Vancouver in a Day: Springtime in Vancouver

Looking for some adventure? You’ve come to the right city. No matter what time of year, when you start your day in Vancouver, it can take you anywhere.

Situated on Vancouver’s North Shore, Grouse Mountain is a quick drive from downtown Vancouver and full of things to do and see for the adventure seeker, the nature lover and everyone in between. Depending on the season, you’ll can choose from a dizzying array of activities, including skiing, snow boarding, snow shoeing, snow limousine, hiking, paragliding, helicopter tours, bird watching and even bear spotting if you’re lucky.

As we found out, the zip line is open year-round, even after a meter of fresh snow. You’ll definitely satiate your adrenaline rush here and manage to catch some fantastic views of the city at the same time. For more information, visit

There’s no doubt that scooters and a sunny Vancouver spring afternoon are a match made in heaven. In late March and early April, the ornamental cherry and plum trees here are in full blossom, along with old-growth magnolias and rhododendrons. Try to time a spring trip so you can catch the Cherry Blossom Festival:

Companies like Cycle BC ( rent scooters, motorcycles and pedal/electric bicycles to visitors and locals alike. It’s a great way to see the city first hand, so don’t forget your driver’s license at home. For our scooter trip, we visited Kitsilano, Jericho Beach, the Burrard Street Bridge, Downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour, the West End and Stanley Park.

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