30 Incredible BC Adventures You Should Go On To Make The Most Of The Last 6 Weeks Of Summer 2019
The days of summer are slipping away fast and it's time to make the most of the time you have left! Even though hitting up those indoor, air-conditioned spaces like the office, the mall and the movie theatre are fun in small doses, you don't want to look back at the summer and realize that's all you did! We've found all the BC things to do in summer that are going to make the last six weeks of summer 2019 your most epic yet.
Here are 30 things to do in BC this summer if you love adventure and want to get out there and immerse yourself in the beauty of our province:
Bike The City At Night
Price: $70 per person
Address: 648 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
Why you need to go: Explore the city like you never have before on this city lights night bike tour that takes you to watch the sunset at the beach and the neon signs lighting up Granville.
Great Bear Rainforest
Address: Science World, 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7
Why you need to go: See the IMAX movie narrated by BC's own Ryan Reynolds—the perfect rainy day activity for summer if you love adventure and wildlife!
Road Trip The Pacific Marine Circle Route
Address: Starts in Victoria, BC
Why you need to go: This is the ultimate Vancouver Island road trip! It takes you from Victoria along the coast to where the road ends, at Port Renfrew, and then back through the forests. You'll get amazing ocean views and see a dozen adorable small towns along the way!
Explore Hidden Caves
Address: Mount Waddington D, BC
Why you need to go: These hidden caves on Northern Vancouver Island are easy to explore without spelunking gear and they're also stunning to behold.
Liard River Hot Springs
Price: $5 for day use of the hot springs
Address: Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park, 75100-81198 Alaska Hwy, Northern Rockies B, BC
Why you need to go: If you only do one road trip this summer, make it this one. Go all the way up north to the most gorgeous hot springs in the province.
Light Up SUP
Price: $75 per person
Address: 1812 Boatlift Lane, Granville Island, Vancouver BC
Why you need to go: Light up the night on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure around Vancouver!
Tubing On Cowichan River
Price: $20 for a tube rental
Address: 109 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0
Why you need to go: Everyone should do at least one lazy river float this summer and this one is super easy and chill.
Hike Around Emerald Lake
Address: Columbia-Shuswap A, BC V0A 1G0
Why you need to go: Hike around Emerald Lake this summer and see this incredible "bridge" made out of stone!
Hike The Juan De Fuca Trail
Price: $10 per person, per night camping fee
Address: Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, BC
Why you need to go: This mini-version of the West Coast Trail is perfect for your first overnight hiking adventure!
Price: from $99 for a day trip
Address: 49704 Chilliwack Lake Road, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada V4Z 1A7
Why you need to go: Get your heart pumping on the river during this wet and wild adventure!
Stay At WOODS On Pender
Price: from $260 per night
Address: 709 Canal Rd, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1
Why you need to go: Spend the night in a mini-cabin or an Airstream for an adventurous glamping experience.
Explore The Kinsol Trestle
Address: Glen Eagles Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W0
Why you need to go: This abandoned train trestle is 100 years old and it's an easy hike for the laziest of adventurers!
Price: $89 for a two hour zipline tour
Address: 5128C Sooke Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0E2
Why you need to go: Soar through the tree canopies on a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping zipline adventure.
Price: $89 for a group lesson
Address: 441 Campbell St, PO Box 636, Tofino, B.C., V0R 2Z0
Why you need to go: You have to go surfing in Tofino at least once before in your life and these lessons will get you catching your first wave in no time.
Hike The Othello Tunnels
Address: Hope, BC V0X 1L0
Why you need to go: Get ready for a scenic adventure! Hike through spectacular tunnels carved through the mountains.
Hot Air Ballooning
Price: $325 for a standard weekday flight
Address: Kelowna, BC
Why you need to go: Get high this summer on an unforgettable hot air balloon adventure!
Hike To A Mountain Top Swing
Address: Duncan, BC
Why you need to go: This hike will bring you to a swing on top of a mountain, so you can play around and enjoy the view just like when you were a kid.
Kayaking In Telegraph Cove
Price: 2-hour guided tour for $65
Address: Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, BC
Why you need to go: This surreal and affordable kayaking experience in a remote part of BC will bring you up close with marine wildlife.
Wander The Enchanted Forest
Price: $12 admission
Address: 7060 Trans-Canada Hwy, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0
Why you need to go: Love hiking but wish it was more like a trip to Disneyland? Then you should visit The Enchanted Forest this summer for a surreal adventure!
Swim In The Sooke Potholes
Address: Sooke River Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0Y1
Why you need to go: This gorgeous chain of swimming holes is right next to creepy abandoned ruins, so it's one of the most adventurous places to take a dip in the province.
Grouse Mountain Ropes Adventure
Price: $39.99 per person
Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9
Why you need to go: This insane ropes course features a twisted helix rope ladder that will challenge you like nothing you've ever tried before!
Boat And Hike To Hot Springs Cove
Price: from $139 per person
Address: 101A Fourth Street, PO Box 967, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Why you need to go: The ultimate BC adventure is to these secluded hot springs. To get there, you need to take a boat and then hike along a boardwalk trail!
Go To WildPlay
Price: $39.99 per person for the classic course
Address: Multiple locations in BC
Why you need to go: Wildplay offers courses and ziplines to challenge you, immersing you in the wild of BC in a whole new way!
See The Bluest Lake In BC
Address: Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC-99, Brackendale, BC V0N 1H0
Why you need to go: Everyone who visits or lives in BC has to check out this iconic lake, which might be the bluest in the province!
Try A Giant Obstacle Course On The Water
Price: Waterpark pass starts at $33.33
Address: 100 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0
Why you need to go: You can pretend that you're on a TV game show and run this obstacle course out on the lake! This is the perfect summer adventure on the water.
Bungee Jumping In Whistler
Price: $140 per person
Address: Calcheak Forest Service Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1
Why you need to go: Bungee jumping is on most people's bucket list and there are few places in the world as beautiful as Whistler to try it for the first time.
Stay In The Free Spirit Spheres
Price: from $314 per night
Address: 420 Horne Lake Rd, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1Z7
Why you need to go: Sleep in a spherical treehouse suspended in the forest! This is the ultimate glamping adventure.
Widgeon Falls Hike
Address: Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park, Village Lake Trail, Coquitlam, BC V3E 3H1
Why you need to go: You can only access this hike by canoeing to the trailhead, which makes it a unique and challenging experience perfect for a BC summer day.
Hike The West Coast Trail
Price: Close to $250 with reservation fees, overnight fees and connecting ferries, but it depends how long you take to do the trail
Address: Port Renfrew, BC V0S 1K0
Why you need to go: Reservations for this difficult hike fill up fast, but if you manage to get one, this is the ultimate BC adventure.