Top 5 “What to Do” Guides for Vancouver

Vancouver is a city with a LOT to do. As most are aware, Vancouver is far from a one dimensional city. It hosts some of the best outdoor activities, cultural attractions, places to eat and things to see.

VancouverCapilano Suspension Bridge| Photo: Brandon Godfrey

Everyday, thousands of tourists flock to the city to discover firsthand what “You Gotta Be Here” actually means.

So with all the things to do, where is the best place to start? For many, this can be a challenge, especially with all the information that’s out there.

To make your life easier, I’ve rounded up some of the best resources on the web to make you’re your time in Vancouver easier and more enjoyable:

My Top 5 “What to Do” Guides for Vancouver:

1. The Near-Perfect 48 Hour Itinerary

Sometimes the biggest challenge in planning an outing is finding the time to do it. Luckily our friends at Tourism Vancouver have created the Near Perfect 48 hour Itinerary Guide to discover the city of Vancouver. They cover everything from Gastown, Vancouver Island, The Museum of Vancouver, the Arts Club Theater and much more – all in perfect time.

2. 95 Things You (May) Have Never Done in Vancouver

So you think you’ve done everything? The concierge team at the Pan Pacific have put together 95 things you (may) have never done in Vancouver. When you’re done, you can run for Mayor!

3. The Best Places to Eat in Vancouver

You can’t say you’ve experienced Vancouver until you’ve tasted some of the great food the city has to offer. has listed the best sushi, sandwich and pizza joints in the city. If you want to eat outside the box, try something from their super cool list of the Top 5 Unique Dining Experiences in Vancouver.

Also be sure to check out Dine Out Vancouver’s celebration of BC food and wine which offers you a 3 course dinner at over 200 of Vancouver’s hottest restaurants for $18, $28 and $38 per person. For more details and a listing of each restaurant, check out their events guide.

Dine Out is on from April 26 – May 6.

4. Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Vancouver.

If you’re not from here, you’ve heard about it. If you’ve lived here, you know it. In Vancouver it RAINS! Take a look at this cool list of things to do in Vancouver on a rainy day

Don’t let a few showers rain on your parade!

5. A Guide to Vancouver and Beyond

BC Passport has put together your very own one stop shop for everything Vancouver. Here you can find an endless number of directories and links to make sure you’ve covered exactly what you’re looking for in Vancouver: transportation, tours, flights and more.

Come across any useful Vancouver guides that I’ve missed? Share in the comments!