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Downtown Vancouver Local Area Attractions


With so many world-class attractions to explore, planning your Vancouver sightseeing itinerary can be a daunting task. To make things easier, here’s a listing of some of the city’s most popular and worthwhile attractions. You’ll also want to check out our listings of local events and nearby nightlife spots. If you need more ideas on local attractions, visit Tourism Vancouver.


Famous Attractions

Vancouver is famous for its beautiful mountains, spectacular beaches, and these popular local attractions, all within a stone’s throw of our hotel.

Winter Sports

Simply look up at the horizon in Vancouver and you’ll see that we’re blessed with some of the most spectacular mountains in Canada. Take to the slopes on these popular peaks:
  • Grouse Mountain: The “Peak of Vancouver”, home to grizzly bears, wolves, skating and winter sports.
  • Cyprus Bowl: Vancouver’s alpine Olympic home to snowboarding and freestyle skiing
  • Mount Seymour – North Vancouver’s hidden winter gem
  • Whistler/Blackcomb – The world’s best skiing and snowboarding wonderland
  • Big White Ski Resort – Interior British Columbia home of Champagne Powder
  • Mount Baker – Just 45 minutes south of the border in Washington State


Vancouver is a shopaholic’s paradise, home to chic boutiques, big-name retailers and large shopping malls.


Immerse yourself in Vancouver’s spectacular natural surroundings by embarking on an sightseeing adventure with these tour companies.

A Walk on the Wild Side

Thrills and excitement await you at these awesome attractions, sure to create memories that last a lifetime, for better or worse!

Pro Sports

Vancouver is home to several professional sports franchises, so there’s always a big game to catch, no matter what time of year you visit.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey: 18,000 hockey-crazed fans pack Rogers Arena for every game our city’s NHL franchise plays.
  • BC Lions Football: A perennial championship contender in the Canadian Football League, the BC Lions boast a 60-year history and large fanbase.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer: This MLS franchise is quickly becoming one of the city’s most popular sporting attractions.

City Tours

Vancouver’s a big place, so why not leave the driving up to someone else and take a guided tour of the city’s historic sites and cultural treasures.

Dining in Vancouver

Vancouver’s world-class dining scene is inspired by our city’s multicultural mosaic and fuelled by our region’s abundance of fresh seafood and organic produce. Here are a few of our favourite nearby restaurants. To easily make reservations at these and other Vancouver restaurants, visit OpenTable.
  • The Morrissey Public House – Not surprisingly, we love our onsite pub and restaurant, which serves amazing food in the coolest digs on Granville.
  • The Refinery – A market-style eatery with a large wine list and market-fresh, locally-sourced dishes
  • Ten Ten Tapas – Waterfront tapas bar with live jazz
  • C Restaurant – The upper echelon of Vancouver seafood restaurants
  • Smoke’s Poutinerie – World-famous poutine (fries, gravy & cheese curds) made in the authentic Canadian style

Victoria Attractions

Just a few hours from Vancouver by ferry, Victoria is a city with its own set of world-class attractions, both natural and cultural, including:

social & business conversations with drinks & food, darker lighting for mood

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