28. May 2021
With the temperature rising and summer creeping around the corner, we went around town to scope out some (COVID-friendly) sites to inspire you to get outside and explore the beautiful west coast city that KARE Vancouver calls home.
To do so, we brought one of our most popular accessories along for the ride. Keep reading to discover our top picks from Stanley Park to UBC.
New to the city? Be sure to also check out these 6 Places to Visit in Vancouver, BC to meet Fred and start channelling your inner Vancouverite.
Tucked away on the north side of the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus is every nature enthusiast’s dream. The UBC Rose Garden has been the venue for countless weddings for its stunning ocean and mountain views, as well as over a dozen different types of roses that start blooming as early as June. Drop by for a visit or pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic with a view of soaring eagles in the treetops amidst the delightful aroma of countless roses.
After you’ve finished feasting your senses at the UBC Rose Garden, make sure to stop by the golf course on your way home. Located just off campus, the University Golf Club has been in full swing since 1929. Hit the driving range or put your worries away on the course’s long, narrow fairways under the shade of towering old-growth trees. Voted the #1 public golf course for 10 years running by Vancouver Courier readers, University Golf Club is an escape-from-the-city haven that welcomes new and experienced golfers of all skill levels with open arms.
Established shortly after Expo 86, Science World has been a cornerstone of the Downtown Vancouver skyline for decades. Packed with loads of exhibitions from the Birdly Virtual Reality experience to the Sara Sterm Gallery and suitable for curious minds of all ages, Science World is the perfect place to lose yourself in an environment of wonder.
Once you’re finished, head over to the Olympic Village and grab a bite to eat at Craft Beer Market or Tap & Barrel.
We know that, as a Vancouverite, you’re probably quite passionate about bus lanes – but have you ever ridden in a horse-drawn carriage? Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours offers relaxing and informative horse-drawn carriage rides, emphasizing popular sites such as Deadman’s Island, totem poles, and the Girl in a Wet Suit statue.
That’s a wrap! Thinking about doing one of the activities mentioned above? We would love to hear about it.
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