Six acts to see at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival

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Locals know that one of the city’s best summer weekends is the weekend of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Thousands gather in Jericho Beach Park, near the beach, to watch hundreds of performers in a variety of genres. Here are a few acts we think are worth checking out during the festival, July 19-21 (click on band names for video link). For a full schedule and ticket info visit thefestival.bc.ca.

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Six acts to see at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival

10 “Must Do” Vancouver Summer Activities

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Have you done everything on your summer bucket list? It’s slightly past the mid-way point of August – the time to get in touch with your inner hedonist and make sure you max out summer fun.

I’ve made a summer activity checklist for adventurers, loungers, epicureans and culture buffs.

From water parks and swimming pools, to kayaking, outdoor theatre, fairs, night markets, patio drinking/dining, picnics and gelato, here’s a handy guide to help you make the most of the final days of summer.

10 “Must Do” Vancouver Summer Activities

1) Patio Sipping and Dining. Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger were recently spotted in Vancouver enjoying the view from Boathouse Restaurant. Spend the evening with a drink and a view at one of these breezy bars. Or use this list of Hotel Patios to Sip Away Summer.

2) Visit the Fair at the PNE. A riotous good time for the entire family, enriched with mini doughnuts, corndogs, concerts, Star Trek – The Exhibition, and 55 rides.

3) Consume Gelato. Oh cold and creamy summer magic. La Casa Gelato boasts 200+ flavours. Bella Gelateria’s gelato maker James Coleridge just won at the Florence Gelato Festival in 2012 for his pecan Canadian maple flavour. Use our full list of Vancouver ice cream providers for more palate guidance. Continue reading:
10 “Must Do” Vancouver Summer Activities