August 2019: Vancouver really does have it all, in a beautiful setting to boot. Visitors come from around the world to experience the best things to do in Vancouver; they're lured by pristine parks, vibrant diversity, endless culture, and awesome things to eat and drink. No visit to Vancouver is complete without getting a dose of nature though. Whether it’s a strenuous hike up Grouse Grind (#4), a quiet stroll through a Chinese garden (#9), or communing with whales (#8), the city has the great outdoors covered. Be sure to make time for checking out local artists at the Pacific Arts Market (#15) and local foods at the Granville Island Public Market (#2). After a long day exploring the city, relax with a stroll along the water (#11) or catch some sunset views at English Bay (#13).
Welcome to the Time Out DO List, our curated list of the best things to do in Vancouver, from outdoor adventures to culinary surprises. The beauty of Vancouver's mountains and sea means getting outside is a must, but there are plenty of indoor activities to explore as well. Don’t forget to check out our guides to the best restaurants in Vancouver and bars in Vancouver.
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