10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver

Cyclists on the Seawall in Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Destination Canada (CTC)

Occurring each year on April 22, Earth Day honors Mother Earth and is a way to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In most years, Vancouver celebrates Earth Day with festivals and a parade. While there are no planned events this year, it’s easy to plan your own celebration. Here are 10 ways to commemorate Earth Day in Vancouver.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver

April’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls and suspension bridge in Mission near Vancouver

Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

The short and easy trail to Cascade Falls in Mission is a great hike for a spring day. The waters of Cascade Creek tumble 30 meters over a sheer cliff face into a turquoise pool. Driven by snowmelt, the falls are a spectacula torrent at this time of year. Walk across the large suspension bridge for close-up views.

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April’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Cascade Falls

Take an Easy Hike Through One of These Vancouver Area Bogs

Sundew plant in a bog

Carnivorous sundew plants in a bog. Photo: Hans/Pixabay

In Vancouver, nature is all around us. We often think of the mountains, the ocean, or the forest, but Vancouver has unique wetland bogs as well. Home to many unique species of plants and animals, bogs are a great place to connect with nature and go on an easy hike.

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Take an Easy Hike Through One of These Vancouver Area Bogs

Best Places to Catch the Sunset Around Vancouver

Vancouver skyline at sunset

Photo: Tourism Vancouver/Albert Normandin

Facing west into the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver has some spectacular sunsets. You can watch the sun go down from the beach, the mountains, or the heart of the city. How many of these gorgeous Vancouver sunset spots have you visited?

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Best Places to Catch the Sunset Around Vancouver

22 Gardens to Visit This Spring in Vancouver

Entrance to Bear Creek Gardens in Surrey near Vancouver, BC

Bear Creek Gardens. Photo: Scarlet Black/Surrey.ca

Spring has officially sprung in Vancouver. There are over two dozen beautiful gardens around the Vancouver area where you can enjoy gorgeous spring flowers. Explore rose gardens, Asian gardens, botanical gardens, walled gardens, and lots more.

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22 Gardens to Visit This Spring in Vancouver

Best Kid-Friendly Bike Rides Around Vancouver

Cyclists on the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver

Cyclists on the Stanley Park Seawall. Photo: Destination BC/Heath Moffatt

Vancouver has lots of flat, car-free cycling paths that are perfect for a family outing. Ride next to the ocean, cruise through the forest, or bike through the heart of the city. Our guide to the best kid-friendly bike rides around Vancouver also includes pitstops along the way that little cyclists will love. (Think playgrounds, picnic areas, and places to get treats.)

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Best Kid-Friendly Bike Rides Around Vancouver

5 Things to Do at Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park

Photo: WestVancouver.ca

West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park is a nature oasis close to the city. With a forested interior, rocky shoreline, and lots of viewpoints, there is beauty around every corner. To help you plan your trip, here are our picks for the best things to do at Lighthouse Park.

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5 Things to Do at Lighthouse Park