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Best things to do in 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.

“Vancouver's first official green space Stanley park has wonderful views of the city. I like to cycle around the sea wall. There are many options for renting bicycles making it easy to get around the city.”
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Art Gallery
“Stunning exhibitions of contemporary and historic artwork alike, the Vancouver Art Gallery never ceases to amaze, and is always a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.”
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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.”
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Science Museum
“ Ignite your mind and discover the wonders of science at Science World at TELUS World of Science. Immerse yourself in interactive indoor and outdoor displays like the Ken Spencer Science Park, explore inspirational feature exhibitions, witness jaw-dropping live science demonstrations and view larger-than-life OMNIMAX® films. Created exclusively for kids ages 0–5 and their caregivers, the Wonder Gallery is designed to help little ones learn through play! Take a break from the action by watching a free show in the Science Theatre, or enjoying lunch at Triple O’s or in the Science World lunchroom.”
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“Great place to walk around and relax. Terrific view of city at the top. Just 15-20 minute walk away.”
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Tattoo Parlor
“Historic Gastown. Steam clock, shopping, cafes and restaurants. There are underground (you need to pay) parkades. But I’d take skytrain and not worry about parking. Must visit in Vancouver! ”
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“Located within Stanley Park, Vancouver Aquarium is a popular local attraction. As a non-profit organisation, the aquarium is “dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through education, research and direct action”. Some of the animals include dolphins, sea otters, penguins, reef sharks, rays (which you can touch!) and sea lions.”
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Asian Restaurant
“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”
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Shopping Mall
“Pacific Centre is a great mall downtown! Located nearby water front it has both high end and affordable stores.”
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“Granville Island is Vancouver's number 1 must-see place. Go for the amazing public market, or for a lovely walk by the water.”
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“Reading, chatting, sun bathing, picnicking,... One of the popular beaches amongst young Vancouverites. ”
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“The BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps play here! Also, you may be able to catch a big time concert.”
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“Oceanfront English Bay centers on one of the city’s loveliest and busiest beaches. Part of the West End neighbourhood, English Bay offers shopping and high-end restaurants, but is also a popular outdoor area where people come to walk, bike, rollerblade, or hang out with the public art installations. The biggest event comes in summer when thousands crowd the shores to watch three nights of fireworks set to music. Another popular event is the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim​ when hardy swimmers take a dip in the chilly Pacific waters. ”
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Hockey Arena
“Catch a Vancouver Canucks game or a concert with a great food selection and Sports Bar.”
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Belgian Restaurant
“Delicious food and great ambience. Great selection of delicious cocktails! Close to stadium skytrain. ”
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Coworking Space
“Check out Mainland & Hamilton Street, the Round House on Davie & Pacific, and David Lam park, which is host to many summer activities.”
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