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Things to Do in Vancouver

Hotel BLU is conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Vancouver International Airport and just a five-minute drive from the Port of Vancouver where you'll see cruise ships, float planes and sea buses heading to the North Shore or Vancouver Island. If you are looking to visit local tourist attractions when you stay at Hotel BLU, we can help! Our knowledgeable staff can fill you in on some excellent places to visit during your stay, so please feel to reach out and ask at any time or browse the list below for some inspiration for your visit.

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Vancouver, BC is a beautiful city with a long list of fun tourist destinations to visit, including the Vancouver Aquarium, Canada Place, Chinatown, Science World and Grouse Mountain. If you're a sports enthusiast, you'll definitely want to check out a BC Lions or Vancouver Whitecaps game at BC Place, just a two-minute stroll down the road from us. Whether you want to ride the roller coasters at Playland, walk the seawall and lay on the beach in English Bay or if you want to catch a Vancouver Canuck's game at Rogers Arena, there is so much to do in our city. Check out some of the top Vancouver attractions below and get ready for some fun!

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Gran ville Island

Granville Island

Less than ten minutes from our hotel and across False Creek from downtown Vancouver, you'll find a peninsula-shaped shopping district that was once an industrial manufacturing area. Now a major tourist attraction, Granville Island has restaurants, a large market, performance venues, bars and many unique shops.

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Stanley Park

Stanley Park

Explore our 400-hectare West Coast rainforest where you will discover gorgeous beaches, trails, local wildlife, restaurants, the Vancouver Aquarium and historical landmarks. You can enjoy scenic views of the magical mountains, trees, sky and water while you walk along the famous seawall.

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Science World

Science World

Stroll through scientific exhibitions and galleries, watch theatre performances, and pop into educational shows at the OMNIMAX Theatre. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Science World at TELUS World of Science.

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Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

Known as the leading marine science centre, the Vancouver Aquarium attracts more than one million visitors from around the world every year. Home to more than 70,000 animals, it is the country's first public aquarium and the largest in Canada. See penguins, sharks, snakes, dolphins, otters and sea lions and catch a 4-D experience show while you're there!

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Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

At 4,100 feet above Vancouver, the alpine four-season playground, Grouse Mountain, provides visitors with the opportunity to embrace the natural beauty of Vancouver and surrounding areas. Features include the iconic Red Skyride, summer activities, snow sports, Eye of the Wind, the Wildlife Refuge, Theatre in the Sky, dining venues, zip lining and so much more! If you are visiting during the Christmas time, make sure you visit the Peak of Christmas for some jolly festive fun! During the summer months, test your endurance and fitness level on the Grouse Grind, also known as Mother Nature’s stairmaster!

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Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Cross the suspension bridge above the Capilano River and take in sweeping views 110 feet above the forest floor. See towering evergreens, breathe in cedar-scented rainforest air, journey through the Treetops Adventure and bravely conquer the Cliffwalk and its cantilevered bridges, platforms and stairs.

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Whistler

Whistler

A trip to Vancouver isn't complete without a trek up to Whistler for a day or two. Less than a two-hour drive away is a magical winter wonderland full of snowy outdoor fun! Home to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Whistler offers excellent skiing, snowboarding, dining, lodging, shopping, festivals and more. During the summer, Whistler is famous for mountain biking and offers a wide variety of hiking trails.

Want to check out more attractions and activities in Vancouver? Visit Tourism Vancouver for more fun in our city!

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