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77 Things To Do In Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is one of the most vibrant cities in Canada! Here you’ll find a variety of fun things to do, places to go, and things to see! So whether you’re looking for things to do in Vancouver with your family, small kids, or just the adults you’re in luck!

With scenic beauty and diverse culture, Vancouver has something to offer for everyone and since it’s right across the border from Washington state it’s close enough for a day trip for those living or traveling in the PNW!

things to do in Vancouver, Canada
things to do in Vancouver Canada

From die-hard foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, and even history buffs, Vancouver has got you covered regardless of the time of year you’re able to visit. My family is hoping to make the trip across the northern border this summer for our first time in Canada! 

With some friends right in the heart of Vancouver, we figured we’d do some research on a few places to go and things to see to get a jump start on planning our trip! 

So in this blog, I’ll be sharing some of the best things to do in Vancouver to help guide your planning and mine. Let’s make the most out of our trips by doing some research on the places to go and things to see and do before booking the travel!

Let’s get to the list. 

77 Things To Do In Vancouver, Canada

Here we have a super list of 77 things to do in Vancouver, Canada. Take a look and see what activities and attractions might be of interest during your trip! Once you’re done with the list of places to go and things to see, I’ve actually included an additional list of 19 festivals that you might also want to check out for your trip, depending on the timing. 

  1. Visit Stanley Park
  2. Check out Granville Island
  3. Go shopping on Robson Street
  4. Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge
  5. Visit the Vancouver Aquarium
  6. Explore Science World
  7. Attend a concert at Rogers Arena
  8. Take a bike ride around the Seawall
  9. Visit the Museum of Anthropology
  10. Go skiing or snowboarding on Grouse Mountain
  11. Have a picnic at Queen Elizabeth Park
  12. Ride the SkyTrain
  13. Check out the views from the Vancouver Lookout
  14. Go kayaking in False Creek
  15. Visit the Bloedel Conservatory
  16. Attend a Vancouver Whitecaps game
  17. Visit the UBC Botanical Garden
  18. Go whale watching
  19. Visit the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
  20. Take a tour of the BC Sports Hall of Fame
  21. Go indoor rock climbing at Cliffhanger
  22. Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery
  23. Go swimming at Kitsilano Pool
  24. Explore the Museum of Vancouver
  25. Take a day trip to Whistler
  26. Visit the Vancouver Maritime Museum
  27. Go zip-lining in North Vancouver
  28. Visit the VanDusen Botanical Garden
  29. Go on a food tour of Vancouver
  30. Visit the Nitobe Memorial Garden
  31. Go on a ghost tour of Vancouver
  32. Visit the Lighthouse Park
  33. Go on a whale-watching tour
  34. Visit the Vancouver Police Museum
  35. Take a tour of the Vancouver Public Library
  36. Go on a brewery tour
  37. Visit the Burnaby Village Museum
  38. Go on a Segway tour of Stanley Park
  39. Go on a tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery
  40. Visit the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge
  41. Go on a hiking tour of Vancouver
  42. Visit the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
  43. Go skiing or snowboarding at Cypress Mountain
  44. Visit the Britannia Mine Museum
  45. Go on a boat tour of Vancouver
  46. Visit the Vancouver Maritime Museum at Vanier Park
  47. Go on a beer tour of Vancouver
  48. Visit the Roedde House Museum
  49. Go on a foodie tour of Vancouver
  50. Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  51. Go on a cycling tour of Vancouver
  52. Visit the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
  53. Go on a walking tour of Vancouver
  54. Visit the Science World at TELUS World of Science
  55. Attend the Vancouver Pride Parade
  56. Go on a Granville Island food tour
  57. Visit the Museum of Vancouver at Vanier Park
  58. Go on a Chinese food tour of Vancouver
  59. Attend the Vancouver Sun Run
  60. Visit the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre
  61. Go on a Stanley Park eco-tour
  62. Visit the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
  63. Go on a Granville Island brewery tour
  64. Visit the Vancouver Police Museum at night
  65. Go on a False Creek water taxi tour
  66. Visit the Lighthouse Park at sunset
  67. Go on a Vancouver brewery crawl
  68. Visit the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
  69. Go on a Vancouver coffee tour
  70. Visit the Nitobe Memorial Garden
  71. Go on a Vancouver chocolate tour
  72. Visit the Roedde House Museum
  73. Go on a Vancouver cocktail tour
  74. Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  75. Go on a Vancouver pizza tour
  76. Visit the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
  77. Go on a Vancouver dessert tour

19 Vancouver Festivals For All Ages & Stages

  1. Attend the Vancouver International Jazz Festival
  2. Attend the Vancouver Folk Music Festival
  3. Attend the Vancouver Writers Fest
  4. Attend the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival
  5. Attend the Vancouver International Jazz Festival
  6. Check out the graffiti at the Vancouver Mural Festival
  7. Attend the Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival
  8. Attend the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
  9. Attend the Vancouver International Children’s Film Festival
  10. Attend the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
  11. Attend the Vancouver International Children’s Festival
  12. Attend the Vancouver International Improv Festival
  13. Attend the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
  14. Attend the Vancouver International Wine Festival
  15. Attend the Vancouver International Dance Festival
  16. Attend the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
  17. Attend the Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival
  18. Attend the Vancouver Fringe Festival
  19. Attend the Vancouver International Film Festival

77 Things To Do In Vancouver, Canada

Hope you enjoyed this MEGA list of 77 Things To Do In Vancouver, Canada PLUS 19 Vancouver Festivals! I love exploring and finding new places to go and things to do always fills my heart and mind with great adventures big and small!

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77 Things To Do In Vancouver, Canada

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