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#1 Stanley Park This nearly 1,000-acre park on the tip of Vancouver's "thumb" (just north of the West End) is home to some of the city's favorite, most-visited attractions. In ... Read more » karamysh / Shutterstock

#2 Granville Island This former industrial site is now one of Vancouver's most beloved neighborhoods. Practically its own mini-city, Granville Island's former factories now house trendy restaurants, galleries and theaters. But ... Read more » James Wheeler / Shutterstock

#3 Queen Elizabeth Park Attracting more than 6 million visitors a year, Queen Elizabeth Park is one of Vancouver's most popular outdoor spaces (second only to Stanley Park). Spread out across nearly 130 ... Read more » Dan Breckwoldt / Shutterstock

#4 Kitsilano Beach When the weather's nice, follow Vancouverites down to the shores of English Bay to Kitsilano "Kits" Beach. Often compared to L.A.'s Venice Beach, this shoreline along the ... Read more » Ruth Hartnup / Flickr

#5 Spanish Banks Beach Spanish Banks boasts a few features that set it apart from the city's other beloved shorelines. Thanks to its location about 5 miles northwest of downtown Vancouver, Spanish Banks ... Read more » Josef Hanus / Shutterstock

#6 VanDusen Botanical Garden Often described by travelers as a hidden gem, the VanDusen Botanical Garden is spread across 55 acres in the center of Vancouver. Recent visitors called the garden very peaceful. The ... Read more » DarZel / Shutterstock

#7 Yaletown Vancouver's definitive late night hot spot, Yaletown has steadily increased in popularity since it transformed from a warehouse district to the trendy area it is today. Often compared to  ... Read more » TOTORORO.RORO / Flickr

#8 Grouse Mountain Towering over North Vancouver, Grouse Mountain has been a popular outdoor getaway for years, especially since the views from the summit span the entire city on a clear day. Originally ... Read more » Justek16 / Shutterstock

#9 Museum of Anthropology at UBC While the city itself hasn't celebrated a large amount of birthdays, the area on which Vancouver was founded possesses a rich, cultural past. The Museum of Anthropology (part of ... Read more » Raymond Bucko, SJ / Flickr

#10 Vancouver Lookout Some travelers say the Vancouver Lookout should be your first sightseeing stop. From the panoramic observation deck, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city below, including the North ... Read more » GoToVan / Flickr

#11 Vancouver Aquarium Those in the know say the Vancouver Aquarium is definitely worth exploring, whether you're traveling with kids or just looking for a little extra marine knowledge. As the home ... Read more » Lissandra Melo / Shutterstock

#12 Capilano Suspension Bridge Overcome your vertigo and experience Vancouver the way the birds do. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is the oldest tourist attraction in the city (it dates back to 1889), and the ... Read more » Paul Mannix / Flickr

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VanDusen Botanical Garden picture in Vancouver
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Cable Car at Grouse Mountain picture in Vancouver
Inside the Museum of Anthropology picture in Vancouver
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H. R. MacMillan Space Centre picture in Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay picture in Vancouver
Food Tour picture in Vancouver
Stanley Park Seawall picture in Vancouver
Public Market on Granville Island picture in Vancouver
Queen Elizabeth Park Quarry Gardens picture in Vancouver
Kitsilano Beach picture in Vancouver
Spanish Banks Beach picture in Vancouver
VanDusen Botanical Garden picture in Vancouver
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Cable Car at Grouse Mountain picture in Vancouver
Inside the Museum of Anthropology picture in Vancouver
Vancouver Lookout picture in Vancouver
Vancouver Aquarium picture in Vancouver
Stroll on the Capilano Suspension Bridge picture in Vancouver
Memorial Gardens picture in Vancouver
H. R. MacMillan Space Centre picture in Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay picture in Vancouver
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The best way to see Stanley Park? Do as the locals and take a stroll or bike ride around the Seawall. karamysh / Shutterstock

Granville Island's Public Market is said to be one of the best open-air markets in North America. James Wheeler / Shutterstock

Stretching across 128 acres, Queen Elizabeth Park features a main Quarry Garden, along with an arboretum, a rose garden and the Bloedel Conservatory.  Dan Breckwoldt / Shutterstock

Kitsilano Beach is often referred to as "Kits Beach" by locals. If you're not up for a swim, you'll also find public basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. Ruth Hartnup / Flickr

Among the sunbathers, volleyball players and joggers, you'll spot plenty of people skimboarding on Spanish Banks Beach's low tide sands. Josef Hanus / Shutterstock

The Laburnum Walk (pictured here) is the most photographed section of the VanDusen Botanical Garden. DarZel / Shutterstock

Yaletown is reputably Vancouver's hottest nightlife district. TOTORORO.RORO / Flickr

Cable cars travel up and down one of Vancouver's favorite skiing and hiking spots, Grouse Mountain. According to travelers, the view from the summit is not to be missed, even if the hike up is known as "Mother Nature's Stairmaster." Justek16 / Shutterstock

The Museum of Anthropology's Great Hall boasts nearly 50-foot glass walls shedding plenty of natural light on the totem poles, house posts and carved figures (most from the mid-19th century) from several Northwest Coast nations. Raymond Bucko, SJ / Flickr

The Vancouver Lookout sits on the 55th floor of the Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver. The elevator ride to the top takes a mere 40 seconds. GoToVan / Flickr

You'll see this killer whale sculpture, designed by Canadian artist Bill Reid, outside the entrance to the Vancouver Aquarium. Lissandra Melo / Shutterstock

The 450-foot-long Capilano Suspension Bridge hovers 230 feet above the Capilano River. Paul Mannix / Flickr

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