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Discover all of the things to do in Vancouver

Breathtaking natural beauty? Check. One-of-a-kind attractions? Check. World-class shopping, dining and entertainment? Check, check and check. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Vancouver – one of North America’s largest and most diverse cities. And with an unbeatable location right in the heart of the downtown district, Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA places the very best of the City of Glass right at your fingertips.

Explore Stanley Park. Catch a hockey game at Rogers Arena. Dive into the exhibits at the Vancouver Aquarium. Or attend one of the city’s many notable festivals and events, including the Honda Celebration of Light. The possibilities are endless. Need more info on things to do? Ask us. We love our city – and we know you’re going to love it, too. 


Vancouver Canucks playing at Rogers Arena

Rogers Arena

Distance from Hotel: 2 km

Home to the NHL's Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Arena has also hosted some of the world's biggest musical acts and shows.

BC Place with skyine of downtown Vancouver

BC Place

Distance from Hotel: 1.9 km

Watch a football or soccer game at this expansive stadium, which also served as the main stadium for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

People riding bikes and hanging out by lake at Stanley Park in Vancouver

Stanley Park

Distance from Hotel: 1.2 km

Consistently ranked #1 Best Park In The World by TripAdvisor, this 1000-acre natural wonder is a must-see! 

Exterior of Vancouver Art Gallery building

Vancouver Art Gallery

Distance from Hotel: 1 km

The Vancouver Art Gallery celebrates the work of leaders in the field of contemporary art through cutting-edge exhibitions.

View of Telus World of Science from across the harbour

TELUS World of Science

Distance from Hotel: 2.7 km

TELUS World of Science offers interactive and educational exhibits designed to captivate and inspire young minds.

Exterior of Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Convention Centre

Distance from Hotel: 0.7 km

The Vancouver Convention Centre is British Columbia's premier destination for events.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Distance from Hotel: 1.8 km

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is designed to emulate a Ming Dynasty-era garden.

Whale shark in Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

Distance from Hotel: 3.5 km

Discover the underwater world at the Vancouver Aquarium - one of the city's most popular attractions. 

CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver

CF Pacific Centre

Distance from Hotel: 1 km

Situated in the heart of the city, this upscale shopping centre is one of the busiest malls in the country. 

Red seats in Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Distance from Hotel: 1.5 km

Named after the English monarch, this nearly 3,000-seat theatre is a renowned venue for the performing arts.


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Dine out Vancouver

2021-01-15 00:00:00 - 2021-01-31 00:00:00

Dine Out Vancouver Festival is an annual celebration of food and drink.

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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

2021-03-01 00:00:00 - 2021-06-01 00:00:00

Thanks to over 40,000 cherry trees lining the streets of the city, crowds of visitors arrive in Vancouver each spring to celebrate the clouds of light pink blossoms that dominate the neighbourhoods during the season. Running from the end of March through to mid-April each year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival offers a cultural calendar full of opportunities to capture their beauty, including a line-up of arts events, community bike rides, cherry blossom viewing tours and traditional Japanese festivities.

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International Jazz Festival

2021-06-25 00:00:00 - 2021-07-04 00:00:00

One of the city’s biggest summer celebrations, the festival takes over the city for 12 days in late June and early July, attracting over 500,000 jazz fans.

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival

2021-07-16 00:00:00 - 2021-07-18 00:00:00

A major event on the world folk and roots music circuit, and one that might just change your mind about what constitutes “folk music.” Both local talents and big-name international performers take to the eight outdoor stages for three days of soulful performance.

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Vancouver Pride Festival

2021-08-07 00:00:00

A diverse destination, it’s no surprise that Vancouver is home to one of Canada’s largest pride celebrations. Culminating in the Pride Parade on the Sunday of the August long weekend each year, the Vancouver Pride Festival actually includes more than 20 official events that bring together the LGBTQ community as well their friends, allies, and supporters.

Harbour view of downtown Vancouver


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