10 Destination-Worthy Skateboard Parks Around Vancouver

UBC Skate Park in Vancouver

UBC Skate Park. Photo: Newline Skateparks

Vancouver has a long history of skateboard culture with the first dedicated skate parks opening in the late 1970s. Today the region is home to dozens of skate parks. Here are our picks for 10 you won’t want to miss.

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10 Destination-Worthy Skateboard Parks Around Vancouver

Culture and Community mix at East Van Summer Jam

Indie-soul jam band The Boom Booms are headlining East Van Summer Jam.

Indie-soulsters The Boom Booms are headlining East Van Summer Jam.

On July 5th, Strathcona Park will be filled with nothing but F-U-N! The first-ever East Van Summer Jam is a celebration of community and culture that will be equal parts music, skateboarding, basketball, food, soccer and fundraiser for a local do-gooder group, The Music Tree.

From 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. local bands like The Boom Booms, The Rascalz, The Funkhunters, The New Royales, Bestie, Kutapira and others will play in Strathcona Park. Besides funking out to talented local music groups, summer jammers can check out the Etnies  skateboarding demo, play in a street soccer tournament and/or 4-on-4 basketball competition. For the hungry, food trucks will be on hand to fuel your playing, dancing and jamming appetite. Continue reading:
Culture and Community mix at East Van Summer Jam

Vancouver’s Burrard Hotel Hosting One Big Retro House Party

Photo sourced from The Burrard Hotel

Photo sourced from The Burrard Hotel

Vancouver’s Burrard Hotel is about to go Hotel California.

The kitschy hotel in the heart of downtown (notable for its many palm trees) will be commandeered by musicians, artists and skateboarders on June 15 for Hotel Takeover: a one-night blow-out party.

Three full floors of the hotel (24 of its 72 rooms) will be transformed into edgy, interactive art installations by visual and sonic artists.  Meanwhile, in the palm-lined inner courtyard, one rager of a party will be going off.

Local bands and DJs will take the stage, as guests enjoy drinks and dine on Lebanese cuisine catered by local restaurant Nuba.  Headliners for the event are HUMANS, Vancouver’s high-energy electro-soul rockers.

The hotel even co-opted its parkade, transforming the space into a lower level garage party.  Action down there centres around a skateboard exhibition, organized by Red Bull. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Burrard Hotel Hosting One Big Retro House Party

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