Downtown Vancouver nature and history


Vancouver is an outdoor enthusiasts playground. There are three world class mountains all within a 15 minute drive from downtown, hundreds of parks and campsites, thousands of hiking trails. Beside that there is one of the worlds longest seawalls , also the countless rivers and lakes to explore. Therefore, the list of things to do in Vancouver is endless. There are a lot of activities for every age group and suiting all interests. However, there are only so many hours in a day, so just arrange your time wisely.

Downtown Vancouver Canada has ton of attractions, shopping, outdoor activities. And everything you want to do and see in Vancouver is easily accessible. They are just within walking distance, a short drive, quick ferry ride or convenient trip on our local transit system.

Vancouver is a very walkable city with a compact downtown core, so you’ll likely find many of the places you want to go are just a short walk from your hotel. People who visit Vancouver are always surprised by how compact the city is. To walk from one extreme corner of downtown to the other only takes forty minutes. And it’s mostly flat. So if you’re in the middle of downtown nothing is more than an easy twenty-minute walk away.

You definitely shouldn’t spend all your time downtown, though, but even then every neighborhood’s within biking distance, some are walkable, and they’re never more than 40 minutes away by bus.


There are four Vancouver neighborhoods in the downtown peninsula: Gastown/Chinatown, Yaletown, the West End, and Coal Harbour. Compact and easy-to-navigate, most of the neighborhoods are within walking distance from each other.

Designed to resemble the cruise ships that berth alongside Canada Place, the white “sails” are a distinctive part of Vancouver’s waterfront. A stroll around the west promenade takes you along “The Canadian Trail” through the country’s 10 provinces and three territories.

Walking around Downtown Vancouver, to be attracted and to be told some interesting stories about Vancouver history.