Outdoorsy Adventures In Vancouver

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If there is anything British Columbia is famous for its untouched natural beauty, and you don't have to travel far from the bustling metropolis of Vancouver to uncover some outdoorsy fun. From sandy beaches along rugged coastlines to snow-topped peaks and rich greenery- there is something for everyone in and around Vancouver Island. These are the most adventurous outdoorsy activities that we think would make for an excellent nature-focused itinerary in Vancouver.

Whistler Blackcomb, Sea to Sky Gondola, Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Lighthouse Park | West Vancouver, Sunset Beach Park, Stanley Park Seawall Path

  • Whistler Blackcomb in Whistler, Canada

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      One of North America's largest ski resorts, Whistler Blackcomb is a prime destination for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and all classic mountaintop outdoorsy fun. Whether you come during the height of ski season, or for a summer amongst quaint towns and gorgeous scenery- Whistler Blackcomb is easily one of the best destinations in British Columbia for outdoorsy fun.

  • Sea to Sky Gondola, Canada

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      Snowcapped peaks in the winter, gorgeous greenery in the summer, and stunning scenery in every direction; Sea to Sky Gondola connects the gorgeous nature of British Columbia. Along with plenty of other outdoorsy fun to enjoy in the area; hiking, camping, sightseeing, and more, Sea to Sky Gondola is a uniquely Vancouverian experience that should not be missed.

  • Grouse Mountain, Canada

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      Known as the "Peak of Vancouver" Grouse Mountain is one of the highest mountains in North America, offering hiking, skiing, and more. A full-day mountain experience, Grouse Mountain allows adventurous visitors to explore its vast nature, witness gorgeous mountaintop views, and uncover the untouched natural beauty of British Columbia.

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Canada

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      The Capilano Suspension Bridge isn't for those fearful of heights, but if you are brave enough to traverse the bridge, it is *so* worth it. Suspended above the Capilano River, there are endless rich greens below, fresh air, and a spirit of fun. At a length of bout 140m, the Capilano Suspension Bridge allows travelers to walk amongst ancient trees in the wilderness of British Columbia.

  • Lighthouse Park | West Vancouver, Canada

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      A hidden gem tucked away in a residential neighborhood of western Vancouver- Lighthouse Park is a well-maintained seaside park famed for its historic lighthouse. Adorned with gorgeous natural scenery, this park is an excellent chance to embrace the rugged coastline of British Columbia- with some of the province's most iconic ocean views.

  • Sunset Beach Park in Vancouver, Canada

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      Accurately named as one of the best sunset locations in the city, Sunset Beach invites travelers to Vancouver to experience the idyllic beach scenery of western Canada. Gorgeous rocky structures, sandy shores, and seawater combine for the ultimate beach day experience. Whether it's a stroll with your feet in the sand or a camp out beneath the stars, Sunset Beach is the perfect weekend getaway.

  • Stanley Park Seawall Path in Vancouver, Canada

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      Vancouver is home to the world's longest uninterrupted seafront path, the incredible Seawall. Following the perimeter of Stanley Park, the Seawall is made up of a stone wall that was constructed in order to prevent coastal erosion. Gorgeous forested areas, endless shimmering ocean, and more stunning natural scenery can be discovered at this adventurous destination.