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24 things that made Vancouver AWESOME this week

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.”

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.”

August 3 - 9

Vancouver made a big SPLASH ...

  1. This Vancouver pool was named one of the world’s best tidal and oceanside pools

2. Splish, splash: The KitsFest Bathtub Race returns this weekend

3. Vancouver’s largest water fight takes place this month

These things were pretty IMPRESSIVE ...

4. Filmmaker shares stunning drone photo of Vancouver city

 An epic photo of Vancouver city taken via drone from the south side of False Creek. Photo courtesy of Jon Ross FilmsAn epic photo of Vancouver city taken via drone from the south side of False Creek. Photo courtesy of Jon Ross Films

5. The Honda Celebration of Light announced its 2019 winner

There's a lot of FOOD to look forward to ...

6. There’s another huge FREE RibFest in Metro Vancouver this month

7. Calling all vegetarians: Subway is set to test the Beyond Meat sub at some locations

8. This popular Vancouver pizza spot is opening new location on the North Shore

 @downlowsmash/Instagram@downlowsmash/Instagram

9. Downlow Smash: This burger pop-up now has a permanent Vancouver address

10. There's three new bakeries to check out in Metro Vancouver

And plenty of EVENTS to go to ...

11. Burnaby Blues + Roots returns for a ‘magical’ 20th anniversary

12. This adorable Cat Yoga class will help raise money for animals in need

 Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness is hosting the Cat Yoga session on Sunday, Aug. 11.Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness is hosting the Cat Yoga session on Sunday, Aug. 11.

13. A massive 3-day anime convention takes place this weekend in Vancouver

14. This FREE outdoor movie screening will bring ALL THE FEELS to Downtown Vancouver

15. This fundraiser dinner will help save abandoned and abused pigs in B.C.

Some things are a little QUIRKY ...

16. Canada’s oldest nudist club is set to celebrate 80 years of clothing-free fun this Saturday

 Photo: Courtesy Van Tan Nudist ClubPhoto: Courtesy Van Tan Nudist Club

17. Survey says: Vancouver families needed for Family Feud Canada TV show

Others are OUTDOORSY ...

18. This sky-high yoga class takes place nearly 3,000 feet high above sea level

19. When Vancouver beaches are busy, consider cooling off in a river

20. The Perseid meteor shower is set to dazzle Vancouver skies next week

 Photo: Sea To Sky Gondola / FacebookPhoto: Sea To Sky Gondola / Facebook

We've been WAITING for this for a while...

21. White Rock Pier slated to reopen this summer after months of repair

Rather get away from it all? There's some great flight DEALS too ...

22. You can fly round-trip Vancouver to Shanghai for only $353 CAD

23. And ... round-trip, direct Vancouver to Toronto for only $223 CAD

24. Or ...  fly round-trip Vancouver to Vietnam for only $552 CAD (Tax incl)

Have an AWESOME week, Vancouver!