Five-Pin Bowling at the Commodore Lanes & Billiards
One of the few lanes and billiards locations left in Vancouver. Take a few friends downtown for a bit of retro fun and a few laughs. (838 Granville Street).
Shopping on Granville Street
A trip downtown isn’t complete without checking out the 100+ shops and eateries Granville Street has to offer. From familiar name brands like Holt Renfrew, Joe Fresh Style and Buffalo, to unique finds like Scarlet, this funky street has everything you could want.
Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery
(750 Homer Street)
The permanent home to the works of Canadian artist Emily Carr, view her collection of work at the VAG
while taking in the latest travelling exhibit.
Hit the Clubs
Visit the ‘Entertainment District’ along Granville Street
and you’ll find a bevy of nightclubs that will satisfy your dancing and musical desires.
The Views at Canada Place
Boasting a spectacular view of the North Shore mountains, the north end of the pier along the promenade is worth the walk alongside Canada Place
. While you’re there, check out the cruise ships May-October.
Walk Along the Seawall
When you’ve finished taking in the view at Canada Place, head west along the seawall all the way around Stanley Park. The walk isn’t for the faint of heart, so plan for about 2 hours.
Have Your Photo Taken at the Olympic Cauldron
Few cities - and downtowns - in the world can boast having a permanent Olympic cauldron. Photo opps abound. On the magestic waterfront on Canada Place @ Thurlow Streets in the Jack Poole Plaza, it's a great big souvenir from a great big party.
Tour the Tiles
Take a self-guided walking tour of the DVBIA’s mosaic art tiles project
with 12 nine square foot handcrafted tiles depicting Vancouver scenes.
Ride Your Bike
Downtown is now fully accessible with separated bike lanes from the east via the Dunsmuir Viaduct, from Kitsilano north along Burrard Street Bridge and along Hornby Street (with a little zig zag via West Hastings and Burrard) to the seawall and Stanley Park. Harbour Centre Tower
and you won’t be disappointed.