Stanley’s Park Adventure
It’s time to go to vacation! Are you a fan of natural destinations? Well, if you love nature DINKtravelers would like to invite you to Vancouver.
This Canadian city has two faces: First comes its reputation for rain. During November and December it rains almost everyday. That’s when you can plan a city escapade and visit museums, malls and cozy restaurants. However, during July and August the weather is dry and comfortable; ideal for outdoors activities. Besides, during summer you can also enjoy the late-evening sunshine that makes fun days last even longer!
Main Tourist Attractions in Vancouver
If you are an adventurer, you’ll definitely enjoy the activities and attractions of Vancouver. For example, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Cedar Mill & Headwaters Loop, Pacific Spirit Park and Grouse Grind are splendid locations for hikers. Also, Kitsilano Beach, Wreck Beach and Spanish Banks are ideal for relaxing. And in Deep Cove you can practice canoeing, kayaking and even playing golf.
Best activities in Stanley Park
If you’re thinking about clearing your mind and fighting stress, we’d like to highlight some of the activities that are available at Stanley Park, North East of downtown. The park covers an area of about 400-acres including a forest, a lake and a river. Once there, you might be able to photograph wild birds, squirrels and raccoons. This natural attraction has become a welcoming site for people who enjoy hiking, walking, swimming, having picnics, playing tennis and riding trains. It’s also the perfect place to see local landmarks like the Lost Lagoon, Siwash Rock, the Hollow Tree, Beaver Lake and Prospect Point. And after long mornings full of sports and leisure activities, you can satisfy your cravings at the local restaurants.
In case you’re wondering where you should go first during your visit to Stanley Park, allow us to say that if we had to choose one of our favorite spots it would be Seawall –a 22 km path (8.8 km are found inside Stanley Park while 13.8 km extend to the outside) that lines Vancouver’s waterfront. It’s perfect for walking, jogging, cycling and rollerblading since it goes from Coal Harbor to Kitsilano Beach Park. Our recommended activity to have a good workout while covering a greater distance is cycling. Even if you don’t have a bicycle, you needn’t worry. There’s a rental store where you can choose your favorite bicycle and go on a nice ride along great scenic views. You will see Lions Gate Bridge, Second Beach, Kitsilano Beach and even the city! During this splendid ride, we recommend dropping by Granville Island for lunch. There are restaurants, cafés, brewers and stores. However, if you’re a fan of local goods, don’t forget to visit the Public Market where you’ll find fresh-baked bugle bread, vegetables, salmon and sausages. And once you return from your ride, chill out with a freshly brewed beer! Enjoy your ride!