Vancouver is sight-seers paradise; located along the south western coast of British Columbia, Vancouver offers a range of cultural, recreational and natural tourist attractions; which explain why Vancouver was ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. Staying at the Executive Hotel Le Soleil puts you right in the middle of the "must-sees" and "must-dos," from local mountains and numerous parks to unique local landmarks you are closer than ever to enjoying the best of Vancouver.
Vancouver is an exciting and lively city, boasting an impressive number of areas to dine, shop, and entertain the most experienced to novice traveller. With a compact, walkable downtown core the number of activities one can do in a day depends on how much energy and adventure you have in you. Vancouver comes alive throughout many times of the year with a variety of festivals and events adding to what is already one the most vibrant city centres in North America.
Some of the more well known attractions are:
Capilano Suspension Bridge
3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC
Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver's most popular tourist attractions. Originally built in 1889, today's bridge is the fourth bridge at this location; 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River and is, without a doubt, the world's greatest suspension footbridge!
Downtown, Vancouver, BC
Stanley Park, Vancouver's first, is an evergreen oasis of 1,000 acres close to the heart of Vancouver's downtown core. It offers numerous of activities and attractions from the children's farmyard, to a miniature railway. Read more about the Origins of Stanley Park in a story from the Greater Vancouver Book.
Beaches in Vancouver? You better believe it! A stone's throw from the hotel lies a long stretch of connecting beaches Third Beach, English Bay and Sunset Beaches are all along the downtown peninsula. Or, visit funky Kitsalano and Kits Beach, Jericho Beach or the Spanish Banks for some fun in the sun. Mingle with the locals at a beach, play a volleyball game or enjoy the breathtaking views year round with a walk along the water.
Celebrate Vancouver's diversity with the second-largest Chinese community in North America. Visit examples of some of Vancouver's earliest architecture and experience a culture that has helped shape the city. Authentic cuisine and wares are there, waiting to be discovered. The welcoming of the Millennium Gate invites you to step in another country, right in the middle of Vancouver.
Telus Science World
1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC
Experience a breathtaking OMNIMAX film on one of the world's largest dome screens. Blow your mind at their spectacular 3D Laser Theatre presentations. Participate in our dazzling demonstrations and explore their latest feature exhibits. This is a great attraction for families!
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens
578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is tucked away behind protective walls in the middle of bustling Chinatown in Downtown Vancouver. It is a harmony of contrasts, of dark and light, solid and empty, hard and soft, straight and undulating, yin and yang. A beautiful place to find some quiet and reflect on the beauty of classic Chinese Gardens.
Harbour Centre Tower
555 West Hastings Street, Downtown, Vancouver, BC
Take a trip to the LookOut - a 360 degree viewing deck that provides a bird's eye view of the city and offers a glimpse of Washington State's Mount Baker. The Harbour Centre is a short walk from our hotel and it is located close to the tourist-friendly Gastown shopping and dining district.
6400 Nancy Green Way, North Vancouver, BC
As one of Greater Vancouver's best vantage points and most popular attractions, the North Shore's Grouse Mountain provides a stunning view for skiers and tourists. Visitors are able to take the Skyride to the Peak Chalet and enjoy casual or fine dining cuisine. The Skyride is open all-year round. For the avid athlete and adventurous, the Grouse Grind awaits for your conquest. The hike is 2.9 kilometre (1.8 miles) 853 metres elevation, also referred as "Mother Nature's Stairmasters". Trail opened in the summer only.
Cruise Ship Terminals
Situated only 3 blocks from the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Hotel Le Soleil is a perfect location for your pre or post cruise stay. Enjoy special cruise ship rates and the personalized comfort and attention of a boutique hotel. Experience the best of Vancouver, while keeping close to your home on the water.
Areas of Shopping
Downtown Vancouver, BC
The most widely accepted view is that Gastown--Vancouver in embryo--gets its name from its most famous resident, "Gassy Jack" Deighton. A competing, although weaker, claim is that a small pocket of natural gas in the area resulted in the name. Designated a National Historic Site, Gastown is one of the most stylish neighbourhoods in the world. Cobblestone sidewalks, designer fashions, eclectic dining, pubs and lounges mix with a growing start up business culture in Gastown. Don't miss a walking tour and a chance to see and hear Westminster chiming from the Gastown Steam Clock and experience the diversity of Gastown!
Downtown, Vancouver, BC
They call it "The street that takes the city!" This vibrant shopping and dining district has been attracting thousands of people to the heart of Vancouver for more than 100 years. The eclectic mix of chic boutiques, high-end retailers, unusual and artistic goods, hip cafes and casual to exquisite dining draws a large diverse group of individuals to one of the city's famous hot spots. Back when the European flavour was denser, the street was called 'Robsonstrasse
Below Granville Bridge, Vancouver
With its Public Market, theatres and galleries, Granville Island is Vancouver's cultural hotspot. This hub of activity is located at the south end of False Creek under the Granville Street Bridge. Visitors to Granville Island should expect a wide scope of sights and sounds. This is a popular spot for all sorts of artists and is a place where you can enjoy many kinds of different food and fresh produce.
Yaletown, Vancouver, BC
Yaletown was a warehouse district as late as the 1980s, having been established in 1886 when Canadian Pacific Railway moved its maintenance yards from the town of Yale to Vancouver. The area has been re-developed, and the warehouses now serve as fashionable restaurants, boutiques, cafes, and apartments for the artsy types and young urban professionals who make the area their home.
700 West Georgia Street, Downtown, Vancouver, BC
With over 165 shops such as Holt Renfrew, Sephora, Guess and many more famous brand names, Pacific Centre Mall is centrally located in Downtown Vancouver near the Vancouver Art Gallery and Robson Street. Shoppers can also find entertainment tickets, currency exchange and gourmet food to go.