Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Street

Atmospheric Granville Street. (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic)

Located in the heart of Vancouver, Granville Street is considered the city’s main entertainment district. Lined with countless restaurants, bars and nightclubs whose neon signs spark to life as darkness falls, the strip pulses with activity during weekends. As a main thoroughfare, Granville Street is easy to get to, whether your pleasure lies in shopping by day or shimmying on the dance floor at night.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Street

Filming in Vancouver: Van Helsing, A Million Little Things, Riverdale, Charmed, and more

A Million Little Things

This week, a dark fantasy TV series with a wicked bite calls it a wrap on its latest season.

But just as that one prepares to call it quits, an ensemble family drama about a group of friends shaken up by the loss of one of them is about to get underway.

Plus there are a whole bunch of TV series on the horizon about to come back to the city—along with a number of new titles to add to the fun.

Here’s what happening in Vancouver’s screen scene this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: Van Helsing, A Million Little Things, Riverdale, Charmed, and more

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Island

The entire family will adore Granville Island! (Tourism Vancouver/Hubert Kang)

Once home to factories, plants and sawmills, Granville Island has evolved into a culinary and artisan hub. Equally appealing to locals and visitors, the neighbourhood – technically a peninsula – is situated along False Creek, right underneath the Granville Bridge. More than 300 retailers, artists, theatres, craft studios, tour companies and other businesses make their home here, anchored by the bustling Granville Island Public Market. So what are you waiting for? Let’s hop aboard a rainbow-coloured Aquabus or False Creek Ferry and zoom over to Granville Island!

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Island

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Davie Village

Davie Village is one of Vancouver’s most festive neighbourhoods (Tourism Vancouver/Michael Song).

Davie Village is one of Vancouver’s most festive neighbourhoods with flags and sunburst banners adorning lampposts, rainbow décor adding pops of colour, and patios packed with revelers on sunny days. Situated in the West End and known for its thriving community of gay and lesbian residents, Davie Village imbues a chill vibe for meandering the streets by day, and thumping clubs and pubs that come alive at night.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Davie Village

Filming in Vancouver: The Magicians, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and the Healing Powers of Dude

The Magicians

This week sees three TV series starting up.

One is a magical show—but will be continuing on without one of its leading characters.

Another is a scary show that brings back a campfire from the 1990s.

And a third show is already receiving some positive response from some observers from disability communities.

Here’s a look at what’s happening Vancouver’s screen scene this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: The Magicians, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and the Healing Powers of Dude

9 Active Ways to Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year in Vancouver

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Liquid yoga at The Westin Bayshore / Photo: The Westin Bayshore / Moonrider Productions

The longest day of the year can make you feel like the world is your oyster. And that’s why it’s my favourite day to get outside and enjoy what my beautiful city has to offer. Check out these active ways to celebrate the longest day of the year on June 21st!

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9 Active Ways to Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year in Vancouver

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive

Commercial Drive is colourful and culturally rich (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic).

Culturally rich and alive with energy, Commercial Drive – better known to Vancouverites as The Drive – boasts 22 blocks packed with quaint boutiques, eclectic restaurants, live music and performance bars, theatres, cafes, specialty food shops and bakeries, as well as Vancouver’s officially designated Little Italy.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive