Best Vancouver Attractions and Activities
Vancouver is an exhilarating metropolis full of plenty to do to keep you busy – plan a day around some of the activities below, then rejuvenate yourself at night in the comfort of our suites.
Parks & Gardens
Stanley Park: Panoramic green space offering bicycling, outdoor pools, beaches, old growth forest, First Nations totem pole displays, the Vancouver Aquarium and more.
Van Dusen Botanical Gardens: A spectacular 55-acre urban escape in the heart of Vancouver with an Elizabethan maze, herb garden, lily pond, waterfall and more.
Grouse Mountain: Offering breathtaking panoramic vistas reached by tram or foot. Sightseeing chairlift, grizzly bear habitat, and hiking in summer. Skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and outdoor skating in winter.
Capilano Suspension Bridge: Stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River. Admission also includes the Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges amongst the tree canopy and the Cliffwalk, a suspended steel catwalk over the side of the cliff.
Theatres and Landmarks
Vogue Theatre: Locally owned and operated the Vogue Theatre is one of the last remaining theatres from the famed “Theatre Row”. A quick walk from our hotel, the Vogue annually hosts upwards of 200 events and continues to be one of Canada’s premier venues for live music, cinema and corporate and community events.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre: The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is a performing arts venue in downtown and is now the home of the Vancouver Opera and Ballet BC, in addition to hosting various other musical events year-round.
Orpheum Theatre: The magnificent concert hall is one of North America's finest and is a designated National Heritage Site. The theatre is home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Chamber Choir and Vancouver Cantata Singers.
Liberty Square: This local favorite is the home of Vancouver's Central Library, and one of the city's most famous landmarks. The building itself is architecturally stunning, inside and out.
Sam Kee Building: This extremely narrow, steel-framed building was designed in 1913 as Sam Kee's rebellious response to the city's expropriating 24 feet of his original lot for street-widening without compensating him. The store inside is less than six feet deep.
Galleries & Museums
Science World: Enjoy hands-on exhibits that teach about light, sound, physics, biology, meteorology and even music. Young children enjoy the Search Gallery, which allows them to crawl through a beaver lodge and observe tree roots hanging from the ceiling as they learn about British Columbia's natural history.
Vancouver Art Gallery: Houses the magnificent works of significant historical artists, including the most extensive collection of the work of Canada's beloved Emily Carr. Past temporary exhibits have included Leonardo Da Vinci, the French Masters and Surrealism.
Bill Reid Gallery: Showcases over 40 pieces of late prolific Bill Reid’s gold and silver jewelry, Reid’s bronze masterpiece Mythic Messengers, several of Reid’s works that are featured on the Canadian $20 bill and a full-scale totem pole.
UBC Museum of Anthropology: World-renowned for its 60,000 artifact strong collection and acclaimed for its spectacular architecture and unique setting on the cliffs of the University of British Columbia.
Winter Recreation Activities: Nordic, alpine and heli skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and tobogganing.
Summer Recreation Activities: Kayaking, boating, fishing, hiking, golfing, rafting and wine touring.
Day trips to explore North and West Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky Country including Whistler, Victoria, Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast.