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

9 Scenic Coastal Strolls in Vancouver

People on the False Creek Seawall near the Cambie Street Bridge

False Creek Seawall. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

Spot wildlife, enjoy the views, and breathe in the salty air as you stroll along the ocean. Here are nine places to go for a scenic coastal stroll in Vancouver.

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9 Scenic Coastal Strolls in Vancouver

8 Things to Do at Ambleside Park

A couple with a bike in Ambleside Park with a view of the Lions Gate Bridge.

Exploring Ambleside Park. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park has incredible views, a great beach, access to hiking and biking trails, and lots more.

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8 Things to Do at Ambleside Park

7 Ways to Get Outdoors in West Vancouver in Summer

A hiker enjoys the view at Eagle Bluff

A hiker enjoys the view at Eagle Bluffs in Cypress Provincial Park. Photo: Taryn Eyton

West Vancouver is sandwiched between towering mountains and crashing ocean waves. Hike to the peaks, hit the beach, and explore the parks, lakes, waterfalls, and old-growth trees in between.

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7 Ways to Get Outdoors in West Vancouver in Summer

7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Winter in West Vancouver

Cross-country skiing through the forest at Cypress Mountain.

Cross-country skiing at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

From snowy peaks to oceanside strolls, there are lots of ways to get outdoors in winter in West Vancouver. Hit the slopes, go for a hike, explore a park, and lots more.

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7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Winter in West Vancouver

The Best Places to Fly a Kite Around Vancouver

A kite flies against a blue sky with wispy clouds

Photo: Aaron Burden/Unsplash

Spring is a great time to fly a kite in Vancouver. The warming weather creates wind that will get your kite soaring. Here are our picks for the best places to fly a kite in Vancouver.

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The Best Places to Fly a Kite Around Vancouver

20 Vancouver Area Beaches to Visit This Summer

Lifeguard at Third Beach in Vancouver

Lifeguard at Third Beach. Photo: Kate Milford

As the weather starts to warm up and summer approaches, it’s time to hit the beach. Vancouver has lots of sandy shores to choose from including lots on the Pacific Ocean and a few on freshwater lakes. Here’s our list of 20 Vancouver area beaches to visit this summer.

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20 Vancouver Area Beaches to Visit This Summer