Places to see around Vancouver

Walking along the Stanley Park seawall is really beautiful

There are many lovely parks around the lower mainland

There are so many great places to walk in Vancouver, this great site  lists many of them!

Just about an hour East of the city of Vancouver is a fabulous native interpretation centre called Xa:ytem in Mission. Lots of hands on activites.

You could take the Albion ferrie (a free 10 minute ride) accross the river to Fort Langley
which was a Hudson’s Bay Trading Post. The village of Fort Langley is a great place to have lunch and there are some lovely antique and craft shops.

Grouse Mountain also has a beautiful gondola ride (expensive but worth it) The view of the city is spectacular from there on a clear day.

Lynn Canyon suspension bridge and nature centre. This is a free activity and there are some lovely hiking trails across the bridge.

Reifel Bird Sanctuary is another lovely place to walk and quite different from the mountainous spots

Lynn Headwaters Park has some great hiking trails. Be sure to check the site and read the advisories about the wildlife (black bears spotted last week!)

On a rainy day You might want to check out Science World

Depending on how you feel about wildlife in captivity there is the Vancouver Aquarium which has belugas, otters, dolphins.

You might consider a whale-watching tour to see some of these animals in there natural habitat.This site has some excellent resources for Vancouver Island.

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