Whether it’s getting in shape or getting out of your comfort zone, it’s easy to stay on top of your New Year’s resolutions in Vancouver, a city on the edge of spectacular nature. Here are some ways to conquer your 2018 goals, Vancouver-style:
Resolution: Get in shape.
Forget the gym membership – take your workout routine to the great outdoors. With endless miles of forest, ocean and mountains, Vancouver is a natural playground and the perfect place to work on your fitness. Tackle the Snowshoe Grind at Grouse Mountain, a 4.3 km trail of wintry alpine terrain; cycle the scenic Stanley Park seawall, an 8.8 km path circling the famous urban park; or tone those arms with a paddle up Indian Arm in a sea kayak.
Resolution: Eat healthier.
Vancouver is home to a plethora of delicious plant-focused restaurants. It’s easy to make the healthy choice at these tasty vegan and vegetarian eateries: The Acorn (3995 Main), Virtuous Pie (583 Main), Kokomo (611 Gore), Indigo Age Café (436 Richards), and Heirloom (1509 W 12th). Or learn to cook healthy meals at home with the Dirty Apron Cooking School’s Vibrantly Vegan class, featuring creative recipes and useful tips and tricks to utilize local produce.
Resolution: Do something that scares you.
Vancouver offers many ways to get outside your comfort zone and try something new. Conquer your stage fright with a impov workshop by Vancouver TheatreSports – unleash your creative energy with a fun, supportive class for beginners; or overcome your fear of heights on a Via Ferrata Tour at the Sea To Sky Gondola – climb a series of metal rungs up the cliff face of the Stawamus Chief, while wearing a safety harness, of course!
Resolution: Spend more time with family and friends.
Set aside more time for friends and family with these only-in-Vancouver experiences: Save the city from destruction with Vancouver Mysteries - collect clues and solve puzzles on this scavenger hunt-style game; visit the new Stellar’s Bay sea lion exhibit at the Vancouver Aquarium; or take your brood on a Vancouver Foodie Tour of the Granville Island public market.