Located 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, this attractive and majestic mountain is nestled in Cypress Provincial Park. The ... More
Located 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, this attractive and majestic mountain is nestled in Cypress Provincial Park. The mountain has a variety of activities year-round like alpine and cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, snowboarding, snow-tubing and tobogganing. This was one of the primary ski and snowboard venues for the 2010 Olympic Games.
While visiting Vancouver, such beautiful City, I went to Cypress a couple of weeks ago. It was a rather disappointing experience. The cost of lift tickets does not have anything to do with what you get. Terrible terrain. I had to park my car way far and walk (in ski boots) for 40 minutes. No shuttle buses. Staff were rude, unfriendly and seemed liked they are forced to work there. (I surprisingly found out that one of those rude staff was the head of ski school or something in that matter). In the same visit, I went to Whistler Mountain as well… world class… It is really surprising for me that they are hosting the Olympics at Cypress. The only reason that they are surviving is that they are so close to the City. Skiing in Europe, I always thought French were rude and snob. Cypress staff make them look like angels. I personally think Cypress is a shame for such beautiful City. I won’t go back.
This park is known as 'Little Mountain' because it sits atop the geographical high point and center of Vancouver proper.
Its two sunken gardens are a colourful backdrop for wedding photos. On top of the park are lookout points ...
With sweeping ocean and island views, this park is a photographer's paradise. Take a picnic basket along and lay down
a blanket and enjoy the fresh air. The area's calm waters make it a popular spot for scuba divers. ...