Huge backyard bbq brings 2,000 people to Stanley Park for Unbuckled

Photo courtesy of Unbuckled

Photo courtesy of Unbuckled

It’s billed as “Vancouver’s ultimate backyard bbq”, with tug-of-wars, burlap-sack races, country and bluegrass music, and more. For one Saturday afternoon in September, 2,000 people dressed in their best country-and-western attire will meet in Stanley Park for a down-home picnic.

Expect some hootin’ and hollering as the steaks hit the grill.

Unbuckled, which takes place on Saturday, September 12, is a new event this year, organized by the people behind Harvest Haus. Like Harvest Haus–the stylish Oktoberfest blowout that took place for the first time last fall–Unbuckled is a party for adults 19 and over that is an immersive, themed experience.

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Huge backyard bbq brings 2,000 people to Stanley Park for Unbuckled

Win Tickets to See Jon Bon Jovi in Stanley Park, Aug. 22!

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On a uniquely Vancouver stage nestled between the forests, the ocean, and with the city twinkling nearby, the upcoming Urban Forest Concert is going to be an experience to remember. For the first time ever, Jon Bon Jovi will be bringing his band, The Kings of Suburbia, to Vancouver with him. Add the big sound of this 14-piece band to the enigmatic performance of a global star and set it against the backdrop of ancient Stanley Park cedars, and it’s no wonder people are travelling from across the globe to be a part of the occasion.

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Win Tickets to See Jon Bon Jovi in Stanley Park, Aug. 22!

Chester Meets Helen at the Vancouver Aquarium

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Helen and Chester | Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

Chester, the false killer whale rescued last summer on a beach in Tofino, has a new home at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Following weeks of periodic meetings, Chester has successfully integrated with Helen, a rescued Pacific white-sided dolphin, in his new permanent habitat in the Wild Coast. Visitors can now see him and learn more about this species that is rarely spotted off the coast of B.C.

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Chester Meets Helen at the Vancouver Aquarium

5 Reasons to Visit Vancouver This Year (And Why You May Never Want to Leave)

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The following is a guest post by Expedia Canada.

Vancouver is one of the best cities in North America, and proudly so. Here at Expedia Canada, we have a soft spot for the glittering city by the shore, which is why we’ve partnered with Inside Vancouver to present you the top five reasons to visit Vancouver this year (and why you’ll never want to leave).

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5 Reasons to Visit Vancouver This Year (And Why You May Never Want to Leave)

Vancouver Aquarium Named One of the World’s Best Aquariums

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Last week the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre was named a winner of TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards, earning the title of one of the world’s best aquariums by the travel website’s reviewers. The Vancouver Aquarium earned the same recognition in 2014.

More than 35 million people have visited the Aquarium since it opened in beautiful Stanley Park in 1956. Today, more than 1,500 staff and volunteers work to effect aquatic conservation by engaging visitors and supporters year-round.

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Vancouver Aquarium Named One of the World’s Best Aquariums