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What’s Good This Week – Canada Day Edition

Let’s Get Ready to Celebrate Canada in Vancouver – 150 PLUS YEARS

I’m tagging this Canada Day #Canada150plus because Canada has been here a lot longer that 150 years! Nevertheless, we’ve got a country to celebrate and more and more reasons to celebrate as we find new ways to unite, merge and define our own versions of this great country. We’re over on Vancouver Island, exploring our province once again, and Michael’s Dad has just returned with fresh crabs from the ocean in Qualicum which we will boil up tonight. Our country is tasty and full of so many offerings up right from our own backyards. Make sure you eat and drink Canadian this weekend! Here’s some suggestions of how to do so.

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Great Canadian BBQ at H2 Rotisserie & Bar: Canada Day, Saturday, July 1

Don’t just wing it this Canada Day, treat yo’self by celebrating Canada’s 150th on H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s poolside patio. Between 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM, bring your crew and experience the taste of the True North with a traditional BBQ al fresco featuring your choice of tenderloin steak, prawns and scallops skewers, salmon fillet, or a hearty beef burger. Each entrée is $24-$34 and includes your choice of signature kale quinoa or summer greens salad, corn on the cob or grilled vegetables, and a Nanaimo Bar or butter tart to top it off. Add a skewer of prawns and scallops for $8, and spice up your picnic with a flight of local craft beer for $9 or a flight of BC wine for $16. Live tunes, local spirits and outdoor games fit the bill for a Canada Day you won’t forget. Reserve your spot online via OpenTable, or call (604) 691-6966.

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Timber July 1

Celebrate with us and the West End BIA on Saturday July 1st by coming to watch the inaugural Timber Ball Hockey Tournament benefiting the Britannia After School Hockey program. From 12-4pm, on the Jervis street side, local brewery teams, a Timber/Forage collab team, Bomber Brewing guys, and a team from B.A.S.H will face off to win the coveted TBHT trophy. Drink specials, s’mores in the courtyard, and Chef Whittaker cookin’ up some delicious bison on the Timber patio. Lighthouse Brewing is offering to donate 10% of sales for the day of their 150 Heritage Maple Ale to the Britannia After School Hockey program. It’ll be a Canada Day to remember.
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Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio Raises a Glass to Canada 150 With Fresh Seafood, Champagne and Stunning Water Views

On July 1, the Ancora Glacier – a statuesque seafood tower that showcases the best of British Columbia’s backyard bounty – will be paired with a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne, for $150 per person.

Diners are invited to settle in at Ancora’s coveted patio anytime between 2 and 5pm to indulge in the Canada 150 feature. Known as one of the most stunning seafood towers in the city, the Ancora Glacier will be stacked high with freshly shucked oysters, Peruvian mussel escabeche, causa (potato terrine topped with seafood), fresh ceviche and tartare, and a selection of sashimi. Designed for two to share, the dish comes served alongside a chilled bottle of Dom Perignon, creating for guests a truly idyllic afternoon. The regular dinner menu will also be available from 4pm onward on Canada Day.

The Canada Day feature is available on Saturday, July 1 from 2-5pm for $150 per person. Seating is limited and designed for two people, and advance bookings are required. To reserve, email info@ancoradining.com or call 604.681.1164.

Hy’s Steakhouse introduces Canada 150 regionally-inspired cocktails

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Hy’s challenged the cocktail team at each of its five locations to develop a drink, using local ingredients, which would reflect the tastes of their region.

Naturally, Canadian Rye Whisky shows up, along with boutique gin and local craft lager. Hy’s Vancouver will also offer a special Canada 150 Happy Hour menu with the addition of a few locally-inspired choices. Along with classic favorites like Hy’s Cheese Toast, Vancouver’s Happy Hour will feature delicious bites like West Coast Candied Salmon, and house made Nanaimo Bars, perfect for sharing in celebration.

The Canada 150 cocktail list and summer Happy Hour features will be available until August 31st. The cocktails may be enjoyed any time, while the Happy Hour menu is offered in the lounge Monday – Friday from 3-6 pm. For full menu details, visit http://hyssteakhouse.com/locations/vancouver

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Canada Day Cookout – July 1

YVR Food Fest in the Olympic Village (215 West 1st Ave)
12pm – 7pm

A gigantic Austin-style outdoor party with bands, DJs, and, of course, amazing food, the Canada Day Cookout will be one of the city’s biggest celebrations. The event will feature some of the top bands + DJs in the city, while the culinary aspect will be based around the idea of pairing great tasting BBQ staples (everything from dogs and burgers to brisket and ribs) with great local craft beer.

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Street Food Showdown – July 2

YVR Food Fest in the Olympic Village (215 West 1st Ave)
11am – 8pm

Upwards of 80 food carts and restaurants will be on hand. Each one will offer up an affordable tasting menu items that allows one to sample as many different food carts and restaurants as they can handle. This feeding frenzy will be complemented by pairings from the top breweries, wineries, and distilleries in the province. At the end of the event, attendees will vote on their favourites and winners will be declared in a variety of categories.