Things to do in Vancouver

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Things to do in Vancouver

Enjoy a 7 day Alaska cruise departing from Vancouver at a discounted rate for ARVO Annual Meeting attendees. 

Stanley Park is a 405-hectare public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is almost surrounded by waters of Vancouver Harbour and English Bay.

The Vancouver Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British, Columbia, Canada.

Queen Elizabeth Park is a 130-acre municipal park located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Little Mountain.

Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is a pedestrian bridge located within Lynn Canyon Park, in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia. It is 50 metres high from the bottom of the canyon. The bridge was built as a private venture in 1912.

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first Chinese or "scholars" garden built outside of China, and is located in Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Playland is an amusement park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located in Hastings Park and is the oldest amusement park in Canada. The regular season lasts from May to the end of September every year.

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, in particular works by First Nation band governments of the Pacific Northwest.

Experience "the most inspiring public place in the world," Granville IslandThe charm of Granville Island lies in its unexpected mix of uses.  The famous Public Market, open daily from 9 am to 7 pm, is home to more than 50 independent food purveyors and contributes to the Island’s appeal as a renowned culinary destination. In the Net Loft Shops and Railspur District, many of Canada’s best artists and designers can be found. Granville Island is home to many cultural venues and hosts numerous performing arts and cultural festivals year-round.

One of the most popular attractions is the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which features the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Since 1889, the 450 ft long and 230 foot high bridge has welcomed visitors from around the globe.

FlyOver Canada utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you the feeling of flight. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen while a film whisks you away on an exhilarating 8-minute journey across Canada, from east to west. Special effects, including wind, mist and scents, combine with the ride’s motion to create an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy the beautiful landscape, flowers, and wildlife at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

Visit Grouse Mountain, just 15 minutes from downtown, Vancouver's premier attraction offers the perfect destination for a truly rewarding and memorable experience with a variety of cultural, educational and outdoor adventures.

Interested in downhill skiing? Visit Whistler Blackcomb, accessible by rental car, shuttles and air.