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

Most Instagrammable Fall Locations around Vancouver

A couple enjoys fallen leaves at a Vancouver Park

Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang

Fall in Vancouver is spectacular as pumpkin patches open, botanical gardens transition to autumn colours, and trees all over the city light up in hundreds of shades of yellow, orange, and red.  If you want to capture the magic, head to one of these incredibly Instagrammable fall locations around Vancouver.

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Most Instagrammable Fall Locations around Vancouver

Best Places to See Fall Colours around Vancouver

Fall colours at Trout Lake in Vancouver

Fall colours at Trout Lake. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Autumn is a spectacular time in Vancouver as the weather cools down and the leaves change colour. The bold pockets of red, orange and yellow leaves stand out against the blanket of evergreen trees. Here are our picks for the best places to see fall colours around Vancouver.

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Best Places to See Fall Colours around Vancouver

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

Where to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in Vancouver

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of Indigenous peoples’ culture and heritage in Canada. There are many events planned across the country; here are a few in Vancouver, including an outdoor celebration at an East Van park, a documentary film and Indigenous dance performances. Continue reading:
Where to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in Vancouver

Where to Swim in a Lake Near Vancouver This Summer

Swimming at Lost Lake

Swimming at Lost Lake in Whistler. Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Andrew Strain

There’s nothing better than cooling off in a lake on a hot summer day. With lots of lakes near Vancouver, you have lots of freshwater swimming options. Here are some of the best swimming lakes near Vancouver, from the Sea to Sky region to the Fraser Valley.

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Where to Swim in a Lake Near Vancouver This Summer

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive

Commercial Drive is colourful and culturally rich (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic).

Culturally rich and alive with energy, Commercial Drive – better known to Vancouverites as The Drive – boasts 22 blocks packed with quaint boutiques, eclectic restaurants, live music and performance bars, theatres, cafes, specialty food shops and bakeries, as well as Vancouver’s officially designated Little Italy.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive