Adventure Day Trips
There’s no shortage of outdoor sports and activities for families in Canada. Yet, it’s shocking to know that 63 percent of Canadians spend two hours or less per week doing recreational activities outdoors.
Our summer days are a precious commodity, it’s never too early to get outside for some much needed exercise and fresh Canadian air!
As mentioned in my previous posts, getting out with your family doesn’t have to mean going long distances or spending a lot of time to get to your activity. Keep it simple and manageable. The more complicated the outing, the less likely it will happen.
Activities and tips to get you and your family out the door and into nature:
1. Bike riding – If you have a bike rack for your vehicle, load up the bikes and head to a local trail or park bike path. One of our family’s favorite activities is a scenic ride along the Stanley Park Sea Wall in Vancouver.
2. Hiking – One of the simplest and cheapest forms of fun, exercise and adventure. From the backcountry to urban parks, there’s a trail for everyone.
3. Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboarding – If you live near a body of water, you can likely rent a canoe, paddleboard or kayak. We like to rent double kayaks at Deep Cove in North Vancouver so we can paddle with the kids. I wonder who’s going to do all the work?
4. Golf – Enjoy a laid back game of pitch and putt at your municipal course. Par 3 courses make it easier for families to enjoy together.
5. Swimming – A trip to the beach for some fun in the sun, including a dip in an ocean, lake or outdoor pool, is always a big hit with my family.