Even though we are still in the thick of COVID-19 restrictions, we still find plenty of July entertainment and activities with a slightly new look for some of the picks of summer 2020
Play: It wouldn’t be summer in Vancouver without Playland, this year you will find different procedures but the fun begins July 19th.
Anthropologie: MOA at UBC has been keeping us informed and educated with online knowledge but the museum reopens its doors today, with new COVID-19 protocols and admission by timed-ticket, to welcome visitors to see first-hand works from the world indigenous communities.
Digital: If you’re still at home, the Arts Club: Digital Edition continues to entertain audiences with three different channels; live performances, workshops, and behind the scenes archives into your home throughout the week
Concerts: The Vancouver Maritime Museum kicks of its Celebrate Canada weekly virtual concert series this Thursday. Join a livestream of music from aboard the St Roch in the museum at 7pm each Thursday. This week’s performers are Vancouver brother’s Salt Thief.
Summer: The 10th anniversary digital season of Vancouver’s Indian Summer Festival continues this week with a Masterclass from the one and only Chef Vikram Vij at Home. And don’t forget to get tickets for closing weekend July 18th, with a concert featuring gifted musicians specially curated by Jarrett Martineau, host of the award-winning show ‘Reclaimed’ on CBC followed by a post-concert After Party on Zoom.
Magic: The Polygon in North Vancouver welcomes people to enjoy Magic Hour on the Cates Deck in front of the Gallery for an evening of Music, sips and physically distanced gathering
Markets: Vancouver Farmers Markets are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and pick up some non-food products, arts and crafts for sale while you pick up your farm fresh produce and supplies at Riley Park, Trout Lake, Kitsilano, West End and Mount Pleasant Markets, now open until the autumn.
Mill: Vancouver’s oldest building Old Hastings Mill Store Museum is open and hoping for visitors to help keep it open with admission donations.
Dancing: The 32nd annual Dancing on the Edge contemporary dance festival wraps up this weekend with more performances streaming and at the Firehall Arts Centre.
Botanical: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens is open with new social distancing rules and procedures, nicely timed to let you get out and enjoy the spring blooms
Gardens: Victoria’s Butchart Gardens is also open, welcoming the public to take in the blooms and tranquility of the beautiful 55 acre garden as a break from COVID-19 home confinement
Oceanwise: The iconic Vancouver Aquarium welcomes guests with new COVID-19 protocols, but the same wildlife enjoyment you expect.
Fly: Don’t miss your chance to fly overseas without leaving home by visiting Fly Over Canada as it also presents Experience Iceland another stellar ride over the wondrous northern country.
Concerts: Live Nation: Live from Home curates a collection of artists from all genres to bring you music, stories and more from their homes.