9 Best Vancouver Hikes for Hot Days

Swimmers in Garibaldi Lake

Swimmers in Garibaldi Lake. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

Beat the heat with a hike that will keep you cool. These Vancouver area trails have shaded forests, rushing creeks, and refreshing lakes – perfect for a hot day.

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9 Best Vancouver Hikes for Hot Days

9 Things To Do at Buntzen Lake Recreation Area

A woman stands on the shore of Buntzen Lake near Vancouver

Photo: Ben Waardenburg/Unsplash

The hydroelectric reservoir of Buntzen Lake is a popular recreation area for Vancouverites. The long lake has a great beach and it is surrounded by forested mountains and tons of trails.

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9 Things To Do at Buntzen Lake Recreation Area

Vancouver’s 2022 Pride Week and Pride Parade Celebrate Inclusive Community

Photo: Lung Liu

Over the course of more than forty years, Vancouver’s Pride Parade has seen considerable and exciting evolution. This year’s Pride Parade takes place July 31, with a diverse line-up of Pride Week events that run from July 21 to August 1.

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Vancouver’s 2022 Pride Week and Pride Parade Celebrate Inclusive Community

Vancouver Mural Festival Announces 2022 Lineup Including 11-Days of Block Parties and Over 30 New Murals

Vancouver Mural Festival returns August 4-14, 2022 with a spectacular 11-day celebration featuring daily block parties, mural tours and over 30 new murals across the city. Continue reading:
Vancouver Mural Festival Announces 2022 Lineup Including 11-Days of Block Parties and Over 30 New Murals

Hop aboard, it’s time to Ride and Shine!

Enjoying a car-free summer just got even better with Translink. Show your Compass card at some of Vancouver’s favourite attractions, and your route will now include discounts, deals, and special offers. Whether you’re out for a day trip or an evening with family, you’re sure to find something to kick off your next adventure. Here are just a few of the summer spots we’ve partnered with to make the most of the sun! Continue reading:
Hop aboard, it’s time to Ride and Shine!

Fleurs de Villes PRIDE Launches in Vancouver with 15 Fresh Floral Installations in Yaletown and the West End

From July 27 to August 1, Yaletown and the West End will bloom with flower-bombed benches, rainbows, swings and selfie-frames in conjunction with the Vancouver Pride Festival. Fleurs de Villes’ famous floral mannequins will pay homage to Canada’s most famous drag artists, such as Jimbo, for this joyous week of celebration culminating with the Pride Parade on July 31. Continue reading:
Fleurs de Villes PRIDE Launches in Vancouver with 15 Fresh Floral Installations in Yaletown and the West End

How to Go Whitewater Rafting Near Vancouver

A raft on the Chilliwack River with Chilliwack River Rafting

Whitewater rafting with Chilliwack River Rafting. Photo: Destination BC/Hubert Kang

Snow melting in the mountains means there are lots of wild whitewater in rivers near Vancouver. Experience the thrill of riding the rapids on a whitewater raft or book a family-friendly rafting trip to enjoy incredible scenery and some light splashing.

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How to Go Whitewater Rafting Near Vancouver