9 Places to Take Great Photos in Vancouver

1. Gastown

Gastown

Gastown

This place is great both during the day and at night. Gastown has a lot of old and historical buildings like the steam clock. This is the oldest neighbourhood in Vancouver and it’s great for walking around, shopping, dining and taking photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Canada Place / Convention centre

Canada Place

Canada Place

The view at Canada Place is also much different between day and night. When the weather is good, you can see the North Shore Mountains and landscape. You can take a photo with the ocean as a backdrop and walk along the seawall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Stanley Park

Stanley Park

Stanley Park

Stanley Park is the biggest park in Vancouver, and you can do many different activities there. During the summer time, we can watch free movies once a week. Before the start of the movie, you can walk around the park, take photos and play games with your friends. You can rent a bike at one of the many bike shops on Denman Street and go around the Seawall. The locals do this quite often, especially when the weather is nice. The famous Vancouver Aquarium is located in Stanley Park as well. There are also typical to the First Nations Totem Poles (art structures).I would recommend enjoying Stanley Park during the day.

 

 

 

4. English Bay and Sunset Beach

English Bay

English Bay

English Bay is in front of Stanley Park. The starting point are the Laughing Men statues, you can take a funny photo with them. English Bay and Sunset Beach are always (day time or night time, sunny day or rainy day) good places for walking and taking photos. At the end of July the Honda Celebration of Lights (international fireworks competition) is a great event to attend.

 

 

 

 

5. Granville Island

Granville Island

Granville Island

Across the Granville Bridge, we can get to Granville Island which is a small neighbourhood in Vancouver. You can walk around Granville Island and you can enjoy a great view of downtown. The Public Market has fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, and a delicious food court. There are lots of musicians and arts and crafts. It is a great place to buy souvenirs, go paddle boarding or see a comedy show. For an extra fun experience, take the aqua bus back downtown at sunset, under the bridges.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach

Kitsilano and Jericho Beach

Kitsilano and Jericho Beach

Other Vancouver beaches are Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach. During the day time, you can walk around or swim or sit under the trees under the sunshine. There is a salt-water swimming pool. The beaches are packed predominantly with locals. In the summer there are volleyball tournaments which are great fun to watch! After, if you have time, you should stay here and see the sunset. Both beaches have amazing sunset views.

 

 

 

7. Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain is in North Vancouver. In front of Canada Place, there is free shuttle bus (Times: 9am,10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, and 5:30pm), but it changes depending on the time of year so you should check the bus time before you go. The most famous hiking trail is the Grouse Grind. It is a lot harder than other Vancouver Mountains because it is very steep. They call it Nature’s Stairmaster. When you get to the top, you will see a wild view, bears, and eagles. If you don’t want to climb the mountain, you can take a gondola.

 

 

 

 

8. Deep Cove

Deep Cove

Deep Cove

North Vancouver’s other mountain boasts a great view, too! Hiking is not that hard, so you should go up! While hiking, you can see small water falls, big trees, wooden stairs, and more. You will enjoy beautiful nature and take photos. The famous view point is Quarry Rock.

 

 

 

 

9. Lynn Valley (Lynn Canyon Park) 

Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon

Another one of North Vancouver’s good places to take photos. The movie ‘Twilight’ was shot here. There is a suspension bridge, waterfalls, great picnic spots, and the trails are not very hard.

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