If you enjoy parks, trees, outdoor recreation and the like then Stanley Park is probably one of the places in Vancouver you visit if you're a tourist, or frequent if you're a local. The seagulls here are spending their rainy Sunday morning sitting on the Stanley Park Seawall, which is a 20+km path along Vancouver's waterfront from the Convention Centre on Burrard Inlet (Coal Harbour), around Stanley Park past the Lions Gate Bridge, and into the English Bay Promenade. Bring your walking shoes, a bicycle or rollerblades and a picnic lunch to experience the purest form of nature in the middle of the city.
Map sourced from Vancouver Entertainment
Vancouver is beautiful, but your bank account usually sustains some damage if you want to go somewhere and do something. You have to pay for parking everywhere, even seemingly in the middle of nowhere up in the mountains so long as it's deemed a tourist attraction of some sort. Lynn Canyon in North Vancouver is a gem of a location. There's a suspension bridge, waterfalls, a lake, tons of trails, well-marked paths and even a cafeteria. And it's all free! No ridiculous parking charges. No entrance fees to cross the bridge. This location definitely gets two green and financially-conscious thumbs up.