Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

    • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

      Will you dare to walk across the famous suspension bridge, the longest in the world, or get a squirrel's eye view of the vast rain forest by crossing from one viewing platform to another along small suspension bridges up in the treetops, or follow the granite precipice of Capilano Canyon on a 50-cm-wide, labyrinthine path called the Cliffwalk? This outing thrills the spirit as well as the body. But it isn't something for those who fear heights.

      3735 Capilano Road
      North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J1
      +1 604 985 74 74
    • VanDusen Botanical Garden

      Botanical Gardens
      This is worth a visit year round. The botanical gardens cover 22 hectares of remarkably beautiful and impressive flora. Visitors are treated to around 250,000 different species of plants from around the world. It's an idyllic spot in the city.

      5251 Oak Street
      Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
      +1 604 257 83 35
    • Victoria on Vancouver Island

      Very British
      This is where the dynamic energy of the West Coast meets time-honoured British, European and Asian traditions. Victoria is a precious oasis in the middle of this diverse, spectacular landscape. Ocean and mountains, dense forests and angular coastlines enchant every visitor. Whether you come for a picnic on the beach or in the park, English afternoon tea in a café, or a tour along the coast by bike or horse-drawn carriage – you'll have your personal favourite memory to bring home with you. From Vancouver, it's easiest to reach Vancouver Island by ferry, a nearly two-hour ride.

      Vancouver Island
    • Grouse Mountain

      Highest point in Vancouver
      Take the longest cable car in North America up to the summit of Grouse Mountain. The view is breathtaking and there's a restaurant where guests can dine on fine food on the terrace. This enormous nature reserve is home to grizzlies and grey wolves, as well as other endangered species. Another highlight is the «Eye of the Wind». This is the world's first wind turbine that allows visitors to stand in a clear glass view Pod at the top of the tower and enjoy the fantastic view from the peak of Vancouver between the operating blades.

      6400 Nancy Greene Way
      North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9
      +1 604 980 93 11
    • West End

      Youthful and hip
      West of the city centre and right next to Stanley Park is the youthful, hip West End, which is particularly popular with the gay scene. There is always something going on in this district. Chill on the popular beach of English Bay, watch the attractive people along the waterside promenade, or relax and enjoy a few treats in one of the many streetside cafés. This is the right place for those who like to be where things are happening. This is the case at night in the West End, as well, and every summer this is home to the Pride Parade and Gay Pride Week.

      West End
      Vancouver, BC
    • Granville Island

      This picturesque peninsula is a wonderful place near the city to get away from it all. You can take long walks to leave your cares behind or stop and applaud the street entertainers. A stroll through Granville Island Public Market is always worth the time. The colourful stands offer a fantastic selection of fresh and homemade products, as well as special culinary delights. Everything is fresh from the sea or the region.

      Granville Island
      Vancouver, BC
    • Vancouver Aquarium

      70,000 animals
      More than 70,000 animals romp around in the largest aquarium in Canada. At the centre of the popular Stanley Park, you'll learn all about life in the water. The curious Beluga whales warm the hearts of visitors, as do the cheeky sea otters and gentle dolphins. The Amazonas exhibit and the 4D cinema, where all visitors' senses are immersed in life underwater, are especially impressive.

      845 Avison Way
      Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2
      +1 604 659 34 00
    • Stanley Park

      Large urban park
      Covering more than 400 hectares, Stanley Park is one of the largest in Canada. It features more than 200 km of walking paths and a nearly 10-km-long embankment where people love to walk, inline skate and ride bikes. It's a lovely bit of inviting nature in the centre of the city. In addition to the majestic cedars, spruces and hemlocks, Stanley Park features other attractions, like the Vancouver Aquarium, Beaver Lake and Deadman's Island, just off the shore.

      Stanley Park
      Vancouver, BC
    • South Granville Street

      Lots to discover
      It's best to explore the area south of downtown – South Granville – on foot. South Granville Street features a series of fashion and interior design shops, cafés cum bookstores, and art galleries. There's a colourful mixture of beautiful shops and individual boutiques. Altogether, this shopping paradise stretches more than ten blocks.

      South Granville Street
      Vancouver, BC
    • Feuille Luxury

      A little hip-hop style, streetwear, laid back accessories and the hottest brand, Canada Goose, with its super warm coats and jackets. Feuille Luxury has everything that's cool and chill. It's a little in-your-face, a little out-there, a little different – but definitely extremely cool.

      565 Howe Street
      Vancouver, BC V6C 2C2
      +1 604 630 91 51
    • lululemon

      Yoga and running apparel
      The popular Robson Street is a great place to shop 'til you drop. Those in enjoy jogging and yoga should stop by lululemon for the right apparel. For the perfect yoga session, they offer comfortable, attractive clothes and matching accessories for men and women.

      970 Robson Street
      Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E7
      +1 604 681 31 18
    • Robson Street

      Shopping and people-watching mile
      Shopping is a lot of fun on Robson Street. Fashion shops alongside stores selling music, cosmetics and books. The selection is enormous and if you're on foot and your stomach starts rumbling, there are many restaurants, bars and cafés to get your strength back. The Pacific Centre is also nearby. The mall has the two largest department stores, namely The Bay and Holt Renfrew.

      Robson Street
      Vancouver, BC V6E 1B2
    • Barefoot Contessa

      Enchanting style
      Vintage fashion, original pieces, a fine selection of local labels – and everything is a little playful, feminine and enchanting. The boutique Barefoot Contessa is the address in Vancouver for select, extraordinary clothing, accessories and shoes. The style is unmistakeable and it's a lot of fun letting the friendly staff advise you.

      3715 Main Street
      Vancouver, BC V5V 3N8
      +1 604 879 81 75
    • Holt Renfrew

      Chic department store
      Clean with plenty of glass, that's the look of Holt Renfrew, the high-end department store. Men and women will discover luxury goods by well-known designers like Gucci, Givenchy, Fendi, Armani and Burberry. It also features lovely departments focussed on beauty products and premium jewellery and accessories.

      737 Dunsmuir Street
      Vancouver, BC V7Y 1E4
      +1 604 681 31 21
    • Museum of Vancouver

      History of the city
      This popular museum explains the history of the city of Vancouver since 1900 using modern, innovative techniques. The permanent exhibit explains the development of Vancouver, where visitors experience the fascination that the city still awakens. A number of temporary exhibits mean that it's always worth revisiting. Closed Mondays.

      1100 Chestnut Street (Vanier Park)
      Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
      +1 604 736 44 31
    • Vancouver Art Gallery

      National and international art
      In the centre of downtown, you'll find the largest art gallery in Western Canada. Vancouver Art Gallery's broad spectrum of national and international art includes the significant artists of today and yesteryear. In addition to the permanent exhibit, which also features the works of artist Emily Carr from British Columbia, there are regular temporary exhibits on display.

      750 Hornby Street
      Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
      +1 604 662 47 19
    • Museum of Anthropology

      Art and culture
      The Museum of Anthropology is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, directly on the water. The architecture alone is extraordinary and worth seeing, but the museum's interesting exhibits and programmes are impressive. This is a great place to find out new things about one's own culture, much less others'.

      6393 N.W. Marine Drive
      Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
      +1 604 822 50 87


    A week doesn't go by when I don't visit Aphrodite's at least once. They have a fantastic brunch there, and everything is organic. In addition to their enormous selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes, you'll enjoy excellent 3-course dinners with regional and seasonal products. The cakes and pies will knock you out. Of course, all the ingredients are organic. It's cool, healthy and done with lots of love. My absolute favourite café in Vancouver.

    Aphrodite’s Organic Café and Pie Shop
    3598 West 4th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V6R 1N8
    +1 604 733 83 08