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Guests love the location of this hotel near Robson Street Vancouver for shopping and people watching. Rosellen Suites at Stanley Park hotel is a half block from Stanley Park and near countless other downtown attractions.

Vancouver’s best festivals & events

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10 favourite Vancouver attractions

Stanley Park

With 988 acres of protected forest and 27 km (17 mi) of forested trails, Stanley Park is North America’s largest urban park.
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Vancouver Aquarium

Killer whales, belugas and sea otters are a few of the species you'll encounter at this marine science centre with several outdoor exhibits.
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Science World

This hands-on science centre with a five-story OMNIMAX Theatre features hundreds of interactive exhibits focused on biology, natural history and physics.
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Granville Island

Once an industrial area, this urban island now includes a renowned public market and more than 300 restaurants, theatres, galleries and studios.
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Located in Chinatown, this garden is an authentic representation of the traditional gardens you’d find at a scholar’s residence during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
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This 55-acre garden just outside downtown includes plants from ecosystems that range from tropical South Africa to the Himalayas to the Pacific Northwest.
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UBC Botanical Garden

Spread over 70 acres amidst coastal forest, this university botanical garden includes more than 500 species of rhododendrons, one of Canada's largest collections.
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Grouse Mountain

A 15-minute drive from downtown, this mountain is a popular skiing and snowboarding destination. In summer you’ll find bear watching, ziplining and hiking.
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Capilano Suspension Bridge

In West Vancouver, this suspension bridge stretches 137 m (450 ft) across the Capilano River canyon 70 m (230 ft) below. Don’t miss the cliff walk and treetops course.
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Vancouver Art Gallery

This downtown landmark houses a permanent collection of more than 10,000 pieces with a focus on British Columbia’s artists.
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Vancouver activities

Cycling: Rent some wheels and ride to the paved seawall trail in Stanley Park (10 km/6 mi) or to the English Bay-to-UBC seaside route (15 km/9.4 mi). Learn more

Boating & fishing - Take a salmon fishing charter, rent a kayak or hop on a water taxi for a marine adventure. Learn more

Skiing & snowboarding - Two local ski mountains, Grouse Mountain and Cypress Mountain, are less than an hour drive from downtown. Whistler Blackcomb Resort is two hours away. Learn more

Shopping - Hit the trendy West End shops and restaurants on Robson, Davie and Denman Streets. The most famous stretch, Robson Street between Burrard and Jervis, includes flagship stores and independent boutiques. Learn more