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

Skateboard Friendly – Vancouver’s Best Skateboard Parks

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View from Kensington Skateboard Park Photo: Rob Weiss

True Confessions. I have never been on a skateboard. I will likely never attempt to skateboard, yet the sheer athletic ability and talent of Vancouver’s young skateboarders drew me to the local skate parks to learn about the sport and this unique community of athletes. With my heart in my mouth, I watched countless young men and women twist, turn, plummet, jump, fall and manoeuvre their way through man made concrete jungles. Effortlessly, skilled riders landed tricks with ease and confidence while younger, inexperienced boarders tenaciously worked at perfecting their craft.

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Skateboard Friendly – Vancouver’s Best Skateboard Parks

Indoor Fitness Alternatives in Vancouver – Part III

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We’re back with the final instalment of our Indoor Fitness Alternatives series. If you missed Part I and Part II, give them a read before checking out Part III. 

Gymnastics
Gymnastics is a great workout for kids and adults alike. Though gymnastics is a sport that requires strength and flexibility, you don’t need to be able to bend in half to try gymnastics for the first time. Over time, gymnastics can help improve your physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, balance, and grace, as well as keeping you limber and in great shape. Adult gymnastics classes are offered at Phoenix Gymnastics and Flicka Gymnastics (along with programs for kids), while kids can also try gymnastics at Kitsilano Gymnastics, Britannia Community Services Centre, and Renfrew Park Community Centre in Vancouver.

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Indoor Fitness Alternatives in Vancouver – Part III