Frommer’s travel website has released a list of the 10 most walkable cities in the world and Vancouver has been included. In good company, other cities on the list include Paris, Florence, Melbourne, Edinburgh and New York
Vancouver is the only Canadian city on the list and New York and Boston are the only other North American cities.
The Frommer’s guide says, “Whether you’re into walking or hiking, you won’t be disappointed in Vancouver, a city that seems to have been designed with exercise in mind,”
The guide offers the following suggestion for visitors: “Take the picturesque False Creek shoreline promenade over to Granville Island to explore the shops, cafes, and Public Market. From here, stroll through Sea Village, the city’s unique houseboat community; cross the Stamp’s Landing footbridge beneath the Cambie Street Bridge; and end at the ScienceWorld dome. The 1 ½ -mile walk through Ambleside Park is a combination of water, coastal mountain views, sculptures, duck ponds, and Lions Gate Bridge, or stroll along Marine Drive for a selection of shops and restaurants.”
Sounds like the perfect walking tour to us!