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Capilano Salmon Hatchery

Attractions

This government-owned fish farm is designed to help stem the depletion of salmon stocks. The education centre allows you to learn about the life cycle of...

4500 Capilano Park Road
Free

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Critics' choice
Attractions

Scottish engineer George Mackay extended a rope and plank bridge 137m (450ft) over the Capilano River in 1889 with the help of two men and a team of horses....

3735 Capilano Road
Major venue

Children's Farmyard & Miniature Railway

Attractions

A popular double attraction inside Stanley Park where children can pet goats, sheep and pigs - as well as the odd reptile and llama - before taking a...

Stanley Park

Grouse Mountain

Critics' choice
Attractions, Sport, health & fitness

Grouse Mountain is easily accessible, a 25-minute drive over the Lions Gate Bridge from the city centre, or a short bus ride from Lonsdale Quay. There's a...

6400 Nancy Greene Way
Major venue

Lynn Canyon Park

Attractions

Another suspension bridge - this time free - in a park with plentiful trails and picnicking areas.

off Lynn Vally Road and Peters Road

Maplewood Farm

Attractions

With some 200 farm animals, milking displays, pony rides and a large canopied area for stroking and feeding the rabbits, this North Shore attraction (once a...

405 Seymour River Place

Playland

Attractions

All the fun of the fair, with a roller-coaster, Ferris wheel and some 35 other gravity-defying rides. A bus ride out of town, Playland opens from late April...

2901 E Hastings Street

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Attractions

On the site of the former Canadian Pacific Railway's switching yard, this community centre is home to the original Engine 374 that pulled the first...

181 Roundhouse Mews
Free

Stanley Park

Critics' choice
Attractions

Stanley Park has been called the soul of the city and the envy of the world. At 400 hectares (1,000 acres) it's slightly bigger than New York's Central...

FreeMajor venue

UBC Botanical Garden

Attractions

The UBC Botanical Garden is a somewhat hidden (but sizeable) jewel at the intersection of SW Marine Drive and W16th Avenue. The garden sprawls over 110...

6804 SW Marine Drive

Vancouver Aquarium

Critics' choice
Attractions

Despite public qualms over the display of captive marine mammals no one seems to care much for the feelings of fish. The regular beluga show (three daily)...

Stanley Park
Major venue

Vancouver Public Library

Critics' choice
Attractions

The central Library Square branch offers a well-stocked children's section downstairs, with multimedia computer stations, listening stations, internet...

350 W Georgia Street
Free

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Critics' choice
Attractions

Downtown may have Stanley Park on its doorstep, but the West Side boasts the highest concentration of spectacular public gardens in Canada, including the...

5251 Oak Street
Major venue