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07 road trip: Harrison Hot Springs Popular Sasquatch Festival takes place July 16 and 17 Sandra Thomas

10 No tent required These camping alternatives allow you to get close to nature without all the gear

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12 Car Free Day Massive car-free block parties planned for three Vancouver neighbourhoods this summer

18 15 There is such a thing as a free ride Free bus will take you to Golden Ears Park from Vancouver this summer

18 Fabulous Floaties The best pool floats for Summer 2018 Sandra Thomas

20 road trip: Whistler No extreme sports needed

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23 Outdoor patios “Do you have room on the patio?” Sandra Thomas

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16 Wet + wild waterparks You don’t have to travel far to check out these water slides Sandra Thomas

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Harrison Hot Springs Popular Sasquatch Festival takes place July 16 +17

The sun has finally made an appearance and whether you’re wrapping up school for the semester or considering a short getaway from your full-time job, a day trip or weekend away from the city is a great way to take a break without breaking the bank. And that’s where Weekender comes in. We’ve filled this edition with ideas for road trips and day trips and included a list of outdoor patios in case you’ve left the car at home and are looking for a hot place to enjoy a cool adult beverage.

We also discovered that Harrison Hot Springs has an entire festival dedicated to the elusive sasquatch, as well as some really good hiking, paddling and cycling routes. And when it comes to Whistler, you don’t have to be into extreme sports to enjoy this mountain paradise in the spring and summer. So check out Weekender for tips and ideas for spending spring and summer in and around the city — just don’t forget the sunscreen.

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Harrison Hot Springs makes for a great road trip — whether you’re spending a day or the weekend. Bonus: it’s less than two hours from Vancouver. And whether you’re looking to lie on the beach, hike, kayak, cycle or soak in the hot springs, there are so many things to do in Harrison you can take the entire squad and everyone will be happy — with the exception of you know who, because she’s never happy.

Harrison Hot Springs makes for a great road trip

Harrison’s landscape is also gorgeous, so taking an Instagram-worthy selfie can happen around any corner. Check out these popular activities and events taking place in this waterfront village:

Take a hike Easy: Spirit Trail/Bridal Trail Loop 5.5 kilometres return — allow two hours to finish. Grade: easy to moderate Moderate: Sandy Cove/Whippoorwill Point Trail 4 kilometres return — allow 1.5 hours to finish. Grade: Moderate Hard: Campbell River and Harrison Grind 10 kilometres return — allow six hours to finish. Grade: Difficult

Three popular cycling trails Bring your own bike or grab a rental from Jaime Quadracycle, which specializes in everything from self-propelled vehicles and quadracycles to tricycles and regular bicycles. You can also rent by the hour at Glencoe Motel Bike Rentals or from Harrison Beach — not limited to hotel guests.

photo: Graham Osborne

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The Bear Mountain Side Trail Loop 7.5 kilometres round trip. Hicks Lake Loop Trail 6 kilometres. Drive from Harrison Hot Springs along Rockwell Drive to Sasquatch Park (5 kilometres) and follow signs to Hicks Lake. Fraser Valley Loop 27 kilometres. If you’re looking for a great day trip, this is the route for you.

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BOWEN ISLAND & HOWE SOUND KAYAKS / PADDLE BOARDS / SURF SKIS RENTALS / TOURS / LESSONS We are located at Snug Cove, next to the ferry dock on Bowen Island—a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay. Bowen Island is a natural wonderland—the nearest to Vancouver of all the Southern Gulf Islands. Visitors have come here looking for fun and adventure since the early 1900s, attracted by the island’s spectacular shoreline, wildlife, and forested trails.

T h r e e r a d k a ya k i n g / canoe routes Harrison River to Harrison Mills A great canoe/kayak trip is to paddle from Harrison west down the Harrison River to Harrison Mills. Make sure you have a car to pick you up in Harrison Mills. Miami River Miami River is an easy paddle best-suited for families with young children or novice kayakers looking to dip their toes into this sport. It’s incredibly scenic, full of wildlife and you’ll see a variety of birds so don’t forget the binoculars. It also happens to run right through Harrison Village. Rainbow Falls This eight-hour guided trip has you paddling up the east side of Harrison Lake to beautiful Rainbow Falls. Hop out for a short hike to the falls.

The Sasquatch Festival: July 16 +17 The festival begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with a short procession to Harrison Lake Plaza where a welcoming ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. This intercultural celebration includes canoe races, traditional salmon barbeque, medicine walks, cultural boat tours, arts and crafts, games, 8

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entertainment and, most importantly, talks on the sasquatch from Sts’ailes experts and local Harrison Hot Springs sasquatch investigators. The word sasquatch is thought to be a mispronunciation of the Sts’ailes First Nations word ‘Sasq’ets,’ meaning “hairy man.” For centuries, the sasquatch has occupied a unique niche in the oral traditions of the First Nations communities of Harrison Lake and Harrison River and the Sts’ailes believe the sasquatch is a spiritual being that can vanish into the spirit realm at will, which may explain why the elusive being is so difficult to track down. To discover even more reasons to visit Harrison Hot Springs, visit tourismharrison.com.


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These camping alternatives allow you to get close to nature without all the gear So you want to go camping, but don’t have the space to store gear in your tiny, overpriced condo or apartment.

Close your eyes and imagine a natural wonderland of lakes and mountains with an abundance of locally grown fruits, vegetables and artisan crafted foods. Take a break from the hustle of life to connect with nature, go for a hike or ride one of the trails in five provincial parks that surround Vernon. Enjoy a restorative yoga session on a paddleboard or at one of our world class resorts — Sparkling Hill Resort and Predator Ridge Golf Resort. Now open your eyes…you’re here!

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Parksville : Suspended Spherical Treehouses Free Spirit Spheres, located approximately 30 kilometres north of Parksville on


Enjoy swimming, climbing, diving, cycling, rock climbing and hiking in this beautiful provincial park. Search for Ellison Provincial Park at gov.bc.ca.

Sunshine Coast: Secret Cove Treehouse Though not technically suspended from a tree, this cliff-top retreat offers the same feel as a tree house with sweeping views. Built into the forest, visitors will enjoy its modern design, luxurious touches and secluded surroundings of the Sunshine Coast. Each of the two suites has a separate entrance that leads out to a shared cooking and eating area, as well as a deck overlooking Secret Cove below. The shared space is fully equipped with an enclosed, heated kitchen stocked with a cooktop, fridge, barbecue and all the cooking utensils and cutlery needed. Visit secretcovetreehouse.com.


Vernon: Ellison Provincial Park Rent a yurt in this wilderness paradise on the northeast shores of Okanagan Lake. This Vernon-based campground includes 200 hectares of forested benchlands perched above a rocky shoreline of scenic cliffs and sheltered coves. And you can leave the tent at home when you settle into a four-person yurt made up of a tent-like structure (often round) based on a wooden deck.

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Ellison Provincial Park

The good news is there are campsites across B.C. that offer wilderness accommodation so all you need to bring is a bathing suit, toothbrush and bug spray.

Vancouver Island, are designed to fit into a forest setting without altering it. The spheres are built to withstand impact and the web of rope, much like a spider’s web, attaches to many strong points. Its stretchiness enables each sphere and the trees to move freely. The well-appointed interiors eliminate the need to rough it in the deep forest. The design of each sphere is a marriage between tree house and sailboat technology. Wooden spheres are built much like a cedar strip canoe or kayaks, while suspension points are similar to the chain plate attachments on a sailboat. Stairways hang from a tree much like a sailboat shroud hangs from the mast. There are only two sides to a sphere — inside and out. Free Spirit Spheres is an adults-only property and pets are not allowed for safety reasons. Visit freespiritspheres.com.

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Massive car-free block parties planned for three Vancouver neighbourhoods this summer Lindsay William-Ross | lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com

Here are details about all three of Vancouver’s Car Free Day happenings this year on Main Street, the West End and on Commercial Drive — Kitsilano will hold community block parties on June 16 and 17 and June 30 to July 2 this year. West End June 16: Noon - 7 p.m. Denman between Davie and Robson Denman Street from Davie to Robson will be closed to vehicle traffic June 16 and replaced with a street festival fun for the whole family. For West End Car Free Day, local businesses come together to give locals and visitors a taste of what they have to offer. Many restaurants extend their patios and, considering how many terrific restaurants are packed into this area, there will definitely be lots to eat and drink. 12

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Main Street June 17: Noon - 7 p.m. Main Street between Broadway and 30th Avenue Spanning a whopping 21 blocks of Main Street, this vehicle-free family-friendly event is a great way to explore one of Vancouver’s coolest neighbourhoods. Main Street Car Free Day runs from Broadway all the way to 30th, and has an impressive 15 stages and mini festivals along the street. It’s the largest Car Free Day event in Vancouver. Check out Main Street’s many stores, restaurants and businesses. Enjoy street hockey, skateboarding, a Binners’ Project drop-off site, all sorts of live performances from local talent, a kids’ zone and tons of music. Commercial Drive July 8: Noon - 7 p.m. Commercial Drive from Venables to North Grandview Known for embracing green spaces, celebrations and working together, Vancouver’s Commercial Drive — known to many as simply the Drive — is one of the city’s most unique communities. This year, Car Free Day on the Drive takes place takes over 15 blocks of Commercial Drive with local artisans, musicians, activities, entertainment and plenty of food. Other highlights include a bike valet and healing garden. This is where Car Free Day in Vancouver began, so this neighbourhood knows how to do it right.

Photo: Dan Toulgoet

A longstanding warm-weather annual event, Car Free Day brings communities together in a good old block party style, complete with food, vendors, entertainment, kids’ activities and plenty more for everyone to enjoy.

Car Free Day also means live arts and music, including acts on three stages set up for the event. Once you’re there, plan to spend the day checking out the West End’s parks, beaches and more. Car Free Day Commercial Drive

Ditch the wheels, grab your Compass card, put on some comfy shoes and get to know three of the city’s most colourful neighbourhoods when they close the streets to vehicle traffic and celebrate car free days.

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There is such a thing as a free ride George Baugh believes that selecting wine should be tailored to whatever experience the consumer wants; you won’t want to bring the same wine to a barbecue and a formal dinner. Some people pay no mind to varied aromas or aftertastes, while others specifically seek out wines with complex characteristics. As manager of St. Regis Fine Wines & Spirits, Baugh is happy to help any customer type. “An everyday wine where you’re spending maybe $20 or $25, all you need is that it tastes like grapes and doesn’t have any kind

of offensive flavours in it,” Baugh says. “But if you’re spending more money, you want to have more depth of flavour in there.” Summertime brings with it white wines and rosés, along with white spirits: gin, white rum or vodka. Smirnoff Sourced vodkas are a particular seasonal favourite, and come in both grapefruit and watermelon flavours. St. Regis Fine Wines & Spirits is located next to the Tim Horton’s in the Granville SkyTrain station and is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. For more information, log on to www.stregisliquorstore.com.

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Free bus will take you to Golden Ears Park from Vancouver this summer Lindsay William-Ross | lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com

At 62,540 hectares, Golden Ears is one of the largest parks in B.C. and popular for its extensive trail system for hikers and equestrian use. Golden Ears also is home to Alouette Lake, a popular spot for swimming, windsurfing, water-skiing, canoeing, boating and fishing — and now you can travel there for free. Operated by Vancouver-based Environmentally Sound Transportation, Parkbus will run every Saturday and Sunday, starting July 7 and ending Sept. 2, with departures from MEC’s Vancouver store (130 West Broadway) in the morning, returning in the late afternoon. You’ll need to pre-book your seat online with a credit card deposit (to prevent no-shows) — the reservation system opens in mid-June. Ahead of your reserved trip, riders will get safety information and park details via e-mail. While on board, you can learn about Leave No Trace principles from a ride facilitator. And if your summer plans find you in Edmonton, Montreal or Toronto, those cities also have Parkbus services running this year.

Don’t want to drive to Alouette Lake? You can take a free shuttle bus to Golden Ears Provincial Park instead. Photo iStock

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slide zone Wet wild water parks You don’t have to travel far to get wet at these water slides Sandra Thomas | sthomas@vancourier.com

Cultus Lake Water Park 4150 Columbia Valley Hwy. With names like the Rattler, Valley of Fear, Tubular Terror and the 72-foot high Freefall, thrill seekers will want to check out Cultus Lake Water Park. But this park isn’t just for the big kids — there are plenty of splash areas and slides perfect for the little ones too. Visit cultus.com.

Big Splash Water Slide Park Tsawwassen Executive Hotels and Resorts recently purchased the former Splashdown Waterslides close to the B.C. Ferry terminal in Tsawwassen and updated the seven-acre park to include Vegas-style cabana and table rentals and offer complimentary shuttle service from downtown Vancouver. Visit bigsplashwaterpark.ca. 16

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Also new for 2018 is:  Newly renovated pools and hot tubs  New kids splash park equipment  New clubhouse

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Granville Island Water Park Granville Island Bring a picnic or buy snacks and meals at the adjacent Granville Island Market and make a day of it at this water park. With its two slides and multiple sprays and fountains, this water park is popular with families and kids of all ages. Visit granvilleisland.com.


Photo: Dan Toulgoet

Big Splash Water Slide Park

While you’re there check out Cultus Lake Adventure Park right across the road. This ride-filled attraction is free to enter but for $22 a child, they can ride all day. You can also buy tokens for rides, but the all-day pass is a bargain. Visit cultusadventure.com.


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B  ig Splash Grill food + beverage outlet Variety Kids Water Park Stanley Park, across from Lumbermen’s Arch This park is a great choice for families with younger children, but it’s also a popular place for pedestrians and cyclists to cool off. The park is unsupervised and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis so if you’re going to make it a day get there early. Visit vancouver.ca.



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This rosé bottle pool float comes with a cup holder, making it the ideal spot to lounge and toast to your favourite drink.

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There’s no way you’re going to stay incognito with these oversized shades so get ready to be the centre of attention at whichever pool party you attend this summer.

No one will miss you in the pool with this five-foot long, inflatable high heel.

Fabulous floats The best pool floats for summer 2018

Sure anyone can lounge in a unicorn float, but how many of your friends can handle the Party Bird Island by Sun Pleasure, which stands almost 10-feet tall.

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This Inflat-A-Bull float toy is perfect for pool parties. And at least if you get thrown off this bull-riding float you’ll avoid stitches, unlike that last unfortunate incident.

Your biggest problem when buying an oversized inflatable unicorn or bullriding pool toy is how to get it to the pool party in your tiny car share vehicle. But once you arrive and (gracefully) settled onto your rad float, you’ll be immediately Instagram ready. These floats are available at a wide variety of stores and online, so shop around the get the best deal. summer 2018


road trip Escape to Whistler

You don’t have to be an extreme sports enthusiast to enjoy this mountain paradise Sandra Thomas | sthomas@vancourier.com

But no worries, because there are plenty of activities to check out that don’t include hurtling down a mountain trail at 45 kilometres per hour. Here are just a few suggestions for activities to enjoy year-round. For even more ideas, visit whistler.com.

What to do Escape! Whistler Kid friendly What separates Escape! Whistler from many similar rooms is that kids can take part without fear of a deranged serial killer waiting to leap if they don’t solve the puzzles on time. Escape room themes include the Pirate Ship, Pinball Machine, Buried Cabin and the Rabbit Hole. Peak 2 Peak 360 Experience All ages This gondola ride gives you access to more than 50 kilometres of hiking, running and interpretive walking trails. Once you reach the top, visit the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games display inside the Roundhouse Lodge and then choose from five different restaurants for a meal or drink. Audain Art Museum Older kids + adults The permanent Emily Carr and Art of B.C. collection is reason enough to visit this spectacular museum, but special exhibits take it to a whole other level. We were lucky enough to be there for “Beau Dick: 20

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Revolutionary Spirit,” a critically important historical project featuring the works of this artist who was deeply rooted in the traditions of his Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation.


Where to eat Wildwood Café We ate here for breakfast during a recent visit — twice. The Wildwood specializes in fresh bakery, vegan and gluten-free menu items. Beacon Pub Grab a seat on the patio of the Beacon for some great people watching while enjoying even better bites. The Beacon menu is casual, but it’s not the usual pub grub — think tuna tataki, foie gras parfait or cedar-planked salmon. Basalt Wine & Salumeria If you’re into charcuterie, look no further than Basalt. Expect fresh, seasonal ingredients for dinner and brunch. Basalt also has a great patio in the heart of Whistler Village.

Where to stay We recently stayed at Crystal Lodge & Suites and took advantage of the pool. You can’t get much more central to all things village than Crystal Lodge.

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“Do you have room on the patio?”

There’s a reason Vancouverites, who get impatient when their iced cold foam Cascara Cold Brew takes a few minutes too long to make, will wait an inordinate amount of time for the perfect seat on an outdoor patio.

Some people may want structure, while others prefer to go where the wind takes them. Natasha Mitchener is happy to accommodate any type of traveller through her Osoyoosbased business, Wine Tours Gone South.

What that experience entails is entirely up to the visitors.


“We’re very generous with our time because I don’t want people to feel rushed,” Mitchener says. “I know how to schedule myself but I don’t want my customer to feel like they’re on a schedule. It’s supposed to be spontaneous.”

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Each of Mitchener’s three tour packages cover between two and six wineries and range in price between $75 and $125 per person.

For reservations contact Natasha:

Prior experience in vineyards or understanding the many nuances of wine aren’t necessary.


“A wine tour is a great place to start to learn about the industry, about the wines, about how to pair wines, and the history of our valley,” Mitchener says. “There are so many things you can learn on a wine tour and you do not have to be a professional.”

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The patio at Dublin Calling


Established in 2010, Wine Tours Gone South takes visitors through the numerous vineyards in the South Okanagan, covering the areas between Osoyoos, Oliver, Summerland, Naramata and into the Similkameen Valley.

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Maybe it’s our lengthy rainy season or simply an opportunity to see — and be seen — but the moment the sun peeks out behind the clouds Vancouverites flock to outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants. And when it comes to great patios in Vancouver, we are #blessed. Here are just a few spots you’ll want to check out: Dublin Calling 900 Granville St. dublincalling.com This rooftop patio and bar offers guests great views of the Granville strip. Guests can enjoy the sun while indulging in beverages and bites, weekend brunch or catching a game. The Dublin Calling rooftop patio is 2,700 square-feet and accessible from the street by elevator or stairs. Provence Marinaside/The Wine Bar 1167 Marinaside Crescent provencevancouver.com Provence and TWB offer more than 200 wines from around the globe available on tap or by the glass or bottle. With wines starting at just $5 a glass and a great view of the seawall, Tappy Hour at TWB is the place to be every day from 3 to 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. to late.

Victor at Parq 39 Smithe St. parqvancouver.com The Victor recently launched a new brunch available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Sunday with menu highlights that include lobster frittata, Oscar eggs benedict, foie gras, French toast, a wagyu breakfast burger, dim sum and more. Enjoy the fullystocked Bloody Bar to build your own Caesar or the table-side mule cart while listening to a live DJ.

Victor at Parq

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Bowen Island Pub 479 Bowen Island Trunk Rd. bowenislandpub.com The Bowen Island Pub has been a fixture in the Snug Cove community for more than 35 years. This iconic locals’ hang-out is just 300-metres up the hill from the Snug Cove ferry terminal and features live music most Saturday nights. The Roof at Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House 777 Thurlow St. joefortes.ca Speaking of seeing and being seen, Fortes rooftop patio is the place to be. This award-winning restaurant specializes in seafood, oysters and hand-crafted cocktails.

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The Roof at Joe Fortes

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