Get Out There: Vancouver's water activities!

If you love getting out on the water, then you’ll be happy to know that Vancouver offers countless opportunities for you and your friends to spend some time at sea, right in your own backyard!


If you like get your daily laps in, Vancouver is home to nine indoor pools and seven outdoor pools, as well as the downtown Vancouver Aquatic Centre (2099 Beach Ave.) This centre includes an indoor pool, weight room and sauna. Come the summer, many of Vancouver’s beaches will be lifeguarded, allowing you the chance to really become one with the fish.
White Water Rafting 
If you are looking for a thrill, white water rafting excursions are offered by Canadian Outback Adventures and Events, Chilliwack River Rafting Adventures and Hyak Wilderness Adventures, among other companies in the area. Test the waters at the Squamish, Elaho or Chilliwack rivers and get ready for a wild ride!
Scuba Diving
Not just reserved for tropical getaways, scuba-diving can be found right in here in the greater Vancouver area! Though the water can (and will) be cold, scuba enthusiasts can get their deep water thrills at Cates Park at Deep Cove, Horseshoe Bay’s Whytecliff Park and along the Jervis Inlet on the Sunshine Coast. Be prepared to see some beautiful marine scenery!
Vancouver is home to a rich selection of water activities which are yours for the taking! Check out Tourism Vancouver for more ideas on how to Get Out There in the city!

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