Parks in Vancouver

It smells like Summer! Summer is full of surprises and fun! The weather of Vancouver is awesome all year-long, specially in the summer. So with that being said, there are many places to go to in Vancouver given its beauty and nature! There are endless parks, beaches and gardens to explore in Vancouver. Most of the parks are catered for families and nature lovers. People have many activities to do in the park like hiking, walking, running, cycling, or simply spending time with family and friends. There are number of events and festivals that are held in various parks throughout the year. Below is a short list of some of the popular parks in Vancouver :   Stanley park: Stanley park is the most popular park in Vancouver., also one of the biggest in the area. It’s near to English Bay beach with many amenities close by. The beach is usually crowded in the evening because of the sunset but its definitely worth it because of the beautiful view!   Queen Elizabeth park: Queen Elizabeth is one of the most popular parks in Vancouver as well due to its beauty and nature. It is well maintained and simply beautiful. The park is also known as the heart of Vancouver.   Lynn Canyon park: Lynn canyon park is a beautiful catered for locals and tourists. In Lynn Canyon park,you will find the mini suspension bridge and heartwarming waterfalls beneath your feet.   Sunset Beach park: Sunset beach is also popular specially in the summer. Most people play soccer and volleyball there. Walking around and sun-bathing is also a popular option there.   Nonetheless, study English in Canada with EC Vancouver and explore the beautiful city and province of British Columbia. Contact us via our email or social media platforms to learn … Read more

Burnaby Mountain Park

There are many mountains and places to hike in Vancouver but nothing beats Burnaby Mountain Park. Burnaby Mountain Park is located between Port Moody and Burnaby. It is home to many trails and parks therefore it’s popular for mountain hiking and biking. Once atop, the view is spectacular because it ranges from North Vancouver and Burnaby to Downtown Vancouver and Richmond. The area is family friendly and includes sculptures and parks like the Kamui Mintara, Kushiro park and the Rose Garden. Contact EC Vancouver today to book your free ESL trial lesson and learn more about our programs. EC Language Centres is an ESL school in Vancouver with locations around the world that offers various English classes and courses for levels starting from basic elementary and beginner to complete proficiency.

Spring in Vancouver

Spring in Vancouver is the season of rejuvenation. Gardens bloom, whales migrate and the entire city comes alive. In March, April and May, Vancouver’s special mix of cosmopolitan living and outdoor adventure is at its best. From dining and shopping to kayaking, golfing and exploring nature, Vancouver has the ultimate remedy for spring fever. Nowhere is spring more evident—or more beautifully realized, than at Vancouver’s gorgeous public gardens. The roses at the Stanley Park rose garden are at peak bloom at the end of March through the beginning of April. The first two weeks of May are the best times. Spend a day touring gardens by combining trips to Stanley Park with visits to the lush VanDusen Botanical Garden, the enchanting spaces at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the free quarry gardens at Queen Elizabeth Park. Whale-watching season starts in March, and the spring months are among the best to see these magnificent creatures in action. Experience the thrill of watching migrating orcas and gray whales up- close-and-personal. Situated in the heart of Vancouver, the False Creek inlet is the perfect spot for springtime kayaking. Take a kayak tour and see seals, otters, eagles, and fish while enjoying exercise, fresh sea air and amazing views of downtown Vancouver. If spring is the time to experience nature hands-on, then Vancouver is the place to do it. ——–Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Check out EC English Language School in Vancouver!