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Recreation and sport in Vancouver

Posted by By Kirsty Parsons - November 19, 2014

Recreation and sport in VancouverThere is plenty to see and do when it comes to recreation and sport in Vancouver – whether it be alone, with friends or you’re taking the children out for the day, there’s something to please everyone…

Stanley Park: Vancouver’s biggest park and most famous landmark is ideal for a family day out. From exploring the park by bike or on foot to taking a more relaxed approach aboard the miniature train, there’s plenty to do here that won’t cost a fortune.

Beaches: Whether it be the Spanish Banks, Kits Beach, Jericho Beach Park or the Pacific Northwest, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in Vancouver. Being able to enjoy the coast whilst living in the heart of the city is one of Vancouver’s many advantages.

Queen Elizabeth Park: Covering 130 acres, Queen Elizabeth Park is the second most popular green space in Vancouver. Spend some time exploring the arboretum or quarry gardens, enjoy a picnic next to the dancing fountains or get active on the pitch and putt golf course, tennis courts or the lawn gardens - there’s plenty of fun days out to be had here.

Granville Island: Another of the city’s most famous landmarks, Granville Island offers a great – and cheap – day out for kids and adults alike. Kids will love the Kids Market (complete with indoor play centre) and the free water park, whilst adults can indulge in a bit of shopping at the Public Market. Top it all off with a trip around False Creek on the Aquabus – perfect!

Trout Lake & John Hendry Park: Another great option for families on a budget, this dog-friendly park offers lots of free fun in the form of playgrounds, a sandy beach, baby swings and stroller-friendly walking paths.

When it comes to sport, there’s lots of local teams to support when you get here. Hockey enthusiasts might like to back the Vancouver Giants, for an NBA fix get along to a Vancouver Grizzlies game and if it’s good old fashioned Canadian Football League you’re after then the BC Lions are the local team of choice.

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Topics: Expat life, Canada, Vancouver, Area Guides

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