We’ve just received breaking news from meteorologists and they’re saying that we’re supposed to have sunny weather in Vancouver through until the end of September! So we’re not quite ready to relinquish the sunglasses and SPF yet. Instead we’re still looking for things to do in Vancouver that involve us heading outside to soak up the last of the summer rays. Here are four of our favourite picks!
VANCOUVER FRINGE FESTIVAL
Billed as a celebration of “theatre for everyone” the Vancouver Fringe Festival is a rollicking mix of unconventional works in unconventional places. Plays performed during the festival are chosen by drawing names out of a hat, so expect some surprises! As a starting point, check out the Fringe-For-All on September 10, an event with artists performing a two-minute teaser of their upcoming Fringe show.
September 10 – 20; vancouverfringe.com
People bandy around the term “Hollywood North” when talking about Vancouver, mainly because of the number of movies that are shot here, and not because of the rise in cosmetic surgery (we hope). So it’s totally fitting that Vancouver also has an awesome annual film festival. Running September 24 through October 9 this year, the Vancouver International Film Festival will offer almost 350 movie screenings, resulting in 144,000 bums in cinema seats. It’s one of top five North American film festivals in terms of the number of films and attendance. That’s pretty impressive.
But lots of cities have a film festival, so what makes the Vancouver International Film Festival worth attending?READ MORE
Vancouver’s a pretty hot place to check out in the summer, and media are no different to the rest of us! They’re excited to find a great value downtown Vancouver hotel, especially if it’s packed to the gills with style, fun, and freebies like cruiser bike rentals and espresso machines in the rooms. Here are a couple of recent articles that The Burrard has been included in.
Oh gawd. How is it already August? There’s definitely no shortage of things to do in Vancouver this summer, so basically we have zero excuse for not getting out there and enjoying the sunshine! (Note to self: take own advice and get outside, eat more ice cream, and hang out at more festivals.) Learn from our mistakes and get out there for some fun… without further ado, our list of things to do in Vancouver this August.READ MORE
If you’ve ever stayed with us, you’ll know that The Burrard’s inner courtyard is one of our grooviest features. We think it’s the best Vancouver hotel courtyard, resplendent with huge palm trees, a sunny deck, and plenty of corners to relax with a beer or get a little work done on the laptop. But now there’s even more to love about our courtyard!