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10 Best Things To Do In Vancouver!

Nishit
Updated Mar 22, 2018

Canada is a country with alluring landscapes, magnificent mountains and exquisite beaches. An abundance of nature with waterfalls, lakes and forests! It is a true enigma in the northern part of North America. The city that we are going to talk about is a jewel in itself in Canada. Located in the lovely British Columbia province, Vancouver is the central hub or rather heart of BC.

The moment when you are in flight and the pilot announces that you are about to reach Vancouver in 20 minutes and see the peak out of the window, you see the summit of the mountains spread all across and it is a view to relish forever. Finally, you’ve landed in Vancouver and the chill breeze touches your face. You definitely fall for the surreal beauty of this place. Well, you are at the hotel and then you think, “Well, here I am in Vancouver. What next?” To answer your question I have some suggestions. Visiting Vancouver will be incomplete if you do not experience and do these things.

Top 3 activities to book in Vancouver

1.) Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge:


Capilano Suspension Bridge is 137 meters (450 feet) across and 70 meters (230 feet) above Capilano River. It was built in the year 1889 but since then many attractions have been added to the park. There are seven suspension bridges throughout. A definite breathtaking experience is to do cliff walking in here. Moving across natural rain forest vegetation on suspension walkways will surely run chills down your spine. The moment you look down through the glass and see the river beneath will give terrific sensations.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

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2.) The entire Vancouver city view from famous Grouse Mountain Summit:


You are in downtown Vancouver and you want to spend your rest of the day at a unique place! Well, you do have stunning choices available. Visit Grouse Mountain Summit and experience the marvelous vista of Vancouver, 20 minutes away from cowntown. The aerial tramway at the entrance will take you 1,130 meters (3,700) feet above sea level to Alpine Station. If you are a skier or snowboarder, then there are around 14 runs open for you. Even if you plan to do nothing, at the top you can view the wide panorama of the entire Vancouver city. There are plenty of options for food and drinks too.

Skyride, 5 Line Zip Tour, and Peak Chairlift:

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3.) Relaxing and unwinding at Stanley Park


Have you seen the movie 50/50 where Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen are walking in the park and having a conversation? Well, that’s Stanley Park! One of the most famous attractions of Vancouver which has around 7 million visitors each year. Miles and miles of paved and dirt trails, beautiful beaches, parks and miniature railways give a unique impression amidst the city of Vancouver. A great way to escape the city yet situated quite close to downtown, Stanley Park will give you lovely view of downtown buildings.

1-hour horse drawn carriage tour at Stanley Park:

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4.) The Venice beach of 'Hollywood North' is the exotic North Kitsilano Beach


It was a hippie capital during olden times but now it gives a Venice beach vibe right in the middle of Vancouver. If you miss Venice Beach, then get in at this exotic beach. Playing volleyball and enjoying the largest outdoor pool is an experience to cherish forever.

Cycling tour across Kitsilano Beach:

Address: Vancouver Cycle tour

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5.) Dive into the mind-boggling demonstrations at Science World



The Telus World of Science is a wonder of science which will spark up your mind with new information. Experience extensive and wide visual arena at OMNIMAX Theatre. The exhibition space is must see the attraction in beautiful Vancouver. A true inspiration for future generations which will surely be a great source for science lovers and technology enthusiasts.

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6.) Harbour Cruising


If you wish to have a dining, event and extreme sightseeing experience in cruise then you need not look more! Harbour Cruising is the best and the most popular cruise service in Vancouver.

Cruise Tours

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7.) Flying Over Canada experience!

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Whether it is dipping into deep valleys or flying from the top of a mountain in Canada. Experience the unique scenic visions of Canada. But wait while your imagination flies away! All this you will be experiencing with marvelous special effects, including wind, mist and scents, combined with the ride’s motion at a state-of-art technology at FlyOver Canada.

FlyOver

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8.) The Vancouver Aquarium


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Home to more than 70,000 animals in Canada’s largest Aquarium, it has more than a million visitors all around the year. You can visit the marine animal displays, touch and feel the dolphins and turtles and experience 4D aquarium and numerous educational events and shows all around the year. The Vancouver Aquarium is a great escape from the city and a major marine science center of Vancouver.

Vancouver Aquarium

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9.) Granville Island

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Granville Island is not exactly an island but it is an actual sandpit! You will have huge options for food and drink here. Be it shopping or collecting souvenir, watching a show in the theater or visiting the public market. Granville Island has everything for everyone!

Granville Island Tour

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10.) Brockton Totem Pole

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If you are a lover or admirer of ancient culture than Brockton Totem Pole is for you! Visit and explore the artistic and cultural hub of Vancouver. There are a large number of totem poles spread across Stanley Park. It is a 20 minute walk from Harbour entrance to Stanley Park.

Cycling tour package to Brockton Totem Pole

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Experience Vancouver Today!

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Vancouver has everything to offer for everyone. Natural parks, mountains, oceans, nightlife and food, whatever you wish to do or experience, Vancouver will truly satisfy and give you memorable moments to cherish forever!

This article was originally published on May 25, 2017

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