44. Vancouver  CANADA  | Total Sights: 50+  | Nicknames: Raincouver; Hollywood North

 

 

 

 

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A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Vancouver

Canada  Located at the southwestern corner of Canada, surrounded on three sides by the ocean with a mountainous backdrop, Vancouver is well known for its majestic natural beauty.

The eighth largest Canadian city offers visitors and residents a splendid lifestyle that is ethnically diverse, highly cosmopolitan, and yet never far from nature.

It is frequently ranked as one of the "best cities to live in".

 Vancouver is a very safe and clean city, enjoys a fantastic location, friendly locals and scores respectable in most of the other categories (shopping, nightlife, climate, sights).

 The price level in Vancouver is rather high, and there are hardly any pedestrian zones. In addition, do not expect any major checklist attractions.

Criteria 

Sights 

Location

Pedestrian Zones

Affordability

Safety 

Cleanliness

Shopping

Climate

People

Nightlife 

Transport

Size

Total Score

Score

5.70/10

9/10

4.75/10

3.25/10

8/10

8/10

5.75/10

5.25/10

8/10

6/10

7/10

5.5/10 [0.630 mio.]

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B. Best Things to Do in Vancouver (Detailed List with Photos and Information)

These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 5.70/10.

 Stanley Park  6
Park

by Craig Nagy / CC BY-SA 2.0

Granville Island  6
Island

by Joe Mabel / CC BY-SA 3.0

UBC Museum of Anthropology  5
Museum  (modern building, completed 1976)

Best Things to do in Vancouver | Best Cities | Vancouver | UBC Museum of Anthropology

by Xicotencatl / CC BY-SA 4.0

Library Square with Public Library  4
Square and Library

Best Things to do in Vancouver | Best Cities | Vancouver | Library Square with Public Library

by Andrew Raun / CC BY-SA 2.0

Harbour Centre with Lookout  4
Skyscraper  (observation deck 167 m)

Science World  4
Science Museum

Vancouver Aquarium  4
Aquarium  (260,000 liter tank, no tunnel, opened 1956)

Chinatown  4
City District

Canada Place  4
Modern building  (opened 1986)

Vancouver Art Gallery  4
Museum  (Most famous painting: "Night Ferry Vancouver" by Frederick H. Varley [1937])

Scoring and Icons Legend (Click here for detailed information)

10 = top-10 sight in the world
9 = world-class  
8 = outstanding
7 = excellent 
6 = impressive
5 = interesting
4 = decent
3 = mediocre
2 = bad
1 = abysmal

= World Heritage Site
= Excursion

Weather Forecast

Snow
Friday 02/23 80%
High 2° / Low -1°
Snow
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 02/24 10%
High 4° / Low 3°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 02/25 10%
High 6° / Low -1°
Partly Cloudy

C. Other Notable Sights and Attractions in Vancouver

-City Hall  4

-Van Dusen Botanical Garden  4

D. Best Day Trips and Excursions from Vancouver

Victoria (city, 114 km from Vancouver)  5

Butchart Gardens (102 km from Vancouver)   5

E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Vancouver (including close-by excursions)

Stanley Park  6
Granville Island  6
UBC Museum of Anthropology  5
Library Square with Public Library  4
Vancouver Lookout (observation deck)  4
Science World  4
Vancouver Aquarium  4
Chinatown (city district) 4
Canada Place (modern building)  4
Vancouver Art Gallery  4



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