A national icon, Canada Place in downtown Vancouver is home to the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, easily identified by the ten white sails representing each Canadian province. Canada Place’s sails light up in a dynamic display of imagery, light and animation during annual events such as the Sails of Light.
Overlooking the scenic Vancouver harbour and walking distance to Stanley Park, shopping and the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Marriott Pinnacle Hotel: 1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver Renaissance Hotel: 1133 West Hastings Street
The only Vancouver hotel to be awarded five keys, the highest rating, by the HAC Green Key Program, Hyatt Regency Vancouver uses the services of Bullfrog Power (100% green electricity from wind power) for all its meeting rooms. Adjacent to exclusive shopping in Royal Centre, 2 blocks from Pacific Centre and Robson Street and various sports complexes and theaters.
Hyatt Regency Hotel: 655 Burrard Street
From Emily Carr and other renowned Canadian artists - past and present - to internationally recognized contemporary artists from around the world, Vancouver’s “must-see” cultural attraction presents major exibitions of groundbreaking new visionaries and historical masters. Have a meal or glass of wine on the Gallery Café’s rooftop patio overlooking Robson Square to complete the perfect day. Highlights for 2011 include “The Colour of My Dreams: the Surrealist Revolution in Art,” May 28 to September 25.
Daily 10am to 5pm
Tuesdays until 9pm
Enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment, cultural attractions and one of the world’s most beautiful waterfronts – just steps from the Holiday Inn.
Holiday Inn Hotel: 1060 Howe Street
“The Inn at False Creek” is situated in downtown Vancouver close to Stanley Park, Granville Island, GM Place, BC Place, Business and Shopping. Their rooms and suites are ideal for the leisure or corporate traveler.
Quality Inn Hotel: 1335 Howe Street
Museum of Vancouver - The Museum of Vancouver in beautiful Vanier Park presents the city's history, past and present, with a glimpse of the future in the Urbanarium. Fascinating displays will also give you a taste of the Pacific Rim. Art and mementos await you in the Museum Shop.
HR MacMillan Space Centre - Discover the thrill of space adventure as you voyage to the outer edges of the universe! With the help of the Zeiss star projector and hundreds of special effects, their star shows are ever-changing and always amazing.
Expect the unexpected! Learn all about boats and marine history in the fun, interactive Children's Maritime Discovery Centre, explore the Arctic on the RCMP ship St. Roch, enjoy fascinating exhibits and displays and discover treasures in the Maritime Gallery store.
Granville Island is a vibrant place and a must-see for visitors to Vancouver. A local favourite, it is home to an imaginative mix of markets, artists, and industry brought together under an ambitious waterfront development plan and managed by CMHC for Canada.
Beat the crowds and enjoy Granville Island in the morning, featuring fresh bakeries and entertainment daily.
Included with your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket is a free guided walking tour of Granville Island with the Tour Guys! On this 45 minute easy-walking tour the Tour Guys give a complete overview of the island and introduce you to some of the “hidden gems” often missed by most visitors. Our unique style of combining history with pure entertainment, stories & jokes has made them one of the most popular walking tour companies in Canada! Tour leaves from Trolley's Granville Island Stop 3 times daily; 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Yaletown is one of the newest upmarket areas in Vancouver with high-end furniture, and designer clothing wholesalers crowding the narrow streets along with many of the city's best and trendiest restaurants and bars. The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre is home to the Engine 374 Pavilion. Engine 374 was the first transcontinental train into the city on May 23, 1887. The Roundhouse Community Centre also serves Yaletown and the Downtown Eastside communities with classes, workshops and special events year-round.
The Plaza of Nations’ outdoor stage area is perfectly suited for a wide range of events including festivals and fairs, outdoor concerts, product launches, corporate and media events, and the property is a favourite of location managers for television and feature film productions.
The Edgewater Casino is Vancouver’s premier downtown casino. Guests enjoy the sophistication of table games such as Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack, or the fast-paced action at 500 slot machines. Edgewater also boasts Vancouver’s only poker room and a High Limit Room for more serious players.
This stunning architectural achievement by Moishe Safdie is one of Vancouver's defining landmarks. The multi-building complex houses Provincial and Federal Government offices, the 1.2 million item library, and an interesting variety of shops and cafes within the $100 million project.
The Sandman Hotel is not only centrally located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, but directly across the street from Rogers Arena, BC Place Stadium, the Vancouver Playhouse and Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Sandman Hotel: 180 W Georgia St
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden is one of Vancouver's living treasures. In the midst of Chinatown, lies a tranquil yet vibrant expression of Ming Dynasty culture. The first classical style garden built outside China.
Vancouver Police Historical Society is an independent non-profit organization and registered charity that collects, preserves and interprets the history of the Vancouver Police Department and its context within policing in Vancouver. The museum collection consists of approximately 20,000+ objects, papers, photographs and published materials relating to the history of policing in Vancouver.
Open since 1970, this Gastown classic is a family favorite. Their entrees all come complete with a crisp green salad, sourdough bread, coffee or tea, and spumoni ice cream at no additional charge.
Named after saloon owner "Gassy Jack" Deighton, Gastown is the original site from which modern Vancouver sprung forth. The varied shops and boutiques along the way make this area a popular tourist shopping district. The famous steam clock will fill the air with music every 15 minutes during your visit.
Waterfront Station is a major intermodal public transportation facility and the main transit terminus for the Expo, Millennium and Canada Line Skytrains. The station is within walking distance of Vancouver's historical Gastown district, the Canada Place cruise ship terminal, the Helijet International helipad, Vancouver Harbour Water Aerodrome, the downtown float plane terminals.
Take the Seabus to North Vancouver and experience Lonsdale Quay Market.
With over 80 specialty shops and services, Lonsdale Quay Market and Shops is the premier destination at the gateway to the North Shore. Featuring a fresh food market with local products, an international food court, specialty shops featuring local designers, kids’ shops & play area, restaurants & a boutique hotel and spa, your visit at the market is sure to be an unforgettable experience!