Comfort Inn & Suites
1748 Capilano Road
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3B4
Phone: (604) 988-3181
Fax: (604) 904-2755
Gather together some friends and get ready for a afternoon of adrenaline pumping fun at North Shore Paintball. Here you and your friends can team up and strategize as you duck and cover, narrowly missing that paint ball as it splats on the bunker your hiding behind. The outdoor field features urban terrain, hills and underbrush, perfect for ambushing the other team. So whether your a weekend warrior or a newbie, North Shore Paintball is sure to be a thrilling adventure.
Famous for the thrilling and one of the oldest attractions of North Vancouver called the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the park also features other attractions. These include the 'Treetops Adventure' where you can walk across from one Douglas fir tree to another on bridges and walkways that are attached to tree trunks 30 meter (98.43 feet) above the rain-forest floor. For those enthused with regional folk-art, the cluster of totem poles made by First Nation people is located inside the remote section of the park. The carvings on the trees are breathtaking and according to popular belief, the intricate carvings offer stories of their own.
Members of the Hollyburn Country Club can avail the fantastic facilities offered here. The club includes a fitness center, swimming pools and, tennis, squash and badminton courts. Event spaces at the club suit both private as well as business events and come complete with state of the art facilities, catering services and gracious staff. For more details, call ahead or check out their website.
Attractions abound in this massive open space, a veritable rain forest within a metropolis. To name a few, the park is home to the Children's Farmyard, Miniature Railway, tennis courts, beaches, children's water park, heated ocean-side swimming pool, the Theater Under the Stars, the Vancouver Aquarium and the 10.5-kilometer (seven-mile) perimeter Seawall, which is packed with joggers and walkers. Once a military reserve, the park became one of the city's premier attractions by action of the city's first council.
Stanley Park's Seawall is one of the most famous places for outdoor activities in Vancouver. The 5.5-mile (8.8km) concrete route circles the perimeter of the park, offering a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and mountains. The salty breeze fused with hemlock and cedar, immense open space, and surroundings rejuvenate even the staunchest of workaholics. Parents pushing strollers, joggers, walkers, cyclists, and roller-bladers traffic the pedestrian thoroughfare. Benches are placed along the way. The sandy beaches that lay just off the wall are ideal for picnics and naps.
Ride around Vancouver in a cool 7-speed cruiser, or pedal about on the tandem mountain bikes available at this rental spot. Bikes come with various adjustments, safety equipment included, to suit even the amateur rider. Bike tours are organized in the summer as well, with trips around the Stanley Park sea wall that offer spectacular views of the ocean and mountains. Lunch comes as part of the package, while drinks accompany the Two-Wheel Tuesday tours. Is the family tagging along as well? Nothing will keep them as busy as the Stanley Park Ultimate Tandem Rally scavenger hunt. However, be sure to call for bookings, as tours depend on the local weather conditions.
Stanley Park Pitch & Putt is a scenic pitch and putt course within Stanley Park, located on the West End of Vancouver. Situated along English Bay, it has tree-lined fairways and manicured greens for stress-free rounds of golf. And if a small white ball ruins your stroll in the park, you can always try lawn bowling, cricket or tennis. The park is open from 8a to dusk in summers.
If you are the type who wants to sneak in some wilderness adventure during business trips to the West Coast, this outdoor company is perfect for you. It offers a personal itinerary-planning service for up-country outings according to your schedule. The company's tours usually take a week or less, are not demanding (better food, lodging and outfit), and often require no particular skills. Corporate warriors can choose from a number of wild escapades, including white-water and heli-rafting, kayaking, camping, river floats, skiing and snowboarding.
Hop into the Big Bus for a tour of the happening places in Vancouver. Despite the wait time, it is fun to take a bus to a place worth visiting without breaking your head over the routes. Explore the city over two days and twenty stops at your pace, its a journey that is called for.
This popular beach is close to everything: cafes, bars, an indoor pool, the vibrant West End and all of downtown. Just blocks away from the daily grind of business, this sandy strip attracts sun-worshipers each sunny day. It is located along the Seawall, so take a picturesque stroll after enjoying the rays. Home of the January Polar Bear Swim and the popular Symphony of Fire fireworks display. Concession stands, changing rooms and showers are available.
A large selection of top-brand saltwater and freshwater rods, reels and tackle are sold here at Nikka Industries. There are gear and specialty items to help you catch salmon, bottom fish, halibut, crab and prawns. Pick up mustang flotation wear, rain-wear, vests and waders. It also carries navigation and safety supplies, marine hardware and electronics. Don't forget the licenses, charts and bait.
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden is the first classical Chinese garden built outside China. It employs the ancient techniques of the Ming Dynasty, condensing the serenity of the mountain, streams, valleys and hills into an urban sanctuary. Every niche and arch of the garden is meticulously laid out. Each plant, rock and piece of architecture is selected for its symbolic meaning and mood. The Chinese lettering at the entrance reads 'Garden of Ease'. A place filled with lush green grass and tranquility.