Life’s a Beach with Chair and Umbrella Rentals at English Bay

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Image courtesy of Vancouver Beach Company

With the amazing weather in Vancouver lately, the best place to spend these long, hot days is next to the water. Beach bums in Vancouver know that one of the hottest spots in town is English Bay Beach.

A water slide and huge raft, beachside fish n’ chips, and non-stop people watching entertainment, English Bay Beach is the place to be in the summer. But, when you’re spending a day at the beach – usually you have to lug down a bunch of chairs, an umbrella, and a huge cooler with you.

Until now! There’s a new crew in Vancouver that’s working to upgrade your beach game in a big way… The Vancouver Beach Company has partnered with the Vancouver Parks Board to provide rental options for chairs/loungers and beach umbrellas for those who want to park themselves at the beach without having to deal with the extra baggage that usually comes with it.

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Life’s a Beach with Chair and Umbrella Rentals at English Bay

Filming in Vancouver: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Eric McCormack, The Arrangement, and more

Johnny Depp

In this week’s roundup of what’s shooting in Vancouver, a bunch of TV series that shot their pilots here a few months back are now kicking off production on their inaugural seasons.

But first up, there’s a big-name Hollywood star shooting a feature film in town—and this city is where he first began his rapid ascent to fame.

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Filming in Vancouver: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Eric McCormack, The Arrangement, and more

War for the Planet of the Apes is the Blockbuster of the Summer, and Vancouver Plays a Starring Role – Win a Trip for 2!

Anticipated to be a box office smash and one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters, War for the Planet of the Apes combines a morally complex storyline with eye-popping special effects and stunning scenery – and the latter will be familiar to those who have ever visited Canada’s West Coast. Vancouver and Vancouver Island serve as a stunning backdrop with much of the film showcasing the region’s lush parks, forests and waterfront. Keen to check out the home of the apes firsthand? Tourism Vancouver, the Vancouver Economic Commission and Vancouver Island North Film Commission have partnered to give away a trip for two to Vancouver and Vancouver Island so you can explore the #HomeOfTheApes firsthand.

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War for the Planet of the Apes is the Blockbuster of the Summer, and Vancouver Plays a Starring Role – Win a Trip for 2!

Five fun things to do at this year’s Powell Street Festival

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George and Nariko, from Australia, perform two sets at this year’s Powell Street Festival.

Each year, the Powell Street Festival celebrates Japanese culture and Vancouver’s Japanese community. Back for its 41st year, the festival has some fan favourites along with some new acts and events. There’s plenty of opportunity for participation, including walking tours, an amateur sumo wrestling competition, and suika wara (where blindfolded contestants try to hit a watermelon). There are also film, music, theatre and literary events; and just about everything, outside of the food, is free.

Here are a few suggestions of what to check out at the Aug. 5 & 6 Powell Street Festival, which takes place in and near the 400 block of Powell, including Oppenheimer Park.

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Five fun things to do at this year’s Powell Street Festival

Japan, the U.K. and Canada Will Light Up the Skies Over English Bay For the 27th Year! (Free Tickets)

The spectacular energy of the Honda Celebration of Light returns for its 27th year on the shores of English Bay, with a thrilling line-up for this year’s festival, featuring Japan, the United Kingdom and home team Canada. The three teams are set to take to the skies on Sat. July 29th, Wed. August 2nd and Sat. August 5th, respectively, in the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition.

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Japan, the U.K. and Canada Will Light Up the Skies Over English Bay For the 27th Year! (Free Tickets)

Vancouver TheatreSports League Generates Plenty of Canadian Guffaws in their New Show

Sourced from VTSL website

Say the word “Canada” and a host of stereotypical associations, images, and even phrases probably come to mind (eg plaid shirts, Tim Hortons, hockey, excessive politeness, “eh” and “aboot”). And let’s be honest. Many of them are endearingly ridiculous.

In celebration of Canada 150, Vancouver TheatreSports League (VTSL) has a new show, Oh Canada – The True North Strong and Funny, which had me giggling incessantly. It’s cleverly, tongue-in-cheek hilarious.

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Vancouver TheatreSports League Generates Plenty of Canadian Guffaws in their New Show

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: July 20, 2017

This weekend you can tickle the exhibitionist inside of you either with a lack of clothing at the Naked Bike Ride, or with a fancy hat (and clothing for the rest of your body as well) at the Deighton Cup. It’s also Shark Week at the Aquarium, the beginning of the Drum is Calling Festival, the African Descent Festival, and Pride Sports day is on Saturday!


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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: July 20, 2017