Make your way across this swaying suspension bridge, which stretches 137 metres across a canyon and the Capilano River 70 metres below. This is a top pick for superb photos – just don’t look down if you’re in anyway scared of heights…
2. Stroll around Richmond Night Market
During the summer, this fun Chinese night market in Richmond is free for those under 13 or over 60 ($2.75 for everyone else) and is definitely worth the trip to dig into fried squid, fish balls, nitrogen ice cream, and Chinese knick- knacks. There’s over 100 stalls to browse around.
3. Hike the Grouse Grind
The famous Grouse Grind hike is a must-do for outdoorsy people. Your legs might hate you afterward, but the views at the top are insane. Hiking up is free, but you’ll need to pay the $10 for the gondola ride down.
4. Spend an afternoon in Stanley Park
With lovely beaches, miles of well-maintained paved and dirt trails, Canada’s largest aquarium and heaps of kid-friendly spots (including a pool, water park, miniature railway and more), this haven is 100% one of the greatest urban parks in the world.
5. Take a ski trip to Whistler
Just two hours away from the city lies this famous mountain hotspot. This top ranked destination ski resort draws skiers from all over the world for downhill and heli-skiing, with cross-country trails located close by.
Discover ground-breaking historical and contemporary exhibitions, and artworks by Canadian, Indigenous and internationally acclaimed artists at this super museum. Ideal for a rainy day.
7. Have a night out in buzzing Gastown
The city’s oldest neighbourhood is a must-visit. Full of one-of-a-kind galleries and some of the best culinary fare in Vancouver, it’s a lively place in the evenings for cocktails. Not too sure where to go? Check out our insider tips of the best bars here.
Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.