Vancouver, British Columbia

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  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Sunset Beach Park

    4.0
    This is a great place for families to relax at.  You can kayak or paddle the calm water.  There is a paved path running along the beach that is great for jogging, biking, and dog walking. Benches line the park and beach, making it easy to take breaks when needed.  This is also where a lot of ferr...
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Run the Stanley Park Seawall

    4.6
    7.5 mi
    Start at either end of Stanley Park, running directly along the pacific ocean on the seawall path. I prefer to run from Coal Harbour to south towards English Bay - a better view, and you can stop at sunset beach for a post-run drink!
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Photograph the Lions Gate Bridge

    3.7
    Park at the parking lot at Prospect point in Stanley Park to begin your photography adventure. The first photo opp is from the walkway on the Lions Gate, at about the middle of the bridge and looking to the left towards the Seawall. This is the perfect sunset spot.Once it gets dark, head to the b...
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore Wreck Beach

    4.0
    Located on UBC Vancouver campus, Wreck Beach is the only nude beach in Canada. It is a popular destination for students and the public, and is home to the best sunsets seen in Vancouver.To get to the beach, there is a descent of approximately 500 stairs, so be cautious - going down means having t...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Capilano Suspension Bridge

    3.8
    This is a great place to visit to get a feeling for the outdoors of Canada. The bridge is a little scary when a lot of people are walking across, but it is well worth the look. Measuring 140 m (460 ft) long, the bridge crosses over the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British C...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Swim at the Lynn Canyon Swimming Hole

    4.5
    0.6 mi / 50 ft gain
    From the last field at inter city park, continue walking down the road to the Lynn Canyon trail. Follow the trail up the wooden boardwalks and to the first open area on the trail. When you can see the creek to your left, head down to the creek. To get to this particular swimming hole, you will ha...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Up Brothers Creek Loop

    4.3 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    The directions to get to this location are a bit scattered as you need to weave through the upper streets of the British Properties. Driving Instructions If you are coming along Highway #1, take the Taylor Way exit and turn right (coming from the east) or left (coming from the west) onto Taylor W...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Photograph the Cleveland Dam

    4.0
    Once you park in the parking lot near the dam, its fairly easy to tell where it is, and how to get there.  The awesome spillway looks like one of the worlds most dangerous slides, (don't slide down it), and Capilano Lake and the peaks of the Lions make for a great backdrop in North Vancouver.  Ph...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

    4.4
    Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge spans Lynn Canyon and is located near the popular Lynn Headwaters Park.  To get there, exit the Trans Canada Highway onto Lynn Valley Road.  Shortly after passing through the centre of the Lynn Valley community, turn right onto Peters Rd.  This road will turn into "P...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike the Lynn Canyon Loop

    4.4
    4 mi
    The Lynn Canyon Loop is a 5km trail that takes you up through the dense forest before looping back along the rushing water of the river.There are several trail systems throughout Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, that cater to every ability. Depending on what you're looking for, Lynn Canyon can prov...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Rice Lake

    3.4
    Walk down Rice Lake Road, cross the bridge, and follow the pathway towards the park ranger buildings. Past the buildings you will find a gravel path going into the trees, which will take you towards a fence beside the trail. Continue on the path towards the lake, while the trees and moss along th...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Bike the Seymour Valley Trailway & Old Growth Trail

    12.4 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    Head over to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and hop on your two-wheeler to enjoy this stunning 20k ride.  Your ride will begin at the trailhead, where hikers walk off to rice lake. Stay off to the right, where there is an obvious bike path (2 paved lanes). This trail will take you ~11kms ...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Crown Mountain

    5.0
    6.1 mi / 1263.1 ft gain
    You can take the gondola up Grouse Mountain and then hike from there which roughly takes around 5 hrs at a decent pace. The hike is a hard one that is a lot of up and down and a fair bit of climbing.You can start at the top of the Skyride on Grouse Mountain, follow the paved path to the grizzly b...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Grouse Mountain

    4.7
    2.7 mi / 705 ft gain
    A 25 minute drive outside of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a great escape from the city for a myriad of winter activities. If you can swallow the pricey ticket for the gondola ride and accompanying activities at the top, you’ll be welcomed by spectacular views with relatively little effort. Whet...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Explore Lighthouse Park

    4.5
    To get to Lighthouse Park, head westbound along Marine Drive in West Vancouver. As Marine Drive continues past little shops and businesses, it will begin to narrow and the road will wind around the coastline. Continue past Caufield Cove Marina and watch for the Lighthouse Park sign on your left. ...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike to Norvan Falls

    4.3
    8.7 mi
    The trail starts in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. This is a fantastic day hike that give you just enough of a challenge but isn't too long. It's about 14km to the norvan waterfalls and back ( 7km each way) and it totally work the walk. There is very minimal gain on this hike. The first bit of th...
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