One Amazing Summer Day in Vancouver

Shipyards Night Market

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

Spend an amazing summer day soaking up the sunshine in Vancouver on patios, at the beach, on a paddleboard, and at outdoor markets.

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One Amazing Summer Day in Vancouver

10 Things to Do on Victoria Day Long Weekend 2024

People walk on a suspended walkway at the Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver

Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

For many Vancouverites, Victoria Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer. It’s a time to get excited about the warmer weather and get outside to visit gardens, hiking trails, seasonal events, and more. In 2024, the Victoria Day long weekend is from May 18 to 20. Here are 10 ideas to help you plan your weekend adventures.

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10 Things to Do on Victoria Day Long Weekend 2024

Spring and Summer Markets Around Vancouver

Food trucks at the Shipyards Night Market.

Shipyards Night Market. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Vision Event Photography Inc.

With the return of warmer weather, it’s market season in Vancouver. Shop for fresh produce, handmade goods, delicious food and more from local vendors at farmers’ markets, craft markets, and community markets.

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Spring and Summer Markets Around Vancouver

6 Car-Free Spring Day Trips From Vancouver

Viewing platform on the Panorama Trail at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, BC

Panorama Trail at the Sea to Sky Gondola. Photo Credit: Tara O’Grady

No car? No problem. It’s easy to explore the forests, mountains, beaches, and islands outside Vancouver on a car-free day trip thanks to public transit, shuttle buses, and ferries.

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6 Car-Free Spring Day Trips From Vancouver

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Guide

Two people sit on a bench in VanDusen Botanical Garden.

VanDusen Botanical Garden. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Sombilon Studios

VanDusen Botanical Garden is an island of green in the middle of Vancouver. It’s a gorgeous spot for photos, quiet reflection, and learning about the natural world at any time of year.

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VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Guide

Where to See Tulips in Vancouver in Spring 2024

Close up of tulips in a field of a tulips at a tulip festival

Photo: Alessandro Segala/Unsplash

You know spring has sprung in Vancouver when the tulips come out. From parks and gardens to fields full of blooms, here are the best places to see tulips near Vancouver.

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Where to See Tulips in Vancouver in Spring 2024

Cherry Blossom Cycling Routes in Vancouver

A woman walks her bike underneath cherry blossoms.

Photo: Destination Vancouver/Jason Lee Wang

With over 40,000 cherry trees blooming in Vancouver, each year, it’s impossible to see them all. But one of the best ways to see a ton of them is on a cherry blossom bike ride.

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Cherry Blossom Cycling Routes in Vancouver