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Vancouver island summer bucket list 2018

Summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning how you’re going to make the most of it! These events and activities are awesome ideas to add to your Vancouver Island summer bucket list to avoid boredom on beautiful summer days!




  • Sampling delicious fares at YYJ Eats (June 13)
  • Hosting a backyard barbecue
  • Getting ice cream at Beacon Drive-In
  • Visiting outdoor markets like the Esquimalt Farmers Market (where you can sit on the grass and enjoy fresh fruit, baked goods, and even artisan chocolates!)
  • Making popsicles
  • Trying out new summer recipes


  • Trying stand-up paddle boarding
  • Sitting on a beach at least once a week
  • Hiking up Mt. Doug and Mt. Finlayson
  • Training for the GoodLife Fitness Marathon
  • Playing frisbee at the park
  • Splashing around at the new Esquimalt Adventure Park
  • Trying a new sport – like rock climbing or horseback riding
  • Visiting Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse
  • Going camping (and making s’mores!)

Throughout the year, sponsors 250 local events on Vancouver Island, and we want to see you there! We’d love to send you to sweet events like the Laketown Shakedown concerts, Rock The Shores, the Phillips Backyard Weekender, and many more!

If you want to attend any of these fantastic events – make sure you follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook. We’re going to be running tons of weekly contests for great local events, and we’re going to be giving away tickets to them all summer long!

Check out the events page on our website for even more summer fun:

No matter what city you live in, summer is a time to connect with your community and enjoy the nice weather. This bucket list is how we’re spending our summer – how are you spending yours?


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