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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Huge park right in the city with beaches, seawall access, restaurants and more!”
  • 1091 locals recommend
  • 19 Experiences
Art Gallery
“Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery and you'll always see major exhibitions of works by the world's leading contemporary artists and history's greatest masters. ”
  • 401 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The Arts and Cultural center of Vancouver. There's an awesome market, loads of theatres and art shops, and beautiful views of the city. Busy on weekends.”
  • 514 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Tattoo Parlor
“Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood and today, the district retains its historic charm and independent spirit. Victorian architecture houses a thriving fashion scene, impeccably curated décor boutiques, one-of-a-kind galleries and some of the best culinary fare in Vancouver. It’s a gathering place for stylish locals and an ideal neighbourhood to explore on foot. Gastown lies along the north of the downtown Vancouver peninsula, from Richards east to Main Street, and south to Hastings Street.”
  • 435 locals recommend
  • 24 Experiences
Park
“Beautiful grounds and gardens that are free to the public. Lots of space to recreate - have a picnic, play tennis, stroll the rose garden, frisbee golf, golf course, walk the trails and there is even a restaurant at the top with a gorgeous view of the city. ”
  • 310 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Science Museum
“Science World at TELUS World of Science ignites the imagination with hands-on interactive exhibits, jaw-dropping live science shows, and the giant-screen OMNIMAX(R) Theatre.”
  • 356 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Located right next to Stanley park and you can visit the aquarium in the same go. It is huge and amazing and suitable for any age. ”
  • 272 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“Robson Street is Vancouver's outdoor shopping mall. It is located within walking distance to Pacific Center Mall and features many stores that are not located within the mall like Victoria's Secret and LuLuLemon North America Flagship stores”
  • 320 locals recommend
Beach
“Kits beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver especially in the warm summer months. Located at the north edge of the Kitsilano neighbourhood, the beach faces out on to English Bay. The beach is home to the longest swimming pool in Canada, the salt-water outdoor Kitsilano Pool. Open annually from May to September. Toward the northern edge of the beach is a playground and a number of beach volleyball court.”
  • 306 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a great shopping centre located in the heart of downtown. Anything you need you will find here and the choice between 100 stores. ”
  • 165 locals recommend
Market
“Was ranked as the best place to live in the world multiple years, Granville Island is a Mecca for foodies and tourists. Check out the fresh eats and entertainment. There’s even an aqua bus that takes you to Kitsilano and downtown Vancouver!”
  • 253 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Hockey Arena
“Rogers Arena is an indoor sports arena located at 800 Griffiths Way in the downtown area of Vancouver, British Columbia. Opened in 1995, the arena was known as General Motors Place (GM Place) from its opening until July 6, 2010, when General Motors Canada ended its naming rights sponsorship and a new agreement for those rights was reached with Rogers Communications. Rogers Arena was built to replace Pacific Coliseum as Vancouver's primary indoor sports facility and in part due to the National Basketball Association's 1995 expansion into Canada, when Vancouver and Toronto were given expansion teams.”
  • 191 locals recommend
Stadium
“BC Place is the largest sports, exhibition and entertainment venue of its kind in British Columbia, hosting the province’s most notable events including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. An all-new BC Place reopened in September 2011 after completing a major revitalization that included the installation of the largest cable-supported retractable roof of its kind in the world. BC Place has a seating capacity of 54,500. Today, BC Place is home to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the BC Lions Football Club and the BC Sports Hall of Fame. BC Place is an important generator of economic activity in British Columbia, hosting world-class entertainment events, professional and amateur sport, community gatherings and exhibitions.”
  • 198 locals recommend
Beach
“amazing sunset all year round. grab a drink nearby and walk the seawall - I'm a helpless romantic, always running aroun with my camera trying to catch a good sunset there ”
  • 175 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Belgian Restaurant
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“Chambar is Vancouver's top destination for modern casual dining. They offer fresh, local ingredients, Belgian-inspired cuisine, and a chic yet inviting atmosphere.”
  • 198 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh neighborhood with quaint shops, cafes and bookstores.”
  • 292 locals recommend
  • 9 Experiences

Top restaurants

Belgian Restaurant
“Chambar is Vancouver's top destination for modern casual dining. They offer fresh, local ingredients, Belgian-inspired cuisine, and a chic yet inviting atmosphere.”
  • 198 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Over 100 beers on tap and delicious wings I can never just eat 1 order.. what else can you ask for? Great spot for Sunday Football!”
  • 150 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Be prepared to wait in line BUT it is worth it, famous for brunch and their liege waffles and lavender lattes. ”
  • 138 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Local favorite eatery with art displays & classic Mexican fare like tortas & burritos. Hands down our most highly rated and beloved taco shop. Try and stop by and grab a bite at this little gem. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Now THIS is a legend. The Naam has been serving Vancouverites for about a half a century. Ultra healthy, the fare is restricted to vegetarian selections, but non-vegetarians happily eat here all the time. Huge selection. Vintage 'hippie' joint that's open 24/7.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Started out as a food truck in Tofino, it was so popular they're opening restaurants in Vancouver. Great tacos!”
  • 107 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Not right in the neighbourhood, but not too far away. This is one of our favourite restaurants in town. Recommend getting the chef's tasting menu to try a bit of everything! ”
  • 145 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“If you enjoy a good variety of beer! This is the place for you. Local Beer is a must in Vancouver!”
  • 136 locals recommend

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