Karen's Guidebook


Urban single parent family with one child enjoys adventures in the great outdoors, the inventiveness of creating art, loves all animals, Lego and Star Wars.

Things to do in Vancouver

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Designated a national historic site of Canada, Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the heavily built urban landscape of Vancouver. Explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast r... read more

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Imagine an island in the middle of a city. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community. A living, breathing urban oasis filled with fine waterf... read more

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The Vancouver Art Gallery is the fifth-largest art gallery in Canada and the largest in Western Canada. It is located downtown Vancouver. Its permanent collection of about 11,000 artworks includes ... read more

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Science World at Telus World of Science, is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver. It is located at the end of False Creek, and features many permanent interactive exhi... read more

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Rising 1,250 metres (4,100 feet) above Vancouver and just 15 minutes from the city’s downtown core, is the vast alpine playground of Grouse Mountain. The iconic Red Skyride gives visitors and local... read more

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The Granville Island Public Market is the jewel in the Island’s crown. A fascinating assortment of colourful stalls, showcasing unique homemade products and the very finest in gastronomic delights.... read more

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Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. Since then much has been added to the twenty-seven acre park. CLIFFWAL... read more

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Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver’s horticultural jewel, is a major draw for floral display enthusiasts and view-seekers, and as a popular backdrop for wedding photos. At 152 metres above sea level, ... read more

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If you like beer, you must go here! The Craft Beer Market has Canada's largest selection of draft beer, with over 150 beers on tap centred at a massive bar at the room's hub. Drink local or global.... read more

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The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus is renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, in particular works by First Nation band governments of the Pa... read more

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Lynn Canyon Park opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists & local residents ever since. Lynn Canyon is a great location for a family picnic, a leisurely hike, ... read more

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Cypress Mountain ski resort is a 30-minute drive north of downtown Vancouver, and has 53 named alpine ski runs (many accessible for night skiing) and 19 km of cross country trails. Snowshoeing tour... read more

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The Vancouver Aquarium is a recognized leader in connecting people to our natural world. As a self-supporting, non-profit association, the Aquarium is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aqu... read more

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House has achieved legendary status in Vancouver. For 30 years Joe Fortes has consistently earned & maintained its reputation as an award-winning Vancouver restaurant. Gue... read more

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FlyOver Canada is an amazing virtual flight ride in which you will “take off” into a huge domed screen to enjoy a breathtaking flight across Canada’s most spectacular sights. You will be seated in ... read more

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Mount Seymour is a mountain located in Mount Seymour Provincial Park in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is a part of the North Shore Mountains, rising to the north fro... read more

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The Elbow Room was started in 1983 by Patrick Savoie and Brian Searle. It's original location, at 720 Jervis Street, was located in the first mayor of Vancouver's house and was declared a heritage ... read more

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As one of Vancouver’s most vibrant retail shopping districts, the South Granville neighbourhood attracts a wide range of clientele, from aspiring designers and art lovers to fashion trend setters a... read more

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The Marquis on South Granville integrates European classics with west-coast flavours. They offer a wide selection of European import beer on tap with a selection rotating seasonally. They also of... read more

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Since 1923, Kitsilano’s West 4th Avenue has been Vancouver's preferred destination for shopping and services on the city’s West Side. Voted as “Vancouver’s Best Neighbourhood” more than five years... read more

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This 75 hectare (185 acre) lush virgin rainforest is located on the coastline of the Burrard Inlet in West Vancouver, BC Canada. It marks the point where the Burrard Inlet meets Howe Sound. Lightho... read more

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Located at the south west corner of Cambie and West 8th ave, 1 block north of Broadway. Parkade entrance is on West 8th Ave, just west of the store. Now pouring local beer & wine in the Allegro Ca... read more

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SkyTrain is the oldest and one of the longest automated driverless light rapid transit systems in the world. The Expo and Millennium SkyTrain Lines connect downtown Vancouver with the cities of Bur... read more

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Rocky Mountain Flatbread uses local & organic produce, free range organic meats & Ocean Wise seafood. You can watch the show as they create handcrafted flatbread pizzas, daily pastas, seasonal soup... read more

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Vancouver's only First Nations restaurant. Salmon and Bannock specialize in wild fish, free range game meat and of course bannock, which is baked fresh daily. They use traditional ingredients that ... read more

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Nestled in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this public gallery is named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 - 1998). The Gallery is home to the Simon Fraser University Bill Reid Coll... read more

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Crowbar is a neighbourhood restaurant and cocktail bar located in the golden triangle of Kingsway and Fraser in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant area. Flavours are simple, comforting, and unpretentious ... read more



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This Kitsilano neighborhood gem, is one of Vancouver’s best wine bars. Small and inviting, L’Ufficio offers an excellent selection of exclusive Italian wines, artisanal cheeses and house made charc... read more

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Designed to meet the changing needs of today’s travelers, Avis Now App was co-created with customers’ input throughout the development process. Travelers can now choose the exact car they want, con... read more

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Departing from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver, the Wild Whales experience allows you to observe whales and the diverse wildlife of the Pacific Coast in their natural habitat. It is an unfor... read more