Vancouver Attractions | City of Vancouver
Any of these must-sees will kick-start your Vancouver sightseeing, and you are sure to stumble upon plenty of other Vancouver treasures along the way.
1 Capilano Suspension Bridge
Make your way across the swaying suspension bridge, which stretches 137 metres (450 feet) across a canyon and the Capilano River 70 metres (230 feet) below. Then explore the beautifully lush fir- and fern-carpeted forests via a series of elevated suspension bridges in the Treetops Adventure, and the thrilling Cliffwalk.
2 Vancouver Aquarium
The Vancouver Aquarium is home to over 50,000 fascinating creatures from the Arctic to the Amazon. Be sure to catch daily dolphin, shark and sea otter shows, and for an unforgettable extra try a hands-on animal encounter.
3 Experience Sport Like Never Before
Kids experience sport like never before on our five sport simulators, have fun competing with sibling and parents on our interactive challenges, and leave inspired by over 400 rare Olympic artifacts, including authentic medals and torches! Winner of a best new attraction in Canada award, Canada's only Olympic Museum is a family outing to remember!
4 Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours
Step aboard one these old-fashioned horse-drawn vehicles and take a relaxed trip through the natural beauty of Stanley Park, Vancouver's number one attraction.
5 VanDusen Botanical Garden
Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden, an inspiring 55 acre outdoor oasis with over 7,500 plant species and varieties. Spot and photograph local wildlife, enjoy the hedge maze with the kids and relax in a serene setting located in the heart of Vancouver.
6 FlyOver Canada
See Canada like never before at Vancouver's new must-see attraction! FlyOver Canada is a breathtaking, all-ages, flight simulation ride like no other. Take off into a huge dome screen with the latest in projection and ride technology creating a true flying experience, complete with wind, scents, and mist!
7 Vancouver Lookout
Located in the downtown Harbour Centre, the Vancouver Lookout, at a height of 130 metres (430 feet), is the perfect place to survey the city and plan - or reflect upon - your day
8 Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
A sanctuary in the heart of the city, this incredibly manicured garden was the first authentic classical Chinese garden ever built outside of China. Walk along the peaceful paths and admire the harmonious elements designed in rock, water, plants and architecture.
9 Vancouver Art Gallery
This highly-acclaimed collection of national and international contemporary art is worth spending at least an afternoon exploring. Don't miss the collection of work by the well-known British Columbian artist Emily Carr.
10 Science World
Ignite your mind and discover the wonders of science with popular, hands on interactive displays, inspirational feature exhibitions, jaw-dropping science demonstrations on Centre Stage, immersive films in the domed OMNIMAX® Theatre and awesome shows in the Science Theatre.
11 Grouse Mountain
Just 20 minutes from downtown, The Peak of Vancouver offers the perfect mountaintop destination for a truly rewarding and memorable experience.