Ten Green Ways to Experience Vancouver
- Rent a bike or rollerblades and marvel at Vancouver’s green, urban sanctuary by cruising the seawall in Stanley Park
- Reflect on some other great Vancouver green spaces at Queen Eliza-beth Park (www.vancouverparks.ca), UBC Botanical Garden (www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca) and Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (www.vancouverchinesegarden.com).
- Check out the city views from the water by kayaking your way along False Creek (www.ecomarine.com)
- Get a birds-eye view from above by ziplining across mountain peaks (www.grousemountain.com)
- Enjoy the vast choices in fresh, West Coast seafood by choosing a res-taurant participating in the Ocean Wise program (www.oceanwise.ca)
- Book a tour with Edible Canada and learn why Vancouverites "eat local" (http://www.ediblecanada.com/).
- Take the pod elevator to the top of Grouse Mountain’s Eye of the Wind (which has the capacity to offset up to 25 per cent of the resort’s energy needs) for an amazing view from a working power turbine (www.grousemountain.com)
- Take a guided tour of North Vancouver’s mountain, forest and seascape region in a green vehicle fuelled with vegetable oil (www.vancouverecotours.com).
- Take a walk on Vancouver’s new aerial trail system at the UBC Botani-cal Garden and learn about local ecology, nature and conservation (www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca)
- Get a day pass and bus, SkyTrain or SeaBus your way around Vancouver (www.translink.bc.ca)
Major environmental movement Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver. The city is also home to David Suzuki, Canada’s most celebrated ecological scientist and founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.