15 Top Things To Do in West Vancouver, BC, Canada in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

The Top 15 Things To Do in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada part of the Vancouver Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley B.C. Region.

lighthouse park west vancouverUnderwater Adventure : Being on the ocean there is plenty of areas to scuba dive. Bring your own gear or sign up for some lessons and explore the underwater world of Canada's west coast. It is ranked as some of the best diving in the world.

Beaching It: Take a drive down to the West Vancouver waterfront and enjoy a day of sunning and swimming on one of the sandy beaches. And while your there go for a sightseeing walk on the seawalk and take in the sights and sounds.

Explore a Mountain: The North Shore Mountains behind the community of West Vancouver are home to many adventures year round. One can hike, bike, backpack and wilderness camp in the summer and then ski, snowboard and snowshoe in the winter.

Go Sightseeing : Many of the parks and trails on the waterfront of West Vancouver provide some amazing views of Burrard Inlet, Indian Arm, City of Vancouver and Howe Sound. Some parks have historic sites, lighthouses, beaches, day use picnic sites and marine protected areas with wildlife sightings.

Winter Recreation : Snow covered peaks can only mean one thing on the North Shore Mountains - the ski resort is open for business. Grab your skis and snowboard and plan for some powder snow runs and spills on Cypress Bowl.

Backcountry Skiing : Cross country skiing on 19 kilometres of groomed and classic runs in the wilderness is something to behold. One can night ski, warm up in a nordic lodge, go to ski school, rent ski equipment and get lessons from an expert at Cypress Bowl.

Hiking in the Snow : Hiking in the winter is basically called snowshoeing. Cypress Bowl provides over 10 kilometres of snowshoe trails in the West Vancouver North Shore Mountains.

Take on the Arts : Visit the West Vancouver arts centre, art galleries and artist studios. Check out paintings, sculptures and carvings. Plan a night out and watch live theatre. Or make some plans to attend the West Vancouver art festival or an outdoor live concert. 

Go Shopping : Make some plans to do some westcoast shopping and browsing in some of the unique boutiques, farmer markets, bakeries, retail stores, shopping malls and big box stores located in the West Vancouver and Horseshoe Bay areas.

Hungry for Cuisine : Plan a meal fine dining on the waterfront, romance the spouse or grab a quick take out meal for the family and head off to one of the many picnic day use areas in the West Vancouver region.

Paddle Paradise : Rent a kayak, take some lessons and paddle the ocean coastline or down a river. Have some experience kayaking, brought your own kayak... well then plan a route and really take on the waterways in and around West Vancouver and Horseshoe Bay, BC.

Hike or Bike : There are endless opportunities to hike and mountain bike in the West Vancouver region. There are hiking and mountain biking trails in town and there are wilderness trails in the backcountry of the North Shore Mountains. Trails range from beginner, easy going & level trails to challenging, expert & difficult trails.

Charter a Fish Guide : There are fishing charters with guides operating in around West Vancouver and Horseshoe Bay. Fish Guiding companies provide the gear, tackle, boat and know how for catching salmon, halibut and trout.

Swing a Club : Try your luck on a North Shore golf course. There are 9 and 18 hole courses, driving ranges and pitch and putt.

Pack a Lunch : There are day use picnic sites in many of the parks in West Vancouver, BC. Some are easy access drive to sites while others take some effort and one must hike to the site. There are picnic sites with ocean, lake, river and mountain views. Pick a spot. 

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