Gateway to the Canadian Rockies – Cycling and Walking Vancouver

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Gateway to the Rockies – Cycling and Walking Vancouver


Vancouver, British Columbia

By John McKiernan
Staff Writer

Despite being British Columbia’s biggest city, Vancouver is still very accessible for those who wish to get around by the strength of their own legs only. Whereas Banff and other Canadian Rockies towns are sometimes considered too hilly for novice cyclists, Vancouver is full of people who love to get around on two wheels. Below is a list of the cycling pathways in the city.

The cycle path to British Columbia Palace.

The cycle path to British Columbia Palace.

Cycling pathways:

* 10th Avenue Bikeway
* Adanac Bikeway
* BC Parkway
* Cassiar
* Central Valley Greenway
* Cypress Bikeway
* Fraser Lands
* Gladstone Bikeway
* Heather Bikeway
* Inverness Bikeway
* Kent Bikeway
* Lakewood Bikeway
* Midtown and Ridgeway Bikeways
* Mosaic Bikeway
* Off-Broadway Bikeway
* Ontario Bikeway
* Pender Street
* Portside Bikeway
* Ridgeway Bikeway
* Seaside Bicycle Route
* SW Marine Bikeway
* Sunrise Bikeway
* Trafalgar Bikeway
* Trans-Canada Trail
* Windsor Bikeway

In 2008 Vancouver was recognized as Canada's most walkable city.

In 2008 Vancouver was recognized as Canada's most walkable city.

Walking Vancouver

Don’t just take our opinion on Vancouver as a walkable city. In 2008, it was awarded the prestigious, if a little odd, award of Best Walking City in Canada by the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM). Take that Toronto!
The reason Vancouver was recognized as a great walking city is down to a few things. Most importantly, the streets are designed to give pedestrians the highest priority. Drivers are constantly reminded to be careful while driving through the city. Not only is it a cheap and healthy option to get around the city; it is also a safe one.

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