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Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Visitors find plenty of things to do in Vancouver, with its world-class museums, impressive parks, lively markets, and varied neighborhoods. Vancouver attractions, activities, and events make a trip to the city both interesting and entertaining.
  1. Vancouver Attractions
  2. Things to Do by Neighborhood
  3. Tours and Sightseeing
  1. Events and Festivals
  2. Shopping, Markets, and Malls
  3. Nightlife and Entertainment

Vancouver Attractions

Whether it's a museum, aquarium, or beach, every Vancouver attraction introduces you to the city from a distinct perspective. Enjoying Vancouver's attractions and activities could take you outdoors to explore Stanley Park or Grouse Mountain, and indoors to a local museum or lookout tower. Vancouver visitors have their pick of many things to do in the city.

Things to Do by Neighborhood

Granville Island, Chinatown, and the North Shore are each home to interesting attractions, lively activities, and fun things to do. Choose a specific Vancouver neighborhood and browse its attractions.

Tours and Sightseeing

For first-time visitors and locals alike, tour guides provide keen insight into Vancouver history and culture. Taking a guided tour can be an easy introduction to the city. And with various transportation options (including buses, boats, planes, and classic walking tours), this is Vancouver sightseeing at its best.

Events and Festivals

Enjoy Vancouver's annual and holiday season events, plus a host of arts festivals and celebrations. Chinese New Year (January/February), Canada Day (July 1), and the Gay Pride Parade (August) are all major annual events in Vancouver.

Shopping, Markets, and Malls

Vancouver has a standard mix of international brands at its malls and along Robson Street. But lively markets make the city's shopping scene a delight to explore. Browse night markets, craft markets, and farmers' markets to meet locals and buy unique souvenirs.

Nightlife and Entertainment

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After dark, crowds flock to Vancouver's many arts venues and late-night establishments. Dance, drink, and meet people at Downtown nightclubs, Gastown bars, and a mix of live music venues.

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