Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant

Welcome to Mount Pleasant! (Tourism Vancouver/Hubert Kang)

Often referred to as “South Main”, Mount Pleasant encompasses the stretch of Main Street between East 2nd and East 33rd avenues, including the residential streets on either side. The neighbourhood is packed with stylish breweries, vintage boutiques and eclectic eateries, forming a hipster-preferred ‘hood that’s come a long way from its early industrial days.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Canadians’ Season Opener at Nat Bailey Stadium Happens June 20

Vancouver Canadians 2015 vs Boise

Vancouver Canadians 2015 vs Boise

Baseball and summertime. They just go together like a hotdog and a cold one, don’t they? The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club celebrates a new season with Opening Night on Monday, June 20th at 7:05pm. Continue reading:
Vancouver Canadians’ Season Opener at Nat Bailey Stadium Happens June 20

Vancouver Bucket List: A Night Game at Nat Bailey Stadium

Photo credit: Ian Alexander Martin | Flickr

Photo credit: Ian Alexander Martin | Flickr

It’s a must on any Vancouver summer bucket list: a night game at Nat Bailey Stadium.

The historic 1951 stadium in the city’s Riley Park neighbourhood is home to the Vancouver Canadians, a minor league affiliate of baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays.  A night at the “Nat” offers small-town charm, great baseball and beautiful views, all just minutes from downtown Vancouver.

I checked out the action over the weekend, when the Canadians were taking on their local rivals the Everett AquaSox from Washington.  At 7:05 p.m. game time, the stadium was already filled nearly to its 5,000-seat capacity. I managed to get a few “nosebleed” seats for the bargain price of $12.50 a ticket. (“Nosebleed” in Nat Bailey is a relative term – It’s a small stadium and there’s not a bad seat in the house.)

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Vancouver Bucket List: A Night Game at Nat Bailey Stadium

Baseball in Hockey Land? The Vancouver Canadians

Photo: The Province

Vancouver is rightly known as a hockey town, and from October through April (and well beyond that on good years) the Canucks are the hottest ticket in town.   During the summer, however, other sports take the spotlight.  There’s football with the B.C. Lions, soccer with the Whitecaps and – believe it or not – professional baseball.

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Baseball in Hockey Land? The Vancouver Canadians