Your July Guide to Health and Wellness Events in Vancouver

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Photo: Grouse Mountain

Summer is here and the time is right… for getting outside in Vancouver! Check out these wellness related events happening for the month of July. (And remember to slather on that sunscreen!)

Canada Day Vancouver wellness run

Run or walk with your family and pup at this year’s Run Canada Day | Photo: Run Canada Day Facebook

Run Canada Day (July 1)

Get in the spirit of Canada Day! Come run the beautiful trails of Pacific Spirit Park at the Run Canada Day 5k, 10k, and 1K Kids Fun Run. Once you’re done your race of choice,  enjoy post-race refreshments and a Canada Day cake in UBC Westbrook Village. Proceeds from this race go towards Diabetes Canada. A patriotic win for everyone! For more information and to register, click here.

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Eat good food and simultaneously burn calories with Vancouver Food Bike Tour | Photo via Eventbrite

Vancouver Food Bike Tour (Saturdays)

Indulge in the fine local foods and beverages of Vancouver while touring on a bike around the city. Spend a summer Saturday getting a taste of the city and burning off the calories? A definite win-win situation. Explore Vancouver’s amazing markets, local restaurants, chocolatiers, historical buildings, and breweries under the warm sun. For more info and to register, click here.

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Find your Saturday zen at the top of Grouse Mountain. | Photo: 604 Now

Peak Yoga on Grouse Mountain (Starts July 6)

Pre-brunch or post-Grouse Grind yoga, anyone? Grouse Mountain and YYOGA have brought back the yoga experience with spectacular BC views. Starting on July 6, you can attend a complimentary 60-minute outdoor yoga class on top of Grouse Mountain, every Saturday for the rest of the season!  Your Skyride down will be perfect bliss. Classes are all-levels, and are complimentary with Grouse Mountain membership or class admission ticket. To choose your date and for more information, click here.

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Grouse Grind Vancouver

10 Grinds in 15 days? You can do it! (And it’s for charity!) | Image via

GRIND10 (July 1-15)

From July 1-15, take on the challenge of completing 10 Grouse Grinds in 15 days. You could win some great prizes, improve your fitness and support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Participants who complete all 10 Grinds will be entered into a draw to win some awesome prizes! Some rules and restrictions may apply. To register and for more info, click here.

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Multi-task at this year’s Summerfast race – get your run in and see the sites! | Phoot: Summerfast Facebook page

Summerfast 10k (July 20)

Don’t have a lot of time? Multi-task by signing up for this scenic and fast flat course race through Stanley Park and around the seawall. Get a solid run in and see the sites. There will be a post-race brunch, and cash prizes available to top open and masters; merchandise prizes for 2nd and 3rd overall open males and females. for more info and to sign up, click here.

Pride Vancouver run wellness

Show your stripes at this year’s Pride Run and Walk. | Photo: Event Facebook page

The Vancouver Pride Run & Walk is for everyone of every ability. Funds raised go directly to Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community beneficiary scholarships! Put on by a local community club and a great team of volunteers, it’s a fun event meant to be enjoyed by all. Dress up, don’t dress up; your choice! For more information, or to register, click here.

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Meet up with fellow runners as art of the MEC Race Crew. | Photo: MEC

MEC Run Crew (Various)

If you miss your running group while you’re away, local outdoor sports gear shop, Mountain Equipment Co-Op a.k.a. MEC, hosts a free evening running club throughout the summer. Geared towards all levels of experience, these are held several times a week -rain or shine! To sign up, and for more information, click here.

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