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Top Summer Activities to do in Vancouver.

April 17th, 2024

With warmer days just around the corner, Vancouver has no shortage of entertainment. Whether you are searching for an outdoor adventure, a unique culinary experience, or a relaxing getaway – the city is well-equipped with something for everyone!

Here are some of the top summer adventures on our list this year.

Supercar Driving at Sea to Sky Highway

Your summer just got more epic! For a three-hour experience, imagine driving four supercars as you enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and rugged mountain peaks at Sea to Sky Highway for an adventurous ride of a lifetime. You can drive all four cars by yourself or take turns with a co-driver as you journey through West Vancouver to Squamish.


A Unique Seaplane Tour

One of the best ways to experience the West Coast is hopping on a spectacular seaplane tour. Explore majestic glaciers and lush alpine meadows in Whistler, sightsee remarkable vistas of Victoria’s iconic sights, or visit the Sunshine Coast for a daytrip adventure as you venture through the laid-back coastal communities. A seaplane adventure is a West-Coast-must!

A Perfect Day at Stanley Park

Experience the vibrant spirit of Vancouver by exploring the iconic Stanley Park and Seawall. Delve into the lush landscapes and cultural landmarks of Stanley Park as you spend some time wandering through the serene forest trails or visiting the acclaimed Vancouver Aquarium. Take a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the picturesque Seawall for spectacular views of the city skyline, mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. Utilize the Bike Service at Fairmont Pacific Rim for access to Norco mechanical bikes or Mercedes electric bikes, along with with a helmet, water bottle, basket, bike lock, and riding map – providing all you require for your exploration!


Up Close and Personal with Nature

Embark on a remarkable adventure at the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Discover breathtaking scenery as you cross the iconic bridge above the rich rainforest canopy and journey through the thrilling treetop walkways. Whether you are seeking excitement or tranquility, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers an experience for all. Free shuttles are available near the hotel on Canada Place.


Granville Island Neighbourhood

Discover the spirited charm of Granville Island with a day filled with culinary delights, artisanal treasures, and cultural discoveries. Explore the bustling Public Market, browse through unique boutiques, and enjoy waterfront dining with beautiful city views. Whether savoring local flavours, absorbing culture, or embarking on outdoor adventures like kayaking along the scenic False Creek, every moment on Granville Island is a celebration of culture and community.

Take a Hike

Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a casual explorer, Vancouver’s diverse hiking trails promise memorable experiences and stunning views of the city’s natural wonders. With a picturesque hike awaiting around every corner, you can experience the true beauty of British Columbia through the luxuriant forests, awe-inspiring mountains, and serene coastal paths. Some popular hikes near the city that are worth a look are Quarry Rock, Tunnel Bluffs, and the renowned Grouse Grind.


Taste the Extraordinary at Fairmont Pacific Rim

Experience culinary excellence at Fairmont Pacific Rim at any one of our three dining options. From innovative Pacific Northwest cuisine to international delights, every dish is a masterpiece crafted by our award-winning chef Hector Laguna at Botanist. Discover an enchanting world of craft cocktails at Botanist Bar, savor the alluring flavours of Venetian-inspired cuisine at Bacaro, or unwind in style at The Lobby Lounge & RawBar. Indulge in the finest ingredients and immerse yourself in luxurious surroundings with an unforgettable dining experience.

Explore New Heights   

Soar to new heights on the Sea to Sky Gondola where incredible views await! The floor-to-ceiling windows allow for panoramic views of the charming mountains, thriving forests, and sparkling waters of Howe Sound as you journey up to the Summit. Shuttles are available from several locations in Downtown Vancouver, making the short and scenic road trip that much more convenient and enjoyable.


Rejuvenate at Willow Stream Spa

If relaxation and peace are what you care for this summer, then treat yourself to Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim, where serenity and luxury coincide to create an unparalleled wellness experience. Enjoy a world-class array of treatments designed to pamper and revitalize your mind, body, and soul. Take pleasure in the soothing ambiance and expert care at a Forbes Five-Star spa, leaving you refreshed and renewed for the summer days ahead.


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