Vancouver City Guide

So as you know now because I’ve been telling it like hundred times and I kept up my Insta stories my whole holidays plus posts, I’ve been in Vancouver. So I wanted to share cool things you can do in and around Vancouver with you. When you click on the heading it will show you the place on a map.;-) All these places are free to visit.;-) Have fun reading and maybe even explore these places!<3

Canada Place

On Canada Place, you can walk around on a path that has all big cities engraved in stones. Just like Halifax, where I’ve been to two years ago. You also can do “Fly over Canada” there.

 

Stanley Park

Stanley Park is something you definitely need to see when you visit Vancouver. It’s a super beautiful place with wonderful things to spot, like the two things listed below. You can make a tour around the whole park which is around 10km. But there are also many places where you can rent a bike for just a few dollars.

 

Totems

The totem poles are a must to see when you are in Vancouver. They stand at the beginning of the Stanley Park and represent the culture of the First Nations.

 

Girl in a wetsuit

Girl in a wetsuit a life size sculpture located in the North of Stanley Park.

 

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park is another beautiful park in Vancouver which is more Victorian.

 

Bloedel Conservatory

The Bloedel Conservatory is located in the Queen Elizabeth Park and is the home of many colorful birds and tropical plants. If you don’t have something like this near where you live I recommend to go there and say “Hi” to the parrots.;-)

 

Chinatown

As you can see Chinatown is a wonderful place and definitely worth to visit. Especially the Dr. Sun Yat- Sen Classical Chinese Garden where you can see koi and turtles. There you also can find a little plaza with the Chinese zodiac signs. It’s also super fun to walk through Chinatown and look at all the Chinese food shops with snacks and food you’ve never seen.

 

Granville Island

Granville Island is definitely one of the most beautiful spots in Vancouver. There you can find many little, cute stores, a public market and local artists performing on the street.

 

Christ Church Cathedral

The Christ Church Cathedral is a beautiful cathedral downtown Vancouver. It’s right next to the Fairmont Hotel which is the most beautiful and probably also the most expensive hotel in Vancouver and definitely worth to have a look at too. It’s the building with the green roof you can see right behind the Christ Church Cathedral.

 

BC Place & Rogers Arena

BC Place is the stadium where the football games take place and is the home place of the BC Lions. It also hosts smaller concerts from time to time. The Rogers Arena is right next to BC Place and is the hockey stadium and home of the Vancouver Canucks. In the Rogers Arena, big concerts take place. Both stadiums are located near Chinatown.

 

English Bay

English Bay is a beautiful place with a sandy beach close to Stanley Park. I’m not used to big cities so it was interesting to watch big ships with containers leaving or coming into Vancouver.

 

Karameller

Karameller Candy Shop is a Swedish candy store in Yaletown and definitely worth a visit if you have a sweet tongue. They have a lot of different and unusual sweets to pick from and the store itself is super cute too. Also, Yaletown over all is a part of the city you need to see. Around the store, are many good restaurants too.

 

Steveston Pier

The pier in Steveston reminded me immediately of Lunenburg (I miss you!<3). Like Lunenburg, it has a port where they sell fish and shrimps. I’ve also been told that you get the best fish and chips there. Which must be true because there was a huge line up before “Pejo’s Fish and Chips”. Because it’s a fisherman’s harbor there used to be a fish cannery company which is now a museum. And this year you can enter the museum (and all national parks) for free because it’s Canadas 150th birthday.<3

 

Steveston Buddhist Temple

Not far from the pier in Steveston you can find a much calmer place the Buddhist temple. There is not much more to say about it except for I highly recommend to check out this beautiful and calming place.

 

Fort Langley

I know this picture is blurry and you don’t see much about Fort Langley itself. And I’m sorry for that but I didn’t have any camera with me, so a friend of mine just took this picture with her phone. Plus I put a vintage filter over it that made it even more blurry, ups. But anyway, believe me when I tell you that Fort Langley is a super beautiful and cute little village on the Fraser river with a lot of cute stores too.<3 In Fort Langley you also can visit a National Historic Site.;-)

 

Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon is a wonderful canyon with a great park and beautiful little hikes which include suspension bridges over amazing rivers and waterfalls and a few opportunities to take a bath in the turquoise blue water. Just wonderful.<3

 

P.S: If you have any tips for other places you have to explore when you are in Vancouver, leave them in the comments down below.;-) Also it might look much more beautiful when you go to Vancouver because at that time I’ve been there and took all these pictures there were a lot of forest fires around. So the sun never had a chance to come through and the sky was gray and hazy all the time.:-(( But I wish you sooo much fun if you ever go to Vancouver!<3

 

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26 responses to “Vancouver City Guide”

  1. Melanie says:

    Deine Bilder bewundere ich ja immer wieder auf´s neue! Du schaffst es – egal wo – die besten Eindrücke wieder zu geben. ich fühle mich dann immer so, als wäre ich tatsächlich selbst da gewesen :-*

    viele liebe Grüße
    Melanie

  2. Ellie says:

    Danke so, so sehr!<3
    Ich mache mir immer Sorgen darum, dass es vielleicht ein wenig zu viele sind, haha.

  3. amely rose says:

    Ach wundervoll.
    Ich war noch nie in Vancouver und muss auch zugeben, dass ich diesen Ort bist jetzt gar nicht auf dem Schirm hatte. Aber deine Bilder sind einfach ein Traum, da bekommt man richtig Fernweh.
    Und Vancouver ist nun definitiv auf meine Reise Bucketlist gerutscht.

  4. Lovely pics. I miss Canada-I haven’t been for years!

  5. wirklich ein toller Blogpost! So schöne Eindrücke und Orte, ich glaube ich muss dringend auch mal dahin <3

    Liebst,
    Alena

  6. jade bevan says:

    love love love the pictures!

    amazing post I love it 🙂 thanks for sharing

  7. Ellie says:

    Das ist ja toll!<3

  8. Ellie says:

    I love Canada and it’s people too!<3

  9. Ellie says:

    Danke!<3

  10. Ellie says:

    Thank you so, so much!<3
    You are very welcome!;-)
    Have a great day, xx.

  11. Janita says:

    You look so cute! Canada is a wonderful place! Thank you for this city tour!

  12. Nistha Saraf says:

    Such amazing pictures!
    Nistha

  13. Bella says:

    Such a great guide, I have to visit this place!

    Hugs, Bella

  14. Gail says:

    I have always wanted to go to Canada! Thanks for the tips!

  15. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much, Janita!<3
    You are very, very welcome!<3;-)

  16. Ellie says:

    Thanks, Nistha!<3

  17. Ellie says:

    You really should and you are very welcome!<3;-))

  18. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much, glad you liked it!<3

  19. Vancouver looks amazing! I would love to visit. The pics of those birds are so cool. I have a bird that I love named Alan. 🙂

  20. Ellie says:

    Haha, that’s cool!<3

  21. Carolin says:

    Amazing pictures! Vancouver seems like such a beautiful city – it’s on my bucket list for sure 🙂

    Caro :*

  22. Amazing things to do in Vancouver! I was there a few years ago but only for a few hours. We were headed for a week of skiing in Whistler and it was incredible!!! I want to visit Vancouver and enjoy the city for a bit, these places all look amazing!

  23. I’m in Toronto and never been to Vancouver. Would love to visit one day though. Canada is definitely a wonderful place!

  24. Ellie says:

    Yep, I love Canada sooo much!<3

  25. Ellie says:

    Oh, I really want to go to Whistler in wintertime too!<3
    I love skiing...

  26. Ellie says:

    Thanks and that’s cool!;-)<3

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