The Final Days of Summer
Summer is winding down and with it, the opportunity to enjoy some of Vancouver’s premier seasonal outdoor activities. Here are our top three events to round out the summer:
The PNE Fairgrounds:
The Pacific National Exhibition is a mesh of random live shows, cultural events, agricultural exhibitions, fair rides and of course the beloved, mini-donuts. This year, the PNE welcomes a travelling exhibit of artifacts and murals focusing on the mongolian warlord, Genghis Khan. Entry is another $3. The fair grounds will of course host repeat crowd favourites, The Superdogs and a nightly summer concert series. This weekend will feature the music of Martina McBride on Friday, Reo Speedwagon on Saturday, Lights on Sunday and local 80s heros, Loverboy, on Monday.
Bard on the Beach:
The Vanier Park Shakespeare festival will close its tents on the twelfth of September, with the aptly chosen play: Twelfth Night. This year, Jonathon Young steals the show, as both the Danish Prince and Feste, from Twelfth Night. On the Studio Stage, Bard presents Measure for Measure and Elizabeth Rex, a Timothy Findley play set during Queen Elizabeth’s reign in England.
Seawall Bike Cruise:
Wait till after the long weekend and enjoy an early fall cruise of the park without all the tourists and kiddies. Rent on Denman or bring your own ride from home. Cut through the trails or stick to the sea. Do it all a leisurely rate and enjoy the last rays of what has been an amazing Vancouver summer.