Unlike other cities, Vancouver is not currently under full lockdown. Although there are restrictions on movement, and strict rules regarding gatherings and masks, it is still possible to get around and see the best of what the city has to offer. Here are ten sites you really need to see in Vancouver.
1. Museum of Anthropology
The building that houses this museum was once a World War 2-era fort – one of the many interesting historical facts surrounding it and its exhibits. It looks at cultures from around the world, but its particular area of expertise is the First Nations of British Columbia. Check out the website for details about opening times, safety regulations and timed entry tickets.
The oldest part of the city, Gastown, is filled with beautifully restored Victorian buildings, restaurants, galleries and shops. You will love its atmosphere, even under COVID-19 restrictions.
3. Canada Place
This tourism and commerce hub, housed in a striking and distinctive building is part shipping terminal, part convention center, part hotel and part bus terminus.
A mix of modern buildings and ornate Victorian structures, Vancouver’s Chinatown is accessed via the Millennium Gate, and is an exciting shopping, cultural and culinary center.
5. English Bay
English Bay is an upmarket shopping and dining district in the West End. It is also a great place for running, walking and biking, and features several eye-catching art installations.
6. Capilano Suspension Bridge
This landmark is the oldest tourist attraction in the city, and opened in 1889. The swaying footbridge spans a 70-metre deep canyon and leads to an activity park filled with walking trails, totem poles and a transparent suspended platform called the Cliffwalk.
7. Robson Street
Robson Street is a cultural and commercial hub that includes the Vancouver Art Gallery and several high-end shops.
8. Museum of Vancouver
Set in Vanir Park, the Museum of Vancouver will teach you all you need to know about the city, from the earliest settlements to recent urban developments.
9. Stanley Park
Located just next to downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park is a lush, tree-filled peninsula that offers residents and visitors to the city a place to enjoy nature. The seawall encircling the park is a great place to on foot or by bicycle.
10. Grouse Mountain
In both Summer and Winter, Grouse Mountain offers gorgeous views and is a great destination for a family outing. In the Summer, you can explore the hiking trails, while the Winter snows make it perfect for skating, skiing and snowboarding.
Make Vancouver’s best fried chicken a part of your site-seeing experience
If you’re venturing out to enjoy the sites of Vancouver, what better way to finish off a day of walking, biking or skating than with the best fried chicken that Vancouver has to offer. Contact Church’s Chicken and place your order. Our takeout, drive-through and delivery services are available for your convenience.