About Destination BC
British Columbia’s untamed nature speaks to the soul. Our vast landscape inspires introspective personal journeys and unbridled adventures. Our people connect explorers with unexpected moments that renew the human spirit. Our cities, set on the doorstep of the wild, make it easy to step further into nature and explore the endless possibilities of the outdoors.
Flea & Street Markets
Mountains, Ski & Snowboard Areas, Cross-country Ski Areas
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers
As the highest point in Vancouver, the 152-hectare Queen Elizabeth Park offers some of the most spectacular views in the region. Take in sweeping vistas of the cityscape, and the North Shore mountains beyond; before exploring the diverse delights of this urban horticultural jewel.
Suspended 70 metres above the river, just north of Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge offers far-reaching views over British Columbia's unique coastal rainforest. And the staggering vistas don't stop there; with the park's suspended Treetops Adventure and daredevil Cliffwalk also included in the admission price.
The Central Park of Vancouver, Stanley Park is an incredible green oasis at the heart of the city. From its pristine beaches and rainforest, to its scenic Siwash Rock and Prospect Point lookout; the photogenic vistas on offer here are endless.
Voted one of the 10 best beach cities in the world by National Geographic, Vancouver has no shortage of scenic sandy shores. Jericho Beach is one of the city’s most beautiful; with stunning views of the urban skyline creating an iconic photo backdrop.
For extraordinary views of Vancouver from across the water, hop on the SeaBus from downtown to Lonsdale Quay on the North Shore. As well as Vancouver’s best view, it’s home to a popular indoor market; with over 80 specialty shops, farm-to-table stalls, an international food court and much more.
Unrivalled views of Vancouver and beyond await at the High View Lookout – located just off the road up to Cypress Mountain Resort. With the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island to the west; and the snow-topped Cascade Mountains to the east, the panorama you’ll capture here is one you’ll never forget.
Soak in incredible views of the city to the south as you hike up the famous Grouse Grind trail, ride the gondola, or hit the runs at the iconic Grouse Mountain ski resort. Just 15 minutes from downtown, this famous North Shore mountain destination boasts incredible vistas year-round.
For dinner with a view, book ahead for a window seat at Cactus Club, Coal Harbour. Overlooking the water, Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains, it’s one of the city’s most popular spots for impressing out-of-town guests. Plus, the restaurant’s locally-sourced specials are delicious.
Boasting panoramic 360° views of the city and beyond, the Vancouver Lookout is an iconic Canada landmark. Whizz up to its 550-feet Observation Deck for unparalleled vistas over the city, mountains and ocean; or dine at Top of Vancouver, for magical revolving views and an upmarket meal.
Perched on the fifth floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim, the 8,500-square-foot Willow Stream Spa takes one-of-a-kind pampering to a whole new level. Soak up incredible views of downtown Vancouver, the waterfront, and the mountains beyond, as you relax on its spa terrace in between top-rated treatments.