January 2023 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Stanley Park

Stanley Park Forest Trail

Forest trail in Stanley Park. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

When someone says Stanley Park, you probably think of the aquarium, seawall, and beaches. But many visitors miss the beautiful forested interior, perfect for hiking. This easy loop hike hits several gorgeous viewpoints between sections of picturesque rainforest.

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January 2023 Vancouver Hike of the Month: Stanley Park

Get Off the Beaten Path in Stanley Park

A beaver swimming amongst reeds

Beaver. Photo: Svetozar Cenisev/Unsplash

Tourists and locals flock to Stanley Park to enjoy famous landmarks like the Seawall, the Vancouver Aquarium, and the totem poles. But Stanley Park has lots of hidden gems waiting to be discovered if you get off the beaten path.

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Get Off the Beaten Path in Stanley Park

Relax and Rejuvenate with Forest Bathing in Vancouver

A couple walking in the forest in Stanley Park.

Walking in the forest in Stanley Park. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

Put down your phone and tune in to nature. The Japanese practice of forest bathing is scientifically proven to help relieve stress and improve health. Vancouver has an abundance of natural areas perfect for a relaxing and rejuvenating forest bathing session. #thisisvancouver

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Relax and Rejuvenate with Forest Bathing in Vancouver

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

17 Vancouver Area Parks with Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Outdoor fitness equipment at Hastings Park in Vancouver

Outdoor fitness equipment at Hastings Park in Vancouver. Photo: City of Vancouver/Twitter

Want to work out for free while enjoying the sunshine? Many Vancouver area parks have outdoor fitness equipment that will help your strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance.

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17 Vancouver Area Parks with Outdoor Fitness Equipment

10 Instagrammable Spring Locations Around Vancouver

VanDusen Garden in spring in Vancouver

VanDusen Botanical Garden Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Sombilon Studios

Vancouver is a colourful place in the spring. Flowers bloom in gardens and parks all over the city. If you want to capture the dreamy landscapes, head to one of these Instagrammable spring locations around Vancouver.

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10 Instagrammable Spring Locations Around Vancouver