Things to do in Vancouver

Family Fun Activities Vancouver

Are you looking for some fun things to do in Vancouver? There are so many things to do in Vancouver, it is hard to know where to start.

1. Stanley Park in Vancouver

This iconic Vancouver location is perfect on a sunny day as there is so much to see and do. You can rent bikes or walk around the seawall and there are various stops along the way including The Vancouver Aquarium, Second and Third Beach, spray parks, multiple concession stands, the lighthouse, the yacht club, and the train ride. You could spend the entire day here and not see everything.

2. Science World

This amazing Vancouver activity is perfect on a rainy day and fun for the entire family. From water tables, to building structures, learning about science; there is something for everyone. Science World even has an Omnimax Theatre and various food options for you to enjoy so grab your family and prepare to have fun!

3. Granville Island

This Vancouver public market is great rain or shine! Enjoy strolling indoors and outdoors through the various stores. From grocery, to boutique shops, playgrounds, restaurants, a water park, and an indoor play area; there is something for everyone. I recommend going early as parking can fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out on all the fun!

4. Queen Elizabeth Park

This beautiful 52-hectre park is the highest point in Vancouver with stunning flowers, cherry blossom trees, gorgeous views, and a hot spot for wedding photos. The park is also home to the Bloedel Conservatory and Seasons in the Park restaurant. The park also offers diverse recreational activities including tennis, lawn bowling, and pitch and putt.

Vancouver Photographer - Stanley Park

5. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver’s China Town.

Visit the Chinese gardens at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden . With it’s unique construction, beautifully sculpted vegetation, and meandering brooks; this is a must-see visit. Bring your camera because you are going to want to take pictures!

6. The Shameful Tiki Room

If you are looking for an escape or miss travelling, then this is a must! The Shameful Tiki Room has created a Tiki experience that includes ambient lighting, music, and specialty cocktails. The decor has been imported from all over the world and on any given night, you may experience a Ukelele player or a Surf band. Who else wants to feel like they are on vacation? I know I do!

7. Dimensions Art Gallery Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver’s 3D art gallery that is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver is so much fun! Bring your camera and take some amazing pictures. The staff are great and will help you with some photo ideas to make the images really stand out. After you are finished, enjoy exploring downtown Vancouver and make a pit spot to various restaurants around the city.

8. Vancouver Mysteries

If uncovering mysteries are your jam, then this is for you! They have 3 games to choose from. Book your game online and show up to the address provided to play and follow the instructions. You will also receive a game kit that has everything you need to solve the puzzle. As this is a timed game, you must work fast to try to uncover the mystery.

9 The Bunny Cafe

Vancouver’s bunny cafe is a must if you have kids over the age of 5. Book your 55 minute visit and enjoy the comfort of all the bunnies from Rabbitats rescue. Due to COVID, food and drink are not available at this time but check their website for updates. If Cats are more your jam, you can also check out the Catfe Cafe with over 20 cats to cuddle and play with.

10. Greenheart Tree Walk

This hidden gem is at the UBC Botanical Gardens. Navigate your way through suspended walkways and tree platforms, while enjoying the view. This 310 metre long walkway reaches as high as 23 metres off the ground and is a must-do adventure.

Whether you are looking for adventure or something more laid back, there is something for everyone. Follow along as I update my blog with more ideas in and around the city.

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