Posted March 2, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

Landmarks in Vancouver

Landmarks are the objects of interest, both man-made and natural, which distinguish a particular place from all others. Vancouver has its mountains, tall hotels, educational places, sports stadiums, parks, beaches and historic neighbourhoods. All of these landmarks in sum help to contribute to the beauty of Vancouver and attract thousands of people every year. Check out some of the top landmarks in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Empire Landmark Hotel
Visit the Empire Landmark Hotel and stay at the tallest hotel in Vancouver.  This building is always noticed on the downtown Vancouver skyline and it has an amazing rotating restaurant called Cloud 9. The restaurant has excellent views of the north shore mountains and sunsets over English Bay.

Science World
This landmark looks like a huge golf ball and lies on False Creek at the old Expo site. You can’t miss it and it is great fun for children and adults to enjoy. It is an interactive science-oriented educational centre and features kid’s camps and programs.

Canada Place
This is the most famous landmark of all. With its sails, large cruise ships and the Port of Vancouver to one side, people come from all over to see this beautiful attraction. It is especially popular when the cruise lines come in, and on Canada Day.

Fairmont Vancouver Hotel
In the heart of downtown Vancouver there is a special historic hotel that is featured on countless Vancouver post cards and tourism photos. It is close to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson Street shopping, dining, theatres and so much more. It is extremely popular for huge events, weddings and business meetings.

Stanley Park
This landmark is a great place to visit when you are in Vancouver. Known as one of the largest urban parks in the world, this must-see attraction features the Vancouver Aquarium, a children’s farmyard, First Nations totem poles, swimming at Second Beach, a miniature train and more.

Granville Island
This busy outdoor market is a hot spot in Vancouver. It has attracted families and friends for many years and it now has many bars, restaurants, museums and boutique shops. Catch the aquabus over to this famous landmark.

Grouse Mountain
There is no way you can miss this mountain when you come for a Vancouver visit. If you go up the gondola to the Observatory Restaurant you can dine and see panoramic views of the city of Vancouver. Grouse Mountain also features excellent winter and spring skiing and snowboarding.

Capilano Suspension Bridge
Just over the Lion’s Gate Bridge in North Vancouver you will find one of the most famous landmarks of Vancouver. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is only a half-hour drive from downtown Vancouver, and tourists and locals alike head to this tourist destination every year to brave the swaying passage over the deep river chasm.

BC Place Stadium and General Motors Place
These two stadiums are major landmarks on the Vancouver sports scene. They are homes to the BC Lions and Vancouver Canucks and they host countless other events throughout the year. People flock into town for home games at these venues, and in the Canuck’s case, every game sells out.

Queen Elizabeth Park
This landmark park offers gorgeous views of all of downtown Vancouver. With a small waterfall and gardens, this park is loved by tourists and locals alike and is home to hundreds of weddings every year. You can also visit the Bloedel Floral Conservatory.

Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.