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Richmond Attractions:

Brittania Shipyard
A rare surviving example of a once thriving mixture of canneries, boatyards and residences on an eight acre National Historic Site. 

London Heritage Farm
A beautiful site overlooking the south arm of the Fraser River, the farm offers a park-like setting with flower gardens, farm equipment, and live animals. 

Speed Skating Oval
Experience the landmark sports facility and venue used for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and now a major sports facility, only minutes from the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. 

Steveston Village
A quaint fishing village is now a destination with cafés, restaurants, a boardwalk, boutiques, shops, a marina, and the freshest fish from the mighty Fraser River. A perfect afternoon outing. 

For more information, please visit Tourism Richmond.

Vancouver Attractions:

Canada Place
This architectural landmark on Vancouver's waterfront houses the World Trade Centre, Vancouver's Convention Center, and the Cruise Ship Terminal.

Just east of the downtown core, the bustling traditional Chinatown offers sightseeing in Vancouver that's a feast for the senses. Stop in at one of the many restaurants for a delicious dim sum lunch and then enjoy shopping at the various markets before visiting the tranquil Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens
Vancouver's living treasure. See how 52 master craftsmen utilized treasured natural materials to create this unique expression of Chinese culture. This garden is the first of its kind on the North American continent.

FlyOver Canada
See Canada like never before at Vancouver's new must-see attraction! At its core, FlyOver Canada is a breathtaking, family-friendly, flight simulation ride like no other! You will take off into a huge dome screen with the latest in projection and ride technology creating a true flying experience (complete with wind, scents, and mist!).  

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, shopping and restaurants.

Granville Island
Granville Island contains an array of theatres, artists studios, craft shops and a large public market.  The Island also boasts many restaurants, marinas and its own brewery.

Grouse Mountain
Located 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, this year round sightseeing destination offers a skyride tram which, on a clear day, looks back onto the extraordinary beauty of Vancouver.  Enjoy downhill skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides in the winter or join an interpretive hike, a lumberjack competition, or try paragliding in the summer.

Museum of Anthropology
This unique collection is found in an architecturally stunning building. With special recognition given to the achievements of the northwest coast Indians, the museum features a spectacular collection of authentic west coast Totem poles and work by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid. The museum also showcases other artifacts from around the world.

Robson Street
The busiest pedestrian street in Vancouver, Robson has much to offer for an afternoon of shopping and people watching. Stretching from the Vancouver Public Library at Homer Street, past Nordstrom at the Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and the Vancouver Art Gallery at Hornby Street to the Robson Public Market at Cardero Street you will find a vast array of shops, restaurants and cafes. 

Queen Elizabeth Park
Perched atop a hill, Queen Elizabeth Park offers panoramic views of the city of Vancouver.  This park features examples of all the native trees found across Canada along with many exotic species, a beautiful sunken quarry garden and the Bloedel Floral Conservatory with its many climactic zones displaying a huge variety of plants and a superb selection of free-flying tropical birds.

Science World
An interactive science centre suitable for the entire family.  Exhibits explore themes such as physics and British Columbia's natural history.  The Kid's Space Gallery will be a favourite with the younger children.  Science World also offers films in the Alcan Omnimax Theatre which is the world's largest big screen dome.

Vancouver Museum
A visit to the museum is an easy way to learn about Vancouver's past. Exhibits vividly depict the city's story from the time of explorations to the beginning of World War I.

Vancouver Aquarium
Visit Canada's largest aquarium and winner of Attractions Canada's 'B.C.'s Best International Attraction'. Beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, seal, sharks and much more. Allow two hours for your visit to fully enjoy all this facility has to offer.

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.

Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Among the most spectacular Vancouver sights, this 22 hectre (55 acre) garden located in the heart of Vancouver, contains over 7500 plants assembled from six continents placed artistically amidst woodlands and tranquil lakes. It also offers an Elizabethan maze for families and an international sculpture collection for art lovers.

For more information, please visit Tourism Vancouver.

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