The 7 best places to visit in Vancouver


Unveiled in 2015 as part of the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, which exhibits international contemporary artworks in public spaces, is an installation known as the Trans Am Totem. Standing 10 metres (33 ft) high, the piece consists of five stacked cars at the top of a Cedar tree stump.

7. Trans Am Totem


Installed in Morton Park in 2009 as part of the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale is an art piece known as A-maze-ing Laughter. Consisting of 14 bronze sculptures in the artists own image, each statue measures 3 metres (10 ft) tall in different states of hysterical laughter.

6. A-maze-ing Laughter


Unveiled in 2014 at the ocean concrete work site on Granville Island, is an art piece simply called, Giants. Designed as part of the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, the mural is the work of Brazilian twins Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo. Painted directly onto six silo's, each one measures 21 metres (70 ft) high.

5. Giants


Installed in 2009 on the harbour outside the Vancouver Convention Centre is a sculpture of a pixelated leaping whale, known as the Digital Orca. Representing a vision of life in the digital age, the statue has become one of Vancouver's most notable landmarks and somewhat an icon of the city.

4. Digital Orca


Created in 1888 to the north of Downtown Vancouver is the 1,000 acre, 4 square kilometre (1.5 square mile) Stanley Park, almost entirely surrounded by the waters of Vancouver Harbour and English Bay. The park features forest trails, beaches, lakes and a large ancient forest area with trees hundreds of years old, some reaching 76 metres (249 ft) high. Along the trail are a number of sculptures and built over the last hundred years, with the south west of the park offering one of the best views of Vancouver's skyline.

3. Stanley Park


First opened in 1889 in the District Of North Vancouver is one of the cities most visited attractions, the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Spanning the Capilano River, the bridge hangs 70 metres (230 ft) above the water and measures 140 metres (460 ft) across. As well as the bridge the park also features rain forest tours, nature trails and North America's largest private collection of First Nations totem poles. As of 2018 the entry fee was $47.

2. Capilano Suspension Bridge


Built in 1977 atop the Harbour Centre skyscraper is one of the cities most prominent landmarks, the Vancouver Lookout. From a height of 168 metres (553 ft) above ground level, the lookout offers visitors one of the best panoramic views of Vancouver. As of 2018 the entry fee was $17.50.

1. Vancouver Lookout

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