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Attractions & Things to Do in Vancouver

Plan Your Visit with Our Concierge

Steps from your urban retreat at the Best Western Premier Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites, you will find the vibrant metropolis of Vancouver ready to be explored. Vancouver, known for its rich history and warm smiles, has been named “Top City of the Americas” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. From sophisticated city life to spectacular wilderness, Vancouver offers a rich and colourful array of places to visit and things to do, all just moments from your doorstep. 

Our hotel overlooks the eclectic shopping, delectable dining and pulsating nightlife of the Granville district in downtown Vancouver. Take a stroll along the historic streets or a short ride to the breathtaking sights of nearby mountaintops, rolling valleys or serene oceanfront beaches.

When planning what to do during your stay in Vancouver, BC, our hotel concierge will be happy to recommend the best places to visit and things to do. So you’ll always have assistance with any arrangements you may need.

Robson Shopping

Robson Shopping

Gas Town


Gastown one of our near by neighbourhoods with hip eateries, bars and unique, independent clothing and home decor stores. Gastown is also home to the steam clock.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Stretching 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River, this suspension bridge offers views that are jaw dropping for some and stomach churning for others. Your ticket for admission includes access to the Treetops Adventure, which consists of seven suspension bridges amongst the tree canopy and the Cliffwalk, a suspended steel catwalk over the side of the cliff.

Stanley Park

An oasis in the heart of the city, this panoramic green space offers bicycle trails, outdoor pools, beaches, old growth forest, First Nations totem pole displays, the Vancouver Aquarium and more.

Granville Island

If Granville Island is the king of Vancouver destinations, then the Public Market is the jewel in the Island’s crown. The market offers a fascinating assortment of colorful stalls, showcasing unique homemade products and the very finest in gastronomic delights.

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

Enjoy a challenging walk or hike to the top or take the tram to enjoy some of the most breathtaking panoramic vistas in Vancouver. During the summer you’ll enjoy the sightseeing chairlift, grizzly bear habitat and abundant hiking opportunities. Winter brings skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and ice-skating.

BC Place

Home of the BC Lions Football Club and the Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer team. Features a retractable roof that transforms the stadium into an open-air field in minutes

Rogers Arena

Home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Robson Street

Robson Street

The city's commercial shopping mecca for premier fashion stores, coffee houses and casual dining.

pacific centre

Pacific Centre

Pacific Centre is larget mall in downtown Vancouver, comprises of over a 100 shops.

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

Do you feel like the walls of the city are closing in on you? Head to Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. This spectacular, 55-acre urban escape in the heart of Vancouver has something for anyone who happens to be suffering from Urban Fever, from an Elizabethan maze and herb garden to lily pond, waterfall and more.

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 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

This 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.

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

The 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

Browse over 40 pieces created by prolific Haida artist Bill Reid, a master goldsmith, carver, sculptor and writer. Works include Reid’s gold and silver jewellery, the bronze masterpiece Mythic Messengers, several works that are featured on the Canadian $20 bill and a full-scale totem pole.

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