Stay in a hostel in Vancouver, Canada, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by ocean, mountains, and metropolis. Try and hike the nearby Grouse Mountain – mostly compromised of wooden steps, it takes you 850 miles up the mountain and is attempted by one hundred thousand people every year. Or, for an easier way to get up, you could just take the airborne Skyride. If you’re feeling brave, walk the wobbly Capilano Suspension Bridge: 450 foot long, it gives walkers the chance to view the Capilano River from 230 foot above. Head downtown for some shopping in Robson Street, Vancouver’s most famous shopping street, where you’ll find fashion stores, restaurants and anything else you need. The EAT! Festival takes place in May and is a chance to taste food and drink from all over the world from over 250 exhibits, plus learn how to cook from big names in the food industry.