This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – August 18, 2017

Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos from @Inside_Vancouver!

The talented photographers who snapped these shots have either tagged us in their post or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – August 18, 2017

Celebrate Delicious Wild BC Salmon at Vancouver’s Fishermen’s Wharf

Photo Credit: Wilbert Choi

Recently, on July 1, I took part in a Canadian party game where we had to go around the room trying to find people who fulfilled quintessential Canadian qualities (e.g. has gone canoeing; knows what a “two-four” is). One of the squares was “thinks salmon is the best thing EVER.” I enthusiastically said “yes” to that one!

If you’re like me and love wild BC salmon, you’re in luck since there’s an upcoming food event devoted to this beloved local seafood product.

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Celebrate Delicious Wild BC Salmon at Vancouver’s Fishermen’s Wharf

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 17, 2017

Ready yourself for the beginning of The Fair at the PNE, an interstellar tall ship performance, dancing horses, a doughnut marathon, craft festivals, and a celebration of garlic! After the weekend, be sure to cap it off by being outside for the partial solar eclipse on Monday; by 10:21am the sun will be mostly blocked out by the moon. You can watch through special glasses, a home-made pinhole camera, or just watch the effect on the shadows around you, the wildlife, and the surrounding sky as the sun’s light turns to a sliver.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 17, 2017

Talent from near and far puts the squeeze on Vancouver at this year’s Accordion Noir Festival

Russian band Iva Nova

Russian ethno-rock quartet Iva Nova plays this year’s Accordion Noir Festival in Vancouver.

In the not-your-baba’s-accordion-festival department, the Accordion Noir Festival is back with more fun-filled squeezebox adventures.

This year’s lineup includes talent from as far away as Finland Russia, as well as an accordion fixer from Montreal. The event takes place Sept. 7-10 at various venues around town, with the four evenings arranged by theme. These include Accordion Drink-o-Bingo (Sept. 7), Accordion Alchemy parts I & II (Sept. 8), Accordion Community Day (Sept. 9, the same night as an album release party from local accordion sensation Geoff Berner), and Underdog Instrument Grudge Match: The Millennial Edition (Sept. 10).

Here’s some more of what to expect.

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Talent from near and far puts the squeeze on Vancouver at this year’s Accordion Noir Festival

Five Reasons Why Even Locals Should Head to the Visitor Centre This Summer

If you’re a Vancouverite planning a day of sightseeing around your home town, you might think that a trip to Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre is about as useful to you as a chocolate teapot. You know where you’re going, and thanks to Google (and tourismvancouver.com), you can do all the research you need online, right? Not so fast!

Here are five great reasons to plan a trip to the Visitor Centre before you set out to see the sights.

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Five Reasons Why Even Locals Should Head to the Visitor Centre This Summer

The Fair at the PNE Kicks Off this Saturday with BBQ Cricket Burgers, Free Concerts, and More!

pne vancouver 2017

Image by Caelie_Frampton | Flickr.com

You may soon notice a faint smell of mini donuts in the air… The Fair at the PNE is coming back to Vancouver this Saturday, August 19 and running until Monday, September 4 (Labour Day)!

Featuring rides, inventive food options, endless entertainment, and free concerts, the PNE is always a memorable occasion in Vancouver’s summer season. For 2017, the PNE is pulling out all the stops to keep you entertained with new attractions and shows here for this year only.

Check out some of the highlights to look forward to at this year’s Fair at the PNE…

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The Fair at the PNE Kicks Off this Saturday with BBQ Cricket Burgers, Free Concerts, and More!

Stepping Out at 1001 Steps

Fishing from the shore at 1001 Steps Photo: Rob Weiss

I didn’t count, but as I descended the bluff side stairway in Ocean Park towards the beach I was confident there were close to 1001 steps, at least my knees seemed to think so. In truth, this fantastic zig-zag staircase consists of only 284 steps; all of them are marvellous. Dropping 40 metres from the trail head to the ocean, the pathway offers a short trek through a natural area to the beach, with peekaboo ocean views of Boundary Bay across to Point Roberts.

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Stepping Out at 1001 Steps