Photo courtesy of Dave Norona
You don’t have to be ultra fit to get outside and experience a great adventure.
Vancouver is one of the best cities in the world because we have the best outdoor terrain right at our doorstep. Whether you like getting lost in the woods or feeling the wind in your hair out on the water, Vancouver has it all. Below are a few awesome adventures close to the downtown core.
Sailing at Jericho
There is no better way to experience Vancouver than on the water from a sailboat. Mac Sailing offers lessons and boat rentals to anyone who wants to get out and experience sailing first-hand. Their amazing instructors will teach you everything you need to know and once you get your sailing certificate they have tons of different types of sailboats to rent. It is windy everyday during the summer months so all you have to do is sign up and join in. See www.macsailing.com
Hiking in Lighthouse Park
Lighthouse Park is one of the coolest city parks we have. Located off Marine Drive in West Vancouver, this 185-acre park offers undulating trails with endless ocean views. Once you park your car you can get lost for hours before retreating to your own personal rock bluff for an evening picnic right on the water. Lighthouse is also a dog-friendly park, so no one has to stay at home. Check out www.westvancouver.net
Renting a Cruiser from Simon’s Bike Shop
In the middle of the downtown core lies Simon’s Bike Shop. Here, for $20, you get a rental bike, helmet and a map of the city so you can create your own adventure. Take in the sights along the city seawall and have lunch at one of the many cafés. Cruising on a bike is an excellent way to take it all in and enjoy a beautiful sunset with someone special. Go to www.simonsbikeshop.com
Paddling at Eco-Marine Kayak
Kayaking is one of the best ways to discover all the nooks and crannies along our amazing shoreline. Eco-Marine Kayak has three locations and the largest kayak rental fleet in Canada, so you can choose your favorite kayak and head off into uncharted terrain. They also offer weekly lessons, so you can get proficient in your craft and enjoy a summer out on the water. Check out www.ecomarine.com
Ultimate Picnic Backpack for Two
Columbia Buga Bliss Women’s Water Skirt
Keen Ventura Shoes
Coleman 2-Burner Stove