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

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

6 Things to Do at Whytecliff Park

Whyte Islet in Whytecliff Park. Photo: Destination BC/Alex Strohl

Whyte Islet in Whytecliff Park. Photo: Destination BC/Alex Strohl

West Vancouver’s Whytecliffe Park has spectacular scenery. Go for a hike, explore an off-shore island at low tide, enjoy the incredible ocean views, and lots more.

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6 Things to Do at Whytecliff Park

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

October’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Brother’s Creek

Old growth cedar trees along the Brothers Creek trail in West Vancouver, BC

Old Growth cedars along the Brothers Creek Trail

The hike along Brother’s Creek in West Vancouver is a great one for October. It’s not high enough to get snowy or icy and the tree cover overhead keeps you a bit drier on rainy days. This loop route climbs steeply in places, so you need a moderate fitness level. While you won’t summit a mountain or reach an epic viewpoint, there are plenty of beautiful things to see including old-growth cedars, a waterfall, fern-lined canyons, a tiny but picturesque lake, and the ruins of an army truck.

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October’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Brother’s Creek

Get lucky at Ambleside Park with Vancouver classic rock royalty

Loverboy, circa now.

How about some classic rock? How about some Canadian classic rock? What about some Vancouver classic rock?

Rock Ambleside Park features three days of bands from yesteryear performing hits that burned up Canadian FM radio dials in the ’70s and ’80s in a lovely park setting. Many of the bands are Canadian, some are from Vancouver, and a few are even international: Nazareth (Scotland), Sweet (Britain), and Little River Band (Australia).

Other heavy-hitters include Loverboy, Trooper, and Chilliwack. Rock Ambleside Park takes place Aug. 17-19 at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Let’s take a look at some of the performers, shall we?

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Get lucky at Ambleside Park with Vancouver classic rock royalty