Vancouver, BC Activities: Downtown Vancouver, Canada Activities

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Golf Courses

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. See our Golf page for more information.

Skiing

There are three skiing areas within a 45-minute drive.

  • Grouse Mountain (downhill only) 
  • Mount Seymour (cross-country and downhill) and 
  • Cypress Mountain (cross-country and downhill) 

Please note: Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are located in Whistler, British Columbia, which is a two hour drive from downtown Vancouver. 

Theatre

There are several theatres within walking distance of the hotel, following are three that we recommend.

Originally opened on November 7, 1927 as a vaudeville house, The Orpheum was the largest and most opulent theatre on the Pacific Coast.  It is also the permanent home of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a restored concert hall that hosts a variety of pop, classical, choral and chamber recitals.

Over the past 38 seasons, The Playhouse has dared to dream, offering the finest possible theatre to Vancouver audiences.  With its dedication to fine art The Playhouse Theatre hosts a myriad of live performances year round.

Celebrating its 39th season of producing professional live theatre, the Arts Club Theatre Company has several locations around the city for you to enjoy.  Their popular productions range from musicals and contemporary comedies to new works and classics.

Hiking/Walking

Listed below are a few of the better known hiking trails in Vancouver, BC:

  • Stanley Park 
  • North Shore 
  • Grouse Mountain 
  • Seymour Mountain 
  • Cypress Park 
  • Lynn Headwaters 
  • Park Pacific 
  • Spirit Regional Park

Stanley Park

One of North America's largest urban parks covering 1,000 acres, Stanley Park is perfect for the fitness enthusiast. Facilities include an aquarium, children's farmyard, and 22 miles (33 km) of hiking and walking trails. There are also cycling paths, tennis courts, Indian Totem Poles and a scenic drive.   Stanley Park is connected via the seawall, and approximately 1 mile (1.5 km) from the hotel.

Cycling

Vancouver is a cyclist's dream! There are trails in 16 regional parks, including the popular 6.2 miles (10 km) seawall route along Stanley Park's shore and the 10.5 miles (17 km) route along the Spanish Banks.  There are more than a dozen rental shops in the downtown area that rent all types of bicycles. Rollerblades are also available. 

Fishing

Fishing and charter boat rentals are only minutes from the hotel. Contact the concierge for more information.

Tennis

There are 17 outdoor courts located in nearby Stanley Park. Accessible by public transit, cab or by foot.

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