Grab your camera. Here are ten of the most popular Instagram locations in Vancouver.
Alley Oop (Pink Alley)
Made famous by the K Pop girl group, TWICE, who filmed their video for “Likey” at this spot, Alley Oop is rarely quiet, but large enough that you can easily snap a shareable pic without battling the crowds.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Speaking of crowds, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of the busiest tourist attractions in the city. With shuttle service running all day from various locations throughout downtown Vancouver, it’s becoming more accessible with each passing year. Every season offers a different landscape with festive photo opportunities, so it’s worth revisiting for a second experience.
Lions Gate Bridge
Officially known as the First Narrows Bridge, this bridge has been connecting Vancouver to North Vancouver since 1938. The large scope of this attraction provides multiple photo ops: day time, sunset, at night, below from the Seawall, looking south from North Vancouver, and so on. This is primarily a draw for photographers, so you won’t have to worry about battling bus loads of tourists when you visit.
Vancouver Public Library
Inspired by the Coliseum, this structure is regularly used in film and television and is frequented by scores of locals and tourists daily. Be sure to head inside for a completely different perspective of this stunning piece of architecture.
Built in 1908 and 1909, the Hotel Europe is on a triangular plot of land which makes it one of the most interesting buildings to photograph. Fun fact: it was the first reinforced concrete structure to be erected in Canada.
Another Gastown staple, this steam-powered clock is often surrounded by tourists during cruise season and especially near the hour when it plays the Westminster Chimes. And after a recent $50,000 renovation, it’s operating like new. Here’s a tip: if it rains during the day and clears up in the evening, you can get some stunning photos of the clock and the surrounding buildings in the reflections of the water.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Located in historic Chinatown, and only minutes from Gastown, this traditional Chinese garden can be a welcome escape from the city noise.
Vancouver Art Gallery
As it approaches its centennial anniversary, the Vancouver Art Gallery continues to expand and will soon be moving to the soon-to-be-renovated Canada Post building. The gallery hosts a number of shows throughout the year and boasts both contemporary and historical artwork.
Swing at Kitsilano Beach
Sunset, check. Epic background, check. That is all.
Stanley Park Seawall
As the second largest inner-city park in North America, Stanley Park has been a draw for visitors and locals for decades. And while you might bump some shoulders on your jog or bike ride, the Seawall provides ocean and city views that are hard to beat. For a bit of breathing room, visit the Seawall early in the morning. Even with a crowd, the Seawall remains a must-see for anyone coming to the Vancouver area.
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By Bryan Candy