Things to Do in Vancouver
Vancouver makes for a hotspot-destination for the active traveler. Because it's nestled between lakes and mountains, outdoor lovers can hike, fish, bike, golf and mountain climb. Stanley Park is the the city's No. 1 attraction, boasting 1,001 acres where visitors can learn about the First Nation's totem poles, relax on the beach or dine in a park restaurant. Beyond the park, the Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet across a canyon and the Capilano River, Grouse Mountain welcomes trekkers up to thrilling heights, and Wreck Beach (not for families) serves panoramic vistas of the ocean and distant San Juan Islands. Thanks to the temperate weather, many of Vancouver's championship golf courses are open throughout the year.
For views of the whole city, head to the Vancouver Lookout, located at the downtown Harbour Centre. Don't forget to soak in island life on Granville Island, one of the most popular spots in Vancouver. Back on the main land, Playland features more than 35 rides and attractions where younger travelers can enjoy a day of thrills. Other attractions include the Vancouver Aquarium, home to 70,000 sea creatures from around the world, and the Vancouver Art Gallery, which showcases a highly acclaimed collection of national and international artwork.