Impress out-of-towners for the weekend in Vancouver

Whether it be your difficult in-laws who are visiting, your party animal roommate from university or your workout-obsessed brother, it’s good to have a roster of fun things to do around the city when you have visitors from out of town. These Vancouver attractions will impress even your most challenging guests. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]

GM Resorts Limited Partnership

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6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9

No active Vancouverite would entertain out-of-town guests who love the outdoors without a hike up The Grind or a day of skiing on one of our great local mountains. In summer, challenge your guests with the intense climb up to the top. In winter, ride the gondola and then hit the slopes. Or if that’s too much, go ice skating on the mountaintop pond high above the city – it’s complimentary with the cost of your gondola ticket.

Tour Guys

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3084 Alberta St, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3L9

Tour Guys is a Toronto/Vancouver outfit that offers private tours through various districts of the city, including Gastown and Chinatown, as well as a great craft beer tour. They also offer a limited number of free tours on certain days – you’ll only have to pay a gratuity.

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

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402-510 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation has a series of walking tours, which cost approximately $15 each. Sign up for neighbourhood-specific walks and learn about the history and people that went into building the great city we know as Vancouver.

Architectural Institute Of B C

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100-440 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2N5

BC’s Architectural Institute runs the walking tours through July and August, which focuses on the buildings, design and history of various Vancouver neighbourhoods. Each tour is between one and a half and two hours long, and they’re happy to book private tours too.

Say goodbye to artificial lights and climate control – the fresh air is calling at these five outdoor skating parks in Vancouver. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]
Owning a car doesn’t come cheap: gas is expensive, maintenance costs a small fortune and insurance is a necessary, but dreaded evil. When you want to get your speed kicks, check out these go-kart places and go for a spin around the block. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]
With all the fun activities Vancouver has to offer, there's still nothing quite like a night out at the bowling lanes. These six alleys have everything you need for a great night out with friends or family. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]
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