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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.