When Orla Corrigan, an Irish born travel enthusiast was deciding where to settle next, she faced some decisions. Having already lived in five countries around the world, she knew that choosing the sixth wasn’t going to be easy. Her criteria, however was simple – live somewhere with a renowned outdoor lifestyle.
So, where can you find her now? Vancouver, Canada!
Vancouver is every outdoors lover’s dream. If you adore the coastal city life but want to regularly escape in nature and an abundance of mountains – Vancouver’s calling!
Why Vancouver is perfect for living an active lifestyle:
Who says you need a gym membership or yoga pass to live an active lifestyle? Not in Vancouver, my friends! With nature’s playground at your fingertips, there’s no reason to stay indoors.
Move in Vancouver
Whether you’re a summer or winter kind of gal, the three local mountains, Cypress, Grouse and Seymour boast endless activities. With a mild climate year-round, anytime is the perfect time to grab your hiking/biking gear and head to the mountains. In Winter, the snow-covered peaks make the mountains extra inviting for those wanting give skiing and snowboarding a go.
Looking for a green oasis amid the city, Vancouver has you covered. Stanley park is one of the most scenic parks to exercise in. With an 8km seawall, and plenty of wild forest trails, active living looks pretty good in Vancouver.
Wanting to move in Vancouver rain, hail, snow or shine? You’re spoiled for choice with breathtaking backdrops for doing so!
There are also some amazing events running in the area that are great to get involved in! To get started, check out:
Nourish in Vancouver
As an ethnically diverse city, food choices are abundant in Vancouver. With the combination of cultural influences, locally sourced ingredients and quirky dineries, nourishing is never an issue in Vancouver.
Granville Island is a scenic foodie hub with a large public market where you can find everything you would want for a picnic in the city’s parks or a home cooked meal.
No matter what area you venture to in Vancouver, you’ll be greeted with delicious food choices. With endless options, choosing where/what to eat is the biggest decision you’ll face.
Believe in Vancouver
Despite Vancouver being a relatively large city, the sense of community is alive here. Getting to know people can initially be difficult but if you’re willing to break your comfort zone, you’ll be mixing and mingling in no time.
Join local sporting community groups, take part in annual active events being held in the city and participate in meet ups where you’re guaranteed to find like mind people who love to Move, Nourish and Believe as much as you do.
Are you ready to live the Active Living lifestyle in Vancouver? We’re right with ya girl!
What are your top Vancouver tips for an Active vacation or MNB Living?
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Orla Corrigan is a native of Ireland but calls the world home. Journeying far and wide Orla shares her experiences, tips and recommendations for living and travelling across the world.