Adventures in America's Western Parks
The largest city is Vancouver, the third-largest (pop: 578,000) metropolitan area in Canada and the second-largest in the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver is consistently ranked one of the three most livable cities in the world.
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The municipality also has several large beaches, many adjacent to one another, with the largest groups extending from the coast of Stanley Park before reaching False Creek, and on the other side of English Bay, starting in the Kitsilano neighbourhood all the way to the University Endowment Lands, which are separate from Vancouver. The 18 kilometres (11 miles) of beaches that surround Vancouver include English Bay (First Beach), Jericho, Kitsilano Beach, Locarno, Second Beach (Stanley Park), Spanish Bank East, Spanish Bank Extension, Spanish Bank West, Sunset, and Third Beach (Stanley Park). The coastline provides for many types of water sport, and the city is a popular destination for boating enthusiasts. BC Place Stadium, home of the BC Lions. The dome on the lower right is GM Place
Within a 20-to-30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver are the North Shore Mountains, home to three ski areas: Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour. Mountain bikers have created world-renowned trails across the North Shore. The Capilano River, Lynn Creek and Seymour River, also on the North Shore, provide opportunities to whitewater enthusiasts during periods of rain and spring melt.
Running races include the Vancouver Sun Run (a 10 km race) every April; the Vancouver Marathon is held every May and Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon held every June. The Grouse Grind is a gruelling 2.9 kilometre climb up Grouse Mountain open throughout the summer and fall months, including the annual Grouse Grind Mountain Run. Hiking trails include the Baden-Powell Trail, an arduous 42 kilometre long hike from West Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove in the District of North Vancouver.
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Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4 ;
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, offers guests the best of both worlds: the activities and cultural events of Vancouver, as well as a relaxing resort experience. Enjoy views of the coastline, distant mountains, and Stanley Park. Connected to the historic 1,000-acre Stanley Park via its picturesque seawall, you're just moments away from unspoiled nature.
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Vancouver Pacific Palisades Hotel
1277 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C4 ;
Location: Off of Georgia St (Hwy-99) about six blocks east of Stanley Park
The vibrantly fun & fabulous Pacific Palisades Hotel - a Kimpton property in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is a deluxe boutique high rise hotel at the center of it all. Located on fashionable Robson Street, this 232-room hotel boasts over 150 suites, all rooms feature a kitchenette, and all offer world-class views of either the city, skyline, mountains, or bay.
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