Bard on the Beach Celebrates Its 35th Season

Bard on the Beach Village Tents

Photo: Bard on the Beach

Running every summer since 1990, Bard on the Beach is one of Vancouver’s oldest theatre festivals. Head to the tents in Vanier Park to take in four different Shakespeare plays between June 11 and September 21.

Bard on the Beach began 35 years ago with a modest production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an event tent at Vanier Park. Over the years the not-for-profit theatre company has grown, staging multiple plays each season, employing thirty actors, and expanding to two large purpose-built tents. While attendance in the first year was just 8,000, these days average attendance is about 100,000 over the course of each summer and most shows sell out.

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Bard on the Beach Celebrates Its 35th Season

Cherry Blossom Cycling Routes in Vancouver

A woman walks her bike underneath cherry blossoms.

Photo: Destination Vancouver/Jason Lee Wang

With over 40,000 cherry trees blooming in Vancouver, each year, it’s impossible to see them all. But one of the best ways to see a ton of them is on a cherry blossom bike ride.

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Cherry Blossom Cycling Routes in Vancouver

Bard on the Beach Brings Shakespeare to the Park

Vanier Park, Photo: Bard on the Beach

The 34th annual Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival returns to Vanier Park (Sen̓áḵw) this summer from June 8 to September 30. The festival’s 2023 season is anchored by the revival of the most successful production in its history, a famous tale of political intrigue, a sweeping historical drama, and a unique interpretation of the Scottish play.

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Bard on the Beach Brings Shakespeare to the Park

The Best Places to Fly a Kite Around Vancouver

A kite flies against a blue sky with wispy clouds

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Spring is a great time to fly a kite in Vancouver. The warming weather creates wind that will get your kite soaring. Here are our picks for the best places to fly a kite in Vancouver.

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The Best Places to Fly a Kite Around Vancouver

The reviews are in! Bard on the Beach’s summer Shakespeare productions on now

A scene from Bard on the Beach’s 2017 production of Much Ado About Nothing.

The reviews are in for this year’s Bard on the Beach, and they are much ado about something.

In a local publication, theatre reviewer Kathleen Oliver describes The Winter’s Tale as “exquisite.” And critic Jerry Wasserman enthused over Much Ado About Nothing, this summer’s other Bard production. Writing in the Vancouver Sun, Wasserman singled out Amber Lewis as Beatrice and Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg’s “witty choreography.” Both are performed at Vanier Park on alternating days until September.

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The reviews are in! Bard on the Beach’s summer Shakespeare productions on now

11 Spots to Unwind With A Book in Vancouver

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populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

September 8th marks World Literacy Day and what better way to to highlight the importance of literacy around the world than by sitting down with a book in this fine city of ours! Here are a few places in Vancouver that you can curl up with a book:

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11 Spots to Unwind With A Book in Vancouver

The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

If you’re looking to soak up some Vitamin D and relax in the sun, the following spots are perfect for sunbathing and enjoying some time under the sun. Grab some sunscreen, tanning lotion – or coconut oil because we do live in Vancouver after all – and get your tan on!

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The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver