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Attractions & Things to Do in Vancouver

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park. In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, ocean literacy education, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation.

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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.

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FlyOver Canada

FlyOver is a flying theater attraction. The first FlyOver attraction, FlyOver Canada, opened in 2013 at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver

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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.

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VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Do you feel like the walls of the city are closing in on you? Head to VanDusen 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.

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Bloedel Conservatory

The Bloedel Floral Conservatory is a conservatory and aviary located at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park.

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Gastown

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.

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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.

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Bill Reid Gallery

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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Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia campus is renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, in particular works by First Nation band governments of the Pacific Northwest.

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Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver is a civic history museum located in Vanier Park. The MOV is the largest civic museum in Canada and the oldest museum in Vancouver. The museum was founded in 1894 and went through a number of iterations before being rebranded as the Museum of Vancouver in 2009.

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Vancouver Maritime Museum

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is a maritime museum devoted to presenting the maritime history of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and the Canadian Arctic. Opened in 1959 as a Vancouver centennial project, it is located within Vanier Park just west of False Creek on the Vancouver waterfront. 

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H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, founded 1968, is an astronomy museum located at Vanier Park. Inside the building, there are live demonstrations on science in the GroundStation Canada Theatre, exhibits and games in the Cosmic Courtyard, and shows about astronomy in the Planetarium Star Theatre.

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Robson Street

Robson Street

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

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Prince of Whales Adventures

BC's Most Spectacular Marine Wildlife and Whale Watching Adventures.

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Sea Vancouver

Soak in the unparalleled views of Vancouver’s breathtaking coastline aboard one of our zodiac-style vessels – the fastest and most exciting way to see the City from the sea!

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Cypress Mountain

Cypress Mountain is a ski area in West Vancouver, located in the southern section of Cypress Provincial Park. The ski resort is a 30-minute drive north of downtown Vancouver, and has 53 named alpine ski runs and 19 km of cross country trails.

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Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour is a mountain located in Mount Seymour Provincial Park in the District of North Vancouver. It is a part of the North Shore Mountains, rising to the north from the shores of Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm to a summit of 1,449 m above the Indian River and Deep Cove neighbourhoods.

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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.

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Rogers Arena

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

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Pacific Centre

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

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Vancouver Opera

Vancouver Opera is the second largest opera company in Canada. It is regarded worldwide for its fine mainstage productions; for its country-leading education programs; for its innovative and award-winning community programs; and for forging groundbreaking cross-cultural creative partnerships that have brought opera to new generations of Canadians in recent history.

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is a Canadian orchestra based in Vancouver. The VSO performs at the Orpheum, which has been the orchestra's permanent home since 1977.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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