The Barclay Hotel is located within walking distance of many of Vancouver’s main attractions. See below for a listing of some of our favourites.
English Bay Beach
English Bay Beach, also called First Beach, located along Beach Ave between Gilford St and Bidwell St, is the most populated beach area in Vancouver’s downtown area. The Stanley Park Seawall, a popular running and biking route, runs along the east side of the beach.
English Bay Beach Activities & Features: Concession stands, Cactus Club Cafe, Publish Washrooms, Kayak Rentals & Storage, Lifeguards (from Victoria Day until Labour Day), Swimming Raft with Large Slide, Two Sand Volleyball Courts, Beach Wheelchair for Persons with Physical Disabilities, Pay Parking
Explore the park with a guided tour or discover it on your own. Plan some family fun activities at any number of destinations. Play a game of tennis or golf with a friend or take someone special out to dinner. The choice is yours.
Stanley Park Activities & Features: Ride the Stanley Park Miniature Train, Walk the Seawall & Stanley Park Trails, Play Golf at the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt, Playgrounds, Picnic Areas, Tennis Courts, Water Park, Second Beach Pool, First Nations Art & Totem Poles and More.
The Vancouver Aquarium is home to over 70,000 fascinating creatures including majestic beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, curious sea otters, harbour seals and Steller sea lions!
Vancouver Aquarium Activities & Features: Whales, Otters, Snakes, Dolphins and More. Permanent marine animal displays, Amazon Rain Forest Room.
Vancouver Art Gallery
The Gallery has 41,400 square feet (3,850 m2) of exhibition space and more than 10,000 works in its collection, most notably its Emily Carr collection. It has also amassed a significant collection of photographs. In addition to exhibitions of its own collection, the Gallery regularly hosts touring exhibitions. The Gallery also regularly features a variety of public programmes and lectures.
Vancouver Art Gallery Activities & Features: Gift Shop, Cafe, Library
Robson Street Shopping
Robson is Vancouver’s most famous shopping street set in the heart of downtown Vancouver. In the three block stretch between Burrard and Jervis you will find a commercial mecca which includes premier fashions stores, fine dining, services and all the amenities a tourist or local might need.
Robson Street Shopping Activities & Features: Dozens of Shops, Boutiques, Cafes, Restaurants, Street Vendors and more. For a directory, visit the Robson Street Website.