5 Ways to Get Moving with Friends

Summer is officially here, and with the province-wide restrictions easing, what fun way to celebrate by going outdoors and staying active with some friends!

The following are some ways to get moving with friends:


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1. Go on a Hike

Hiking is a great way to soak up some sun with friends while staying socially distant from other groups of people. It is a great cardio workout, and you can choose the difficulty level by picking one of British Columbia’s many hiking trails!


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2. Walk/Wheel with a View

If hiking is not your jam, walking or wheeling outside with friends can be just as fun and beneficial for your health! There are so many popular outdoor destinations in Vancouver and some amazing walks on campus. If you are not in Vancouver, challenge yourself by finding nature trails near you and invite your friends to explore together.


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3. Go Golfing (Beginner-friendly)

By now, you have probably seen some people on Facebook or Instagram playing golf. If that got your interest, try going to a driving range with your friends! It’s a place to practice your golf swing and it’s a fun recreational activity.


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4. Try Some Water Activities

With the summer heat, cool down with some water activities like kayaking, canoeing, boating, sailing, or just simply outdoor swimming with friends! There are many beaches and lakes where you can rent some equipment.


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5. Play Some Outdoor Summer Sports & Games

Whether you’re at the beach, a park, or in your backyard, outdoor sports and games will surely bring the fun in your gathering with friends. Popular activities include (beach) volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and (beach) football.


For more ways to stay active this summer, visit UBC Recreation’s Active at Home page. What are you waiting for? Call some friends and invite them out for a good time!