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.
The City designs and builds safe, nature-rich paths that encourage you to explore Vancouver without using your car through the Greenways program.
Find walking lessons and classes offered at Park Board community centres. Learn to walk without injury, participate in a hike or walking tour, learn about geocaching, and more.
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.
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, and Momiji Gardens. Find links to the Hastings Park Conservancy, which organizes nature walks through the Sanctuary.
Cemeteries, particularly older ones like Mountain View, offer an ideal setting in which to engage with both history and nature. With its central location, Mountain View offers respite and a calm atmosphere.
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.
Learn the crosswalk signals and get tips for walking safely and responsibly in the City of Vancouver.