6 Vancouver Hill Climb Cycling Routes to Challenge Yourself

Cyclists on Cypress Mountain in the RBC Gran Fondo

Cyclists pass High View Lookout on Cypress Mountain. Photo: RBC Gran Fondo

Vancouverites love biking. With tons of mountain bike trails, separated bike paths, and commuter bike lanes, there’s something for everyone. But dedicated road cyclists love to challenge themselves by riding up our region’s steepest hills. If you want to test your legs, try one of these Vancouver hill climb cycling routes.

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6 Vancouver Hill Climb Cycling Routes to Challenge Yourself

10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This BC Day Weekend

Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park

The view of Garibaldi Lake from Panorama Ridge. Photo: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

BC Day weekend is a great time to get outside in Vancouver with tons of adventure options to choose from. Use our list of the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to plan your long weekend.

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10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This BC Day Weekend

Your Vancouver Outdoors Summer Bucket List

Vancouver's English Bay Beach

English Bay Beach. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

Summer in Vancouver is all about sunny weather and warm temperatures. Vancouverites make the most of the season by heading to our beaches, mountains, parks, and lakes. Here are our picks for Vancouver outdoor activities you’ll want to add to your summer bucket list.

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Your Vancouver Outdoors Summer Bucket List

Grouse Mountain Grizzlies Grinder and Coola Emerge from Hibernation

Photo: grousemountain.com

Today marks the end of the longest hibernation period yet at Grouse Mountain for the two resident Grizzly Bears – Grinder and Coola. They went into their den and sleeping chamber on November 10th, 2020 and emerged today on April 29th, 2021. This is a period of 170 days and beats the previous record of 153 days set in 2017.

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Grouse Mountain Grizzlies Grinder and Coola Emerge from Hibernation

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

Family-Friendly Features at Vancouver’s Ski Hills

A family skiing together

Photo: Destination BC/Andrew Strain

Hitting the slopes with your kids this winter? All three of Vancouver’s ski hills have family-friendly features that will make your day at the resort a blast. We’ve got the details on kid-friendly ski runs, lessons, and ticket prices at Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour so you can plan a family ski day.

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Family-Friendly Features at Vancouver’s Ski Hills

4 Ways to Learn a New Winter Sport in Vancouver This Year

Skier at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver

Skiing at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Destination BC/Insight Photography

Do you look up to the gorgeous snowy mountains above Vancouver and just want to be there? Learn a new winter sport this year and make it a reality. With intro lessons and rentals, it’s easy to learn to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross country ski, and backcountry ski in Vancouver. Find out how below.

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4 Ways to Learn a New Winter Sport in Vancouver This Year