8 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Thanksgiving Weekend

Fall colours at UBC Botanical Garden in Vancouver

Photo: Daniel Mosquin, UBC Botanical Garden

With crisp fall weather and changing leaves, Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to get outdoors. There are tons of adventure options to choose from. Use our list of the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to make your long weekend plans.

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8 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Thanksgiving Weekend

Granville Island Turkey Trot Returns as a Virtual Race

Granville Island Turkey Trot

RUNVAN® returns with its popular Granville Island Turkey Trot as a virtual race this October (1-15). The local races raise money for local Food Banks and BC Children’s Hospital and are loaded with race extras for all runners.

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Granville Island Turkey Trot Returns as a Virtual Race

Work off Those Thanksgiving Calories at the Turkey Trot 10K in Vancouver, Oct 12

Image from turkeytrot.ca

Image from turkeytrot.ca

Ready to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories? Put down that turkey leg and head to Granville Island on Monday, Oct. 12, for the annual Turkey Trot 10K.

Now in its 18th year, the Turkey Trot has been described as a “run/walk/stroll.” In other words, if you don’t feel like doing sprints after a weekend of stuffing your face with pumpkin pie, then you don’t have to. The uniquely family friendly race is equal parts competition and community get-together. There’s even a special Tot Trot, where moms and dads can push junior in a stroller. Continue reading:
Work off Those Thanksgiving Calories at the Turkey Trot 10K in Vancouver, Oct 12

Burn those Thanksgiving Calories at the Turkey Trot 10K in Vancouver, October 8

Photo credit: frosty_white_raven | Flickr

Looking for a way to work off some Thanksgiving calories?  Put down that drumstick and head to Granville Island on Monday, Oct. 8, for the annual Turkey Trot 10K.

Now in its 14th year, the Turkey Trot is defined as a “run/walk/stroll.”  In other words, if you don’t feel like sprinting after a weekend of stuffing your face with pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes, then you don’t have to.  The unique race is equal parts competition and family get-together.  There’s even a special Tot Trot, where moms and dads can push junior in a stroller.

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Burn those Thanksgiving Calories at the Turkey Trot 10K in Vancouver, October 8