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Stanley Park, Vancouver's most popular attraction is famous for its circling seawall, dozens of walkways and stunning panoramic views. This popular park continues to be one of the largest tourist attractions in the city. If you are looking for things to do in Vancouver, this is the perfect place to start.
The Downtown region is filled with dozens of activities including circling the shores along the seawall, admiring the North Shore mountains, shopping on Robson street, exploring the art galleries to witnessing the great sails of Canada Place. Downtown Vancouver embraces the spirit of Vancouver's love of the outdoors.
Central Vancouver is the suburban area closest to Downtown Vancouver, making it some of the most prized, and expensive, real estate in the world. With beautiful beaches and diverse gardens, Central Vancouver is a popular destination for locals and tourists.
West Vancouver, one of the youngest municipalities of Vancouver is also one of the most expensive. Multi-million dollar homes, sweeping city views and large parks are a few perks for those calling this city home.
North Vancouver is an outdoor paradise with two mountains, Grouse and Seymour, many natural attractions such as the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Lynn Valley and the Cleveland Dam, encompassing a large volume of drinkable water for surrounding area.
Known as the Island City for its distinctive geographical location, cut off from the mainland by the north and south arms of the Fraser river, Richmond, British Columbia offers a locale with suburban areas, farms, popular Steveston village and natural areas for everyone to enjoy.
Encompassing British Columbia's most south-westerly tip, Delta is a large rural space with many farms and the region's largest ferry terminal and is also the location of Point Roberts - a small portion of the United States of America separated from the mainland.
Located in the Greater Vancouver Region, Burnaby is a historic area with quaint villages, parks, lakes and is best known for its large mountain on its northern end. With dozens of activities Burnaby is both a popular place to visit and live in.
New Westminster, named by Queen Victoria was the first official capital of the Colony of British Columbia. Today it is home to several museums and historic areas and is an interesting place to visit in the Greater Vancouver Region.
Port Moody is the smallest of the tri-cities in the Lower Mainland and rests at the edge of Indian Arm. With its many outdoor and indoor attractions, festivals and beautiful views, the small City is popular throughout the year.
The Village of Belcarra on the edge of Indian Arm offers many different activities and amenities along its shoreline and parkland for all ages and interests.
Coquitlam offers over a dozen parks, unique attractions and historic locales embracing the region's Coast Salish and French-Canadian Roots while accentuating its mountain and riverside locale.
Port Coquitlam, usually referred to as 'Poco' is a small city located along the Fraser and Pitt Rivers and surrounded by its namesake, Coquitlam. Once envisioned as a port city, Poco is now a sprawling suburb with parks and museums catering to industrial and commercial businesses.
The City of Surrey in South-Western British Columbia offers visitors the opportunity to explore over 6,000 hectares of parkland and exciting events and attractions. There is something to do for all ages and interests in this large city.
A small town on the edge of Semiahmoo Bay, not far from the American border, White Rock is a beautiful destination with crystal clear waters, hills, walks and quaint shops and restaurants to enjoy throughout the year.
With its networks of dykes, polders and farms, Pitt Meadows is renowned for its agri-tourism ranging from learning how honey is made to exploring corn mazes. Offering natural and agricultural activities, Pitt Meadows is an enjoyable trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Nestled between the Cascade Mountains to the North, the Fraser River to the South, Pitt Meadows to the West and Stave River to the East, Maple Ridge is a popular destination with parks, farmland and historic attractions to enjoy year round.
Langley is sandwiched between the city's of Aldergrove and Surrey and lies between the Fraser River and borders Washington State. The region is best known as the Birthplace of British Columbia (Fort Langley) and has many parks, farms and museums to visit.
Aldergrove is a small city within the jurisdiction of the township of Langley which is home to the Greater Vancouver as well as several parks and a museum. Its busy border crossing is also an important part of the city.
Squeezed between the Cascade Mountains to the North, the Fraser River to the South, Stave River to the West and farmland to the East, Mission is an adventure for everyone with parks, forests and historic attractions.
Visitors to Abbotsford can visit the 'City in the Country' with dozens of farms to explore, wide open outdoor spaces as well as museums, malls and an airport. With something for every season and for everyone, Abbotsford is the perfect locale.
Operating as the Western passage between Vancouver and the North, the Sea to Sky Corridor (Highway 99) is used most by visitors and BC residents to visit Whistler, British Columbia's premiere ski and snowboard resort. With dozens of small towns, provincial parks and both natural and man made landmarks, the Sea to Sky Highway is one of the most scenic and beautiful drives in the Province.
The resort town of Whistler, British Columbia is located 125kms north of Vancouver. World renowned for its skiing and snow boarding terrain in the winter months, the region is also a popular place in the summer with hiking trails, mountain biking and stunning views. Whistler should definitely be on your list of things to do while visiting Vancouver.
Stroll through the streets of a 1920's tram stop community at the Burnaby Village Museum! Meet period costumed townsfolk. explore heritage and replica buildings and take a ride on the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel.
Looking for Canada Day events and activities? Here is a comprehensive list of Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland celebrating Canada's 146th birthday on July 1, 2013!