Walking, hiking, and geocaching
Vancouver has many scenic walking and hiking routes so put on some confortable, walking shoes and get out and explore the city.
Geocaching is a great way to discover new areas of the city, get some exercise while you walk or hike to the find the treasures. For geocaching, you will need a handheld GPS devices or a Smart phone with a GPS application. People hide boxes filled with small trinkets at various locations around the city and enter the coordinates on a Geocaching website. You search for the coordinates and follow clues to the exact location of the treasure. If you are new to geocaching, try a class at one of the Vancouver community centres.
NEW way to register for fall recreation programs and services
Register for fall 2015 recreation programs and services using our new registration and reservation system. View activities and add them to your wish list in advance.
Start dates may vary for each community centre, pool, or rink.
Our new registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.
If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go.
Register for activities
Register for summer activities in progress until August 31
Searching for summer activities at West End or Coal Harbour? Use our new registration system.
We design and build safe, nature-rich paths that encourage you to explore Vancouver without using your car through the Greenways program.
Vancouver's Stanley Park is a world renowned park and tourist attraction. Learn more about what to see and do in this magnificent green space.
Enjoy one of Vancouver's most popular destinations and take advantage of all there is to do and see along the Seawall! Download the map and learn more about this scenic path lining the city waterfront.
Visit the spectacular gardens at Hastings Park: Il Giardino Italiano, the Sanctuary, Momiji Gardens, and Creekway Park. Find links to the Hastings Park Conservancy, which organizes nature walks through the Sanctuary.
Queen Elizabeth Park is home to some of the most beautiful and well maintained gardens in the world and the Celebration Pavillion, a facility perfect for weddings and other special occasions. The park is located at 4600 Cambie St.
Visit VanDusen Botanical Garden located at 5251 Oak Street and be inspired by nature.
Mountain View offers an ideal setting to engage with both history and nature. Take in one of our events or walking tours.
Walking is the easiest way to get fresh air, stay fit, and explore the City of Vancouver, rated as one of the most walkable cities in the world.
Almost half of Vancouver's children travel less than a kilometer to school each day in cars. Get ideas and resources to reduce your carbon footprint, while still getting your children safely to school.
We are committed to making walking easier and safer. Learn the crosswalk signals and get tips for walking safely and responsibly in Vancouver.