Things to do in Central

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Central, Vancouver

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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,296 contributions
    We stayed at a hotel in Vancouver Downtown and found it very convenient. We were close to just about everything, transport, restaurants, art galleries, museums, shops and wonderful sights. We never felt threatened or concerned for our safety. The place is quite vibrant and lovely to walk around.
    Written December 17, 2023
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  • SFBayPeninsula
    San Francisco, CA26 contributions
    We spotted Gastown from the Vancouver Lookout, and we went afterwards. It's a beautifully lit area to take a stroll, grab coffee or dinner, and shop.
    Written January 7, 2024
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  • Stewarts Vacation
    1,035 contributions
    This is the main cruise ship terminal for Vancouver. The architecture is the drawcard, with the five distinctive white sails making it a recognisable landmark around the world. The area is rich in cultural and historical significance and well worth a wander.
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • winelover206
    Seattle, WA7 contributions
    I am amazed this is #17 on things to do in Vancouver because this beach/area is beyond fabulous! This is one of the top things we like to do when visiting Vancouver. Going during nice weather is best would go anytime of year. Parking is a complete nightmare, however, so take public transit if at all possible or an Uber. Great restaurants in the area. Go for a nice, scenic walk then enjoy a nice meal overlooking the water. You won't regret it.
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • SFBayPeninsula
    San Francisco, CA26 contributions
    You get a beautiful view of Vancouver for much less than you pay for at the Space Needle in Seattle. Perfect timing, we went just before sunset and the lighting was beautiful and got great pictures before and at sunset. We spotted Gastown from up there and that's where we went afterwards. It's a beautifully lit area to take a stroll, grab coffee or dinner, and shop.
    Written January 7, 2024
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,296 contributions
    Vancouver Public Library is an unusual building, bearing a resemblance, on the outside, to the Roman Colosseum. It is a vast building and quite attractive as well. From the top floor the views of the city are incredibly beautiful. This is an architecturally wonderful building worth visiting.
    Written December 29, 2023
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  • Christinia J
    6 contributions
    A really fun place to go with any age! Our kids are 6-10 and there was something for everyone, including parents.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,296 contributions
    False Creek is a wonderful water highway through which to travel and see so much of Vancouver. Getting on a ferry or aquabus is a great way to travel and see many of the wonders on offer.
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • milliegordon2
    Southbury, CT660 contributions
    This was very fun to see. However, the crowds were ridiculous and the area had a few too many homeless for me. It said that it "blows" every 4-1/2 minutes, but it is inconsistent. We waited over 10 minutes to see it go off.
    Written September 18, 2023
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  • Rockiroads
    Oshawa, Canada1,269 contributions
    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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  • JimParkway
    Toronto, Canada2,105 contributions
    Took the Skytrain from the Cruise Port Terminal to Airport. The train station is only 5 minute walk from the terminal, very convenience.
    Written November 10, 2023
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  • Jen W
    Fenton, MI172 contributions
    As other travelers have noted, the garden has seen better days. For this reason we opted for the private tea ceremony.

    Veronica, our tea artist, was lovely and knowledgeable. She obviously loves everything about tea and her enthusiasm was contagious. We tried three different teas and talked about different tea rituals. I was expecting an actual ceremony, but the relaxed nature was still very nice.

    We quickly walked the garden afterwards. Sadly, not much to see. We had driven through the neighborhood the day before, and seen all the homeless people. We were assured the neighborhood was safe, but it was still sad to see. It was raining so we opted for an Uber.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • Carolyn B
    Toronto, Canada93 contributions
    This was a very nice gallery. It is small but it contains a lot of things that on their own are beautiful or thought provoking, and they are all displayed in interesting ways in a beautiful space.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Cloud
    Frankfurt, Germany599 contributions
    A must see for art deco lovers when in Vancouver. The fassade might not be promising, but the interiors are very beautiful and taken care of.
    Written November 11, 2023
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  • tony l
    Vancouver, Canada3,657 contributions
    It is one of the Icon Stadium in Vancouver , very easy accessible massive place in downtown and very popular choice for big events , lot of entrance and washrooms and the general area very clean , stadium staff very helpful and friendly . variety of food options , it is Whitecap first home play off game since 2017 , I am a longtime season member over decade , lovely seating (section M4 ) it is my girlfriend first soccer gam in N. America , she love it , disappointing to say , we lost 1 - o to L.A but what a great atmosphere , so many happy faces , and loyal fan singing their heart out ! and love every second of it , great experience for her ! what a fun time together !
    Written November 6, 2023
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