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5. GO ON A POSH PIC­NIC. Doesn’t a green-bean, radish and quinoa slaw with cedar-gin­ger vinai­grette sound like the per­fect sum­mer salad? Then pick up a cus­tom-packed pic­nic bas­ket (com­plete with loaner linens and cut­lery) from Cal­gary’s River Café in Prince’s Is­land Park (both newly re­stored since last sum­mer’s flood). 6. STOP FOR A TRENDY SUM­MER TREAT. Crav­ing a Slurpee that’s a notch above the con­ve­nience-store va­ri­ety? Gourmet slush trucks are all the rage in­Wil­liams­burg, Brook­lyn. Closer to home, here are three food trucks serv­ing up frozen sum­mer de­lights: Johnny’sPops (ar­ti­sanPop­si­cles) in­Van­cou­ver, Hyper­Cones Hawai­ian Shaved Ice in Halifax and Dolce & Banana (for Ital­ian so­das) in Ed­mon­ton.

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