BC Lions photo by Caroline Toth
BASEBALL Take me out to the old ballgame: the Canadians wrap up their season at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium (Sep. 3 to 5).
HOCKEY Luongo, the Sedins and the rest of the Canucks return for pre-season games at Rogers Arena (Sep. 22, 25, 28).
SOCCER The Whitecaps men’s team plays two home games at Swangard Stadium (Sep. 5, 24).
FOOTBALL The Lions face their competitors outdoors, in their temporary home of Empire Field (pictured; Sep. 11, 18).—Sheri Radford
These unique luggage tags depicting Vancouver scenes are a fun souvenir. Photo by Caroline Toth
Celebs are always at their best while travelling—so what’s your excuse? Start with travel charms from Tiffany & Co. to spruce up your outfit, tuck no-name carry-on inside a luxe tote from Louis Vuitton and make sure everyone knows the drool-worthy bag is yours with luggage tags from Casa (pictured). Each tag captures an iconic spot on the West Coast in an art print.—Jennifer Patterson
Granville Street photo by Caroline Toth
There’s nothing laid-back about Vancouver’s nightlife scene. Downtown Granville Street (pictured) lights up the night with Vegas-esque neon signs outside everything from dance halls to live-music venues. In Gastown, old-world charm is abundant in the pubs, while world-class DJs spin in tucked-away clubs. Davie Village shows its true colours with numerous gay- and lesbian-friendly hot spots. There’s no excuse not to dance the night away.—Jennifer Patterson
Photo by Caroline Toth
Since 1929, the Commodore Ballroom has been delighting concertgoers with its huge sprung hardwood dance floor and great musical acts. In the early days as the Commodore Cabaret, this art deco landmark featured big band music, dinner and dancing every Saturday night and celebrity performers including Sammy Davis Jr., Count Basie and Cab Calloway. More recently it has played host to some of the biggest names in rock, hip-hop and pop music, including U2, David Bowie, Nirvana, Tina Turner, The Police, The Tragically Hip, Beastie Boys and KISS. So put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the best bounce the city has to offer.—Leszek Apouchtine