Bargain Hunters: How to get into The Fair at the PNE for Free!

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From the Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool | Photo by Harris Hui

The quintessential festival of the summer is kicking off this summer when The Fair at the PNE opens its gates for the 2016 season on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Running for two weeks until Monday, September 5 (Labour Day), the PNE offers up an amazing plethora of free concerts, mini donuts, super dogs, and lots of deep-fried delectable treats.

Entry into the Fair at the PNE will only cost you $17 at the gate (or $13 online), but this year the PNE has announced an abundance of options to get in the gates for free. So, save yourself a crisp $20 (to blow on a deep fried Mars bar), and use one of the tips below to get easy access into one of the best events of the summer…

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Bargain Hunters: How to get into The Fair at the PNE for Free!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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This Saturday night it’ll be difficult to be at a bar, restaurant, or living room without seeing a live stream of The Tragically Hip’s final show – so go ahead, rock out with the Hip and an entire country! There are a lot of other things you can do before and after as well – a mural festival along south Main Street, the first day of The Fair at the PNE, North America’s biggest food truck fest, a super-rad flea market, and a manga & Haida doodle-fusion workshop.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Three New Queer Vancouver Writers

photo: Hasan Namir / Image via thisisblueprint.com

photo: Hasan Namir / Image via thisisblueprint.com

By Casey Stepaniuk

Vancouver has a vibrant writing community as well as a queer community, so it’s not surprising that the intersection of those two groups is such a diverse, talented bunch. Here are a few newcomers to the scene that you should probably know about. When they become super famous authors, you can say that you’ve been following them since the beginning.

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Three New Queer Vancouver Writers

Car Free Cycling on Vancouver’s North Shore

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Car free cycling, Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve Photo: Rob Weiss

Imagine a 10 km paved roadway through a lush and scenic rainforest.  Now remove all vehicle traffic and add the majestic North Shore Mountains.  Voila! You have arrived at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, affectionately referred to by locals as the Seymour Demonstration forest.  Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages flock to the trail and employ all modes of transportation to explore this unique treasure.  Don’t be surprised to encounter sleek road racers, sturdy downhill mountain bikers, babies in strollers, inline skaters and tots on striders all sharing this unique North Shore experience.  A delightful mix of folk to be sure!

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Car Free Cycling on Vancouver’s North Shore

Explore Vancouver’s Coal Harbour: The 9 Best Attractions

photo: Jenn Chan Photography

photo: Jenn Chan Photography

populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

A picturesque residential area that boasts a multitude of high-rise condos and seemingly endless stretches of walkway and greenery, Coal Harbour. We may not all be able to afford to live in Coal Harbour, but luckily it doesn’t cost much to walk around and explore this luxury neighborhood where urban development intertwines with the beauty of nature.

Here’s our pick of must-see and do attractions in the area:

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Explore Vancouver’s Coal Harbour: The 9 Best Attractions

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

Photo: Ayan Blue / Flickr

Photo: Ayan Blue / Flickr

Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos!

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

Follow us on Instagram, tag us in your next snap, and you may just see your picture featured here.

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

Documentary about historic Vancouver park to screen at Vancity

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Juan Manuel Sepúlveda spent two years hanging out in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside. The director got to know its regulars while letting his camera roll. The result is The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park, a documentary about the park and the daily lives of some of the people who spend time there.

On Sept. 1, Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) will screen the documentary that the Hollywood Reporter calls “an intimate group portrait that can be both heartbreaking and hilarious, focusing on a few lost souls banding together against the raw deal handed to their tribes.’’

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Documentary about historic Vancouver park to screen at Vancity