The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver


1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2V4, Canada   •  Weather:   

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A Wealth of Wonderful Things to Do in Downtown Vancouver

There's no shortage of captivating and invigorating things to do in downtown Vancouver, BC - and our hotel places them right at your fingertips. Here at the intersection of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, our city provides an absolutely magical destination for outdoor enthusiasts - from hiking and cycling to whale watching, yacht charters and harbour tours. We're also moments from shopping at Robson Street and Pacific Centre Mall, as well as attractions including the Vancouver Aquarium and Granville Island. 

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Things to Do in Vancouver - Stanley Park

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Stanley Park

Distance from Resort - 330 m

Located just a short walk from our hotel, Stanley Park is an iconic attraction, beloved by tourists and Vancouver locals alike. This urban park spans over 1,000 acres and borders the city's downtown district. Whether you are enjoying a walk through the park or picnic with the family, visiting Stanley Park is a must.

Things to Do in Vancouver - Vancouver Convention Centre


Vancouver Convention Centre

Distance from Resort - 1.3 km

The Vancouver Convention Centre is a state-of-the-art facility located on the scenic waterfront in downtown Vancouver. This green-designed building is one of Canada's largest convention centres and host to a variety of events. 

Things to Do in Vancouver - Shopping on Robson Street

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Shopping in Vancouver

Distance from Resort - 1.5 km

Downtown Vancouver, BC’s shopping malls - Pacific Centre, Royal Centre Mall and Waterfront Centre Shops - offer well-known department stores, chain stores, and local boutiques. Pacific Centre is where you’ll find Canadian Holt Renfrew, as well as upscale U.S. import, Nordstrom, both of which are known for prestigious brands and personalized service. For a boutique experience, try Robson Street. Of course, there are other fun things to do besides shopping - from people-watching to the ever-popular food fair. 

Things to Do in Vancouver - Harbour Air Seaplanes


Harbour Air Seaplanes

Distance from Resort - 1.7 km

Charter a private seaplane with the largest all-seaplane company in the world. Experience Vancouver from a new point of view with a scenic flightseeing adventure! Depart from downtown Vancouver's Coal Harbour and glide along the rugged shorelines of Vancouver Island or experience a panoramic view of downtown.

Things to Do in Vancouver - Vancouver Aquarium


Vancouver Aquarium

Distance from Resort - 1.8 km

Located in Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium aims to care for animals and the environment in which they live, as well as to change and connect with the atmosphere through discovery. Explore the beauty of nature here.

Things to Do in Vancouver - Vancouver Art Gallery

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Vancouver Art Gallery

Distance from Resort - 2.0 km

As Western Canada’s largest art museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery is an inspiring cultural experience located in the heart of downtown. Housing a permanent collection of 10,000 artworks, this art gallery boasts a dynamic mix of contemporary and historical exhibitions.

Things to Do in Vancouver - FlyOver Canada

FlyOver Canada

Distance from Resort - 2.1 km

Fly across Canada when you embark on an exhilarting journey with FlyOver Canada. You'll be dazzled as you soar over some of Canada's most spectacular scenic sights. 

Things to Do in Vancouver - Vancouver Theatres


Vancouver Theatres

Distance from Resort - 2.1 km

The Orpheum Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse are all part of the Vancouver Civic Theatre group. These world-class theatre and performance spaces are home to a variety of major arts and entertainment productions, including concerts, theatre, opera, classical music, Broadway shows, and lectures. 

Things to Do in Vancouver - Gastown

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Distance from Resort - 2.3 km

Established the same year that Canada became a nation, Gastown is one of the country’s most cosmopolitan districts. This vibrant area of downtown Vancouver is simply brimming with rich history and unique charm, and boasts a variety of exciting events, unique shops, restaurants to explore, and fun things to do.

Things to Do in Vancouver - Granville Island


Granville Island

Distance from Resort - 4.9 km

An island escape in the middle of the bustling city, Granville Island features a variety of theatres, festivals, street performers, musical shows, and art exhibits. The island also offers many family attractions and great shopping and dining. Granville Island is accessible by car, bus, bike, or boat from downtown Vancouver.

Things to Do in Vancouver - Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Capilano Suspension Bridge

Distance from Resort - 7.4 km

Part of Treetops Adventures, this simple suspension bridge was originally conceptualized in 1889. Spanning 140 metres (460 feet) in length, the Capilano Bridge suspends participants 70 metres (230 feet) in the air above the Capilano River. This thrilling adventure is one for the whole family.

Things to Do in Vancouver - VanDusen Botanical Garden


VanDusen Botanical Garden

Distance from Resort - 7.7 km

Named for a local lumberman and philanthropist, Whitford Julian VanDusen, the VanDusen Botanical Gardens cover 55 acres of land. This public attraction offers diverse plant collections and garden courses, as well as adventures for the entire family. 

Things to Do in Vancouver - Grouse Mountain

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Grouse Mountain

Distance from Resort - 11.2 km

Rising 4,100 feet above Vancouver, Grouse Mountain was home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. As a top skiing and snowboarding spot in B.C., this alpine playground also offers winter snowshoeing, ice skating, and sleigh rides.

Things to Do in Vancouver - Museum of Anthropology (MOA)


Museum of Anthropology (MOA)

Distance from Resort - 12.5 km

Located at the University of British Columbia, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) features a variety of exhibits, collections, and programs. Actively expolore the world-renowned museum, which holds approximately 38,000 ethnographic objects among its 535,000 archaeological objects.

Things to Do in Vancouver - Lynn Canyon Park

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Lynn Canyon Park

Distance from Resort - 14.4 km

Lynn Canyon Park originally opened in 1912 and spanned 12 acres. Today, the park covers 617 acres of forest, featuring a suspension bridge that hovers 50 metres above the canyon and an ecological centre that is open daily.

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