Summer is pretty sweet. When the sun shines and shorts come out, everyone seems to have an extra spring in their step. We want to help Canadians make the most of this summer, so throughout the next month, we’ll share some of our favourite things to do in various cities throughout the country. From festivals to parties to outdoor adventures and more, the true North is full of fun and adventure for everyone.
The first stop is Vancouver, and with the rain at bay there’s so much to do in the city this time of year!
More than 5,000 people attend the weekly outdoor movie night at Stanley Park, bringing a blanket and snacks is optional, but we highly recommend it.
For one day, the streets of Gastown are transformed into one of the most challenging cycling race courses in North America. The event is free for spectators and is guaranteed to be a fun afternoon out.
At just over 9km long, bike riding along the Stanley Park section of the Vancouver Seawall is a definite summer must-do. No bike? Check out rental options here.
On Saturday, July 9th over 100,000 people are expected to attend the city’s largest block party. West 4th in Kits will be shut down for a day of music, food, beverages, and a great time!
HAVE A BEACH DAY
Vancouver is known for its beautiful beaches so this is a definite must. Check out Vancity Buzz’s guide to Vancouver beaches to find a sandy spot near you.
Many Vancouver yoga studios offer outdoor sessions in the summer or check out the city’s Meetup group.
A visit to Nat Bailey Stadium to catch some baseball action makes a perfect family fun day or afternoon date!
There are plenty of other hikes in Metro Vancouver suited for all experience levels. Choose a route, slap on some sunscreen, grab some water and prepare to take on mother nature!
On July 23rd, 37th, and 30th, Vancouver’s annual fireworks festival returns. The Netherlands, Australia and the USA are this year’s participating countries and we can’t wait to see what they have in store!