Ah Vancouver! The beautiful open blue skies, expansive waterways and endless mountains. It’s been 9 years since I was last out here and it’s just as beautiful as the day I left it.
Travelling can be an even lazier exercise then plopping on your couch after an 8-10 hour workday and commute. Being active on your trip can help you stay healthy, avoid catching bugs and burn off all that lavish food you would rarely consume (or consume in such quantities back home).
Cycling is an easy way to get around some of the flatter parts of Vancouver. There are dedicated cycling paths including on one of the major bridges to get downtown (Burrard) although there is no stopping on the bridge. If you’re concerned about the hills and have been reticent recently in that hill training, it’s quite easy to bike to Stanley Park as it’s mostly downhill. This downhill cycling affords amazing views as the water and mountains appear to approach you.
On the way back, your bike can easily be transported on the underground subway with stops at most major intersections that connect with buses with handy bike racks. This bike was borrowed however there are tons of bike shops around Vancouver that rent by the hour, day or week.
Stanley Park is gorgeous and affords scenic views of the ocean and mountains all the way around. Get out and explore!