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Best things to do in Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest gallery in Western Canada, and features both historical and contemporary exhibits by regional, national and international artists. It’s housed in the former provincial courthouse, and its exterior is used in many films and TV shows.”
400 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Really a place to take your kids to, they'll love it. If you are going make sure to catch one of the OmniMax films, it's on a massive screen that used to be the biggest in the world - worth the added ticket price. ”
346 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The Arts and Cultural center of Vancouver. There's an awesome market, loads of theatres and art shops, and beautiful views of the city. Busy on weekends.”
517 locals recommend
Tattoo Parlor
“Historical Gastown. Pubs, shopping, restaurants. *Downtown East side is around the corner. *Avoid Hastings and Main Street. Go another route. ”
416 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Pacific Centre is a great mall downtown! Located nearby water front it has both high end and affordable stores.”
165 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Robson Street is Vancouver's outdoor shopping mall. It is located within walking distance to Pacific Center Mall and features many stores that are not located within the mall like Victoria's Secret and LuLuLemon North America Flagship stores”
322 locals recommend
Market
“Great place to get a bite to eat while exploring Granville Island and the False Creek area. ”
247 locals recommend
Stadium
“Labelled as Western Canada’s premier venue for live events, BC Place is a glowing piece of the city’s skyline. It has a retractable roof, which is the largest of its kind in the world. It hosts concerts, as well as Vancouver Whitecaps and BC Lions games. It’s also home to BC Sports Hall of Fame.”
197 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“Watch a Canucks game... you don't have to be a fan.. most Vancouverites are bandwagoners..”
187 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
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“my fav breakfast stop and yummy morning cocktails. make sure you order the waffles and house dippings for dessert.”
194 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“You can ride your bike to the seawall which will take you to Granville Island ”
280 locals recommend
Coworking Space
“Happening Yaletown is known for its old warehouse buildings now home to hip restaurants and cocktail lounges, many with buzzing outdoor terraces, as well as indie fashion and decor boutiques. On the waterfront, David Lam Park has an expansive lawn and a playground, while the Seawall is popular for cycling and walking. Professional sports and rock concerts take place at nearby BC Place stadium and the Rogers Arena.”
182 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Most popular brunch spot. Be prepared to wait hours in line. Yummy waffles, maybe worth it if you have lots of spare time. It is delicious, can't lie about that. Downtown so you'll bus or drive down there.”
135 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Underneath Vancouver, Canada, there runs a series of steam pipes connected to a generating plant at Georgia and Beatty Streets. The system provides heat to most of the downtown core, and provides the steam for the whistles of the Gastown steam clock.”
86 locals recommend
Department Store
“You can pay lower price if the product you already had purchased have offering the discount after bought in 2 weeks. You can bring the receipt to get discount.”
38 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“upscale Chinese food and craft cocktails. Always busy so make sure you go early or put your name on the list and walk next door to the Keefer bar for a drink”
143 locals recommend