Vancouver’s 30 Most Instagrammable Places for your Next Photo (2023)

Vancouver is full of instagrammable landscapes as well as a great city vibe. Whether you want to climb and mountain or hit the beach you will find instagrammable places all over Vancouver. If it’s a coffee shop or a city street full of cherry blossoms, Vancouver has that too! Below you will find the best Instagram spots in Vancouver

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Most Instagrammable Places in Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Whether summer or winter, Capilano Suspension Bridge offers a glimpse into what makes Vancouver so beautiful, nature at its finest! Capilano Suspension Bridge crosses to towering evergreens, cedar-scented rainforest air, and Treetops Adventure, 7 suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor. Cliffwalk follows a granite precipice along Capilano River with a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs, and platforms and only 16 anchor points in the cliff supporting the structure!

Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the top things to do in Vancouver. If you are heading there in the summer, go early or late to avoid the crowds. In the wintertime they put on a beautiful light display. You can read about it in the things to do in December post.

Location: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

ENTRY TICKET: ONLINE HERE

Vancouver - Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park shows off the nature that is abundant in and around Vancouver. Bring your camera to capture stunning Instaworthy photos like this one. You can also get similar style photos at Lynn Canyon park below!

Lynn Canyon Park

Located near Capilano Suspension bridge but without the admission fees and the crowds, Lynn Canyon Park and suspension bridge offers beautiful backdrops for Vancouver forest photos.

Address: 3663 Park Road, North Vancouver

Blodel Conservatory

The Blodel Conservatory offers beautiful flowers and exotic birds inside a giant dome in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park. Escape Vancouver’s often inclement weather for a taste of the tropics and view over 500 species of flowers and over 200 species of birds. Step into the jungle-like atmosphere and pick your angles to snap some colorful photos for Instagram.

Location: 4600 Cambie Street

TICKETS: ONLINE HERE

Lions Gate Bridge

From the Prospect Point Lookout in Stanley park you will get this stunning view of the Lions Gate Bridge. The other side of prospect point looks over the water, make sure you take a few shot from that viewpoint as well. This is a popular place to visit in the summer as Stanley park is full of locals and tourists alike enjoying the stunning landscape and the beaches right in the city!

Location: 5601 Stanley Park Drive

Vancouver - Prospect Point Lions Gate Bridge
From Prospect Point in Vancouver’s Stanley Park you can see the Lion’s Gate Bridge and the North Shore Mountains in the distance.

Digital Orca

Looking for some art inspiration for your upcoming photos. The Digital Orca welcomes cruise ship passengers who arrive into the terminal at Canada Place. It lies right in Coal Harbor near the popular Fly Over Canada attraction.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre 1055 Canada Place

Vancouver Instagram Places - Digital Orca.

Kitsilano Wings

Artists Sandy and Steve Pell created the Kitsilano wings mural and it is the perfect Instagram spot in Vancouver. It was inspired by the bald eagles living near Kits Beach. They are a popular stop for locals who want a quick Instagram photo in Kits.

Location: W 4th and Burrard

Vancouver - Kitsilano Wings
Where can you find the Kitsilano Wings? You cannot miss them at W4th and Burrard

Cranberry Bogs

If you are looking for photos in September or October, head out and take the cranberry plunge into one of the cranberry farms in Metro Vancouver. You will not find a more unique and seasonal instagram photo idea!

Find cranberry bogs where you can take the plunge here. This is just one of the great things to do in the Fraser Valley in October!

Langley - Cranberry Bog Fraser Valley

Gastown

Historic Gastown is another perfect spot for Instagram photos in Vancouver. Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, Gastown grew from a single tavern founded by John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton back in 1867. Today, the district retains its historic charm and features one-of-a-kind stores and galleries as well as some of the best places to eat in the city! Gastown’s cobblestones and steam clock make great backdrops 12 months of the year!

Address: Gastown Clock is at 305 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B9

Gastown November in Vancouver
Take a tour of Gastown this November in Vancouver and have a taste of the city and its history. Photo Credit Hubert Kang / Tourism Vancouver

Stanley Park Seawall Siwish Rock

Siwash Rock can be found just past the underpass of Lions Gate Bridge on the Sea Wall walking and biking path. Anyone who has walked the Stanely Park Sea Wall will recognize this popular landmark just off the path.

If you love water views, after your walk around the seawall check out these Vancouver waterfront restaurants

Stanley Park - Seawall - Siwash Rock

Science World

Science World offers a dramatic city landscape mixed with the waters of false creek. You can access it from Main St/Science World Skytrain station or there is on-site parking. Consider walking around False Creek and you can get lots of unique angles of the popular Vancouver monument.

Location: 1455 Quebec St

Vancouver - False Creek - Science World.
Science World from False Creek.

Flat Iron Building / Hotel Europe

Vancouver’s Flat Iron building is a six-story heritage building located at 43 Powell Street (at Alexander) in Gastown. The building was commissioned by hotelier Angelo Calori and built in 1908-1909. To get here, follow Water Street to the very end, it will then turn into Powell Street which is where you’ll find Hotel Europe. Gastown is a great place to shop for some popular Vancouver souvenirs as it features plenty of small boutiques and independent businesses.

Location: 43 Powell St

Flatiron Building Vancouver Instagram spot

Alley Oop

Launched in 2016, Alley-Oop was the first re-imagined laneway with murals lining both sides of the lane with the intention of enhancing people’s moods and transforming a once dark, drab alley into a fun inviting public space. Bold pink and yellow paint and basketball hoops act as a beacon to those working in Vancouver’s business quarter, encouraging them to play, exercise, and socialize in the space. Located on West Hastings St between Granville St and Seymour St, because of its unique design and background appeal, the number one activity in the laneway is taking photos and videos!

Location: 688 W Hastings St

Fun Alley

Fun Alley is perfectly paired with a visit to Lonsdale Quay and one of North Vancouver’s top Instagram spots. Created by artist Lukas Kasper, his aim was to bring people together through a display of vibrant colours. Its intent was to capture people both young and old and bring a flare to North Vancouver. Located just after the intersection of Lonsdale Avenue and W 1st St, Fun Alley is a 5-minute walk from Lonsdale Quay.

Location: Lonsdale Ave Between W 1st and W 2nd in North Vancouver

Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park offers a stunning view of the beauty all around Vancouver. The lighthouse and light station grounds at Point Atkinson are one of Canada’s National Historic Site and one of the most photographed and recognizable landmarks in Metro Vancouver

Location: 4902 Beacon Ln, West Vancouver

Van Dusen Gardens

If flowers and colors are your thing, then Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver is the perfect Instagram spot for you. Admission rates are around $10 (it changes seasonally).

Location: 5251 Oak St. Vancouver

Lakeland Flowers (Abbotsford)

Known for its spring tulips and summer sunflowers, if you are looking for those sunset flower photos then a trip to Abbotsford is a must. Available in spring and summer, check their website for current photoshoot opportunities

Location: Lakeland Flowers 3663 Marion Rd., Abbotsford, BC

Abbotsford - Lakeland Flowers
Photo courtesy Lakeland Flowers

Bill Curtis Square

You can find these colorful umbrellas in Yaletown. They are located in Bill Curtis Square which is behind the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line Station. Named, #underbrella by the Yaletown Business Association, it stands as a symbol for Raincouver, but with the idea that you’re hanging up your umbrella now that summer and sunnier weather is here. Come and enjoy colorful umbrellas in the sky and they change each season! And if it rains… it will keep you dry!

Location: 1198 Mainland

15 More Instagram Locations In and Around Vancouver

  • Granville Island (how to get to Granville Island)
  • Silvia Hotel
  • Dr Sun Yet Sun Classical Garden
  • Whytecliff Park
  • Quarry Rock
  • Cleveland Park
  • Canada Place
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Olympic Torch
  • Engagement Sculpture
  • Grouse Mountain
  • East Van Sign
  • Bill Curtis Square

More Vancouver Travel Resources

Find the perfect quote for your Instagram photo with this list of Vancouver Instagram captions! If you are looking for something funnier, check out Vancouver puns. They are short and sweet and are often the perfect captions.

5 Things to Bring with You to Vancouver

Are you planning a visit to Vancouver and want to know what you should not forget? Here are 5 essential travel items for any time of year!

A good rain jacket is always a good idea, even in the summer.

A good power bank to charge phones and other devices is always a good idea. After a day of videoing, GPS and taking photos, the last thing you want is a dead cell phone. These are inexpensive and come in handy during the day. If you are flying to Vancouver, make sure you keep any power banks in your hand luggage, as security will often remove them from checked bags (I have found that out the hard way before).

universal adapter is going to be handy for International Visitors. Canada uses the same plugs as the USA but if you are coming from somewhere else abroad, grab yourself one before you arrive.

A good guidebook is something I always get when I am researching a new location. Lonely Planet is the usual go-to, but if you

Reusable shopping bags are available to buy everywhere, but if you want to get a compact one before you arrive, it is a good idea. 

Reusable water bottles are also a good idea. You can buy bottled water anywhere that you can get drinks, but Canada does pride itself on recycling as much as possible, and why shell out wasteful dollars when you can drink the tap water all over British Columbia.

Renting a Car in British Columbia

Rental Cars are very popular in British Columbia. There is just so much to see and there is not a train or bus network outside of Metro Vancouver or Victoria. If you plan on leaving Vancouver and want to see even the local ski hills, I suggest a rental car. You can get a rental car before you arrive.

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