Up close, from the Crystal Hut.

Have a swim and hang out on one of the docks, surrounded by serene views on Cyrpus Lake.

Shannon Falls Provincial Park is just south of Squamish, and is home to the third tallest waterfall in British Columbia, towering 335 meters high. It’s surrounded by cliffs that are super fun for exploring, some great rock climbing, and forested trails with glorious ancient trees.

Deep Cove Kayak Centre

North Vancouver, Canada

A gateway to the protected waters of Indian Arm, Deep Cove is an ideal place to kayak in Vancouver. If you’re of the lady variety, go Thursday evening to Deep Cove Kayak Centre for their ‘Wow’ paddle series, aka women on the water. It runs throughout the summer and costs $28 for a 2 hour evening paddle. Herons and seals along the way add to the fun. Pre-book a must. Otherwise kayaks are available for reasonable hourly rates. #kayak #ocean #wildlife

You definitely don’t want to miss out on visiting The Spit in Squamish—it’s a kite surfing paradise and was the highlight of my trip. You have to take bumpy, unmarked gravel roads to the tip of the estuary of the Howe Sound. Here you will find a unique and chill, surfy vibe with avid kiters, surrounded by insanely stunning views. I unexpectedly showed up there on contest day, perfect timing.  I was in awe and watched them for hours—it was mesmerizing. There are a couple of kite schools where you can sign up for lessons.

The Spit, Squamish – up close.

So many little freshwater lakes to choose from! When you come across one, get in there! Nothing better than a pool of chilled, mountain water. Just keep an eye out for bears. 😉

Irresistible mountain biking trails in Whistler, you’ll be out until last light—there are endless trail systems to explore that range in all levels.

Take the Sea To Sky Gondola up to the summit of Squamish where you can explore hiking trails, a suspension bridge and more. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike the Stawamus Chief to the top.

Locarno Beach Park

Vancouver, Canada

One of my favorite beaches in Vancouver. Not as crowded as some of the other beaches in town with a pretty chill atmosphere and views out towards West Vancouver and Bowen Island. Some great sunsets from here in the summer as well. There is a small concession, bathrooms and showers as well. #beach

The Sea-To-Sky Highway has some insanely gorgeous views, pull over and get out to breathe it all in. Just east of North Vancouver there are some lovely hiking trails in Lynn Canyon Park that lead to what’s called the 30 Foot Pool. A rock heaven filled with clear, freezing water—jump in for a brisk awakening!

Cabin Lake

West Vancouver, Canada

Short little hike up from the Cypress Mountain parking lot. Good Lake for swimming in the summer. If you have the energy keep trekking to Eagle Bluffs for amazing panoramic views. #hiking #swimming

And the most amazing thing is—you can foresee all of the adventures ahead, from the middle of Vancouver city. Beautiful British Columbia.