Tsawwassen Mills is a shopping mall that offers a wide variety of retailers, unique dining venues, and entertainment. There are FREE shopping shuttles from downtown to Tsawwassen Mills, and the bus stop is located at Canada Place, which is beside the Vancouver Convention Centre. To find more about what they offer, visit the Tsawwassen Mills website!
CF Pacific Centre
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Are you looking for a shopping centre nearby the Vancouver Convention Centre that is walking distance? The Pacific Centre is only a 15 minute walk from the Vancouver Convention Centre and has over 100 stores and services.
Vancouver Art Gallery
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Visit the renowned “Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time” exhibit or explore remarkable collections of national and international contemporary art in the largest public art museum in Western Canada. The Art Gallery is a short 15 minute walk from the Vancouver Convention Centre. For more information, visit the Vancouver Art Gallery website.
General Admission: $22.86
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Do you want to experience Canada like you have never before? FlyOver is a 25-minute ride where you will visit coasts and Canadian North with the latest flight ride technology that will truly give you the feeling of flight. Visit FlyOver's website for more information and to book a ride (BC residents save up to 20%)! FlyOver Canada is conveniently located at Canada Place (next to the Convention Centre) and is only a 2 minute walk to the ticket centre.
Tickets start at $27
Stanley Park & Vancouver Aquarium
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If you are looking to take a nice stroll in the downtown area, Stanley Park is a must. It is Vancouver's first, largest, and most beloved urban park that offers kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks and many other adventures. If the weather permits, biking around the Stanley Park Seawall that offers spectacular views is another popular activity that you can enjoy. While you are there, do not forget to also visit the Vancouver Aquarium, which is Canada's largest aquarium! Stanley Park is a 10 minute taxi ride or 20 minute walk from the Vancouver Convention Centre.
General Admission: $38
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Once an industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island is now an indoor public market that is open year-round. As Vancouver’s premier artistic and cultural hub, Granville Island is home to many independent food purveyors and various entertainment options such as Arts Club Theatre Company. It is a 15 minute taxi ride or 35 minute bus ride from the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Do you want to explore exhibits, and ignite your mind with some fun science facts? Science World at TELUS World of Science offers interactive displays, inspirational exhibitions, jaw-dropping live science demonstrations and the largest OMNIMAX® dome screen in the world. The Science World is located 10 minutes away by taxi or 20 minutes by skytrain from the Vancouver Convention Centre.
General Admission: $27.15
General Admission + OMNIMAX Combo: $33.65
OMNIMAX Only: $12.75
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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The 450 ft long, 230 ft high Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers visitors a unique mix of adventure, history and culture making this wobbly bridge and stunning views one of Canada's most popular activities. There are FREE shuttle services from downtown to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and the bus stop is located at Canada Place (beside Convention Centre). For more information, visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park website.
Admission Ticket: $53.95
Prince of Whales - Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures
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Prince of Whales Whale Watching has been sharing premiere whale-watching & marine-wildlife experiences with guests from around the world for more than 20 years. They offer a wide variety of marine wildlife experiences that range from three hours long to a half-day as well as whale watching connections between Vancouver and Victoria. The departure location is 30 minute bus ride or 15 minute taxi ride from the Vancouver Convention Centre. To learn more about the services they offer, see the Prince of Whales website.
Whale watching starts at $170
Waterfront sightseeing tour starts at $60
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Ever wondered what it feels like to see the jaw-dropping majestic nature of BC from the top of a mountain? Grouse Mountain rises 1,250 metres above Vancouver and is just 15 minutes away from downtown. The perfect opportunity to experience the view of the gleaming city below awaits for you at the Grouse Mountain - your journey will begin with the Super Skyride, which is an 8-minute ride that takes you from the Alpine Station to the Peak Chalet. Along with the Skyride, there are many other activities that you can enjoy while you are there such as "Theatre in the Sky" or "Mountain Ziplines" or simply several dining options including The Observatory and many more. The free shuttle service from Canada Place (beside Convention Centre) to Grouse Mountain is available to the public.
Mountain Admission: $59.00
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Just 10 minutes away by walking from the Convention Centre is Vancouver's tallest building, Vancouver Lookout Harbour Centre. If you're looking to enjoy a West Coast sunset from 553.16ft above, make sure to visit this 'flying saucer.' The 40-second glass elevator ride will take you to the observation deck where you can enjoy a 360º aerial view of Vancouver. You can also enjoy lunch/dinner at the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant while looking beyond the stunning views of Vancouver.
Admisstion Ticket: $18.25