Heading up Grouse Mountain for a panoramic overview, as well as clambering over the dizzy heights of the quivering Capilano Suspension Bridge, from which you can eye the Douglas Firs and try to keep your vertigo in check 70 meters above the river. The city’s botanical gardens are spectacular -Skiing, fishing, eco-tours, snowmobiles, whale watching, skydiving and bungee jumping will keep adventure lovers happy, while the locals famed aversion to staying at home in the evenings makes for an equally alluring entertainment scene, which draws in everything from sport and rock music to dance and performance arts. The city’s symphony orchestra is particularly notable, as is the Fringe Festival, which annually welcomes a plethora of offbeat influences to Vancouver’s many stages.