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

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

UBC is hosting a blueberry festival this week

UBC Blueberry Festival

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The University of British Columbia is one of the top universities in Canada for good reason. It’s Vancouver campus has a stunning setting next to the ocean, there are a host of famous and well-known alumni (like our Prime Minister, for one), must-see attractions, and a president that loves taking selfies.

If you’ve never visited the campus, located in Point Grey, now you’ve got even more reason to go. From July 18 – 20, UBC Food Services will be hosting their 2018 Blueberry Festival on campus to celebrate arguably BC’s most delicious fruit – the blueberry!

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UBC is hosting a blueberry festival this week

Kim Chi and Pearl of Rupaul’s Drag Race at Parq Vancouver for Pride

Kim Chi

By Kendell Yan

As Vancouver celebrates its 40th year of LGBTQ2+ Pride the festivities are bigger and bolder than ever. You can bet that stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be roaming the parties of Vancouver, but if you’re looking for the adorably colourful Kim Chi or glamourous Pearl, Parq will be the place to find them. They’ll be alongside Vancouver’s vivacious drag royalty BratPack with events that span two days and also feature art installations by Tom Pollock and a performance from Vancouver-born Berlin-based DJ Dickey Doo. Continue reading:
Kim Chi and Pearl of Rupaul’s Drag Race at Parq Vancouver for Pride