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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
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
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
Aquarium
“The Vancouver Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation.”
266 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.”
195 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Boasting more than 100 beers on tap, this is perhaps the single most diverse collection of beer experience you'll find in the city!”
145 locals recommend
Brewery
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“House-brewed craft beer & cafe fare offered in a cool, minimalist space with rustic accents.”
151 locals recommend
Brewery
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“If you're walking up Main, check this spot out. Rotating food trucks right outside, and close to Cartem's Donuts if that's your thing. ”
159 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Good food. Locally sourced. Great selection of Beer. Relaxed atmosphere. Try: Their burger is my favourite. They Do brunch!”
133 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Canada Place typically offers fun family-friendly experiences depending on the season! If nothing is going on, it is still a wonderful walk around the build and along the seaside!”
82 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Vancouver’s first and foremost cocktail bar in a reimagined opium den. Must visit if you love cocktails!”
137 locals recommend
Garden
“The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first Chinese or "scholars" garden built outside of China, and is located in Chinatown. Classical Chinese gardens employ philosophical principles of Feng shui and Taoism, striving to achieve harmony and a balance of opposites. ”
117 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best seafood restaurant in the city, hands down. Superb dining experience. The A-list crowd goes here, you could see movie stars or pop stars enjoying a delicious meal. Great ambience. Definitely worth a visit.”
92 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Hugely successful "Upscale Casual" restaurant chain this location being situated right on the beach at English. Best place to watch the sunset, especially on their patio in the summer. Late night happy hour drink and food specials. Must try: Prawn Ravioli (you can order as a starter and share) Pro Tip: Ask to be seated downstairs (especially in the winter) for a more lively scene and more of a feel like you are right at the water.”
114 locals recommend