The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

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.

If you’re looking to soak up some Vitamin D and relax in the sun, the following spots are perfect for sunbathing and enjoying some time under the sun. Grab some sunscreen, tanning lotion – or coconut oil because we do live in Vancouver after all – and get your tan on!

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The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This WeekendMusic, walking tours, lots of food, and dozens of theatre options will keep you busy in Vancouver this holiday long weekend, Friday through Monday! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver Beaches: A Photo Essay

English Bay Beach

The following photo essay was contributed by local Vancouver photographer Clayton Perry, exclusively for Inside Vancouver. In this photo essay Clayton takes a look at beaches around Vancouver.

When I was asked to do a photo-essay on Vancouver’s beaches, I was a little worried…to be honest, I didn’t think that I had enough images to make it worth the while and fall had already snuck up on us so the chance of me getting any good images this year is basically gone with the wind as it were…but as I looked through my database of images, I began to realize that I have quite a few images of beaches around the Vancouver area. I know there are literally dozens of great beaches and swimming holes around the Lower Mainland and I am sure that I am going to miss some of your favourites. Although we’re not really “world famous” for our beaches, at least not as much as we are for our mountains, I think Vancouver has some incredible places to lay your towel down, and people watching on the Kits Beach boardwalk rivals an afternoon on Venice Beach any summer day.

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Vancouver Beaches: A Photo Essay

Vancouver’s Best Farmers’ Markets: Part II – The little guys

It’s that time of year again.  After months of gray skies and drizzle, the sun is shining, pale skin everywhere is finally getting a tan and the farmers’ markets have returned to Vancouver.

In Part I of this post, I looked at Vancouver’s four largest farmers’ markets.  Here’s a quick rundown of some of the lesser-known options in and around the city.

UBC Farm Market, Open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 18-Oct. 15: This unique market is hosted on the site of the UBC Farm, a 24-hectare teaching, research, and community farm on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus and the only working farmland within the city of Vancouver.  It’s a close-knit but growing community of 12 vendors (4 selling primarily farm products) and enthusiastic customers.  The UBC Farm is also a great place to stroll around and enjoy a picnic lunch.

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Vancouver’s Best Farmers’ Markets: Part II – The little guys