When people think of British Columbia, they think of rainforests. But since the Pacific Ocean laps the length of the province, there are also miles of coastal beaches to explore—not to mention islands. A few of these beaches have a pretty high profile, such as Kitsilano Beach, which on a hot day pulses with people swimming and spiking volleyballs. But others offer a more low-key scene as locals spread out to claim their own patches of paradise.
Which way to the beach? Well, in this city you can find one everywhere you turn. You might not associate Vancouver with beaches, but whether you're looking for a stretch of sand to spread out and relax with a good book, an outdoor court to spike a volleyball, or a catwalk to strut your stuff, you’ll find it here. Here are some of our favourite beaches in the city.
The Vancouver Art Gallery has two brand new exhibitions on display that you’ll want to check out this summer.
It’s the fifth largest art gallery in the whole of Canada so it’s no wonder a selection of incredible exhibits are being featured.
Both are totally different in style, age, and context, yet they provide much to admire across multiple themes that you’ll enjoy exploring when you visit the gallery.
Here’s what you need to know about each exhibit.
‘Pixie Tricks’ and other escape games at Delta Nature Reserve starting July 13
Early in the morning, the first ferry of the day putters across False Creek, heading towards Granville Island. The morning sun might have barely risen, still blinking sleepily on the horizon. The sounds of the island, too, are likely beginning to stir. Fruit-filled crates destined for the Public Market slap against the ground and the cries of resident seagulls echo against the water. Somewhere in all of this is the mysterious secret of Granville Island, which draws some 10.5 million people each year. Rumours have it that there's some magic recipe that makes visitors long to return to the island.
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