Things to do in Vancouver, BC

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, temperate forests and the Cascade mountains, Vancouver offers the ultimate Canadian adventure. Drawing on personal experiences we have created a website tailored to help you discover the hidden gems in Canada's most beautiful city.

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Map of Things to do in Vancouver
Things to do in Stanley Park Things to do in Downtown Vancouver Things to do in Vancouver Things to do in West Vancouver Things to do in North Vancouver Things to do in Richmond Things to do in Delta and Point Roberts Things to do in Burnaby Things to do in New Westminster Things to do in Port Moody Things to do in Belcarra Things to do in Coquitlam Things to do in Port Coquitlam Things to do in Surrey Things to do in White Rock Things to do in Pitt Meadows Things to do in Maple Ridge Things to do in Langley Things to do in Aldergrove Things to do in Mission Things to do in Abbotsford Things to do along the Sea to Sky Highway
Things to do in Stanley Park

Stanley Park

Stanley Park

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.

Things to do in Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

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.

Things to do in Vancouver

Vancouver

Vancouver

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.

Things to do in West Vancouver

West Vancouver

West Vancouver

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.

Things to do in North Vancouver

North Vancouver

North Vancouver

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.

Things to do in Richmond

Richmond

Richmond

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.

Things to do in Delta and Point Roberts

Delta & Point Roberts

Delta & Point Roberts

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.

Things to do in Burnaby

Burnaby

Burnaby

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.

Things to do in New Westminster

New Westminster

New Westminster

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.

Things to do in Port Moody

Port Moody

Port Moody

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.

Things to do in Belcarra

Belcarra

Belcarra

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.

Things to do in Coquitlam

Coquitlam

Coquitlam

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.

Things to do in Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam

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.

Things to do in Surrey

Surrey

Surrey

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.

Things to do in White Rock

White Rock

White Rock

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.

Things to do in Pitt Meadows

Pitt Meadows

Pitt Meadows

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.

Things to do in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge

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.

Things to do in Langley

Langley

Langley

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.

Things to do in Aldergrove

Aldergrove

Aldergrove

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.

Things to do in Mission

Mission

Mission

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.

Things to do in Abbotsford

Abbotsford

Abbotsford

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.

Things to do along the Sea to Sky Highway

Sea to Sky Highway

Sea to Sky Highway

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.

Whistler

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.

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