10 Beautiful Places to Take a Walk around Vancouver

Trout Lake in Vancouver

Trout Lake. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Walking is a great way to improve your health and fitness while also getting to know Vancouver a bit better. From parks to gardens to beaches to architecture, there is so much to see while exploring on foot. Here are our picks for 10 beautiful places to take a walk around Vancouver.

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10 Beautiful Places to Take a Walk around Vancouver

Easy Bike Rides Around Vancouver

A group of cyclists on the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park.

Cycling on the Seawall in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Coast Mountain Photography

One of the best ways to see Vancouver is from the seat of a bike. Vancouver is a very bike-friendly city with kilometers of dedicated cycling paths and lanes. As a long-time Vancouver resident and cyclist, here are some of my favourite local bike routes. You can ride beside the ocean, through the forest or explore one of Vancouver’s unique neighbourhoods.

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Easy Bike Rides Around Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Stroll-Worthy Seawalls In The City

Coal Harbour Seawall | Photo: Alexis Burkill (Flickr)

Coal Harbour Seawall | Photo: Alexis Burkill (Flickr)

Vancouver is rich with walking paths that weave along the city’s waterfront, but many seawall strolls are kilometres long, often too far for little feet to trek. Here are 5 seawall walks that are perfect to tackle with toddlers in tow, and each one has a fun destination at the end of the path, to keep the kids in motion while the adults enjoy the views along the way.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Stroll-Worthy Seawalls In The City

Exploring Vancouver: The Stanley Park Seawall and Beyond

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Dima Sergiyenko visited Vancouver back in July and put together an awesome video showcasing what it’s like for visitors to make their way around Vancouver by bike and public transport.

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Exploring Vancouver: The Stanley Park Seawall and Beyond

The Best Places to Catch Rare Pokémon in Vancouver

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By Lenée Son

The Pokémon mania that swept the globe like wildfire in the ’90s is back with the release of mobile game, Pokémon Go.

Whether you’ve been playing since day one or you’ve just started your Pokémon journey to be the very best, here are the top locations in Vancouver you need to visit to catch’em all.

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The Best Places to Catch Rare Pokémon in Vancouver

Vancouver Date Idea: Rent a Tandem Bike

For thirteen years, I lived downtown, just steps from the Seawall and Stanley Park. On sunny days, I’d take my bike and ride around the Park, taking in the views and the happy people I passed by. I’d often see couples on bicycles built for two (tandem) and yearn for someone who would ride with me (cue the sympathy). It seemed like so much fun! It also seemed pretty tricky for someone as uncoordinated as me, but I was more than willing to give it a try.

Every spring/summer, I come up with a list of things I want to do or attend in the city before September rolls around again (eg go to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, suntan on Jericho Beach, have fish ‘n’ chips in Steveston, hike the Chief). This year, I told my boyfriend that we were going to rent a tandem bike at some point, and go cycling together. I can’t wait!

In preparation for our cycling adventure, I did some research on where to rent tandem bicycles in Vancouver. I also got some tips on how to ride one for a newbie like me.

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Vancouver Date Idea: Rent a Tandem Bike

Section of Stanley Park Seawall Closed for Repairs from Storm Damage

22674460238_51cd8a2cba_kStanley Park seawall lovers may need to find an alternate walking and biking route … at least for the next few weeks.

A stretch of Vancouver’s popular 9-kilometre seawall will be closed for repairs after crews discovered a partial collapse of a small section this week. The closure will affect the area extending from Lions Gate Bridge to Third Beach.

A flurry of recent storms – with high wind and strong waves – is being blamed for the damage. The area affected is exposed directly to the open ocean and suffers the brunt of abuse during surges.

This isn’t the first seawall closure in recent years. Last November, a large section of the Stanley Park seawall between English Bay and Lumbermen’s Arch was also closed because of damage from waves and logs.

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Section of Stanley Park Seawall Closed for Repairs from Storm Damage