Outdoor enthusiasts venture to Vancouver from all over the world because of its great-outdoors reputation. Whistler, Seymour and Grouse mountains attract skiers and snowboarders during the winter and mountain biking lovers and hikers during the summer months. Stanley Park offers a lovely green oasis in the middle of Vancouver and is a favorite amongst runners, walkers and cyclists that come to enjoy the Seawall and Stanley Park's trails.
If you're an active, thrill-seeking adventurer and you're coming to Vancouver, your first stop will be Grouse Mountain's, Grouse Grind. It's not for the faint of heart, but if you're up for a good work out that's rewarded with ridiculously amazing views, the Grind is going to be your best friend. During the winter months, Grouse, Cypress and Seymour give Vancouverites easy access to ski slopes that will keep you in tip-top shape.
Capilano Suspnsion Bridge isn't going to get you to break a sweat, but you will enjoy North Vancouver's forests and jaunt across the suspension bridge.
The beaches in Vancouver are all quite lovely and Jericho is a little further than the rest, but well worth the drive out through Kitsilano. The view of Vancouver's downtown core, the North shore mountains and Pacific ocean are worth the drive in itself.
Deep Cove is also a bit of a drive from Vancouver, but when you get there, you will feel like you're in a different world. It's quiet, calm, beautiful and the perfect afternoon getaway from the busy city. There are quite a number of hiking trails to take advantage of while you're there, and you can also rent kayaks.
6400 Nancy Greene Way
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1515 Discovery Street
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Stanley Park Causeway
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Stanley Park Causeway Road
(Outside of Stanley Park)