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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: Hiking 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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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: Specialty Museums
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Queen Elizabeth Park
Queen Elizabeth Park
Owner description: Situated on Little Mountain - the highest point in Vancouver proper - this former rock quarry has been converted into a beautiful city park with flower gardens, public art, grassy... more Owner description: Situated on Little Mountain - the highest point in Vancouver proper - this former rock quarry has been converted into a beautiful city park with flower gardens, public art, grassy knolls, and panoramic views over the city. less
Attraction type: Gardens; Parks
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Absinthe Bistro
Absinthe Bistro
Ranked #1 of 3,054 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $21 - $35
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Ranked #2 of 3,054 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood, Sushi
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Salmon n' Bannock
Salmon n' Bannock
Ranked #3 of 3,054 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $10 - $31
Cuisines: Native American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Purebread
Purebread
Ranked #4 of 3,054 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Bakeries
Dining options: Breakfast
Bishop's
Bishop's
Ranked #5 of 3,054 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nelson House B & B
Nelson House B & B
$63 - $168 (CAD 78 - 208)
Ranked #9 of 63 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Vancouver Traveller (Traveler) Bed and Breakfast
Vancouver Traveller (Traveler) Bed and Breakfast
$61 - $117 (CAD 75 - 145)
Ranked #13 of 63 Vancouver B&B and Inns
SameSun Backpacker Lodge
1.5 of 5
SameSun Backpacker Lodge
$37 - $108 (CAD 46 - 134)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Times Square Suites Hotel
3.0 of 5
Times Square Suites Hotel
$134 - $397
Ranked #7 of 96 Hotels in Vancouver
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Sunset Inn and Suites
2.5 of 5
Sunset Inn and Suites
$104 - $273
Ranked #12 of 96 Hotels in Vancouver
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YWCA Hotel Vancouver
2.5 of 5
YWCA Hotel Vancouver
$85 - $134
Ranked #19 of 96 Hotels in Vancouver
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

L'Hermitage Hotel
4.0 of 5
L'Hermitage Hotel
$164 - $366
Ranked #1 of 96 Hotels in Vancouver
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Fairmont Pacific Rim
5.0 of 5
Fairmont Pacific Rim
$365 - $642
Ranked #2 of 96 Hotels in Vancouver
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Rosewood Hotel Georgia
5.0 of 5
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
$288 - $760
Ranked #3 of 96 Hotels in Vancouver
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