As the "Top City of the Americas" Vancouver provides residents and visitors unprecedented outdoor activities and amenities. After being named the most liveable city in 2002 it has won this title eight times.
Stanley Park borders downtown is almost surrounded by the ocean on 3 sides. Despite the fact that it's actually not the largest of its kind, Stanley Park is bigger than Central Park in New York City. Chosen a national historic site nearly all of the park remains to be densely forested with roughly a half million trees, some of which stand over 200 ft high and are hundreds of years old.
The seawall is a natural stone wall which had been designed around the circumference of Stanley Park to prevent the erosion of the shore. The pedestrian, cycling/rollerblading pathway on the seawall is a popular attraction and continues to be lengthened far outside the perimeter of Stanley Park. Irrespective of disputes between individuals, bike riders, and roller bladers the seawall is still considered the top destination within the park.
Bard on the Beach is a Shakespeare event, that is held annually in large tents near the opening of False Creek. Bard on the Beach started as a coop in 1990 with funding provided by the Canada Council Explorations federal grant. Using this capital, and along with generous assistance from many supporters locally, staged A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Vanier Park. This success was the start of the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society.
English Bay is located in the West End. English Bay is near the the city's downtown residence community, is considered the most widely used sunbathing beach downtown. English Bay beach is a major vacationer attraction during the summer.
Granville Island is a shopping centre in Vancouver. It is found beneath the Granville bridge. It used to be an industrial production region, however these days it has become a tourist attraction.