Labour Day weekend is upon us, and summer is sadly waning. It's time to make the most of the season while the sun shines, and that includes getting in all those cool summer treats.
We've rounded up some sweet summer time treats that will help you cool off and soak up the last moments of the season in Metro Vancouver.
Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich at Lucky's
Come on, what's better than ice cream between a Lucky's doughnut bun? This one is only around for summer, so don't miss out.
Address: Locations in Vancouver's downtown, Kitsilano, and Mount Pleasant
Ume Wine Ice Cream at Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba
Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba is known for their soup-less ramen noodles, but a secondary claim to fame is their inventive soft serve. Right now they're swirling up a special Ume Wine flavour that won't be on the menu forever - in fact, it departs on Aug. 31.
Address: 551 Seymour St, Vancouver
Peach Sherbet Profiteroles at BETA5
BETA5 gets behind summer in the most creative and whimsical ways possible. Right now they've got peak season peach cozying up to their airy profiteroles.
Address: 413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver
Watermelon Ice Cream Sandwich at Milkcow
Milkcow's Insta-worthy watermelon meets soft serve creation made a triumphant return this summer, and this meld of fresh fruit and creamy coolness is a great taste of the season.
Address: 105-5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond
Weekly Sundae Special at Glenburn Soda Fountain
Burnaby's Glenburn Soda Fountain is a go-to all year long for amazing ice cream treats, but there seems to be some extra playful vibes there in the summer. They have a weekly sundae feature that's always worth checking out, often inspired by the season, and have just wrapped up a few days of fun via their Crave the Heights Soda Jerk takeover, so you can count on them for something fun for sure.
Address: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Butter Beer Soft Serve at the PNE
Potterheads and sweet tooths rejoice: The PNE is swirling up a frosty Butter Beer treat, and they're only open for a few more days, through Sept. 2. Catch the hype!
Address: 2901 E. Hastings St, Vancouver
La Glace x Ca Phe Vietnamese coffee ice cream at TAIWANfest
To celebrate this colourful cultural event, Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House and La Glace Ice Cream have collaborated on an exclusive sweet drop you'll find only at TAIWANfest (Aug. 31-Sept. 2). It's Ca Phe Ice Cream featuring Ca Phe’s Vietnamese coffee infused in custard cream with a coffee shortbread crumble.
Address: Booth near Granville Street’s 800 block during TAIWNfest
Pink Lemonade Pie at The Pie Hole
Sweet dreams are made of this... Raspberry and lemon meet up in the most heavenly way at The Pie Hole. It's been a Pink Lemonade summer for them, with this cool creamy pie, as well as mini pies (and even house-made Pink Lemonade pop tarts).
Address: Three locations in Metro Vancouver
Popcorn Ice Cream from Mister @Westbank's Shipping Container
When you're doing a pop-up ice cream shop, why not pop-up with a limited-edition Popcorn flavour?! Yaletown's Mister is in residency at the shipping container retail pop-up downtown now through Sept. 1, and this is the only time and place you can get this exclusive flavour.
Address: Shaw Tower, West Plaza, 1067 W. Cordova St., Vancouver
Gelato at Passione Gelato
Okay, to be fair, there's no time limit on enjoying gelato from Passione, but if you want to get your licks in at this super buzzworthy brand new scoop shop on the edge of Yaletown, what better time than summer?
Address: 55 Smithe St, Vancouver