TripAdvisor Ranks Stanley Park #1 in the World

Photo credit: InSapphoWeTrust | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: InSapphoWeTrust | Wikimedia Commons

It’s official.  Vancouver’s Stanley Park is the best park in the world.

Vancouver’s green jewel was named top park in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards, beating out heavyweights like New York’s Central Park and Paris’ Luxembourg Gardens.  Award winners were determined using an algorithm that measured the quantity and quality of user reviews submitted worldwide over a 12-month period.

At 400 hectares (1,000 acres), Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is North America’s third biggest park and attracts about 8 million visitors a year.  A stunning example of Pacific coastal rainforest, the park has more than 500,000 cedar, fir and hemlock trees and is almost completely surrounded by Pacific Ocean waters. Continue reading:
TripAdvisor Ranks Stanley Park #1 in the World

Bikes and Birthday Suits at the Vancouver Naked Bike Ride

Vancouver naked bike ride 2014

Image courtesy of the World Naked Bike Ride

This Saturday, June 14th cyclists are going as bare as they dare for the 2014 Vancouver Naked Bike Ride starting at noon at Sunset Beach. If biking in your birthday suit sparks your interest, you can join hundreds of happy naked cyclists as they tour the city in the buff.

From the shy to the bold, as bare as you dare means you could wear a scuba suit and still be able to participate in the free event.

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Bikes and Birthday Suits at the Vancouver Naked Bike Ride

Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver 2014 Schedule Announced!

free outdoor movies vancouver 2014

Image courtesy of Fresh Air Cinema

One of the best parts about summer in Vancouver is starting up again on Tuesday, July 8 with the return of Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver 2014! The annual summer tradition of free outdoor movies in Vancouver is returning to the Grand Lawn at Ceperley Meadow near Second Beach in Stanley Park – for nine nights at dusk, every Tuesday from July 8th to September 2nd, 2014.

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Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver 2014 Schedule Announced!

Bike This! Re-Discovering the Central Valley Greenway

Central Valley Greenway Vancouver

If you’re looking for a relatively flat, easy and fun bicycle ride in Vancouver, the Central Valley Greenway is the place to go. This 29km trail can take you from the heart of Downtown Vancouver to the peaceful, suburban city of New Westminster in a couple of hours of easy cruising.

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Bike This! Re-Discovering the Central Valley Greenway

Grouse Grind Opens Up for the 2014 Summer Hiking Season

Grouse Grind Hike 2014

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No visit to Vancouver is complete without a trip up the Peak of Vancouver, and for many visitors and locals alike, the best way to get up Grouse Mountain is by foot. The only way you can go about doing that is by conquering the Grouse Grind, Vancouver’s notoriously hard hiking trail that’ll get you sweating, cursing, and shaking your fist at the world.

This past long weekend, the Grouse Grind opened up for the season after weeks of maintenance. Often referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, the Grouse Grind is a great excuse for a workout in the woods.

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Grouse Grind Opens Up for the 2014 Summer Hiking Season