Vancouver is an ideal location for a ski vacation or hiking trip, with many local mountains near the city. There are three skiing areas within a 45-minute drive of The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Stop in Vancouver on the way to world class ski resorts like Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, a two hour drive from downtown Vancouver, (please see Map and Directions).
One of North America's largest urban parks covering 1,000 acres, Stanley Park is perfect for the nature lover or fitness enthusiast. Facilities include the Vancouver Aquarium, a pitch & putt course and outdoor tennis courts. There are also cycling and rollerblading paths as well as 22 miles (33km) of hiking and walking trails.
Vancouver is a cyclist's dream! There are trails in 16 regional parks, including the popular 6.2 mile (10km) Seawall route along Stanley Park's shore and the 10.5 mile (17km) route along Spanish Banks. There are more than a dozen rental shops Downtown that rent all types of bicycles. Rollerblades are also available.
Golf enthusiasts will love Vancouver's rolling green spaces, mountain views and fresh sea air. There are many excellent courses within a 20 to 60 minute drive from the hotel. The hotel concierge can assist with tee off times.