Vancouver Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Vancouver

  • 1. Lynn Canyon

    Why would you pay over $30 per person to go to a beautiful, forested area with a suspension bridge when Lynn Canyon sits about the same distance from the city and can be reached by public...

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  • 2. Jericho Beach & Spanish Banks

    During my past three stays with in Laws, i have had the opportunity to stretch my legs and walk off some of the extra cholesterol from Dim Sums and Cantonese restaurant meals. From across the West...

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  • 3. Steveston

    I took the trip out to Steveston not knowing much about the area, but having a recommendation from a work colleague. To get there I took a 98 bus to Richmond Centre bus exchange, and then a second bus...

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  • 4. Wreck Beach

    One of my favorite beaches in the world because the sub-culture and community that it embraces and its location in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia. For the years that I lived in the area it...

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  • 5. Sea to Sky Highway

    Porteau Cove Provincial Park is situated on the most southerly fjord in North America just 38 km north of Vancouver, and features waterfront campsites with a view over Howe Sound to the mountains...

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  • 6. University of British Columbia

    UBC is a massive university campus located at the western tip of Vancouver on Point Grey. It's easy to get to from downtown Vancouver. Take the UBC bus #4 or #17 and it gets you there directly in 25...

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  • 7. Bowen Island

    A nice day-trip from Vancouver is over to Bowen Island, there is a nice bed and breakfast there and a few shops. It's very relaxing to just wander around and do a little beach combing. Plus it's...

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  • 8. Stanley Park

    While cutting across the park to get into our parking lot, I found out that there is a World War I Memorial between Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium. This monument is in lasting memory of the...

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  • 9. Richmond Night Market

    If you want to feel like you've stepped out of North America and onto the Asian continent, the Richmond Night Market is your place. While it only occurs during the summer months (from June up until...

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  • 10. Cleveland Dam

    Most people will miss the entrance to the parking lot. Unless they know the existence of this dam, they will drive by it on the way to Capilano Suspension Bridge without knowing it. Built in 1954, the...

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  • 11. Port Moody

    Buntzen Lake is a man made reservoir for the purpose of hydro-electricity. As it is near communities, a lot of efforts have been made to make it a recreationnal environment. You can canoe, hike, bike,...

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  • 12. Grouse Mountain

    Grouse mountain is located in North Vancouver and is a great place to view Vancouver. There are two ways of getting up to the top. One is an enclosed gondola that takes you up to the top liquidity...

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  • 13. Vancouver Island

    Great place to go in any other season besides WINTER!!! There's nothing to really see. it's great during the other months because all flowers are in bloom. Take a boat from Vancouver to Victoria....

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  • 14. The Rockies

    This is a definitely MUST for anyone who comes this way, ie. THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. One of the most scenic sights in the whole wide world!!! I love MORRAINE LAKE (as pictured)! It's one of the most...

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  • 15. Burnaby

    Deer Lake Park is one of those beautiful parks that are enjoyable to visit any time of the year. We live fairly close to this park and I hadn't been here for a very long time. Since then we do go...

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  • 16. Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

    A 55 acre garden featuring plants from far and wide includung west coast natives and Canada's largest collections of rhododendrons. It is beautifully landscaped with a maze, waterfalls, ponds and...

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  • 17. Fort Langley

    Most people would assume that Vancouver has always been the most important city in this region, however, Fort Langley was once the only European settlement on the banks of the Fraser River... well...

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  • 18. Golden Ears Provincial Park

    Golden Ears Provincial Park is located 50 km East of Vancouver. You will start seeing indication from Hwy 7 in Maple Ridge. In the park, you can launch a boat, rent a canoe, have a picnic, take a...

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  • 19. Greater Vancouver Zoo

    The Greater Vancouver Zoo is the only zoo in the Vancouver region. For the longest time it was called the "Game Farm", so many locals will still refer to it as such. Located out in the rolling...

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  • 20. New Westminster

    Are you looking for a good place to browse a lot of antique shops all in one go? Have you been to Main Street in Vancouver but felt overwhelmed by the large spaces between the shops and underwhelmed...

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  • 21. Mount Seymour

    It's one of the mountains you see north of Vancouver. The one to the right. you need a car, or a bike, or both as it is a mecca for mountain bikers. Go up the hill, watch for deers or perhaps black...

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  • 22. Whistler & Blackcomb

    Whistler is the famous ski resort in the Coast Mountain range (not the Rockies), located about a 2 hour drive north of Vancouver. As a result, it makes for an easy day trip or weekend getaway from...

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  • 23. Capilano Suspension Bridge

    25$/adullt to get to the park is extremly unappealing... but it can actually be a great way to spend a good half a day in the park. The good thing is that once you cross this amazing bridge, you can...

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  • 24. Chilliwack

    I stayed in Chilliwack, at the house of a friend, and that house was a milk farm. The town is about 100 km east of Vancouver and 20 km off the U.S. border. Please check my Chilliwack travelogue for...

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  • 25. Cypress Mountain

    It you are visiting Vancouver in the winter months and you want to try an outdoor activity that is easy to pick-up I highly recommend cross country skiing on Cypress mountain. If you have never been...

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