Things to do in Vancouver, BC

Consistently named as one of the world’s top five cities for livability and quality of life, Vancouver takes full advantage of its prime location where the mountains meet the sea. One of few places where you can ski and swim in the same day, this West Coast city is full of life, amazing activities and cool things to see.

In addition to Vancouver’s top tourist attractions, this bustling city offers world-class shopping, dining and metropolitan recreation within the downtown core. It can be hard to know what to do first, so let us help! Book your stay at The Landis Hotel & Suites for a fabulous downtown location close to everything Vancouver has to offer, at affordable rates. View our package specials and reserve your suite online now for amazing accommodations in the heart of it all.

Our Location

Close to the West End and Yaletown neighbourhoods in Vancouver’s False Creek area, Landis Hotel & Suites is ideally located in the heart of the downtown core at the corner of Hornby and Davie Streets. Our all-suites hotel is perfect for leisure and business travellers, within walking distance to the business district, great restaurants, shopping, sports arenas, the Vancouver Convention Centre and more.

For guests using public transportation, we are six blocks from Canada Line’s Yaletown Skytrain Station. The Canada Line Skytrain runs regular trains from downtown Waterfront Station to Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport. The Landis Hotel & Suites also offers a complimentary drop off shuttle bus from the hotel to anywhere within the downtown area every day from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dine Out

Vancouver is known for its amazing cuisine, with many chefs inspired by the abundance of gorgeous local produce and seafood. From right around the corner on Davie Street, to Gastown, Yaletown, and Coal Harbour, the downtown area offers great eats for any occasion. New, chic eateries are popping up all the time - check out TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Restaurants list for current top-rated restaurants to create your unique culinary experience.

Nightlife by the Neighbourhood

Granville Street takes on a whole new life after the sun goes down - with pedestrian-only zones, Granville Street caters to the club-goer with plenty of bars and clubs open until the wee hours of the morning.

The Yaletown neighbourhood offers a different kind of vibe, attractive to anyone in search of a designer cocktail and lounge-style atmosphere. Go casual with a brewery option or fancy at an executive lounge.

If Granville Street is for clubs, Gastown is for bars - find a good assortment of Irish pubs, beers halls and wine bars offering a relaxed or refined atmosphere, whichever suits your mood and your outfit.

Arts & Theatre

From live music to theatre productions, Vancouver offers an abundance of beautiful stages from which to catch a memorable performance. From the more intimate Orpheum Theatre to the more grand Queen Elizabeth Theatre, there is always something great taking the stage.


Fantastic shopping is everywhere in downtown Vancouver, from casual retailers to boutique shops to luxury department stores including Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew.

Local Events & Festivals

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival: June - September
Catch live performances in an outdoor setting backed with stunning city views.

Honda Celebration of Light : July - August
Watch the sky above English Bay light up with world-class pyrotechnic displays from competing international teams.

PuSH International Performing Arts Festival : January
Partake in this mid-winter performing arts festival in venues across the city.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival : July
Experience three nights, two days and 70 hours of live music on eight outdoor stages.

Vancouver International Children’s Festival : May-June
Enjoy musical guests, activities, and all the things kids love at this beloved kid’s fest on Granville Island.

Vancouver International Film Festival : September - October
Take part in VIFF, one of the five largest film festivals in North America.

Vancouver Sun Run : April
Compete or cheer at the city’s premier running event, taking athletes through the downtown core.

Places to Visit in Vancouver

Visit Vancouver’s top tourist attractions, including museums, art galleries, parks, beaches, and more! Check out our top suggestions for your Vancouver itinerary here.