Top 10 Things To Do In Vancouver Before Summer Ends

As we all know, summer is coming to an end quickly. School is back, the sun is setting earlier each day, the leaves are falling and the number of days with sunshine are growing fewer. We’ve kept you updated with a ton of fun activities throughout the summer and now it’s time for our summer ‘bucket list’. While time is limited, there is a few more weeks left to indulge in some last minute summer fun.


1. Summer Hiking

Lighthouse Park

Vancouver and the surrounding area has several really nice hikes to offer, and it’s not just the Grouse Grind. Check out this list of hikes in the Vancouver area that we compiled for you earlier this summer.

2. Berry Picking


Fruit is at its best in the summer and Vancouver has several places where you can go pick your own berries. Click here for a guide to berry picking in the Lower Mainland area.

3. Outdoor Pools


What’s nicer than lounging in an outdoor pool on a hot sunny day? Earlier this summer, we put out our very own guide to Vancouver’s outdoor pools. Check it out. 

4. Patio Hangs


As we all know, Vancouver has so many great places to eat and drink. Lots of these place have even more exciting patios to offer. We’ve made it easier for you to decide by listing our top ten best patios in 2013.

5. Playland


While the summer concert series at the PNE has come to an end, PlayLand Amusement Park is still open on weekends from September 7 to 22. For more information, visit their website here.

6. Beach Days

beach vancouver

Act quickly! There may still be a few good days to catch some rays at one of Vancouver’s beautiful beaches. We made a guide for you compiling our favourite beaches earlier this summer.

7. Night Markets


The Lower Mainland has a few Chinese Night Markets to offer and they are only running on weekends for a short while longer. We’ve conveniently listed all 4 and their details in our summer events guide.

8. Farmers’ Markets

Farmer's Market

Another summer favourite is all the Farmers’ Markets that dot the region. So many great places to pick up all sorts of goodies and fresh produce. Have a look at our 2013 Farmer’s Market Guide.

9.  BBQ Parties


There’s no better time than summer to take advantage of your friends with BBQ’s (haha), or for that matter throw your own BBQ! Something about barbecued food just tastes better in the sun on a deck.

10. Food Cart Fest

Food Cart Fest

Every Sunday until September 22, you can go fill yourself up at Food Cart Fest – an annual gathering of over 20 of Vancouver’s finest Food Trucks. Oh and we have a guide for that too.