Fringed by snow-capped mountains the beauty of Vancouver is unquestionable. And while the city is most famous as an oasis for outdoorsy types, its ever-evolving dining and drinking scene, cultural hot spots and museums will keep those indoorsy types occupied as well. Adventure awaits
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Whether you see it by bike, boat, skis or foot - there is plenty to explore in this captivating Canadian city. Wake up with the rest of Vancouver and go for an early morning cruise along the West Side Beaches. Stop off at the 49th Parallel Café & Lucky's Donuts in Kitsilano for a coffee and a cheeky breakfast doughnut.
If the weather's warm, hit the water for a paddle. Take in the spectacular scenery of Howe Sound and Horseshoe Bay from a kayak. Stroll around the forest, wetlands and beaches that fill the oldest and largest park in the area, Stanley Park, or venture further afield to hike up the face of the glorious Grouse Mountain before catching the leisurely Gondola back down.
Hiked up an appetite? Seafaring foodies can chuck oysters back with British Columbia brews at Chewies Smoke & Oyster Bar. If you'd prefer a beer and bucket loads of chicken wings, follow the trail of sports bars that lead to the Rogers Centre (home of the Vancouver Canucks ice hockey team), or better yet, head to the stadium to catch a match - you won't regret it.