During the cold, wet winter months, most family activities tend to be limited to indoor pursuits but on those rare occasions when the sun finally pops out, it’s time to capitalize on the weather: why not pack up the kids and embark on a fun-filled bike ride to enjoy the scenic vistas along English Bay and Stanley Park!
Despite the blustery west coast weather that Vancouver typically receives in the late autumn and early winter season, this does not deter locals or visitors from visiting the iconic English Bay, a captivating ocean side with one of the most panoramic vistas of the city. It’s virtually jam-packed with people for the popular New Years Day Polar Bear Swim as well as for the internationally acclaimed Celebration of Light fireworks festival in the summer, but during the late fall/early winter when English Bay in the West End neighbourhood is less crowded does it become an interesting area that is truly worthwhile to investigate.
One of the most happening events in North Vancouver for three months in the weekends of summer is at Shipyards Market right on the water where an assembly of food trucks, local artisans, diverse performers & musicians as well as hipsters congregate for a fabulous evening of fun.
What’s the best way to soak up the spectacular sights along False Creek? Some of the most breathtaking waterfront views (as well as mountain vistas) can be seen aboard one of the jaunty water taxis that ply this waterway.
If you’ve never had the chance the visit the world-renowned Capilano Suspension Bridge, a great time to explore this sensational attraction is during the winter when the bridge, along with the entire park comes alive after dark: all completely festooned with tens of thousands of twinkling holiday lights.