Pitch In! The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Sept. 15-23

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Every year, millions of people visit Vancouver’s fair beaches. At the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, September 15-23, a few thousand help tidy up.

The stats are pretty impressive. In 2011, volunteers collected litter from 3,144 km. of Canadian shoreline. That’s 351,238 cigarette butts, 71,200 plastic bags and 39,308 bottles. Weirder items included false teeth, a prisoner’s effects bag and a fully decorated Christmas tree. Get all the dirty details here. But I’m guessing you’re most interested in how to get involved.

In Vancouver, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 15. at locations including Kitsilano Beach at 10am. Continue reading:
Pitch In! The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Sept. 15-23

Great Deals: Appy Hour at The Boathouse on Kits Beach

"Appy Hour" yam fries & Ahi tuna tacos at The Boathouse at Kits Beach. Photo: Dana Lynch

Taking advantage of the sun on this gorgeous Friday afternoon, I spent the day with my family doing one of the things we love best: exploring Vancouver’s southwestern beaches. We started at Spanish Banks, made our way to Jericho, and finished off at Kits Beach. By the time we hit Kits, we needed a snack, so we checked out the beach’s newest resident: The Boathouse at Kits Beach.

Vancouver’s Boathouse restaurants have been a seafood destination since 1981, but they just opened The Boathouse at Kits Beach this summer. With its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking some of city’s best views—and the beach itself—this is the perfect spot for a gourmet beach snack. And if you’re looking for a great deal—especially on beer and oysters—do what we did and take advantage of “Appy Hour” from 3pm – 6pm.

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Great Deals: Appy Hour at The Boathouse on Kits Beach