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5 Things to do near Vancouver if you love the outdoors

Whether you’re looking for some peace & quiet or a few adrenaline rushing activities – we’ve got you covered!

Planning a trip to the west coast? Don’t waste all your precious time inside. Here’s a handy list of the top outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver!

Stanley Park If you’re looking for an all-in-one adventure, Stanley Park’s got it all! Grab a friend and attempt a bike ride around the seawall, then check out the aquarium, the golf course, botanical gardens, tennis courts and more! With 1,000 acres to explore, we doubt you’ll run out of fun things to do.

Grouse Mountain Often referred to as “The Peak of Vancouver,” Grouse Mountain is a year-round must-see for Tourists and Locals alike! Feeling brave? Try the Grouse Grind, a nearly 2-mile hiking trail that leads you up 2830 stairs to spectacular views. Of course, for any visitor that forgets their hiking shoes, there’s also the option to take a scenic gondola ride up the mountain. This brings you up to a whopping 2800 ft!

Capilano Suspension Bridge Are you afraid of heights? Now’s the time to find out! The Capilano Suspension Bridge, located just a 20-minute drive from Vancouver’s downtown core, is 230 feet high and runs 450 feet across the Capilano River. This is an experience that any adventure lover won’t want to miss out on!

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden Looking for a day of peace and quiet? The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden will offer just that! Located in the Chinatown area of Vancouver, this is the first Chinese garden built outside of China. Using rare plants and prized rocks, this garden is a true treasure in the heart of the city!

Hit up one of Vancouver’s iconic Food Trucks! Nothing ends a day of outdoor fun like a delicious plate from one of our favourite food trucks! There’s a feast load of options around the city and something to try for everyone! For all our Taco lovers out there, try Tacofino, masters of the Californian Baja Style Taco. Not feeling Tacos? Try Mr. Bannock, Vancouver’s popular food truck serving Indigenous cuisine using fresh local ingredients. We’re sure you’ll find something for even the pickiest eaters!

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