Since Active Vancouver focusses mostly on the activities of paddling, cycling, snowshoeing, hiking and trail running, it seemed necessary to provide a chapter on other adventures that could complement these. Eight adventures range from simply taking a walking excursion on a Gulf Island to stand-up paddleboarding, among the newest sports one sees in Metro Vancouver. Like to swim? The book outlines a classic summer swim in a warm lake. Interested in skate skiing? The book gives an overview on how to begin this sport in the Callaghan Valley, near Whistler.