08/24/2012 07:05 am ET Updated Oct 24, 2012

8 Ways To Get Outdoors In Vancouver

As much as Vancouver is known for its sophisticated restaurants and vibrant cultural scene, the city is also an exciting outdoor playground. Within the city limits are miles of sandy beaches for sunning, leafy parks for strolling as well as inlets, bays, and open waters for paddling and sailing. Plus, its moderate climate, highlighted by dry and sunny summers, enable outdoor enthusiasts to take advantage of active pursuits year-round. If skiing and snowboarding is your thing, you can do that here, too, for snow-capped mountains are only a short drive away!

Here are 8 ways to experience Vancouver outdoors:

Read more about things to do in Vancouver in our Insider's Guide to Vancouver

-William Travis for Viator

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