The dots on the horizon will slowly grow bigger, taking the form of around 20 traditional canoes. As they approach the shore, the canoe families will begin to observe traditional protocol. They’ll line up side by side in the water. Paddlers will raise their oars in salute, and their spokesman will ask permission to land at what is today called Vanier Park.
Upward of 1,200 people gathered at the UBC Farm on Saturday for the third annual rendition of what is arguably the most distinctive beer festival in the province. Set beside the farm’s orchards, where attendees can wander, sit or nap, Farmhouse Fest certainly boasts an idyllic setting. The near-perfect weather this year helped, with temperatures in the low to mid-20s, light cloud cover and that soft breeze offering a pleasant reminder that the Pacific is less than half a kilometre west.
If you want to see a one mile-long party rise up out of the road but don’t want the side-effects of hallucinogenic drugs, head for West 4th this Saturday at 6am. That’s when the “Road Closed” signs go up between Burrard and MacDonald and the Khatsahlano festival begins to take shape. Stages will be built, food trucks parked and primed, patios and beer gardens assembled, climbing walls erected and pedal-powered smoothie blenders installed (really).
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