Vancouver has a lot to do, mostly outdoors. For a city, where it rains 200days, a list of outdoor places might be discouraging, but the changing weather patterns actually make the sightseeing more enjoyable. Not always, but usually Sun plays peek-a-boo in the late afternoon in fall and spring. We brag about Summer, but in reality, late April, May, and July through late September have more guaranteed sunny days. June popularly knows as “juneary” is less predictable. In October, days start getting shorter but does provide a lot of outdoor hiking activities, before we start watching the never-ending rain through April.

All Season activities

Things to do in downtown Vancouver 

– Stanley Park, nice long walk with beautiful scenery

– English Bay, picnic in the beach or watch rain and cloud playing games over the horizon.

– Granville Island, desserts, and dinner

– Gastown, dinner

– Kitsilano beach, watch hippies playing beach volleyball with a beautiful backdrop of ocean and mountains

– Canada place to watch float planes

– Robson Street, shopping

– Nice long Walk along the false creek, with stops in Granville Island and Science World and many places to eat.


If you have a car and want to drive outskirts of the city


– North shore (hatchery, dam etc)

– DeepCovee (taking public transport is better)

– Lighthouse Park
– Whytecliff Park

– Lynn valley canyon and hanging bridge

– Scenic drive to Squamish and sea to sky gandola ride

– Some beautiful lakes on the east side of the city (brutzen lake, belecera park, golden ears etc.)