About Susan S
Lives in Vancouver, Canada
Since Mar 2014
Susan was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and has also lived in Victoria, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Austria. She has a background in international business and fascinated by new cultures and languages.
Bodies of Water
Bridges, Parks, State Parks
Islands, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Stanley Park is a must-see for visitors of all ages, being one of Vancouver's largest and most popular attractions. With so many activities on offer, ranging from beautiful west coast beaches to Canada's largest aquarium, plan to spend at least 3 hours here.
English Bay is easy to get to and conveniently located in the West End. Whether it be a light stroll or a game of beach volleyball, English Bay is a great place to relax and unwind. The beach is also conveniently located near restaurants and bars along Denman and Davie Street.
Kits Beach is a favorite for beach goers, and if you love water sports, this is also the place to go. Get active with a day of windsurfing, skimboarding or stand-up paddleboarding. You can also rent a bike or a pair of rollerblades, and coast along the seawall through Kits Beach. After a long day of outdoor activities, treat yourself to food and drinks along Cornwall Avenue, which is home to many local restaurants and bars.
Enjoy Vancouver's pristine and calm waters by kayaking or canoeing along False Creek. This is the perfect way to explore the spectacular outdoors at your own pace. Start your kayaking or canoeing trip at Granville Island, and make your way through Science World to English Bay.
The 2.9-kilometer (1.8 mile) Grouse Grind trail is one of the most popular mountain hikes for locals and visitors alike. Depending on your pace, the hike can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours, and once you get to the top, you will enjoy a beautiful view of Vancouver.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a must-see for all nature lovers. Covering over 750 hectares (3 sq mi), the park is located on the west-side of Vancouver and is known for its beautiful hiking trails. Whether it be walking, jogging or biking, there are many scenic trails to choose from.
Mount Seymour Provincial Park is home to many beautiful and scenic trails. For those who enjoy light trails, plan a 2-kilometer (1.2 mile) hike around Mystery Lake or Goldie Lake; while those who enjoy a challenge (and have extra time in Vancouver) could try Mount Elsay — a 16-kilometer (10 mile) round-trip, only recommended for very experienced hikers.
Lynn Canyon Park offers many beautiful trails for hikers of all levels. Plan a hike around the Baden Powell Trail, which covers the North Shore Region and goes through Lynn Canyon Park. For those looking for a light stroll along the river, Lynn Headwaters is perfect for you. Don't forget to visit Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge while you are there too.
Queen Elizabeth Park is known for its beautiful gardens and views of the North Shore mountains, making it the perfect place for a light afternoon stroll. The park is also home to the Bloedel Conservatory, which features many exotic birds and plants. If you have extra time, have a go at pitch and putt, tennis and lawn bowling during your visit.
Granville Island is one of Vancouver's most popular tourist attractions. This is a great place for a light stroll after a long bike ride or kayaking trip along False Creek. Enjoy a nice walk and explore its artisan shops, public market, and street performances.