Davie Village

West End

Davie Village - the stretch of Davie Street between Burrard and Jervis Streets - is the most densely-populated LGBTQ section of Vancouver. Filled with rainbow flags,...

  • Performing arts
  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour
  • Walking

Granville Island

Just to the south of the downtown Vancouver peninsula sits Granville Island. The island acts as both a transit hub and shopping center, and has some of the best...

  • Walking
  • Playground
  • Park
  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink

Commercial Drive

East Side

Davie Village is the most popular LGBTQ hangout in Vancouver, but Commercial Drive is equally well-known for having a large number of lesbian residents. Also known...

  • Neighborhood

English Bay Beach

West End

The sweeping views and proximity to bars and restaurants make English Bay Beach (also called First Beach) one of the most popular in the city. Parking is...

  • Urban beach
  • Other
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Fun & games
  • Food & drink
  • Bicycle

Cycle City Pride Tours

Downtown

One of the more pertinent cycling tours for gay tourists is run by Cycle City, which offers a Pride Tour covering subjects as diverse as the influence of the LGBT...

  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour
  • Bicycle
  • Architecture

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island

The Granville Island Public Market is ground zero for Vancouver's foodie scene, where visitors mingle with the community of artisans who grow, craft and culture the...

  • Market
  • Walking
  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink

Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium

Davie Village

A cornerstone of the local LGBTQ community, Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium has been in Davie Village since the early 1980s. While it does sell a number of...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Cultural & Historical

Sunset Beach

West End

Located close to the popular English Bay Beach, Sunset Beach is both smaller and quieter and has both pay parking and volleyball courts. This beach is a favorite...

  • Urban beach
  • Park
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Fun & games
  • Food & drink
  • Sports

West 4th Avenue

Kitsilano

The trendy neighborhood of Kitsilano on the West Side of Vancouver is home to West 4th Ave, one of the best shopping destinations in the city. These eight city...

  • Shopping Street
  • Neighborhood

Wreck Beach

University

Wreck Beach is both one of the largest and most relaxed beaches in Vancouver. Stretching along the coast of Point Grey, it has marvelous views and is guaranteed to...

  • Nude beach
  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Hiking
  • Fun & games
  • Water fun
  • Walking

Vancouver Aquarium

Stanley Park

Open since 1956, the 100,000 ft2 (9,000 m2) Vancouver Aquarium is Canada's first public aquarium and largest, with exhibits covering over 50,000 animals including...

  • Eco Tourism
  • Zoo
  • 5
  • 1

Gastown

Gastown

Gastown is Vancouver's oldest neighborhood and one of its most atmospheric, due in part to the cobblestone streets and revamped warehouse spaces. This part of town...

  • Walking
  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour

Brockton Point Totem Poles

Stanley Park

Stanley Park has many beautiful attractions including the colorful and detailed totem poles of Brockton Point, original artworks produced by the peoples of the First...

  • Park
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown

Vancouver's city center is home to many local attractions including Robson Street shopping, the hip neighborhood of Gastown, Canada Place and Stanley Park. The area...

  • Neighborhood

Kitsilano Beach

Kitsilano

Popular with pretty much everyone in the bordering Kitsilano neighborhood, the Kitsilano Beach is a prime example of why people love living in Vancouver. A heated...

  • Urban beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Sports
  • Playground
  • Park
  • Fun & games
  • Food & drink

Capilano Suspension Bridge

North Vancouver

The 450-foot (137-meter) cedar wood Capilano Suspension Bridge has long been a tourist highlight of North Vancouver. Built in 1889, it sits 230 feet (70 meters)...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Natural Attraction
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Excursions
  • Park

Vancouver Art Gallery

Downtown

Housed in a former courthouse complete with impressive rotunda and neoclassical facade, the Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest museum in Western Canada. Centrally...

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Museum

Vancouver Flea Market

Strathcona

Though it can get crowded, the Vancouver Flea is an authentic flea market that rewards those with patience. The 40,000-square-foot indoor space makes room for nearly...

  • Market
  • Art

Ambleside Park Beach

West Vancouver

Graced with one of West Vancouver's nicest public beaches, Ambleside Park is a charming natural area with a large wooden dock, concession stands and a dog park. A...

  • Public beach
  • Walking
  • Park
  • Food & drink
  • Water fun

Barnet Marine Park Beach

Burnaby, BC

About 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Barnet Marine Park Beach is a calm, sandy beach with beautiful views of Burrard Inlet, multiple parking lots, public...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Hiking

Beaty Biodoversity Museum

University

The Beaty Biodoversity Museum is one of several tourist destinations located on the University of British Columbia's campus, but it's the only one with a full blue...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Bill Reid Gallery

Downtown

Bill Reid is something of an iconic figure in British Columbia, celebrated for his efforts to introduce the arts and crafts of the region's First Nations. The museum...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Museum
  • Art

Bloedel Floral Conservatory

Queen Elizabeth Park

The Bloedel Floral Conservatory, located in Queen Elizabeth Park, is a lush temperature-controlled environment filled with tropical flora and fauna including over...

  • Park
  • Museum
  • Architecture
  • Other

Butchart Gardens

Brentwood Bay

Located on scenic Brentwood Bay, the Butchart Gardens are bursting with flowers, fountains, sculpted shrubberies, shaded paths and pleasant places to sit and...

  • Park
  • Excursions

Canada Place

Coal Harbour

The landmark Canada Place complex is a hub of tourist and commercial activity with an impressive architectural footprint and a bustling port. The majority of the...

  • Other
  • Architecture

Capilano River Hatchery

North Vancouver

The Capilano River Hatchery is part fish farm, part educational center devoted to the life cycle of the Coho salmon from hatchery to spawning stream. At the right...

  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Excursions
  • Eco Tourism

Christ Church Cathedral

Downtown

Surrounded by skyscrapers, perhaps the most impressive church in downtown Vancouver is the Christ Church Cathedral, which first welcomed parishioners in 1895. The...

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Performing arts

City Hall

Mt Pleasant

The cornerstone for Vancouver's City Hall was laid in 1936, and the landmark building has several points of interest including mosaics depicting historic scenes, a...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical

Classical Chinese Garden

Chinatown

Voted a Top City Garden by National Geographic, the Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown is a meticulous example of Ming-era landscape architecture and a peaceful...

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Park

Cleveland Dam

North Vancouver

A convenient stop when visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Fish Hatchery and other North Vancouver sights, the Cleveland Dam is surrounded by trails that offer...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Excursions
  • Architecture