7. Walk around the English Bay and Sunset Beach Park:
This are great spots to sit around
, enjoy a meal, listen to music and watch the sea while the sun hides away. Vancouver has perfect places to enjoy nature and this two are not the only coasts where you can feel inspired by the views.
8. Vancouver Art Gallery:
If you like art and museums, you can visit this gallery paying a donation every Tuesday evening from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The first Monday of every month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, all the seniors (65+) can enter by donation. Sundays are free for children
age 12 and under from 10:00 to 5:00 pm. For updated information, visit Vancouver Art Gallery Website.
9. Contemporary Art Gallery:
This is another art gallery you can visit for free from Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 pm – 6pm. It’s closed Mondays and statutory holidays. See what interesting exhibitions you can find ONLINE.
10. Walk around Gastown:
This is the oldest neighborhodd
founded by John Gassy Jack Deighton in 1867. I didn’t realize I was in Gastown until later that day. It looked a little bit different than the rest of the city with a charming spirit, galleries and pretty architecture. It’s a really nice area to explore around, have a coffee and relax.
Places I couldn’t visit but heard a lot nice things about them:
11. Watch stars at GMS Observatory
: I love space and love to learn and watch everything I can of what’s out of the earth. It’s impressive the beauty of planets, moons, comets, stars and the questions without answers.
That’s why I wanted to go and have a glimpse of the beautiful night sky with telescope
but couldn’t. If you actually visit the observatory let me know how it is. Admission is by donation on Saturday nights from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM.
12. Cypress Mountain:
I was going to hike around the area but decided to go to Capilano instead. Daniel, my friend, told me it was a really nice place to visit for nature lovers like me! Beautiful forest, perfect to do some hiking, breathe fresh air and connect with other source of energy.
There are snowshoe tours, you can ski or snowboard in the area. Don’t be shy and try new stuff, check out Cypress Mountain
13. Lynn Canyon Park
: It has an amazing suspension bridge
you can visit for free and beautiful hiking trails. I regret not being able to visit this place instead of Capilano. I have a feeling that Lynn Canyon Park would’ve been a way better option and cheaper. If you can, go ahead, have fun and please share with me your experience a pictures!
14. Lighthouse Park
, Whytecliff Park
: Three nature oasis to visit.
If you are an enthusiast like me of hiking, landscapes, flora and fauna, you will enjoy to be surrounded by clean atmospheres. Every place has its charm so go ahead and check them out when you visit Canada. And again, don’t hesitate to send me pictures, stories or share all the details about your visit. I’ll be waiting!
I actually was close to Chinatown but didn't’ want to walk around because thought it was going to be the same as everywhere. Now I realize that even if it’s similar, there are always big differences, interesting and hidden spots that are worth to sneak in like Sam Kee Building, the world’s narrowest building or the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park.
16. Go star spotting:
If you like movies and tv series, walk around Vancouver and have fun trying to spot some movie stars.
You can check out this website to know where and when are going to be shooting or producing audiovisual projects around Vancouver.
Capilano Suspension Bridge:
I went to this place instead of Cypress Mountain and was disappointed. It’s too pricey, really small hike and too crowded.
It was nice but I would’ve prefered to go to Lynn Canyon Park that has a free suspension bridge and it’s way bigger.