Happy Canada Day! Read on to see how us Vancouverites like to take our meeting planners outside to experience the beauty of the destination.

Mix things up when planning your next meeting in Vancouver and treat attendees to an exciting, team building excursion outdoors so they can soak up the BC sunshine and check out our cities spectacular coastal landscape. 

There are plenty of unique, fresh air activities perfect for groups of all sizes and fitness abilities guaranteed to please at your next conference, not to mention make it even more memorable.   To help you get the brainstorm-ball rolling, we’ve highlighted a few noteworthy options below.

Aboriginal Eco Tours is a great fit for anyone looking to get up-close and personal with nature and the stunning BC coastline. With unique Pacific Northwest activities and tours such as ocean kayaking, boating, fishing as well as cultural walks through nearby Stanley Park all available.  Consider signing your team up for their partner-led First Nations Cultural Interpretive Paddle – a truly special experience.

When the weather is bright and beautiful, treat your team to a spectacular day on the water by booking with Vancouver Water Adventures at their Granville Island or Kitsilano-based locations.   Have fun taking in the cityscape – seaside by guided kayak tour, paddle board or perhaps aboard one of their top quality Seadoo GTIs that can reach up to 100km/h.  New for the season: Light The Night is a unique evening cruise along the Vancouver shoreline with paddle boards and kayaks equipped with special lights for added awe and effect.

Head up the Sea-to-Sky Highway and take your team to Whistler for a day of mountainside fun with The Adventure Group Whistler.  This is one of the top choices for year-round outdoor action geared toward all levels and ability.  Build memories through Whitewater Rafting, a Treetop Adventure, trail bike or literally fly alongside your colleagues as you drift over majestic forests on Canada’s longest zipline.

If you’re not quite sure how your team will react to the adrenalin-pumping action needed for a rafting of zipline tour – Backroad Whistler might be your answer (and another great option for groups while in Whistler).  They offer a more relaxed take on outdoor adventure through a slow but steady kayak paddle along the meandering River of Golden Dreams and lakes surrounding Whistler. 

WildPlay Elements Parks is a definite must if you’re looking for a unique, fun way to get attendees to unleash their inner-kid outdoors.  Located in Maple Ridge, this is a great day-trip option and comes loaded with playful ways to kick back, unwind and bond through interactive challenges and fun obstacles.  Navigate your way through an expertly designed, forested course laden with wobbly bridges, swinging logs, tightropes and more.

Not quite sure exactly what outdoor activity to book for your group, connect with Vantoptours and let them help you narrow it down.  They’ve got a range of fabulous tours ranging from leisurely walking tours, whale watching tours to a day long High View tour that will whisk you up and away to a handful of Vancouver’s top lookouts before landing nearly 900 ft. above sea level at Sea To Sky Gondola in Squamish.

Seabreeze Adventures does double-duty as a go-to adventure company that will also give you and your group the opportunity to check out one of the Lower Mainland’s most picturesque places, the historic Steveston Village.  Book your team aboard one of their 42 foot boats and head out into the Pacific in search of Orca whales, seals, majestic eagles and an array of other aquatic and bird life native to BC.

Looking for even more great and unique ways to get your team outdoors and enjoying beautiful BC during your next meeting or conference in Vancouver? Check out an endless array of options by visiting us online and connect with our team of experts who can assist you further here.