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The word ‘selfie’ was officially added to the Oxford Dictionary in August 2013, and we’ve been practicing our selfie games ever since.
With jaw-dropping scenery, stunning city, and some quirky spots; Vancouver is one of – if not the best place – to take epic selfies.
So to help you strengthen your selfie game, here are 10 epic spots for taking beautiful selfies in Vancity.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Queen Elizabeth Park is a classic Vancouver selfie staple. Being the highest point in the city, you’ll get a great backdrop. Whether you want lush, garden vibes, or a city scene, Queen E has got you covered.
Douglas Coupland’s Gold Tree
Douglas Coupland’s Gold Tree sculpture is a fairly new addition to Vancouver’s art collection, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming a firm favourite with selfie stick-wielding photo hunters. It’s not hard to see why, after all who wouldn’t want to take a selfie in front of a giant gold tree trunk?
Davie Street Rainbow Crosswalk
The Davie Street Rainbow Crosswalk can brighten up even the most boring of Instagram feeds.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge provides a beautiful view of Vancouver’s lush greenery. Whether you visit day or night, summer or winter, you are sure to get a spectacular shot.
The Woodward’s Building
The Woodward’s Building ‘W’ is an iconic urban landmark. What better place then to snap a stylish selfie?
Stanley Park Seawall
Sure you might look a bit like a tourist taking it, but there’s no denying that the Seawall is another obvious Vancouver selfie staple. With any number of photogenic stops to choose from; it makes the perfect combo of afternoon walk, and selfie photoshoot session.
English Bay is an amazing selfie spot, not only for its beautiful beach backdrop, but also for its artwork. The A-Maze-ing Laughter and Engagement sculptures make superbly unique photos.
Alley-Oop is the first of a new Vancouver initiative to revamp old alleyways into fun public spaces. Bright walls of pink and purple will make the perfect backdrop for your next #OOTD snap.
Parker Street Studios
The alley behind Parker Street Studios is a hidden gem for selfie photography in Vancouver. Located at 1000 Parker Street, this alley hosts a plethora of eclectic murals and graffiti style art.
Sun Yat-Sen Garden
Sun Yat-Sen Garden is the perfect place for a fairy-tale inspired selfie. It’ll look like you just stepped off the set of live-action Mulan!