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Things to Do
Stunning all year round, Stanley Park truly comes alive in the warmer months.
Perhaps Vancouver’s most iconic attraction, Stanley Park is the jade crown of Vancouver’s downtown peninsula. Home to swathes of old-growth rainforest, the immense 400-hectare (1,000-acre) park can be explored on bike, foot, or even by horse-drawn carriage. Learn more
Take in breathtaking city views and discover art and culture at Vancouver’s top tourist attractions.
From the Vancouver Lookout to the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, there is no shortage to stunning views. Discover innovation and art at Science World and the Vancouver Art Gallery, and explore Vancouver’s many urban parks. See featured attractions
Hiking trails in British Columbia are world-renowned, from well-marked nature walks to physically demanding and remote multi-day hiking trips.
The landscapes are as varied as the trails: choose from coastline, glaciers, grasslands, rivers, and more. Virtually all of BC’s national and provincial parks have trail networks. Downtown Vancouver is just a short drive from some of Vancouver’s most iconic hikes, including the Stawamus Chief, Grouse Grind and the Baden-Powell Trail. Learn more
The Pacific Ocean laps the length of the British Columbia, and there are miles of coast to explore for beachcombing, swimming, or just relaxing.
Rain or shine, Vancouver’s nine beaches are the perfect places to soak up incredible scenery and get away from it all without going too far away from urban life. Local favourites include Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks. Learn more
Crackling bonfires, lake dips, fishing, and wildlife viewing await when camping in British Columbia.
Camping options in British Columbia include a vast network of provincial and national parks, privately operated campgrounds and RV parks, and recreation sites and trails. Still within Greater Vancouver, Rolley Lake Park and Anmore Camp are ideal for filling your swimming and hiking fix in the warmer months. Learn more
Catch a wave and venture into British Columbia’s cool, clear waters to be rewarded with amazing surf breaks.
A great excuse to take a ferry across to Vancouver Island, Tofino is British Columbia’s surfing epicentre, with 35 kilometres of beaches and an exposed coast for year-round surfing. Surf shops in the laid-back town offer lessons and rentals. Learn more
The Vancouver Art Gallery is the city’s premier destination for innovative contemporary art displays and significant pieces of historical art. Discover a diverse collection of Indigenous artwork at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art or at the totem poles site in Stanley Park.
Find diverse museums whether your interests be about history, space, Aboriginal culture, and more. Discover world-class collections at the Museum of Vancouver (includes the HR MacMillan Space Centre and the Vancouver Maritime Museum) and the Museum of Anthropology.