Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Metro Vancouver has plenty to see and explore! Whether you are exploring Downtown, the North Shore, or extending your range to Burnaby and Richmond, there is something worth discovering everywhere.

Vancouver Proper

Interesting sights to see nearby the Bed and Breakfast! These are all conveniently located within the city and shouldn’t take more than hour by public transport. Have you really truly been to Vancouver if you haven’t experienced at least one of these attractions?

Vancouver Aquarium

Located within Stanley Park, see splashing sea lions, come face-to-face with a clever octopus and watch adorable sea otters play as you explore over 120 incredible exhibits spanning from the Tropics to the Arctic. The Vancouver Aquarium is located minutes from Downtown and is open 365 days a year.

Harbour Cruises

Located on Denman Street next to Stanley Park, experience Vancouver’s best sightseeing, dining, and special event cruises. Enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline, the surrounding Coastal Mountain range and many of the area’s most famous landmarks.

Roedde House Museum

Located on Barclay Street in Downtown Vancouver, step back in time and see what life was like for the Roedde family in Vancouver over 100 years ago. Built in 1893, this late Victoria home in the West End has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-today life of the Roeddes, a middle-class, immigrant family at the turn of the twentieth century.

Vancouver Art Gallery

Located on Hornby Street in Downtown Vancouver, immerse yourself in groundbreaking contemporary exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Gallery’s programs also explore the impacts of images in the larger sphere of visual culture, design and architecture.

Fans of Vancouver Tours

Do you enjoy going to the movies or watching TV shows? Vancouver has productions filming all over the city on a regular basis. Explore the magic of our shapeshifting city in the tour of “Hollywood North.” Book a tour and feel like your favourite movie or TV show.

Science World

Located right by the Main Street-Science World skytrain station on Quebec Street, discover how much fun science can be. Get hands on with interactive displays and be entertained by amazing live shows at the Centre Stage. 

Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Located in the heart of Chinatown on East Pender Street, explore the vibrant history of Vancouver’s Chinatown through interactive exhibits filled with stories from the people who lived, worked, and played there. Artifacts, photos, and recordings from the 1880s to present day create an immersive self-guided storytelling experience for the whole family.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Located in a quiet corner on Carrall Street, this Ming Dynasty-style garden-home is the first among its kind to have been built outside of China. There are two halves designed as one: a park containing mostly plant material and the Garden serving as the architectural heart of the scholar’s home, where visitors can explore and appreciate the details of classical Chinese garden design and lifestyle.

Vancouver Police Museum and Archives

Located in the heart of Old Vancouver on East Cordova Street, the museum is in the heritage building that once housed the Coroner’s Court, Morgue, and Autopsy Facility. The exhibits tell stories of true crime, justice, and policing in the City’s history.

FlyOver Canada

Located right by Canada Place, FlyOver Canada utilizes state of the art technology to give you the feeling of flight. You will hang suspended before a 20-meter spherical screen while our film whisks you away on an 8 minute journey across Canada.

Canada Place

Located at the Port of Vancouver, enjoy the iconic white sails while taking in the beautiful views of our thriving port city. Walk along the Canadian Trail and experience Voyage Canada with quirky stories from across Canada.

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Located within the city, peek beneath Vancouver’s sparkling surface to uncover a hidden history of dark crime, outrageous intrigue, and filthy scandal. Roam the city with our expert guides in these one-of-a-kind walking tours, and hear the scintillating stories of Vancouver’s secret past.

Vancouver Mysteries

Located in Downtown Vancouver, immerse yourself and your friends in a real-life adventure. Use the game kit to decipher puzzles, collect clues, and work as a team to solve the mystery as your story unfolds on the streets of downtown Vancouver.

Museum of Vancouver

Located in central Downtown Vancouver on Chestnut Street, gain a deeper understanding of our city through stories, objects, and shared experiences. Take stroll through the Vancouver History Galleries or check out our current features exhibitions. 

H. R. MacMillan Space Centre

Located within Vanier Park on Chestnut Street, it consists of the Planetarium Theatre, an exhibit gallery and a demonstration theatre. The Space Centre is a community resource centre that aims to provide learning opportunities about the wonders of space for everyone. 

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Located on Ogden Ave in Vanier Park, travel back in time aboard the RCMP St. Roch and discover some of the world’s greatest maritime treasures, visit our latest art exhibition, explore our newly renovated children’s gallery, or brush up on your knowledge of shipwrecks, explorers, and pirates. 

Museum of Anthropology

Located at UBC on Marine Drive, explore traditional and contemporary art from Northwest Coast First Nations and other cultures across the world. Visit our latest feature collections as well as the permanent collections of almost 50,000 objects from around the world.

UBC Botanical Garden, Greenheart Treewalk & Nitobe Memorial Garden


Beaty Biodiversity Museum


VanDusen Botanical Garden




Burnaby, New West, North Van & Richmond

Worthwhile adventures to undertake just beyond the borders of Vancouver! These attractions take you to the other cities of Metro Vancouver and provide some brilliant opportunities to make some unique memories.

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing


Richmond Museum


Richmond Art Gallery


Richmond Olympic Experience


Surrey, Coquitlam and beyond

Are these neighbourhoods actually part of Metro Vancouver? Perhaps not. Are they absolutely worth a visit? Most definitely. Especially if you have a car and time to spare whilst here in Beautiful British Columbia.

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