Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has been steadily increasing in popularity worldwide, and with a coastline like Vancouver’s, it’s no surprise that it has taken off here. This activity is a great way to explore the coast while getting a great core workout.

Vancouver offers plenty of great areas to SUP. On the North Shore, Deep Cove offers calm water and great scenery, and equipment can be rented at the Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak Centre. Closer to downtown, paddleboarding is a great way to explore English Bay, Sunset Beach, and False Creek. Paddleboards are available for rent at the Ecomarine Paddlesports Centre on Granville Island, English Bay, and Jericho Beach on Vancouver’s west side.