When BC Parks opened camping reservations for the 2020 summer season, after months of quarantine, cancelled trips, and cabin fever, it’s no surprise that most sites were completely booked right away! But don’t worry if you missed out on this camping craze – you can still enjoy summer right here in North Vancouver, safely and locally!
Here are the top 10 things to do in North Van this summer
Go for a Bike Ride
Hoping on your bike for an afternoon ride is a relaxing escape. It’s the perfect activity to accommodate social distancing and stay safe this summer, plus it’s a great workout! There are many local routes that are easily accessible and family-friendly, such as the Green Necklace or Demonstration Forest.
Check Out Cleveland Dam
These pleasantly groomed winding trails provide a peaceful place for nature lovers. They’re easy to access from Capilano Road by car or transit, filled with endless trail possibilities, and great for all ages. Bonus: make sure the check out the view of the Dam – it’s a beautiful backdrop for a photo op! The best part? It’s 100% free! Learn more.
Try the Seymour Grind
While the Grouse Grind remains closed, head East to get your steps in on the Seymour Grind instead! This steep climb is rocky, so be sure to wear proper footwear! Find directions and other local hike details here.
Happy Hour at Joey Shipyards
It’s patio season! With social distancing precautions in place, you can still enjoy the epic downtown views from the glamorous Joey Shipyards patio. This spot has been highly anticipated by locals, so make sure to call ahead and make a reservation!
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Good News B.C. We’re Back! Our patios are now open and our dining rooms will be open this Thursday. We are accepting walk-ins and reservations at all BC Locations! Visit our website at joeyrestaurants.com/joey-reopening to read about the operational changes we have made to ensure the safety of our guests and our people. If you would rather stay at home at this time, we are still available at your local JOEY to get 10% off all call-in pickup orders or get a $0 delivery fee on DoorDash.
We’re in the West Coast, why not make the most of it? Getting out on the water is serene and a great way to ensure social distancing. Rent a kayak at Deep Cove Kayak for around $40/2 hours. There’s no better way to explore Vancouver’s North Shore!
Murdo Frazer Pitch ‘n Putt
Watch out Tiger! Practice your golf swing at Murdo Frazer Pitch ‘n Putt! This secluded course provides the perfect afternoon in Edgemont Village and it’s a great activity for all ages! To operate safely, they suggest wearing face masks and have increased sanitation of rental clubs and installed modifications to limit touch points on the course. Book your tee-time today at MurdoFrazer.com!
We’ll drink to that! The North Shore has quickly become a beer-lovers paradise with a variety of micro-breweries scattered along the Lonsdale corridor. Short walking distance between each spot makes it easy to spending the day trying them all!
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New cans out now! AIR HUG – DOUBLE DRY HOPPED IPA – 6.9% ALC/VOL Double dry hopped with boatloads of Denali, Sabro, and Citra for fresh notes of pina colada, navel oranges, and tropical smoothies. Lots of oat and wheat in the mash, low bitterness, and pouring a nice orange and hazy with a fluffy white head. Air hugs all around! EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUEBS – BLUEBERRY LEMONADE SOUR – 5% ALC/VOL Back this year with a little modification: we’ve upped the blueberries, swapped orange for lemon to give it more tang, and added some more oats to keep it soft and smooth. Tastes like blueberry pie filling. Zippy carbonation. Highly refreshing. Both now available in the tasting room for off sales, as well as online for free home delivery or pick up. #haveabeere
Walk/Run the Spirit Trail
As gyms and fitness studios slowly start to reopen, you can continue getting sweaty outside! North Van has plenty of trails and paved paths to explore, like the scenic North Shore Spirit Trail that will extend all the way from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove and can be accessed at the foot of Lonsdale Ave.
Picnic at Victoria Park
Located just a few blocks from The Lonsdale, Victoria Park offers a great backyard alternative. Grab your boccie set and a drink (legally – North Van legalizes drinking in parks) and make the most of those warm summer evenings while they’re here.
Shop Local at the Lonsdale Quay Farmer’s Market
In these challenging times, it’s important to support local wherever you can. Farmer’s markets make this fun and easy! Check out the Farmer’s Market at Lonsdale Quay and make it your Saturday morning routine this season!
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