Points of Interest & Landmarks in Vancouver

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  • Sue H
    Bourne, MA167 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fun place to spend an afternoon. Some typical tourist shops with prices higher than elsewhere. However, it’s the market that is the draw….beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables, beef, poultry, pork and other meats, cheeses and a huge selection of herbs and rubs. Lots of places to eat…sit down and takeaway.
    Written June 9, 2024
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  • Zitatravel
    London, UK831 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This a must visit to check out the layout of Vancouver. The staff were extremely friendly. You don’t need to go on a tour just turn up snd buy a ticket.
    Written April 29, 2024
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  • Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,607 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The poles are always nice to see. Since five years ago, one or two with visible male parts appear to have been removed. Hopefully they are in a museum now. If you enjoy people watching, this is also a good place. The nearby gift shop “At the totem poles” also serves a decent cup of coffee.
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia5,485 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Commonly known as Gassy Jack, this an old steam clock located in gas town. The area is a bit run down and not the nicest of neighborhoods but its still safe to visit.
    The clock is good to see but its definitely not a must see. If your in the area, go and have a look.
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • Rockiroads
    Oshawa, Canada1,312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved Robson Street. Super high end shops where it meets Burrard like Tiffany's and as you travel South it started to change somewhat into smaller restaurants and chain stores to eventually getting a bit rougher. But, we found many goodies to buy, and a really good Italian restaurant by walking the street. I would go back again and walk further if I were back again to Vancouver.
    Written September 12, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia48,982 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Library Square takes up an entire city block and includes the Library, an Office Tower, and integrated retail and service facilities. It is a place where you can visit and just enjoy the surroundings. The amazing spiralling grand urban room seems to draw visitors towards the Square and the Library. You can spend time looking around in the shops, have a cup of coffee, borrow a book, or go to the top floor of the Library and enjoy the open garden and the panoramic views of the surrounding area! We loved it!
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia31,348 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a wonderful introduction to Gas Town and the port area. The station offers good transport connections and views to the port.
    Written September 17, 2023
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  • AnLil
    911 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Granville Street is often a thoroughway to connect travellers from YVR airport (Richmond) or Marine Drive to downtown by the Waterfront. However, there are indoor and outdoor locations to explore, such as malls, markets and conservatories. For families with kids there’s Granville Street Mall on rainy days. Also, taxis from the airport charge a flat fare around $35 with tip to take travellers as far as Canada Place at the water, where the seabus connects transit riders to Lonsdale Quay market @North Shore. It’s not so nice once you cross Granville Street bridge, but at Pacific Centre mall further North, you’ll find skytrain access below. Some areas are better for biking or taking the bus, as local driver traffic downtown can be limited. There’s lots to see or eat along Robson Street—such as dining options near the Vancouver Art Gallery /Robson Square ice skating, to Denman Street bicycle rentals, outside Stanley Park (by Georgia Street or else English Bay/ Park drive). Towards South Granville, unless you’re catching a bus on Broadway & heading toward Alma (U.B.C.), there are artsy furniture & homeware shops as well as boutique stores along Granville Street. Buses frequently travel Granville, so it’s easy to hop on and off. Churches and synagogues are further South in the manor/residential area. When not a rainy day, it’s easy to book ahead to dine with a view at VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Shaughnessy (5151 Oak Street); or visit the park’s indoor Bloedel Conservatory near the top of West 37th. Granville is not just about connecting travellers from the airport. Explore Granville’s Robson Square or park spaces, and you’ll catch a true, diverse glimpse of Vancouver!
    Written January 2, 2022
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  • Stewarts Vacation
    1,543 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had read about the Digital Orca, but were still not exactly sure what to expect! Certainly the size (8m) of this killer whale sculpture left us feeling dwarfed! It makes for a great photo opportunity with the beautiful mountain and blue sea backdrop. Well worth a stop if you're walking along the waterfront.
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson20,615 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This end of Vancouver is probably where I would want to live, if I lived here. It just seemed less congested, had nice parks, was serviced by mass transit, and just looked so clean and pleasant.

    We took the False Creek Ferry here to the Science World stop and got out to look for anything remaining of the Olympics. But, after the Olympics, the area went through a massive redevelopment and all the temporary Olympics events and places were dismantled. Progress stops for no one.

    Things get really crowded and hectic around Granville Island and it was so refreshing to find some peacefulness out this way.
    Written February 7, 2023
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  • springbank
    Greve, Denmark3,867 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A sculpture in a rock in the ocean along the Stanley park round. It is a life-size bronze sculpture from 1972 by Elek Imredy of a woman in a wetsuit with flippers on her feet and a mask on her forehead. Not at all a replica of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.
    She is not a mermaid. She is a modern woman.
    Written August 7, 2023
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,216 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well, at least in the historical sense. It is said that this is downtown Gastown, where Gassy Jack's original saloon was located. From here you can see his statue, some original buildings (as in 100+ years old) and the cool looking Europe Hotel.
    Tourists interested in architecture and/or history should plan to spend a while here.
    Lots of food and drink available close by.
    BUT - don't wander to far to the south, especially after dark.
    Written July 13, 2020
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  • jkweebs
    Omaha, NE648 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing statue show a fallen soldier being taken to heaven by an angel. Very powerful message honoring their fallen men and women.
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • springbank
    Greve, Denmark3,867 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice and big cultural sculpture made out of grey granit by Alvin Karnak made in 1986 and moved to the actual place in 1987.
    As a traditional sculpture from the Inuit it was used as a landmark and navigational aid. It represents the northern friendship and hospitality.
    The arms and feet, when pointed in a certain direction indicated the way to go for navigation. It signifies safety, hope and friendship. In the Inuit language the name Inukshuk means "in the likeliness of a human".
    You can find a plaque to explain its significance.
    Written August 7, 2023
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  • mark n
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was brilliant. So well.presented and the guides were so friendly. It was the highlight of my time in Vancouver.
    Written October 20, 2023
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