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
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 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.
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 a life size sculpture located in the North of Stanley Park.
Queen Elizabeth Park is another beautiful park in Vancouver which is more Victorian.
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.;-)
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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
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.
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 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