8 Must-Have Smart Phone Apps for Summer in Vancouver

Bard on the Beach's new iPhone App.

Summer in Vancouver is one of the best times of year for festivals, outdoor adventures and exploring the city. And there are loads of (often free) smart phone apps to help you make the most of Vancouver’s summer months.

8 Must-Have Smart Phone Apps for Summer in Vancouver

1. TransLink App – Free
This free app from TransLink helps you get around Vancouver easily by letting you access complete schedules for buses, SkyTrain, Canada Line, WestCoast Express and SeaBus.

2. Vancouver Tap App – Free
Find free sources for refilling your water bottles—a necessity in summer—with this free app from Metro Vancouver.

3. Tourism Vancouver’s Citysmart Mobile Guide – Free
Tourism Vancouver’s fabulous free app isn’t just for tourists. It not only leads you straight to Vancouver’s top attractions and keeps you updated on the city’s biggest events, it has fun features, too, like an integrated tracking and recording ability that allows users to “Footprint” photos taken and replay them on Google Earth!

4. iParks Explorer App – Free
Also from Metro Vancouver, this app is a mobile guide to Greater Vancouver’s 22 regional parks.

5. Vancouver Street Food App – Free
Vancouver’s street food scene has exploded in popularity, and this app helps you keep up with the growing selection. Find up-to-the-minute open hours and locations, contact information, and more.

6. Bard on the Beach iPhone App – Free
This brand-new app from Vancouver’s summer Shakespeare festival Bard on the Beach includes play synopses, schedules, ticket info, videos, podcasts, and more.

7. Go Play Golf! – Free
This free golf app covers over 30 golf courses in B.C., and includes info on weather, special deals, and the “Possibility of Sun” (instead of possibility of precipitation).

8. Wine Tripper B.C. – $2.99
The B.C. version of the popular Wine Tripper smart phone app helps you explore our region’s fabulous wineries, from the Okanagan to Vancouver Island to around Vancouver itself.

Know more smart phone apps that would be perfect for summer in Vancouver? Please leave your picks in the comments!

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