Go Greek at Greek Day on Broadway and Vancouver Greek Summerfest on Boundary

Vancouver Greek Summerfest on Boundary | Photo sourced from Facebook

Vancouver Greek Summerfest on Boundary | Photo sourced from Facebook

Get ready for all the souvlaki and spanakopita you can handle: two annual Greek festivals are about to kick off in Vancouver. While one takes place in East Vancouver and the other on the west side of the city, both feature food, dancing, and plenty of high spirits.

The best known is Greek Day on Broadway. The annual street party takes place this Sunday (June 28) and shuts down Kitsilano on West Broadway from MacDonald to Blenheim as people pour into the streets.

The free event, which is sponsored by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C., attracts almost 100,000 revellers. There will be music and dance entertainment on two stages, and the street is lined with food vendors hawking favourites like loukoumades (honey dumplings).

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Go Greek at Greek Day on Broadway and Vancouver Greek Summerfest on Boundary

Car Free Day Vancouver is Back: 4 Huge Street Parties, No Traffic

Photo credit: Rob__ | Flickr

Photo credit: Rob__ | Flickr

This June, some of Vancouver’s busiest streets will be filled with a different kind of traffic – people partying in the middle of the road as part of a city-wide outdoor bash.

The 11th instalment of Car Free Day is coming to neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver June 20-June 21. The festival sees major arteries closed to traffic and transformed into free, open-air parties – with street food, live music and entertainment, skate parks, arts and crafts markets and more.

Car Free Day began 10 years ago on Commercial Drive in direct response to the Port Mann/Highway 1 improvement project. Though the multi-billion-dollar project is now complete, Car Free Day – which is 100-percent volunteer run by local residents – still serves as a reminder that “fewer cars equals more community.”

Distinct events are now held in four neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive, Main Street, the West End and Kitsilano (details below). Continue reading:
Car Free Day Vancouver is Back: 4 Huge Street Parties, No Traffic

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This WeekendMusic, walking tours, lots of food, and dozens of theatre options will keep you busy in Vancouver this holiday long weekend, Friday through Monday! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Another gorgeous forecast ahead!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Science Fair at HR McMillan Space Centre

Rocket Chair by Scott August

Rocket Chair by Scott August

For those looking to experience another plane of consciousness, look no further than (where else?) the HR McMillan Space Centre. It shouldn’t be such a surprise that the city’s astronomy museum would be the venue for an event meant to challenge the concept of time and space, and ultimately explore the relationship between art and science. Continue reading:
Science Fair at HR McMillan Space Centre

Khatsahlano Block Party announces lineup, features return (sort of) of the Poppy Family!

Jody Glenham at the Media Club, Vancouver, Jan 25 2013. Christine Redmond photo.

Jody Glenham at the Media Club, Vancouver, Jan 25 2013. Christine Redmond photo.

The musical lineup for the Khatsahlano Block Party has been announced.

The annual event, which stretches over 10 blocks on West 4th, celebrates the West Side, aka Kitsilano, one of Vancouver’s best-loved and most historic neighbourhoods. The Khatsahlano Block Party has grown with each successive year, and the July 12 2014 celebration looks to be the biggest yet, with no fewer than 12 stages featuring 50 musical acts, an outdoor art exhibition and forty food carts.

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Khatsahlano Block Party announces lineup, features return (sort of) of the Poppy Family!

Waterfronts: Vancouver’s Seawall Part 2

Seawall False Creek

Vancouver is a seaside town through-and-through with north, west, and south boundaries extending to either the Fraser River or Burrard Inlet. Home to Canada’s busiest port and some of the world’s best beaches, existing along the water is a way of life for locals. We get to enjoy diverse wildlife, the hustle and bustle of industry that relies on these flowing thoroughfares, sandy beaches, rocky shores, and incredible sunsets that kiss the sea. Today is the second post of a two-part profile of Vancouver’s Seawall. Continue reading:
Waterfronts: Vancouver’s Seawall Part 2