7 Top Things to Do in Vancouver


Vancouver is known as Canada’s culinary capital, but there are other things to do here than just to sample the most sumptuous dishes. The following are the top things to do in Vancouver.

1. Eating in Vancouver

Since it is the nation’s culinary capital, one of the first in the list of things to do in Vancouver is to visit the city’s best restaurants. For that bistro-feel ambiance, you can go to L’Abattoir, where you will be served with angelic food prepared through refined cooking.

The Araxi is another place to go and it has once been called as Canada’s best restaurant. This restaurant serves dishes prepared with local ingredients sourced from Pemberton Valley farms. Aside from fresh produce from the local farmers, the executive chef also makes use of the Pacific Ocean’s freshest catches.

Other restaurants worth visiting in Vancouver include; Bao Bei, Blu Water Café, C Restaurant, Café Regalade, Chambar, Cibo and Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill.

2. Crossing the Capilano Suspension Bridge

This suspension bridge measures 137 meters across the canyon and 70 meters from the Capilano River. Crossing it will give you the chance to explore the magnificently lush forest.

3. Shopping in Vancouver

Shopping is one activity that should be included in your list of things to do in Vancouver. This city is home to shops that sell everything a tourist could look for; high fashion and casual clothing and accessories, art works, furniture, ceramics and souvenir items. The most visited shopping areas in Vancouver are; Burnaby, Commercial Drive, China Town, Granville Street, Kerrisdale and Davie Village.

4. Riding the Horse-Drawn Vehicle in Stanley Park

One of the ways to enjoy Vancouver ’s number one attraction, Stanley Park, is by exploring it on board an old-fashioned horse-drawn vehicle. These tours are recommended especially for people who are fascinated with family-oriented activities. The tour includes stops at Totem Poles, Rose Garden, Lions Gate Bridge, Red-Cedar Forest, the Deadman’s Island, Girl in a Wetsuit Statue, and Empress of Japan Figurehead.

5. Riding a Flight Stimulation

The latest must-see attraction in the city today that should be included in anyone’s things to do in Vancouver is the Fly Over Canada flight-simulation ride. Your riding experience begins with taking off into a big dome screen with the most advanced ride technology and projection complete with mist, scents and wind, for a totally genuine flying experience.

6. Go Cruising

Another great activity to try while you are in Vancouver is to go on a cruise. There are cruising companies that offered tours that will take you to the city’s best locations with the most breathtaking views.

7. Sight-Seeing Activities

No visit to any destination is complete if you are not going to explore some of its great sight-seeing offerings. When in Vancouver, the best places to go include; the Vancouver Lookout, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, Science World, Grouse Mountain, Marina Square, Victory Square, Memorial West Park, Granville Island Water Park, Gladstone-Riverside Park, Nanaimo Park, Garden Park (Grandview Area), Cambridge Park, Victoria Park, General Brock Park, Kensington Park, Maple Grove park, and many more.

Author: Tajirul Haque

Tajirul Haque is a travel enthusiast and freelance travel writer on Upwork. Having written hundreds of travel articles on so many travel destinations around the world for his clients, Tajirul started Top Travel Lists back in September 2014. Travel writing is his passion and he always loves to write about a new destination as it allows him to know about more beautiful places the planet has to offer. He is always available for freelance travel writing opportunities.