3 Outdoor Activities to Try This Summer

This summer, why not try something new in your area? Getting outside into nature is super important for mental health. There are lots of outdoor activities around British Columbia, but with physical distance measures in place, you want to make sure you’re choosing an activity that will be safe and avoiding large crowds of people. We are hopeful that this list of ideas will allow you to feel comfortable and have a great time!


Kayaking is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the water. If you are located in the Lower Mainland of BC, we recommend checking out Deep Cove Kayak, which offers amazing views of Indian Arm, and also has COVID-19 protocols in place so you can feel safe while enjoying yourself. Call in advance to book your time!

Berry Picking

There are lots of berry farms on the edge of the Lower Mainland and beyond. This is a great option for the whole family to participate in, and a great way to stock up on antioxidants for the summer. Try Krause Berry Farms for their recently-opened blueberry season; they also have COVID-19 protocols to check out before planning your visit.

Lunchtime Beach Picnic

If you are retired or work from home or at a job where you can take a lunch hour, why not take a family picnic to the beach or lake at lunchtime? Weekends tend to get crazy busy at these areas, but often midday during the week sees fewer people. Make the most of water views without the worry of crowds. Take a book with you – if you’re looking for a good read, check out our top 5 books right now by clicking here!

We hope you try these activities this summer with close friends and family that are in your bubble. Please remember to practice social distancing when out in public, and to wear a mask if you are going to be within six feet of others. If you need to replenish your mask supply, click here.