9 Scenic Coastal Strolls in Vancouver

People on the False Creek Seawall near the Cambie Street Bridge

False Creek Seawall. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

Spot wildlife, enjoy the views, and breathe in the salty air as you stroll along the ocean. Here are nine places to go for a scenic coastal stroll in Vancouver.

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9 Scenic Coastal Strolls in Vancouver

Best Places to Enjoy Snowy Mountain Views in Vancouver

View of the North Shore Mountains from the Stanley Park Seawall.

View of the mountains from Jericho Beach. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Andy Mons

Vancouver is a gorgeous city, but it is extra spectacular when snow blankets the nearby mountains. Here are the best places to enjoy snowy mountain views.

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Best Places to Enjoy Snowy Mountain Views in Vancouver

10 Ways to Get Outdoors in Downtown Vancouver

Cyclists on the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver

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

You don’t have to go far in Vancouver to experience nature. In fact, you can hike, bike, run, paddle, watch for wildlife, and more without leaving the downtown core.

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10 Ways to Get Outdoors in Downtown Vancouver

12 Fun Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver on Winter Break 2021/22

Sledding at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Sledding at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Grouse Mountain

Winter Break is a great time to get outdoors and explore nature in Vancouver. Choose from snowy activities like skiing and snowshoeing, holiday fun, hikes, and lots more. Use our picks for the best things to do outdoors in Vancouver on winter break to plan your adventures.

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12 Fun Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver on Winter Break 2021/22

7 Places to Walk a Section of The Great Trail Around Vancouver

View of the Pitt River from the Pitt River Regional Greenway

The view of the Pitt River from the Pitt River Regional Greenway. Photo: Pitt River Regional Greenway/Metro Vancouver Parks

Fully connected in 2017, The Great Trail stretches across Canada from Victoria to Newfoundland, and north to the Arctic Ocean. You may not have time to walk the enitre length, but the route passes right through Vancouver, so you can walk a section of The Great Trail close to home.

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7 Places to Walk a Section of The Great Trail Around Vancouver

10 Best Places to Go for a Run Around Vancouver

A runner on the seawall in Stanley Park

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Vancouver is a great city for running, with lots of great views and traffic-light-free routes. In face, Runkeeper named it one of the best cities for running in North America! You can run through quiet neighbourhoods, next to the ocean, around lakes, or through the forest. Here are our picks for the best places to go for a run around Vancouver.

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10 Best Places to Go for a Run Around Vancouver

Best Kid-Friendly Bike Rides Around Vancouver

Cyclists on the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver

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

Vancouver has lots of flat, car-free cycling paths that are perfect for a family outing. Ride next to the ocean, cruise through the forest, or bike through the heart of the city. Our guide to the best kid-friendly bike rides around Vancouver also includes pitstops along the way that little cyclists will love. (Think playgrounds, picnic areas, and places to get treats.)

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Best Kid-Friendly Bike Rides Around Vancouver