Is Vancouver, BC Safe for Tourist? YES, But Few Spots to Avoid

For the most part Vancouver is a pretty safe city. The downtown area and tourist areas are generally quite safe, but like most cities there are always spots to avoid. Below is a list of safe, not so safe tourist sights.


  • Stanley Park (parking lot car break-ins, don’t leave bags out in open)
  • Canada Place
  • Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Center
  • Sunset Beach
  • Chinatown
  • Gastown
  • Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden
  • BC Place
  • Yaletown
  • Granville Island
  • Robson & Burrard Street shopping
  • Pacific Centre Mall

Not Safe

  • Main St. & E. Hastings street (homeless, drug addicts, addiction center, mental illness center)
  • Avoid the city of Surrey (most dangerous city in the Greater Vancouver Area) , if you are heading outside of Vancouver (gangs, violent crimes, robbery, shootings).

Like most metropolitan cities in the world there are homeless people that pan for money from people on the street, also there is purse snatchers…according to Vancouver police this happens 2-3 times a week, so hold or hide them purses.

Practice common sense safety precautions like look out for suspicious group of men (gangs), put your purse or wallet not accessible by pick-pockets and purse snatchers. Keep belongings in car hidden.

Make sure you know your driving route before putting car in gear, you don’t want to pull over somewhere where you can be robbed on the street (Surrey, BC). Go to gas station / restaurant or place of business if you need directions.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, BC – Picture Gallery

Take a look at over 40 pictures of the Capilano Suspension Bridge and surrounding recreational area in Vancouver, BC.  Click on the picture above.

This is a beautiful attraction and great place for tourist and as well for locals to get away from the city to enjoy nature.  Capilano Suspension Bridge picture gallery.

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Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver Review – Luxurious Comfortable Harmony In the Heart of Vancouver

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver is a luxury hotel with an exclusive downtown location, however do not mistake the core downtown location with no view of the mountain. Quite the contrary, the Metropolitan is situated in place where you can view an amazing mountain backdrop. Vancouver is one Canada’s best city and the Metropolitan hotel has all the shopping pleasures and exciting restaurants in close proximity. Whether you are in Vancouver for business or pleasure, the Metropolitan hotel will meet and exceeds your needs.

As stated above the hotel is in a great location. You can also walk to downtown attractions and shops. It is also close to the subway station, which means you don’t need a cab from the airport, just take the subway right to near the Metropolitan hotel. Continue reading

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