There are three skiing areas within a 45 minute drive. Whistler Blackcomb is located a two hours drive north of Vancouver.
Golf enthusiasts will love the Richmond and Vancouver's rolling green spaces, mountain views and fresh sea air. Our Fairmont Concierge will be happy to arrange a tee off time. The closest golf course is the exceptional Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club.
Richmond and Vancouver are 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. Richmond has excellent bike touring along the dykes, farms, and Steveston Village. Ask the Concierge with recommendations on bike rentals and cycling activities in Vancouver. Keep in mind:Cyclists must remain on designated trails to minimize damage to the environment. Riding on sidewalks is illegal and violators will be cited. Cyclists must wear a helmet.
Fishing and charter boat rentals are only minutes from the hotel. The Concierge will be happy to assist you with your arrangements.
One of North America's largest urban parks covering 1,000 acres, Stanley Park in Vancouver is perfect for the fitness enthusiast or anyone interested in outdoor activities. Facilities include an aquarium, a zoo, 22 miles (33 km) of hiking and walking trails. There are also cycling paths, tennis courts, Indian Totem Poles and a scenic drive.
Hiking & Walking
Listed below are a few of the better known Vancouver hiking trails:
- Stanley Park
- North Shore
- Grouse Mountain
- Seymour Mountain
- Cypress Park
- Lynn Headwaters
- Park Pacific
- Spirit Regional Park
Horseback riding is available in the Capilano area and in Ladner. The Concierge will be happy to assist you with arrangements.