Self-guided Tours for Film Buffs in Vancouver

Courtesy Fangirl Quest.

At any given moment, Vancouver is rife with superheroes, sci-fi detectives, romantic (and raunchy) duos and other fantasy characters. The city is one of North America’s biggest film and TV show hubs, and home to more productions than ever before – and the gorgeously scenic backdrops seen on the big and small screens can easily be visited IRL. Check out our filming locations roundup below highlighting popular blockbusters ranging from fantasy to thriller to save-the-world superhero.

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Self-guided Tours for Film Buffs in Vancouver

Unearth Stanley Park’s Dark Secrets on Forbidden Vancouver’s New Adventure

Courtesy Forbidden Vancouver/Kyle Pearce

We all know Stanley Park as a lush oasis offering a leafy respite from the urban landscape surrounding it – a thriving rainforest whose sprawling 400 hectares contains scenic trails, sandy beaches, historic landmarks and the world-renowned Vancouver Aquarium. But underneath the beauty and splendor of this national historic site lies a complex, exciting past filled with famous crimes, secret cemeteries and truly bizarre public art – and local walking tour company Forbidden Vancouver is sharing these secrets with the public through a new experience that brings to light the park’s lesser-known stories and attributes.

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Unearth Stanley Park’s Dark Secrets on Forbidden Vancouver’s New Adventure

Look Out! There’s an Alien Invasion at the Stanley Park Ghost Train

Beware: alien invasion at the Stanley Park Ghost Train!

Each year, Halloween revellers of all ages flock to a magical corner of Stanley Park where fog enshrouds the landscape, Jack-o-Lanterns grin toothily and a much-loved train winds through the forest to an enchanting world whose theme changes annually.

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Look Out! There’s an Alien Invasion at the Stanley Park Ghost Train

Pupdate! Experience the Cuteness in Person at Vancouver Aquarium

Hardy swims!

Hardy, the fuzzy-faced sea otter pup that has won hearts around the world, continues to grow bigger and stronger. The little rescued otter now spends most of his day away from his nursery and in the large sea otter habitat where Vancouver Aquarium visitors can watch him practice his swimming and diving.

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Pupdate! Experience the Cuteness in Person at Vancouver Aquarium

Please Walk on the Grass – the Gardens at Stanley Park

Photo: Rob Weiss

Although the days may be getting shorter, and there may be a tinge of fall in the air, the gardens at Stanley Park are still a blaze of colour, and there remains plenty of summer to be enjoyed!  Certainly, most visitors to Stanley Park will gravitate to the totem poles at Brockton Point, world famous Vancouver Aquarium or the spectacular Seawall, however, I often enjoy venturing off the beaten track to stop and smell the flowers at the parks’ dazzling Rose Garden.

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Please Walk on the Grass – the Gardens at Stanley Park

Take a Bite Out of Shark Week at the Vancouver Aquarium

photo: Zebra Shark / Vancouver Aquarium

With replenishable teeth, six senses, and unparalleled survival skills, sharks are the ultimate aquatic predator. Saluting Shark Week, Vancouver Aquarium is inviting visitors to get up close with these fierce yet fascinating animals with a Shark Week Giveaway from Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 30 and a chance to experience an exclusive feeding with sharks or stingrays (‘flattened’ shark cousins). Perfect for those intrigued by sharks and stingrays, the lucky visitors will be randomly chosen upon arrival to enjoy behind-the-scenes access and dedicated time with an expert while helping feed these animals. 

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Take a Bite Out of Shark Week at the Vancouver Aquarium

Celebrate Summer Love at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Love comes in all shapes and sizes and nowhere is this more true than at Vancouver Aquarium. On Thursday, July 20, summer love takes over After Hours as guests spend quality time with their date, bestie, or pals and 50,000+ aquatic creatures during the amourous adults-only event.

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Celebrate Summer Love at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours