5 Unique Vancouver Activities That Visitors AND Locals Need to Experience

The great thing about having visitors is getting to show them around Vancouver. I recently had some friends in town from Scotland and it was fantastic to show them around my beautiful. While some typically touristy spots like Granville Island and Stanley Park are places that I visit on a regular basis, I’m not usually doing the typically touristy things.

This time I did, and can I tell you, it’s really exciting to be a tourist in my town! Here are three unique Vancouver experiences that made me so proud to show off my city to my friends, plus two more that we didn’t have time to get to (but that you should!)

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5 Unique Vancouver Activities That Visitors AND Locals Need to Experience

Where to See Whales in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of janheuninck from the Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool.

This summer there have already been a few reports from excited whale watching fans who have had the opportunity to see a whale up close and personal in the Vancouver harbour. A few are even lucky enough to capture a video of the event including a North Vancouver woman who was on her paddleboard and just so happened to come across a grey whale near Stanley Park on August 13th.

Earlier this summer, a pod of orca whales made headlines when at least four whales were spotted swimming in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour in June. So, if you want in on the action and want to spot a whale yourself, where’s the best place for a chance to see whales in Vancouver? Here’s a few suggestions:

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Where to See Whales in Vancouver