Cycling & Mountain Biking
You never forget how to ride a bike. And that's a good thing because you may want to jump on one and tour around during your visit. Bikes are commonplace in this city and Vancouver has numerous cycle paths and bike routes, ranging from easy, flat terrain around Stanley Park to mountain biking on the famous North Shore. Cycling is perhaps the best way to explore Vancouver and its superb natural beauty.
Vancouver's moderate climate makes it possible to cycle almost year round. The City of Vancouver has a comprehensive system of bike routes, paths, dedicated bike lanes and greenways for you to use to get around on two wheels. Vancouver’s terrain can include some steep hills not to mention traffic, so if you’re cycling outside of the downtown core, it’s a great idea to consult the City of Vancouver’s Bicycle Route Map & Guide to plan your journey. The City’s website offers cyclists some excellent resources, including safety tips and information about road regulations. If you’re planning on travelling further afield by bike, check Translink’s site for cycling information.
Important: If you choose to tour around by bike, please be advised that British Columbia has a mandatory helmet law.