11 Escape Rooms
Make sure you round up your smartest friends for this one. Crack codes and solve clues to break out of multiple rooms from haunted hospitals to submarines. Smarty Pantz in Gastown is a convenient location, as well as a good time.
Where | 100 – 289 Abbott Street
Website | https://smartypantz.ca/
10 Outdoor Yoga
Namaste, all day! Yoga is part of Vancouver’s culture and it’s not rare to see yogis working on their flow outside during the summer months. The Mat Collective offers free yoga classes all summer long beginning June 1st. Classes are held outside at multiple locations, including Main Street & Kits Beach.
Where | 1015 Maple Street
Website | https://www.matcollective.com/
9 Bike Ride
If views could kill, Vancouver’s scenic bike routes would leave you dead in your tracks. In addition to the scenery, getting around by bike is the most convenient and comfortable way to explore the city. You can rent bikes anywhere on Denman or at Reckless Bike Stores on the seawall. Check out this map to plan your cycling route.
8 Mini Golf
Sculpted fairways and lush greenery makes for a stunning mini golf background at Stanley Park Pitch & Putt. Next to English Bay and conveniently minutes away from the downtown core, this pitch & putt features 18 holes ranging from 40 to 100 yards. Tee times are first-come, first-served.
Where | 2099 Beach Avenue
Website | https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park-pitch-putt.aspx
7 Hike The Chief
Put your body mind and spirit to the test with the ultimate fitness challenge. Stawamus Chief Trail is the most popular hike along the Sea to Sky Corridor on the way to Squamish. There are 3 summits for different levels of difficulty, so there’s something for everyone. The drive up on its own, makes for a good Sunday Funday.
Where | Garibaldi Highlands
Website | https://www.exploresquamish.com/trails-routes/stawamus-chief
6 Go Karts
Satisfy your need for speed and rev up with some indoor go kart racing. Navigate hairpin turns, curves and straightaways at the largest go-kart track in Western Canada. Size aside, Richmond Go Karts also has an on-site covered outdoor picnic area complete with a bbq, a pit stop games room and a hot made to order snack bar for some extra fuel
Where | 6631 Sidaway Road, Richmond
Website | http://www.richmondgokarts.com/
5 Stand Up Paddle Boarding
SUP? In the summer, the answer is always yes. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the second most fun you can have on the water, aside from being on a boat. You can rent boards at Granville Island and paddle around the Burrard Inlet.
Where | 1668 Duranleau Street
Website | https://www.ecomarine.com/
Amusement park rides & games, live shows, interactive attractions, agriculture, activities, a prize home, cool displays and the super popular summer night concert series. The PNE has it all and is open all summer long. Makes for a perfect first Sunday Funday date.
Where | 2901 E. Hastings Street
Website | https://www.pne.ca/
3 Big Splash Water Park
A hot summer hangout for all ages, Big Splash Water Park is home to the largest tube slide in Western Canada. Last year, the water park added cabanas and table rentals for those wanting a more VIP experience.
Where | 4775 Nu Lelum Way, Tsawwassen
Website | http://www.bigsplashwaterpark.ca
2 Outdoor Salsa
Every Sunday afternoon throughout July and August you can take a free salsa lesson from the pros at Robson Square. Bring a friend or go alone and meet new people and dance the night away!
Where | 800 Robson Street
Website | http://www.sundayafternoonsalsa.com/
1 Beach Volleyball at Concord Community Park
You may have jogged by on the seawall and noticed a new park in False Creek by Science World. Concord Pacific’s pop-up community park is a new waterfront park with sitting logs, picnic tables, ping pong tables, basketball court, ball hockey rink, an ampitheatre and a beach for beach volleyball. When you get hungry, there’s a Triple O’s next door at Science World.
Where | 88 Pacific Boulevard
Website | https://www.concordpacific.com/