Experience the Thrills

An outdoor adventure with Grouse Mountain Zipline

Mountains, forest and ocean as far as the eye can see–Vancouver is surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty and opportunities to immerse yourself in nature and get your heart racing. From zip lining across the forest canopy to bracing your kayak against the waves of the Pacific, Vancouver has something for every kind of outdoor adventure-seeker. Lace up your hiking shoes, grab a water bottle and head outside where adventure awaits! Continue reading:
Experience the Thrills

8 Ways to Get Outdoors in Coquitlam

A man fishes at Como Lake Park in Coquitlam

Fishing at Como Lake Park in Coquitlam. Photo: Tourism Coquitlam

Coquitlam’s slogan is “Fun is in our nature”, and you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities in the city ranging from neighbourhood parks to wilderness areas. Here are eight ways to get outdoors in Coquitlam.

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8 Ways to Get Outdoors in Coquitlam

How to Try Pickleball in Vancouver

Playing pickleball

Photo: Joan Azeka/Unsplash

Pickleball has become one of the fastest-growing sports in North America in the last five years. It’s easy to try this beginner-friendly racquet game in Vancouver.

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How to Try Pickleball in Vancouver

Where to Find Vancouver Area Wading Pools For Families

A duck floats in a wading pool

Photo: Edgard Motta/Pexels

Splashing around in the water is a great way for kids to cool off. The Vancouver area has tons of community wading pools where your littles can wade and play.

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Where to Find Vancouver Area Wading Pools For Families

August 2022 Vancouver Area Hike of the Month: Elfin Lakes

View of Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park

Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Photo: Pranav Prashar/Unsplash

The long days of summer are a great time to tackle more challenging mountain hikes. The long trail to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park has incredible views as you ramble along a ridge top.

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August 2022 Vancouver Area Hike of the Month: Elfin Lakes

Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: EJ Lange of Jericho Beach Kayak

EJ Lange of Jericho Beach Kayak kayaking in Nootka Sound

EJ Lange kayaking in Nootka Sound. Photo: EJ Lange

When you love something as much as EJ Lange loves kayaking, you make it your mission to share it with everyone. We chatted with EJ about how he is creating an inclusive community and getting more people out on the water in his role as the School and Operations Director at Jericho Beach Kayak.

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Vancouver Outdoor Community Spotlight: EJ Lange of Jericho Beach Kayak

9 Best Vancouver Hikes for Hot Days

Swimmers in Garibaldi Lake

Swimmers in Garibaldi Lake. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

Beat the heat with a hike that will keep you cool. These Vancouver area trails have shaded forests, rushing creeks, and refreshing lakes – perfect for a hot day.

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9 Best Vancouver Hikes for Hot Days