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Vancouver

This month we’re giving one lucky rewards member flights for two to Vancouver, non-stop from Edmonton with WestJet.

WestJet has increased frequency between Edmonton and Vancouver from 49 to 58 times weekly, making it easier for you to get to Vancouver during the beautiful summer months! Book your flight here.

Things to do in Vancouver in the summer!

Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge

Rising 1,250 metres (4,100 feet) above Vancouver and just 15 minutes from the city’s downtown core, is the vast alpine playground of Grouse Mountain. Take a gondola to the mountain peak, learn about the majestic Grizzly at The Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, zip-line over the natural beauty of the Douglas Firs, and get a full view of Vancouver, the harbour and more from The Eye of the Wind.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

A 15-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge is a Vancouver landmark. Walk the 450 foot length of the bridge, suspended over 200 feet above the Capilano River. If that seems a little too much for you, there’s also an incredible system of smaller suspension bridges only 100 feet above the ground amidst the giant Douglas Firs.

Consider timing your summer trip to Vancouver with one of these great festivals:

Beaches

Vancouver’s beaches are some of the best in the world; boasting golden sand, incredible mountain and city backdrops, plus plenty of opportunities for outdoor sports from volleyball to kayaking — all within easy reach of downtown. The following are only a few examples; visit this link for a list of the top ten in the area.

  • English Bay Beach – One of the best beaches for Swimmers. Home to one of Vancouver’s biggest summer events, the Celebration of Light International Fireworks Competition
  • Kitsilano Beach – Known for its beautiful people and gorgeous views
  • Jericho Beach – Home to the annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Jericho is known for stunning views of north shore mountains and downtown skyline

Summer Night Markets

Night markets are a summer tradition in Vancouver drawing crowds of thousands of people, locals and tourists alike, every weekend. Generally open from mid-May through September, these night markets feature hundreds of vendors, with dozens of food stalls or food trucks offering a variety of international and entertainment.

  • Richmond Night Market (Canada’s biggest night market)
  • Illumination Night Market
  • Shipyards Night Market

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