7 group activities to do in B.C. this summer

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We’re already well into summer, which means longer days and extended weekends making more time for fun activities with family and friends.

Whether you’re staying in the city or looking for a short weekend getaway, here are some of B.C.’s top activities to check out with your group.

Take the pain out of planning your epic summer line­up by collecting money with Tilt and enjoy what the area has to offer during the summer months.

Food tours

Vancouver is known as a foodie city with exceptional chefs, top restaurants and an amazing food truck scene. Expand your palette this summer by taking a local food tour with friends. Edible Canada offers a variety of experiences – from Granville Island Market to Chinatown – at an average cost of $40 to $70 per person. The season runs from April 1 to November 30 and tickets can be purchased on their website.

Houseboating

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British Columbia is home to some of the most beautiful waterways in Canada, including Shuswap Lake, an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise during the warmer months. Pool money together with friends to rent a houseboat and enjoy the amazing experiences that B.C.’s mountains and lakes have to offer.

Music festival season

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Festival season has officially kicked off in B.C., with a variety of lineups to suit all music lovers. Brush the dust off last year’s tent and make sure to purchase concert tickets, transport, and camping passes in advance.

Top Picks:

  • Pemberton Music Festival (July 16 to­ 19)
  • Vancouver Folk Music Festival (July 17 to­ 19)
  • Squamish Music Valley Festival (August 7 to­ 9)

Bubble Ball Soccer

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Embrace the latest craze that’s taken over Vancouver. Bubble Ball Soccer is an easy and relaxing way to de­-stress on summer evenings. Bring a group of friends, colleagues or family together, collect the cost and let the games begin. Check out Bubble Soccer Vancouver or Bubble Ball Vancouver.

Whistler/Blackcomb

Although typically reserved for the winter months, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are ideal for outdoor lovers. Choose from a variety of activities including horseback riding, photography tours, hiking and fishing. Get a group of friends together, drive up for the day or hire a cabin for the weekend. The possibilities are endless.

Archery Tag

Archery Tag provides the perfect opportunity to test out your survival skills and compete against friends. 6Pack Indoor Beach is the first venue to introduce Archery Tag in Vancouver and requires a minimum of eight people to compete. May the odds be ever in your favour!

Camping/cabin weekends

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Nothing sums up a Canadian weekend better than a camping trip in the great outdoors. Salt Spring Island is a picturesque camping destination that offers hiking, kayaking, swimming, and cycling. Alternatively, find a cabin for the weekend on AirBNB and enjoy the experience of a private property without the down payment!


Use Tilt to collect money with your friends this summer! By using the promo code VANSUMMER they’ll even chip in $30 towards your activities.

 

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