(July 02, 2014 , posted in General)

It’s finally summer! The new trend in the past year or so has been “staycations”, where you make a vacation out of staying close to home. So, are you wondering what some of your options could be? Never worry! I’m here to save the day! Here is a list of some of the things you could do with your family if you choose to stay in the area for a few of your days off:
  • Steveston – beautiful waterfront with lots of nice eateries and a fish market. Buy some fresh seafood right off the boat!
  • Grouse Mountain – if you are in shape, do the climb! If you would rather be a bit more leisurely, take the gondola to the top for a nice lunch overlooking the city.
  • Suspension Bridges – there’s the free one at Lynn Canyon near Deep Cove or the Capilano. Either way, it’s a great adventure. Capilano now features their Cliffwalk. But watch out! It’s not for the faint of heart.
  • Cultus Lake – there’s a great grassy park right on the water to enjoy your day.
  • Stanley Park – this is the ultimate classic staycation. Rent a bike or some roller blades and go around the sea wall. End the day with a nice cocktail at Cactus Club Cafe right on the beach.