Yervana Explorer, Chris, shares his experience of canyoning in West Vancouver's exhilarating waterfalls with Local, FX Gagnon.
As if we needed any more excuses to get outside, here’s another. Father’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you have fond memories of outdoor adventures with your dad, or you’re starting to introduce your own children to the outdoors, this is the perfect opportunity to make new memories with those closest to you.
So gather the kids, call your parents or hit up your go-to Adventure buddy, because we’re celebrating all those who’ve made us the Explorers we are today!
Browse all Adventures in BC and Alberta, or read on for a few ideas to inspire your family’s next outing.
Give the Gift of Adventure
If you’re guilty of repeatedly buying your dad multiple pairs of hiking socks over the years, opt for a unique gift idea this Father’s Day. Spend the day together on an outdoor Adventure with one of our knowledgeable Local guides and experience something new.
What better time to bond outdoors than on an all-inclusive guided fishing tour on some of Alberta’s finest lakes and rivers.
Spoil him with a guided hike complete with breath-taking views, followed by a relaxing three-course meal from one of Canmore’s finest restaurants.
Mix outdoors and culture with a bicycle ride around some of Calgary’s most famous, colourful and lesser-known pieces of public art. Learn the soul of Calgary through its statues and murals on this leisurely cycle.
For wine lovers, combine a hike with a visit to a couple of local wineries. Summit Mt Boucherie in West Kelowna for fabulous views of Lake Okanagan, followed by a taste of what makes the Okanagan so famous.
For the Mini Explorers: Family Friendly Adventures
Spark your child’s curiosity and share your love for the outdoors by exploring nature as a family. Adventuring with Yervana is a great way for kids to learn something new under the safe guidance of our certified Locals. Feel free to message any of our Local hosts with questions about the Adventure to check suitability.
Explore the pristine wild environment on the sunshine coast and learn about wild foods and how they are harvested. Suitable for all ages; this outdoor Adventure can be tailored to you with a more leisurely pace for young foragers.
Head up the scenic Sea to Sky Highway and visit three gorgeous falls; Shannon, Brandywine and Alexander. This family friendly Adventure is sure to be a stunning crowd pleaser.
Tour the seas on a kayaking trip off Vancouver Island. Suitable for kids aged 16+ when accompanied by a guardian, this fun Adventure will give you all the chance to learn from our certified Local guide and instructor.
If your kids climb on anything and everything, maybe it’s time to introduce them to rock climbing. Designed for beginners with a sense of adventure, our certified Local will cover climbing safety during a one day program.
For those eager to explore Canada’s backcountry, this fun-filled, hands-on day is designed as a chance to learn the correct skills to enjoy the wonders of the outdoors. Led by a professional ACMG guide and Outdoor Educator, this Adventure welcomes families with kids ages 12+.
We can’t wait to hear all about where your Father’s Day Adventures take you. Don’t forget to share them with us by following @myyervana and using #yervana on Instagram.
Related reading: Getting Youth Outside, by Yervana Local Hahn Vincent
ROAD RIDE VANCOUVER
Slipstream through Vancouver with Richard, a safety conscious, experienced road rider. Share what you’re looking for and what you want to do. Pick from a variety of rides, skill levels and potential vistas, for a truly personalized Adventure.
FOOTHILLS HIKING & DISTILLERY TOUR
When you visit the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains you’re in Cowboy Country! Experience what it’s like to live on a working ranch and tour the Eau Claire Distillery. Explore the location where Alberta’s first Single Malt whiskey and a local gin are distilled.