Things To Do
Surrounded by soaring mountains, deep-blue oceans and coastal rainforests, Vancouver is home to countless outdoor activities and cultural amenities you’d expect to find in a world-class city. We’ve outlined a our favourite activities and attractions, but you can also visit Tourism Vancouver to discover even more things to see and do while you’re here.
Yeast Van District
Make your way to East Vancouver to see what’s brewing. A quick ride from Parq, Vancouver’s Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood features nearly 20 craft breweries and distilleries serving up delicious West Coast creations. On foot, cruise from place to place and discover a few local flavours.
See what's hop-pening in Yeast Van.
Grouse, Cypress and Seymour Mountains
While snow rarely falls in Vancouver, mountains on the North Shore cater to snow sport enthusiasts all winter long. From downhill and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and tobogganing, residents and visitors can enjoy the snow and stunning views of Vancouver at one of the three local mountains—and all just minutes from downtown.
Visit one or all three of Vancouver’s famous snow destinations:
Vancouver Art Gallery
The Vancouver Art Gallery has been showcasing and highlighting brilliant artists, exhibitions and public programs since 1931. It’s the largest public art museum in all of Western Canada and features ground-breaking work from artists around the world with an ever-expanding collection of more than 11,000 pieces.
Plan your trip to the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Granville Island attracts millions of tourists and residents every year to its urban, waterfront location. Tour along walkable streets to discover a rich industrial and maritime heritage amongst the more than 300 artisans, food purveyors and shops that call it home. Pop into the famous Public Market for a vast selection of culinary delights and then find your way back to your hotel via car or a short passenger ferry cruise across False Creek.
Uncover the unique charm of Granville Island.
Beautifully located on a peninsula, right on the edge of downtown, Stanley Park’s massive 400-hectare area lets you get into nature without ever leaving the city. Discover kilometres of well-maintained trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, and natural, cultural and historical landmarks as you weave your way through the park. Jog, walk or bike along the seawall taking in the sights or make your way to Vancouver’s internationally-acclaimed aquarium to meet its more than 70,000 creatures.
Adventure awaits out at Stanley Park.