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Best things to do in Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“Stunning exhibitions of contemporary and historic artwork alike, the Vancouver Art Gallery never ceases to amaze, and is always a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.”
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Brewery
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“The Arts and Cultural center of Vancouver. There's an awesome market, loads of theatres and art shops, and beautiful views of the city. Busy on weekends.”
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Science Museum
“Science related activities for adults and children with exhibits related to the Pacific Northwest.”
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Tattoo Parlor
“Vancouver's iconic Gaston offers some historic sights including the famous steam clock. Gastown stretches really 2-3 blocks and its sidewalks are charming with beautiful cobble stone. Fantastic restaurants and bars make this an attractive food scene for locals and tourists.”
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Shopping Mall
“Pacific Centre is a great mall downtown! Located nearby water front it has both high end and affordable stores.”
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Asian Restaurant
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“Robson Street is Vancouver's outdoor shopping mall. It is located within walking distance to Pacific Center Mall and features many stores that are not located within the mall like Victoria's Secret and LuLuLemon North America Flagship stores”
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Market
“Great seaside market, tons of food vendors, fresh produce farmers market style, all while taking in the gorgeous views of vancouver and english bay.”
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Hockey Arena
“Catch a Vancouver Canucks game or a concert with a great food selection and Sports Bar.”
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Stadium
“The BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps play here! Also, you may be able to catch a big time concert.”
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Belgian Restaurant
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“This is a must visit place for brunch. They have amazing lavender lattes, waffles with white chocolate sauce and wonderful steak and eggs. They also take resos which is a bonus, so no waiting in line.”
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Coworking Space
“Known for its heritage brick walkways, interesting stores, up and coming restaurants, and late night vibes.”
185local recommendations
Arts & Crafts Store
“Granville Island is not actually an island, but a large peninsula connected to the mainland by the magnificent metal spans of the Granville Island Bridge. Removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown, it is a great place to spend a quiet afternoon. Granville Island is very lively on weekends, with its street performers and fish & chips vendors! The island boasts many restaurants, bars, theatres, artists' studios and craft boutiques. With its wide range of local produce and products, the Granville Island Public Market is the perfect place to prepare your picnic lunch! Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Highly recommended are the waffles and the fricassee. Waffles were nice and soft on the outside and tasted very fresh accompanied by various dip flavors. The fricassee was very tasty and had a good portion of side rib accompanied with a sun side egg cooked perfectly.”
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Beer Bar
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“Good food. Locally sourced. Great selection of Beer. Relaxed atmosphere. Try: Their burger is my favourite. They Do brunch!”
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Convention Center
“Canada Place typically offers fun family-friendly experiences depending on the season! If nothing is going on, it is still a wonderful walk around the build and along the seaside!”
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Taco Place
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“Started out as a food truck in Tofino, it was so popular they're opening restaurants in Vancouver. Great tacos!”
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