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VM Picks: Top 100 Summer Bucket List 2019

We’ve pulled together a huge list of activities to check off your summer bucket list and inspire your summer adventures. Pick out your favourites and get ready for a full-on summer.

Top 100 Summer Bucket List 2019

Check out our 2019 Featured Summer Bucket List 

Top 100 Summer Bucket List

Arts & Music Festivals & Events

Photo credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane.

>> Free outdoor summer concerts and series!

Fairs ‘n Fests

Photo credit: City of Surrey – Canada Day

Water fun

Photo Credit: Harriet Fancott – Kits pool

Six local lakes to explore

Be a tourist

  • Greater Vancouver Zoo >> Read more
  • Stanley Park Horse-drawn Tour
  • Harrison Hot Springs >> Read more
  • Granville Island >> Read More
  • Sunday Salsa at Robson Square >> Read more
  • Tour the TRIUMF subatomic physics lab
  • Head up to Whistler >> Read more
  • Shop local on Main Street
  • Explore New West Quay and Pier Park
  • Explore Steveston Village >> Read more
  • Take a harbour cruise
  • Ride the Whistler Peak2Peak Gondola
  • Sea to Sky Gondola >> Read More!
  • Ride bikes around the Stanley Park seawall

Outdoor Adventures

Photo Credit: Chillwack Sunflower & Dahlia Festival

Night and Day Markets

Photo Credit: Harriet Fancott – Richmond Night Market
  • River Market >> Read more
  • Shipyard Night Market >> Read more
  • Circle Farm Tour >> Read more
  • Food Truck Festival
  • Richmond Night Market >> Read more
  • Shannon Falls >> Read more
  • Il Mercato Italian Market
  • Kitsilano Farmers Market
  • Vancouver Farmers Market >> Read more
  • Main Street Station Farmers Market
  • West End Farmers Market


Photo credit: Harriet Fancott – HR MacMillan Space Centre
  • HR MacMillan Space Centre >> Read more!
  • Vancouver Police Museum
  • ArtStarts Gallery >> Read more
  • Bloedel Conservatory >> Read more
  • Burnaby Village Museum >> Read more
  • London Heritage Farm and Gardens
  • West Coast Heritage Railway Park
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum >> Read more
  • Roedde House Museum
  • Museum of Vancouver >> Read more
  • Vancouver Art Gallery >> Read more
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Beaty Biodiversity Museum >> Read more
  • Polygon Gallery Kids First >> Read more
  • Britannia Mine Museum >> Read more!
  • Fort Langley National Historic Site >> Read more!


Photo Credit: Como Lake Fishing Derby
  • Vancouver Canadians at Nat Bailey Stadium
  • Whitecaps FC2 Game
  • Richmond Outdoor Go-Kart Track
  • Crankworx Whistler
  • BC Superweek Pro-Cycling Series
  • Rogers Arena tours
  • Go bowling
  • Go fishing >> Read more
  • BC Lions Football at BC Place >> Read more!

Animals & Gardens

Rainy days (or a break from the heat)

Photo Credit: The World of Kidtropolis
  • The World of Kidtropolis >> Read more
  • Metropolis at Metrotown >> Read more
  • Granville Island Kids Market >> Read more
  • Adventure Zone >> Read more
  • Circus Play Café >> Read more
  • FlyOver Canada
  • Science World >> Read more 
  • 6Pack Indoor Beach >> Read more
  • APEX Adventure Park
  • Base Camp 5

 50 kid-friendly restaurants 

Summer Bucket List

Take a Hike

Photo Credit: Unsplash

 Three awesome hikes the kids will love! 

Summer Getaways

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Tofino is a must-visit for beach lovers

>> Check out our 2019 Featured Summer Bucket List

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