Team Building in Vancouver
Focus: Vancouver’s Top Team Building Experiences
With global industry leadership in cleantech, life sciences, and digital technologies, Vancouver attracts business events from around the world. The city’s laid-back atmosphere, bustling metropolis, and breathtaking west coast terrain make it an inspiring location for international conferences, and one of Canada’s most flexible locations for unique team building activities.
We recently reached out to Outback Team Building & Training for their recommendations on the top activities to connect teams in Vancouver. Following is their take on some of their most popular Vancouver team building experiences:
THE AMAZING CHASE
Based on the reality TV show “The Amazing Race,” this activity has groups go head-to-head in exciting challenges around the city. If you’re participating in The Amazing Chase in the West End neighbourhood, for example, you might find yourself dipping your toes in the sand at English Bay, taking in some local history at the Roedde House Museum, or snapping a photo with the iconic Inukshuk. (Photo credit: Outback Team Building & Training)
Corporate Castaways turns your teammates into tribemates. Inspired by the hit show “Survivor,” this activity challenges your group to strategize, work together, and communicate to complete as many tasks as possible before the clock runs out. This event can be done in a green space like Stanley Park, on a sandy beach like Spanish Banks, or among the gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park – anywhere that brings that survivor vibe to life! (Photo credit: Outback Team Building & Training)
With Custom Events, you can plan a totally new activity around a Vancouver attraction, such as Granville Island. Our event coordinators will completely customize the experience for your group – from taking the Aqua Bus across to the public market, to doing a blind taste test of craft beers at the resident brewery.
5 LOCATIONS IN VANCOUVER THAT WORK WELL FOR CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING
- Stanley Park
This 405-hectare public park is a major tourist attraction. Thickly forested and bounded almost entirely by water, it is Vancouver’s first park, officially established when the city was incorporated in 1886. It is full of history, as well as recreational use areas like beaches, gardens, a swimming pool, playgrounds, and sports fields. There is also an aquarium and, of course, the beautiful Seawall.
- West End
Bordered by Stanley Park, sandy English Bay, and Sunset Beach, the West End has a charming and easygoing vibe. Visitors can enjoy the area’s amenities by renting a bicycle or paddle board from one of the many shops along Denman Street, where there is also an eclectic assortment of cafes and restaurants. The neighbourhood is home to plenty of small parks and cute heritage homes as well. (Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver)
- Spanish Banks
This lengthy stretch of beach is backed by grassy fields, with views of the North Shore mountains and downtown skyline. Spanish Banks is divided into three sections – East, West, and Extension – making it a popular spot for a variety of activities including picnicking, walking, swimming, and skim boarding. There are also concession stands and volleyball nets dotted along the shore. (Photo Credit: Tourism Vancouver)
Gastown was the first settlement that led to the development of Vancouver. With cobblestone streets lined with Victorian-era architecture, this neighbourhood provides a lesson in local history. Walk around to find legendary bars, and iconic landmarks like the Steam Clock and the bronze statue of John “Gassy Jack” Deighton – Gastown’s inaugural settler. (Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver)
The resort town – renowned for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and mountain biking in the summer – was the host mountain resort of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games. Framed by glaciated mountains and with lakes scattered throughout the surrounding valley, Whistler is a playground for outdoor adventure. Whistler’s award-winning pedestrian village also has a fantastic collection of shops, restaurants, and bars. (Photo credit: Tourism Whistler)