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10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver this June

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Daniel Chai Jun 01, 2017 5:55 am 1,936

Summer is just around the corner, so soak up the sunshine with our list of 10 outdoors events happening this June. Charity runs, outdoor festivals, and more for all types of interests.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Acroyoga – Beginners Class at Trout Lake

  • What: This class is for people of all ages and all skill levels. Play games and learn beginner acroyoga skills in a safe and playful environment. Join the class as a complete beginner or lend your stability to the class as an experienced acroyogi. Led by Jeremy Glen.
  • Where: Trout Lake, Northwest Corner, Vancouver
  • When: Every Thursday at 7 pm starting June 1
  • Cost: Free

First Caturday

  • What: First Caturday is the day for sweet and delicious outdoor cat-napping and socializing. Bring your cat (on a leash, or harness) and socialize with other feline lovers and their furry friends.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Park (meet by the cherry blossoms) – 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

RUSH: Race and Urban Scavenger Hunt

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  • What: The Amazing Race? Not quite…. but almost. On June 10, the BC Lung Association’s RUSH takes over Vancouver. In teams of two, travel to locations around Vancouver to do a variety of challenges which will be physically and mentally demanding. The first team back wins a trip around the world.
  • Where: All over Vancouver
  • When: June 10

Environment Week: Wild About Burnaby Lake

  • What: ​Want some wild fun without leaving the city?  Join a weed pull, tour the lake by voyageur canoe or join a guided walk.  Enjoy a free hotdog and meet local stewardship groups. Presented by Metro Vancouver with Burnaby Lake Park Association and City of Burnaby.
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion – 6871 Roberts St, Burnaby
  • When: June 10 from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Cost: Free, registration required for canoe and walking tours: 604-432-6359

Seek The Peak

  • What: Seek The Peak is 16 km of fitness bragging rights. Test your fitness and overall mental toughness alone or tackle the awe-inspiring 1,400 m climb as a team. Every upward step, from Ambleside Park to the Peak of Vancouver, raises valuable funds for the BC Cancer Foundation’s lifesaving work against breast cancer
  • Where: Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver
  • When: June 11 at 8:15 am
  • Register: At seekthepeak.ca, $55 for solo runners, $50/person for a relay team of up to four. Online registration closes at 6 pm on Wednesday, June 21, in-person registration is available up to and including race day.

Raymond James Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer

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  • What: A Walk/Run to raise awareness and funds in the fight against prostate cancer -from helping people facing the disease in the community to ensuring this cancer is a thing of the past for future generations.
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion – 6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby
  • When: June 18 at 9:30 am

Splash! BC Family Fishing Day

  • What: ​Try your luck at catching rainbow trout at Rice Lake. Enjoy a BBQ, exhibits, face painting and other festivities.  Catch the shuttle to visit the dam and fish hatchery and explore the Seymour Valley.
  • Where: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Meet at Rice Lake Gate – 4900 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver
  • When: June 18 from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free activities.  BBQ $10 per plate. Proceeds go to Seymour Salmonid Society.

Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

  • What: The world’s best dragon boaters will race down False Creek in Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival. There will also be live entertainment, a Fan Zone and Family Fun Zone, food and sponsor booths to enjoy on the shore.
  • Where: Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek
  • When: June 23 to 25
  • Register: Online. Free to attend.

Wild Walks with the Fur-Bearers at Capilano Canyon

  • What: A hike for the whole family at Capilano Canyon. Learn about flora and fauna on your guided hike, with educational activities for the kids.
  • Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (meet at Capilano Fish Hatchery) – 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
  • When: June 24 from 10 am to noon.
  • Cost: $10 per adult, up to 3 kids per adult for free

Hands-On Scientist Series: Nocturnal Neighbours with Chris Currie

  • What: ​Delve into the secret lives of park wildlife as local scientists share presentations and hands-on research techniques.
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
  • When: June 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Register: 604-432-6359. $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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