Best Places to Catch the Sunset Around Vancouver

Vancouver skyline at sunset

Photo: Tourism Vancouver/Albert Normandin

Facing west into the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver has some spectacular sunsets. You can watch the sun go down from the beach, the mountains, or the heart of the city. How many of these gorgeous Vancouver sunset spots have you visited?

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Best Places to Catch the Sunset Around Vancouver

6 Romantic and Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Around Vancouver

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Cypress Mountain

Valentine’s Day celebrations might look a little different this year, which makes it a great time to celebrate outdoors. Here are six fun and totally romantic outdoor Valentine’s Day date ideas around Vancouver.

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6 Romantic and Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Around Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of community festivals and outdoor concerts happening around the Metro Vancouver area this Friday through Sunday.  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

Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks, August 2nd (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Photo: colink | Flickr

Photo: colink | Flickr

No matter how many times we see ‘em, fireworks always delight and amaze us as if we’re seeing them for the first time… And Vancouver has the best pyrotechnic light show of them all. The Honda Celebration of Light is a signature event of Vancouver’s summer and an annual highlight of Vancouver’s Celebration Season!

It’s not only Vancouver’s biggest event, but it’s also the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world and attracts up to 400,000 spectators along English Bay each evening.

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Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks, August 2nd (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Vancouverites Name their Best Picnic Spots

Clockwise from top: Kid Carson, Johanna Wagstaff, Taryn Wa, Lisa Giroday

Clockwise from top: DJ Kid Carson, Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe, Chef Taryn Wa, Victory Gardens Co-founder Lisa Giroday

Vancouverites are to sun are like bees to honey. The minute the sun starts shining in this town, people flock to our diverse beaches, promenades and parks.

One of my favourite things to do in the summer is to gather a cooler full of food from local shops (Cardero Bottega, Davie Street Market and JJ Bean), my croquet set and a flock of friends for a picnic. Being a WestEnder I’m a bit predictable: English Bay is my haunt because it’s a two blocks from my house. However, if I’m feeling inspired to venture further afield Deep Cove’s Panorama Park or East Vancouver’s New Brighton park come a close seoncd and third.

I recently asked four Vancouver personalities – a dj, a meteorologist, a chef and a gardener –  where their favourite picnic spots were and what was in their snack basket. Their answers underscore our city’s plentiful picnic spots and access to awesome eats.  Check out their responses below.  Continue reading:
Vancouverites Name their Best Picnic Spots

Full Celebration of Light concert lineup announced

The Sheepdogs at the Commodore Ballroom, Dec 20 2011. Jade Dempsey photo.

The Sheepdogs at the Commodore Ballroom, Dec 20 2011. Jade Dempsey photo.

This year’s Celebration of Light takes place July 26 (USA), July 30 (France) and Aug 2 (Japan).

Each evening will also feature concerts with bands performing in two locations – on the Bathhouse Roof at English Bay and the Rogue Stage at Sunset Beach Park. The full roster of talent has just been announced.

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Full Celebration of Light concert lineup announced

Catch a Free Production of Romeo and Juliet at Sunset Beach

From August 20th-31st, catch a free production of Shakespeare’s classic play, Romeo and JulietMnemonic Theatre presents the story of star-crossed lovers outdoors in the fresh air on Sunset Beach. The show runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7pm and Sunday August 25th and Saturday August 31st at 2pm. Look for the flags on Sunset Beach just south of Jervis St and Beach Ave. Bring a towel to sit on and a blanket to keep warm and watch the infamous love story unfold on Vancouver’s shores.

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Catch a Free Production of Romeo and Juliet at Sunset Beach