Celebrate BC Day on August 3 at Granville Island
Last year I spent BC Day in Victoria, which was also celebrating British Columbia's 150th Anniversary. Sorry to say, I won't be in BC for the celebration on August 3, but celebrations will be taking place throughout the province.
Vancouver's Granville Island is hosting its Annual BC Day Festival. It's a great setting to watch artists in action, have a bite to eat and pick up some fresh produce. There will be a Kids Market with games and events, special BC selections and specials from Granville Island restaurants and no shortage of buskers, balloons and even doggy treats.
Pick up a Granville Island BC Day program when you arrive at the market, available throughout the island, and have it stamped at various stops along the way. You could win a prize! There will also be a drawing for a signed limited edition framed print (value $450) by David McCann.
Granville Island Public Market and The Net Loft are open daily until 7 PM.
People have more to celebrate when the Amtrak Cascades between Vancouver-Portland puts on an additional train on August 19, making two trains a day between BC and Oregon.
Take the Aquabus on False Creek to Granville Island
Photo by Sue Frause