7 Indoor Activities for Outdoor Lovers in Vancouver

A couple enjoys Flyover Canada

Photo: FlyOver Canada

While many Vancouverites like to go hiking in the rain, many choose to stay indoors on wet days. But you can still enjoy outdoorsy activities like rock climbing, wildlife viewing, mushroom picking, and more while staying inside. Here are our picks for the best indoor activities for outdoor lovers in Vancouver.

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7 Indoor Activities for Outdoor Lovers in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Best Rainy Day Haunts

Where to head on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC

Step into summer at the Bloedel Conservatory. Photo: John Lee

The following article was contributed by Vancouver travel writer and Lonely Planet author John Lee (@johnleewriter)

Autumn in Vancouver can be a minefield of rainy days. In fact, locals rarely leave home at this time of year without umbrellas, waterproof layers or – more likely – a permanent belief that sun is just around the corner (which it often is).

But the Wet Coast doesn’t simply grind to a halt when precipitation hits. The city is crammed like an overstuffed Wellington boot with great places to shelter from annoying deluges – including one that’s a blood-warming echo of balmy tropical climes. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Best Rainy Day Haunts