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Do More of What You Love with Your MINI


Summertime in the Pacific Northwest, especially the Lower Mainland and surrounding areas, is literally a wonderland playground for outdoor enthusiasts and foodies alike. Do more of what you love this summer and unlock fresh new adventures right in your backyard. It’s always a good time for making memories, especially with your MINI Cooper by your side. Let’s check out what’s happening these two months!


Immerse yourself in culture as everything is brought together into one place. Although some festivals are still on hold this year, some are running this summer or in the planning stages.


Many of us in the Lower Mainland and across BC are well-versed with the goodies available at farmers markets. They showcase the best from local artisans and farmers. These outdoor venues provide a safe and fun way to explore the best and freshest ingredients and ideas in the Lower Mainland!

  • Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market: From 10 am to 3 pm in Ambleside Park at the foot of 13th Street in West Vancouver. Runs every Sunday from May to November.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market: Reopened on June 20th at Cloverdale Fairgrounds at 176th Street and 62nd Avenue in Surrey from dawn until 3 pm. Admission is $1.50 for ages 13 and older.
  • Coquitlam Farmers Market: Behind the Poirier Library at 575 Poirier Street from 9 am to 1 pm until October 31.
  • Kitsilano Farmers Market: Running until October 31 from 10 am to 2 pm at 2690 Larch Street in Vancouver.
  • Ladner Village Market: Rain or shine every second and fourth Sunday until mid-September from 10 am to 4 pm at 5028A 48th Avenue in Ladner Village (between Delta and Elliott Street).
  • Mount Pleasant Farmers Market: 10 am to 2 pm until October 31 at 8th Avenue and Guelph. 
  • Steveston Village Farmers Market: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm every first, third, and fifth Sunday until early Fall at the parking lot of Steveston Community Centre (4111 Moncton Street).
  • White Rock Farmers Market: 10 am to 2 pm until October 24 at 15154 Russell Avenue. 
  • Whistler Farmers Market: 11 am to 4 pm until October 10 at Whistler Racket Club’s outdoor car park.


From beginners to riders ready for the next challenge, BC has many trails and bike parks to offer. We have a few favourites listed below, but there are many more spots to explore with information here

  • Whistler Mountain Bike Park
  • Okanagan Rail Trail
  • Mundy Park
  • Kettle Valley Rail Trail
  • Old Coach Trail
  • Silver Star
  • Sun Peaks


Camping has been made increasingly popular in the last few years, but booking for BC provincial parks has been restricted to BC residents and can be booked online here. There are also many private campsites across the province that are easily accessible for booking online. 


Special spots to visit:


  • Deep Cove
  • English Bay, Kitsilano, Jericho, Sunset Beach, False Creek
  • Rocky Point Park
  • Deas Slough (Keep in mind the recreation schedule)
  • Barnet Marine Park
  • Crescent Beach, Elgin Heritage Park
  • Semiahmoo Park
  • Kanaka Creek Regional Park
  • Golden Ears Provincial Park and Alouette Lake

Whether you’re bringing your cooler to store your yummy goodies or needing some extra room for your bigger toys, there’s a whole lot of gear that your MINI Cooper can haul, especially with a sweet roof rack system in place! We’ve got you covered with our roof boxes, bike holders, and Travel & Comfort System. Enjoy our limited-time summer promotion of 15% Off Roof Rack Accessories now.

What adventures are you planning this summer? Be it up high on a rooftop tent or soaking up some rays on a beautiful beach, please tag us in your posts! We would love to see your adventures and show you some love. Here at MINI Richmond, we’re all about discovering the fun that is just around the next corner. One moment at a time, we are all capable of so much love. Big Love!


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