7 Vancouver-Area Trail Running Races to Sign Up for This Spring

Runners on a forested trail in Squamish, BC during the Survival of the Fittest trail running race

Runners during the Survival of the Fittest race in 2019. Photo by Scott Robarts via Coast Mountain Trail Series

With spring on its way, it’s a great time to go for a run on forest trail. And the best way to stay motivated for running is to sign up for a race. Vancouver has a vibrant trail running scene with lots of races to choose from. Here are seven Vancouver-area trail running races you can sign up for this spring. 

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7 Vancouver-Area Trail Running Races to Sign Up for This Spring

Summer 2020 BC Parks Reservations Open Soon

Group of people having a campfire

Photo credit: Mike Erskine on Unsplash

It’s still winter outside, but summer camping season will be here before you know it. In 2019 over 3 million people camped at a BC Park. If you want to camp this year, now’s the time to start planning and making reservations.

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Summer 2020 BC Parks Reservations Open Soon

Where to Swim in a Lake Near Vancouver This Summer

Swimming at Lost Lake

Swimming at Lost Lake in Whistler. Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Andrew Strain

There’s nothing better than cooling off in a lake on a hot summer day. With lots of lakes near Vancouver, you have lots of freshwater swimming options. Here are some of the best swimming lakes near Vancouver, from the Sea to Sky region to the Fraser Valley.

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Where to Swim in a Lake Near Vancouver This Summer

10 Places to Go Kayaking Near Vancouver

Kayaking in False Creek, Vancouver, BC

Kayaking near Granville Island. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

Want to see Vancouver from a brand-new perspective? Get in a kayak to view the city from the water. It gets you closer to nature and gives you a bit of exercise too. Vancouver is a coastal city with lots of nearby lakes, so there are lots of places to go kayaking. Sign up for a tour or a lesson, or rent a kayak (and safety gear), then explore the water on your own.

Here are 10 beautiful places to go kayaking near Vancouver. They all have kayaks on site so can get on the water right away. 

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10 Places to Go Kayaking Near Vancouver