Whether it’s your first or hundredth time in Vancouver, here is our “Top 10” Things to do in Vancouver (during the summer months) and we aren’t talking about David Letterman’s Top Ten List either although that would be quite funny, wouldn’t it? Although didn’t he do one during the 2010 Winter Olympics?
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Here is our recommended “Top Ten” (this is in no particular order)
Probably the most historical part of our city with so many services, shops and restaurants at your doorstep that be sure to soak it all in. Not to mention, the world-famous Gastown Steam Clock – the first of its kind in the world is also here.
- Stanley Park & English Bay
With over 1000-plus acres of nothing but park and surrounded by the waters of English Bay and Burrard Inlet, there are so many different walking, running and biking paths to take on as you explore Vancouver’s greatest and most majestic crown jewel.
- Vancouver Aquarium
Nestled deep inside Stanley Park and also the backdrop of “Finding Nemo”, our aquarium is known throughout the world for its marine research, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation. No matter if you’re young or old, the aquarium is the place to explore for all ages.
- FlyOver Canada
This “must-see” attraction that will not only expose you the charm of Canada’s west coast but all of our great country as a whole – From Vancouver to the Maritimes, you will be amazed by what this country is all about and stands for.
- Capilano Suspension Bridge
“Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!!!” – A slogan used during a recent marketing campaign, another amazing and popular attraction for all ages. The bridge is 230-feet above the Capilano River and is 460-feet long and has been known to be “naturally exciting”.
- Science World
For the kids and kids at heart even adults of all ages that want to explore “how things work” and other exciting breakthroughs in the world of science – this is the place to be.
- Granville Island
Known to be a wonderful yet exciting place to go to every day during the summer and where a lot of local artists come to sell their craft (all from around the province of BC) and everything that is made is proudly Canadian.
- Grouse Mountain
The “Peak of Vancouver” and while you’re up there, why not have breakfast with the bears. There is a wildlife refuge up at the top which is home to two orphaned grizzly bears named “Grinder” and “Coola”
- Chinatown & Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
One of North America’s oldest and largest Chinatowns and also one of the most historical. Vancouver’s Chinatown is also home to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden (regarded as National Geographic’s Best City Garden)
- UBC Museum of Anthropology
Have you ever wondered about the origins about the province of British Columbia, look no further than here. The museum is home to a diverse world of arts and cultures with a strong emphasis on the First Nations peoples of our province.
While you’re at it, why not take some photos and enter the Sunset Inn photo contest. Maybe even use the Sunset Inn rubber ducky mascot in some of your captures, wouldn’t that be fun? So are you ready to tackle the Top Ten?