Best islands in Vancouver

Check out the top islands in Vancouver, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
1. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
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13 local reviews
1535 Johnston St, Vancouver
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 604-669-9030
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
S.
One of my favourite spots on Granville Island
Mj
Located in iconic Granville Island with gorgeous ocean views of Burrard Inlet & False Creek. Enjoy a romantic,…
Ria
Enjoy Granville Island market during the day and Sandbar for lunch or dinner, directly under the granville str…
1. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
1. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
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13 local reviews
1535 Johnston St, Vancouver
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 604-669-9030
S.
S.
One of my favourite spots on Granville Island
Mj
Mj
Located in iconic Granville Island with gorgeous ocean views of Burrard Inlet & False Creek. Enjoy a romantic, candlelit evening on the roof…
Ria
Ria
Enjoy Granville Island market during the day and Sandbar for lunch or dinner, directly under the granville street bridge a view of english b…
2. Grouse Mountain
2. Grouse Mountain
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130 local reviews
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
+1 604-980-9311
Natural featureStorePoint of interest
Sarah And Adam
Great way to spend a day or afternoon, good food and beers with unlimited views out to Vancouver island!
Tabitha
Some of the most spectral views of the City of Vancouver, Stanley Park right out Vancouver Island. 5 start A…
David
Great skiing with views across Vancouver as you enjoy the slopes.
2. Grouse Mountain
2. Grouse Mountain
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130 local reviews
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
+1 604-980-9311
Sarah And Adam
Sarah And Adam
Great way to spend a day or afternoon, good food and beers with unlimited views out to Vancouver island!
Tabitha
Tabitha
Some of the most spectral views of the City of Vancouver, Stanley Park right out Vancouver Island. 5 start Attraction and it's only 15 min…
David
David
Great skiing with views across Vancouver as you enjoy the slopes.
3. Arts Club Theatre Company
3. Arts Club Theatre Company
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9 local reviews
Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver
Closed · Opens Tuesday 6:00 PM
(604) 687-1644
Establishment
Jason
For an evening of hilarious laughs and fun, nothing beats checking out the improv comedy shows by the Vancouve…
Ashlee
Check-Out a hilarious night of Improv at TheatreSports! Re-occurring shows include Throne of Games, Improv Aft…
Aleha
Recognized as one of the best internationally - and close by in Granville Island.
3. Arts Club Theatre Company
3. Arts Club Theatre Company
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9 local reviews
Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver
Closed · Opens Tuesday 6:00 PM
(604) 687-1644
Jason
Jason
For an evening of hilarious laughs and fun, nothing beats checking out the improv comedy shows by the Vancouver TheatreSports League (vtsl.c…
Ashlee
Ashlee
Check-Out a hilarious night of Improv at TheatreSports! Re-occurring shows include Throne of Games, Improv After Dark, and Rookie League. A …
Aleha
Aleha
Recognized as one of the best internationally - and close by in Granville Island.
4. Pacific Spirit Hostel
4. Pacific Spirit Hostel
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51 local reviews
1935 Lower Mall, Vancouver
+1 604-822-1000
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Keane
Vancouver's only nude beach is VERY nice. Wild feeling. Almost like being on Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island…
Steve
Famous for being among the most beautiful beaches in the world and Vancouver's only official "clothing optiona…
Cam
Clothing optional beach... :-) Only 1 in Vancouver..
4. Pacific Spirit Hostel
4. Pacific Spirit Hostel
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51 local reviews
1935 Lower Mall, Vancouver
+1 604-822-1000
Keane
Keane
Vancouver's only nude beach is VERY nice. Wild feeling. Almost like being on Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island with the Pacific right there.
Steve
Steve
Famous for being among the most beautiful beaches in the world and Vancouver's only official "clothing optional" beach, there is so much mor…
Cam
Cam
Clothing optional beach... :-) Only 1 in Vancouver..
5. Science World at TELUS World of Science
5. Science World at TELUS World of Science
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112 local reviews
1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 604-443-7440
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Jason
Imax Theater, and you can catch the auqa bus here to Granville Island.
Tess
Great place for families or anyone! Exhibits change & the OmniMax Theatre is great! On the seawall in False Cr…
Howie And Lisa
Ignite your mind and discover the wonders of science. Popular, hands-on interactive displays, inspirational fe…
5. Science World at TELUS World of Science
5. Science World at TELUS World of Science
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112 local reviews
1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 604-443-7440
Jason
Jason
Imax Theater, and you can catch the auqa bus here to Granville Island.
Tess
Tess
Great place for families or anyone! Exhibits change & the OmniMax Theatre is great! On the seawall in False Creek, it's a nice stroll over t…
Howie And Lisa
Howie And Lisa
Ignite your mind and discover the wonders of science. Popular, hands-on interactive displays, inspirational feature exhibitions, jaw-droppin…
6. Tsawwassen
6. Tsawwassen
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10 local reviews
1 Ferry Causeway, Delta
+1 888-223-3779
Transit stationPoint of interestEstablishment
Tracy & Bryan
Ferry Terminal to Vancouver Island (Nanaimo and Victoria) and Gulf Islands.
Torrin
This is the Ferry station that will take you into very beautiful islands or to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Y…
Valerie
This will give you an idea of where the BC ferry lands on the island. You can take a city bus to downtown (ab…
6. Tsawwassen
6. Tsawwassen
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10 local reviews
1 Ferry Causeway, Delta
+1 888-223-3779
Tracy & Bryan
Tracy & Bryan
Ferry Terminal to Vancouver Island (Nanaimo and Victoria) and Gulf Islands.
Torrin
Torrin
This is the Ferry station that will take you into very beautiful islands or to Victoria on Vancouver Island. You take the Canada Line skytra…
Valerie
Valerie
This will give you an idea of where the BC ferry lands on the island. You can take a city bus to downtown (about 40 minutes).
7. Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus
7. Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus
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16 local reviews
Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus, Horseshoe Bay
Bus stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Torrin
This is the Ferry terminal that will take you to the Sunshine Coast, Bowen Island and Nanaimo on three separat…
Wayne
One of the most convenient features of Lions Bay is your vicinity to the ferry terminal. You'll have access t…
Coralie
A 20 minute drive to this picturesque village, with excellent dining facilities and interesting shops. The Fe…
7. Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus
7. Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus
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16 local reviews
Bay Street Horseshoe Bay Terminus, Horseshoe Bay
Torrin
Torrin
This is the Ferry terminal that will take you to the Sunshine Coast, Bowen Island and Nanaimo on three separate ferries. To get here, you ta…
Wayne
Wayne
One of the most convenient features of Lions Bay is your vicinity to the ferry terminal. You'll have access to any number of islands (Bowen…
Coralie
Coralie
A 20 minute drive to this picturesque village, with excellent dining facilities and interesting shops. The Ferry Terminal connects to Nanai…
8. Third Beach
8. Third Beach
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34 local reviews
Natural featurePoint of interestEstablishment
Francis
The most remote beach in SP. Only accessible by going around the island counter-clockwise by car or either way…
Kristina
The most remote beach in SP. Only accessible by going around the island counter-clockwise by car or either way…
James
Third beach is a bit further along the way from 2nd beach, more sand less kids, more adults, further walk or y…
8. Third Beach
8. Third Beach
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34 local reviews
Francis
Francis
The most remote beach in SP. Only accessible by going around the island counter-clockwise by car or either way by walking path. Amazing suns…
Kristina
Kristina
The most remote beach in SP. Only accessible by going around the island counter-clockwise by car or either way by walking path. Amazing suns…
James
James
Third beach is a bit further along the way from 2nd beach, more sand less kids, more adults, further walk or you can drive or take the shutt…
9. Granville Island
9. Granville Island
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220 local reviews
Granville Island, Vancouver
NeighborhoodPolitical
Steve
An incredible neighbourhood - Granville Island is a collection of shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, indepe…
Celeste
A huge market full of local delicacies, crafts, shops and art. Purchase every kind of ingredient from fresh l…
Isabel
Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You’re already curious. Now picture a place moulded by a fasci…
9. Granville Island
9. Granville Island
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220 local reviews
Granville Island, Vancouver
Steve
Steve
An incredible neighbourhood - Granville Island is a collection of shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, independent vendors, book stores, l…
Celeste
Celeste
A huge market full of local delicacies, crafts, shops and art. Purchase every kind of ingredient from fresh local fruits and vegetables to …
Isabel
Isabel
Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You’re already curious. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a…
10. False Creek
10. False Creek
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12 local reviews
False Creek, Vancouver
Natural featureEstablishment
Andrea
Seawall biking/jogging and walking route all the way down to Granville Island, Science World or Downtown. Plen…
Judy
Will be located in False Creek for early June. Fantastic. Granville Island is my favorite place to provision…
Norm
Two of our favourite walks. From Main Street-Science World Station, take the north seawall route to walk to Ya…
10. False Creek
10. False Creek
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12 local reviews
False Creek, Vancouver
Andrea
Andrea
Seawall biking/jogging and walking route all the way down to Granville Island, Science World or Downtown. Plenty of great spots to stop alon…
Judy
Judy
Will be located in False Creek for early June. Fantastic. Granville Island is my favorite place to provision the boat, have meals and list…
Norm
Norm
Two of our favourite walks. From Main Street-Science World Station, take the north seawall route to walk to Yaletown, English Bay and as far…
11. Go Fish
11. Go Fish
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12 local reviews
1505 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:30 AM
+1 604-730-5040
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Eugenia
Closed on Mondays and be aware that they are open 11.30am to 6.45pm. This is a real City Secret. Ride on rent…
Grace
Amazing fish and chips el fresco with the family. Make it a must stop when you are visiting Granville Island.
Brennan
Amazing food stand on the seawall, right outside of Granville Island. This hidden gem serves up the best fish …
11. Go Fish
11. Go Fish
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12 local reviews
1505 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:30 AM
+1 604-730-5040
Eugenia
Eugenia
Closed on Mondays and be aware that they are open 11.30am to 6.45pm. This is a real City Secret. Ride on rental bikes around the sea wall, …
Grace
Grace
Amazing fish and chips el fresco with the family. Make it a must stop when you are visiting Granville Island.
Brennan
Brennan
Amazing food stand on the seawall, right outside of Granville Island. This hidden gem serves up the best fish and chips in the city, as well…
12. Bowen Island
12. Bowen Island
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6 local reviews
Bowen Island, Bowen Island
LocalityPolitical
Robert
Bowen Island can be visited on a day trip by taking a ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Park your car and walk on the …
Olivia
Charming small island community, only 20 min very ride from Horseshoe Bay. Restaurants, cafes and short hikes/…
Jane
Bowen Island makes a great day trip. A 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay you get an ocean voyage and a …
12. Bowen Island
12. Bowen Island
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6 local reviews
Bowen Island, Bowen Island
Robert
Robert
Bowen Island can be visited on a day trip by taking a ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Park your car and walk on the ferry, ride bikes, or drive ov…
Olivia
Olivia
Charming small island community, only 20 min very ride from Horseshoe Bay. Restaurants, cafes and short hikes/walks.
Jane
Jane
Bowen Island makes a great day trip. A 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay you get an ocean voyage and a quaint village all thrown into…