Discover the best things to do in Vancouver

A stay at our downtown Park Inn & Suites near Granville Island offers you easy access to the amazing variety of things to do and see in Vancouver. Family-friendly attractions like the Vancouver Aquarium, BC Place Stadium, and the Museum of Anthropology at the UCB campus are less than 20 minutes from the hotel. You can find a plethora of interesting dining options nearby, including the famous Granville Island Public Market. Want to spend time outdoors? Hike at Lynn Canyon Park and Grouse Mountain, or head to the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway for a drive along the coast.

If you need a break from business meetings, shop the charming stores at Main Street and Chinatown or relax in the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Art afficionados can visit the public art installations, galleries, and bookshop at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Looking for Vancouver nightlife? Head to the East Vancouver brewery district, Granville Island, or Commercial Drive.

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BC Place Stadium

1.07 mi / 1.73 km from the hotel
The largest multipurpose venue of its kind in British Columbia, BC Place Stadium welcomes more than one million guests each year to events ranging from football and high school sports to trade shows, fun fairs, and world-class musical concerts.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver

4.57 mi / 7.35 km from the hotel
Ride the Canada Line SkyTrain to this bustling shopping center, known for its discount high-end shopping. Visit stores like Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Coach.

Grouse Mountain

7.61 mi / 12.24 km from the hotel
In winter, there’s no better place to be than this 1,231-meter mountain famous for outstanding skiing and snowboarding. Hike up the Grouse Grind for spectacular views of the city, and when the weather warms up, try paragliding, hiking, and zip-lining.

Commodore Ballroom

1.21 mi / 1.94 km from the hotel
Check out what’s on in downtown Vancouver at this beloved art deco venue dating back to the late 1920s. Hosting some of the world’s top musical acts, the Commodore offers plenty of entertainment while you’re in town.

Museum of Anthropology

6.13 mi / 9.86 km from the hotel
You can spend an afternoon or several days in this renowned museum at the University of British Columbia. Exhibits include art and artifacts from cultures around the world, with special emphasis on the Pacific Northwest’s First Nations.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

1.45 mi / 2.34 km from the hotel
Attend an event or stroll the paths of this beautiful, seasonally varied garden created in collaboration with master gardeners from Suzhou. You can also relax in one of several pavilions or view art exhibitions at the Hall of One Hundred Rivers.

Aberdeen Centre

5.48 mi / 8.83 km from the hotel
This popular shopping center is home to more than 160 stores offering a wide range of products and services. The mall boasts several restaurants, an indoor playground, an 800-seat food court, and a 60-foot musical water fountain in the central atrium.
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Alexandra Road

5.87 mi / 9.44 km from the hotel
Known to locals as “Food Street,” Alexandra Road is a must-visit for those who like a culinary adventure. Sample a variety of Asian cuisines as you choose from more than 200 restaurants packed into a three-block stretch.
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Granville Island

0.71 mi / 1.14 km from the hotel
Best known for hosting one of the country’s most spectacular fresh food markets, Granville Island is a popular urban oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theaters, galleries, studios, unique shops, and cafés.
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Greater Vancouver Zoo

30.84 mi / 49.64 km from the hotel
More than 140 different species live on 120 acres at this zoo. Residents include lions, tigers, giraffes, hippos, and much more. Bring your bike, take a walk, or ride the narrated Safari Express Miniature Train.
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Richmond Night Market

4.84 mi / 7.78 km from the hotel
Sample a variety of Asian street foods and find unique products from more than 200 vendors at this popular marketplace that runs from May through September.
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Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park

2.6 mi / 4.19 km from the hotel
Spend a day exploring the beautiful Stanley Park and don’t miss Canada’s largest aquarium, located in the heart of the park. Home to more than 70,000 animals including dolphins, penguins, anacondas, and three-toed sloths, Vancouver Aquarium is a must-see.
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