6 Ways to Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver This Summer

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If you’re reading this, you either know what hygge is, or you’re possibly wondering what it is, and how on Earth to say it. So here you go: hygge is the Danish concept of living well and being cozy, and it’s pronounced ‘hue-guh’. And while cozy tends to be associated with autumn and winter, I’ve got some fantastic summer ways for you to get your hygge on in Vancouver!

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6 Ways to Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver This Summer

Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park Releases Official Schedule for 2018

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Shake out your favourite outdoor blanket and start planning what to bring in your picnic basket because one of the most hotly anticipated events of the summer is coming back to Vancouver this July and August!

Every Tuesday night during the summer, free outdoor movies are screened in the picturesque setting of Stanley Park. Thousands of people flock to Ceperly Meadows (near second beach pool) to gather together, munch on some popcorn, and enjoy the experience of watching a classic movie under the stars on a four-story high inflatable screen.

The schedule for the 2018 outdoor movies in Stanley Park has just been released, and it’s full of family-friendly flicks, classic comedies, and more… Check out what’s in store for the 2018 summer season every Tuesday night from July 3rd – August 21st in the list below:

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Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park Releases Official Schedule for 2018

Outdoor Movie Alert: Catch a Public Screening of L’arbitro at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

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Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, with the help of Civic Theatres of Vancouver, will be organizing and running a free public event at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.  A screening of Paolo Zucca’s 2013 film L’arbitro will be held in the theatre’s outdoor plaza and will be free to the public to attend. Although the movie starts at sunset, the evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with live musical entertainment. There will be food trucks present and the bar, concession, and outdoor patio of the Queen Elizabeth theatre will be open throughout the evening.

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Outdoor Movie Alert: Catch a Public Screening of L’arbitro at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

5 can’t-miss activities at Harmony Arts Festival 2015 in West Vancouver

Waterfront lounge and concert | Photo courtesy Harmony Arts Festival

Waterfront lounge and concert | Photo courtesy Harmony Arts Festival

If you haven’t visited West Vancouver in a while, now’s the time to cross that bridge. One of the city’s most scenic festivals kicks off on July 31 and there are plenty of reasons to check it out.

Located right on the waterfront with a jaw-dropping view of Stanley Park and the Lion’s Gate Bridge, the Harmony Arts Festival takes over Argyle Avenue from 14th Street to 16th Street.

For 10 days until August 9 there’s programming for everyone from kids to seniors–and much of it is free.

Here are a few highlights.

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5 can’t-miss activities at Harmony Arts Festival 2015 in West Vancouver

Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver 2014 Schedule Announced!

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One of the best parts about summer in Vancouver is starting up again on Tuesday, July 8 with the return of Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver 2014! The annual summer tradition of free outdoor movies in Vancouver is returning to the Grand Lawn at Ceperley Meadow near Second Beach in Stanley Park – for nine nights at dusk, every Tuesday from July 8th to September 2nd, 2014.

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Free Outdoor Movies in the Park

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Summer is here and with it comes the return of outdoor movies.

Every summer, you can find the crowds in Vancouver seated in the park after dark, watching classics such as Indiana Jones and Clueless. FreshAirCinema partners with various organisations to bring outdoor movie events to BC. The movies are screened in parks across the city on three-story high movie screens and are completely free! FreshAirCinema organises events all over BC, so if you’re outside the city, check the Facebook page for events near you.

The movies begin at dusk, which is usually around 9pm. Get there early for a good seat and remember to bring a blanket as it can get chilly after dark.

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10 Free Things To Do in Vancouver in August

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It’s the last month of summer: the glory days when beach-bronzed Vancouverites want to stay outside and take advantage of the sunny weather and all the fun that’s happening about town.

Many of us have already used our entertainment budget on a summer getaway. But no matter. If you know where to look, outdoor summer fun is free to attend.

From sunset yoga to water parks and the annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival, here are ten free things to get involved in this weekend, and the remaining days of August.

10 Free Things To Do in Vancouver in August

1) KitsFest Sports and Wellness Festival, Kitsilano Beach, August 10-12
KitsFest is a free, family-friendly, beachfront version of the Summer Olympics. Cheer as BC adults and kids compete in beach tennis, volleyball and basketball. The Kids’ Zone features an obstacle course, face painting and a vintage VPD police car. Adults can expect DJs and onsite catering from Boathouse, Chronic Tacos and more, in addition to the sweaty showdown.

2) 13th Annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival, Columbia & Keefer Street, August 11-12
Perhaps you already know how to train a dragon. Here’s how to greet one: “Hello Dragon, Ni Hao.” This salutation also happens to be the theme of the 13th annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival that takes place in Chinatown at Columbia and Keefer Street. Continue reading:
10 Free Things To Do in Vancouver in August