• People overlooking scenic views of trees and rivers in North Vancouver


posted by: Holiday Inn and Suites North Vancouver on: July 17, 2020

Image by Jacalyn Beales


There’s no better place to explore the great outdoors than in Vancouver. From relaxing on the beach to walking across the newly reopened Capilano Suspension Bridge, keep reading to discover the top three outdoor activities to do in Vancouver this summer. 

Walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge

No trip to Vancouver is complete without a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This 140-metre long bridge hangs high above the Capilano River in North Vancouver (in fact, it’s only 10 minutes by car from us!). Crossing the bridge is an amazing experience, not to mention a fantastic photo opp.

Hike Up Grouse Mountain

Enjoying sweeping views of Vancouver from Grouse Mountain. The Grouse Grind is one of the most popular hikes in the city, but be warned, it has “grind” in the title for a reason. While the average amount of time to reach the top is about an hour and a half, there is a whole lot of vertical involved (2.8 kilometres to be exact). But rest assured, the view from the top is nothing short of stunning. Plus, there is a Skyride gondola you can take back down to the bottom. 

Hit the Beach

From centrally-located English Bay Beach to the University of British Columbia’s Wreck Beach, you can’t go wrong spending a day by the water in Vancouver. There are so many beaches to choose from all over the city. Jericho Beach even has its own sailing centre, where visitors can rent kayaks, sail boats, and stand up paddle boards. Not in the mood for swimming in the ocean? Visit Kitsilano Beach, where locals and tourists alike can enjoy swimming in the longest outdoor pool in Canada.


If you’re travelling to North Vancouver or Vancouver this summer, then you’ll want to book a room at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver. Even better, be sure to check out our Staycation Package, which includes a two night stay and one staycation experience of your choice (you can even choose the Capilano Suspension Bridge as part of the package!).

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