9 Ways to Get Outdoors in North Vancouver

The Lions from Cleveland Dam

View of The Lions from Cleveland Dam. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Kazutoshi Yoshimura

North Vancouver is known as an outdoorsy city, which isn’t a surprise since it is nestled on the slopes of the North Shore Mountains, and filled with forested neighbourhoods. Here are nine ways to have fun outdoors in North Vancouver.

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9 Ways to Get Outdoors in North Vancouver

How to Celebrate UN International Day of Forests in Vancouver

Children hiking in the forest near Vancouver, BC

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang

Vancouver sits in the middle of the world’s largest temperate rainforest, which stretches from Alaska to Northern California. We are proud of our towering trees, so there are lots of ways to celebrate UN International Day of Forests in Vancouver.

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How to Celebrate UN International Day of Forests in Vancouver

6 Car-Free Winter Adventures Around Vancouver

The Mount Seymour shuttle bus sits in a snowy parking lot

Photo: Mount Seymour

No car? No problem! It’s easy to have a winter in adventure in Vancouver without a car. Choose from skiing, snowshoeing, floating past eagles, heading to the Sea to Sky Gondola, and lots more. Here are our picks for the best car-free winter adventures around Vancouver.

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6 Car-Free Winter Adventures Around Vancouver

8 Easy Ways to Experience the Wilderness Near Vancouver

Treetops Adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Treetops Adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Experiencing nature in Vancouver is easy, and there are so many ways to do it. Walk across a suspension bridge, soar through the air in a floatplane, go for a laid-back hike, or get whisked into the mountains on a gondola. Use our list of easy ways to experience the wilderness near Vancouver to find even more options.

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8 Easy Ways to Experience the Wilderness Near Vancouver

7 Vancouver Area Hikes with Suspension Bridges

People walk on an elevated bridge at the Greenheart Treewalk at the UBC Botanical Garden in Vancouver

Greenheart Treewalk, UBC Botanical Garden. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Destination Canada (CTC) / Asymetric/Jason Van Bruggen

There’s something exhilarating about standing on a narrow suspension bridge, high above the ground. It gives you a bird’s-eye view of the forest canopy and lets you peer down into the depths of canyons. Check out these seven suspension bridge hikes around Vancouver for great views.

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7 Vancouver Area Hikes with Suspension Bridges

6 Romantic and Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Around Vancouver

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Cypress Mountain

Valentine’s Day celebrations might look a little different this year, which makes it a great time to celebrate outdoors. Here are six fun and totally romantic outdoor Valentine’s Day date ideas around Vancouver.

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6 Romantic and Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Around Vancouver

Canyon Lights Returns to Brighten the 2020 Holiday Season

The outdoor holiday experience, enjoyed by Vancouver families and visitors alike for the past 15 years, returns with COVID safety measures in place from December 1st, 2020, until January 3rd, 2021. Continue reading:
Canyon Lights Returns to Brighten the 2020 Holiday Season