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Things to Do in Vancouver

Want to know some of the standout things to do in Vancouver? Then have a look through our handpicked suggestions below...

1. Mooch around the Museum of Anthropology

With its range of fantastic exhibits, Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology is one of the city’s top attractions. A combination of the building’s cutting-edge design and its focus on Native American culture make it a real Vancouver must-do.

2. Wander through Pacific Spirit Park

Vancouver is one of the greenest cities in the world, almost seeming to merge into the countryside at times. Pacific Spirit Park, a great place for walking, is also home to some of Vancouver’s beaches (including Wreck Beach, Canada’s biggest nudist beach).

3. Get Down to Downtown

Unlike the slightly touristy, Gastown (the city's historic quarter), much of Downtown Vancouver is a vibrant, bustling urban center. In amongst the grand modern architecture, and great shopping opportunities (on Robson St and Burrard St, particularly) there are any number of cafés and bars where you can sit back - at almost any time of the day or night - and watch the world go by.

4. Do the Grouse Grind

Forget the cost of the cable car up, hiking up to the top of Grouse Mountain saves you money and gives you a seriously good work out. And the views from the top are absolutely sublime.

5. Visit Vancouver Island

Long Beach is a stunning strip of sand, there’s incredible wildlife (out at sea there are Killer Whales, while inland there are Grizzly Bears) and astonishing forests. All in all, Vancouver Island is just, well, amazing!

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