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The Last Week of Summer in Vancouver

The Last Week of Summer in Vancouver

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The countdown is on: Labour Day is just one week away. Whether you have kids in school or not (and whether those kids go back to school at the beginning of September or not), Labour Day signals the unofficial end of summer in Vancouver. We suggest taking the opportunity to cram as much summer fun as possible into the next seven days. How can you do that? As always, we have suggestions.

Summer in Vancouver Bucket List

We kicked off the season back in June with our summer in Vancouver bucket list, featuring 20 ways to celebrate the season. Read all of them: 1-5 | 6-10 | 11-15 | 16-20

Summer is a magical time to be a kid, no matter where you live. It’s also a great time to knock a few items of your little one’s childhood bucket list, which we compiled with help from ParticipACTION. Read more.

Splash and Playsummer in vancouver spray parks

It’s not summer in Vancouver without a visit to a swimming pool, a spray park and more than one playground. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some great ones to check out.

5 Urban Vancouver Swimming Pools | 5 Suburban Vancouver Swimming Pools
5 Urban Vancouver Playgrounds | 5 Suburban Vancouver Playgrounds
Best Metro Vancouver Spray Parks

Summer Eats

When it comes to eating during summer in Vancouver, we think of frozen treats and food trucks. We’ve covered both for you. We especially love those vendors that combine the two, like the fabulous Johnny’s Pops. Here’s our quick guide to ice cream and food trucks in the city:

Finding Food Trucks in Vancouver | Four Favourite Vancouver Food Trucks | Suburban Vancouver Street Food
Best Ice Cream in Vancouver

Of course, grilling is also a popular summer pastime. And you don’t have to be a carnivore to enjoy it. We have grilling tips from the folks at Whole Foods, for everything from burgers to fruit. Read more.

See Also

Hit the Road

For many Vancouverites, the last week of summer is a time to hit the road. Need tips to keep the kids happy in the car? We have them. Read more.

Looking for something a little closer to home? Check out our 100 Mile Day Trips series, for places to visit within easy commuting distance of downtown. Read more.

However you decide to spend the last week of summer in Vancouver, we hope it’s a great one. And don’t forget the sunscreen!

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