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Top Ten Things to do This Spring

Things to do.

The days are getting longer and warmer, flowers are blooming, and there are plenty of activities for you to maximize the longer days with the family! Here are the suggestions for our top ten things for you to do this spring!

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1. Meet Locals at the Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market

Drop by the Shipyards Night Market at Shipbuilder’s Square on Friday evenings (May through September) from 5-10 pm. Food trucks, beer garden, market vendors, live entertainment and more. Free admission.

 

2. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

kids running through misty forest

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers visitors a unique mix of adventure, history and culture, which makes this attraction a complete British Columbia experience and a must-see while visiting Vancouver.

 

3. Get your adrenaline racing on Grouse Mountain

Ziplining on Grouse Mountain

Swing from the trees at the Mountain Ropes Adventure or zoom through the skies on the Mountain ziplines at Grouse Mountain.

 

4. Take a Day Trip to Deep Cove Village

Hike to Quarry Rock and you will be rewarded with great views of the area. After your hike, wander through the village of Deep Cove. Be sure to stop in Honey’s to try the best donuts.

 

5. Go for a Hike in Lighthouse Park

Man looking at lighthouse

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Lighthouse Park is one of Vancouver’s most beautiful areas and boasts the largest uncut rainforest in the Lower Mainland. The park is unique for the fact that it is Vancouver’s last standing first-growth Douglas fir tree forest.

 

6. Go Mountain Biking

man mountain biking on vancouvers north shore

The North Shore is famous for its mountain biking trails. You will find trails for all experience levels, and you can always get a local bike tour company like Endless Biking to show you around.

7. Visit Lonsdale Quay Market

Lonsdale Quay Market on a sunny day

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There are many places to grab a bite at the Lonsdale Quay Market, including a food court that offers many choices for snacks, lunch or dinner. After you explore the market, head to the waterfront plaza and enjoy the scenic view.

 

8. Visit Maplewood Farm with the Family

Horse at farm

Maplewood Farm is a must-see attraction for kids of all ages. Maplewood is the last remaining farm on the North Shore, with goats, rabbits, cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys and ponies. There are over 200 animals and birds.

 

9. Sip Local Beers at Our Many Craft Breweries

Woman pouring beer

Enjoy some award-winning beers at one of the North Shore’s craft breweries. Taste a wide selection of delicious beers and ales on-site or grab a growler to take home with you. Or take the Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail for a guide to the best breweries and experiences.

 

10. Learn to Stand-up Paddle Board or Kayak

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Take a stand-up paddleboarding or kayak lesson at Deep Cove Kayak. You can also rent kayaks and SUPs. Deep Cove Kayak is located in picturesque Deep Cove on Indian Arm, only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

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