It’s no secret Vancouver gets its fair share of rainy weather. After all, they don’t call the city “Raincouver” for nothing. Situated in a temperate rainforest, the city’s outdoor spaces are reinvigorated after some showers, with the colours of nature more radiant, the smell more refreshed, and the people revived with a new sense of inspiration.
Whether it’s strolling the cultural streets of the city or the serene quietness of the forest, the rain doesn’t stop from locals from taking a walk amongst the puddles of water found on sidewalks and tree stumps. Strap on some rainboots and take in the smell of fresh pine at these walking trails:
Pacific Spirit Regional Park – spanning over 55 km, the forests, creeks, beaches, cliffs and bog of this regional park provide habitat to a wide variety of plants and animals.
Lighthouse Park – located along the shores of West Vancouver, the parks boasts some of the largest Douglas Fir Trees in Greater Vancouver as well as breathtaking views of the water.
Prospect Point – end up at this viewpoint via Bridle Path and Lovers Walk in Stanley Park, a 6.8 km loop that will lead you to this magnificent view of the Lion’s Gate Bridge.
After a stroll through nature’s spa, make your way indoors and revitalize yourself to a slice of wellness paradise at these spas:
Smile Thai Wellness – the perfect place to relax, de-stress, and unwind in an oasis of serenity.
Circle Wellness – a self-guided thermal spa combining ancient wellness rituals with modern technology for an immersive healing experience.
Miraj Hammam Spa – this exotic oasis will take your imagination on a mystical journey into the past, cleansing and healing both body and soul.