Summer is best celebrated here in the West End! As we head into a new season where we can actually do things, now is the perfect time to explore the many amazing things happening in our neighbourhood during Summer 21′.

We’ve put together our Top 10 recommendations for you to have an wonderful July in the West End.

1. Staycation, All We Ever Wanted
Kick-off this summer with a fun stay-cation at one of our great hotels in the area! A bonus? AC in all of them during this heatwave. Visit Times Square Suites Hotel, The Listel Hotel or the Best Western Sands just to name a few.

2. Cycle Around the City
Rent a bike from one of our many rental locations, and explore the beautiful streets, beaches and parks in the West End. Locations include: Freedom Bike Rentals, English Bay Bike Rentals, Yes Cycle and many more.

3. Sweet Teas 
Nothing says summer like bubble tea! With a wide selection of delicious tea options, Robson Street is the #1 destination, with spots like Chewgurt Yummy, Yi Fang or Comebuy offering a perfect post-beach treat.

4. Hit the Beach
Enjoy some sand, sport and sunshine at any of the West End’s beaches this summer! If you forget any of your beach essentials, you can always stop by The Quick Nickel for all your needs.

5. Enjoy Oceanside Views
From the beach-side patio of Hook Seabar, to the elevated decks of The Loft Lounge and Bayside Lounge, we are not short of awesome patios here. Stay safe and distant while enjoying cocktails and tasty bites.

6. Explore Stanley Park
Discover new trails, secret gardens and lost lagoons within our vast Stanley Park. You can even stop in for a quick pint at Stanley Park Brewing Co.

7. Hot Girl Summer 
Check out three of our favourite places to get beautiful in the neighbourhood! Visit Four Seasons Nails and Spa, Sophie’s Nails and Waxing and Robson Nails and Spa for a ton of great beauty services to make you feel, and look your best.

8. Picnic in the Grass
Grab your blanket, order some delicious take-out packs from Disco Cheetah or Nero Waffles and bring it all down to the grassy hills along the sea-wall for some people-watching.

Explore everything Pride has going on this year, including casual lounges, educational classes, fun activities and amazing art (multiple murals in the area!). Find out more HERE.

10. Oh Hey, Patio Season
Try to visit all of the patios in the West End this summer! We have over 40 in the neighbourhood alone, all of who offer different cuisine, drink offers and atmospheres! A full list of patios can be found HERE.

We hope that you all have a fantastic start to your summer. Follow our social channels to see more from us and our businesses.