Setting goals for the new year is always a good idea. Living and eating healthier, getting happy and exercising are often at the top of the list and Vancouver offers a myriad of experiences that support these aspirational goals.

Eating healthy in Vancouver is easy to do. As a coastal city, fantastic seafood restaurants abound. For a classic Vancouver experience Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop in the heart of downtown cannot be beat. Another iconic seafood dining experience can be had at Coast, an award-winning restaurant that offers a true west coast dining experience. Cardero’s Restaurant is ideal for a casual, upscale menu. And the mountain and inlet views are spectacular!

A wellness retreat experience at the new Nordic Spa located in downtown’s Fairmont Pacific Rim is an ideal way get happy. Soak in the essence of the west coast by soaking in the hot tub, submerging in the cold plunge, and stretching and sweating in the cedar plan sauna. The perfect way to let the stress drift away!

Get lost in the Stanley Park Forest for an active winter experience that makes exercising a breeze. The Bridle Path, starting at Second Beach in the southern part of the park, meanders through to Prospect Point, Stanley Park’s original viewpoint in the northern tip. Or take the Siwash Rock Trail to view the oldest trees in the park, dating back over 700 years.