How do picnics fit into an activity book, you ask? Well, they are active picnics of course! They require some effort. Being active and recreating is great, but one goal of the book is to help readers connect with their surroundings. Stopping, contemplating and sharing the beauty of the site changes ones perspective of a landscape. Active Vancouver suggests hikes, snowshoes or short cycles to areas such as Barnston Island, Hollyburn Lodge, or Admiralty Point in Belcarra Park.