Fighting Cabin Fever in Vancouver


Though I rarely suffer from boredom, due to the fact that I am interested in too many things, I do tend to get restless. Being cooped up inside for an extended period of time will always leave me wanting to get out of the house, if only to go for a walk. Going for a walk is definitely a great way to combat cabin fever. Walking helps you clear your head, gives you exercise and makes you happy. My friend Isra advocates bundling up and going out for a walk, even with 3 kids and several feet of snow to deal with.

 My solution for fighting cabin fever in ? Boats.

Walk to the boats, if you can. There are marinas and docks throughout the city and the Lower Mainland. I find looking out on to the water to be really soothing, but it also does more for me than that. 

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Boats are like birds to me —they signify freedom. I’ve already felt like a (falling?) bird once in my life, but haven’t been out on a boat for more than a few hours. I would relish the opportunity to charter a sailboat for a few days to experience the open water around the West Coast of Canada. This isn’t something most people would choose to do, or is necessarily possible with most sailboats, this time of year — but dreaming is available year-round.

So, go for a walk, check out a local marina and daydream about hopping on one of the gorgeous boats you see docked there.

How do you fight cabin fever in your city?

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  1. Vancouver looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I still can't decide if I'm scared of boats, lol. I used to be terrified of them, but that was because a little row boat I was in tipped over. I've been on a cruise ship, and that didn't bother me. I think the ones in your picture would be fine.
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    • Yes, these boats are quite sturdy – and most people sail them around the inlet, so it isn't necessarily out in the middle of the ocean.

  2. kdkaren says:

    You know, we only live 30 minutes from the Beach in NH (or Boston for that matter) and I hadn't even thought of taking a day trip to go see the boats! My kids would love that. Perhaps this weekend!
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  3. librarypat says:

    We live out in the country, so if I get cabin fever, I just go out and work in the yard. A short drive brings me to the woods and I can go for a hike.

    • That sounds wonderful! I can go to the woods from where I live quickly, too – and love doing that for hikes. I kind of stopped that in December when it got colder, but look forward to again next month maybe.

  4. Just being by the water makes me feel better… but the boats add extra happiness! Boats make me feel like an adventure is about to happen!

  5. You know, I can't recall having ever been on a boat. At all. Except for a really tiny boat that an ex boyfriend had….I don't think that really counts.

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  7. wonderful picture.
    One of the things on my bucket list is to take a journey on a mast boat.
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  8. Gosh, I love the water! And, the photo is stunning!
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  9. Just looking at a photo of that view helps me breathe a breath of fresh air! And I agree about a walk, even if it's just a walk around our housing tract, I always feel a bit better by the time we reach our doorstep.

  10. I like going to the marina near us in summer. It is fun to watch the boats. I only go on pontoons!
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