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Top 7 Vancouver must-see attractions

Vancouver is the culinary capital of Canada and an outdoor wonderland with snow-dusted mountains less than 30mins drive from the city. Vancouver also offers a thriving artistic edge with various art museums and galleries.

Vancouver is the culinary capital of Canada and an outdoor wonderland with snow-dusted mountains less than 30mins drive from the city. Vancouver also offers a thriving artistic edge with various art museums and galleries.

Vancouver was named the Top Destination in Canada in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards, and was chosen as the world’s “Most Liveable City” in 2010 which is not too surprising given the number of activities and attractions the city is offering.

 

1. Vancouver Aquarium

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The Vancouver Aquarium is home to over 70,000 fascinating creatures from the Arctic to the Amazon. Be sure to catch daily beluga whale, dolphin and sea otter shows, and for an unforgettable extra try a hands-on animal encounter.

 

2. Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours

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Step aboard one of our old-fashioned horse-drawn vehicles and meander in comfort through the natural beauty of Stanley Park, Vancouver’s #1 attraction.

 

3. Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Make your way across the swaying suspension bridge, which stretches 137 metres (450 feet) across a canyon and the Capilano River 70 metres (230 feet) below. Then explore the beautifully lush fir- and fern-carpeted forests via a series of elevated suspension bridges in the Treetops Adventure.

 

4. FlyOver Canada

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See Canada like never before at Vancouver’s new must-see attraction! At its core, FlyOver Canada is a breathtaking, all-ages, flight simulation ride like no other! You will take off into a huge dome screen with the latest in projection and ride technology creating a true flying experience (complete with wind, scents, and mist!).

 

5. Vancouver Lookout

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Located in the downtown Harbour Centre, the Vancouver Lookout, at a height of 130 metres (430 feet), is the perfect place to survey the city and plan – or reflect upon – your day.

 

6. Grouse Mountain

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Just 15 minutes from downtown, Vancouver’s premier attraction offers the perfect destination for a truly rewarding and memorable experience.

 

7. Vancouver Art Gallery

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This highly acclaimed collection of national and international contemporary art is worth spending at least an afternoon exploring. Don’t miss the collection of work by the well-known British Columbian artist Emily Carr. Stop in at the Satellite Visitor Centre on the southwest side of the gallery for great information and tips.

Are there any Vancouver attractions you would recommend that aren’t on this list?