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Things to do in Vancouver

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Permanent and traveling exhibits ranging from modernist to contemporary. Have lunch at the cafe. Cheap on Tuesday nights.”
  • 398 locals recommend
Tattoo Parlor
“Lot's of trendy shops, souvenir stores and delicious restaurants to try. Line up and be amongst the people that take photos by the Steam Clock. ”
  • 438 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Science World was the place for our famous for the Expo 86 convention. It is now a interactive and very educational of science. This is a very popular place to visit for all ages, for family, couples, seniors, school field trips. You could spend a good day in this place enjoy all unique science experience. This is a must visit. The area is also close to the Olympic Village which was one of the places that was build to host the Olympians in 2010 Olympics. Great walks, food and great for scenery photos.”
  • 359 locals recommend
Place to shop
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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”
  • 315 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The most popular mall in Downtown Vancouver! There is marvellous stores for everyone at this shopping centre. ”
  • 164 locals recommend
Stadium
“BC Place is the largest sports, exhibition and entertainment venue of its kind in British Columbia, hosting the province’s most notable events including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. An all-new BC Place reopened in September 2011 after completing a major revitalization that included the installation of the largest cable-supported retractable roof of its kind in the world. BC Place has a seating capacity of 54,500. Today, BC Place is home to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the BC Lions Football Club and the BC Sports Hall of Fame. BC Place is an important generator of economic activity in British Columbia, hosting world-class entertainment events, professional and amateur sport, community gatherings and exhibitions.”
  • 194 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“Rogers Arena is an indoor sports arena located at 800 Griffiths Way in the downtown area of Vancouver, British Columbia. Opened in 1995, the arena was known as General Motors Place (GM Place) from its opening until July 6, 2010, when General Motors Canada ended its naming rights sponsorship and a new agreement for those rights was reached with Rogers Communications. Rogers Arena was built to replace Pacific Coliseum as Vancouver's primary indoor sports facility and in part due to the National Basketball Association's 1995 expansion into Canada, when Vancouver and Toronto were given expansion teams.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Coworking Space
“The most trendy neighbourhood in Vancouver with lots of happening restaurants and bars. ”
  • 189 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
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“Long standing Belgian restaurant that serves up great cocktails, delicious food, in a wood & brick building. Get the mussels!”
  • 196 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Be prepared to wait in line BUT it is worth it, famous for brunch and their liege waffles and lavender lattes. ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Department Store
“A beautiful multi floor shopping centre in the middle of downtown vancouver!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Incredible food in a popular spot! Make sure to book ahead of time to save your spot!”
  • 109 locals recommend
Garden
“Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first classical Chinese Garden in all of Canada! It is the perfect place to visit year-round, with covered walkways and beautiful pavilions protecting you from Vancouver’s famous rainforest conditions.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The district of Gastown, Vancouver is the oldest part of the city and one of the top areas to visit when it comes to what to see in Vancouver. It grew from a single pub founded by John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton in 1867. There’s even a statue, the Gassy Jack statue, that’s dedicated to him in Gastown today. Every visitor to Vancouver should spend an afternoon or longer in Gastown. There are so many things to do in Gastown from shopping to eating and some sightseeing too! If you’re looking for free things to do in Vancouver then checking out Gastown should be one of them!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Lounge
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“A great spot for upscale drinks. They also have a great happy hour with selected drinks $4 off. The servers are great and all the drinks are one of a kind. Also great dinner spot [2 min walk]”
  • 108 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Hands down the best sushi and seafood in the city! Sit at the sushi bar or dine in elegant style.”
  • 91 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Belgian Restaurant
“Long standing Belgian restaurant that serves up great cocktails, delicious food, in a wood & brick building. Get the mussels!”
  • 196 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Be prepared to wait in line BUT it is worth it, famous for brunch and their liege waffles and lavender lattes. ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Incredible food in a popular spot! Make sure to book ahead of time to save your spot!”
  • 109 locals recommend
Lounge
“A great spot for upscale drinks. They also have a great happy hour with selected drinks $4 off. The servers are great and all the drinks are one of a kind. Also great dinner spot [2 min walk]”
  • 108 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Hands down the best sushi and seafood in the city! Sit at the sushi bar or dine in elegant style.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Lounge
“FAV SPOT! Live music, snacks and great prices. Early on it’s more relaxed, later it turns into a bar with dancing in a bar/cave environment. Cover is by donation to artists most nights. Drinks are average priced. This is a hidden gem and not yet overly popular. Also great odds you may see one of the many celebrities living in Vancouver! Perfect second stop after dinner in Gastown! ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Friendly servers, great ambiance, and well-portioned and flavorful food. Excellent happy hour selections.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you're date loves seafood and a fun atmosphere, this is the only place you need to go. ”
  • 75 locals recommend

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