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  • Stanley Park, Vancouver

    1. Stanley Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Welcome to Stanley Park, Vancouver's first, largest, and most beloved urb We explored the 400-hectare natural West Coast rain forest enjoying scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees...

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  • Granville Island, Vancouver

    2. Granville Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There were two things I liked about Granville Island. One, as I said in an earlier tip, was the views of Burrard Bridge from it. The other was the marine market. The reason I liked the marine market...

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  • Gastown, Vancouver

    3. Gastown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Gastown is a mix of "hip" contemporary fashion and interior furnishing boutiques, tourist-oriented businesses, restaurants, nightclubs, poverty and newly upscale housing. In addition, there are law...

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  • Grouse Mountain, Vancouver

    4. Grouse Mountain

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This was such a big activity for me, I've made it a separate review from my more general Grouse Mountain tip. I had always wanted to do this and they were right there and accessible, so I had no...

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  • Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

    5. Capilano Suspension Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    I conquered my fear of heights walking over the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Cliffwalk. It's a lovely day out in the Capilano rain forest. Plenty of things to see and do. Great photo...

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  • Chinatown, Vancouver

    6. Chinatown

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Between 1890-1920, early Chinese immigrants settled in what was known as Shanghai Alley and Canton Alley. By 1890, Shanghai Alley was home to more than 1,000 Chinese residents. Much of the community's...

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  • Lynn Canyon, Vancouver

    7. Lynn Canyon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lynn Canyon is absolutely gorgeous for hikes and walks. It contains a beautiful waterfall and a suspensions and the best thing is that is free!! It's easy to access by public transportation. Many go...

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  • Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver

    8. Vancouver Aquarium

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Aquarium is situated in Stanley Park. The highlight of my visit there was seeiing Milo the remaining sea otter of the famous youtube hand holding sea otters. Unfortunately Nyac his friend...

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  • Canada Place, Vancouver

    9. Canada Place

    4 out of 5 stars

    Canada Place is close to Waterfront Station. It is an exhibition centre that looks like Vancouver's answer to the Sydney Opera House. Nothing too interesting was going on inside it as far as we could...

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  • English Bay, Vancouver

    10. English Bay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    English Bay Beach is one of my favorite places in Vancouver. When I was little, I used to come here with my parents and cousin, and walk around the tide pools picking up starfish. Unfortunately on...

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  • Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

    11. Queen Elizabeth Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Bloedel Conservatory is located in Queen Elizabeth Park at the top of Little Mountain. It is a large dome overlooking the city and the mountains. Inside this dome is a large temperature controlled...

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  • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

    12. Coal Harbour

    4 out of 5 stars

    Coal Harbour is downtown Vancouver's most recent residential area. High-rise glass buildings have sprouted like mushrooms over the past 15 years, thus creating quite a unique cityscape - at least for...

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  • Robson Street, Vancouver

    13. Robson Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    On Robson Street between Hornby Street and Jervis Street it is hyped as a very fashionable place to visit. It is nothing more than four blocks of high priced chain stores that can be found in most...

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  • Science World, Vancouver

    14. Science World

    4 out of 5 stars

    Walking at False Creek you will have outstanding image is of this ball. The Science Museum of Vancouver is set in a striking building with a geodesic dome. This 47 meter high dome was built in honor...

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  • Vancouver Lookout (Harbour Centre), Vancouver

    15. Vancouver Lookout (Harbour Centre)

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Harbour Center is a well-known skyscraper in downtown Vancouver. At the top of the building is a tower, where you have a magnificent view over the city. With this tower there were included the...

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  • Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver

    16. Museum of Anthropology

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Museum of Anthropology is located on the campus of UBC (University of British Colombia.) The rate for an adult is $16.75 (2014) children under 6 are free, and there are special rates for students,...

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  • Kitsilano, Vancouver

    17. Kitsilano

    We could have gone to Kitsilano from Granville Island by taking a ferry to the Maritime Museum but we decided we would like to walk. It was a pleasant walk around the marina and the first sight on...

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  • Yaletown, Vancouver

    18. Yaletown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Yaletown is a great place to find good restaurants and bars. We ate there twice and I will later add restaurant reviews. Yaletown is on False Creek and you can catch ferries there. It is also home to...

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  • Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver

    19. Downtown Vancouver

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Christ Church Cathedral is located at 690 Burrard Street. It is opposite The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. This church belongs to the Anglican Church of Canada. The site of the church has been used as a...

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  • False Creek, Vancouver

    20. False Creek

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    False Creek is a sea inlet that separates Downtown Vancouver from the rest of Vancouver. There are walkways around it, but we decided to explore it by ferry rather than walk. There are two companies...

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  • Cypress Mountain, Vancouver

    21. Cypress Mountain

    4 out of 5 stars

    If you don't have a lot of time to get out of the city, or even if you do, but you want to find some stuff closer to Vancouver, I highly recommend taking a trip up Cypress Mountain. Located in North...

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  • Wreck Beach, Vancouver

    22. Wreck Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Wreck Beach is one of the nicest clothing optional beaches on the Pacific Coast. The crowd is welcoming without being obtrusive. The water is warm (was in July anyway). This is one of our 'must do's'...

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  • Whale Watching, Vancouver

    23. Whale Watching

    May seem like a cheesy tourist trap thing to do but trust me, it's not. I've lived on the west coast of Canada for 18 years now and had never really experienced any of the bountiful marine life we...

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  • Commercial Drive, Vancouver

    24. Commercial Drive

    4 out of 5 stars

    Commercial Drive ("the Drive") used to be Vancouver's Little Italy, however, in the past few decades its identity has evolved to become Vancouver's bohemian culture pot. Think of San Francisco's...

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  • Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens, Vancouver

    25. Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Located next to the Chinese Cultural Central, (the one with the green roof), is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The first of its kind, outside of China, the garden was built in 1986, and...

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