Active in Vancouver

Since the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver has been synonymous with Canada. It has always been a top destination for tourists coming to Canada and the Olympics helped seal that top billing. From Vancouver you can explore other nearby British Columbia attractions like Vancouver Island and Whistler. It is a great city for energetic people to visit, as they will find activities to keep their mind and bodies challenged. Read any book or online travel guide and you will find that Canada travel tips always include things to do in Vancouver.

Some specific Vancouver travel tips are great to keep in mind so that your trip to this livable city is full and rewarding. Vancouver is a rainy city, especially from October to March, so if you don’t like the rain the best time to visit is July or August. The locals, in general, are fit and active so there are many bike paths and walking trails to discover. Stanley Park, the largest urban park in Canada, offers a path along the Seawall with great views of downtown Vancouver, Canada Place, North Shore Mountains and English Bay. While you are at the park you can play tennis, have a picnic on the beach or walk across Lions Gate Bridge. You could easily spend a day or two exploring the environs of the park.

Vancouver Skyline at Dusk
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If you want to see more of the nature Vancouverites take for granted, head to Grouse Mountain just 15 minutes from downtown. You can take the Skyride to the top of the mountain on one of Canada’s largest aerial tram systems. If you prefer to keep active there are several eco-walks available for you to discover Vancouver’s lush greenery in your own time. For the more adventurous the park offers mountain zipline rides.

If you let it, Vancouver will make you a more fit and healthier person than when you left home.

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