Play Outdoors End of Summer Bucket List

Saddened by the thought of our 2016 season in the sun coming to an official end this September 22? Milk summer for every last ray of sunshine. You’ve got less than 30 days to give these activities a try before a long cycle of dark, cold, wet days follow. Oh joy! Spend a day on the water No summer is complete without a day on the water and BC residents have countless options. Here are a few suggestions should you need inspiration. Inflatables: Get your summer vibe on with an adult floaty. From single inner tubes, to party islands, trampolines and Sea-Doos, the more the merrier when it comes to enjoying a day on an inflatable. Rent a watercraft: Nothing says summer like a day on the water with friends. If you are not fortunate enough to have a friend with a motorized boat, rent one. Starting at $40 an hour, anyone can rent a boat. Granville Island has a number of rental companies on the dock. Sleep Outdoors Summer... ...

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Lululemon SeaWheeze & Sunset Festival

SeaWheezeTM Half Marathon and Sunset Festival August 13, 2016. Brockton Oval, Stanley Park SeaWheezeTM runners get complimentary access with their half marathon entry. Extra tickets for general public are on sale now for $38.00 CAN (including taxes) at www.seawheeze.com/events/sunsetfestival/
Sunset Festival is an all-ages event. Much more than your average half marathon, SeaWheezeTM is THE weekend to be in Vancouver to get your yoga on, crush your running goals, and celebrate it all with family and friends at the best outdoor concert of the summer. Now in it’s fifth year, lululemon’s SeaWheezeTM Half Marathon and Sunset Festival has fast become one of the most popular half marathon experiences in the world. It is also Vancouver’s largest half marathon, selling out at 10,017 spots in a record 28 minutes. In addition to 21.1 km of sea, sun, sweat and smiles, SeaWheezeTM runners and the general public are welcomed to attend the SeaWheezeTM Sunset Festival, which is the official after party for runners, their friends and family, and the community of Vancouver. A... ...

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Surf Trip Essentials: Ford F150 Limited

  When it comes to choosing a ride for a surf trip bigger is better. Surfboards and adventure gear require space and lots of it. Thick, cold-water wetsuits, booties and gear have to be stored somewhere. You’ll also need room in your ride for your surf crew buddies because the more the merrier when it comes to chasing waves. We fell in love with the souped-up 2016 Ford F 150 Limited. The insanely roomy passenger cab is so plush, spacious and comfy you won’t believe you are sitting in the back seat of a pick-up truck. Seats in the passenger cab flip up easily to reveal a full size storage compartment and that’s in addition to the flatbed. Both cabs easily accommodate the big guys so pack’em in boards and all. With a Twin Panel Moonroof it’s like driving the Pacific Rim forest in a fish bowl surrounded by ocean and giant Sitka spruce trees. Now crank up some surf stoke music on the F150 Limited’s sound system, a sure-fire way... ...

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Surf-In Surf-Out – A Swell Convenience

Whether you are a seasoned weekend wave-warrior or a newbie braving your bucket list, surfing is a sport that everyone must try at least once in a lifetime. The West Coast of Vancouver Island boasts some of the best beaches and surf breaks in the country. Tofino, BC is a famous cold water paradise and home to surf-in-surf-out Pacific Sands Beach Resort …the best in beach bliss. Since the 60’s, catching waves has been considered not just cool but a sub-culture. Secondly, it’s a rush. Surfing is much harder than it looks to master and thus, humbling. So, let go of the outcome and really enjoy the ride. If you are ever to succeed in catching your first wave you must be open, brave and willing to laugh at your own failures, which are a big part of learning to surf. The bails and wipeouts are all part of the fun. Plan a get-away this summer and indulge. Treat yourself and your soul to a seaside escape for some well deserved “Tofino... ...

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