List of Things to Do in Vancouver

List of Things to Do in Vancouver
The jewel of British Columbia, Vancouver is the largest city in western Canada and a destination for tourists, artists and filmmakers. There are also a number of opportunities just outside the city. The outdoor activities range from cycling and backpacking to rock climbing. Vancouver is also home to a wonderful park system that provides welcome respites to urban dwellers looking for a bit of green scenery.

Whytecliff Park

SCUBA diving may not seem like a typical Canadian recreational activity, but Whytecliff Park tells a different story. The water may be cold, but the sights are worth it. The park is built around a small cove that keeps the water gentle. Some of the sights include crabs, rock formations and seals.

Whytecliff Park
7120 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
V7W 2T3 Canada
(604) 921-6308

Stanley Park Seawall

A little more than six miles of trail run along the outside border of this outstanding downtown park. The park itself is over a square mile, making it larger than Central Park. The Seawall is used by nearly 3 million people every year, making it one of the city's most popular destinations for bikers, walkers, runners and in-line skaters.

Stanley Park
Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC
V6G Canada‎
(604) 696-5031

Walk The Lions

The Lions is one of the most popular trails in Vancouver. While not the easiest hike in the area, the climax is rewarding. The hike takes approximately four hours, with a several thousand foot ascent. At the summit you'll find an extraordinary view that takes in both Howe Sound to one side and downtown Vancouver to the other.

Capilano Salmon Hatchery

A working fish hatchery, the Capilano is administered by the government in order to maintain salmon populations. Although a practical facility, visiting the Capilano can be a fascinating experience. From the hatchery to the fish ladders, visitors can expect to see a wonderful variety of life and plenty of information. The best times to visit are from August to November.

Capilano Salmon Hatchery
4500 Capilano Park Road
North Vancouver, B.C. V7R 4L3
(604) 666-1790

Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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