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Lynn Canyon Park

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Lynn Canyon Park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since. It is a great location for a family picnic, a leisurely hike, or a refreshing swim in one of the many popular swimming holes.

The park has grown from 12 acres in its early years to 617 acres today. It contains second growth forest with most of the trees aged approximately 80 to 100 years old.

Lynn Canyon Park features a suspension bridge that sways 50 meters above the canyon. It was built privately in 1912 when the park opened. Lynn Canyon also offers a selection of walking and hiking trails that connect to other parks in the region such as Lynn Headwaters, Rice Lake, and Inter River Park.

Lynn Canyon Park

Nightlife II, Gastown

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Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, Gastown has been reborn in recent years as a place to go after dark. While Granville Street is the place to go for clubs, Gastown’s scene is more about bars. This is an excellent place to go for a cocktail, but you’ll also find Irish pubs, wine bars, and beer halls. If you’re looking for a more refined atmosphere, many of the coolest restaurants turn into bars later in the evening.

If you go: In the summer, the epic patio at Chill Winston is hard to pass by. Sit down, order a beer and watch the world go by. Savour a classic, well-made cocktail at Pourhouse, but if your evening is just ramping up, the energy at The Lamplighter Public House or The Charles Bar is probably what you’re looking for. The bar at the front of Wildebeest is a great place to end the night, with a great wine list and delicious bar snacks.


Nightlife I, Yaletown

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A former downtown warehouse district, Yaletown is home to a robust nightlife scene. If Granville Street’s scene targets the twenty-somethings, Yaletown skews about 10 years older, meaning that you’re more likely to find couples toasting the end of the work-week with a designer cocktail, and well-dressed friends getting together at exclusive lounges.

If you go: Consider starting your evening at Yaletown Brewing, Vancouver’s original brewpub with a sports bar vibe that heats up after dark. OPUS Bar in the OPUS Hotel is a place to see and be seen, but if you’re for something a bit more casual, check out the pub-style New Oxford and Tavern downstairs.