The city is in between festivals at the moment so this will be a good time to explore some of the major attractions around the city. Here we can give you a sneak peak at some of Vancity’s most popular tourist destinations and a little bit more.
Vancouver Art Gallery
A staple in the city, the Vancouver Art Gallery has been the hub of all the attractions in the city and is certainly a must see attraction. The fountain area is also the assembly point for many protests and political gatherings!
Every Tuesday after 5pm the gallery is by donation only and is open later till 9pm. Current exhibit of interest at the VAG, is the Henry Matisse display. There are also daily tours around the Gallery.
Museum of Anthropology
The Museum of Anthropology is located at the University of British Columbia campus, it is a truly stunning setting and is home to one of the major Anthropology classes in the world. The museum is certainly one to spend the whole day at, there are so many exhibits and artifacts that it would be a shame to just breeze through for a couple of hours.
Here you will get to learn about the culture of the local First Nations in the area and much more in the way of world culture.
Van Dusen Botanical Gardens
Located at Queen Elizabeth Park, a jewel in the crown for anyone that loves Flowers, Parks and amazing scenery, the gardens are part of an old quarry network, and the park itself is actually one of the highest vantage points in the city, on a good day you will be greeted with a 360 degree view of the city.
Museum of Vancouver – Space Museum – Maritime Museum – Bard on the Beach
These attractions are located in Vanier Park, just a stones throw away from the stunningly beautiful kitsilano beach. To get to these areas you can take a small boat ride using False Creek Ferries (round trip $5.50) and running every 15 minutes.
The Museum of Vancouver has a great exhibit that shows the Stanley Cup Riot Boards of 2011 that were in place around the city, and, specifically The Bay store. A interesting insight into the sense of community that arose during a dark patch during an event that was meant to bring everyone together, but in an unexpected fashion.
The HR Macmillan Space Center will delight the young keen astronomer in anyone one of us, a perfect attraction for aspiring young Scientists!
The Maritime Museum is home to a cool collection of Boats from the past and present!
Bard on the Beach, a staple in the Vancouver summer season, watch Shakespearean plays in the open air with a stunning backdrop of the city behind you.
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