Vancouverites enjoy an active lifestyle. It is common to see joggers, cyclists, and urban strollers on the sidewalks of Granville Street, passing in front of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville hotel in downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver has a very pedestrian friendly downtown core, and the close proximity of downtown destinations, and the high population density, makes for a very vibrant and social street scene. As well, Vancouver continues in the development of extensive bike lanes throughout both the downtown core, and the whole Metro-Vancouver region. Our temperate climate makes for accessible cycling options all year round.
Across the placid waters of Burrard Inlet, rise up the North Shore mountains. Here, seasonal activities keep outdoor enthusiasts busy. Hiking and mountain biking the mountain trails in the summer, gives way to skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in the winter, when the deep snow smooths the jagged contours of our local mountains.
On the waters of English Bay, year round sailing is enjoyed by numerous small vessel enthusiasts. As well as sailing, locals and visitors alike enjoy wind-surfing, kayaking, and in the warmest summer months, the shallow waters along our beaches are crowded with swimmers.
Fitness clubs abound throughout downtown Vancouver, including the Steve Nash Fitness World, where guests of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville receive complimentary admission.
That Vancouver is renowned for its active lifestyle has also reached the international level. Vancouver was the host city for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and has a history of successful internationally recognized athletes. Percy Williams , Harry Jerome , Nancy Green, and Christine Sinclair are just a few of the athletes from this area who have risen to the top of their competitive fields internationally.
One does not have to be an Olympian to enjoy the great outdoor activities that Vancouver has to offer though. As a guest to Vancouver and this hotel, a quick inquiry at the front desk will get you directions to the nearby seawall, where you can enjoy comfortable cycling, jogging, or just idling strolling along the water’s edge. After your outing, return to the hotel, and enjoy a bit of downtime with a relaxing meal at our Edge Social Grille and Lounge.
Round out your visit to Vancouver with a few of the fun, and affordable activities listed here. It’s fun, accessible, and surprisingly easy to get involved in the Active Vancouver lifestyle.
For a listing of what’s on around town, please see our events page.
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