UNPLUGGED: Top Spring Outdoor Adventures


SPRING IS ALL ABOUT REBIRTH. As the dark, cold winter gives way to longer days and warmer temperatures, it’s time to go play outside. Back when I was a teenager, I used to bust out my shorts on the first sunny day of March and head down to English Bay to shiver behind the logs at the beach. It was a tradition. While it’s not exactly shorts weather out there at the moment, there is something to be said about stepping out of hibernation and into a world filled with the possibilities ahead. Get out those Summer To Do lists and start planning for the most epic season yet. Here are four ways you can enjoy the great outdoors this spring.


Whytecliff Sunset

While many of the North Shore trails are open year-round, Spring is a fantastic time to get reacquainted with the Coast Mountain rain forest and stunning viewpoints like Lighthouse Park. Check out vancouvertrails.com for a complete inventory of local trails.


Photo Courtesy of SUP Vancouver

Whether stand up paddling in the calm waters of Deep Cove or seeking a more adventurous surf session on the white caps of English Bay, it’s time to dust off the paddle board and get SUPing Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak is kicking off Tuesday Night paddle race season this April. The paddle sport events take place every Tuesday throughout the summer and there are competitive and non-competitive categories, for only $5 per night. If you haven’t tried paddle boarding, there’s no better time to start. Stay tuned to SUP Vancouver for a full list of lessons in May.

Raised up now

Rain or shine, there’s nothing like the exhilarating feeling of adrenaline coursing through your veins as you fly down a mountain bike trail. North Shore Endless Biking is running Level 1 and 2 progression clinics throughout the summer, helping riders of all levels improve their skills.


Whether it’s Cypress, Grouse, Seymour or Whistler Blackcomb, our regional mountains are ripe for shredding. Spring passes abound at this time of year, while last minute hotel deals in Whistler can be found for as low as $99 per night.  Not to mention, the upcoming World Ski and Snowboard Festival will be the ultimate end of snow season party as it blows into Whistler April 12-21.

Spring forward into a new season filled with outdoor adventures and good times.

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