Things to do in Vancouver, Canada

By Babajide IJIYODE | 13, May, 2022
Things to do in Vancouver, Canada

One of Canada's most amazing cities, with fantastic cuisine, rich culture, and breathtaking landscape is Vancouver.

However, Vancouver does have certain drawbacks, the most notable of which is the regular rain.

This coastal city, which gets around 180 days of rain each year, is often soaked by the damp weather. This means that rain is likely to fall during your visit. Fortunately, Vancouver has a plethora of things to do when it rains. From visiting museums to eating delicious cuisine, there is so much to do. Highlighted below are some of the fun things to do in Vancouver.


Visit the Museum of Anthropology

museum of anthropology vancouver

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This is one of the most significant things to do in Vancouver if you want to understand about the city's beginnings and its ties with the global community. It's easy to be impressed by Vancouver's geographical magnificence, but in order to really understand this city, you must begin from the very beginning.


Stanley Park

stanley park viewing the pacific

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Pedal through old-growth forests, see historic Aboriginal villages, relax in the sun in an idyllic rose garden, and get up close and personal with Pacific white-sided dolphins and sea lions only in this part of the globe. The easiest method to go about the park is to rent a bicycle at the bottom of Denman Street.


Take an Aquabus to Granville Island

an aquabus to the granville island

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Granville Island, Vancouver's creative neighborhood, is a must-see for every visitor. It's oddly shaped like a peninsula instead of an island. In what was once a center for industrial production, wealthy Vancouverites and visitors now gather to shop for organic food, drink expensive teas, taste exquisite chocolate, listen to buskers and watch elegant boats sail up to the dock.

Since Emily Carr University of Art and Design is located on Granville Island, it's easy to understand why the neighborhood is so popular among local creatives. In addition to several art galleries and exhibitions featuring the work of emerging student artists, the area is also home to numerous workshops for crafts like glassblowing and jewelry making.


Take a Foodie Tour (Halal Restaurants)

When it comes to food, Vancouver is the world's most ethnically diverse city. This means that, if you can think of a new type of food, it's likely to be here. From the freshest sushi to the most rustic farm-to-table, you could easily take a trip around the world eating here. So why not let someone else do that for you and go on a foodie tour? Here is a list of restaurants that offer amazing Halal dishes in Vancouver.

1. Moltagg Moroccan Restaurant

2. Nuba

3. Paramount Middle Eastern cuisine

4. Gulberg restaurant

5. Cazba restaurant


Take a Drive up the Sea-to-Sky Highway

the sea-to-sky highway

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The Sea-to-Sky corridor is one of the world's most beautiful drives. It takes 1.5 hours to drive from downtown Vancouver to the world-class ski town of Whistler. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world. There are waterfalls, jaw-dropping views, a beautiful cultural center, and a suspension bridge on the way. You'll want to pack a lunch, your camera, and your rental car because this trip is one you won't want to miss. There are a lot of great things to see and do on your way up the Sea-to-Sky corridor. One of them is the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, which is one of Vancouver's newest and most exciting things. If you want to see everything in the Squamish region from above, the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge is for you. It's 100 meters long and has 360-degree views. You might not want to come down from the rugged mountains above to the bright turquoise fjord below.

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