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Visit Vancouver

Discover Vancouver’s natural beauty

Looking for a break from the daily grind or want to explore a new travel destination? Consider visiting Vancouver. Take in the sights on a variety of tours, enjoy Vancouver’s many activities, or sample the delicious eats served up at its numerous restaurants. Whether you come for a short getaway or an extended stay, you’ll always find something to do in Vancouver. So, start your trip off on the right track and travel by train!

What to do in Vancouver

Off The Beaten Track: Things To Do In Vancouver

Off The Beaten Track: Things To Do In Vancouver

Here's some hidden gems to get off the beaten track in Vancouver!

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Off The Beaten Track: Things To Do In Vancouver

Off The Beaten Track: Things To Do In Vancouver

Here's some hidden gems to get off the beaten track in Vancouver!

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Our suggestions for places to visit in Vancouver


Stanley Park

You can’t visit Vancouver without discovering Stanley Park. Its 1,000 acres of rainforest are a must-see, no matter the season. Explore the forest trails, or walk along 10 km of seawall bordering the ocean. You’ll leave with some unforgettable memories.

  • All year long

Vancouver Aquarium

Located in the heart of Stanley Park, Canada’s largest aquarium is home to some 50,000 animals from the Arctic to the Amazon. See otters, sea lions, jellyfish, giant octopuses, and penguins for a day of discovery perfect for the young and old alike.

  • All year long

Museum of Anthropology

Located on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia, the building houses more than 50,000 works from around the world, including the South Pacific, Africa, and the Americas. Get to know British Columbia’s coexisting cultures.

  • All year long

Science World

If you’re visiting Vancouver with your family, be sure to add this science museum to your list. Introduce your kids to physics with a variety of exhibits and fun activities. Plus, there’s a huge ball on top that makes for great travel photos.

  • All year long

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Onboard services

We offer a variety of services on board VIA Rail trains to Vancouver, including delicious meals and activities for children.

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Vancouver Station

Located close to Chinatown and the Olympic Village, Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station offers a host of services to make your life easier.

Vancouver Station

Need transportation to your destination?

Vancouver’s conveniently located VIA Rail station provides easy access to public transit, car rental services, and taxis, perfect for hassle-free travel around the city. You can also get a snack, withdraw money from an ATM, and get help with directions.

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Make the right choice

Taking the train means choosing a mode of transportation that respects the environment. Travelling by train has a smaller carbon footprint than travelling by car or plane. More and more people are consciously choosing this mode of transportation to reduce their carbon footprint.

See how taking the train helps the environment

289,177

tons of carbon emissions avoided by VIA Rail trains in 2019 compared to travel by car.

4 times

less energy consumed on average by trains than by road transportation.

Travel packages

Looking for an all-inclusive package? Through partners we give you access to a vast selection of train/hotel/activity packages. Enjoy the comfort of VIA trains and an all-inclusive vacation package.

*VIA Rail is responsible for only the rail transportation it provides in connection with the tour package. VIA Rail disclaims liability and is not responsible for any accommodations, services, or features provided or sold by the tour operator or other transportation included in the tour package.

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