Attractions & Tourism in Vancouver
The Budget Inn Patricia Hotel enjoys the convenience of an excellent location. Within easy distance are several world class Vancouver tourist attractions to please a wide variety of entertainment tastes and interests. Click on a title below to learn more about some of our nearby Vancouver tourist attractions.
The Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest art gallery in Western Canada. The Gallery presents a full range of groundbreaking contemporary artists and major historical masters. It is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art valued at approximately $100 million.
750 Hornby Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 – (604) 662-4700 – http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/
No trip to Vancouver would be complete without seeing the Vancouver Aquarium. This national landmark is home to many varieties of aquatic wildlife The vancouver Aquarium allows you to mix fun and education, by providing information and tours as well as the famous viewing glass below the water line.
845 Avison Way Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2 – (604) 659-3474 – http://www.vanaqua.org/
Gastown is a must-see when you visit Vancouver. With authentic cobble-stoned streets, European-styled courtyards, and 19th century architecture against the backdrop of the north shore mountains, Gastown preserves the charm of the original city of Vancouver. Don’t forget to snap a picture of the world famous antique steam clock too.
Gastown also contains many modern amenities including restaurants, antique shops, fashion designers, Native Canadian artisans, licened beverage rooms, live music and much more.
Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the end of False Creek, and features many permanent interactive exhibits and displays, as well as areas with varying topics throughout the years.
The building’s former name, Science World, is still the name of the organization. The building’s name change to the Telus World of Science became official on July 20, 2005 following a $9-million donation to the museum from Telus. The official name of the science centre was subsequently changed to “Telus World of Science”, although it is still routinely referred to as “Science World” by the public. Prior to the building behing handed over to Science World by the City, it was the as Expo Centre during Expo 86. When Science World is operating out of the dome, it is referred to as Science World at TELUS World of Science, and when it is out in the community it is simply Science World. (Source: wikipedia.org)
Quebec Street Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7 – (604) 443-7443 – http://www.scienceworld.ca/
The best view of Vancouver and the surrounding area is from the top of Grouse Mountain. This popular attraction has been drawing tourists and locals alike. Enjoy the ride to the top in the “Skyride” gondola. With skiing in the winter, hiking and cycling in the summer, and festivities all year round, there is always something to see and do on Grouse Mountain.
Nancy Greene Way North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9 – (604) 980-9311 – http://www.grousemountain.com/
If there is a single location that represents much of the natural splendor of the Vancouver area, it has to be Stanley Park. With beaches, forests, ponds, local wildlife, and a stunning view of the north shore mountains, it remains one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions. Added to it are restaurants, gift shops, live music / theatre venues, the miniature train, and the world famous Vancouver Aquarium. There is something for everyone at Stanley Park.
Located on the west end of Vancouver with easy access from Georgia street on the north and Robson street on the south.
Located just 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park is Vancouver’s #1 tourist attraction and the favorite stop on every group itinerary. Whether they are travelling from the Canadian Rockies, departing on a Cruise ship, heading to Victoria for sightseeing or to Whistler for a mountain escape, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park is just moments away.
3735 Capilano Road North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J1 – (604) 985-7474 – http://www.capbridge.com
See Vancouver from a totally unique perspective aboard one of the beautifully appointed cruise boats. You can enjoy a ride on one of our famous vessels including: MPV Constitution (Vancouver’s authentic paddlewheeler), MV Harbour Princess, and MV Britannia. Services include regular dinner and luncheon cruises, sightseeing tours and special event cruises.
501 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2W9 – (604) 688-7246 – http://www.boatcruises.com
Skydive Vancouver offers first time tandem skydiving for people who have never tried Skydiving. They also offer Skydive courses for people who wish to learn to Solo Skydive through their Accelerated Freefall Program. All of their tandem Skydives here at Skydive Vancouver are done with an experienced tandem instructor here at their Abbotsford Drop Zone which is located about 45 minutes drive East of Downtown Vancouver.
5112 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC – 1 (888) 738-5867 – http://www.vancouver-skydiving.bc.ca
What could be better than seeing the city and the Georgia Straight from high above in the comfort of a turbo charged helicopter? Whether you want a “flight-seeing” tour, or want a stylish and quick trip to Abbotsford, Langley, Victoria, or Boeing in Seattle, Helijet will leave you memories unlike any others.
5911 Airport Road South, Richmond, BC V7B 1B5 – 1 (800) 987-4354 – http://www.helijet.com/