Vancouver’s ideal location, surrounded by mountains and the sea, create a city full of opportunity for the active adventure seeker. Vancouver is located on the Burrard Peninsula with surrounding bodies of water including the Burrard Inlet, the Fraser River and the Pacific Ocean. The North Shore Mountains and nearby Mount Baker add to the unique geographic layout of this city.If you’re up for a little underwater adventure, Vancouver is known for its cold water scuba diving at places such as Cates Park and Whytecliff Park. If you prefer to stay inside the boat, visit False Creek or Indian Arm for miles of scenic kayaking or try your hand at Canadian white water on one of the many rivers such as the Elaho or the Nahatlatch.Vancouver prides itself on being an eco-friendly city, encouraging biking and cycling as a means for traveling around town. The Greenways Program has created trails throughout Vancouver that provide pathways between much of the city. Cyclists and pedestrians can follow these trails to parks, neighborhoods and shops. There is also impressive terrain and countless bike trails for all levels of cyclists. This is a great way to explore the beautiful landscape of this area. Rollerblades and mountain bikers are welcome as well; anything on two wheels.Don’t forget the slopes! Visitors and residents of Vancouver are spoiled by some of the best skiing in the world, found practically in their backyard. Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour are not only close, but offer great ski and snowboarding slopes each year. And if you really want to test your skills, Whistler Blackcomb ski resort is only a few hours north of the city. These world-renowned slopes were host to the 2010 Winter Olympics. The resort includes Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb peak, with a combined over 200 runs and 38 lifts for all the skiing you can imagine.

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