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Things to Do in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is a top international tourist destination. Just beyond the doors of the Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel top Vancouver attractions, restaurants and cafes await. From the nooks and crannies of the small street shops, to big attractions and entertainment centres, there are many things to do in Vancouver BC.

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Telus World of Science

Along the water's’ edge of False Creek lies the Telus World of Science, a beacon for STEM education for today’s youth. Though focused on children, adults come out learning something new too!

Rogers Arena

Vancouver is the home of their own NHL team - Vancouver Canucks. If you are a hockey fan, Rogers Arena is one of the must-see places on your visit to Vancouver.

BC Place Stadium

Another one for the sports fanatics: BC Place Stadium is home field to both the BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Shopping

Shopping

Shop til you drop with all the shopping options Vancouver has to offer. Book your stay at the Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel to be central to all the key shopping centres.

Downtown

Downtown Vancouver is host to famous Robson Street, and CF Pacific Centre. Robson Street has your favourite stores, but bigger and with more options. If what you want is not there, head on over to CF Pacific Centre to find your shopping staples at this newly expanded mall in the heart of downtown.

Metropolis at Metrotown

Metropolis at Metrotown is one of Canada’s largest shopping centres. Just a short train ride or a quick drive, this extravagant mall can serve any sense of style. With a movie theatre and over 450 shops and services, you’re sure to find what you are looking for here.

More Shopping

Make sure you also check out Oakridge Centre, CF Richmond Centre, and many small local shops and stores along West 4th, Granville Street, and the neighbourhood of Gastown.

Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods

No matter where you turn, anyone can feel overwhelmed by what to do in Vancouver. Besides the different tourist attractions, many Vancouver neighbourhoods have their own charm - from the cobblestone streets of Gastown to the colourful Granville Island.

Gastown

Gastown is home to the famous steam clock, where you will always find tourists waiting for the clock to go off. The clock resides in the heart of this neighbourhood fueled by coffee shops, tourist shops, and unique food and drink hotspots.

Granville Island

Another tourist attraction, Granville Island is characterized by the fresh local market and tasty eats. On the other hand, this attraction holds a series of boutique stores that give the island its depth of character and more of a small town feel without having to leave the city.

Places to visit in Vancouver

Places to visit in Vancouver

Parks, Nature, and Hikes

The Capilano Suspension Bridge has gained the attention of many audiences. Photographers from across the globe are attracted to the tremendous photo opportunities. Others are drawn to the appeal of an adrenaline rush as you cross the bridge.

Here are few more nature-focused Vancouver attractions:

  • Lions Gate Bridge
  • Stanley Park
  • Vancouver Seawall
  • Grouse Mountain
  • English Bay
  • Kitsilano Beach
  • Jericho Beach
  • Spanish Banks
Museums and Exhibits

Museums and Exhibits

The vancouver art gallery has appeared in several hollywood films; a fun fact known mostly to locals; however, the vancouver art gallery plays a much bigger role in adding culture and ensuring art is still central to vancouver.

Festivals, Celebrations, and Events

Festivals, Celebrations, and Events

If you’re in town at the right time, be sure to check out these world-renown festivals and events: