Mt Baker in Washington, USA, from Grouse Mountain.

Lower Mainland

Stretching from coastal Horseshoe Bay as far inland as the verdant Fraser Valley, this region encompasses the towns and suburbs within an hour or two of downtown Vancouver, including those communities immediately adjoining the city that together are known as Metro Vancouver. Ideal for day trips, the area is striped with forested coastal parks, wildlife sanctuaries and an increasing number of wineries.


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A blue and white and silver train on an elevated track curves around a building with a range of snow-covered mountains in the background


A day out on the Vancouver SkyTrain

May 28, 2019 • 5 min read