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Best of Vancouver Guide

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Vancouver
Vancouver was founded as “Gastown” by an Englishman with a penchant for beer and storytelling. Today Gastown is a historic section of the Canadian metropolis, and the lively pubs still reflect the area’s former status as a sort of community drinking center. The city’s forests, grand parks, and impressive suspension bridge beckon travelers to explore them, as do the city’s shops and museums. Relive the glory of the 2010 Winter Games with visits to Olympic venues and the marvelous Olympic Cauldron.

All things to do » Things to do

Seawall in Vancouver
Seawall in Vancouver
Attraction type: Trails
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Stanley Park
Stanley Park
Owner description: North America's third-largest park draws eight million visitors per year, many of whom may skate or walk past you on the Seawall, a scenic, 5.5-mile path running along the water... more Owner description: North America's third-largest park draws eight million visitors per year, many of whom may skate or walk past you on the Seawall, a scenic, 5.5-mile path running along the water on the park's perimeter. It's just one of many trails among the park's 1,000 acres, which also house an aquarium, nature center and other recreational facilities. less
Attraction type: Parks
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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Owner description: Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park... more Owner description: Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September. less
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VanDusen Botanical Garden
VanDusen Botanical Garden
This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
Attraction type: Gardens
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Museum of Anthropology
Museum of Anthropology
The Museum of Anthropology, on the campus of the University of British Columbia, is an incredible collection of artifacts and art from around the world.
Attraction type: Natural History Museums; Specialty Museums; History Museums; Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Absinthe Bistro
Absinthe Bistro
Ranked #1 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $21 - $35
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Bishop's
Bishop's
Ranked #2 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Ranked #3 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Salmon n' Bannock
Salmon n' Bannock
Ranked #4 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Native American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Meat & Bread
Meat & Bread
Ranked #5 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nelson House B & B
Nelson House B & B
$69 - $185 (CAD 78 - 208)
Ranked #11 of 62 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Vancouver Traveller (Traveler) Bed and Breakfast
Vancouver Traveller (Traveler) Bed and Breakfast
$67 - $129 (CAD 75 - 145)
Ranked #16 of 62 Vancouver B&B and Inns
SameSun Backpacker Lodge
1.5 of 5
SameSun Backpacker Lodge
$57 - $107 (CAD 64 - 120)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Sunset Inn and Suites
2.5 of 5
Sunset Inn and Suites
$93 - $230
Ranked #12 of 97 Hotels in Vancouver
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Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
3.5 of 5
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
$136 - $323
Ranked #14 of 97 Hotels in Vancouver
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Georgian Court Hotel
4.0 of 5
Georgian Court Hotel
$136 - $267 (CAD 153 - 300)
Ranked #21 of 97 Hotels in Vancouver
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

L'Hermitage Hotel
4.0 of 5
L'Hermitage Hotel
$165 - $311
Ranked #1 of 97 Hotels in Vancouver
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Rosewood Hotel Georgia
5.0 of 5
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
$224 - $443
Ranked #2 of 97 Hotels in Vancouver
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Loden Hotel
4.5 of 5
Loden Hotel
$224 - $353
Ranked #3 of 97 Hotels in Vancouver
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