Top 5 Things to Do in Vancouver

Last month, I spent a week in Vancouver and it definitely wasn’t enough. I know I’ll have to go back to BC one day to explore more cities and nature. (In a dream trip, I’m driving across Canada in a van.) But for now, here’s my top 5 to do in Vancouver!

5. Walk along Canada Place


Beautiful walk along the Harbour.

4. Stanley Park


Huge park. Rent a bike and spend the day exploring it. You can even spend some time at the Vancouver Aquarium in its middle.


3. Lynn Canyon


About 20 minutes from the city, the park offers nice hikes, beautiful waterfalls, and a 48-meter-long suspension bridge, 50 meters above the bottom of the canyon.


2. Granville Island


You can spend a whole day wandering through the shops and markets of this island! Eat by the water and get some awesome local souvenirs.

1. Capilano Suspension Bridge


Probably the most popular attraction, and for a reason. If you’re afraid of heights, you might want to spend the day on Granville Island instead, because this bridge is 140 meters long and 70 meters above the river!

(Can be pretty touristy, so the Lynn Canyon bridge is a nice alternative.)


Have you ever been to Vancouver?

Have you done any of these things?

What would you add on the list?

Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I was in Vancouver for a week and I totally agree its not enough time to explore. It has too many to offer! I have checked out all the places you mentioned here except number three. Stanley Park is very beautiful and peaceful. I wish i could go back as well. Take a rail from Toronto is my dream trip. Wish you could return there soon.

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    1. I know, a week isn’t enough! I’m going to have to go back as well! The transcanadian rail is also on my bucket list; everybody says the scenery is fabulous! But it’s quite a long ride and I didn’t have much time so I flew. (One day …) πŸ™‚

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      1. The same here. I flew from Calgary to Vancouver. You live in Quebec so it takes even longer to travel to Vancouver by rail not to say I need a rail pass. Cannot afford a round-trip from the east to west. I hope you enjoyed your trip there and wish we both will be back in there again. I still need to visit Gastown and Vancouver Island.

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          1. Hey even funnier is that we both stayed for a week and we both missed the Gastown, really??? Great minds think alike πŸ™‚ Hope we both will get to Vancouver again at some point.

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  2. Hi Audrey ! As aslways, your pictures are breathtaking. Maybe I’ll go visit Canada this winter when my hips are healed. I fell yesterday while I was cleaning my roof, funny thing.

    I had a van in my youth, I highly recommand it. You seem just as free-spirited as I was back in the days. Hitting the road, bathing in the river, eating apples from the trees.


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