Vancouver Outdoor Public Pools: soak up the last few weeks of poolside fun

Second Beach pool || Photo Credit: Flickr/Creative Commons Colin K

Second Beach pool || Photo Credit: Flickr/Creative Commons Colin K

August is the best month in Vancouver. The sun shines, people take advantage of all our city has to offer. From water sports to Playland to farmer’s markets, Vancouverites and our guests flood our outdoor spaces seeking vitamin D and summery good times.

Unfortunately, August also spells the last full month that city-run public pools are open. You have between two weeks and a month to pack your pool bag to do some laps or splash it up with your kids or suntan-dip-repeat before Vancouver’s five outdoor public pools close next month.

Here’s a quick guide to poolside fun in Vancouver before our summer fades away and the gates close on Vancouver’s outdoor pools until next year.  Continue reading:
Vancouver Outdoor Public Pools: soak up the last few weeks of poolside fun

Get Soaked at Vancouver’s Largest Waterfight this Saturday

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Time to raid the local dollar store to stock up on water balloons, water guns, buckets, sponges, and any other means of getting other people wet. This Saturday, August 9, 2014 is Vancouver’s largest water fight, the 8th annual event that happens in Stanley Park at Lumberman’s Arch at 1:00pm.

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Get Soaked at Vancouver’s Largest Waterfight this Saturday

A Day in the Life of an Urban Reef

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Robson Redux is a rare opportunity to lounge, rest, or socialize in the middle of a normally busy downtown street.

Bike, walk or transit and then take a rest in the heart of the city at the Robson Redux summertime plaza, downtown Vancouver at 800-block Robson Street, between Howe and Hornby Streets. Each summer, this block transforms into a pedestrian plaza featuring a unique seating installation that’s open 24 hours a day.

Fancy a game of Frolf? Time to Try Disc Golf on Grouse Mountain!

Disc Golf Grouse Mountain

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Located high atop Vancouver on Grouse Mountain, sits one of the city’s best Disc Golf courses. Playing alongside the dry, grassy ski hills, this course has challenging and fun terrain with stunning views.

Disc Golf, also known as Frolf or frisbee golf, is a sport that has participants throwing heavy frisbee-like discs at a metal basket. Similar to real golf, the goal of the game is to finish the course with the fewest number of throws of the disc (learn more about the sport here).

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Fancy a game of Frolf? Time to Try Disc Golf on Grouse Mountain!

Free Yoga on your Lunchbreak at Lululemon’s Nooner Yoga Series

Nooner Yoga Series Vancouver

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Every Wednesday–local yoga-lover’s brand-of-choice, Lululemon–will be giving you a chance to take a break from the daily grind by hosting the weekly Nooner Yoga Series. For a little downward dog between sandwich bites, head to the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza every Wednesday in July and August for a free summer sweat session.

It wouldn’t be Vancouver without some outdoor yoga, would it? This weekly class is open for anyone and everyone, no matter if you can touch your toes or barely touch your knees.

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Free Yoga on your Lunchbreak at Lululemon’s Nooner Yoga Series