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Whether you prefer to discover by foot, bike, car or boat, interesting neighbourhoods, gardens, parks and activities are around every corner.
The City of Vancouver is quite cosmopolitan and is a mix of many multicultural groups. Because the city is multicultural, it's also multilingual on an unofficial level. Its people speak many different languages and many follow the traditions of their native lands, sometimes
The great outdoors is easily accessible with plenty of city beaches, nearby islands, and boat cruises and campsites a plenty.
For an urban explorer, areas like Kitsilano, Commercial Drive and Gastown are full of interesting boutiques, public spaces, galleries and restaurants.
Vancouver’s beautiful parks connect the urban setting with nature’s glory. Queen Elizabeth Park is renowned for its picturesque seasonal gardens and begs for a romantic picnic. Pack a delicious basket with a flask of hot chocolate, and then explore the park for the ideal spot to savour the spread. Alternately, share a delightful meal at Seasons in the Park, a panoramic restaurant that overlooks the gardens and beyond.
If you prefer to be more active, go for a bike ride along Vancouver’s scenic seawall. Rent two bikes, or better yet, a tandem bike from one of several bike shops near the intersection of Denman and Georgia streets. Enter the bike path through Stanley Park and follow the tranquil seawall that leads to English Bay. As you reach the first stretch of beaches, look upwards to your left. Tucked away there is the cozy Teahouse Restaurant, a fantastic brunch spot with an airy patio.
Looking for a little adventure to spice up your days of sightseeing? Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, with an active, outdoorsy population, Vancouver is full of activities for those who want to enjoy life to its fullest.
Outdoorsman will love the opportunities to fish, hike and camp, athletes will dig the abundance of golf courses, watersports, and bike and running trails, and families will learn to compromise over whale-watching in the morning, and suspension bridges in the afternoon.