Amazing Things to Do in B.C
An immense playground where the ocean meets the mountains on Canada’s west coast, British Columbia will never run out of amazing outdoor adventures,
unique cultural experiences and stylish cosmopolitan cities to explore.
Our temperate climate means Greater Vancouver does see a bit of drizzle, but that only adds to the beauty of this landscape and its lush temperate
rainforest areas. And when the skies break, our clear, sunny days and comfortable seasonal temperatures can’t be beat, any time of the year.
For a complete list of things to do and see in the Greater Vancouver area, from Whistler Mountain to the farmlands
of the Fraser Valley, click here
Fun Things to Do in Greater Vancouver
There is much too much to do in Vancouver and the surrounding area that we simply can’t list it all! Click here
for an overview of what the Greater Vancouver
area has in store for you, and take a look at these top attractions right here in downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Vancouver Island to get you started.
Downtown Vancouver, B.C. Attractions
Welcome to 400-hectares of pristine rainforest just steps from downtown Vancouver. This National Historic site always seems to weather the storms and gives
locals and tourists alike a unique opportunity to lounge on a beach, enjoy a good meal, and take in the beauty of this city with a stroll along the Sea Wall
path that circumnavigates the park. The park is also home to the world-renowned Vancouver Aquarium
You can’t miss the big silver globe of Science World at False Creek! With intriguing permanent and rotating exhibitions and a large OMNIMAX Theatre, this fun and interactive centre will bring out the inner scientist in anyone.
The first of its kind outside of China, this tranquil space incorporates imported weathered limestone rocks, jade green water features, mystical plants and stunning architecture. Surrender to the natural rhythms of nature ideal for both lifting your energy and finding quiet moments of contemplation.
So, it’s not quite an island but it’s definitely in a league of its own. As the headquarters for Vancouver’s arts community, this funky area under the Granville Street Bridge has a vibrant public market, world-class restaurants, a live theatre house, boutique galleries and shops and a super cool Kids Market with a large water park (water park operates only in summer).
The five white sails of Canada Place are perhaps the most recognizable feature of downtown Vancouver’s skyline. A mixed-use facility home to Vancouver’s cruise ship terminal and Vancouver Convention Centre East, Canada Place is a must-see for any Vancouver visitor.
Located along Vancouver’s downtown waterfront, Gastown is the city’s oldest neighbourhood and in recent years was named the fourth most stylish neighbourhood in the world. Check out Gastown’s working Steam Clock, thriving fashion district, hip night life, culinary hot spots and one-of-a-kind boutique shops.
This iconic building houses impressive exhibits featuring local, national and international artists. After wandering the halls, you can enjoy the outdoor patio at the Gallery Café, serving up tasty soups and salads, elegant entrées and mouth-watering desserts.