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Where to Work Up a Sweat in Vancouver

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Vancouverites are an active bunch; if they’re not cycling the Seawall, they’ll be working their thigh muscles zooming up the Grouse Grind, or stretching out in a yoga class. There are dozens of ways for visitors to get active in the city, from biking and hiking, to getting out on the water, to showing off your best hip hop moves at a drop-in dance class. No matter your age, ability, or fitness level, you’ll find something to get you moving in Vancouver.
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6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9, Canada
Part of the North Shore mountain range, this 4,039-foot peak offers jaw-dropping views of the city. It’s busiest in the winter, when four chairlifts service 33 ski runs, but remains popular in the summer thanks to the steep, 1.8-mile Grouse...
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927 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2, Canada
There are plenty of drop-in dance classes across the city where you can beat rainy day blues by dancing up a storm, or celebrate the sunshine by busting a move. The Harbour Dance Centre is right in the heart of the city on Granville Street, and...
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800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7, Canada
Open mid-November through the end of February, the Robson Square Ice Rink gives both residents and visitors an opportunity to skate for free in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Skate and helmet rentals and a concession stand are available on site....
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Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
The Vancouver Seawall is the most popular recreation location in the entire city, if not in all of Canada, and it's for good reason. This stunning 22-km long trail leads from downtown along the shoreline of Stanley Park and offers some of the most...
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Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada
Vancouver’s most famous urban space, the thousand-acre Stanley Park, epitomizes everything that locals here love about the outdoors, and visitors have many ways to explore the expansive grounds. Hiking trails weave around totem poles and hemlock...
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Head out for a fun few hours paddling in North Van with Takaya Tours, a First Nations-owned eco-tourism outfit who mix outdoor adventure with cultural interpretations of the Coast Salish People’s history. Experienced guides lead guests on an...
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888 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X9, Canada
Vancouver is Yoga-City, there are dozens of studios across town with every possible permutation of yoga on offer from basic Ashtanga and Hatha classes, to Hip Hop or Hammock-based yoga. Vancouver is also the birthplace of cult yoga-wear company,...
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1668 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada
Vancouver’s serene waters serve as the perfect playground for kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders. Newbies can book two-hour “tasters” at Ecomarine’s Granville Island or Jericho Beach locations, while more adventurous...