20 things that made Vancouver AWESOME this week

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Take a break from the news cycle and help us celebrate the things we covered this week that are making Vancouver Awesome with a capital “A.”

June 8 – 14, 2019

Photo: TLB Velo

1. There’s a championship cycling race and beer garden coming to Mount Pleasant THIS SATURDAY!

2. Stars align as Nardwuar inducted into B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame.

3. You’ll find gourmet greasy spoon eats at this new modern Metro Vancouver diner.

4. Here’s why you don’t want to miss BC Seafood Festival’s epic Signature Weekend.

5. Vancouver Park Board approves return of Skookum Festival in 2020.

Vancouver Park Board Monday approved the return of Skookum Music Festival to Stanley Park in 2020. Photo by Jonathan Evans

6. Enjoy FREE movies under the stars all summer long at Canada Place.

7. New Metro Vancouver school could be the greenest in the nation.

8. There’s an outdoor beer garden coming to Jonathan Rogers Park this weekend!

9. Vancouver musicians rally for 25-year-old local drummer recovering from stroke.

10. Vancouver’s largest car free day festival takes place this weekend.

car free day
Car Free Day Vancouver/Facebook

11. This massive world festival takes place this summer in Metro Vancouver.

12. Rotating Vancouver shipping container to offer tacos, donuts, facials and more this summer.

13. Vancouver seagulls developing taste for high-end dining.

14. You can fly from Vancouver to Toronto for only $99 CAD including tax right now.

15. You can go to a boozy summer solstice space party this month in Vancouver.

Perspectives on the Solstice / meditation experience / planet trichome
A spectacular full-dome digital projection at the planetarium / Shutterstock

16. TransLink increasing service for 26 overcrowded routes throughout Metro Vancouver.

17. Mag’s 99 reveals ambitious expansion plans to serve their fried chicken and Mexican food across B.C.

18. These breathtaking photos show a unique view of Vancouver from above.

19. Can black waffles change your life? This Metro Vancouver eatery comes close.

20. Cultus Lake Waterpark is now open for their 35th season! Present this coupon to receive 2-for-1 admission between June 1 – July 12, 2019.


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Adam Nanji is the Content Manager at Vancouver Is Awesome. When he’s not scouring the city for awesome news, he performs as ¼ of local band, Belle Game. Adam grew up in Vancouver and earned a degree in Cultural Studies with a double minor in Communication and Gender Studies from McGill University. He’s passionate about Vancouver’s social issues and local art. You’ll typically find him standing on a corner, contemplating where to eat next. Tell him what you think is awesome: adam@vancouverisawesome.com