Stay entertained in Vancouver

Rain or shine, on your own or with a group: this is where local Airbnb hosts go for fun.

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82 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Vancouver's only saltwater swimming pool. The outdoor summer pool is located near the beach, cafés, and neighbourhood of Kitsilano. Open May to mid-September.

Kitsilano Pool is Vancouver's only saltwater swimming pool. The 147 meter long, outdoor summer pool is located near the beach, cafés, and neighbourhood of Kitsilano. The pool is open May to mid-Sep... read more

137 meters long outdoor salt water pool next to the ocean's edge of Kitsilano beach. About a $5 entrance fee with showers and change facility. Great place to get a swim and beach tan.

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Perfect for snow shoeing in winter, and hiking in the summer... You have the free trails to go on your own, or you can go to the ski resort where you can do anything snow related: snow tubing, ski... read more

One of three ski hills on the north shore. Cypress is arguably the best of the three, and offers a variety of different outdoor activities. Alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snow shoe... read more

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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Belugas, penguins, sea otters & 50,000 other aquatic creatures await your arrival at Canada's largest aquarium. Enjoy dolphin & beluga whale shows, sea otter feeds, shark dives & the free-roaming a... read more

Aquatic Life Galore. This is NOT Seaworld, though! This is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. They have a lot of really great displays and really give y... read more

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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Vancouver's stadium. Home of the BC Lions (CFL football), the Whitecaps (soccer), and the hosting location for 2015 Fifa Women's world cup. Check out the beautiful lights on this stadium at night.

Being the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in BC, It hosts events ranging from football, soccer and high school sports, to trade shows, monster truck displays, fun fairs and world-class music... read more

Home of the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team and BC Lions football team. Also a venue for concerts and trade shows. A 15 minute walk away.

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Home to the world famous Vancouver Canucks Hockey Team, Rogers Arena also hosts a wide variety of events and concerts. (7 min walk)

The Vancouver local team, the Canucks, play home games at Rogers Arena and are so popular, games are often sold out from the beginning of the hockey season - so always book tickets well in advance!

Home of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team, as well as venue for some of the biggest concerts and shows in the city. Across the street from the condo.

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Trout Lake is a 20 -25 minute walk away. It has a full walking, jogging track. People swim in the lake over summer, but I would check to see that it’s safe to swim before heading in. Last year th... read more

Nothing beats a stroll around the lake! There is an off-leash dog park at one end, two kid's playgrounds, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, a beach and picnic area. From May to October, there is a... read more

Check out the farmer's market every Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the North End of Trout Lake park. Recommended you walk from the house as parking is not permitted along the neighbourhood streets d... read more

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FlyOver Canada uses state-of-the-art technology to reveal some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring sights. You will hang suspended, your feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen while our film ... read more

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. The motion seating and... read more

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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Movie theatre, but also a very strange mall. Super modern by 1999 standards, always filled with odd stores that would never exist anywhere else. Cool art Gallery inside called the Ayden Gallery.

Modern multiplex cinema chain screening the latest Hollywood films, plus new independent releases.

A Movie Theatre right across the street. The seats lean back like a lazy boy. Sweet.

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I love Deep Cove - rent a kayak, have a coffee, hike up to the viewpoint on the Baden Powell Trail, go to the theatre, have dinner overlooking Indian Arm.

The only place to rent kayak and paddle in Deep Cove. Make sure you make a reservation at least 3 days before otherwise you have to wait long time.

Want to kayak and explore North Vancouver and its mountainous nature? Check out Deep Cove Kayak! I've kayaked with them before and had amazing experiences. Some times you see sea otters and other w... read more

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If you would like to go to a movie, a 2 block walk will take you to Festival Cinemas. Have a bite to eat at Novo before or after the movie - it's next door to the Cinema!

19+ movie theatre that offers a bar, bistro and snacks! *Remember to bring your ID!

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while watching the movie at this theatre. Proper bar/restaurant in the lobby that you can enjoy dinner before heading into or out of the movies. Seats are assigned. ... read more

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The closet "old style" movie theatre to home, about a 15-minute walk. They do show first-run films, but this is NOT a Cineplex or SilverCity theatre, which is great!

Good repertory cinema with new films every few days. General play art house films, but they also show blockbusters at certain times.

This is one of the last movie theatres in Vancouver - it's spacious and has big, comfy seats. New releases play here, and on Saturdy mornings Metropolitan Opera productions are screened.

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Fun times. It's no 6 flags, but it's good carnival fun. Musical Chairs and The Wooden Rollercoaster are a must! You think because the rides look so old and rickety that you're going to die, but ... read more

A 10 minute walk from our place, Playland is fullof amazing rides, carnival type attractions and food!

If you are visiting our neighbourhood in summer, make sure to check out the PNE and Playland. Rides, food, exhibitions, free concerts, there's something for everyone here.

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A large public pool close to the seawall, close to the condo. Behind here is the wee ferry to Granville Island.

Just down the street, local aquatic centre has drop-in swimming and classes. Reasonably priced.

One of the best pools for drop in lap swimming in Vancouver

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Brand new community centre with an ice skating, gym, classes, tennis courts, children's playground, lake w beach, dog park, farmers market, walking trail, mountain views

The Trout Lake Community Centre offers opportunities for all ages. You'll find a café, ice rink, outdoor festival plaza, indoor cycling and a fitness centre with a steam room.

We have Fitness Centre, a youth centre, a seniors' centre, music room, multi-purpose rooms, indoor cycling, and studios for pottery, crafts, and performing arts. We are also home to a café, ice rin... read more

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Free fish hatchery to watch salmon jumping upstream during summer season. Capilano Suspension bridge, and Grouse Mountain chairlift to top of the mountain are all on Capilano Road.

Don't miss the Capilano Salmon Hatchery - great hiking trails. Also next door visit the Cleveland Dam (you can walk across it).

Set on the Capilano River, this hatchery features jumping salmon, hiking trails & a picnic area.

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There is something for everyone at our Community Arts and Recreation Centre

There's a cool train there and also it's right beside the ocean

If you're looking for a change from our in-house swimming pool and gym, wander over to Roundhouse Community Center for additional sports and fitness activities.

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Library Swimming pool, steam room, sauna. Gym and work-out room Drop-in classes (art and culture, fitness and sports)

Community centre just three blocks from us - swimming, skating, gym, weight room, library - the works!

A massive community centre equipped with pool, skating rink, gym, library, basketball courts, and running track. Everything under the sun at very affordable prices.

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Ice rink! Fun to skate, even more fun to watch people fall over.

Events are planned in the summer months. Join in for free entertainment such as Salsa dancing on Sunday afternoons. Just 5 minutes away (about 5 blocks away).

Ice rink is open seasonally but the shopping in the area is great year round.

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The premier baseball field in Vancouver. You can tell Vancouver doesn't care too much about baseball, but it's a chill place to spend an afternoon/evening during a Summer game.

If you're into baseball you're a 5 minute walk away from Nat Bailey, which is home to the Vancouver Canadians baseball team.

Catch a baseball game with the Vancouver Canadians from late June to early September. Occasional fireworks. Their parking lot is used for a farmer's market on Saturdays 10AM-2PM

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Great long time family owned theater that always plays the best of new releases. They even have a balcony! Take cash for popcorn, they also give cash back when you buy your tickets with debit card.

Old fashioned single screen movie theatre with super-comfortable seats and great popcorn.

First run movies in this newly renovated neighbourhood movie theatre. Not a Cineplex. Always free parking close by. Friendly feel, good popcorn, close to UBC. And they often offer Groupons (include... read more

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Old school bowling alley with 10-pin downstairs and kitschy glow-in-the-dark 5-pin upstairs. Rainy day fun with kids or without.

Fantastic old school bowling alley within walking distance.

Classic bowling alley with a glow-in-the-dark lanes upstairs.

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This Community centre has a pool and sauna if you like to relax with a swim etc. There are also tennis courts here a playground and track.

Community swimming pool with a great hot tub and sauna. You'll get a fun cross-section of East Van going.

City of Vancouver community center, pool, hot tub and sauna right next to the house. Great place to take a relaxing soak or a bit of a workout.

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Great apres-biking/skiing beer and snacks with nice forest views, and heated patio.

Northlands presents a well formulated mix of challenging holes, friendly scenic downhill vistas and strategically located natural hazards.

One of the most beautiful public golf courses. Even if you dont golf , enjoy a drink or meal on the deck

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Movie theater for independent features, documentaries, foreign films. Also home to the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Posh cinema with high-end projection & sound system, screening international & film fest works.

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6 plex movie theatre right in frount of building

Six movie theater within walking distance

Movie theatre at the bottom of Lonsdale, near Lonsdale Quay

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Gym, weight room, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi... get there to relax or excercise... Just right accross the street.

Sports complex and recreation center

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Great facility built for the 2010 Olympics. Features a number of pools, indoor and out, steam room, hot pool, fitness center and an ice rink.

Great pool (lap pool, diving pool, kids pool, lazy-river, large hot tub, sauna and steam-room), skating rink, gym, and curling rink. Outside is a kids park, and outdoor pool that's open during Sum... read more

The best local swimming pool. They have reduced the chlorine and have a nice sauna, hot tub, and kids swimming area. The lap and diving areas are nice as well.

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Beautiful course in the middle of the park. Super relaxed :)

Pitch & Putt is very Vancouver and this is one of the prettiest courses you'll ever golf on.

Great little pitch and putt right in Stanley Park!

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Tuesdays are only $6 per person and you get to reserve seats before the movie online.

Tuesday is cheap movie night. Download Atom to your smart phone, and your first movie is free. Stadium seats. Many great restaurants are in the same complex.

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Park and Tilford Cineplex Theatre

Nice small movie theatre, 10 min drive