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International Yoga Festival and Health Expo

June 13, 2019

Coming June 16, 2019. Find you inner peace at the International Yoga Festival and Health Expo! This one day event is held in Vancouver, British Columbia. It features free yoga sessions with a host of well known instructors, other wellness activities, various speakers, and a marketplace focusing on natural, organic and healthy foods. Bring your mat and […]

Big Easter Run

April 19, 2019

Coming April 20, 2019. Hop to it! It’s the Big Easter Run in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pop on those bunny ears as you run the scenic course through spring flower ladened Jericho Beach Park with views across the water to West Vancouver and the snow capped peaks of Cypress Mountain. Choose from 5K and 10k […]

Mat Collective

August 7, 2018

Now through August 31, 2018. Take it outside! For the summer, the folks at Mat Collective are offering free outdoor yoga classes in Vancouver. Yes, free! Yes, outdoors! This is the largest free, outdoor yoga program in western Canada, and they offer drop in classes in 5 locations including Kits Beach with beautiful views of […]

Editor’s Top Finds of 2017: Most Innovative Adventure Items

January 5, 2018

We reviewed a lot of innovative adventure items in 2017, so our TrailblazerGirl editorial team had a difficult time deciding on the top 3 items, but here are the ones that really stood out. First, the summer in one of our favorite cities, Vancouver, offered a unique, aerial dining experience with Dinner in the Sky. […]

Granville Island Turkey Trot

September 20, 2017

Coming October 9, 2017.  Celebrate Thanksgiving next month with the Granville Island Turkey Trot. Yes, next month, the second Monday of October to be exact, is when Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada and like celebrations here in the United States, it celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year with family feasts including turkey, […]

EMPOWER Vancouver Retreat

July 5, 2017

Coming September 29, 2017. A weekend of workouts, yoga, and fun! The folks at Sweat Pink and Lorna Jane are hosting a women’s EMPOWER Vancouver Retreat in Beautiful British Columbia. Kick off a lively time with a Welcome Run around the city, happy hour, and dinner followed by 2 full days of yoga, trail runs, boot […]

Vancouver Sun Run

April 18, 2017

Coming April 23, 2017. Super-duper popular! The Vancouver Sun Run, in our favorite coastal British Columbia city, is the largest 10K in Canada and the third largest timed 10K in North America with a whopping, projected participation of up to 50K this year. This well organized race starts in staggered waves to ensure smooth running for […]

Green Sock Half & Shamrock’n Race

March 3, 2017

Coming March 12, 2017. Get your green on! Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at the Green Sock Half & Shamrock’n Race at Burnaby Lake. Choose from half marathon, half marathon relay, 7 miler, or 5K scenic courses in this stunning wildlife sanctuary circling the lake that was created by a glacier 12,000 years ago. Those Canadian’s know […]

Mt Seymour’s Shred for the Cause “Locals Edition”

February 17, 2017

Now through March 27, 2017. Mondays…groan. Yes, Mondays can be tough, but here’s something to look forward to on Monday nights. Grab your TrailblazerGirl-friends and head to Mt Seymour in North Vancouver for their Shred for the Cause “Locals Edition”. This British Columbia ski resort, known as the “locals’ mountain”, is open for night skiing […]

Dinner in the Sky – Vancouver

February 3, 2017

Coming July 1-31, 2017. Don’t be late for your reservation or drop your napkin in the middle of dinner! This summer, Vancouver is in for a treat…Dinner in the Sky is a bucket list adventure that has you over 150 feet off the ground, sitting at a floating dining table. You are strapped into your chair with a […]

2016 Holiday in Vancouver

December 16, 2016

Seasons Greetings! And Vancouver, British Columbia goes about it in a big way! As one our favorite cities to visit, the holiday time is extra special with outdoor ice rinks, beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. and lights, lights, and more lights. Our Canadian friends in the North are not deterred by the cold weather and […]

Vancouver Christmas Market

December 16, 2016

Now through December 31, 2016. Willkommen to the 7th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market! This not-to-be-missed holiday event is inspired by Christkindlmarkts, the traditional Christmas markets that are held in local German towns that bring communities together with food, drinks, and unique gifts. Vancouver’s version lives up to its heritage with a wide array of vendors selling […]

Enchant

November 22, 2016

Starting November 25, 2016. Make some new holiday traditions. This year is the debut of Enchant, the world’s largest Christmas Light Maze and holiday market held in Vancouver, British Columbia. The maze looks to be an impressive, illuminated experience with over 55,000 square feet of radiant arches, sculptures, structures, and brightly lit trees. Dress warmly and enjoy […]

Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party (RSVP)

August 11, 2016

Coming August 12, 2016. A friendly invasion of 2,600 riders into Canada this weekend! It’s Cascade Bicycle Club’s annual Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party (RSVP). Started 35 years ago, this ride of more than 175 mile takes you from the University of Washington campus to downtown Vancouver over the course of 2 days. […]

Bike the Blossoms

March 29, 2016

Coming April 9, 2016. A sea of pink! Join the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and Velopalooza for Bike the Blossoms, a guided two-hour tour through some of the best cherry blossom-lined streets in the Canadian city of Vancouver. Arrive early to check out how you can safeguard your bike with Pop-Up City Hall and Project […]

PNE Donut Dash, Vancouver, Canada

July 9, 2015

Coming August 23, 2015. A feast for your sweet tooth! Yes, the inaugural PNE Donut Dash will have snack booths along the 5K course with mini donuts, cotton candy, and other fun fair treats. After the race, enjoy free entry into the Fair at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), an exciting venue with musical shows, […]

BMO Vancouver Marathon

February 4, 2015

Coming May 3, 2015. One of our favorite cities and voted one of the Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes.com…it’s the BMO Vancouver Marathon! Set in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, this popular Canadian marathon actually offers a full marathon, relay marathon, half marathon, 8K, and a kid’s fun run. A beautiful course […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Half Marathon

September 30, 2014

October 26, 2014. Feel the music! The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Half Marathon couldn’t be set in a more beautiful area. With the backdrop of the mountains and ocean nearby, this half marathon course takes you over a few hills, through Stanley Park, along the sea wall, skirting Chinatown and past the Port […]

Fat Dog 120 Trail Race

May 21, 2014

Coming August 15, 2014. Beautiful British Columbia. Described as the MOST scenic ultra race in Canada, the Fat Dog 120 Trail Race is certainly worthy of that distinction. But with that beauty comes some really tough trails – this point-to-point course is 120 miles long with some killer ascents and descents and a total elevation […]

RSVP 2

April 11, 2014

Coming August 16, 2014. Challenge yourself with a 2-day, 270-mile bike ride from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia. The RSVP 2 travels scenic back roads with 106 miles the first day to Bellingham, Washington and 82 miles on day two to Vancouver. To top it off, there’s a fun festival at the finish line with […]

The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island

October 11, 2013

Coming October 1, to November 3, 2013. Okay, adventurous TrailblazerGirls…this is something a little different from our usual finds (but still totally fun!). The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island is an interactive theatre adventure roaming the streets of Vancouver. Small groups of up to 15 people attempt to solve clues and with the use of […]

Granville Island Turkey Trot

October 10, 2013

Coming October 14, 2013. Gobble, gobble! The Granville Island Turkey Trot is a great way to start off your Canadian Thanksgiving Day. The 10 km course is a flat, picturesque route starting at Granville Island, over the Burrard Bridge to the north side of the Sea Wall, then back along the sound side of the […]

Expedition Vancouver

October 10, 2012

A west coast getaway… to Vancouver appeals to every TrailblazerGirl we know. Plan to be as active as you can be in a city that really encourages it with opportunities galore for biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, rollerblading, scuba diving, golfing, ziplining, bunjee jumping, windsurfing, whitewater rafting and paddle boarding all right there in the city […]

The Grouse Grind

September 20, 2012

Simply an iconic run (or hike). Yep, “Mother Nature’s Stair-master” is a 2.9 km uphill battle called the Grouse Grind just outside of Vancouver, BC on Grouse Mountain. As you run (or hike) up the mountain, you’ll traverse 2,800 ft (853 m) or the equivalent of 2,830 stairs. And, if you’re in a die=hard mood, […]