Filming in Vancouver: Riverdale, Arrow, The Order, and Firefly Lane

Stephen Amell stars in Arrow, which embarks upon shooting its final season.

Departures appear to be a recurring theme this week.

For as the saying (and Nelly Furtado song) goes, all good things must come to an end.

While a popular adaptation of a teenage comic book is getting back to work, the latest season will be be faced with the prospect of bidding some sad farewells.

Meanwhile, a superhero series, that launched an entire network of interconnected TV series, is preparing to take its final bow.

Amid all this emotional news, there are some bright spots: a new series, about two female best friends, will start shooting its first season and a horror drama is back for a second season.

So with all that said, here’s a look at just some of what’s happening in Vancouver’s screen scene this week and in the weeks to come.

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Filming in Vancouver: Riverdale, Arrow, The Order, and Firefly Lane

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: West End

Welcome to the tranquil West End. (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic)

Tucked up against Vancouver’s downtown core, the West End is a gateway to Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Street and Robson Street. The district is also home to the city’s gay community, centred around Davie Village; as well as character-filled heritage homes, high-rise apartments and plenty of green spaces. Parks and beaches are the main attractions here, though the sheer variety of multicultural cuisine, and excellent people-watching, come in close behind.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: West End

Quench Your Thirst at These 6 Vancouver Juice Bars in Vancouver

Photo: The Juice Truck

Thirsty? Whether you want to start your day with healthy kick, replenish after a night out in the city or bachelorette party. or fuel up after cycling or walking around, a vitamin-rich green juice is the perfect antidote to rehydrate with. Drink your greens and quench your thirst at these locally owned juice bars this summer!

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Quench Your Thirst at These 6 Vancouver Juice Bars in Vancouver

Ten acts to see at this weekend’s big outdoor neighbourhood party Khatsahlano

Will Little Destroyer bring the rock to the Khatsahlano Street Party this Sunday? Of course they will.

The annual Khatsahlano Street Party is a celebration of music, food, and Vancouver’s Westside, in particular the stretch of West 4th between Burrard and MacDonald. The festival takes place this Sunday, July 6, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Now in its ninth year, Khatsahlano features performers ranging from established West Coast heavies to local up-and-comers. Below you’ll find links to songs by 10 of the nearly 40 acts. Check out the bands, and visit khatsahlano.com to see a full lineup.

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Ten acts to see at this weekend’s big outdoor neighbourhood party Khatsahlano

10 Years, 10 Questions, 1 Grand Prize: Convention Quest

Vancouver Convention Centre awarding a 10-out-of-10 Vancouver Experience with 10th Anniversary Contest ‘Convention Quest’

How would you like to spend a day treated to a VIP Vancouver experience, starting with travel from wherever you are in the province of BC to a day filled with locally-flavoured excitement, fine dining and one of the biggest sporting matches hitting the city this summer?

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10 Years, 10 Questions, 1 Grand Prize: Convention Quest

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

The summer festivals are ON! Theatre Under the Stars, Dancing on the Edge, Indian Summer Fest, Showboat, Khatsahlano Music + Art Fest and Carnaval del Sol are all on this weekend, along with outdoor symphony and art exhibits. It’s a good weekend to get outside.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Adult-only evenings are back after-dark at Playland Nights every Friday in July!

Image courtesy of Playland at the PNE

If you thought Playland was fun during the day, you’re in for a treat during Playland Nights, happening every Friday this month!

Back by popular demand, Playland Nights is returning with special offerings for adults only on selected Friday nights this summer, with more entertainment than ever before!

From 7 pm until midnight, adults (19+) are invited to enjoy the thrills of Playland in a kid-free atmosphere. And, thanks to the entire grounds being fully-licensed, guests can enjoy their favourite adult beverages throughout the park!

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Adult-only evenings are back after-dark at Playland Nights every Friday in July!