Its mild climate and its close proximity to the ocean, mountains, lakes an rivers among other things, makes Vancouver an extremely popular location for outdoor recreation and an equally popular destination for travelers.
With over 3,200 acres of parks, it is not hard to find a park or a beach to have a picnic or just to relax. The 18 kilometres of beaches that surround Vancouver include English Bay, Jericho, Kitsilano Beach, Locarno, Second beach or Stanley Park, Spanish Bank east, Spanish Bank extension, Spanish Bank west, Sunset, and Third Beach. With these many beautiful beaches, boating enthusiasts crowd to Vancouver all year-round. (Source: Wikipedia)