Vancouver Off The Beaten Path

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  • Lynn Canyon, Vancouver

    1. Lynn Canyon

    Lynn Canyon Park is free entry so if you don't want to pay out to go to Capilano suspension bridge this is a much cheaper trip. I liked the park especially the moss covered trees which I thought were...

  • Jericho Beach & Spanish Banks, Vancouver

    2. Jericho Beach & Spanish Banks

    During my past three stays with in Laws, i have had the opportunity to stretch my legs and walk off some of the extra cholesterol from Dim Sums and Cantonese restaurant meals. From across the West...

  • Steveston, Vancouver

    3. Steveston

    I took the trip out to Steveston not knowing much about the area, but having a recommendation from a work colleague. To get there I took a 98 bus to Richmond Centre bus exchange, and then a second bus...

  • Wreck Beach, Vancouver

    4. Wreck Beach

    One of my favorite beaches in the world because the sub-culture and community that it embraces and its location in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia. For the years that I lived in the area it...

  • Sea to Sky Highway, Vancouver

    5. Sea to Sky Highway

    Porteau Cove Provincial Park is situated on the most southerly fjord in North America just 38 km north of Vancouver, and features waterfront campsites with a view over Howe Sound to the mountains...

  • Cleveland Dam, Vancouver

    6. Cleveland Dam

    Most people will miss the entrance to the parking lot. Unless they know the existence of this dam, they will drive by it on the way to Capilano Suspension Bridge without knowing it. Built in 1954, the...

  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    7. University of British Columbia

    UBC is a massive university campus located at the western tip of Vancouver on Point Grey. It's easy to get to from downtown Vancouver. Take the UBC bus #4 or #17 and it gets you there directly in 25...

  • Bowen Island, Vancouver

    8. Bowen Island

    A nice day-trip from Vancouver is over to Bowen Island, there is a nice bed and breakfast there and a few shops. It's very relaxing to just wander around and do a little beach combing. Plus it's...

  • Burnaby, Vancouver

    9. Burnaby

    Deer Lake Park is one of those beautiful parks that are enjoyable to visit any time of the year. We live fairly close to this park and I hadn't been here for a very long time. Since then we do go...

  • Stanley Park, Vancouver

    10. Stanley Park

    While cutting across the park to get into our parking lot, I found out that there is a World War I Memorial between Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium. This monument is in lasting memory of the...

  • Port Moody, Vancouver

    11. Port Moody

    Buntzen Lake is a man made reservoir for the purpose of hydro-electricity. As it is near communities, a lot of efforts have been made to make it a recreationnal environment. You can canoe, hike, bike,...

  • The Rockies, Vancouver

    12. The Rockies

    This is a definitely MUST for anyone who comes this way, ie. THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. One of the most scenic sights in the whole wide world!!! I love MORRAINE LAKE (as pictured)! It's one of the most...

  • Greater Vancouver Zoo, Vancouver

    13. Greater Vancouver Zoo

    The Greater Vancouver Zoo is the only zoo in the Vancouver region. For the longest time it was called the "Game Farm", so many locals will still refer to it as such. Located out in the rolling...

  • Richmond Night Market, Vancouver

    14. Richmond Night Market

    If you want to feel like you've stepped out of North America and onto the Asian continent, the Richmond Night Market is your place. While it only occurs during the summer months (from June up until...

  • Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver

    15. Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

    A 55 acre garden featuring plants from far and wide includung west coast natives and Canada's largest collections of rhododendrons. It is beautifully landscaped with a maze, waterfalls, ponds and...

  • Vancouver Island, Vancouver

    16. Vancouver Island

    Great place to go in any other season besides WINTER!!! There's nothing to really see. it's great during the other months because all flowers are in bloom. Take a boat from Vancouver to Victoria....

  • Grouse Mountain, Vancouver

    17. Grouse Mountain

    Grouse mountain is located in North Vancouver and is a great place to view Vancouver. There are two ways of getting up to the top. One is an enclosed gondola that takes you up to the top liquidity...

  • Whistler & Blackcomb, Vancouver

    18. Whistler & Blackcomb

    Whistler is the famous ski resort in the Coast Mountain range (not the Rockies), located about a 2 hour drive north of Vancouver. As a result, it makes for an easy day trip or weekend getaway from...

  • New Westminster, Vancouver

    19. New Westminster

    Are you looking for a good place to browse a lot of antique shops all in one go? Have you been to Main Street in Vancouver but felt overwhelmed by the large spaces between the shops and underwhelmed...

  • Cypress Mountain, Vancouver

    20. Cypress Mountain

    It you are visiting Vancouver in the winter months and you want to try an outdoor activity that is easy to pick-up I highly recommend cross country skiing on Cypress mountain. If you have never been...

  • Golden Ears Provincial Park, Vancouver

    21. Golden Ears Provincial Park

    Golden Ears Provincial Park is located 50 km East of Vancouver. You will start seeing indication from Hwy 7 in Maple Ridge. In the park, you can launch a boat, rent a canoe, have a picnic, take a...

  • Chilliwack, Vancouver

    22. Chilliwack

    I stayed in Chilliwack, at the house of a friend, and that house was a milk farm. The town is about 100 km east of Vancouver and 20 km off the U.S. border. Please check my Chilliwack travelogue for...

  • Mount Seymour, Vancouver

    23. Mount Seymour

    It's one of the mountains you see north of Vancouver. The one to the right. you need a car, or a bike, or both as it is a mecca for mountain bikers. Go up the hill, watch for deers or perhaps black...

  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Gardens, Vancouver

    24. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Gardens

    The Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is said to be the first of its kind built outside of China. The peace and tranquility one experiences inside the garden is in stark contrast to the frenetic...

  • Fort Langley, Vancouver

    25. Fort Langley

    Most people would assume that Vancouver has always been the most important city in this region, however, Fort Langley was once the only European settlement on the banks of the Fraser River... well...

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