Calm Your Mind Outdoors Without Leaving Vancouver

VanDusen Garden Hedge maze in Vancouver

VanDusen Garden’s Elizabethan Hedge Maze. Photo: Destination BC/Grant Harder

Is your 2024 New Year’s resolution to lower your stress? You can escape the hustle and bustle of the city without leaving Vancouver. Head to one of these oases of calm to breathe in fresh air and unwind.

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Calm Your Mind Outdoors Without Leaving Vancouver

See These Christmas Light Displays Across Vancouver This December

Festival of Lights, Photo: Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

While we may be in the thick of the darkest days of Vancouver during the winter months, the holiday season brings along some of the brightest and most festive Christmas lights across the city. Check out four of the prettiest holiday-themed displays throughout December.

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See These Christmas Light Displays Across Vancouver This December

Nature Lover’s Guide to Vancouver

Stand-up paddleboarding in False Creek

Stand up paddle boarding in False Creek. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Tanya Goehring

Sandwiched between the mountains and the ocean, Vancouver is a city for nature lovers. From parks to wildlife watching, hiking, and more, there are plenty of outdoor activities to discover in Vancouver.

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Nature Lover’s Guide to Vancouver

5 Dreamy Vancouver-Area Lavender Farms to Visit in Summer 2023

A field of lavender at sunset

Photo: Leonard Cotte/Unsplash

Wander between rows of gorgeous purple blooms as the scent of lavender fills the air. It’s lavender season at these five Vancouver-area farms and gardens.

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5 Dreamy Vancouver-Area Lavender Farms to Visit in Summer 2023

Where to Enjoy Tulips in Vancouver in Spring 2023

A close up of red, pink, and white tulips.

Photo: Evan Qu/Unsplash

Tulips are one of the most colourful signs of spring in Vancouver as  they bloom in nearly every colour of the rainbow. You can enjoy these gorgeous flowers at tulip farms and gardens around Vancouver.

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Where to Enjoy Tulips in Vancouver in Spring 2023

5 Unique Experiences at Vancouver’s Gardens

Family exploring the hege maze at Van Dusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver

Family at the hedge maze at Van Dusen Botanical Garden. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Sombilon Studios

Vancouver’s gardens are an explosion of colour every spring. But flowers aren’t the only thing to see. You can walk a hedge maze, hang out with tropical birds, experience a tea ceremony, and more.

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5 Unique Experiences at Vancouver’s Gardens

Visit a Vancouver Area Lavender Farm This Summer

Fields of lavender at Lavenderland in Vancouver

Photo: Lavenderland

The scent of lavender is a sure sign that summer has arrived. These gorgeous purple flowers thrive in Vancouver’s climate. Wander through picturesque rows of blooming lavender at these Vancouver area farms and gardens.

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Visit a Vancouver Area Lavender Farm This Summer