Olympic Map for Events and Traffic in Vancouver
With so much going on, and so many venues and events to see, it's hard to know where everything is and how to get there without major headaches. The "Olympic Map for Events and Traffic in Vancouver" link is an excellent tool to see where everything is and get a quick description of the "more social" venues. The traffic closures and pedistrian corridors are also plotted and described. Please click the above link. Enjoy and Go Canada!
PDF version of Olympic Map and Description
The World famous Stanley Park is an evergreen oasis of 1,000 acres close to the heart of Vancouver's downtown core.
Its thriving with locals and tourists alike shopping at the daily fish and produce markets or browsing through artist's studios, jewelers, bead stores, glassworks, and and an array of arts, crafts and boutiques. The Island also hosts live theatre, nightclubs, bars, cafes and harbour side restaurants, perfect for happy hour or apres work drinks on the outdoor patios.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Vancouver's horticultural jewel. The second most visited park in Vancouver holds some of the most beautiful public gardens anywhere. One of Vancouver's most popular tourist attractions: Capilano Suspension Bridge. The Suspension Bridge spans 450 feet across and 230 feet above North Vancouver's spectacular Capilano River.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
A 22-hectare garden oasis in the middle of the city.
Vancouver's toughest hike. They don't call it the grind for nothing. Here's what my favorite Yoga instructor in Vancouver, Eoin Finn, has to say about the grind, for those of you who don't live in Vancouver, it is a constant straight up and down climb on root and rock stairs hidden behind a thick Northwest evergreen forests. Is there one single flat spot to get your breath or to leisurely check out the view? Nope. Just pure, well, grind If the Hobbits could create hell, the Grouse Grind is what they would come up with; an 800 meter ascent into thigh burning hell. And a hellova good workout with hella good views at the top!
Squamish's 700-m massive granite monolith. Not as tough of a hike as the grind but a nice steady uphill hike that takes you 45 minutes up to the most stunning views of the Squamish valley. The Chief is also famous for its rock climbing with a 450-m high vertical face.
A mecca of ski and snowboard mountains!
Whether it's winter or summer, snow or sun; Cypress, Grouse and Seymour Mountains are a playground for activities extreme to mild. Touted as the "north shore", these mountains are a mecca for moutain biking and have endless amounts of trails for hiking as well. In the winter months, they host almost all downhill and nordic sports with exceptional facilities. Cypress will hold the Snowboarding events for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
Whistler Blackcomb Mountains
Whistler Blackcomb is not just a ski resort. When one travels here, it's the lifestyle that they encompass which makes this place so enjoyable. It doesn't matter if it's the winter or the summer, or on the mountains, rivers, lakes, or golf courses, there's an endless amount of activities, of any level.