Top 5 thrilling things to do this summer in Vancouver for adrenaline junkies

grouse mountain skyride

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Got a thrill seeker in your life? Someone who is always looking for the next shot of adrenaline? There’s plenty of activities in Vancouver for those feeling a little more than adventurous!

Consider this your action-packed adventure bucket list for the summer in Vancouver, if you can manage just one – you can manage them all! Check out our list of the top 5 activities for the adventurous and courageous thrill-seeker this summer in Vancouver.

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Top 5 thrilling things to do this summer in Vancouver for adrenaline junkies

Best Places to Spot Wildlife Near Vancouver

A woman taking photos of ducks, geese and swans at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Spotting wildlife at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Suzanne Rushton

Vancouver is known as a city connected to nature. So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that there are lots of places near Vancouver to spot wildlife. You can see eagles, seabirds, raccoons, beavers, coyotes, whales, dolphins, seals, frogs, bears, bunnies and lots more. Grab your camera and maybe some binoculars, and head to one of these ten wildlife hot spots.

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Best Places to Spot Wildlife Near Vancouver

Cycle City Vancouver’s New Retail and Rental Shop Opens in Central Downtown Vancouver (Free Giveaway!)

Cycle City Bike Shop is open for business!

Just in time to celebrate Bike to Work Week (May 27 to June 2), Cycle City Vancouver is opening the doors to its brand new retail and rental shop. Located in central downtown Vancouver, the 4,000-square-foot Cycle City Bike Shop sits along a major bike lane on Hornby Street, with an expansive rental and retail fleet, extended summer hours and expert servicing.

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Cycle City Vancouver’s New Retail and Rental Shop Opens in Central Downtown Vancouver (Free Giveaway!)

10 Places to Go Kayaking Near Vancouver

Kayaking in False Creek, Vancouver, BC

Kayaking near Granville Island. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

Want to see Vancouver from a brand-new perspective? Get in a kayak to view the city from the water. It gets you closer to nature and gives you a bit of exercise too. Vancouver is a coastal city with lots of nearby lakes, so there are lots of places to go kayaking. Sign up for a tour or a lesson, or rent a kayak (and safety gear), then explore the water on your own.

Here are 10 beautiful places to go kayaking near Vancouver. They all have kayaks on site so can get on the water right away. 

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10 Places to Go Kayaking Near Vancouver

Kitsilano outdoor pool opens for the season this weekend (May 18)

Kits Pool Opening Date

Kits Pool at 6am | Photo courtesy of Biggs | Flickr.com

Now that the warmer weather has really started in Vancouver, everyone’s looking for the best places to cool down. Luckily, this weekend marks the opening weekend of the much-loved Kitsilano outdoor pool (more commonly known as Kits Pool).

Just in time for the May long weekend, the pool will be officially opening to the public on Saturday, May 18.

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Kitsilano outdoor pool opens for the season this weekend (May 18)

Goat Yoga is Back in Vancouver: 3 Reasons You Need to Try It

Image: Goat Yoga on Eventbrite

Yep, you read right. Goat yoga. It’s back for it’s third season, and if you haven’t already tried it, what are you waiting for? Get ready to have a unique yoga class where social goats will join you for downward dog… errr goat. Here are three reasons to find your zen in an outdoor setting that will stoke your playful side and leave you feeling refreshed!

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Goat Yoga is Back in Vancouver: 3 Reasons You Need to Try It

4 Short & Sweet Hikes for Spring Near Vancouver

Coquitlam Lake View Trail – photo by Stephen Hui

By Stephen Hui

Spring is here! The sun is out, the flowers are in bloom, and the allergies are peaking.

Whether or not you took a winter break from the trails, it’s time to gear up for the ambitious hikes of summer.

Here are four short and sweet hikes — all perfect for springtime and close to Vancouver — to get you started up the path.

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4 Short & Sweet Hikes for Spring Near Vancouver