10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver this July

Jul 5 2017, 4:02 pm

Summer is in full swing and Vancouver is full of beautiful, natural spaces to explore. From outdoor yoga to the World Naked Bike Ride and more, here are ten outdoor events to get you active in July.

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

Dog Days of Summer

  • What: ​Visit this new dog off-leash area with your furry friend and chat with trainers to learn canine courtesies like how to hike with your dog off-leash.
  • When: July 8
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Aldergrove Regional Park, meet at Dog Off-leash area – 701 Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford
  • Cost: Free. drop-in

Third Beach Drum Circle

  • What: Hundreds of drummers gather at Third Beach to play the night away. Bring bongos, a bucket, and your dancing shoes to join this exhilarating community performance.
  • When: Every Tuesday during the summer
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Third Beach, Stanley Park
  • Cost: Free

Free Yoga at the Beach

Prana Leah Yoga‎

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  • What: Join Prana Leah Yoga for free yoga with core practice outside with breathtaking views and fresh open air. Bring a mat and some water and take in the energy.
  • When: July 11
  • Time: 9 am
  • Where: Blackie Spit Park – 3136 McBride Avenue, Surrey
  • Cost: Free

Gathering of Canoes

  • What: Witness a traditional landing of the Pulling Together Canoe Journey. During a 10-day journey along traditional highways from the Sunshine Coast to the City of Vancouver, up to 30 canoes — with First Nations, public service agencies and youth paddlers — will request permission to land on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Bring your friends and family to an afternoon feast and celebratory gathering.
  • When: July 14
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vanier Park – 1000 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony

  • What: ​Experience a collaborative performance with Aeriosa Dance and Spakwus Slulem/Eagle Song at its heart. This shared ceremony journeys from the sandy shores of Stanley Park to the heights of its ancient forest. Witness celebrations and ceremony with local Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh artists, and Aeriosa aerial dancers.
  • When: July 15
  • Time: Noon to 6 pm
  • Where: Meet at the Stanley Park Bus Loop (near Stanley Park Railway entrance)
  • Cost: Free

Bats of Burvilla

  • What: ​As dusk descends, watch and learn about bats as they head out to feast on a buffet of insects.
  • When: July 21
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Deas Island Regional Park
  • Registration: Online, $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

World Naked Bike Ride 2017

  • What: ​Hundreds of cyclists ride naked through the streets of Vancouver each year to celebrate creativity and individuality, and also protest against car culture and oil spills. The World Naked Bike Ride happens rain or shine, so come prepared with waterproof body paint.
  • When: July 22
  • Time: Noon (Body Painting and Performances), 2 pm (Ride Start)
  • Where: Sunset Beach Park, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Hands-On Scientst Series: Endangered Amphibians with Jennifer Buchanan

  • What: ​​Delve into the secret lives of park wildlife as local scientists share presentations and hands-on research techniques.
  • When: July 26
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
  • Registration: Online, $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

Go Into The Wild Photography Sessions on Grouse Mountain

  • What: Professional photographer and our Grouse Mountain Wildlife Manager, Devin Manky, will provide important technical and artistic “pointers” and take a small group to desirable locations at which to capture natural scenes.
  • When: July 27
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Theatre in the Sky, Grouse Mountain
  • Cost: Included with Alpine Experience Ticket, Free with Annual Local’s Pass.

Night Nation Run Vancouver 

  • What: The Night Nation Run is the world’s 1st Running Music Festival. A 5 km musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, and celebration for the lover of Electronic Dance Music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step.
  • When: July 29
  • Time: 5 pm gates open
  • Where: Pacific National Exhibition – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online
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