10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Victoria Day Long Weekend

A runner on the seawall in Stanley Park

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Since we will all be staying close to home this Victoria Day weekend, it’s the perfect time to play outside. Use our picks for 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 Victoria Day Long Weekend

May’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Diez Vistas

Vew of Sasamat Lake and Burrard Inlet from the Diez Vistas Trail

View from the first viewpoint. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

May can be a tough month for hikers. It’s nice and warm in the city, but the mountains are still covered in snow. That’s where great mid-elevation hikes like Diez Vistas come in. This trail near Buntzen Lake lets you get up high enough to enjoy some views but is low enough that you don’t have to worry about snow.

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May’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Diez Vistas

Grouse Mountain Grizzlies Grinder and Coola Emerge from Hibernation

Photo: grousemountain.com

Today marks the end of the longest hibernation period yet at Grouse Mountain for the two resident Grizzly Bears – Grinder and Coola. They went into their den and sleeping chamber on November 10th, 2020 and emerged today on April 29th, 2021. This is a period of 170 days and beats the previous record of 153 days set in 2017.

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Grouse Mountain Grizzlies Grinder and Coola Emerge from Hibernation

Best Places to do a Stair Workout Around Vancouver

Stair workouts are a great way to get some cardio while strengthening your body and working on balance. But skip the treadmill and do stair intervals outside. Here are the best places to do a stair workout around Vancouver.

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Best Places to do a Stair Workout Around Vancouver

12 Places to Try Disc Golf Around Vancouver

Disc golfing at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Photo: Grouse Mountain

Have you tried disc golf yet? It’s a fun, low-cost sport that’s easy to try. Depending on who you play with, it can be a laid-back day at the park or a super-competitive challenge. With 12 disc golf courses around Vancouver, there’s sure to be one near you.

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12 Places to Try Disc Golf Around Vancouver

9 Things to do in Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Looking up through the trees at Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Looking up through the trees at Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Photo: Mia Mackenzie/Unsplash

Located on the west side of Vancouver near UBC, Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a great place to get a nature fix without leaving the city. The park protects lush forests, babbling streams, unique wetlands, and quiet beaches. To help you plan your trip, here our picks for the best things to do in Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

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9 Things to do in Pacific Spirit Regional Park

10 Best Places to Go for a Run Around Vancouver

A runner on the seawall in Stanley Park

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Vancouver is a great city for running, with lots of great views and traffic-light-free routes. In face, Runkeeper named it one of the best cities for running in North America! You can run through quiet neighbourhoods, next to the ocean, around lakes, or through the forest. Here are our picks for the best places to go for a run around Vancouver.

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10 Best Places to Go for a Run Around Vancouver