Enjoy cocktails by some of Vancouver’s finest mixologists at this year’s Harmony Arts Festival

Looking for a reason to visit West Vancouver? Look no further than the Harmony Arts Festival. Now in its 28th year, HAF is a celebration of visual art, music, food and drink. It takes place on and near the Ambleside waterfront Aug. 3-12.

Back this year are perennial favourites that include free exhibits, workshops, and concerts, along with ticketed events like Night on the Pier (local bartenders craft innovative cocktails) and Best of the West. But this year’s festival offers some new additions as well.

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Enjoy cocktails by some of Vancouver’s finest mixologists at this year’s Harmony Arts Festival

Reviews: Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars Dazzles with Cinderella and 42nd Street

Tré Cotten (Topher) and Mallory James (Ella); Photo Credit: Lindsay Elliott

Seeing one or both of the productions of Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) has become a Vancouver ritual in the summer. For seventy-eight years, theatregoers have gathered in Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park to watch musicals, with the forest around them and the darkening sky above them.

This year proves no different. Two top-notch productions, Cinderella and 42nd Street, run on alternate nights until August 18, 2018, and both very much warrant watching, for different reasons. Continue reading:
Reviews: Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars Dazzles with Cinderella and 42nd Street

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

It’s a weekend of well-dressed horse races, outdoor performance, an all-are-welcome sports day and a giant waterslide! There’s also some air conditioned options if you’d prefer the great, controlled indoors – such as Czech puppetry, a cartoon concert, theatre, comedy and of course many intriguing museum and gallery exhibitions.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Stretch, Move, Feast – August 2018 Wellness Events in Vancouver

Image: Mat Collective

Summer in the city is in full swing, and we’ve got a lot on the go for our Vancouverites and visitors alike! There some great events that will get you out and about to enjoy our spectacular views and restaurants – and possibly try something new!

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Stretch, Move, Feast – August 2018 Wellness Events in Vancouver

1,000-foot-long massive water slide coming to North Vancouver this weekend

Slide the city vancouver

Image courtesy of Slide the City

This weekend’s forecast is calling for a chance of getting wet and having fun! At North Vancouver’s Slide the City, that is…

On Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, from 10am to 6pm, a 1,000-foot-long slip and slide will be returning to Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver for the annual Slide the City event. This is the fourth time Vancouver has hosted the epic slide, and each year the event gets bigger and better than ever before!

Slide the City is part of North Vancouver’s “Fun City Festival”, which also features activities including food trucks, live music, and more.

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1,000-foot-long massive water slide coming to North Vancouver this weekend

You Better Work, Fish! Celebrate Pride at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Get freaky and fabulous at the next After Hours on Thursday, August 9 at Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative. Leave the kids with the sitter, dress in your finest drag, grab a drink, and let loose with your partner and pals as you explore the Aquarium’s galleries and meet the FIERCEST animals in the sea.

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You Better Work, Fish! Celebrate Pride at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Enter to Win a Stay at Vancouver’s Newest Hotel and a City Boat Tour

Image by Nelson Mouellic

There’s no perspective of Vancouver quite like the one from the water. The view of the north shore and distant island mountains on one side, Vancouver’s glass towers with snowy Mt. Baker looming on the other, and a blanket of green that is Stanley Park along the way is a breath of fresh air in more ways than the obvious. Vancouver’s core can be almost completely circumnavigated by water. Almost.

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Enter to Win a Stay at Vancouver’s Newest Hotel and a City Boat Tour