Celebrate Cycling: Spring Go By Bike Week is June 3 to 9, 2024

Cyclists ride through Rocky Point Park during Go By Bike Week

Cyclists ride through Rocky Point Park during Go By Bike Week. Photo: HUB/Go By Bike Week

As a bike-friendly city, it’s easy to get everywhere you want to go on a bike in Vancouver. Join the two-wheel crew from June 3 to 9, 2024 to celebrate cycling and contribute to our city’s sustainable future at Go By Bike Week.

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Celebrate Cycling: Spring Go By Bike Week is June 3 to 9, 2024

How to Hike the Trans Canada Trail in Vancouver

Sculptures at Burnaby Mountain

Sculptures at Burnaby Mountain. Photo: mehranbab/Pixabay

As a city that is immersed in nature, Vancouver has lots of great hikes. But did you know you can start in Vancouver and hike all the way across the county on the Trans Canada Trail?

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How to Hike the Trans Canada Trail in Vancouver

Enjoy Bustling Night Markets and Farmers Markets in Vancouver

Shipyards Night Market; Destination Vancouver/Vision Event Photography Inc.

Night Market season has launched in Vancouver, running now until the beginning of the fall. Farmer’s markets have also ramped up, as a wider array of seasonal local produce starts to become available. You can expect a lively atmosphere, great food, and lots of artisan goods to browse and purchase.

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Enjoy Bustling Night Markets and Farmers Markets in Vancouver

How to See Nesting Great Blue Herons in Vancouver

Herons nest in Stanley Park in Vancouver

Herons nesting in Stanley Park. Photo: Frank Lin/City of Vancouver

Vancouver is so immersed in nature that you can see wildlife in the downtown core. Each spring, a colony of Great Blue Herons builds nearly 100 nests on the edge of Stanley Park. You can visit in person, take a tour with a volunteer naturalist, or tune in via webcam to catch the action.

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How to See Nesting Great Blue Herons in Vancouver

Early Summer Community Events to Enjoy

Italian Day on the Drive, Photo: Italian Day Festival Society

Summer is so close that you can feel it. To celebrate the warmer season coming up, there are some fabulous upcoming community events and lively street festivals on the horizon. Vancouver is known for its diverse communities, and every spring and summer, people get together for vibrant weekend public gatherings, perfect for the whole family or a day out with friends to show your collective community spirit and celebrate different traditions and cultural heritages.

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Early Summer Community Events to Enjoy

Where to Play Pickleball in Vancouver

Pickleball players touch paddles at the top of a net

Photo: Vancouver Pickleball Association/Facebook

The beginner-friendly racquet game of pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in North America. In Vancouver, you can play pickleball all over the city.

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Where to Play Pickleball in Vancouver