Back in 2019, when COVID-19 was just another unfamiliar acronym, Vancouver welcomed more than 11 million overnight visitors. But, even though we love showing off our beautiful city—brimming with nature, and culture, and food, and fun—we tend to avoid the very places that helped make Vancouver famous around the world (think: crowds).
Well, not this year.
In 2020, with borders and bubbles tight, the city isn’t seeing the same influx of visitors. Which means: locals can finally indulge their inner tourist and explore their own beloved backyard—safely and sensibly, with lots of elbow room and even more deals. (Example: book a Vancouver hotel getaway and you’ll receive a $100 credit to the city’s top attractions.)
Whether you’re looking for family fun or date-worthy diversions, there’s an activity with your name on it. There’s never been a better time. All attractions are observing strict health and safety protocols such as timed entries, physical distancing, mandatory masks, and cashless transactions; see their individual web sites for details.
Here are some top picks to get you started. Be sure to check out tourismvancouver.com/comeback and stayvancouverhotels.com for more great deals on things to do in Vancouver.