Four Places to Marvel at Totem Poles in Vancouver

The majestic Celebration of Flight (Vancouver International Airport).

Totem poles are traditional monuments created by the First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest that commemorate timeless legends, clan lineages and notable events.

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Four Places to Marvel at Totem Poles in Vancouver

11 Things to Do at Vancouver’s Beaches

English Bay Beach in Vancouver

English Bay Beach. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

Lay down a blanket, go for a swim, or build a sandcastle. Since Vancouver is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, we are lucky to have lots of beaches. Get some ideas for your next beach day with this list of things to do at Vancouver’s beaches.

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11 Things to Do at Vancouver’s Beaches

10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Canada Day Weekend

Paddleboarding on False Creek in Vancouver

Paddleboarding in False Creek. Image credit: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

Summer in Vancouver is all about outdoor fun. And Canada Day weekend is the perfect time to spend a day in nature. Use our list of the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to plan your long weekend adventures.

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10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Canada Day Weekend

9 U-Pick Berry Farms to Visit Near Vancouver

Berry picking at Krause Berry Farms in Langley

Krause Berry Farms in Langley. Photo: Destination BC/Albert Normandin

What could taste more like summer than freshly picked berries? Stock up on delicious strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, and some specialty berries too. You can buy pre-picked fresh berries or pick your own at these nine farms near Vancouver.

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9 U-Pick Berry Farms to Visit Near Vancouver

3 Places to Experience the Thrill of Ziplines and Ropes Courses Around Vancouver

Mountain Ropes Adventure at Grouse Mountain

Mountain Ropes Adventure at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Justa Jeskova Photography

Fly through the air, balance on swinging obstacles far above the ground, and walk on suspension bridges through the forest canopy. Check out these three places to experience the thrill of ziplines and aerial ropes courses around Vancouver.

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3 Places to Experience the Thrill of Ziplines and Ropes Courses Around Vancouver

June’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Bowen Lookout

Bowen Lookout near Vancouver

The view from Bowen Lookout at sunset. Photo: Taryn Eyton/ HappiestOutdoors.ca

This year Vancouver’s North Shore mountains have a heavy snowpack, which means we will have to wait a bit longer to hike some of the trails to the higher peaks. But why not warm-up for the summer hiking season with a hike to Bowen Lookout at Cypress Provincial Park? It’s a short hike to a beautiful viewpoint. In early June there will be just a few snow patches that should disappear by the end of the month.

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June’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Bowen Lookout

7 Vancouver Area Hikes with Suspension Bridges

People walk on an elevated bridge at the Greenheart Treewalk at the UBC Botanical Garden in Vancouver

Greenheart Treewalk, UBC Botanical Garden. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Destination Canada (CTC) / Asymetric/Jason Van Bruggen

There’s something exhilarating about standing on a narrow suspension bridge, high above the ground. It gives you a bird’s-eye view of the forest canopy and lets you peer down into the depths of canyons. Check out these seven suspension bridge hikes around Vancouver for great views.

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7 Vancouver Area Hikes with Suspension Bridges