50 Most Instagrammable Places in Vancouver

Aerial view of Vancouver.

I’m not exaggerating when I say Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As a matter of fact, this popular film location was named exactly that by Condé Nast Traveler, Insider, and Flight Network in 2019. From charming urban scenes to breathtaking landscapes, there is no shortage of photo ops. Now get your camera ready because you’re not gonna want to miss these 50 most Instagrammable places in Vancouver!

50 most Instagrammable places in Vancouver to help you snatch new followers!50 most Instagrammable places in Vancouver to help you snatch new followers!

Famous Landmarks

1. Gastown Steam Clock

Gastown Steam Clock at night.

Located in Vancouver’s oldest commercial district, this steam clock is one of the most photographed Vancouver Instagram spots. It was built in 1977 by Canadian clockmaker Raymond Saunders and was a $58,000 project meant for driving foot traffic to shops and restaurants in this area. While it is one of the only functioning steam-powered clocks in the world, the clock itself does have an electric motor and isn’t completely steam-powered as its name would suggest otherwise.

2. Lions Gate Bridge

Lions Gate Bridge photographed from Stanley Park.

Officially known as the First Narrows Bridge, this 1,823-meter long suspension bridge spans across the Burrard Inlet and connects Vancouver to the District of North Vancouver. A fantastic place to photograph it is at Prospect Point in Stanley Park.

3. Olympic Cauldron

Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza.

This massive Olympic torch was built for Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics. While its flame has long since extinguished, the cauldron does get re-lit for special occasions!

Parks/Gardens

4. Stanley Park

Beautiful fall afternoon at Stanley Park.

Stanley Park is definitely a must-see in Vancouver. Whether you’re into landscape photography or you like to take pictures of flowers, birds, or sculptures and artwork, you can easily spend an entire afternoon here.

Totem poles at Stanley Park.Totem poles at Brockton Point.

Girl in a Wet Suit sculpture at Stanley Park.Girl in a Wet Suit by Elek Imredy.

Sunset overlooking Stanley Park's Siwash Rock.Sunset overlooking Siwash Rock a.k.a. the Pineapple Rock.

Fireworks seen from Stanley Park.

If you’re planning to visit Vancouver during summer, don’t forget to stick around for the Honda Celebration of Light. This annual fireworks competition occurs around the end of July to early August and can be enjoyed from Stanley Park.

5. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

The famous suspension bridge at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.The suspension bridge measures 140 meters in length and hangs 70 meters above Capilano River.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park receives over 800,000 visitors a year and is often seen in “places to visit in Vancouver” guides. However, it is actually located in North Vancouver, not Vancouver. Regardless, it isn’t too far of a drive and there are complimentary shuttles available from Downtown Vancouver.

Canyon Lights festival at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Canyon Lights is a winter festival that takes here in the winter months of December and January. Admission to the park costs $54.95 CAD for adults ages 17 to 64. BC residents automatically receive one free annual pass with the purchase of a regular priced ticket.

6. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Jade Water Pavilion at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Nestled in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, this cultural heritage site is much, much more than just a Vancouver Instagram spot. In fact, it is the first ever full-scale classical Chinese garden built outside of China.

Jade Water Pavilion at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.Han Bi Xie. Jade Water Pavilion.

Ting at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.Ting at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is inspired by the Ming dynasty and modelled after garden-homes in southern Suzhou. The entire garden was built by hand by 53 master-craftsmen from Suzhou and with materials they brought directly from China. All throughout the garden, you can find rounded shapes in contrast with square ones. The round represents Yin (feminine energy) whereas the square embodies masculine energy – Yang.  In a way, the garden symbolizes harmony between contrasting Yin-Yang forces of nature versus civilization.

Beautiful afternoon at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.View from the Jade Water Pavilion overlooking Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park.

Across the Jade Water Pond is Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park, which is a free public park built by the City of Vancouver. (See picture above.) Unfortunately, it is not connected to the garden. If you wish to see both, you will have to exit the garden and walk around it.

Entrance to the garden costs $16 for adults. Note that the garden is a non-profit educational and cultural hub that also offers wellness classes (such as tai chi and yoga). Admission tickets help support these programs and you may find more information here. Additionally, they currently have an Artist in Residence exhibit that is worth checking out.

7. VanDusen Botanical Garden

No matter which season you choose to visit, there is always something to see at VanDusen.

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden.2014 Festival of Lights.

Similar to Capilano, VanDusen has its very own annual winter festival called the Festival of Lights. The entire 130-acre park is decorated in over one million lights and is a sight not to be missed!

Admission varies by season: $8.20 from January 1st to March 31st, $11.50 from April 1st to September 30th, and $8.20 from October 1st to December 31st. All rates are for adults 19 to 64.

8. Queen Elizabeth Park

View of Downtown Vancouver form Queen Elizabeth Park.

This is hands down my favorite park in the city and one that I frequent often.

When I was in high school, this was the “it” spot for graduation photos. Not to mention, it’s a common photoshoot location for engagements/weddings. With an astounding backdrop of Downtown and colorful floral displays, it’s no wonder this is one of the top places to take pictures in Vancouver.

Aside from having to pay for parking, the park itself is free. If you’re a fan of bird photography, I suggest checking out Bloedel Conservatory. Tickets are $6.90 for adults 19 to 65.

9. David Lam Park

Sunny day at David Lam Park.Sunny day at David Lam Park.

Fun fact: I used to work in the area and would bring my lunch here for picnics. It’s simply gorg!

10. Nitobe Memorial Garden

Peaceful afternoon at Nitobe Memorial Garden.

Of all the Vancouver Instagram spots, I would consider Nitobe Memorial Garden a hidden gem. It is located on the campus of University of British Columbia (UBC) and is regarded as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of the land of the rising sun.

Discover a slice of Japan in Vancouver for $5 for adults.

11. UBC Rose Garden

Gorgeous view from UBC Rose Garden.

UBC Rose Garden is yet another classic venue for graduation shoots. Now I’ll spare you the torture of having to look at my hideous grad photos from years back, but would you look at that view! Plus, did I mention that it’s free!?

Galleries, Libraries, and Museums

12. Vancouver Art Gallery

 
 
 
 
 
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The Vancouver Art Gallery isn’t only for discovering art, it’s for creating art too. (I.e. photographs in this case.) Its grand foyer and rotunda make for a dramatic backdrop for engagement shoots, and the space is often rented out for weddings and various events as well.

Tickets are $24 for adults and by donation on Tuesdays from 5 to 8PM. Find out what’s on display here.

13. Vancouver Public Library, Central Library

Unique architecture of Vancouver Public Library.

A library? Really? What’s so special about a library?

Before you dismiss it entirely, the Vancouver Public Library is stunning. Its colonnades are reminiscent of the Roman amphitheatre and it’s a photographer’s playground for those interested in architecture.

14. Science World at TELUS World of Science

Science World is no doubt one of my favorite Instagrammable places in Vancouver to photograph. This science centre features interactive displays and exhibits, and is absolutely mesmerizing at night lit up against the starry sky. 

15. Museum of Vancouver

The Crab at Museum of Vancouver.The Crab by George A. Norris.

The Museum of Vancouver is the largest civic museum in all of Canada and the oldest museum in Vancouver.

 
 
 
 
 
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Rediscover the city’s rich neon history at Museum of Vancouver’s Neon Vancouver Ugly Vancouver exhibition – currently on view! ⁠ ⁠ We are open Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm.

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In addition to its iconic crab sculpture, which won a design competition in 1967, its Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver exhibit is also quite photo-friendly.

Observatories

16. Vancouver Lookout

 
 
 
 
 
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Want to see #Vancouver from above? Come check out our observation deck! Our views won’t disappoint. Photo: @patrick_xlam

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Not everyone owns a drone. If you don’t and still wish to photograph Vancouver’s cityscapes from above, consider a visit to Vancouver Lookout. There is a restaurant here as well although I wouldn’t recommend it. (In my honest opinion, their food is terrible and way overpriced as most observatory restaurants are.)

Murals

17. Alley Oop

 
 
 
 
 
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Alley Oop is the first ever re-imagined laneway in Vancouver.

In 2016, Vancouver’s City Council approved a conversion project to transform under-utilized laneways into more vibrant, welcoming public spaces. The term “alley-oop” derives from the French phrase “allez hop,” which is now a terminology used in basketball for offensive play. I’m gonna take a wild guess and say this is why there’s a basketball court here and hence its play-on-words name – Alley Oop.

Address: 688 W Hastings Street.

18. Kits Wings

40 foot Kits Wings mural.

To be honest, if it weren’t for writing this Vancouver Instagram spots guide, I would’ve never taken a photo here. I used to pass by every day on my way home from work, but had always been too lazy to actually stop, park, pay for parking, and come take a picture with it. I guess it’s better late than never?

Location: On the corner of W 4th Avenue and Burrard Street by Home Effects.

19. King Edward Station

Heart mural by King Edward Station.

This one technically isn’t inside King Edward Station, but rather, on the outside in front of Combat Club. If you’re transiting via skytrain, simply exit the station then turn right. You will be greeted with the heart mural immediately.

Other Instagram-Friendly Murals

 
 
 
 
 
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Amazing #mural by the talented Sudo-san. Definitely one of my favorite pieces at the #VanMuralFest.

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Vancouver Mural FestivalVancouver Mural FestivalVancouver Mural FestivalVancouver Mural Festival

Founded in 2016, Vancouver Mural Festival is an annual celebration of public art organized by Create Vancouver Society. Not only do these murals beautify empty wall spaces, they address socio-cultural issues such as environmental policies, community building, reconciliation with First Nations, diversity, and the need for culturally susintable development practices. Each one is an amazing conversation piece and you can find a detailed map of all the murals here.

Shopping

20. Granville Island

 
 
 
 
 
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If you google “what to see in Vancouver,” Granville Island pops up as a top recommendation. It’s a vibrant market with phenomenal restaurants/food vendors, fresh produce, artisan workshops, craft studios, and live music performances just to name a few. You can even go kayaking or boating here, or you can experience Vancouver from the waters on an Aquabus. It’s beloved by both tourists and locals alike and you can spend a whole day here without getting bored.

Giants by Os Gemeos at Granville Island.Giants by Os Gemeos at Granville Island.

Sunny day at Granville Island.Granville Island is perfect for car shoots too!

Pst! Are you a car enthusiast living in Vancouver? The parkade by the dock is ideal for car shoots and great for showing off your baby for the gram! See above shot I took for Lincoln’s 2019 Navigator campaign.

21. Leis de Buds

Leis de Buds's beautiful indoor décor.

How adorable is this! Located in the heart of Kitsilano, Leis de Buds is a sustainable flower shop that supports BC growers. Instead of flying in rare blooms from South Africa or Australia, for example, they source their flowers locally to reduce carbon footprint. We stan an eco-friendly store!

Please keep in mind that this a business after all. I have spoken with the owner about featuring them in this “Instagrammable places in Vancouver” article and she has given me the go ahead. Help support them by making a purchase! (They sell super cute birthday cards and keychains too. Not just flowers/plants.)

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Cafés

22. Kind Cafe + Eatery

Classic Matcha Latte at Kind Cafe + Eatery.

Kind Cafe is Vancouver’s only zero-waste vegan café. They use fresh, local ingredients and make all of their mylks, cheeses, dressings, etc. in house. I especially love their specialty lattes and find their zero waste initiatives extremely commendable!

23. Small Victory Bakery

 
 
 
 
 
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When I was working full-time at a digital marketing agency in Yaletown, this was one of my go-to’s for pick-me-ups. And I don’t mean coffee. Their cakes and fresh baked goods are so yummy that they turn any bad day into a good one. Plus, their new location on South Granville is totally Instagrammable!

Other Insta-Worthy Cafés

Olive + Ruby before it closed permanently.Olive + Ruby from 2018.

Another café that I used to frequent was Olive + Ruby. They unfortunately closed their doors permanently in June 2020. Regardless, there are a ton of other aesthetic cafés all over Metro Vancouver. A few opersonal faves: Buddha-Full in North Vancouver and La Forêt in Burnaby.

Restaurants

24. Di Beppe Ristorante

 
 
 
 
 
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Di Beppe is both an Italian caffè and a ristorante. If you’re craving authentic Italian food in Vancouver, this cozy little joint will have you exclaiming “mamma mia!” at the top of your lungs.

25. La Pentola

Spread love and joy at La Pentola! This Yaletown restaurant is known for its quirky murals, which change periodically. Note that I took my photo back in 2017. If I’m not mistaken, it is currently painted pink as I draft this post in 2020.

26. Honey Salt

Apart from their décor being an eye candy, Honey Salt’s farm-to-table cuisine is a treat for the soul.

27. Botanist

 
 
 
 
 
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It’s Friday. The only decision you should be making is what to order on the menu tonight.

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Botanist specializes in modern Canadian cuisine. Its elegant space is inspired by principles of botany, but that’s not the only thing you’ll want to take pictures of. The presentation of their culinary creations and specialty cocktails are equally as impressive and will have you snapping away on your camera nonstop!

28. Banter Room

 
 
 
 
 
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Our favourite season… patio season 🌞#hereforthebanter

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Happy hour is the best hour at Banter Room. Grab a seat at their outdoor patio and enjoy the sun with a Mighty Mojito with friends.

29. Silk Lounge

Wonderful thing about Vancouver is how multicultural the city is. In the mood for some chicken tikka or lamb curry? Silk Lounge has got you covered πŸ˜‰

30. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

 
 
 
 
 
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The debut of table #114. …new best seat in the house, @scoutmagazine? Intimate isolation with a view in #ChinatownYVR.

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Bao Bei in Chinese means “precious”. This Chinatown restaurant takes inspiration from Taiwanese and Shanghainese dishes and is all about sharing food with friends and family.

Bars

31. Hello Goodbye

 
 
 
 
 
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Thank you so much @curiocityvancouver for the girls night reco!! Girls, what do you think?? We got you!

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Hello Goodbye is a lively underground basement bar that takes a little extra effort to find. Kinda like a hidden speakeasy. They got live DJs spinning and is a fun, intimate escape.

32. The Basement at Hotel Belmont

 
 
 
 
 
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Happy New Year, from the HB fam! 🎊

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Hotel Belmont is known for its bright neon signs. There are two bars at The Basement in addition to a bowling lane and a mini arcade. Talk about the perfect place to capture memories on film!

33. The Shameful Tiki Room

 
 
 
 
 
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Vacation in a glass🌺Doors at 5…#TGIF

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The Shameful Tiki Room is anything but shameful. As a matter of fact, you’re gonna want to brag to all your friends about it!

50 Vancouver Instagram spots to help you snatch new followers!50 Vancouver Instagram spots to help you snatch new followers!

Hotels

34. Fairmont Pacific Rim

 
 
 
 
 
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Always planning the next adventure. 📷: @everydaypursuits #PacificRimLife

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What’s better than unwinding after a long, exhausting day? Unwinding with a relaxing bubble bath at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Signature Ofuro Room.

For pricing and availability, check here.

35. JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver also has astonishing bathtub views if you prefer city sights. They have a rooftop hot tub pool as well and is a superb remedy for a long week at work. For a complete review of my experience, check out my hotel review.

36. The Sylvia Hotel

 
 
 
 
 
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The Sylvia Hotel is steps to English Bay and in close proximity to Stanley Park. It is covered by a thick blanket of Virginia creeper and is especially lovely during the fall when these ivy-like plants change color.

Unique Architecture

37. Marine Building

Marine Building on Burrard Street.

The Marine Building has been listed among the best Art Deco buildings in the world. Because of its extravagant design, it has been featured in Smallville (as The Daily Planet) and two Fantastic Four movies. On top of that, it’s well-liked by wedding photographers too.

Avoid visiting during rush hour as this is an office building and you may get some annoyed looks here and there.

Address: 355 Burrard Street.

38. The Waterfall Building

A unique scene at The Waterfall Building.

Designed by renowned Canadian architect, Arthur Erickson, The Waterfall Building houses commercial and residential spaces. Its unique structure attracts countless photographers and deserves to be on your Vancouver Instagram spots list.

Address: 1540 W 2nd Avenue.

39. The Permanent

 
 
 
 
 
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Talk about ‘making an entrance’ ✨🌿🌺🍃

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Does this look familiar? The Permanent is a Vancouver landmark, which has been transformed into an event space for weddings and other private functions. It is most recognized for its appearance in American teen drama series – Riverdale – as the Lodge residence a.k.a. the Pembrooke.

Address: 330 W Pender Street.

40. Hotel Europe

Hotel Europe, a heritage building in Gastown.

Did you mistake this as New York’s famous Flatiron Building? Hotel Europe was once coined the best hotel in the city. It is now used for government-subsidized housing and can often be seen in photos of Vancouver.

41. Woodward’s Building

W sign at Woodward's Building.

About a five-minute walk from Hotel Europe is Downtown Eastside’s historic building – the Woodward’s Building. It was constructed back in 1903 for the Woodward’s Department Store and later redeveloped after Woodward’s bankruptcy. As of today, it is home to residents and businesses.

Address: 333 Abbott Street.

Beaches

42. Kitsilano Beach

The not-so-secret secret swing at Kitsilano Beach.

Kits Beach is one of the more popular beaches in Vancouver and can get PACKED during summer. You can enjoy views of Downtown from here and there’s also a not-so-secret secret swing.

43. English Bay

Engagement by Dennis Oppenheim.Engagement by Dennis Oppenheim.

English Bay is yet another crowd favorite. Remember the Honda celebration of Light mentioned earlier? It is best seen from here and you can find interesting sculptures like the Inukshuk and Engagement along the Stanley Park Seawall Path.

Other Fun Photo Ops

44. Digital Orca

Digital Orca by Douglas Coupland.

No, your computer isn’t lagging nor are you seeing a pixelated image. Digital Orca was created by Douglas Coupland and installed in 2009 next to the Vancouver Convention Centre. It was made to resemble pixels and is one of the cooler Instagrammable places in Vancouver.

Location: by the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building; 1055 Canada Place.

45. Robson Square Ice Rink

Robson Square Ice Rink at night.

Come enjoy free ice skating from December until February. Skates are available for rent or you can bring your own!

46. Bill Curtis Square

Located right behind Yaletown Station is a canopy of colorful umbrellas at Bill Curtis Square. This installation changes periodically with the above shot taken in 2017. It was pink and white at one point in time to celebrate spring and the arrival of cherry blossom season. A quick Instagram search will tell you that it is now yellow in 2020.

47. Olympic Village

Afternoon stroll in Olympic Village.

Olympic Village is full of incredible outdoor activities and home to amazing restaurants. I suggest happy hour at CRAFT Beer Market then a stroll around the park to walk off the calories.

48. Spyglass Dock

Vancouver at night from Spyglass Dock.Vancouver at night from Spyglass Dock.

Spyglass Dock is situated right beneath the Cambie Bridge. You can go on an Aquabus adventure here or take a relaxing stroll down False Creek. If you come at night, you might even get lucky and run into the saxophone man!

49. East Van Cross

 
 
 
 
 
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This iconic cross dates back as early as the 1950s. “Greasers” and rebellious teens used to replicate its design on graffitis. It has since then become the symbol of East Vancouver’s renaissance and embodies the suffering and hope of this neighborhood.

50. Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is a major Vancouver tourist attraction. It’s educational for the kids and its adults-only after-hours events make for a brilliant night out. 

Note that the aquarium is currently closed due to COVID-19. They are now transitioning into a more financially sustainable model and fingers crossed they reopen to the public soon!

And there you have it, 50 most Instagrammable places in Vancouver.

50 most Instagrammable places in Vancouver to help you snatch new followers!50 most Instagrammable places in Vancouver to help you snatch new followers!

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Please note that this post is published in September of 2020, during which BC is on Phase 3 of its Restart Plan. Canada is currently still limited to essential travels only and the border remains closed to the United States. Most of these recommendations will likely be around for many more years to come. Feel free to bookmark this page and save these Vancouver Instagram spots for your future trip! If you are visiting from other provinces or you are a local looking for inspiration, however, please exercise caution and follow all COVID-19 regulations. I would avoid indoor bars/restaurants for the time being and remember to wear a mask! :)

32 Comments

  1. September 7, 2020 / 5:47 pm

    Wow, your photos are spectacular! We have been to several of the places you list, but my photos don’t even come close.

    • JASCHEN
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      September 12, 2020 / 1:59 am

      Thanks so much Rudy! I’m lucky I live here so I can go out and practice photography whenever πŸ™‚

  2. September 8, 2020 / 10:58 am

    All of these places are really spectacular and definitely instagrammable. My favourite pick of the lot is Digital Orca, and of course all the colourful and vibrant murals.

    • JASCHEN
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      September 12, 2020 / 2:02 am

      Digital Orca is definitely a unique one and murals are always fun too!

  3. September 8, 2020 / 8:59 pm

    Fab post! I totally agree than Vancouver is an incredibly beautiful city. I seem to take a zillion photos whenever we go out for a wander here.

    Like you, I think my favourite spot to look down on the city is Queen Elizabeth Park. I have lost count of how many times I’ve got up there to watch the sun set. I LOVE Nitobe garden as well. It’s such a great mix of Japanese style with giant Canadian trees. πŸ™‚

    • JASCHEN
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      September 12, 2020 / 2:03 am

      Yes!!! Sunset at QE Park is just fabulous and Nitobe is one of my favorite gardens as well. It’s so hard not to love it!

  4. September 9, 2020 / 1:01 am

    I can’t believe I’ve been to almost all the places in the first half of this list. I guess it really help to have friends living there!

    • JASCHEN
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      September 12, 2020 / 2:07 am

      Oh it totally does! Seems like you’ll have to come back again for the second half πŸ˜‰

  5. September 9, 2020 / 8:11 am

    I’m not the biggest fan of Instagram, for personal things at least but I would love to have the chance to take a photo in many of these. Especially in David Lam Park, Chinese Garden, and Stanley Park. They look so stunning!

    • JASCHEN
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      September 12, 2020 / 2:07 am

      They so are and my photos don’t even do them justice. You’d love them, Lourdes!

  6. September 9, 2020 / 8:29 am

    Wow! I truly had no idea Vancouver was such a GORGEOUS city! I’m definitely adding it to my bucket list and pinning this for later!

    • JASCHEN
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      September 12, 2020 / 2:14 am

      You must! I have a feeling you’d love it!!

  7. September 9, 2020 / 8:27 pm

    I would love to visit Vancouver. There looks like there are so many beautiful spots in the city. The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park looks really cool. It’s good that you clarified the location of it too! I like how La Pentala changes it’s murals. That’s a fun way to keep getting people to come back.

    • JASCHEN
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      September 12, 2020 / 2:15 am

      Vancouver is such a lovely city and I’m not just saying that because I’m from here hahaa. You’re totally right about La Pentola too. It’s a great marketing strategy and super cute for photos!

  8. September 10, 2020 / 1:59 am

    I love visiting ‘instagrammable’ places and taking tonnes of photos! I went to an instagram museum in Amsterdam and that was so much fun. I particularly love the nature places you have mentioned! And the Sylvia hotel as it’s covered in those beautiful vines!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 2:21 am

      That sounds so fun!!! I love taking pictures as well and it sounds like I’ll have to visit Amsterdam next!

  9. Stephanie
    September 10, 2020 / 9:03 am

    I’ve been wanting to visit Vancouver for a years now, but purely for the aesthetics and food. I have no idea that there was actually so much to do. That conservatory definitely is a KNOCK OUT spot, I’d love to see it. So funny that you mentioned bird watching. I have no idea why, but I’ve really been wanting to get into it, and all my friends think I’m crazy HAHA.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 2:27 am

      Vancouver has a lot of amazing restaurants so I don’t blame ya for visiting for the food! Honestly, if you told me that before I visited the conservatory, I would’ve said you were crazy too hahahaa. I totally get the allure of it now though and I highly recommend a visit to Bloedel!

  10. September 11, 2020 / 2:05 pm

    You have captured some of my favourite spots around Vancouver. Love that you have showed shots from all times of day and in different weather too. One day I will be in Vancouver for the Honda Celebration of Light. Looks like you had the perfect vantage point. Will have to make sure to visit the UBC Rose Garden next time. I am well past worrying about grad photos! Sure missing these Vancouver views.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 2:30 am

      I’m super blessed to live here in Vancouver and to get the opportunity to photograph it throughout the different seasons. You’ll most certainly have to come back for the fireworks. Next year maybe? πŸ˜‰

  11. September 11, 2020 / 4:36 pm

    Oh wow, the lights on the Lions Gate Bridge at night are absolutely gorgeous! And I can see why the Waterfall Building is a great Instagram spot. What I love most though is the fact that you can have these city types of views along with nature views like the Stanley Park all within Vancouver.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 2:33 am

      Vancouver is seriously such a beautiful blend of nature + city. Hope this inspires you to pay us a visit sometime in the future! πŸ˜€

  12. Heather
    September 12, 2020 / 7:53 pm

    I always love your Instagram guides and your style! I visited Vancouver several years ago and didn’t get to see 3/4 of these places so I want to return and go to all of these spots-particularly the Lions Gate Bridge and the night shots! Oh and I love your edgy look in the Alley Oop photo!

  13. September 13, 2020 / 2:04 am

    What a fantastic collection. Vancouver looks absolutely incredible, even just to visit and not take pics for Insta! I’m particularly fascinated with the Olympic Cauldron, so I’d definitely have to add that one to my list.

  14. Samantha Karen
    September 13, 2020 / 4:47 am

    Wow!! I LOVE posts about the most Instagrammable places, I find they show so much beauty to a place and this is no exception! Vancouver looks stunning and these photos are amazing. I would love to visit every single one, altough that might take a while.

  15. Yukti Agrawal
    September 13, 2020 / 11:02 am

    Wow you have captured amazing photos of Vancouver and for me it is really difficult to select the best spot. Olympic Cauldron looks amazing and I love such unique scultptures. Even the illuminated Lion’s Gate Bridge is amazing. Vancouver has amazing photogenic beaches.

  16. September 13, 2020 / 1:00 pm

    Spectacular coverage! You really got me curious around Vancouver. I must say, you have captured the spirit of Vancouver in beautifully. There is so much that I would love to see. Digital Orca looks cute. I would love to see the Science World. The Girl in the Wet Suit is interesting. The painted street, Rose Garden and the parks look great. There is actually so much to see and do.

  17. September 13, 2020 / 7:04 pm

    I didn’t know Vancouver had so many pretty spots. The girl in the wetsuit is awesome! And the Honda Fireworks looks amazing, I would stay up for that!

  18. September 14, 2020 / 1:06 am

    I love Vancouver. I spent a few weeks in this city, but I haven’t been to a few places you write about yet. Your list is impressive, and the photos are perfect, congratulations! I would love to eat at Botanist, Banter Room, Silk Lounge. The Sylvia Hotel looks fabulous! I haven’t seen The Waterfall Building yet. I must back to Vancouver, for sure.

  19. September 14, 2020 / 5:47 am

    I would love to take pictures almost everywhere in Vancouver. The Suspension bridge is so surreal. And I think I would be spending a lot of time in Stanley Park. Every angle there has such vibrance. Olympic torch would be stunning at night I think . A lovely list indeed!

  20. The Holidaymaker/Renee
    September 16, 2020 / 2:46 am

    Ummm, this is amazing! Of course, I’ve hit up the usual suspect places when last in Vancouver, which seems like so long ago, but your list is definitely comprehensive. First, I would do happy hour at Banter Room, lunch at Botanical, check out that street art, especially the one at King Edward Station. And I would definitely revisit the architecture, how did I miss the Woodward building – it’s awesome. Great list!

  21. October 5, 2020 / 12:49 pm

    My last major trip to Vancouver was with family, which was a great time, don’t get me wrong! But there’s a reason I love solo travel, mainly because I could just spend days and days on my own walking and using public transport to see all these beautiful, picturesque spots! I remember being intrigued by the library, and I didn’t know that UBC had a rose garden! I think the Sylvia Hotel is especially picturesque and would not want to miss a photo-op there!

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