Take an illuminated nighttime standup paddleboard tour of Vancouver this summer

Jun 25 2020, 5:22 pm

Yes, the longer days of summer do offer more opportunities to get outside, but who says the fun and adventure has to stop when the sun goes down?

In fact, some adventures are made even better during nighttime hours.

Case in point: Vancouver Water Adventures offers a series of Friday and Saturday night standup paddleboard sessions known as their Light the Night tours.

Participants are outfitted with paddleboards that light up and illuminate the water below them, streaking through the waves in a variety of bright colours.

Tours take place on select dates from June through August, and they depart from the company’s Granville Island location. The excursions themselves are one-and-a-half hours in length.

“Quickly becoming one of the most popular paddleboard and kayak experiences around the world, this guided tour is a fun way to ring in the weekend and discover Vancouver at night,” the company states.

And with warmer weather well on its way here in Vancouver, this might be the perfect time to book your night tour and see the city in an entirely different light.

All participants must be 16 years of age or older, and previous paddleboarding experience is required.

Please see Vancouver Water Adventures COVID-19 guidelines before booking.

Light the Night Tours

When: Every Friday and Saturday evening at dusk
Time: Departure time is dependent on sunset time. See the departure time upon booking.
Where: Vancouver Water Adventures – 1812 Boatlift Lane, Granville Island
Cost: $75 for standup paddleboarding; $85 for sit-on-top single kayak/$105 for double sit-on-top kayak