Vancouver is known for being the city with a view of both the ocean and the mountains. However, that’s not Vancouver’s only claim to fame! Here is a list of some of the city’s most popular landmarks by season.
Stanley Park is one of the most popular attractions in Vancouver during the summer months. Apart from being surrounded by nature and greenery, visitors at the park can explore countless walking trails, cool off at the beach or water park, engage in friendly games of pitch and putt and even dine at the park’s many restaurants and cafes. The park’s most famous landmark is the 9-km-long seawall that lets visitors enjoy Vancouver’s fresh summer breeze as they walk or bike along it.
Richmond Night Market
The Richmond Night Market runs during the weekends between April and October. The market features hundreds of stalls selling Asian-style street food and knickknacks. If you want to experience East Asian culture — including food, music and performances — then the Richmond Night Market is the perfect place for you!
Vancouver Art Gallery
Escape from the infamous Vancouver rain and spend your day at this renowned art gallery. Featuring approximately 12,000 works by artists from around the world, the gallery also regularly hosts traveling exhibitions.
A major tourist spot, the Vancouver Aquarium is home to many exotic species of aquatic life. It also functions as a marine research and rehabilitation centre. This popular attraction is also known to be somewhat of a romantic hotspot for UBC students.
Vancouver Christmas Market
Make the most wonderful time of the year even more magical by visiting this traditional German Christmas market in December. The market boasts 80+ vendors selling artisan goods and delicious food ranging from Bratwurst to mini donuts to chocolate fondue. The beautiful decorations and overall atmosphere of the market will surely put you in a jolly good mood!
The Capilano Suspension Bridge
Lit up by close to 500,000 lights and decorations from November to January, this world-famous bridge is a sight to behold. Holiday music soothes your ears as you walk through the multi-colour changing display of the bridge, making for the perfect Instagram capture!
Enjoy the breezy spring weather by taking a day trip to Granville Island. The island can be conveniently reached by bus or car and has enough activities to leave you wanting to come back the next weekend! From boat rentals and bracelet making to shops, a brewery and a kids market — Granville Island has something for everyone. The Island’s showstopping attraction is its public market featuring a wide range of food — fruits, baked goods, ice cream and deliciously prepared meals.