Super Soaker Sunday: Vancouver’s Largest Water Fight Taking Place in Stanley Park

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Photo credit: Ianiv & Arieanna | Flickr

It’s a fight to the drenched! Vancouver’s largest water fight will be making its return to Stanley Park this weekend on Sunday, August 13.

Organized by Flashmob Vancouver, the annual water fight has been taking place in Stanley Park for the last 11 years and the popularity continues to grow. Hundreds took part in the water war last year and with the heat wave rocking Vancouver – perhaps hundreds more will participate in 2017!

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Super Soaker Sunday: Vancouver’s Largest Water Fight Taking Place in Stanley Park

Meteor-gazing at the Museum of Anthropology

Here come the meteors!

On Aug. 12, the Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak. To coincide with the celestial event, the Museum of Anthropology (6393 NW Marine Dr.) is inviting more than 1000 people to watch the stars during its Blackout: Night Sky Festival.

A new festival of arts and astronomy, Blackout features indigenous storytelling, an immersive art installation and interpretive stargazing set to a soundtrack of live and electronic music.

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Meteor-gazing at the Museum of Anthropology

Long Weekend and Long Nights: Vancouver Aquarium Starts August With a Splash

The dog days of summer have arrived in Vancouver and what better way to spend them than diving deep into the ocean blue? Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, invites locals and visitors alike to discover the incredible and diverse habitats and animals found below the water’s surface, making the most of these long summer nights and weekends. For the first time ever, Vancouver Aquarium is offering extended hours into the evening. Each Wednesday during the month of August, the Aquarium will keep its doors open for ocean lovers of all ages to explore the Aquarium’s 50,000+ aquatic creatures.

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Long Weekend and Long Nights: Vancouver Aquarium Starts August With a Splash

What to Do with the Whole Family at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017

Queer Film Festival Chosen Family Picnic | Image via queerfilmfestival.ca

By Casey Stepaniuk

You might not think of a film festival immediately when you’re brainstorming family and kid-friendly activities in Vancouver this summer, but I’m here to tell you not to discount Out On Screen’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The Festival runs for ten days in August—August 10th until August 20th—and has a plethora of activities including but not limited to movies the whole family and people of all ages can enjoy.

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What to Do with the Whole Family at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017

Take a Bite Out of Shark Week at the Vancouver Aquarium

photo: Zebra Shark / Vancouver Aquarium

With replenishable teeth, six senses, and unparalleled survival skills, sharks are the ultimate aquatic predator. Saluting Shark Week, Vancouver Aquarium is inviting visitors to get up close with these fierce yet fascinating animals with a Shark Week Giveaway from Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 30 and a chance to experience an exclusive feeding with sharks or stingrays (‘flattened’ shark cousins). Perfect for those intrigued by sharks and stingrays, the lucky visitors will be randomly chosen upon arrival to enjoy behind-the-scenes access and dedicated time with an expert while helping feed these animals. 

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Take a Bite Out of Shark Week at the Vancouver Aquarium

Slide the City North Vancouver Returning for 2 days this August

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Image courtesy of Slide the City

Hot enough for you? If you’re looking for some unique places to cool down in Vancouver this summer, why not try sliding down a giant 1,000-foot long slip n’ slide!? This August, North Vancouver will be bringing back the extremely popular Slide the City event, which includes a massive waterslide that stretches for three city blocks.

Tickets are now on sale for the Slip N’ Slide that will be set up as part of North Vancouver’s 2017 Fun City Festival taking place on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. Aside from the giant slip n’ slide, there will be live music, food trucks, artisans, a kids fun zone, roving performers, outdoor patios, beverage gardens, and no cars. It’s North Van’s answer to the City of Vancouver’s popular Car Free Festivals, and it’s certainly gearing up to be something special.

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Slide the City North Vancouver Returning for 2 days this August

Come Nose to Snout With Stellar Sea Lions at Vancouver Aquarium’s NEW Exhibit!

photo: Vancouver Aquarium

Come nose to snout with Steller sea lions at Steller’s Bay, a new exhibit that spotlights these majestic and mysterious creatures, starting July 1 only at Vancouver Aquarium. Transported to a fishing village on Canada’s west coast, visitors will delight as they experience sea lions basking brilliantly in the sun and hear them roaring in spectacular chorus. Below the surface stands huge underwater viewing windows where visitors will be immersed in a sea lion’s world, getting up-close as the dynamic animals glide through the water with incredible power and agility.

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Come Nose to Snout With Stellar Sea Lions at Vancouver Aquarium’s NEW Exhibit!