Ten Vancouver Activities for Mature Travellers

  1. Cheer on the Vancouver Canadians during a nostalgic afternoon of baseball at Nat Bailey Stadium (www.canadiansbaseball.com)
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  3. Enjoy a summer evening Shakespeare performance at Bard on the Beach (www.bardonthebeach.org), where the backdrop is a stunning view of the moonlit mountains
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  5. Relive the pioneering past at Burnaby Village Museum (www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca), a replica turn-of-the-century village next to Deer Lake Park. Don’t miss a ride on the 1912 carousel
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  7. Enjoy some cool tunes at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (www.coastaljazz.ca), held across the city every June and July
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  9. Cut loose on a sunny summer afternoon in Stanley Park. Check out the totem poles and rose garden, and then have a late afternoon tea at The Fish House in Stanley Park (www.fishhousestanleypark.com)
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  11. Drive to Steveston in Richmond and stroll the restored fisherman’s wharf, now teeming with gift stores and the region’s best fish and chip restaurants
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  13. Head to Vancouver’s annual Pacific National Exhibition (www.pne.bc.ca), a decades-old tradition of livestock shows and home and garden displays that also has plenty of options for kids
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  15. Bask in the tranquillity of Chinatown’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chi-nese Garden (www.vancouverchinesegarden.com)
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  17. Take in the city from the water with a narrated harbour cruise (www.boatcruises.com) aboard an old-style paddle steamer
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  19. Peruse the city’s art collection at the celebrated Vancouver Art Gallery (www.vanartgallery.bc.ca) – look out for Emily Carr paintings of the re-gion’s verdant West Coast wilderness