7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Delta

Viewing platform at Deas Island Regional Park

Wildlife viewing platform at Deas Island Regional Park. Photo: Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

Surrounded by the Fraser River and the Pacific Ocean, Delta has lots of great places to experience the outdoors. Ride your bike, take a nature walk, go bird watching, and lots more.

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7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Delta

8 Ways to Get Outdoors in Coquitlam

A man fishes at Como Lake Park in Coquitlam

Fishing at Como Lake Park in Coquitlam. Photo: Tourism Coquitlam

Coquitlam’s slogan is “Fun is in our nature”, and you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities in the city ranging from neighbourhood parks to wilderness areas. Here are eight ways to get outdoors in Coquitlam.

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8 Ways to Get Outdoors in Coquitlam

7 Ways to Celebrate Biking in Vancouver This June

Cyclists on the Seawall at English Bay in Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Cycle City Tours

Did you know that June is Bike Month and June 3rd is United Nations World Bicycle Day? Grab your bike and head out for a ride to mark the occasion. Here are some ideas for celebrating all things cycling in Vancouver.

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7 Ways to Celebrate Biking in Vancouver This June

8 Beginner-Friendly Places to Mountain Bike Near Vancouver

mountain bikers on a trail in North Vancouver, BC

Photo Credit: Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism

The Vancouver area is known around the world as a mountain biking destination. Since the late 80s and 90s, local riders and trail builders have been at the forefront of the mountain bike scene. That means Vancouver has lots of gnarly trails for expert riders. But if you’re just starting out, don’t be intimidated: there are tons of beginner-friendly trails in the Vancouver area too. Here’s run-down on some local riding areas.

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8 Beginner-Friendly Places to Mountain Bike Near Vancouver

It’s All Downhill From Here – Mountain Biking on Vancouver’s North Shore

Photo courtesy of NSMBA Peter Lonergan Mount Seymour

While skiers and boarders passionately carve out every last turn on the North Shore, local mountain bike enthusiasts are watching the ever-rising snow level with bated breath! Yes, spring is in the air, and with that comes the ever popular Mountain Biking season. The change of seasons means outdoor enthusiasts are trading in their boards for wheels and migrating to the extensive trail system on Mount Fromme, Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour.

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It’s All Downhill From Here – Mountain Biking on Vancouver’s North Shore

48 Hours in Vancouver for Thrill Seekers

Photo Credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr

Photo Credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr

48 Hours in Vancouver is a weekly series appearing on Inside Vancouver featuring photos and information on interest-based itineraries such as food/wine, arts & culture and luxury travel; helping visitors plan the best Vancouver trip possible based on what they love. Today’s feature focuses on thrilling adventures for travelers who love to add a little spice to their vacations to make things interesting.

What You’ll Need for This Adventure:

• A vehicle (rented or your own)
• GPS/Map
• Surfboard/Kiteboard
• Snowboarding Gear/Clothing (Equipment can be rented on the mountain)
• Hiking Boots
• Warmer clothing for higher altitudes
• Mountain Bike
• Daredevil Attitude

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48 Hours in Vancouver for Thrill Seekers

Summer in Sun Peaks: Mountain Biking, Golf, Canoeing & More

Mountain biking in Sun Peaks, B.C. Photo: Adam Stein / Sun Peaks Resort

When I told my friends I was spending a weekend in Sun Peaks, everyone responded with “Ooh, I can’t wait to hear all about it.” Though many Vancouverites have been to Sun Peaks Resort in winter for its famous skiing and snow sports (unlike Whistler, Sun Peaks boasts no wait times for lifts), fewer have been there in the summer. So everyone was wondering—myself included—just what is there to do in Sun Peaks without the snow?

The answer, I found, is practically every outdoor summer sport we love: golfing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding. Add to all that a charming alpine village that’s packed with delicious restaurants, safe for kids and dogs, and a super-short walk from all the sports amenities, and you have the ideal getaway to the B.C. interior.

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Summer in Sun Peaks: Mountain Biking, Golf, Canoeing & More