Top Ten Things to do This Spring

Things to do.

The days are getting longer and warmer, flowers are blooming, and there are plenty of activities for you to maximize the longer days staying closer to home with the family! Here are the suggestions for our top ten things for you to do this spring!

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1. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

kids running through misty forest

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers visitors a unique mix of adventure, history and culture, which makes this attraction a complete British Columbia experience and a must-see for many tourists. Enjoy a quieter visit while the tourists are at home and timed visits are implemented for your safety. Locals to BC are eligible to exchange their ticket to a pass that lasts for the whole year too! Book now.


2. Get your adrenaline racing on Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain Zipline


Swing from the trees at the Mountain Ropes Adventure or zoom through the skies on the Mountain ziplines at Grouse Mountain.


3. Take a Day Trip to Deep Cove Village


Take the bus for a weekday visit to Deep Cove for a hassle-free way to enjoy the scenery and shop at local businesses for the day.


4. Go for a Hike in Lighthouse Park

Man looking at lighthouse

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Lighthouse Park is one of Vancouver’s most beautiful areas and boasts the largest uncut rainforest in the Lower Mainland. The park is unique for the fact that it is Vancouver’s last standing first-growth Douglas fir tree forest. A perfect place to enjoy nature with the family or your bubble after being cooped up at home. Parking can be busy at peak times but it is easy to leave the car at home and catch a bus to save on looking for space.


5. Go Mountain Biking

man mountain biking on vancouvers north shore

The North Shore is famous for its mountain biking trails. So if you are a local who hasn’t tried it yet, you’ve just found a COVID hobby! You will find trails for all experience levels, and you can always get a local bike tour company like Endless Biking to show you around. Remember, to stay within your comfort level and capabilities so we don’t put any additional strain on emergency services at this time.

6. Visit Lonsdale Quay Market

Couple shopping in a market

Take a break from working at home by spending lunch at Lonsdale Quay Market. There are many places to grab a bite, including a food court that offers many choices for snacks, lunch or dinner. After you explore the market, head to the waterfront plaza or The Shipyards and enjoy the scenic view.


7. Visit Maplewood Farm with the Family

Horse at farm

Maplewood Farm is a must-see attraction for kids of all ages. Maplewood is the last remaining farm on the North Shore, with goats, rabbits, cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys and ponies. There are over 200 animals and birds for you and the kids to see!


8. Sip Local Beers at Our Many Craft Breweries

Woman pouring beer

Enjoy some award-winning beers at one of the North Shore’s craft breweries. Taste a wide selection of delicious beers and ales on-site or grab a growler to take home with you. Or take the Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail for a guide to the best breweries and experiences.


9. Learn to Stand-up Paddle Board or Kayak

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Take a stand-up paddleboarding or kayak lesson at Deep Cove Kayak. You can also rent kayaks and SUPs. Deep Cove Kayak is located in picturesque Deep Cove on Indian Arm, only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.


10. Feast for The Eyes at The Polygon

The Polygon Gallery’s newest exhibition Feast for the Eyes explores the rich history of food as one of photography’s most prevalent and enduring subjects. No appointments are needed to go visit the food-themed exhibition and as always entry is by donation. Make sure to check out the Polygon Store while you are there which has a The Feast Store pop-up featuring artisanal foodie finds!


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