Get Outside

Known as Canada’s most outdoorsy province, British Columbia is a true paradise for nature lovers. You don’t even need to leave the city to experience nature. Surrounded by mountains and an expansive coastline, you can hike, bike, kayak, and whale watch all in one day.

Explore outdoors and hike alongside a turquoise clear lake with mountain views in Vancouver, BC
On a canoe in Vancouver seeing stunning buildings from the water.

Minoru Park | 1 km
A peaceful oasis featuring walking trails and more in the heart of Richmond’s city centre

Larry Berg Flight Path Park | 4 km
Plane watch & picnic at the end of the south runway of Vancouver International Airport

West Dyke Recreational Trail | 6 km
A six-kilometre, family-friendly trail along Fraser River 

Whale watching | 8 km
View orcas, seals, porpoises and sea lions during spotting season from April to October

Garry Point Park | 8 km
Large waterfront park at the southwest tip of Richmond, close to Steveston Village

Iona Beach Regional Park | 10 km
Known for its long beach, this regional park is a mecca for thousands of migrating birds

False Creek | 14 km
Run, bike or walk along the seawall with views of the North Shore mountains

Kitsilano Beach | 14 km
One of the city’s most popular beaches offering panoramic views of downtown Vancouver

Stanley Park | 17 km
400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest with views of water, mountains & majestic trees

Capilano Suspension Bridge | 23 km
140-metre simple suspension bridge 70 metres above the Capilano River

Grouse Mountain | 27 km
Known for its ski resort, this 4,039-peak also features summer hiking and sports