April 10, 2023

Things to do in Vancouver While You’re Here for Gen Blue Canada!

This spring, Coldwell Banker Canada will be bringing our blue pride to the beautiful city of Vancouver. Blessed with majestic mountains, the sparkling ocean, lush rainforests, and an array of notable attractions, Vancouver is one of Canada’s most desirable places to visit.  

We have guests from across Canada flying in for this special event, and we want to make sure everyone makes the most of their visit! Whether this is your first time travelling to Vancouver or you’re a local looking for new adventures, we’ve curated a list of the best things to do in this bustling city.  


Explore Stanley Park  

Stanley Park is Vancouver’s largest and most adored park! This green oasis is located right along the Seawall and offers 400 hectares of luscious rainforest, kilometers of trails, stunning beaches, wildlife, delicious food, cultural landmarks, and unlimited scenic views of Vancouver’s beautiful landscape. Stanley Park offers something unique for everyone! 


Visit the Richmond Night Market  

The Richmond Night Market is the largest in North America and is the perfect spot to eat, play, and shop! With 70 food vendors and 100 retail stalls, you can fully indulge in this epic tradition. Feast on some of the most delicious Asian food while shopping for handmade, local merchandise.  


Take an Aquabus to Granville Island  

It comes as no surprise that Granville Island is a favorite spot for many visitors and locals alike! The Granville Island Public Market is a bustling hub of activity AND an important cultural district. The area is home to an endless number of restaurants and food stands, two breweries, a spirits distillery, and many theatres, workshops, and craft studios.  


Cycle or Walk the Vancouver Seawall  

The Seawall in Vancouver extends from the Vancouver convention Centre to the Spanish Banks Park, but the most popular section is the 10-km loop around Stanley Park.  The Seawall caters to both walkers and cyclists so you can choose how would like to experience the lush greenery, the ocean views, and the freshest air around. 


Tour Gastown  

Gastown is located along the north of the downtown Vancouver peninsula and is the city’s oldest neighborhood. You’re going to want to explore this neighborhood by foot to admire the Victorian architecture, adorable boutiques, and unique galleries while enjoying some of the best food in the city!  


Visit the Vancouver Aquarium  

The Vancouver Aquarium is Canada’s very first public aquarium and contains the country’s only dedicated marine mammal facility. It is home to thousands of incredible ocean species and aquatic life and provides an educational, awe-inspiring experience for guests of all ages.  


Take a Foodie Tour  

Vancouver’s culinary scene is one of the most vibrant in Canada, offering a huge variety of quality cuisine. You can expect to find some of the finest restaurants in the world, superb street food, and everything in between.  If you consider yourself a foodie, you should consider taking a Foodie Tour for a guided experience where you’ll get to try incredible food from multiple vendors!  


Enjoy Live Music at The Commodore Ballroom  

The Commodore Ballroom is an award-winning venue that has hosted some of the most legendary talent for the past 90 years, including KISS, David Bowie, the Tragically Hip, Lady Gaga, and so much more. Named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Clubs in North America and Vancouver’s favorite live venue, it’s definitely worth the visit!  


Admire the Van Dusen Botanical Garden 

If you consider yourself a nature lover, you’re going to want to check out the Van Dusen Botanical Garden, a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver. There are over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world to admire, and you’ll likely encounter some local wildlife as well. The garden features an Elizabethan hedge maze, a delicious care and restaurant, and a lovely garden themed gift shop!  


Catch the Sunset at Kitsilano Beach  

Vancouver’s mountain landscape make for some incredible sunsets. If you don’t believe me, then you should head over to Kitsilano Beach to see for yourself! Kitsilano Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, offering panoramic views of downtown, Burrard Inlet, and the North Shore Mountains, making this the ideal spot to wind-down and enjoy a sunset.  


Walk Across the Capilano Suspension Bridge  

The 450-foot Capilano Suspension Bridge is a sight to see, surrounded by the rich rainforest, rushing river, and incredible views from every angle. The park also features towering platforms, 6 other suspension bridges and a thrilling cliff walk high above Capilano Canyon. There is tons of exploring to be had here, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even spot an eagle.  


Go Whale Watching  

With thousands of whales migrating through the ocean each year from March to October, Vancouver is one of the world’s best locations for whale watching. There are a number of tour operators offering whale watching expeditions from boats, kayaks, or seaplanes. You’ll have to opportunity to see humpback whale, orcas, gray whales, and even mini whales, so make sure to pack your binoculars! . 




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