Banff National Park is the most photographed place in Canada. The cascading mountains, clear lakes, raging rivers, glaciers, bears, eagles, elk, and other animals are just the backdrop. In summer gondola rides, campfires, nightclubs, sightseeing, are some of the activities. The winter months attract skiers, snowboarders, and ice skaters.
Pike Market, the first Starbucks, shopping, and Seattle Mariner's baseball are tour highlights. This multi-cultural United States cosmopolitan city is full of world-class street performers, restaurants, and activities.
Vancouver's top tourist attraction in summer features, grizzly bear habitat, wolves habitat, wind turbine, gondola, theatre, hiking, and more. In the winter, experience ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.
Located at the end of False Creek, this is a Vancouver landmark. Learning about science is made fun through interactive exhibits. Watch an Omnimax movie on a giant movie screen like none other. Feature exhibits like Body World examines real human bodies.
Up and down, around and around. I hope you're not afraid of heights. This is Vancouver's only amusement park. With games, roller coasters, and all kinds of rides, I'm sure you will have a good time.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Escape into the majestic rainforest on one of the longest foot suspension bridges in the world. The Treetop adventure consists of 7 smaller suspension bridges in the canopy of the trees. Opening for 2011 is the cliffhanger walk. Walk along the side of a cliff…..if you dare.
Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge
This rustic adventure crosses a raging river in North Vancouver. Set in the mountains, it's a perfect place for a leisurely hike.
Vancouver has the 2nd largest Chinatown in North America. It's history dates back to when Chinese settlers worked on the National railroad, as well as the mining industry. See Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens, the world's narrowest building, shops, bubble tea, and many monuments.
Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and it holds our beautiful parliament buildings. The city is full of old English style character including the Butchart Gardens (traditional English gardens), as well as horse and carriage rides. See the Royal BC Museum and discover the roots of this great land, the miniature museum, a castle, and much more. Take a ferry to Vancouver Island view the West Coast islands.
Street performers, fresh local farmer's market, Canadian hand-made souvenirs, live theatre, restaurants; these are some of the reasons why thousands of tourists visit this Vancouver attraction.
Just 2 hours from downtown Vancouver, Whistler just hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. You can do anything in Whistler; skiing, snowboarding, bungee jumping, kayaking, biking, hiking, helicopter tours, white water rafting, swimming in a lake, shopping, ziplines, atv tours, jeep tours, and more. This is where Canadians get outside and play in our beautiful mountains.
Bike Riding Stanley Park
Rent bikes and join our guide around the 10 km seawall. The 1000-acre Stanley Park has 1/3 of it in its natural state. Located in the downtown of Vancouver (2 million population), feel like your traveling through a remote temperate rainforest, because you are.
Whales, dolphins, sea lions and otters, oh my! Vancouver Aquarium is active in conserving our oceans through research. This non-profit organization uses its animals and fish to educate people about ocean sustainability. The Aquarium has dolphin and beluga whale shows as well as a 4D experience movie theatre.
UBC Walking Tour
University of British Columbia campus is isolated on the tip of Point Grey. It's 3 parts surrounded by ocean and 1 part surrounded by Pacific Spirit Regional Park. 40,000 students attend UBC and it's history dates back to the beginning of the 20th century.
SFU Walking Tour
Simon Fraser University is located on the top of Burnaby Mountain. Its architecture is extremely distinctive and the views are unbeatable. Learn about the different programs the University offers for education and student clubs and activities.
Museum of Anthropology
Nobody really knows how far back the aboriginals were here on this land. See the evidence of their history and uncover the clues to how it all began. Feature exhibits change but the archives have pieces from all over the world to see and learn about.
Up, up, and away. This dedication to astronomy has moon rocks, flight simulators, and a giant movie theatre. Learn more about our universe, planets, our sun, and stars.
Once was the tallest building in Vancouver, still today the Vancouver Lookout helps you see our city from an eagle's perspective. A tour guide will highlight our city's greatest buildings, industries, and landscapes. A touch of history will put the pieces together.
Newly renovated, this museum has exhibits that feature British Columbia, like local farming, local shoe designers, and history for example. See an Egyptian mummy.
Vancouver Maritime Museum
European explorers discovered Vancouver in the late 1800s. The ships remain. If you like boats, you will love this local collection. There is so much to learn.
Burnaby Village Museum
Burnaby Village Museum will take you back in time. It has an old carrousel ride that still works. Flashback to the past and learn how to pan for gold or make horse hooves.
Located on the Capilano River, this is a perfect place to learn about the salmon life cycle. In and around it is our West Coast Rainforest perfect for a afternoon hike.
This popular tourist attraction provides Vancouver with 1/3 of its fresh water supply. Perfect for hiking and taking pictures, this place is simply beautiful. With the lake, trees, and river, you're jumping into the wilderness.
218 Flavors of Gelato
Just 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver, La Casa Gelato has a flavor of ice cream for everyone. With 218 choices to choose from, you can try garlic, wasabi, or even curry ice cream. Still the most popular flavor is chocolate.
On Vancouver Island, the Butchart Gardens transports you to Queen Elizabeth's gardens in England. The traditional English gardens has acres of plant varieties.
The Christmas lights at VanDusen Gardens are the best in Vancouver, During the summer months, the flowers are in bloom and local animals are out and about. The hedge maze is really cool. Walk through the entrance and navigate your way through the bushes to find the exit.
Queen Elizabeth Park
The views from the top of this hill show you the North Vancouver Mountains and the city skyline. The Bloedel Conservatory has exotic birds and animals to see and take pictures of. Walk through a rose garden and through the trails.
The Vancouver Police Department has a fantastic forensic science program special for English Language students. CSI and other science TV shows have sparked an interest in the museum (former Vancouver city Morgue). Try on the police costumes, or see real body parts taken from autopsies, or even see real illegal drugs and weapons.
UBC Botanical Gardens
The University of British Columbia has beautiful gardens that have a unique feature. Their tree canopy walk let's you walk through the trees hundreds of meters high. Understand new vocabulary through their ecology tours.