Your must-do ac­tiv­i­ties and must-see at­trac­tions for Au­gust 2016

Where Vancouver - - CONTENTS - BY SHERI RAD­FORD

Your must-do ac­tiv­i­ties and must-see at­trac­tions for Au­gust 2016

Take a flight­see­ing tour to en­joy Vancouver's stun­ning beauty from a sea­plane or he­li­copter (page 80).

En­joy out­door concerts and hair­rais­ing rides at The Fair at the PNE (Aug. 20 to Sep. 5; page 72).

Paint your face and cheer on the Vancouver White­caps, Vancouver Cana­di­ans or BC Li­ons (all listed on page 74) at a home game.

Watch the sun­set from English Bay.

Travel by mini ferry to Granville Is­land, then browse for fresh pro­duce and ar­ti­san crafts in the Granville Is­land Pub­lic Mar­ket (page 30).

Rent a bi­cy­cle and ex­plore the city on two wheels (page 78).

Take in an al­fresco show at Bard on the Beach (to Sep. 24; page 74) or Theatre Un­der the Stars (to Aug. 20; page 74).

Con­quer a fear of heights on the sway­ing Capilano Sus­pen­sion Bridge (page 75).

Snap a selfie in front of the totem poles in Stan­ley Park (page 78) or at the Mu­seum of An­thro­pol­ogy at UBC (page 86).

Dine out­side on a pa­tio over­look­ing the ocean.

Spend a leisurely morn­ing at a farm­ers' mar­ket (page 35).

Fly a kite in Vanier Park (page 78).

Take a dip in an out­door swim­ming pool or the ocean—or, for the truly ad­ven­tur­ous, at cloth­ing-op­tional Wreck Beach.

Pack a pic­nic lunch—or grab a take­away meal from a food cart—and go for a stroll along the sea­wall.

Head out­side the city for the Ab­bots­ford In­ter­na­tional Air­show (Aug. 12 to 14; page 72).

Fill your cam­era with pho­tos of land­marks such as the Gas­town Steam Clock (Map 1: C7), Olympic Caul­dron (Map 1: B6), Inuk­shuk (Map 1: C3), Dig­i­tal Orca (Map 1: B6), Canada Place (Map 1: B6) and A-maze-ing Laugh­ter (Map 1: B3).

Cool off with an ice cream cone or ge­lato (page 98).

In­dulge in de­li­cious food, a con­cert, an out­door movie screen­ing and more at the Har­mony Arts Fes­ti­val (to Aug. 7; page 70).

Ex­plore False Creek from a kayak, ca­noe or stand-up pad­dle­board.

See or­cas in the wild on a whale watch­ing ad­ven­ture (page 82).

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