Hit the Beach in Vancouver

English Bay Beach in Vancouver

English Bay Beach. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

Perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a beach city and you’ll find tons of ways to relax and rejuvenate on the water. #thisisvancouver

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Hit the Beach in Vancouver

10 Destination-Worthy Skateboard Parks Around Vancouver

UBC Skate Park in Vancouver

UBC Skate Park. Photo: Newline Skateparks

Vancouver has a long history of skateboard culture with the first dedicated skate parks opening in the late 1970s. Today the region is home to dozens of skate parks. Here are our picks for 10 you won’t want to miss.

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10 Destination-Worthy Skateboard Parks Around Vancouver

10 Things to Do Outdoors in Vancouver on Victoria Day Weekend 2022

Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver/VanDusen Gardens

Victoria Day weekend is a great time to get outside as the cooler spring weather transitions to summer temperatures (fingers crossed!) Here are our picks for the best things to do outdoors in Vancouver on the 2022 holiday weekend.

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10 Things to Do Outdoors in Vancouver on Victoria Day Weekend 2022

Discover Botanical Treasures Itinerary

On the West Coast and situated in the embrace of mountains and forest, Vancouver’s abundant natural wonders set it apart from anywhere else in the world. Within the city, visitors can experience the area’s unique parks and wilderness, from wandering amongst old growth trees to exploring extensive gardens. From trail to table, it’s only natural that the biodiversity of the region is also celebrated in the local cuisine, with plant-forward and sustainable restaurants throughout the city. Get wild this weekend and discover Vancouver’s botanical treasures. Continue reading:
Discover Botanical Treasures Itinerary

Find Your Centre in Vancouver

Cyclists on the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver

Cyclists and walkers on the Stanley Park Seawall. Photo: Destination BC/Heath Moffatt

It’s easy to experience British Columbia’s natural beauty without leaving Vancouver. Relax and rejuvenate with a visit to one of the city’s gardens and parks. They provide the perfect escape from the urban hustle and bustle. #thisisvancouver

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Find Your Centre in Vancouver

9 Ways to Get Outdoors in North Vancouver

The Lions from Cleveland Dam

View of The Lions from Cleveland Dam. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Kazutoshi Yoshimura

North Vancouver is known as an outdoorsy city, which isn’t a surprise since it is nestled on the slopes of the North Shore Mountains, and filled with forested neighbourhoods. Here are nine ways to have fun outdoors in North Vancouver.

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9 Ways to Get Outdoors in North Vancouver

May 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Stawamus Chief

Hikers on the top of the Stawamus Chief near Vancouver

View from the top of The Stawamus Chief. Photo: Destination BC/Ben Girardi

The Stawamus Chief in Squamish is a great spring hike since it takes you to a summit with great views, but it’s low enough to avoid snow. This guide has all the info you need to tackle this tough trail.

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May 2022 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Stawamus Chief