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Vancouver Educational Places

Fraser River Discovery Centre

Vancouver offers a wide range of places to learn about history, culture, science, the arts, nature and everything, including food and enjoying life.


Best Educational Venues in the Lower Mainland

The following are some of the best educational places and activities in Metro Vancouver.  That means they are fun and interesting to visit, but also offer an educational component, for children especially, but for adults too.


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Places Within the City of Vancouver


Places Elsewhere Within Metro Vancouver

  • Britannia Heritage Shipyard – a historic site in Richmond.
  • Burnaby Village – an outdoor museum where you can learn about the region’s history and life in the past in Burnaby.
  • Capilano River Hatchery  at the Capilano River Regional Park – learn about fish (and see them swimming upstream too) on the North Shore.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge – offers nature to look at, but also ecological and historic exhibits in North Vancouver
  • Fort Langley – where the history of the fur trade era comes alive in Langley.
  • Fraser River Discovery Centre – a facility in New Westminster that’s suitable for young children that teaches about the ecosystems of the Fraser River.
  • Greater Vancouver Zoo – see and learn about animals in Aldergrove.
  • Grouse Mountain – educational movies (except at Christmas) and animal habitat and birds in motion presentations in the summer on the North Shore.
  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery – learn about the salmon canning industry of yesteryear in Richmond.
  • Maplewood Farm – farm animals for young children and their families in North Vancouver.
  • Sensea Immersive – the museum-like attraction hosts touring exhibitions in Tsawwassen. In 2021 it was home to the Da Vinci Experience. In 2022 it hosts Stargazer (which is an exhibition about outer space).


Stargazer Immersive Space Exhibition


Places Elsewhere Within the Lower Mainland


Quadrangle Building at SFU
SFU in Burnaby


Lower Mainland Universities

The main universities in the Lower Mainland are the following:

There are also lots of colleges in the Lower Mainland, plus other large academic institutions including the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).


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