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3 Must-Visit Destinations in Vancouver

3 Must-Visit Destinations in Vancouver

A consistent top-lister among the best cities to live in the world, none is as alluring as the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Its urban growth is boosted by its initiatives toward environmental sustainability, thus also making Vancouver one of the cleanest cities on a global scale. Testaments to these are seen in its main attractions that underscore the return to fresh beginnings, action on the slopes, and shimmering glamor.

Here are 3 must-visit destinations in Vancouver:

Stanley Park

A trip to Vancouver would not be complete without visiting this magnificent 400-acre urban park, said to be one of the best parks in the world. Here are some things you can do in Stanley Park:

  • Explore miles of forest trails to encounter an immense diversity of wildlife
  • Be dazzled by the myriad of colors and scents of flowers in their lovely gardens
  • Be dazzled by the myriad of colors and scents of flowers in their lovely gardens
  • Go for a swim at one of their sandy beaches
  • See the First Nation totem pole display at Brockton Point
  • Visit Canada’s largest aquarium: The Vancouver Aquarium

You can reach Stanley Park by driving along Georgia Street or Beach Avenue. For commuters, taking a TransLink #19 bus will get you to Stanley Park Drive, Pipeline Road, and Stanley Park Route. Alternatively, cyclists are offered a scenic seaside bike route off English Bay.

Grouse Mountain

Go on a thrilling adventure in Grouse Mountain, a 4,100-foot alpine playground that’s open all year round. Known as Vancouver’s tallest peak, it gives visitors a spectacular aerial view of the city and its environs. Here are our recommendations for a memorable time on its slopes:

  • Admire picturesque views of the mountain and the sparkling Pacific Ocean several feet above ground on the Super Skyride cable car.
  • Get inside the Eye of the Wind, the world’s one and only wind turbine that gives epic 360-degree views of Grouse Mountain.
  • Open your mind to the concept of wildlife conservation at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife – home to two protected grizzly bears, rare flora, and more.
  • Zoom across the peaks of Grouse Mountain and Dam Mountain on the ziplines.
  • During winter, you can engage in snow activities like skiing, ice skating, and sleigh rides.

Grouse Mountain is only 15 minutes away from downtown Vancouver by car via the Georgia Street-Marine Drive-Capilano Road route. Alternatively, you could take Highway #1 from the Second Narros Bridge, then make a turn to Capilano Road Exit North.

For commuters, ride the SeaBus to Lonsdale Quay, then a #236 bus for a 20-minute ride to the mountain. If you are coming from Phibbs Exchange, take bus #232.


Vancouver’s premier late night destination is an oceanfront town that mixes the beauty of historic architecture with the flair of modern times. Once a warehouse district, it is now a trendy destination with award-winning restaurants, vibrant nightclubs, and beautiful parks.

Restaurants – For scrumptious and innovative seafood dishes, go to the Blue Water Café which is hailed as the best seafood restaurant in Vancouver. Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca, on the other hand, offers a unique take on Mediterranean cooking and even has one of the largest wine selections in Yaletown.

Bars – Vancouver is a top bar-hopping destination. Party hard at Bar None, make lasting memories with cocktails at the Opus Bar or enjoy live music at The Roxy.

Parks – David Lam Park offers relaxing walks and great city views from the seawall. Cooper’s Park, near Cambie Bridge, is where you can take your dog on a walk.

Yaletown is only 1.5 kilometers from Downtown Vancouver. You could ride the Canada Line by taking a train to Yaletown-Roundhouse Station. Alternatively, you could take a bus to 6 Downtown/Davie or C23 Beach/Main Street Station.

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