Few cities combine culture and natural beauty as artfully as the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. A cosmopolitan city nestled against the snowcapped Coast Mountains on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver attracts around 8 million visitors each year. The city boasts an engaging assortment of world-class museums, theaters, art galleries and great seafood restaurants, but it’s the waterfront trails, urban beaches and scenic harbor that differentiate Vancouver from other metropolitan destinations.
With so many opportunities for recreation within the city, visitors don’t have to leave Vancouver to enjoy outdoor activities, but the natural wonders that lie just outside the city’s boundaries are too good to miss. These day trips from Vancouver are sure to enrich any visit to Canada’s third-largest metropolitan region.