Get Outside In Vancouver
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is the city’s signature springtime event and the annual celebration of cherry blossom inspired by the age-old Japanese cultural tradition of hanami (flower viewing). We believe there is power in “connecting our communities”.
Our mantra, “there is no stranger under the cherry tree,” welcomes inclusion, participation, and celebration of all community groups.
Vancouver is home to numerous cherry trees throughout the city that bloom in the Spring, showering the city in beautiful pink flowers. They’re absolutely stunning, and citizens of the city whose family backgrounds come from Pacific Asia recognized them immediately.
Stanley Park is beautiful symbol of how Vancouver is where city and nature meet! Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the urban landscape of Vancouver.
Explore 400- hectare natural West Coast rain forest and enjoy scenic views of the water, mountains, sky, and majestic tress along with Stanley Park's famous Seawall. Discover kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures.
What To See In Stanley Park?
9 O'Clock Gun
Cast in England in 1816, brought here in 1894, was used by mariners to set their chronometers and also to warn fishers of closings.
Air India Memorial
Dedicated 27 July 2007 to commemorate 331 lives lost as a result of the 1985 bombings of Air Indian Flight 182 and at Narita Airport.
Built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s death.
Trees planted that were mentioned in the Bard’s works.
Shore to Shore
A 14- foot bronze sculpture with life-sized representation Portuguese Joe Silvey and his Coast Salis wives, Khaltinaht and Katleematt.
This rugged, forested park is located along West Vancouver's marine Drive and is only about 30 minutes from downtown. The trail from the parking lot to the lighthouse viewpoint is stepped wear your hiking boots and be prepared for a strenuous return back up to your car. Lighthouse Park features several trails that let to tidal pools.
The seawall is 17.5 miles and goes along the city's waterfront, and if you can't do the full stretch, make sure to do 5.5- miles around Stanley Park. This lovely jaunt is perfect on a sunny day to bike, walk, run, and blade around. If the sun is shining and the temperature is rising, pack your towel and swimsuit and take advantage of the sandy beaches and cool ocean waters.
Conveniently located just a short drive from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is open all year long for outdoor men and women to enjoy. During warmer months, put your fitness to the test and hike the Grind. If you'd rather go for the views and to explore the top of Grouse Mountain without working u a sweat, you can also take the gondola up.