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Top 10 Summer Attractions for Tourists In Vancouver

Top 10 Summer Attractions for Tourists In Vancouve

Now that summer is here, tourists will be traveling to Vancouver. If you have out of town relatives coming to stay for a few days, make sure to check out some of the following tourist attractions!

Top 10 Summer Attractions for Tourists In Vancouver


Top 10 Summer Attractions for Tourists In Vancouve
Bike/walk around Stanley Park

Stanley Park is one of the most famous parks in the world. You can either walk or bike along the seawall, all while taking in the beautiful view of the city. There are also many trails inside the park if you’re looking for something more secluded. (Image via Vancouver.ca)


Top 10 Summer Attractions for Tourists In Vancouve
Shopping on Granville Island

Granville Island is located in False Creek, and is accessible by bus, car, or on foot. This 37-acre island has a wide selection of shops, restaurants, and theaters. The Granville Island Public Market has over 100 vendors selling everything from seafood to gourmet chocolates. On a sunny day you can take your lunch outside, and watch one of the many street entertainers who perform on the island. (Image via tomostyle)


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Visit the Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium, located inside Stanley Park, is one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions. The aquarium is home to over 70,000 animals. Visitors can learn more about marine life from the West Coast, as well as the Amazon Rainforest. Outside, you can watch dolphin and beluga shows. (image via aquablog)


Do the Grouse Grind

Grouse Mountain is located in North Vancouver, just fifteen minuets away from downtown Vancouver. The Grouse Grind is one of the most popular hikes in Vancouver. This 2.9-kilometer trail goes up the mountain, and is quite challenging. If you think you’re up to it, the trail starts at the base of the mountain, and includes about 2,830 stairs. For novice hikers, the Grind takes about two hours. If intense hiking isn’t for you, there are also a number of other trails to try. The grouse grind is the top physical activity in our top 10 summer attractions for tourists in Vancouver list. (image via grousemountain)


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Walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Also in North Vancouver is the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This popular attraction is a favourite with both locals and tourists. The bridge is suspended about 230 feet above the Capilano River, and spans 450 feet across. The recently added Treetops Adventure and Cliffwalk are also a must for anyone wanting to experience a “squirrel’s eye view” of the rainforest. (image via capbridge)



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The Fair at the PNE

The Fair at the PNE is on from August 16 – September 1. Playland has tons of amusement park rides for everyone to enjoy. After a day of riding the wooden rollercoaster and the Hellevator, head down to the PNE. The PNE has something for everyone. Live shows and performances include the SuperDogs, Peking Acrobats, and the Dal Richards Orchestra. Also popular is the Safeway Farm Country, where you can learn about agriculture, and spend time with farm animals. The Marketplace at the PNE is also a great place to do some shopping. Every night, free concerts are put on, with performers such as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Leanne Rimes, and Boyz II Men.


Summer Night Markets

Vancouver is home to many night markets that run for the whole summer. (image via richmondnightmarket)

The Richmond Night Market, located near the River Rock Casino, features 80 food stalls and 200 vendors. This night market is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. It is accessible by car or skytrain.

The Shipyards Night Market in North Vancouver has food trucks, live music, a beer garden, and locally made products for sale. The Shipyards Night Market runs on Friday nights.

The Surrey Night Market is brand new this year, and offers a variety of food vendors serving cuisines from all over the world. Other vendors sell a wide selection of goods and serves. The Surrey Night Market runs on Friday and Saturday nights.


Hit up one of Vancouver’s many beaches

Vancouver has many different beaches all over the city.

English Bay Beach is great for swimming, beach sports, or just hanging out. It is centrally located, and close to shops and restaurant.

Kitsilano Beach features a pool, tennis and basketball courts, and a playground. Kits Beach is where all the locals hang out on a hot summer day.

Spanish Banks is located a bit further from the city, but is perfect for spending time with family or chilling with friends.


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Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery has over 9,000 works of art in its collection. The Art Gallery is home to a vast collection of works by famous Canadian painter Emily Carr, as well as many others. Every year, the Art Gallery holds different exhibits, ranging from large presentations, to solo shows. The Art Gallery is a must for anyone interested in all kinds of art.



Top 10 Summer Attractions for Tourists In Vancouve
Shopping on Robson Street

Robson Street is Vancouver’s main shopping district. It features a wide variety of shops, including Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, Club Monaco, Aritzia, and many more. Restaurants include Milestones, Cactus Club Café, and Café Crepe. Robson Street has something for everyone, whether it is high-end clothing brands, or souvenirs. (image via robsonsquare)



Written by: Anna Ward

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