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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

Catriona Jeffries Gallery

Critics' choice
Art

Catriona Jeffries is Vancouver's most important contemporary gallery and one of a handful in the city - some would say the only one - to boast an...

274 E 1st Avenue
Major venue

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Critics' choice
Music

The cylindrical, zinc-panelled exterior of the Chan Centre is striking, but it's the sonorous interior of the Chan Shun Concert Hall that has thrilled...

6265 Crescent Road
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Commodore Ballroom

Critics' choice
Music

Located in the heart of downtown, the Commodore is the music scene's crown jewel. Having recently celebrated its 75th birthday, the 900-capacity venue has a...

868 Granville Street
Tags: Rock
Major venue

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
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Museum of Anthropology

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Museums

Canada's largest teaching museum, and arguably Vancouver's only truly world-class cultural institution, the Museum of Anthropology began life in the 1920s...

6393 NW Marine Drive
Tags: History
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Orpheum

Critics' choice
Music

Once the largest theatre on North America's Pacific Coast, this is an incredible venue for a live rock show. While unassuming from the exterior, inside its...

600 Smithe Street
Major venue

Science World

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Cinemas, Museums, Restaurants & cafés

Impossible to miss, the huge silver golf ball that is Science World is a significant part of the Vancouver skyline. It's also one of the best destinations...

1455 Quebec Street
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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...

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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 Canucks

Critics' choice
Sport, health & fitness

Remember to call it just plain 'hockey'. The local team are thrilling to watch, with a hard and fast puck over the three time periods. The atmosphere's...

GM Place
Major venue

Vancouver East Cultural Centre

Critics' choice
Theatre

No venue in the city has the committed audience that the 'Cultch' has cultivated. The former Unitarian church, built in 1909, has been a 250-seat theatre,...

1895 Venables Street
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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
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