According to Frommer’s, Vancouver is one of the world’s most walkable cities. Within city limits it would be hard to argue that statement as one can easily walk anywhere, especially in downtown Vancouver where walking is sometimes faster than getting in your car, being stuck in traffic and then trying to find and pay for parking.
Here is what they had to say about our fair city:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Whether you’re into walking or hiking, you won’t be disappointed in Vancouver, a city that seems to have been designed with exercise in mind.
Where to Walk: Take the picturesque False Creek shoreline promenade over to Granville Island to explore the shops, cafes, and Public Market. From here, stroll through Sea Village, the city’s unique houseboat community; cross the Stamp’s Landing footbridge beneath the Cambie Street Bridge; and end at the ScienceWorld dome. The 1 ½ -mile walk through Ambleside Park is a combination of water, coastal mountain views, sculptures, duck ponds, and Lions Gate Bridge, or stroll along Marine Drive for a selection of shops and restaurants.
A six-mile walk around Stanley Park lets you experience breathtaking views, inner city beaches, public art, lighthouses, and other city landmarks as you make your way around the peninsula shore.
Top 10 Most Walkable Cities in the World:
- Sydney, Australia
- Melbourne, Australia
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Munich, Germany
- Vancouver, BC
- New York City, New York
- Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Paris, France
- Florence, Italy
In recent years Vancouver has made numerous lists, some good, some not so good. Here a just a few lists that our fair city has made:
- Third most livable city in the world
- North America’s Most Expensive City
- Third Worst Dressed City in the World
- Vancouver women 6th most beautiful women in the world
- Wreck Beach named second best nude beach in North America
- Vancouver’s Japandroids Make Rolling Stone’s 10 best Summer albums of all time list
- Canada’s 10 Most Expensive Streets Includes 3 Vancouver Spots
- Vancouver Second Most Traffic Congested City in North America
- Canada’s 5 Most Expensive Homes (4 From Vancouver)
- Vancouver One of Top Cities for Cycling in Canada
- Vancouver is Canada’s Most Expensive Office Market
- $100 Hot Dog in Vancouver, World’s Most Expensive
Buzz Tip: Spacing Vancouver