Local Attractions

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Popular Destinations

“Transit route suggestions” assume all starting points (Except for Lynn Canyon Park) are from JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. Indicated time (e.g: “34 minutes”) includes walking distance.

For more details regarding public transit directions, please visit Translink or Google Maps to better plan your trip.

Stanley Park

Explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park's famous Seawall. Discover kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures.

Website: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx

Transit route suggestion: Take bus #19 Stanley Park to Westbound Stanley Park Drive Nearside Pipeline Rd (34 minutes).

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is Canada's largest aquarium and worldwide leading marine science centre. Besides being home to more than 70,000 ocean species, it is also Ocean Wise headquarters, where scientists, educators and conservation experts do their work, not only to protect our oceans but to inspire others to join us in our mission.

Website: http://www.vanaqua.org/

Transit route suggestion: Take bus “19 Stanley Park” to Westbound Stanley Park Drive Nearside Pipeline Road (34 minutes).

Granville Island Market

The Granville Island Public Market is the jewel in the Island’s crown. An indoor market featuring a fascinating assortment of colourful food and produce stores, showcasing handcrafted products and the very finest in unique gifts. All fresh from the ocean, the oven or the field.

Website: https://granvilleisland.com/public-market

Transit route suggestion: Take the False Creek Ferry to Ferry Dock (25 minutes).

English Bay Beach

English Bay Beach, also called First Beach, located along Beach Ave between Gilford St and Bidwell St, is the most populated beach area in Vancouver's downtown area. The Stanley Park Seawall, a popular running and biking route, runs along the east side of the beach.

Website: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/english-bay-beach.aspx

Transit route suggestion: Take bus “23 Beach” to Westbound Beach Ave Farside Bidwell Street (19 minutes).

Science World

Science World at TELUS World of Science ignites wonder and empowers dreams through hands-on interactive exhibits, feature exhibitions, jaw-dropping live science demonstrations, and the giant-screen OMNIMAX(R) Theatre.

Website: https://www.scienceworld.ca/

Transit route suggestion: Take bus “23 Main St Stn” to Eastbound National Avenue At Quebec Street (12 minutes).

Lonsdale Quay Market

Originating as a carnival-style marketplace which opened for Expo ‘86 Vancouver, Lonsdale Quay Market has developed into a diverse, multi-use community anchor in the Lower Lonsdale area. Today, Lonsdale Quay Market boasts 80 fresh food vendors, unique retail shops, artisans, restaurants, and a boutique hotel. Festivals and community events throughout the year ensure that no two visits are the same.

Website: http://lonsdalequay.com/

Transit route suggestion: Take the Expo Line Skytrain to Waterfront, then take the “SeaBus Northbound to Lonsdale Quay” to Lonsdale Quay (35 minutes).

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge crosses to towering evergreens, cedar-scented rainforest air and Treetops Adventure, 7 suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor. The new Cliffwalk follows a granite precipice along Capilano River with a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms and only 16 anchor points in the cliff supporting the structure!

Website: https://www.capbridge.com/

Transit route suggestion: Take bus “247 Grouse Mtn” to Northbound Capilano Road at 3600 Block (38 minutes).

Grouse Mountain

Just 15 minutes from downtown, Vancouver's premier attraction offers the perfect destination for a truly rewarding and memorable experience. As Vancouver's most visited year-round attraction, Grouse Grind offers a wide variety of activities such as taking the unforgettable 1-mile Super Skyride, soaring dual-circuit ziplines, watching lumberjack shows and fine dining in the sky.

Website: https://www.grousemountain.com/

Transit route suggestion: Take bus “246 Highland” to Northbound Capilano Road Farside Woods Drive then take bus “236 Grouse Mtn” to Grouse Mountain Skyride (55 minutes).

Lynn Canyon Park & Suspension Bridge

Lynn Canyon Park features a suspension bridge that sways 50 meters above the canyon. It was built privately in 1912 when the park opened. Lynn Canyon also offers a selection of walking and hiking trails that connect to other parks in the region such as Lynn Headwaters, Rice Lake, and Inter River Park.

Website: https://lynncanyon.ca/

Transit route suggestion: Assuming starting point is Lonsdale Quay Market- take bus “228 Lynn Valley” to Northbound Lynn Valley Road Farside Burrill Avenue (40 minutes).


From being the oldest Vancouver neighbourhood with cobbled streets and Victorian architecture buildings, Gastown has now developed into a pleasant place for strolling, shopping or dining while still maintaining its historic appearance. It also contains malls along with souvenir shops and street vendors. The main tourist attractions in Gastown are the unique steam clock and the statue of 'Gassy Jack' Deighton.

Website: http://gastown.org/

Walking route suggestion: Head Southeast on Smithe Street towards Pacific Boulevard. Turn left onto Pacific Boulevard, turn left onto Pat Quinn Way then continue onto Abott Street (14 minutes).

New Westminster

Enjoy a network of greenways, bicycle paths, and walking trails. New Westminster’s parks, thriving arts community, and vibrant commercial districts combine to make it a great place to live, work and play.

Website: https://www.newwestcity.ca/discover-new-west/visiting-new-westminster

Transit route suggestion: Take the Skytrain “Expo Line to Production Way-University” to 22nd Street Skytrain Station (31 minutes).


Vancouver Lookout

The Vancouver Lookout features a 40-second ride in a glass elevator that whisks you skyward to the Observation Deck (553.16 feet above Vancouver), looking out to a beautiful panoramic 360° view of Vancouver.

Website: http://vancouverlookout.com/

Transit route suggestion: Take the Skytrain “Expo Line to Waterfront” to Waterfront Station (15 minutes).

Canada Place

Canada Place provides visitors with inspirationally Canadian experiences, from interactive and educational elements to world-class national celebrations. Walk across the great nation on The Canadian Trail, take a ride on FlyOver Canada, or watch the Sails of Light nightly.

Website: https://www.canadaplace.ca/

Transit route suggestion: Take the Skytrain “Expo Line to Waterfront” to Waterfront Station (17 minutes).

FlyOver Canada

FlyOver Canada utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you the feeling of flight. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen while our film whisks you away on an exhilarating 8-minute journey across Canada, from east to west. Special effects, including wind, mist and scents, combine with the ride’s motion to create an unforgettable experience.

Website: https://www.flyovercanada.com/

Transit route suggestion: Take the Skytrain “Expo Line to Waterfront” to Waterfront Station (17 minutes).


The 28 km Seaside Greenway is an uninterrupted pathway, including the Stanley Park Seawall, that extends from the Vancouver Convention Centre to Spanish Banks Park. Perfect for a walk, cycle, or jog, it is the most popular recreational spot in the city.

Website: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/seawall.aspx

Transit route suggestion: Take the bus 19 Stanley Park to Westbound Stanley Park Drive Nearside Pipeline Rd (35 minutes).