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Cycling in Stanley Park

Hop on a bike and explore Stanley Park's lush greenery and oceanside trails

Cycling in Stanley Park is one fantastic way to see Vancouver's sights.
Cycling in Stanley Park is one fantastic way to see Vancouver's sights. — Photo courtesy Average Joe Cyclist/Flickr Creative Commons

Stanley Park is one of Vancouver's most famous attractions, and it is well suited to outdoor recreation, such as cycling. 

You can rent a bike at one of the nearby businesses, if you didn't have space to bring your own. There are even electric models available!

An article by HelloBC explained that there are more than 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of terrain that cyclists can enjoy in Stanley Park:

On their metal steeds, adventurers can pedal through the park’s leafy trails or wend along the seawall, all before stopping for lunch at The Teahouse, a local gem on Stanley Park Drive that serves up West Coast specialities and spectacular English Bay views in equal measures. Back on the bikes, it’s off to Second Beach to the south where adventurers can meander along the shoreline or picnic next to Second Beach Pool; or Kitsilano Beach, further southwest across the Burrard Street Bridge, where a spirited game of beach volleyball is sure to be in play during warm-weather months.

For a serious calorie burn, enthusiasts can spin seven kilometres (four miles) further west to the University of British Columbia, where their exertion rewards with several must-see attractions, including impressive First Nations collections at the Museum of Anthropology and natural history wonders at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. For those who wish to linger, the UBC Botanical Gardens showcase a varied mix of temperate plants, from alpine to Asian species, while Vancouver’s lush Pacific Spirit Regional Park eases enthusiasts back in the saddle for unhurried exploration of the University Endowment Lands.

For more information, visit Tourism Vancouver's website.

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