A big part of Vancouver culture is getting outside and enjoying everything this beautiful city has to offer.


From our beautiful beaches to our snow-capped mountains, Vancouver is an outdoor paradise, which is why the outdoor lifestyle is so important to Vancouver culture and Vancouverites, as well as a main attraction for travelers and visitors. There are few places in the world that offer such a wide variety of outdoor activities: in Vancouver, you can play at the beach, golf and hit the slopes all in the same day!


Go for a bike ride.

Vancouver’s public bike share program – Mobi by Shaw Go – launched summer 2016.

With bicycles located across the network at secure, easy-to-use docking stations, Mobi by Shaw Go offers a convenient, comfortable, flexible, and affordable way to get around.

Mobi is available by purchasing a daily, monthly or annual pass . The rates are best suited for short rides, while those looking for longer rides will find better rates at local bike rental shops .

Play tennis.

Along the pristine shores of Vancouver’s Jericho Beach hides one of the city’s most exclusive, yet welcoming private clubs.As one of Vancouver’s top racquets and recreational facilities, Jericho Tennis Club members not only enjoy exclusive access to a variety of activities, but it all happens steps from Jericho Beach in English Bay. With 12 championship courts, state of the art squash facilities, beachfront watersports and unrivalled viewscapes from the Fitness Centre.

Go sailing.

The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club is one of the world’s premier yacht clubs. Our mission is to promote yachting, seamanship and fellowship among members.

RVYC offers seven exclusive Offshore Stations and two home ports. Our Clubhouse has an unbeatable view from two restaurants and serves as the perfect venue for family and corporate celebrations as well as a place to hold meetings or work in private.

Play golf.

University Golf Club is a great place to golf, eat, get married, hold meetings, party or shop! It’s no wonder we have been voted #1 public golf course 10 years in a row by Vancouver Courier readers.  It is only minutes away from the city but it feels like you’re in the country and away from it all. The golf course is accessible to all levels of players and can be walked or driven at your leisure. With 9 minute tee time intervals, there is no rush for you to enjoy this scenic course.

Hit the slopes.

Snow seldom falls in the city, yet Vancouverites enjoy easy access to some of the best downhill and cross-country ski facilities in North America.

The twinkling lights of the local ski mountains – Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour, from west to east – attract the city’s residents and tourists alike, urging them to strap on snowboards, skis or snowshoes throughout winter months.  With lifts opening in the morning, and certain runs open until 10 pm, you can pack as much skiing or riding into your day as you can handle.