As we head into the B.C. Day long weekend, we've got a few suggestions for how to enjoy the weekend in the Royal City.
The Record is continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. For the weekend of Aug. 3 to 5, we suggest: or outdoors - there's always something going on in the Royal City.
1Check out the fun on 12th Street at the 12th Street Music Festival, which takes place on Sunday, Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The West End Business Association organizes the event, which includes live entertainment on three stages, a kids zone and venders.
The festival takes place on 12th Street between Sixth and 10th avenues.
2 Explore the Fraser River aboard the MV Native, an authentic paddlewheeler that's modeled on ships that traveled B.C. in bygone eras. Discover the Fraser cruises take place every Saturday and Sunday from 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m., while Friday Night Fun Cruises run every Friday through Sept. 28 from 7: 30 to 10: 30 p.m. For more information about cruise costs and itineraries, and reservations, visit www. vancouverpaddlewheeler. com.
com. 3 Beat the heat and take to the ice at Moody Park Arena, which is holding five loonie skates each week, including Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is $1 and skate rentals are $2 for all sessions. In addition to the Sunday session, you can drop by on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12: 30 to 2: 30 p.m. and on Monday nights from 6: 30 to 8 p.m.
from 6: 30 to 8 p.m. 4 Get your camera and explore Royal City locales like Sapperton Landing, Queen's Park and Westminster Pier Park. Take some great shots and submit them to The Record - we have lots of photo galleries on our website - and are always looking to expand and include your photos.
Submit photos to our website at www.royal cityrecord.com and click on Galleries under the News tab.
News tab. 5 Find a local pub or coffee shop with a patio and enjoy the sights of the city. There are plenty of places to choose from - from Sapperton to uptown to downtown.
Do you have an idea for Top 5? Send your suggestions to calendar@royalcity record.com or fax 6044443460, with "Top 5" in the subject line. Visit our website, www.royalcityrecord. com.