10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver in July

Jun 23 2019, 8:04 pm

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The best time of year to get outside and have fun! Check out our list of 10 outdoor events happening around Vancouver in July, including Pride Run & Walk, Stories Under The Stars, and more.

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

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Parks Canada – Free Admission for Canada Day

What: Parks Canada is offering free admission to all of its national parks and historic sites this July 1. Whether you live near one of these beautiful destinations, or you’re up for a little road trip, you’re going to want to clear your calendars this Canada day and get exploring. And even though admission to these parks is only free on Canada Day, if you’re 17 and under, you can visit all Parks Canada locations for free, any time of the year.

When: July 1, 2019
Time: All Day
Where: List of national parks and historic sites here
Admission: Free

Beaver Wetland Paddle

Beaver / Shutterstock

What: ​Join a leisurely paddle to the headwater of the Brunette River. Enjoy sunset and watch for beavers and other wildlife. Ages 13+.

When: July 5, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Register: Online, $22.50 per person Registration required Barcode 7729

BC Superweek 2019

What: BC Superweek is one of the most prestigious Pro-Cycling Series in North America. The series consists of the Tour de Delta, New West Grand Prix, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby, PoCo Grand Prix, and the Tour de White Rock. There are nine races over 10 days with over $140,000 in cash prizes.

When: July 5 to 7 (Delta), July 9 (New West) July 10 (Gastown), July 11 (Burnaby), July 12 (PoCo), July 13 and 14 (White Rock), 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various cities
Admission: Free

Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Open Houses: Daytime Celestial Observing

What: ​Check out displays and presentations while touring indoor and outdoor learning spaces, including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, ‘Roof to Creek’ stormwater management system and wetlands. Then examine outer space during the day using solar telescopes. Presented with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. All ages.

When: July 7, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Wednesday Wanderings: Botanical Beauties

What: ​Use your senses to experience the variety of plant species found in the rainforest at Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

When: July 10, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Register: Online, registration required for program 7704. $3 per person

Mountains 101: Backcountry Adventure and Safety

What: ​The spectacular North Shore mountains are full of nature’s wonders. Discover more about the charms and challenges of the wilderness at these drop-in sessions by notable naturalists and backcountry experts.

When: July 13, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park – Meet at BC Mills House
Admission: Free

Sen̓áḵw Walking Tour

What: On a special day to remember the history of Sen̓áḵw, come join a history walking tour with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh historians and descendants. Learn about the lifecycle and social and political history of Sen̓áḵw and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people connected to this history.

When: July 13, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm
Where: Pause Pavilion – 1600 Whyte Ave (near Bard on the Beach Parking lot, Kitsilano), Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Creatures of the Not-so-Deep

What: Ever wondered what lives beneath the waves? Take part in a beach seine and other activities to discover the creatures that live below low tide. All ages.

When: July 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Belcarra Regional Park – Meet at Belcarra Picnic Area
Admission: Free

Stories Under the Stars

What: Hear children’s stories about bats and other wildlife. Then watch and help count the bats emerging at dusk. Children must be accompanied by adult. Presented by Colony Farm Park Association. Ages 5 to 10.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park
Register: Online, Registration required Barcode 7727. Free

Pride Run & Walk 2019

Vancouver Frontrunners Pride Run & Walk / Facebook

What: Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Pride Run & Walk is an annual event hosted by the Vancouver Frontrunners, a local LGBTQ2+ running and walking club. Offering a 10km running course and a 5km running or walking course, this event has something for everyone, regardless of your abilities.

Having raised over $100,000 since the event’s inception, 100 per cent of the profit and proceeds are donated directly to local community organizations who are making a big difference.

When: July 21, 2019
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 am
Where: Second Beach, Stanley Park
Register: Online