Disaffected women by Harriet Hiemstra on display at the Gallery of BC Ceramics.
Whimsical sculpture, elegant porcelain dishes, and finely-crafted jewelry await you in the charming Gallery of BC Ceramics. Celebrate this Canada Day by exploring the art of over 50 local artists from Vancouver and beyond. We especially love the drôle earthenware vases inspired by 1920's flappers by Kootenay artist, Harriet Hiemstra.
Handmade, fine-woven textiles to brighten your home and wardrobe from Maiwa on Granville Island.
Brave the crowds at Granville Island this weekend for a chance to touch and experience the beautiful, handmade textiles at Maiwa. To try your hand at learning the craft yourself, Maiwa's School of Textiles also offers some fantastic workshops including Journey Into Indigo, Cartography in Cloth, and The Intuitive Stitch.
Reel in the catch of the day at Go Fish! on Granville Island.
GO Fish Ocean Emporium
Keep it salty with a stopover at Go Fish!, the charming fish & chips joint that boasts sustainable seafood battered with local beer from Granville Island Brewery, and a sunny view of the wharf. Don't expect a quick pop-in though—there's always a lineup at this popular False Creek snack shack.
Try some local, homemade ice cream at Rain or Shine at 1926 West 4th Ave.
Get the scoop on socially-conscious ice cream with Kitsilano's newest guilty pleasure, Rain or Shine. We dig the emphasis on local, and can't get enough of the gluten- and egg-free flavours like Honey Lavender and Coffee Toffee. Be sure to relax and savour your sundae on the outdoor parklet too!
Fresh-baked treats behind the counter at Matchstick Coffee Roasters on 639 East Fraser Ave.
"Quality food, drink, and places only come from people." With an emphasis on local ingredients, and ethically-sourced beans, Matchstick Coffee Roasters has been leading Vancouver's thriving community coffee scene since 2012. Drop by the original Fraser location—it houses a vaulted door, a relic from the space's original use as one of Vancouver's first banks. The vault door seems a fitting symbol for the café that's cracked the code to satisfying Vancouver's caffeine fix.
The seawall bike path winding through Stanley Park, one of the world's largest urban parks.
Stanley Park Seawall
For an upclose view of Vancouver's stunning natural and manmade landmarks, take a leisurely bike ride along the 10 km Stanley Park seawall loop. Breathe the salty air around Brockton Point, gaze up at the majestic Lions Gate Bridge, then dismount for a chill sun daze at the local fave, Third Beach.
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