Top Ten Things to Do This Summer

June 24, 2021 |

This summer it’s time to break free from the familiar and discover something new. Whether you are looking to relax in nature or raise your adrenaline Vancouver’s North Shore has something that every member of the family can enjoy.

Here are our top ten experiences to try this summer:

1. Indigenous Experiences

June is Indigenous History Month but there are opportunities to continue to learn about First Nation history, culture, and art throughout the year on Vancouver’s North Shore. From eating fusion Indigenous cuisine at the Mr.Bannock food truck to joining Takaya Tours on a canoe tour through the Burrard Inlet to learn about Tsleil-Waututh First Nation there are so many ways to connect with the land and the people.

2. Ride North Shore Style

The North Shore mountains have a world-wide reputation for top-class riding. The North Shore isn’t only for pros anymore though, the North Shore Mountain Biking Association have been creating trails for all riders big and small, expert and beginner. Less experienced riders can take mountain biking lessons or tours to elevate their experience.

3. Make Friends with Local Wildlife

Vancouver’s North Shore is home to a wide and varied selection of wild creatures to spot on your adventures. For winged friends try birding — you can catch a sight of eagles, herons, hawks and so many more. If your family is looking to get up close and personal (as much as you can be!) to BC wildlife, visit the Grizzlies Grinder and Coola on Grouse Mountain or meet the birds of Raptors Ridge at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

4. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Enjoy a rainforest adventure with the family at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of the most popular attractions in British Columbia and right now you can enjoy the quieter atmosphere while the tourists are at home. There are so many things to see and do with the famous suspension bridge, climb through the Treetops Adventure, cling on to the Cliffwalk, and learn about our history at the Story Centre and Kia’palano.

5. Patio Hop

Our urban centres are just minutes away from our wild experiences so at the start, or the beginning, of your day you can dine out at top restaurants or cap it off with a local craft brewery with magnificent views of our mountains, the water, and Downtown Vancouver. Make your way through our list of top patios on Vancouver’s North Shore.

6. Grouse Mountain

Summer on Grouse Mountain is a whole different experience than if you’ve been for skiing in winter! Ride up to the Peak of Vancouver on the Skyride, Shoot down the mountain with breathtaking speed on the Mountain Zipline, enjoy spectacular views on e-bikes, take a hike, meet the wildlife, and try your hand at frisbee golf.


7. Explore the North Shore Ale Trail

It was in West Vancouver that craft beer found a foothold in Canada. Although the Horseshoe Bay Brewery is now gone, the craft beer community is booming. More than your standard pint, many of our breweries are award-winning and serve delicious food or make craft cocktails from their own distillery like Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers. Find out more on the BC Ale Trail.


8. Make a Splash on the Water

As the temperature heats up, cool down on the water. Choose to paddle Deep Cove, work that core gliding on a SUP, take a boat rental to the ocean, or go deep with scuba diving and snorkeling.

9. Bathe in the Mountain Air

Take some quiet time to enjoy our forests on a hike. There are variety of trails available for all skill levels and desires so you can choose from seaside hiking to urban wilderness hiking to mountain hiking. On a hot day cool off with a dip in a lake or paddling on the shore.

10. Go Fish

Head to the waters of the North Shore for fresh and saltwater fishing in our rivers, lakes, or oceans. Fish where the experts go with a guided salmon fishing charter from Sewell’s Marina.


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