“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
On the west side of Vancouver, West Point Grey and the University of British Columbia are leisure destinations. The Endowment Lands offer escapes from the urban grind along hiking and biking paths. West Point Grey is home to Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks, where you can sunbathe, grill or play beach volleyball. To avoid unsightly tan lines, head to nude Wreck Beach on the far side of UBC. Point Grey Village is a local shopping district with plenty of mom-and-pop stores.