Vancouver Activities, Sports and Recreation
Comedy shows and plays
Nullos in English, s & rsquo17h). Té684-2787 (list of half-price shows only).
Purchase of tickets in advance and 50% reduction on certain shows for the same evening.
There are more than 40 of them each year, from the festival dedicated to children to the wine festival, through nautical parades and, of course, the many music festivals.
- See a selection of festivals in Vancouver in the cultural calendar
To find out where to go out, consult the monthly Vancouver, sold in newsstands, and the free Georgia Straight and Where weekly newspapers. you can find almost on every street corner.
C & rsquo $ 100 entry.
Shopping, shopping and souvenirs
Si Robson Stree to porter, some shops in Gastown or (better) from Commercial Drive (vintage clothes and old vinyls) are more original.
As to Granville Island, it concentrates a lot of craft stalls, but it is definitely more touristy.
Finally, for those who would like to stock up on outdoor equipment before heading off for a hike in the Rockies or on Vancouver Island, the outfitters' “corridor” (specialized stores) is on Broadway (between Quebec Street and Columbia Street. ) ..
Of course, day, even day if you are the loafer type.
From Stanley Park, one can extend along English Bay Beach and Sunset Beach to Granville Island. To get there, some ferries accept bicycles, otherwise take the Granville Street Bridge but it is much less pleasant and not recommended for children because cars go fast.
On a day, push up UBC (the university), along Vanier Park, Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks Beach (beautiful point of view when the sea recedes). Think about the return time anyway!
Pick up the Bicycle Route Map & Guide at the tourist office on which the cycle paths are indicated, especially along the seawalls (waterfronts).
Spend an afternoon àdo & rsquotour, it's dangerous!
To turn back, you have to cross the peninsula from east to west on the bike path that runs along Beaver Lake and its large trees. But then we miss the breathtaking panorama of the bay from Prospect Point, on the edge of Lions Gate Bridge.
At the end of the day, return by the seawall, a promenade that runs along the western seafront of the park. Guaranteed entertainment and superb sunset over the bay. In any case, bring a good map of the park and respect the pedestrian paths, which are prohibited for bicycles.
Beaches and nautical activities
Pay attention to paid parking if you are driving! We pay everywhere, and the local periwinkles keep watch.
- English Bay Beach: the beach closest to the center stretches along the western side of the Downtown Peninsula.
- Second and Third Beaches: the 2 beaches of Stanley Park.
- Kitsilano Beach: south of False Creek. In short, Kits Beach. Lots of people in fine weather. Vancouver's French Riviera ...
- Jericho Beach: 5 mins walk from the YA of the same name at the western tip of Jericho Park, west of Kitsilano. A little less crowded. Nice walk along the coast to get there by bike and continue to the university and the Anthropology Museum.
- Spanish Banks Beach: between Jericho Beach and UBC. When the sea recedes, a beautiful beach and a beautiful view of the city and the mountains at sunset. Nice ride to do on foot or by bike. That said, a few tankers are sometimes stationed in the area ...
- Wreck Beach: by a discreet wooded path and leads to 390 steps to descend ... then to go up after the bath! Naturist beach, one of the few in the area, wild but not very beautiful.