Benefits of walking
Improve your health
By walking 30 minutes per day, you can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and depression.
Support the economy
Not only is walking inexpensive, but it is good for business. Vancouver’s most successful commercial streets have the highest numbers of people walking on them.
Connect with others
Walking can be a fun way to experience Vancouver. It helps you get to know your neighbourhood, and increases the chances of meeting your neighbours.
Help the environment
Walking produces no greenhouse gases, and space for walking such as trails and sidewalks are an efficient use of limited land.
Whether you are going to work, taking your kids to school, or picking something up at the grocery store, choose walking.
Every trip starts and ends on foot, and the best way to experience any city is by walking.
To make it easy and enjoyable for you to find and walk to nearby attractions, drinking fountains, public toilets, transit connections, and more, we've installed over 200 richly-detailed wayfinding map stands around Vancouver.
Our wayfinding program is one way we're carrying out the Transportation 2040 Plan.
View our wayfinding map stands open dataset