Campfire Project could bring public fire pits to Vancouver beaches

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A warm glow, toasty marshmallows, crackling wood.. The campfire is the quintessential summer must-have that gathers friends, families, and strangers around a hypnotizing flame. Unfortunately, campfires in Vancouver are largely banned and not allowed on public beaches for a variety of public safety and health issues.

However, three Vancouver residents have started up the Campfire Project, which aims to introduce shared, public fire pits on select Vancouver beaches.

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Campfire Project could bring public fire pits to Vancouver beaches

Vancouver’s nude beach to clean up its act?

Photo courtesy Lauren Kresowaty/niftynotcool.com.

Photo courtesy Lauren Kresowaty/niftynotcool.com.

The upcoming Victoria Day long weekend is traditionally the start of warm summer weather in Vancouver. And one thing that hundreds if not thousands of locals and visitors like to do on this occasion – weather permitting - is flock to Wreck Beach, the clothing-optional destination in Pacific Spirit Park. However, it looks like the carefree lifestyle currently enjoyed on Western Canada’s favourite nude beach is about to change.

The RCMP has announced that, beginning this weekend and continuing through to Labour Day, it’s going to maintain a daily presence – to pitch a tent, as it were – on the beach. So what will they be doing down at the remote location, which is located west of UBC and, fittingly, not far from the Museum of Anthropology? Will they be issuing fines to people who sing Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge”? Or will they be arresting people like the woman who has (allegedly) been selling “boozie boozie freezies” on the beach for the last few years?

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Vancouver’s nude beach to clean up its act?

Participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Sept 21-29

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A rusty old tire… A shopping cart… Endless amounts of plastic bags… Doesn’t exactly sound like treasure, does it? To the participants involved in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, trash turns into treasure as they spend their day searching for the debris that spoil beautiful Vancouver beaches.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup takes place from September 21st until 29th in Vancouver and gathers thousands of participants to take action against litter and debris on local beaches. Led by the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, the cleanup focuses on educating and empowering people to make a difference through community events and cleaning up.

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Participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Sept 21-29

5 Best Places to Cool Off During the Summer in Vancouver

Alternative to Vancouver Beaches

There are some great alternatives to the typical Vancouver beaches on a hot, summer day.

Long, sunny days at the beach can be fun. But there’s only so much sand and beach volleyball that you can handle. Lucky for us, there are so many alternative locations in Vancouver to enjoy these hot, seemingly endless summer days.

If you’re looking for somewhere else other than the typical Vancouver beaches to chill out on a hot day, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of 5 of the best Vancouver beach alternatives that will keep you cool and relaxed on the hottest of days.

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5 Best Places to Cool Off During the Summer in Vancouver

Vancouver Beaches: Cates Park, Deep Cove, Buntzen Lake

Beach Times

After shining the spotlight on a handful of 604 Neighbourhoods I’m turning the focus of my weekly series onto waterfronts and seaside recreational areas in Vancouver, just in time for summer. Today’s Vancouver Beaches series follows Burrard Inlet as rounds the corner into Indian Arm, featuring a handful of beaches you’ll find in North Vancouver (and Anmore) along the way. Continue reading:
Vancouver Beaches: Cates Park, Deep Cove, Buntzen Lake

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