Vancouver is the ideal place for walking, hiking, taking in the scenery and of course eating delicious food. Whether you’re a local or someone visiting the city, we’ve outlined some of the best places to hike, eat and relax in the city.
There’s no shortage of adventures for you to go on while in Vancouver. Take advantage of these fantastic spots:
Bike riding in Stanley Park
Take a ride around the seawall and enjoy the ocean, forests, beaches and clean, crisp air! You can bring your own bike, or rent a bike at one of the local bike rentals stores.
Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge
Head on over to North Vancouver for a short hike over bustling rapids and take a walk along the suspension bridge. Past the bridge, you’ll come across a 30-foot natural pool to dip your feet in. A perfect, short hike for the perfect summer day.
Take a romantic walk with your significant other and catch the sunset on the rocks overlooking the ocean at Lighthouse Park.
Take a dip in Mystery Lake found at the top of Mt. Seymour. After a short 15-minute hike from the parking lot of Mt. Seymour, a jump in the lake will be super refreshing.
An easy hike through a forest of dense Cedar and Douglas Fir trees will bring you to a great waterfall in the centre of the forest.
Vancouver has a plethora of interesting activities unique to the city. If you stumble across some of these unique places, be sure to go and check them out!
Vancouver TheatreSports League
The home of humour and amazing comedic acts! Watch performers battle with wit and laughs in this small, but intimate theatre located on Granville Island.
Vancouver Cat Cafe
Are you a friend of all felines? If so, head on over to Gastown and play with some adorable kittens and sip on lattes.
The Woods Studio
If you’re into local music, this is the place for you. What looks like an abandoned building in the daytime, turns into a live music venue at night.
Vancouver is full of delicious and unique places to eat. Try out some of our favourites:
Craving some carbs? Nook has a variety of delicious Italian-inspired meals.
Chef Vikram Vij has created an empire with Indian cuisine in Vancouver. It’s delicious and reasonably priced. Make sure to come early; they operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Looking for an authentic French food place? Look no further than Burrard Street!
Earnest Ice Cream
Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Head over to 2nd Street. Delicious and environmentally friendly, this ice cream won’t disappoint.
Comfort food at its finest. If you’re ever feeling some delicious homemade mac and cheese, or shepherd's pie, this is the place to go.