Vancouver is a city for people who like to be out and about, whether for relaxation, shopping, or exercise. In the summer, Kitsilano Beach is where Vancouverites go to unwind. It’s a little too cold for serious swimming, but the heated saltwater Kitsilano Pool makes up for that. For shopping, Robson Street is where you’ll find the best grouping of high end labels and chain stores, but Vancouver has a lot more variety to offer as well. Visit Granville Island for the eclectic charm and the Granville Island Public Market, where you’ll find the best in local art, crafts, and food. Vancouver is also a nature-lover’s paradise, with the North Shore offering easy access to hiking and skiing on Grouse Mountain. Or if you’re brave enough, walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which hangs over two hundred feet above the Capilano River. If you’d rather stay closer to the city, get your nature fix in Stanley Park, which is minutes from the downtown and offers amazing views from the seawall and Prospect Point. Stanley Park is massive, but it’s far from the only place to see some greenery in Vancouver. Take a tour of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, the first Ming Dynasty-style garden to be built outside of China. Or explore the Nitobe Memorial Garden, which is considered one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Whatever you do in Vancouver, you’re sure to leave feeling refreshed and re-energized.