Summer is coming, and although larger in-person gatherings might still not be feasible, there is still a wide range of in-person and virtual activities across the Lower Mainland for you to enjoy!

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Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is hosting a 5-day virtual challenge in conjunction with Vancouver International Airport (YVR)! From May 31st to June 4th, CAN will post challenges on their social media ranging from athletic tasks to arts and crafts. Bring family and friends together to fundraise for the autism community!

CAN will also be offering in-person and virtual programs throughout July and August. All in-person programs involve COVID safety protocols such as mandatory masks, frequent sanitization, and physical distancing.

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In addition to their Virtual Summer Camp@Home for the second year in a row, Easter Seals BC/Yukon is hosting a few outdoor day and family camps with limited capacity. Learn more about their 2021 summer camps here.

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Pedalheads is offering safe biking camps for children in over 30 locations across the province. With proper health and safety protocols in place, they were able to avoid having any COVID cases in 2020, and they hope for the same success in 2021.

You can find more safe summer programs in the links below:

Summer camps in the Lower Mainland

Summer camps in the Okanagan 

Summer camps on Vancouver Island

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Summer is spot prawn season, and this year’s Spot Prawn Festival includes a host of COVID-safe activities! Chef’s Table Society will offer frozen chowder with spot prawns and other sustainable seafoods at participating retailers, and on May 29th, join renowned BC chefs and learn to cook your own three-course spot prawn meal.

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The Da Vinci Experience is coming to Tsawwassen Mills on June 29th! Experience a multisensory 360º immersive journey with Leonardo Da Vinci’s artwork and learn more about the legendary artist’s life. (Note: event does not involve any strobe or pulsing lights, projections are on 18′ high walls in a 4000 square foot space, and the sound is classical surround sound.)

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June 5 is Trails Day, which is dedicated to honouring BC’s vast range of outdoor trails. Looking for COVID-safe ways to celebrate Trails Day or even enjoy the great outdoors this summer? Read more on Outdoor Recreation Council of BC’s website.