What To Do In And Around Vancouver
This week has been a bit crazeballs! I’ve had a ton of client work and then events and more events that I just had to go to. Thankfully the weekend is slowing down, at least for me, but there’s a few things I wouldn’t miss.
VCBW Beer Festival | Saturday, June 3, 2017 | PNE Fairgrounds
The eighth annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival is back at the historic PNE Fairgrounds on June 3 and 4 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, featuring 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring more than 300 beers and ciders. In addition to Canada’s largest selection of craft beer and cider offered in one place, the VCBW Festival features art installations, live music, DJs, food trucks, market stalls, brewing demonstrations, a games area with pinball and foosball, a pop-up barber shop, and more. Named ‘Vancouver’s Best Beer Event’ (Georgia Straight Golden Plates, 2013–2017) and ‘Social Event of the Year’ (2016 Golden Owl Awards). Tickets include two drink tokens (more can be purchased at the festival for $1.50 each) and a 4 oz. souvenir taster mug. Website: vancouvercraftbeerweek.com
ROSE TASTING JUNE 3
June is Rosé month and Wines of Provence kicks-off this celebration with a free tasting of Provence Rosés at the 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store (5555 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC) on Saturday, June 3 from 2-5pm.
This free tasting features Wines of Provence Rosés from appellations including Côtes de Provence, Côteaux Varois en Provence and Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Provence-inspired canapés will be provided by Chef Dino Renaerts of Bon Vivant Catering Group to showcase the art and beauty of Provence.
Casper Nap Tour
On its second year, the Casper Nap Tour will bring to life a truly Canadian theme in celebration of the country’s 150th Anniversary of the Confederation. From a Muskoka Chair rest area to a Tuck-in shoppe turned pre-nap pit stop, Casper is crafting an inherently Canadiana experience just in time for summer. The Casper Nap Tour will be travelling across the country, setting up roadside in four select cities: Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Beginning its journey in Vancouver (June 2-4; 800 Seymour St.) Stop in for a Nap. https://www.caspernaptour.com/
BC Greenhouse Veggie Days
BC Greenhouse Veggie Days will be held May 26-June 3. It’s a time to promote buying local and celebrating the fresh, nutritious veggies that can be found in our own backyard.
Head out to a greenhouse farm tour on Saturday, June 3 for a look ‘behind the glass’. Visit one (or more!) of the following greenhouses between 10-2:
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BC Greenhouse Veggie Days celebrates the annual springtime arrival of locally grown greenhouse veggies from BC’s 42 Greenhouse Growers located throughout the Lower Mainland. During the long, dreary winter months our greenhouses are full of activity as new seedlings mature into ripe crops. The fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and more are harvested and arrive in stores with the spring.
Craft Beer Weekend – Thursday, June 1st to Sunday, June 4th
Craft ales, lagers, stouts, and pilsners each impart a unique flavour to sausages. Oyama celebrates Vancouver’s Craft Beer Week with a variety of handmade beer-infused bratwurst and salami. Granville Island.
Taste Ocean Wise Seafood at Bauhaus
Every seafood item at Bauhaus, including the Tasting Menu’s local Spot Prawns and Sablefish, is recommended by the Vancouver Aquarium and Ocean Wise as sustainable and ocean-friendly!