Participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Sept 21-29

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Vancouver

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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

Vancouver Beaches: Fraser River

Fraser River Waterfront Parks

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 spotlight takes us to the southern shores of the city, along the Fraser River. Continue reading:
Vancouver Beaches: Fraser River

Vancouver Beaches: Stanley Park

Stanley Park Beaches

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 feature highlights Stanley Park and its sandy shores where this world-famous forest meets the ocean. Continue reading:
Vancouver Beaches: Stanley Park