The Vancouver Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament is Back!

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The 2017 Beach Volleyball season is well under way with only a few weeks left until the summer’s most popular event, The Vancouver Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament. The Vancouver Open, run by Volleyball BC, will be celebrating its 26th Anniversary on the weekend of July 14-16 at Kitsilano Beach, and with $15,000 in prize money up for grabs the competition is going to be intense.

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The Vancouver Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament is Back!

Tacofino Yaletown and Lucky Taco Open in Vancouver!

Photo Credit: Amy Ho

Tacofino’s white bean taco; Photo Credit: Amy Ho

There was a time in the city, not too long ago, when good taco joints were few and far between. In the last few years though, there has been a flurry of openings. This summer is no exception. My boyfriend and I, especially in the summer, love going for tacos. It’s a fairly inexpensive meal, we have an excuse for margaritas, and it’s a fun, laid-back eating experience!

Two recent openings are definite must-visits when a taco craving hits.

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Tacofino Yaletown and Lucky Taco Open in Vancouver!

Explore Vancouver’s Kitsilano Neighbourhood: The 11 Best Attractions

photo: Rick Chung / Flickr

photo: Rick Chung / 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.

A lively, beautiful, and eco-friendly beachside community close to Downtown Vancouver, the neighborhood of Kitsilano – known more commonly by locals as ‘Kits’- is one worth exploring! Here are a few of our must-do attractions!

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Explore Vancouver’s Kitsilano Neighbourhood: The 11 Best Attractions

KitsFest – Vancouver’s Hottest Beach Festival is Back August 5-7

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Now in its 8th year, and with over 10,000 visitors per day, Vancouver’s ultimate sports and healthy lifestyle festival is back and has some new additions to the line up, as well as classic events we all want to watch. Continue reading:
KitsFest – Vancouver’s Hottest Beach Festival is Back August 5-7

21 Spots in Vancouver to Snap That Show-Off Instagram Pic

Vancouver Lookout | photo: @kat_m_palumb

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.

Instagram has become the world’s best digital photo album where you get to show off your wicked photography skills (or ability to use a filter from an app). Thankfully, Vancouver is one of those cities that doesn’t take much to make it look good with it’s beautiful natural colors, mountains tops and hipster brick and modern style. These are the best spots to get a solid show-off pic for your IG account.

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21 Spots in Vancouver to Snap That Show-Off Instagram Pic

Go Greek at Greek Day on Broadway and Vancouver Greek Summerfest on Boundary

Vancouver Greek Summerfest on Boundary | Photo sourced from Facebook

Vancouver Greek Summerfest on Boundary | Photo sourced from Facebook

Get ready for all the souvlaki and spanakopita you can handle: two annual Greek festivals are about to kick off in Vancouver. While one takes place in East Vancouver and the other on the west side of the city, both feature food, dancing, and plenty of high spirits.

The best known is Greek Day on Broadway. The annual street party takes place this Sunday (June 28) and shuts down Kitsilano on West Broadway from MacDonald to Blenheim as people pour into the streets.

The free event, which is sponsored by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C., attracts almost 100,000 revellers. There will be music and dance entertainment on two stages, and the street is lined with food vendors hawking favourites like loukoumades (honey dumplings).

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Go Greek at Greek Day on Broadway and Vancouver Greek Summerfest on Boundary

Car Free Day Vancouver is Back: 4 Huge Street Parties, No Traffic

Photo credit: Rob__ | Flickr

Photo credit: Rob__ | Flickr

This June, some of Vancouver’s busiest streets will be filled with a different kind of traffic – people partying in the middle of the road as part of a city-wide outdoor bash.

The 11th instalment of Car Free Day is coming to neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver June 20-June 21. The festival sees major arteries closed to traffic and transformed into free, open-air parties – with street food, live music and entertainment, skate parks, arts and crafts markets and more.

Car Free Day began 10 years ago on Commercial Drive in direct response to the Port Mann/Highway 1 improvement project. Though the multi-billion-dollar project is now complete, Car Free Day – which is 100-percent volunteer run by local residents – still serves as a reminder that “fewer cars equals more community.”

Distinct events are now held in four neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive, Main Street, the West End and Kitsilano (details below). Continue reading:
Car Free Day Vancouver is Back: 4 Huge Street Parties, No Traffic