No matter the time of year, Vancouver always has something to do outside. From skiing and hiking to biking and beaching, your options are quite literally endless. This is a city that's known for its West Coast rain, but if you're dressed appropriately, it won't get in the way.
Grouse Mountain is one of the most popular outdoor attractions in Vancouver-and that's for a good reason, too. With activities to do all year long, Grouse Mountain is always ready for some action. During the summer months, test your endurance by hiking up the Grouse Grind. Make sure you're physically ready and have appropriate foot attire because once you start ascending the hike, it's not advisable you try to descend it. Water is also essential when hiking the Grind.
A short drive from downtown Vancouver is the scenic town of Squamish. Here, you'll find a jaw-dropping views at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola. When you're at the top, take advantage of the various trails and lookout points. If you really want to get your exercise in, there's the Sea to Summit trail that starts at the bottom of the mountain and will take you to the top (in lieu of the gondola). This can take about three to five hours.
For those sun-filled days, lazing around on a beach seems like the most ideal thing to do. Lacarno and Jericho beaches offer a relaxing reprieve from the bustle of downtown Vancouver.
Stanley Park offers the quintessential Vancouver experience, and can be explored for many hours. In the park you can enjoy trails, an aquarium, beaches, a pool and water park.
Here in Vancouver, the outdoor is always calling.