Vancouver by Bike – Scenic Routes and Hidden Gems

Discovering the City on Two Wheels.

May 8th, 2024

Vancouver, with its stunning landscapes and spirited urban culture, is a cyclist’s paradise. From picturesque seawalls to lush green parks, the city offers an array of routes that cater to all levels of cyclists. Experience each unique path rain or shine with Fairmont Pacific Rim’s bike service. Choose from our Norco mechanical bikes, Mercedes or BMW electric bikes as you pedal your way through Vancouver’s hidden gems and breathtaking routes.

Here are some of our recommendations on how to make the most out of your bike adventure!

Stanley Park Seawall Cruise

Enjoy a scenic ride along the Stanley Park Seawall, one of Vancouver’s most iconic bike routes. The Seawall offers panoramic views of the city skyline, mountains, and the Pacific Ocean as it extends from the Vancouver Convention Centre to Spanish Banks Park. With designed bike lanes and stunning photo opportunities at every turn, this path around the city’s waterfront is perfect for both casual and avid riders alike.

False Creek

For those looking to explore Vancouver’s vibrant shorefront, the False Creek bike route is a must-try. Stretching from Science World to Granville Island, this scenic path takes cyclists past the bustling marinas, trendy cafés, and waterfront parks. Make your way to the False Creek ferry terminal to embark on this picturesque journey along the waterway.

VanDusen Botanical Garden Loop

Make the journey to VanDusen Botanical Garden, a hidden gem boasting 55 acres of meticulously curated gardens and lush greenery. Spend the day exploring winding pathways, serene ponds, and vibrant floral displays with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world. This unique Vancouver experience also includes restaurant and shopping opportunities and makes for the perfect day out.

Sunset Ride

For an evening outing, head back to the Seawall to catch the sunset over at English Bay. Stop at Sunset Beach or English Bay Beach to relax as the day comes to an end and watch the sun go down.

Bike and Bite

If you are a food enthusiast, spend the day exploring beyond the scenic routes and uncover a plethora of culinary delicacies. Journey through Vancouver’s bike-friendly streets and encounter the city’s diverse culinary scene on two wheels. Whether it’s savoring fresh seafood at Granville Island, sipping craft beer in Gastown, or sampling street food delights from a food truck, Vancouver offers a culinary experience like no other.

  • Outdoor dining with burgers and beers
  • Cocktails and casual drinking

Burrard Bridge to Kitsilano Beach

For a more adventurous ride, bikers can pedal across the Burrard Bridge and make their way to Kitsilano Beach. This route offers stunning views of the city skyline and English Bay, with plenty of opportunities to stop and soak in the scenery. After a day of exploring, you can unwind at Kitsilano Beach and enjoy the sandy shores before the journey back.

Fairmont Pacific Rim Bike Map

Follow Fairmont Pacific Rim’s suggested bike route as you stop at multiple points of interest such as the Vancouver Aquarium, Siwash Rock, and Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant & Brewpub. With a helmet, water bottle, basket, bike lock, and riding map with rescue pickup locations included – Fairmont Pacific Rim’s bike service ensures you ride worry-free. The experienced Bike Butlers will pump your tires, make sure your helmet fits correctly, and help adjust your seat before you head off to cruise Vancouver.

  • Ocean and mountain view
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim Bike Butler



Stay & Play

With warmer days around the corner, as an added bonus – British Columbia, Washington State and Alberta residents can take advantage of our special rates when staying at Fairmont Pacific Rim between the months of May and September.

Enjoy exclusive pricing and complimentary self-parking when you book with the Summer Residents Offer.

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