Where to Swim in a Lake Near Vancouver This Summer

Swimming at Lost Lake

Swimming at Lost Lake in Whistler. Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Andrew Strain

There’s nothing better than cooling off in a lake on a hot summer day. With lots of lakes near Vancouver, you have lots of freshwater swimming options. Here are some of the best swimming lakes near Vancouver, from the Sea to Sky region to the Fraser Valley.

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Where to Swim in a Lake Near Vancouver This Summer

9 Active Ways to Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year in Vancouver

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Liquid yoga at The Westin Bayshore / Photo: The Westin Bayshore / Moonrider Productions

The longest day of the year can make you feel like the world is your oyster. And that’s why it’s my favourite day to get outside and enjoy what my beautiful city has to offer. Check out these active ways to celebrate the longest day of the year on June 21st!

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9 Active Ways to Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year in Vancouver

Waterfalls Near Vancouver You Need to Visit

Brandywine Falls near Whistler, BC

Brandywine Falls between Squamish and Whistler. Photo credit: Justin Kenneth Rowley on the Inside Vancouver Flickr pool.

Vancouver is known as a rainy city. But all that rain feeds our rivers and streams. And those rivers and streams sometimes come crashing downhill as spectacular waterfalls. Here are ten of the best waterfalls to visit near Vancouver. A few of them require a short hike, but most are within five minutes of the parking lot.

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Waterfalls Near Vancouver You Need to Visit

Top 5 amazing outdoor pools in Vancouver to help beat the heat this summer

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Chill out at the local outdoor pool…

It’s (almost) summertime and the living is easy! With reports that the 2019 summer in Vancouver could be the hottest on record, it’s time to take note of all the places to beat the heat.

Vancouver is lucky to be surrounded by a giant natural outdoor pool (the ocean), but – let’s be honest, not everyone likes to swim in it. Sometimes, lounging on the deck of a man-made pool is a little more relaxing.

So, if you’re looking to cool down this summer in Vancouver, make sure you check out one (or all!) of these fabulous outdoor pools. One of them has even been named one of the “sexiest pools in the world” by RedBull!

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Top 5 amazing outdoor pools in Vancouver to help beat the heat this summer

Vancouver Hotel Pools with Spectacular West Coast Views

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Photo via booking.com

With the summer weather coming out to play, the best place to be for some rest and relaxation in Vancouver is poolside. Enjoy the good life with a post-hike swim or lounge with a book and refreshing drink. If you’re deciding on a hotel in in the city, let these sea-to-sky pool deck views sway your vote.

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Vancouver Hotel Pools with Spectacular West Coast Views

Free Outdoor Yoga Starts on June 1 in Vancouver

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Yoga with a mountain view | Photo: Mat Collective

Want to spend your sunny evenings outside, but still be doing something wonderful for yourself? Grab your mat and put on some sunscreen, because Mat Collective‘s popular (and free!) outdoor yoga classes are back — find your flow in Vancouver!

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Free Outdoor Yoga Starts on June 1 in Vancouver

Easy Bike Rides Around Vancouver

A group of cyclists on the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park.

Cycling on the Seawall in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Coast Mountain Photography

One of the best ways to see Vancouver is from the seat of a bike. Vancouver is a very bike-friendly city with kilometers of dedicated cycling paths and lanes. As a long-time Vancouver resident and cyclist, here are some of my favourite local bike routes. You can ride beside the ocean, through the forest or explore one of Vancouver’s unique neighbourhoods.

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Easy Bike Rides Around Vancouver