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Vancouver: Things To Do

Vancouver is a water front city in British Columbia, Canada. With a 675,000 residents is the most populated city in B.C. and the third most populated city in all of Canada. Vancouver is extremely ethnically and linguistically diverse. Vancouver has plans to become the greenest city in the world in the future. Vancouver is known for its historic Gastown neighbourhood, its seafood, its parks and its beaches.

Vancouver Art Gallery is an art museum in downtown Vancouver adjacent to Robson Square. The museum was opened to the public in 1931 and moved to its current location in 1983. The building was once the provincial courthouse designed in 1905.

Museum of Vancouver is a history museum in the Vanier Park neighborhood. The museum was founded by the Art, Historical, and Scientific Association of Vancouver (AHSA), which was founded in 1894. The museum traces the history of Vancouver from the indigenous tribes such as the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh first inhabitance to modern day.

Granville Island is a penisula, not an island ironically, located just across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver. The penisula was named after Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville. The Granville Island Public Market was established in 1979 which serves as a manger tourist attraction.    

Lions Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting Vancouver to North and West Vancouver over the Burrard Inlet. The bridge’s name refers to, a pair of mountain peaks north of Vancouver called the Lions.

Sunset Beach Park  is a public beach at the mouth of False Creek. In the warmer months there are often people playing beach volleyball and dipping in the water.

Wildlife Thrift Store is a thift store established in 1997 with two locations in Vancouver.

Community Thrift & Vintage Frock Shoppe, founded in 2011, is located in historic Gastown.