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Top 10 Activities

A city that rests on nature's edge:

Explore the public market, shops, and restaurants on Granville Island.
Take a water taxi to Granville Island. Browse the arts and crafts shops, bookstores, brewery, and lively market selling fresh seafood, flowers, and gourmet foods. Or, rent a kayak and paddle along False Creek.

Walk across the narrow Capilano Suspension Bridge.
One of the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridges, strung 69 metres (230 ft) above a rocky canyon. Treetops Adventure, a thrilling West Coast rainforest experience, is Capilano Suspension Bridge’s newest attraction and the first venue of its kind in North America. Treetops offers visitors a squirrel’s eye view of a thriving coastal forest, as they venture from one magnificent Douglas fir tree to another via a series of elevated suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 80 feet above the forest floor.

Visit the towering totems at the Museum of Anthropology.
Learn about potlatch ceremonies. View canoes and totems honouring the 170,000 aboriginal peoples who live in BC, and see one of the world's finest displays of Northwest Coast aboriginal art at this award-winning glass and concrete building overlooking the mountains and the ocean.

Savour succulent fresh salmon at fine restaurants.
Feast on delicious fresh Pacific salmon at fine restaurants and lovely outdoor cafes throughout the city.

Walk, bike, or rollerblade around Stanley Park, Vancouver's downtown 1,000-acre park.
Soak in the sweeping city, ocean and mountain views as you stroll around the magnificent Stanley Park.

Storyeum a new adventure through the history of Vancouver and BC
Storyeum is a multi-media, multi-sensory, storytelling experience set in a unique underground theatre in Vancouver's historic Gastown. Enjoy the engrossing, spectacular history of British Columbia; compelling dramas, humour and action brought to life by powerful performers, spectacular sets and spellbinding 21st Century entertainment technology.

Walk on the sands of several beautiful beaches.
Windsurf, sail, picnic, swim, sunbathe, bird watch, and let the kids loose on the swings at Vancouver's many beaches.

Enjoy a night of theatre or music out on the town.
Enjoy pop and rock concerts, Broadway hits, opera, and ballet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre or the Orpheum Theatre.

Hike or bike one of our three local mountains.
Cypress, Seymour, and Grouse Mountains. Each one breathtaking. Dine atop Grouse Mountain with panoramic views of the city below.

Shop 'til you drop.
Shop at designer-label boutiques on Robson Street one of Vancouver's hottest streets. Then park yourself at a sidewalk cafe and watch the bustling parade of people. Enjoy the quirky shops on either 4th Avenue or Commercial Drive where you will find small individually owned shops offering products from around the world.

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