If you enjoy seeing animals up close, make sure to check out the Vancouver Aquarium. With hundreds of sights to see from aquatic life to exotic species they have it all! Their newest exhibit even let’s you get up-close and personal with cownose and southern stingrays.
845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, and 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. seasonally/statutory holiday weekends.
Ticket price approx $23.40 USD.
Stanley Park has been called the soul of the city and the envy of the world. Cross it on a horse-drawn carriage if you're lazy, but better, just wander on foot, though be warned, at 400 hectares (1,000 acres) it's slightly bigger than New York's Central Park, making it the largest urban park in North America. Because it's almost an island, Stanley Park is wrapped with a sea wall that offers nine kilometres (five miles) of spectacular waterfront views.
735 Stanley Park Drive, Stanley Park Vancouver, BC V6C 2T1
Look over Vancouver from one of the best points in the city. Take a quick ride up to the top in a glass elevator, and enjoy a 360º panoramic view of downtown. From the observation deck you can see Stanley Park, the Pacific Ocean, the majestic North Shore Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula Mountains.
3300-555 W. Hastings St.Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6
Ticket price approx $12.25 USD.
Science World British Columbia
Immerse yourself in the exhibits and shows at the TELUS World of Science. While you’re there you can even watch a program at the OMNIMAX® Theatre. With options for adults and kids this is a great way to learn more about the world and how science helps us understand how it all fits together.
TELUS World of Science 1455 Quebec St Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7
Monday: Closed Tuesday–Friday: 10am–5pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am–6pm Remembrance Day (November 11): 10am–6pm
Ticket price approx $22.30 USD
Vancouver Art Gallery
If art is more your speed, visit the Vancouver Art Gallery. With a collection of over 10,000 works of art, there is more to see than a day can hold! The gallery was founded in 1931 and has grown with hundreds of new works each year. Make sure to check out their website below to see what limited gallery exhibits they will have when you visit. With sculpture, paintings, historic pieces from around the world, and an internationally renowned gallery for photography, you are sure to walk away inspired.
750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
Gallery Hours Daily 10am to 5pm Tuesdays until 9pm
Ticket price approx $18.00 USD
Come see us at the Joomla! World Conference this fall and while you’re here make sure to check some of the awesome attractions that Vancouver has to offer! It’s a world class city with parks, restaurants, museums, galleries, and a vibrant culture that’s sure to leave you wanting more!