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)

  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

  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

  7. Enjoy some cool tunes at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (www.coastaljazz.ca), held across the city every June and July

  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)

  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

  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

  15. Bask in the tranquillity of Chinatown’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chi-nese Garden (www.vancouverchinesegarden.com)

  17. Take in the city from the water with a narrated harbour cruise (www.boatcruises.com) aboard an old-style paddle steamer

  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