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Vancouver BC
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Vancouver Attractions - Art Galleries - Museums - Theatres - IMAX - Skiing Locations - University - Aquarium - Vancouver Chinatown - Capliano Suspension Bridge

Vancouver has some of the most spectacular attractions with the breathtaking Coast Range Mountains as a backdrop, the waters of the Pacific at its shore and exceptional greenery. Scenery is not all there is to Vancouver for it is truly a cosmopolitan city and the attractions are plentiful.
vancouver art gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 2H7
24 hour info-line 604-662-4719
Season: Open 365 days a year!
Hours: Daily 10 am to 5:30 pm, Tues & Thurs until 9 pm.

Admission: CAD$19.50 Adults; CAD$15 Senior; CAD$14 Students; CAD$6.50 Child, free for children 4 and under, Family Pass (Max 2 adult - 2 child) $49.00, 1st come 1st served basis Tues 5pm-9pm.

A world class art encounter waits at the Vancouver Art Gallery. This contemporary gallery is situated in a large heritage building located right in the centre of downtown. The largest in Western Canada, it features four floors of inspirational pleasures. There are rotating exhibitions of major international works, as well as permanent collections of local artists such as Victoria's famous Emily Carr. There's also a unique gift shop and excellent on-site cafe...not to be missed!

Vancouver Local Sites and Places of Interest

WhalesIn Stanley Park you can visit the Vancouver Aquarium with over 60,000 animals on view. At the Arctic Canada Gallery learn about the chilly habitat of the beluga whale or visit the Graham Amazon Gallery to discover giant fresh water fish, brilliant scarlet ibis and free ranging sloths. Discover the Pacific Northwest as you watch graceful dolphins and frolicking sea lions, and playful sea otters or visit a living rainbow at the colourful Tropical Gallery with blacktip reef sharks and stingrays.

Canada Place Cruise Ship FacilityClose to Stanley Park, on the waterfront at Canada Place, you can get a sensory blast at the CN IMAX Theatre. With a 5-storey high screen and wraparound IMAX Digital Sound, IMAX and IMAX 3D will place you right in the action. You'll explore the four corners of the world as never before. For a different but still spectacular 360 degree view take the ride in the glass enclosed elevator to the viewing deck atop the 167 metre (553 ft.) Harbour Centre Tower. Many of the questions you have can be answered by photo-fact plaques or the trained tour guides.

A great place to take the kids is Science World British Columbia. Hands on exhibits will amaze you. Step inside a beaver den, lose your shadow, see colour where there is only black and white or step on sound. Experience OMNIMAX films on one of the worlds largest domed screens and don't forget to check out the new 3-D laser theatre. Science World is located at the Science World/Main Street Station right downtown.

Also close to town is The Pacific Space Centre - Home of the H.R. MacMillan Planetarium and Gordon M. Southam Observatory.

Capliano Suspension BridgeIn North Vancouver, an easy trip across the harbour, there are a couple of great places to visit. Originally built in 1889 of hemp rope and cedar planks, Vancouver's first tourist attraction, the Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River.

Surrounded by majestic evergreens the gently swaying bridge looks down on trout ponds in summer and white water kayakers in winter. Not far away is the year round adventure of Grouse Mountain. Take the Skyride to the top and take in the spectacular view of the city, mountains and sea. In summer you can walk the hiking trails or take in a Logger Sports Shows and in the winter you can enjoy night and day skiing or a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

See North-Vancouver or West-Vancouver for more North Shore attractions.

Dr. Sun Yat-SenFor the garden lover Vancouver offers some unique experiences. Located right in the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown you will find the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden. The first authentic classical Chinese garden built outside mainland China it is representative of the Ming Dynasty and built by hand by craftsmen brought from China and of materials imported mainly from Suzhou, China's premier garden city.

At the University of British Columbia you can visit Canada's oldest botanical garden and a classical Japanese garden.

The above are just a few of the attractions you can experience in the Vancouver area. Just
walking the city with it's different ethnic communities and excellent shopping districts is an experience in itself.

See a Multimedia Presentation of the sights of Vancouver (High Bandwidth connection and Flash). is your best resource on what to do with kids in the Greater Vancouver area. From indoor and outdoor activities, to birthday parties and local events, you’ll find creative and exciting adventures for kids.

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