I’m definitely letting my geek show through here, but this H.R. MacMillan Space Centre looks really cool. And it’s free! And non-profit! It’s all about bringing the wonders of space to regular Earth folk like you and me. And an added bonus is that it’s a really good rainy-day alternative. Lots of things I want to see and do in Vancouver are going to be outside, so it’s good to have some indoor options! The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre boasts rocket engines (which would be quite the haul for any towing company), a replica of the space station, a planetarium, and astronomy shows. The Gordon MacMillan Southam observatory, located right nest to the Space Centre, has a half-metre Cassegrain telescope through which you can get up close and personal with the skies around Vancouver.