Swim! Outdoor Pools Open Today in Vancouver

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It’s that time of year again –  time to officially trade those toques and jackets for beach towels and flip-flops.

Several of Vancouver’s outdoor pools open today, just in time to take advantage of the May Long Weekend.  The Kitsilano, Second Beach, New Brighton and Hillcrest outdoor pools all open for business May 19.

And though the weather might not be exactly balmy yet, don’t worry: All the pools are heated.   So which is the right pool for you?  Continue reading:
Swim! Outdoor Pools Open Today in Vancouver

Top 10 (Last-Minute) May Long Weekend Ideas: Part II

(c) Remy Scalza

Still haven’t firmed up plans for the long weekend?  No problem.  Yesterday, I wrote about five great options.  Here are five more suggestions for things to do in and around Vancouver – no reservations or advanced planning required.  At the request of readers, I’ve also included some indoor activities.

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Top 10 (Last-Minute) May Long Weekend Ideas: Part II

Top 10 (Last-Minute) May Long Weekend Ideas: Part I

Golden Ears Park (c) Remy Scalza

Did May Long Weekend sneak up on you?  Forgot to reserve that camping spot?  No space left on the ferries?  Never fear.  Even though May Long Weekend is just days away, there are still lots of ways to have fun.  In and around Vancouver, dozens of activities are ready-made for procrastinators.   Here are a few of my favorites.  But there are lots more – Please weigh in with your own ideas below!

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Top 10 (Last-Minute) May Long Weekend Ideas: Part I