Visitor attractions in Vancouver

Vancouver has a wide variety of visitor attractions for all ages all year around. Some attractions are outside the city of Vancouver in neighbouring cities but are listed here because they are easily accessible by car or public transport.

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  • Granville Island
    A former industrial site and still home to the Granville Island brewery, Granville Island is a centre for arts, entertainment and shopping.
  • Grouse Mountain
    North Vancouver's Grouse Mountain offers corporate events planning and a unique corporate meeting site. Also caters to family events and school events, school outings and field trips. British Columbia tourism attractions include skyride, restaurants, sightseeing, mountain setting for corporate meetings and family events.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), The Fair And Playland
    The PNE is located in Vancouver and is open most of the year for concerts and sports events in any one of the arenas. The Playland and Fair is open for family entertainment during the summer and boasts rides, exhibits and parks.
  • Stanley Park
    Vancouver's largest park at 1,000 acres, Stanley Park is the pride of Vancouverites and a popular place to relax at the weekends. Don't miss Shakespeare in the Park - free, annual Shakespeare plays in Stanley Park
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
    The largest art gallery in Wester Canada, the art gallery in Vancouver is one of the most recognisable buildings in the city and a hub of activity inside and out.
  • Birk's Clock
    On the corner of Granville Street and Hastings Street, the historic Birks Clock is one of the interesting clocks that can be found around town.
  • Canada Place
    The five white sails above the pier gives Canada Place and Canada's waterfront an unmistakable identity. The commercial complex has an IMAX (see later on this page), the Pan Pacific Hotel, award winning dining at the Five Sails restaurant, conference facilities, shops and cruise ship docking.
  • CN Imax At Canada Place
    Vancouver's IMAX theatre is at Canada Place on the waterfront, downtown.
  • Edgewater Casino
    The lower mainland''s newest casino, Edgewater Casino is the first of its kind in Canada. Located at the Plaza of Nations, Edgewater Casino is a large and rather different entertainment venue.
  • H.R. Macmillan Space Centre / Vancouver Planetarium
    H.R. Macmillan Space Centre / Vancouver Planetarium is a great place to go on a rainy day and is located beside the Vancouver Museum.
  • Harbour Centre
    Located in Gastown, Harbour Centre has many different attractions for visitors and residents. The revolving restaurant and lookout over the city and Burrard Inlet is especially popular.
  • Marine Building
    A beautiful and distinctive building in appearance and in the history of Vancouver. Located downtown in the business district, the Marine Building is a great place for a quick visit.
  • Plaza Of Nations
    Vancouver''s Plaza of Nations is an architectural masterpiece. The unique and huge glass and steel convention and event facility is over 140,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor exhibit and performance space.
  • Sinclair Centre
    A restored heritage building which is now a shopping centre. Shopping at the Sinclair Centre is not like shopping anywhere else in Canada!
  • Vancouver Public Library
    Vancouver''s central public library, located between West Georgia and Robson Streets at Homer Street is an architectural marvel as well as a valuable public service.
  • Waterfront Station
    A hub for transportation used by commuters, shoppers, and tourists. Waterfront Station has seen many transportation uses since it was built.

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