5 Ways to Stay Active This Summer!

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Hey UBC! Summer in Vancouver is one of the most amazing times of the year, where the sun shines bright and the city comes to life with outdoor activities. With its scenic beauty and numerous parks, Vancouver is a perfect destination to enjoy the warm weather and get active in the sun. Here are five exciting ways to get active in the sun in Vancouver this summer:


1) Hiking and Biking

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Vancouver has some of the best hiking and biking trails, surrounded by lush green forests, and breathtaking views. You can explore the city’s natural beauty by hiking the Grouse Grind, Cypress Mountain, or biking the Stanley Park Seawall.

2) Beaches and Water Sports

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With the Pacific Ocean at its doorstep, Vancouver has some of the best beaches for water sports enthusiasts. You can try your hand at surfing at Tofino Beach or Kitsilano Beach, or paddle boarding at Deep Cove or English Bay.

3) Outdoor Yoga

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Vancouver is known for its vibrant yoga community, and summer is the perfect time to join a yoga class outdoors. You can attend classes at Kitsilano Beach, Queen Elizabeth Park, or Stanley Park and enjoy the beauty of nature while practicing yoga.

4) Outdoor Sports

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Vancouver has a range of outdoor sports to enjoy, including beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, and soccer. You can head to Kitsilano Beach or Sunset Beach for beach volleyball, or Queen Elizabeth Park for tennis.

5) Outdoor Concerts and Festivals

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Vancouver hosts many outdoor concerts and festivals during the summer months. You can attend the Vancouver International Jazz Festival or the Celebration of Light fireworks show at English Bay, or the Indian Summer Festival at various locations around the city and get your groove on.


In conclusion, Vancouver has no shortage of fun and exciting ways to get active in the sun during the summer months. Whether you’re a nature lover or a sports enthusiast, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So get out there, soak up the sun, and have some fun in this beautiful city!