Are we there yet? Not quite, but we’re getting closer! As we kick off June, we’re still restricted to travel in our local health region “zones”; but the good news is that we are allowed to travel within those zones for “non-essential” reasons. That means that if you’re in the Vancouver Coastal Health or Fraser Health authorities, we can now welcome you for a city vacation! Below are four things that we’re excited to do in Vancouver in June.
Vancouver Farmer’s Markets
Now that the sunny weather is here, regular farmer’s markets are once again becoming a staple of our weekly shopping trips. Our favourite is the Saturday West End market on Comox Street – just a couple of blocks from The Burrard – but the Wednesday Downtown market is also a welcome midweek option. At the moment, markets are just for shopping, but you can definitely pick up some delicious picnic provisions and move along to one of the many nearby parks.
Art Auction 2021 at The Polygon
June 2 – 18
Whether you’re looking to bid or just have a look around, the Polygon Gallery’s annual art auction is on again, both online and for in-real-life gallery visits. Featuring the works of 22 significant artists, the auction helps support the gallery’s own programming throughout the year. Online bidding is open until June 18, but a visit to this North Shore gallery (housed in an award-winning, landmark building) is well worth it if you can get there.
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June 19 – 29, and July 1
While this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival is certainly not back to normal, we are very excited to hear that we’ll have the chance to catch some live music again! Along with the online concerts, there are a few options for safely catching a performance in real life, such as the brunch and dinner performance series at Water Street Café, “bubble bookings” for the Vox.infold performances, and an evening series at Frankie’s Jazz Club.
Playland at the PNE
Late June – TBA
Hasn’t this past year just made you want to scream? After having to postpone their May opening due to COVID restrictions, Vancouver’s Playland amusement park down at the PNE is planning to open the gates in late June. With plenty of health and safety protocols in place, and boasting 26 different rides and games this year, Playland is sure to be the outlet that we all need!
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Feature Image: farmer’s market berries: William Felker via Unsplash
Carrots: Vancouver Farmer’s Markets website
The Polygon logo: The Polygon website
Khari Wendell McClelland: Vancouver International Jazz Festival website
Playland ride: Playland website