Vancouver's Crown Jewel - this park dominates downtown and reminds Vancouver that nature really isn't that far away.
A great place to go with a camera - the garden is constantly changing through the seasons and has sights to see big and small.
Most of my time in Vancouver I have lived somewhere close to false creek. It has a seawall, three bridges and plenty of opportunities to keep you busy.
Chinatown is one of the most distinct neighborhoods in Vancouver. Much of the architecture is is distinct and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden is there, but you really go for the community - the parades, the shopping and the restaurants.
Back in my "without kids" days, I had a pretty nice view from my apartment. Since my camera was always close by, it was easy to take photos as the weather and seasons changed.
Okay, Vancouver is a little wet. Sometimes mushrooms pop up.
Snow in Vancouver is rare (sometimes it skips a year), and it generally only lasts a day or two, so when it does snows (and you know the whole city shuts down), it's nice to get out for a walk.
Vancouver receives more than it's fair share of fireworks.
Vancouver Public Parks
If you don't mind not paying the entrance fees, Vancouver has many beautiful places to see flowers.