No matter the time of year, Vancouver is an outdoor enthusiast's playground. From skiing and hiking to biking and beaching, there's something for everyone.
Grouse Mountain is one of the most popular outdoor attractions in Vancouver and that's for a good reason, too. With activities to do all year long, Grouse Mountain's doors are always open for a little action in the great outdoors. During the summer months, test your endurance by hiking up the Grouse Grind. Make sure you're dressed properly and have appropriate foot attire because once you start ascending the hike, it's not advisable you try to descend it. Water is also essential when hiking the Grind.
Capilano Suspension Bridge and Regional Park is the North Shore's magical escape from the city. It boasts beautifully creative Totem Poles, First Nations art and the fascinating story of how and when the original suspension bridge was erected.
For those sun-filled days, lazing around on a beach seems like the most ideal thing to do. Lacarno and Jericho beaches are sandy oasis' that offer a relaxing reprieve from the bustle of downtown Vancouver.
Stanley Park offers the quintessential Vancouver experience, and can be explored for many hours. In the park you can enjoy trails, an aquarium, beaches, a pool and water park.
If the perfect getaway is somewhere that the outdoors reign supreme, Vancouver is the place for you to visit and these attractions will get you started off on the right foot.