4 Things to do in Vancouver in Spring 2018
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Spring has sprung in Vancouver and there are so many wonderful things to do! Here, four we recommend adding to your ‘Spring Bucket List.’
- Head out for a hike. Just a half-hour drive from some of the most beautiful rainforests in North America, Vancouver is a hiker’s paradise. The five-kilometre walk around Buntzen Lake near Anmore offers a comfortable cardio workout , while Deep Cove’s 3.4 kilometre trail to Quarry Rock will reward hikers with stunning views of Indian Arm and Deep Cove. Those wanting a little more of a challenge can head up to Norvan Falls for 14 kilometres of intermediate-level terrain in the lush forests of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. For a complete list of hikes visit com
- Hit up a Farmer’s Market. If you live in a hip neighbourhood in Vancouver, chances are there’s a farmers market setting up shop nearby this spring and summer. One of the most well-attended is the Trout Lake Farmers market in the Commercial Drive area, where every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. farmers, cheesemakers, bakers, florists and artisans sell their produce and goods, many which are grown organically and/or handmade. There are also farmers markets on Main Street, in Mount Pleasant and in Kitsilano. For a complete list visit https://www.tourismvancouver.com/activities/sightseeing/farmers-market-guide/
- Go Gallery-Hopping. Our city is blessed with some fantastic art galleries including the newly opened Polygon Gallery in Lonsdale Quay featuring multimedia works as well as the Contemporary Art Gallery in Yaletown. Drive two hours north along the Sea to Sky highway this spring and you’ll reach the Audain Art Museum, currently showing a series of hand-carved masks (some with mechanical functions) by aboriginal artist Beau Dick.
- Hit Up a New Restaurant. Vancouver is a foodie paradise and a number of new spots have opened up in the city this spring. Nosh on tacos and cerveza at one of La Taqueria’s http://www.lataqueria.com/ new locations (on Main Street and on Hastings), or try one of the city’s new seafood joints Coquille Fine Seafood in Gastown or Oddfish http://oddfishrestaurant.com/ https://www.coquillefineseafood.com/ in Kitsilano.