Dazzling views, culture and entertainment await you in trendy Vancouver, a haven for sports enthusiasts and keen history buffs alike.
With Insight, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, visit the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge and indulge in a delicious Welcome Dinner at the Four Seasons’ Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar. For those extending their stay in the diverse capital or those who are looking for a few things to do in their downtime, look no further. We’ve selected a few options to keep you busy throughout your stay.
Stanley Park and Seawall
Abundant in wildlife, trails and cultural landmarks, Stanley Park is Vancouver’s first and largest urban park, and should not be overlooked. It is almost entirely surrounded by the waters of English Bay and Vancouver Harbour and provides kilometres of sweeping beaches and lush greenery. Why not cycle or take a walk around its Seawall. Stretching over 13.5 miles, the Seawall almost entirely surrounds the park and is part of the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Or maybe head to the park’s famous aquarium, which is also Canada’s largest.
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a worthy stop for travelers in search of striking scenic views. In the summer months the weather is dry enough for hikes, or why not take an aerial tram ride to the top? Once there, you’ll have the opportunity to capture the mountain’s striking views of Vancouver’s North Shore and the city itself.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Considered one of the best public gardens in North America, VanDusen Botanical Garden is a modern utopia for the budding horticulturist. Set among 55 acres of woodland and five lakes, the garden offers a variety of plants and attractions all year round. Get lost in the Elizabethan Maze or learn more about the wild flowers that sweep across the Highlands in the Scottish Shelter. From the Arctic Tundra to the Tropics of South America, you’ll be met with a diverse range of plants from all over the world.
Granville Island public market
Hedonists rejoice. Vancouver’s Granville Island public market is an exciting hub for foodies looking for gastronomic delights. Pastries, fish, cheese, fruit and other wholesome treats line the stalls of this popular venue. Open seven days a week, you’ll also have the opportunity to browse through the market’s artwork and textile produce.
Museum of Anthropology
One for eager historians, the Museum of Anthropology offers fascinating collections of ethnographic objects from around the world. These include items from the South Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. The museum specialises in First Nations culture and can be found at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver.