Vancouver has been awarded the distinction as 2008 “Best Walking City in Canada” by the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine. …  Vancouver beat out Fredericton, NB (2nd place) and Nanaimo, BC (3rd place) for the award. 

A number of factors contributed to Vancouver being recognized.  The City’s natural beauty and extensive parks and greenway systems are world renowned and provide an excellent setting for a wide range of art, history, nature and architectural walks.  The establishment of 23 neighborhoods helped create local walkable communities.  The City’s infrastructure emphasizes and supports walkability through transportation corridors, parkland acquisition and local greenways.