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

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Here’s to another beautiful spring weekend!  Earth Day celebrations, live music, LEGO block parties (for the kids)… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

48 Hours in Vancouver for Out-of-the-Box and Offbeat Shoppers

Shopping in Gastown. Photo Credit: Gastown BIA

Shopping in Gastown. Photo Credit: Gastown BIA

48 Hours in Vancouver is a weekly series appearing on the Inside Vancouver blog featuring photos and information on interest-based itineraries such as food/wine, arts & culture and luxury travel; helping visitors plan the best Vancouver trip possible based on what they love. Today’s feature focuses on off-the-beaten path shopping destinations to show savvy consumers that there is more to see beyond Robson St.

What You’ll Need to Go on This Shopping Discovery Adventure:
• A vehicle (rented or your own)
• GPS/Map
• Good quality walking shoes (you’ll be doing a lot of walking)
• A good quality tote bag (to hold all your purchases in)
• A camera with a good zoom function (For when you want photos of the different neighborhoods)

Day 1

Morning to Early Afternoon-10 am to 1 pm

After an early breakfast in the downtown core, take a 15 to 20 minute walk to the eclectic neighborhood of Gastown.

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48 Hours in Vancouver for Out-of-the-Box and Offbeat Shoppers

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