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August Fun

Experience Vancouver’s Best Attractions this August and Save!                                

Make the most of the rest of your summer, plan and save as much as 35% on tickets at Vancouver’s best attractions. 

The world is a different place this summer, we are staying closer to home, rediscovering the delights of our family, our homes and our own backyard for travel and vacation experiences.  With careful planning, and with the utmost concern for the health and safety of our guests and staff, 16 top attractions are open and are looking forward to welcoming you this month.

Booking in advance for these attractions, and booking more than one attraction at a time, will save you time and money, explore our website, be sure to take note of the possible extra steps required to visit some of our partners, no additional charges will be incurred just a little extra effort will be needed.     

There is no time limit on when you can use the tickets so be sure to book a minimum of three to maximize your savings. 

Create a bunch of adventure days by clustering attractions that are close together for a full day of fun or inspire conversation and curiosity with a series of visits to some of our museums and galleries in preparation for getting back to the classroom. 

So much to choose from, so many adventures await!

Here’s a whole week of adventure days to kick start, round out or keep your summer fun going!  Make the most of the last days of summer and enjoy the opportunity to enjoy the smaller crowds this year.

DAY ONE: Take it outside, combine these great attractions for some amazing adventures that are sure to make everyone feel like they are far away from the City! Start with a trip to Grouse Mountain, Grinder and Coola, the resident grizzly bears are particularly good at maintaining physical distancing and are looking forward to greeting their guests at the Wild Life Refuge. Add to your adventure and take your visit to the next level with a Mountain Ziplines Tour or bring your frisbees and try a round of the mountain top disc golf course!  On the way up, or down, Capilano Road, a stop at the world famous, and British Columbia’s oldest visitor attraction, Capilano Suspension Bridge is a must.  This summer the kids will be wide eyed with a stop at Raptors Ridge to learn about some of BC birds of prey and will be taking a walk on the wild side as they enjoy exploring the three “suspended” attractions included at this beautiful park.

DAY TWO: Not necessarily the next day, tickets purchased from VancouverAttractions.com won’t expire, so make plans that works best for your family, but when you are ready, hit the highway and explore Highway 99, surely one of the world’s most beautiful drives!  With stops at the Britannia Mine Museum, a National Historic Site full of unique entertainment, and learning experiences, including an underground mine tour and a new 4D show, BOOM!, in the recently restored Mill Building and the Sea to Sky Gondola, this adventure day will truly take you to new heights, and depths.  Make a stop in Squamish for an ice cream, or Porteau Cove for a swim on your way home, for a complete BC adventure just 40 minutes from downtown!

DAY THREE:  A Vancouver summer wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Stanley Park!  Start with a tour on the Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tour, truly a treat for locals who usually can’t get a seat on this story telling adventure, book here to enjoy savings at partnering attractions, or walk up to the ticket window in Stanley Park and enjoy 50% off.  Next stop, the Vancouver Aquarium, timed entries help monitor the number of people in the galleries making it easier, and safe, for the little ones to explore and get up close and personal with the 60,000 marine animals living here.  Take a stroll up to the Stanley Park Pavilion for a beverage and a snack on the deck or order ahead for take out and have a picnic at Lumberman’s Arch or on the beach.  There is lots of parking close to these attractions or take Bus #19 from Georgia Street.

DAY FOUR: Great for just the two of you, or the whole family, is a visit to the University of British Columbia’s campus. All three of UBC’s world class visitor attractions are open and welcoming guests, details to get timed tickets will be provided when you book here.   UBC Botanical Garden and the Greenheart TreeWalk is an adventure for the whole family as you sway through the canopy reaching a maximum height of 23 meters above the trails!    Next a visit the Museum of Anthropology, who have just opened their block buster exhibit, Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience that takes you on a journey through the past 150 years of Canada. It is a journey that reclaims and reinserts Indigenous voices into the collective memory of our country, challenging and shattering colonial ideas of our history and is sure to stimulate conversation and provide much needed information on these important social issues.  Be sure to save some time for the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver’s only natural history museum, is a treasure trove of curiosity with over 500 natural history exhibits to discover you might need a full day for the truly curious student if you have never been before!

DAY FIVE and DAY SIX too are visits to downtown Vancouver, while the lack of visitors from around the world is being felt most acutely in this neighbourhood, this is your opportunity to enjoy line up free entry to these downtown attractions. Check out Flyover Canada, this unique adventure takes you across the country on an aerial tour across our beautiful country that will inspire you for future travel.   Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, in the heart of historic Chinatown delivers a serene experience in this scholar’s home, take a deep breath or two, and get re-centered here.  Beautiful on a rainy day too with tiled roof and water run off designed for maximum calm.  Head back up to Georgia Street for a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery, the most recent exhibition is Modern in the Making: Post-War Craft and Design in British Columbia features over 300 works.

For your sixth day of at home adventures, get a half day bike rental from Cycle City Bike rentals, head south down Hornby’s divided bike path and explore the False Creek seawall, with a timed visit to Science World, please note your visit has to be booked directly with Science World, or a stop at the Museum of Vancouver, and a lunch stop at Granville Island, you will have experienced one more fantastic Vancouver adventure day.

DAY SEVEN: Cap off your seven days of Vancouver adventures with the whole family and explore VanDusen Gardens, the kids will love the maze, and the Grandparents will love the rambling garden paths that take you through 55 acre oasis with over 7,500 plant species.  And as a bonus, and a sure fire way to get the family history stories going, head out to the Burnaby Village Museum, a fully recreated suburban tram stop, with 32 authentic and recreated buildings to tour, this free attraction should be a part of your stay at home adventures this summer.

Stay close to home, explore your city with your family, stay safe, be careful but do take advantage of this limited time offer to enjoy these Vancouver treasures this August.  Save as much as 35% on all your tickets when you book three or more attractions