What are some sights to see in Vancouver, BC?
I'm from California and am planning on going to Vancouver during spring break this year. Justwanted to know some sights to see and places a tourist HAS TO see or visit while in Vancouver
- Michael C...Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
"Hi" .....Firstly here's a list of Hostels in Vancouver and they are all good as we have a lot of young International travellers visit us . Perfect if you are in a budget and a student and you did say you were on spring break.
Ok here goes.......one of the things you should get is a "Transit Pass" which is good on the buses,the Sky Train, and the Sea Bus ( inexpensive harbour tour to North Vancouver)....this gives you access to to Lynn Canyon and the Capilano Suspension Bridge plus access to Grouse Mountain and the Sky Ride to the top
and you'll be able to see the Grizzly orphanage,and there is lots to do up there and of course the view is incredible.
With a transit pass you can also visit via the sky train and all of the outlying areas ( Burnaby, New Westminster etc etc.) and if you like large Malls then MetroTown is one of the stops in Burnaby and this Mall is huge.
As concerns a Transit Pass this will also give you a very inexpensive way to vist Victoria on Vancouver Island and it's our Capital city . Has tons to do there from the Museum to the Parliament Builds to some great pubs and shops.The ferry ride across the straights is beautiful but for a Vic trip you need a full day. You can easily see Butchart Gardens if you give yourself anough time.On a side note if you want to overnight in Vic they have great Hostels and that might be the way to go...spend a night and that way you can see lots and come back the next day.
Pacific Coach Lines goes to Whistler (Home for the 2010 winter Olympics) from Vancouver and that's certainly worth a look at...the Sea to Sky Highway is quite spectacular and rather interesting at certain moments ! lol Again however a full day is required! If you do go the "Zip Line' is a hoot as well as the Gondola !
I'm throwing in a web cam of Whistler that you can look at...a tad different than California...also have a look at the Gallery section......
Now as concerns beautiful downtown Vancouver itself there is a variety of things to do which are "Free" or inexpensive, from Granville Island, to Gas Town,Robson St., China Town, Stanley Park, Vancouver Art Gallery, the Lookout, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Museum and Observatory, Imax Theatre and great shopping and lots of Pubs and great multinational "food" places ! *lol
I'd suggest you "Yahoo" or "Google" these places mentioned above and you'll be pleasantly surprised as they are all easy to get to especially Granville Island and Stanley Park .
You'll find when you are here that Vancouver that is a safe city and one can walk around and just enjoy the many facets it has to offer quite easily ! The spectacular views of ocean and mountain , and our beaches ( English Bay, Kitsilano and Wreck Beach ) are complimentary of course ! *lol*
I'm not sure if this is your idea of entertainment but one of the things that you may very well enjoy is the "Anthropology Museum" at U.B.C...it is world class actually and explains B.C. from it's earliest days ( Ice Age ) and has one of the best "First Nations" exhibits, bar none, anywhere in the world...seriously !
Anyway there is tons to do and you won't be bored !
Here's some interactive maps...for navigation purposes and a good web site as regards Vancouver......
Hope that helps ya and a "Welcome" to Vancouver and Canada ! *S* (Michael C)
- 1 decade ago
Wow there is so much you need to do when you get there!
In the city: Downtown, Gas Town, Playland (PNE), Watermania, Big Bus, Stanley Park, Jericho Beach, Granville Island, Seaworld
Away from the city: Whistler, Grouse Mountain, Vancouver Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge, White Rock
you can find more here: http://www.discovervancouver.com/attractions.asp
- lewickiLv 44 years ago
If it fairly is a highway holiday the place you easily like driving, the Squamish highway to Whistler is very effective (however they straightened it plenty for the 2010 Olympics). in case you like bends like the "zoom zoom" Mazda classified ads, the Duffy Lake highway up previous Pemberton is effective, and in case you're nuts you could take the Seton Portage highway to Cache Creek which has some great ecosystem and breathtaking drops from the gravel highway.
- 1 decade ago
Stanley Park. Whistler, Go look at all the olympic stuff they leave up, shopping down town.