Vancouver has been putting in bike lanes over the past 10 years – making it safer and more accessible for biking throughout the city. As one of the leading cities in Canada on this front, there are many bike routes available to us. We thought it would be fun to look at the routes with the best views, locations, and destinations. Below is a roundup of our top 5 bike paths in the city.
What: This city park is packed with sightseeing and restaurants, featuring sandy beaches, local landmarks, an aquarium and beautiful gardens. But one of the best features in this park is the paved path along the Stanley Park Seawall, which circles the entire park. Stop in at some of the amazing sights along the way as you take your bike for a spin.
How long: 10 km
Where: North of downtown Vancouver
What: The Arbutus Greenway is a new bike path along the future corridor plan that will eventually include a streetcar. Connecting Marpole to Kitsilano, the path offers a convenient public space for walking, cycling and eventually, the streetcar. It connects people from False Creek to the Fraser River.
How Long: 9kms
Where: Marpole to False Creek
JERICHO BEACH – UBC – PACIFIC REGIONAL PARK
What: This bike route encompasses three different bike paths, offering views of the water, UBC campus and a regional park. Starting at Jericho beach, bike along the coastal path, while leads up to the University of British Columbia where you can stop for a bit to eat in Westbrook Mall – or, continue up West 16th Avenue until you reach Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
How long: 10 km
Where: Jericho beach to Pacific Spirit Park
What: Located outside of the city, the Spirit Trail winds its way along a scenic waterfront from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. This trail finished development in 2017 and is divided in to multiple sections if the whole route is too long.
How long: 35 km
Where: Horseshoe Bay – Deep Cove
What: This trail is perfect for all skill levels, a flat route that leads to the South Dyke into Steveston. Riders can take in the wildlife and scenery around them along the way. Biking to Fisherman’s Warf at the end provides a great activity after a long bike ride.
How long: 26.5 km