Fairmont Vancouver Airport Explore Vancouver

Explore Vancouver

Home to vibrant neighborhoods, a coastal landscape, renowned eateries, cultural attractions and iconic landmarks, Vancouver offers something for everyone. We've rounded up a few of our favorite Vancouver attractions to kick-start your itinerary planning. Ask our Concierge about transportation options from the hotel, including the Canada Line offering service to Vancouver's City Centre and Waterfront areas.

Gastown // The birthplace of Vancouver, Gastown is the oldest part of the city and is still lined with cobblestone streets and features an authentic steam clock, trendy boutiques and some of Vancouver's most acclaimed eateries and nightlife spots. 

Vancouver Art Gallery // Located in the former Vancouver Courthouse building, this spectacular heritage site offers contemporary and historic exhibits.  Also home to a collection of paintings by renowned BC artist Emily Carr. Visiting in the summer months? Be sure to visit their garden patio cafe for live music and al fresco bites and bubbles.

Granville Island // Always bustling, Granville Island is home to an array of theatres, artists studios, craft shops and a large public market.  The Island also boasts many restaurants, marinas and its own brewery.  Head over from downtown Vancouver via Aquabus or False Creek Ferry to avoid busy parking on the Island.

Stanley Park // One of North America's largest urban parks covering 1,000 acres, Stanley Park is perfect for the nature lover or fitness enthusiast. Facilities include the Vancouver Aquarium, a pitch & putt course and outdoor tennis courts. There are also cycling and rollerblading paths as well as 22 miles (33km) of hiking and walking trails. Talaysay Tours offers exploration walking tours with a local First Nations guide and cultural ambassador.