Top Outdoor Activities in Vancouver

Vancouver is an outdoor paradise, with everything from snow-capped mountains to beautiful beaches. This proximity to nature allows outdoor activities to be a popular staple of Vancouver life. In fact, spending time in the great outdoors  has become embedded in  the culture of Vancouver and attracts many visitors every year.

Whether you live in Vancouver or are planning to visit, here is a guide to some of the most popular outdoor activities that are suitable for all ages.



Kayaking is a great activity for viewing the city from a new perspective and exploring the marine world.   If you are in Vancouver you cannot leave without at least one kayaking trip. Popular spots include:

  1. Around Stanley Park
  2. English Bay Beach
  3. False Creek
  4. Deep Cove
  5. Jericho

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Snowboarding and skiing


With so many local mountains, snowboarding and skiing are very popular winter sports. Vancouver’s North Shore offers access to skiing and snowboarding at Seymour, Grouse and Cypress. These mountains are great for beginners and also offer night skiing, perfect for locals  after their busy work days. Whistler is a bit farther away but offers world class runs, perfect for more advanced skiiers and boarders.



Biking is a great activity for all fitness levels and ages, offering a unique way to explore. Vancouver is a very bike friendly city. Throughout downtown there are separated lanes designated for bikers. There are also bike paths away from the busy streets. One of the most popular bike paths is located in Stanley Park. The Stanley Park seawalls offers plenty of  picturesque views and only takes 1-2 hours to complete. The Yaletown seawall is another great option.  If you are looking to get away from the city, the Seymour Demonstration Forest offers a paved path through dense greenery.



Hiking is hands-down one of the most popular activities in Vancouver. There is little gear needed, it is very low cost and offers exceptional views while being active.  There are a variety of hikes available for all skill levels. Grouse Grind is one of the most popular hikes in Vancouver.  It is commonly open from mid May to September and is definitely Nature’s Stairmaster.



If you are looking to fully immerse yourself in nature, camping is the perfect experience.  Camping allows you to escape from hustle and bustle of the city for a few days. You can relax in the woods and explore the area on your own terms. It is important to be prepared. Share Your Gear helps connect you to the gear you need.

Where to get the Right Gear:

There are many online and offline options available that will allow you to rent the required gear in Vancouver. However, the services are expensive and the products are not always in excellent condition. However,  Share My Gear has the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors. We have a platform where lenders can meet renters. We are providing the locals of Vancouver a chance to earn some extra money by renting their gear out that they are not currently using . Share My Gear is a platform where renters can meet lenders and mutually benefit.

All the gear at Share My Gear is of the best quality. The services are available at an affordable rate that will allow you to enjoy your trip without worrying about your budget. You can contact the lenders online, book the gear of your choice and the place where you will meet to pick up and return the items. For more information, you can visit Share My Gear or contact us at

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