Guys, there’s a gorgeous botanical garden in Vancouver. Obvs it has made it on the list. Because yes, hiking in the forest, getting a little down and dirty with nature, working those muscles, becoming one with the mountain, I’m all for it. But there is definitely something to be said for spending an afternoon strolling peacefully on beautifully-manicured lawns, enjoying carefully planted flowerbeds and painstakingly tended shrubbery (just as Hamilton plumbers might in the gardens in Hamilton after a hard day’s work). It makes me feel like I’m walking though a poem. So, all that said, allow me to recommend a visit to the VanDusen Botanical Garden.