The Stanley Park Totem Poles, situated near the entrance to the park, depict the stories and legends of the various Indigenous groups across Canada. All original and some dating back to the 1880s; keep an eye out for what each carving represents.
The highest point in Stanley Park offers an up-close platform for views of the Lions Gate Bridge, North Shore Mountains, and Burrard Inlet. Look to the water and watch the boats come and go from the days’ adventure.
Check out one of Vancouver’s most popular beaches with palm trees, art installations and a casual atmosphere along English Bay. Situated at the base of Denman street, it just happens to be the perfect picnic spot.
Granville Island is home to various local artisan boutiques, galleries and cafes. Walk along the boardwalk, enjoy performances by local buskers and visit the famous Public Market to sample baked treats, fresh produce, and local delights.
Gastown, Vancouver’s original downtown core, is a neighbourhood full of memories from days gone by with its picturesque cobblestone streets. With a mix of boutiques, bars, pubs and restaurants, there is always something happening in this part of town.
Originally home to Chinese immigrants who helped construct the Canadian Pacific Railroad, Chinatown continues to be a vibrant community in Vancouver while holding on to the culture that makes it unique.
Whether you’re walking, cycling, running or rollerblading, you can follow this pathway around Stanley Park and beyond. Both a local and tourist favourite with the iconic Girl in a Wetsuit statue, 9 o’clock gun and more.
The Capilano Salmon Hatchery showcases the incredible journey of the Pacific Salmon and conservation efforts. Keep your eyes on the water since, depending on the time of year, you may see adult fish making their way home.
Whistler Village is your base for all nature-based adventures. Venture off on one of the many tours or activities or stroll the pedestrian-only, chalet-style village exploring the many restaurants and shops.
Victoria’s Inner Harbour is a picture-perfect setting. With architectural masterpieces lining the streets, you’ll fall in love with the historic, Victorian-era architecture as you wander through quaint shops and cafes.
The world-famous Butchart Gardens should be on everyone’s must-see list. You don’t need to be passionate about horticulture to enjoy this truly inspiring sight. From the Sunken Garden to the Japanese Gardens, be sure to take it all in.