21 Spots in Vancouver to Snap That Show-Off Instagram Pic

Vancouver Lookout | photo: @kat_m_palumb

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Instagram has become the world’s best digital photo album where you get to show off your wicked photography skills (or ability to use a filter from an app). Thankfully, Vancouver is one of those cities that doesn’t take much to make it look good with it’s beautiful natural colors, mountains tops and hipster brick and modern style. These are the best spots to get a solid show-off pic for your IG account.

photo: @cowsays

photo: @cowsays

21. English Bay

Stand at the very edge of the continent and relish in all our country’s glory. You can play beach volleyball, wade in the water or just grab a spot on a log, surrounded by palm trees.

 

photo: @jdocarmophotography

photo: @jdocarmophotography

20. Olympic Village

You’re guaranteed a great picture anywhere along the seawall but especially in Olympic Village, with a picturesque backdrop of False Creek, Science World and BC Place.

 

photo: @truthandtrail

photo: @truthandtrail

19. Quarry Rock – Deep Cove

A hike with a view that anyone can access! Quarry Rock in Deep Cove offers tourists a beautiful vista of Indian Arm. It also won’t take much out of your day to enjoy this view as the hike is relatively quick and easy, and takes no longer than 2 hours round-trip to complete.

 

photo: @meltolentino

photo: @meltolentino

18. Sea-to-Sky Gondola

The best views are always from above and that is especially true of the top of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, which overlooks all of Howe Sound in the most stunning setting, surrounded by Mother Nature herself.  A great alternative for those who’d prefer not to hike St. Mark’s Summit.

 

photo: @gracey_o

photo: @gracey_o

17. Queen Elizabeth Park Lookout

Right next to Seasons in the Park in Queen Elizabeth Park, the most beautiful and well-kept garden in the the city! The park alone is swoon-worthy, with all of the pretty flowers and trees and the lookout is just as breath-taking.

 

photo: @streetmeraki

photo: @streetmeraki

16. Carrall and Water Street

Probably the most iconic street in Gastown is at the intersection of Carrall and Water St. where the statue of John “Gassy Jack Deighton” – Vancouver’s first settler – stands erected.  Snap a classic shot of the Hotel Europe and cobble stone streets.

 

photo: @bectraub

photo: @bectraub

15. Cambie Street Bridge

For that glorious, downtown shot, just take a leisurely stroll over the Cambie St. Bridge for scenic views of the downtown core, False Creek, Fairview, and the Burrard Bridge.

 

photo: Danny K

photo: Danny K

14. Sunset Beach

They don’t call it Sunset Beach for nothing.  Back a blanket, bring your tripod, and relax while capturing an awe-inspiring time-lapse as the sun begins its descent.

 

photo: @nowyouseewhatisee

photo: @nowyouseewhatisee

13. Kits Pool

Cool down in Canada’s longest outdoor pool.  150 yards of swimming space with a direct view of the North Shore mountains and of course, Kits Beach.

 

photo: @ladybreakfast

photo: @ladybreakfast

12. Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Aside from being the most tranquil sanctuary in the city, the gardens at Dr. Sun-Yat Sen make for a breath-taking Instagram pic.

 

photo: @vancityhotshots

photo: @vancityhotshots

11. Marinaside

In the heart of Yaletown, watch the boats and water taxis drift on the water all along Marinaside.

 

photo: @dtours

photo: @dtours

10. Jack Poole Plaza

One of the city’s most historical landmarks is Jack Poole Plaza, where you’ll find the Olympic cauldron and a relaxing waterfront view.

 

photo: Susan J. Weeks

photo: Susan J. Weeks

9. Ambleside

Aside from being one of the best places to go crabbing and fishing, Ambleside in West Vancouver also boasts one of the nicest piers in the city. With the surrounding beach and ships going by, it’s the perfect photo opp.

 

Lonsdale Quay

8. Lonsdale Quay

Hop on the Sea Bus and make your way over to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver for a fun little adventure! Snap some pics inside the market and outside, for some of the best waterfront views of the city.

 

photo: @konzca

photo: @konzca

7. David Lam Park

Many engagements, weddings, and photoshoots have been taken at David Lam Park on the other side of Marinaside, in Yaletown. With views of False Creek, it’s no surprise why.

 

photo: @gong4

photo: @gong4

6. Vancouver Public Library

The closest you’ll get to the leaning tower of Pisa, explore Vancouver Public Library’s impressive architectural design and layout.

 

photo: @tinasherryc

photo: @tinasherryc

5. Laughing Chinese Men Structure

You can’t help but smile at the sight of the laughing cast-bronze figures in front of English Bay!  Named “A-maze-ing Laugher,” the exhibition is a captivating work of art and a well-loved addition the city.

 

photo: @lovexesther

photo: @bon.bahar

4. Drake and Granville at Night

Witness the city light up – literally – from the intersection of Drake and Granville St.

 

photo: @aitutaki024

photo: @aitutaki024

3. The Granville Bridge

The view from the West End facing the Granville Bridge features palm trees

 

photo: @samanthafredericks

photo: @samanthafredericks

2. North Seawall

Get a look at the Lions Gate Bridge from below on the North end of the Seawall.  Incredibly beautiful just before sunset and at night when all of the lights on the bridge are twinkling.

 

photo: @vickidenis

photo: @vickidenis

1. Cypress Mountain

If you’re looking for the mother-shot of all IG shots – look no further than Cypress Mountain where you can expect a staggering view of the entire city!  Best to head up on a clear day to get the perfect, unobstructed pic!

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One Response to 21 Spots in Vancouver to Snap That Show-Off Instagram Pic

  1. Andy

    That Granville Bridge looks remarkably Burrard-like.