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Here are links from various topics and located around Metro Vancouver.

Places to Visit Around Vancouver

Canada Place Cruise Port and Convention Center

Canadian Trail Walkway along Canada Place (there’s an app that can tell you fun facts about the places you pass by on the Trail)

China Creek North Park A small park which was once a farm (owned by Charles Madden) worked on by Chinese immigrants, and later where a small population of said immigrants lived

Cypress Mountain Great for skiing, snowboarding, good views, and trails of all sorts

Cypress Highview Lookout – location of viewpoint on way to Cypress

English Bay Beach Beach in downtown Vancouver 

Ferries (around False Creek): Aquabus | False Creek Ferry

Fringe Festival festival for plays and shows held at Granville Island in the fall

FlyOver Canada A visual show located at Canada Place (for rainy days)

Go Fish stand near the harbour (near Granville Island) with great Fish and Chips

Granville Island Market under the Granville Street bridge

Granville Street Entertainment district of Vancouver 

Hastings Mill museum An old store that used to be next to the old Hastings Mill

Lee Building Built in 1911, an old building left over from pioneer Herbert Lee

Science World Science museum covering a range of topics

Stanley Park Big park in downtown Vancouver, with a seawall around its perimeter and trails and walkways through the forest within and other amenities

Stanley Park Attractions: Stanley Park Hollow Tree popular attractionStanley Park Tours | Stanley Park Prospect Point great view and restaurantStanley Park Totem Poles old historical Totem Poles Stanley Park Ecology Society Nature House small building on Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, available for information and volunteer opportunities

Steamworks Brewery and restaurant by Waterfront Station

 Vancouver Art Gallery Main art gallery in downtown Vancouver

Vancouver Aquarium located in Stanley Park, Vancouver’s aquarium!

Waterfront Park Small park on North Shore with nice views of Vancouver downtown

W.H. Chow’s buildings: Ming Wo | Yue Shan Society Architecture of W.H. Chow, the first Chinese architect who lived in Mount Pleasant in the early 1900’s

Places to Visit Around Richmond

Iona Beach Regional Park located in Richmond, an easy there-and-back trail

Steveston Village small area in southeast Richmond with harbour, restaurants and walk path

Terra Nova Rural Park park in northwestern Richmond with trail

Places to Visit Around Delta

Burns Bog Peat Bog in Delta, BC

Links to Vancouver Municipalities or Neighbourhoods

Chinatown Vancouver’s historical Chinatown

Delta municipality of Metro Vancouver

Gastown Neighbourhood of Gastown in downtown Vancouver, the first place in Vancouver where settlers came, after New Westminster.

Marpole A neighbourhood in the southern portion of Vancouver city

Mount Pleasant | History The first suburban neighbourhood of Vancouver

New Westminster A municipality of Metro Vancouver. The first place where settlers came and began to settle in Metro Vancouver

Richmond municipality of Metro Vancouver

Useful Links

Fishing in Metro Vancouver: Regulations information on closures and rules | Tidal License | Freshwater License

Heritage Foundation Interactive Map Interactive map of heritage houses around Metro Vancouver

 Translink Our local transport website

Richmond site for trails, walks and hikes: Visit Richmond Trails site | West Dyke Trail Map | South Dyke Trail Map Describes trails available, as well as birding information

Wandering sites for trails, walks and hikes: Vancouver Trails | Outdoor Vancouver Show lists of easy to moderate hikes, walks, and other details

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