Vancouver offers a wide variety of world-class attractions located downtown, or within easy access from the downtown core. The Tourism Vancouver InfoCentre provides free information, maps, reservation services and multilingual, highly trained staff. Most hotels offer concierge services that can fast-track an itinerary suited to your tastes.
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
The Bill Reid Gallery is named after Bill Reid (1920 – 1998), the acclaimed Haida master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, spokesman and one of Canada's greatest artists. The Gallery is devoted to understanding and appreciating contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast.
639 Hornby St. 604.682.3455
BC Sports Hall of Fame – Downtown
Gate A, BC Place Stadium. Tel: 604-687-5520
Bloedel Conservatory – Vancouver
Queen Elizabeth Park. Tel:604-257-8584
Capilano Suspension Bridge - North Vancouver
apilano Rd. N. Vancouver. Tel; 604-985-7474
Chinese Cultural Museum and Archives – Chinatown (Downtown)
555 Columbia Street. Tel: 604-685-8865
CN Imax Theatre at Canada Place - Downtown
#201-999 Canada Place. Tel: 604-682-5955
Granville Island - Vancouver
Located across the Granville Street Bride opposite the downtown core.
Granville Island Brewing - Vancouver
1441 Cartwright Street. Tel: 604-685-0504
Granville Island Model Trains & Ships Museums - Vancouver
1502 Duranlear Street, Granville Island. Tel: 604-638-1939
North Vancouver, 6400 Nancy Green Way. Tel: 604-980-9311
H.R. MacMillan space Centre - Vancouver
1100 chestnuts Street. Tel:604-738-7827
Harbour Cruises - Downtown
#1 North foot of Denman Street. Tel: 604-687-5868
Hastinge Park Racecourse - Vancouver
Lookout at the Harbour Centre - Downtown
555 West Hastings Street. Tel:604-689-0421
Museum of Anthropology - Vancouver
6393 NW Marine Drive.
Pacific National Exhibition - Playland - Vancouver
Renfrew and Hastings Street. Tel: 604-253-2311
Science World - Alcan Ominamax Theatre - Vancouver
1455 Quebec Street. Tel: 604-443-7440
Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours - Downtown
Stanley Park. Tel: 604-681-5115
Stanley Park - Downtown
Stanley Park1.000-acre Stanley Park is a natural gem within easy access of the downtown core. The largest natural urban park in North America, Stanley Park offers gorgeous beaches, a 10 kilometers Seawall with walking, cycling and rollerblading paths, seaside public swimming pool, the Vancouver Aquarium, Native Totem Poles, restaurants, golf, tennis, ball fields, picnic areas, seemingly endless kilometers of hiking trails and more. Sightseeing tours also cruise through the park with stops at major points of interest.
UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden - Vancouver
6804 SW Marine Drive. Tel: 680-822-3928
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre - Downtown
Stanley Park. Tel: 604-659-3474
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street. Tel: 604-662-4719
Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Ave., Vanier Park. Tel: 604-257-8300
Vancouver Museum - Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street, Vanier Park. Tel: 604-736-4431
VanDusen Botanical Garden - Vancouver
5251 Oak Street. Tel: 604-878-9274
Wreck Beach - Clothing Optional
Near UBC (University of British Columbia)
located just west of the main UBC Campus is a beautiful, clothing optional beach that includes a gay section on the main beach and hiking trails which lead to smaller, secluded patches of beachfront should you wish to move away from the main beach area. Located about 33 minutes from downtown, Wreck Beach is accessible by car or public transit. Transit stops for a few minutes at the UBC bus terminus, letting you know it is time to get off.
From here, just walk through the main campus for three or four blocks where you will come to the end of the road and it will be obvious where the trail down to the beach begins. Take the 4 UBC or 10 UBC bus going south on Granville to get there and the 4 Powell or 10 Hastings to return. *Please note that it is a 10-15 minute hike down the steeply inclined path leading down to the beach and that you also have to walk back up upon return.