Planning a staycation for Labour Day long weekend? Got some activities already lined up? Or perhaps you’re heading into the city and are in need of some fresh ideas. We asked social butterfly Annie Kingston of Catch Me If You Cannie blog for some suggestions. Here are 8 ways to spend the precious final weekend before back-to-school.
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Enjoy the sights and sounds at the Malkin Bowl
Ben Harper’s back with his soulful sound and this time he’s bringing with him his band, the Innocent Criminals. Stroll through Stanley Park and take advantage of our unique outdoor amphitheatre. The concert takes place at 5pm on Saturday, September 4th and general admission tickets are still available, $66.25
For more information: malkinbowl.com/ben-harper-the-innocent-criminals
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Take in a Canadians baseball game
The Vancouver Canadians will host Everett at home for three games over three days to finish out their regular season play. Bring your mitt and catch one of the games: Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday (with fireworks!) at 7:05pm and Sunday, 1:05pm.
Get your tickets: milb.com
Rent Joe’s BBQ Boat
If you weren’t able to get out of the city for the weekend but you’d still like to get out on the water, the self driving bbq boats are a fun and cost efficient way to sail. Pick up your boat from Granville Island and bring your own food to bbq or choose from the catered options. The boat costs $30 per person, per hour for a minimum of 2 people and 2.5 hours.
Reserve here: http://joesbbqboat.com/
Spend the day on Bowen Island
Taking public transit to Horseshoe Bay from anywhere in the city is made easy by the 257 Horseshoe Express and the 1.5 hour journey from your door to Bowen’s worth the trip. Hop on the 257 at West Georgia and take the 20 minute ferry for fine Artisan food, coastal kayaking and spending time in postcard perfect Snug Cove. BC ferries fares are $12.10 for walk on passengers and $34.20 for a car.
See the ferry schedule: bcferries.com/schedules
For your last chance at Happiness
Visit the Vancouver Museum and explore Stefan Sagmeister’s interactive display. Labour Day weekend will be the last time to catch the Happy installation and the museum is open every day from 10-5pm. Tickets cost $14 for an adult, $11 for students and seniors, $8 for youths and $38 for a family.
For more details: museumofvancouver.ca
Explore beautiful BC – hike Dog Mountain
Dog Mountain is an easy half day hike that takes you into the forest and up to a view point overlooking Vancouver. The rewarding physical activity is green, free and just a short drive up Seymour Mountain. The trail is a short 5 km with minimal elevation gain. And yes – it is fido friendly!
Trail details: vancouvertrails.com
Party at the PNE
What’s the buzz about? The Mad Decent Block Party. The LA based record label is hosting an all ages outdoor dance party featuring Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Netsky, Humans, Party Favor and Grandtheft. The doors open at 3pm on Saturday, September
Get the details here: maddecentblockparty.com
Play the Groupon game
Grab a friend and choose your own adventure. Settle on a price point and log into your Groupon account before choosing a random activity to do in the city. The Groupon Game is a great way to try new things and explore a side of yourself and the city that you might not normally see.
Find the deals here: groupon.com