Yes, there are a ton of bucket list things to do outside of the province before you're 21. But if you can't be travelling 24/7 or don't have the moolah to fuel your wanderlust, why not go on some adventures right here in beautiful British Columbia? After all, many people's bucket lists involve our province but sometimes we can take it for granted that we live in such a surreal place. 

If you're stuck in BC and craving adventure, this list is your solution. We've got you covered. Quarry Rock is fun and all but there's so, so much more out there and so many hidden gems tucked into the province. 

We've split up 21 adventures into different categories, perfect for you to conquer. And even if you're past 21, who cares? Why not go on some young and wild and free experiences because cheesy as it is, age can be a mindset. It's never too late to go on some crazy adventures.

You're only young once in your life right? So make the most of it in this beautiful and diverse province. Here's to living young and wild and free.

Happy adventuring friends and let us know how many you've crossed off! Don't forget to tag #narcityvancouver on all your adventures, we can't wait to see them!

Where do you want to go on your adventures? 


Making the most of the city.

Vancouver Island

Island adventures, here we come.

The rest of British Columbia

Exploring different corners of the province.

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Conquer Vancouver's craziest caesars topped with monster meals at Score on Davie

For a Caesar that's next level extra, make your way over to Score on Davie.

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Eat your heart out on all you can eat poutine at La Belle Patate 

While your body can still take it, gorge yourself on Montreal style poutine. This spot is even open till 2 am on most nights for all your late night cravings. 

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Attend Dîner en Blanc Vancouver

This all white themed party during the summer in Vancouver gets everyone excited year after year. It's definitely an experience you should try at least once.

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Get wasted on $2 drinks in the city

While you're still on that student budget, get cheap drinks so you can save money for more drinks and get tipsy or drunk in record time. Cheers!

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Hike up St. Mark's Summit

One of the most breathtaking views you can get in the city, hike up St. Mark's Summit for an experience you won't forget. 

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Share a boozy punch bowl with your friends at The Shameful Tiki Room

Who doesn't love punch bowl drinks? But punch bowl drinks that light up with fire? That's next level and you can find it at this funky tiki bar on Main Street.

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Get lit with $1 happy hour tacos and tequila at The Pawn Shop.

Hell yes it's true — happy hour tacos are just $1. It's Taco Tuesday every day at The Pawn Shop. Bring on the tacos and tequila and get ready to have a good time. 

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Vancouver Island

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Jump in at Sooke Potholes

Did you know that there are human-sized potholes that you can jump into on Vancouver Island? Plus they are super aesthetic, so perfect for your Insta. Just be extremely careful and don't do anything dangerous!

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Visit Botanical Beach

Experience a wonder of nature and see huge tide pools at Botanical Beach! You can even see all of the little life forms inside. Just please be careful and do not disturb the wildlife and environment.

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Catch some waves and go surfing in Tofino

The ultimate surfing town in B.C. is found at Tofino on Vancouver Island. Experience the wild of the Pacific Ocean and go surfing. Spoiler: it will be cold but it will be 100 percent worth it.  

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Walk along the train tracks at Goldstream Provincial Park

 Talk about a PNW adventure. If you've ever wanted to walk along #thatpnwtraintrackbridge, head on over to Goldstream Provincial Park. 

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Swing in Mystic Beach

Love rope swings? This might be one of the best ones in BC. Swing above a beautiful beach on Vancouver Island.

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Visit Hatley Castle

Walk into a real-life fairy tale and explore one of the only castles in British Columbia. Located near Victoria, Hatley Castle will make your castle dreams come true.

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Walk through The Butchart Gardens

Located in Victoria, these stunning gardens are reminiscent of the beautiful botanical gardens in Europe. Walk through a lush paradise and an Insta photo op dream.

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The Rest of BC

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Visit this sunflower field in Vancouver 

To satisfy all your fall and Insta desires, check out Aldor Acres Family Farm and experience sunflower magic. You can also pick some pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, play at the petting zoo and more. 

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Paraglide with Sea to Sky Paragliding

Get an incredible adrenaline rush and see beautiful B.C. and the Sea to Sky from above. No fear, you'll be gliding with a guide that glides and this experience is one of a kind. 

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Float down the Penticton River Channel

Float on. Grab a beer, a floatie and some friends and spend the day floating along a lazy river. 

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Experience the festival feels at Shambhala Music Festival

EDM fans will love the Shambhala Music Festival, which takes places at the Salmo River Ranch near Nelson. Feel the electric energy at this underground electronic music festival.

via @tourismkelowna

Get day drunk at the wineries in Kelowna

Say hello to wine country and day drinking in wineries. Kelowna is the perfect road trip destination, full of great wine, beautiful scenery, pristine lakes and fun bars.

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Get festival fever at Center of Gravity

Love music and sports? Get the best of both worlds at Center of Gravity, a sports and music festival held at Kelowna’s City Park.

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Check out Yoho National Park

#ExploreBC and explore Yoho National Park is filled with so many beautiful views, lakes, waterfalls and more. Wapta Falls is 30 metres tall and 150 metres wide!

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