rock climbing, access to the backcountry and much more.
The Museum of Vancouver is Canada’s premier civic history museum and a must-visit destination for people who love Vancouver, or are just trying to get oriented. Gain a deeper understanding of the city in the Musqueam First Nation and Vancouver History galleries. Interactive activities complement displays of interesting artefacts, including neon signs, period clothing and a 1955 Ford. MOV regularly launches new feature exhibitions. Please visit our exhibitions page for more details.
Fall in love with the diversity of life as you explore over 500 exhibits, and stare through the jaws of the largest creature ever to live on Earth—the blue whale. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum strives to inspire an understanding of biodiversity, its origins, and importance to humans through collections-based research, education and outreach. As Vancouver’s natural history museum, we work to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. Among our two million treasured specimens are a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada, and myriad fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world. Through dynamic exhibits, interactive activities, and rotating temporary gallery exhibitions, visitors can increase their knowledge and understanding of the interconnectedness of all life on Earth.
A tropical paradise is located inside Vancouver’s historic triodetic dome at the peak of Vancouver in Queen Elizabeth Park. Bloedel Conservatory is one of Vancouver’s most affordable indoor family-friendly attractions. Visitors can interact with 150 free-flying tropical birds, including macaws, parrots, finches, pheasants and cockatoos, and discover 500 kinds of exotic plants. Stimulate your senses with the sights, sounds and scents of the tropics!
A 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver, VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world. Guests discover different plants each month and the famous Laburnum Walk blooms during Spring. Visitors can spot and photograph local wildlife, find their way through an Elizabethan hedge maze and unwind in a serene setting in the middle of the city! The multi award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Dining options include Truffles Café and Shaughnessy Restaurant with patios overlooking the garden. For the month of December, the garden is decorated with over 1 million lights for VanDusen Festival of Lights which attracts over 120,000 visitors annually.
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