The Georgia Straight guide to Summer in the City

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      Our annual Summer in the City issue lets you in on a trip to the races, hiking in nature, cycling in parks, exercising for charity, and even jumping out of an airplane.

      It's bonkers. Have fun.


      City and environs

      At the Deighton Cup they’re off to the races

      Taking a leap into skydiving in Whistler

      Geek gatherings span Bitcoin to 3-D printing in Vancouver

      Forest and the Femme Society takes Downtown Eastside women to the great outdoors

      Have fun, raise money, and improve your health at summer fundraisers

      North Shore mountain bike trails get smoother as cyclists get older



      Summer arts festivals let audiences get in on the action

      Pencils meet performing art at the Vancouver Draw Down



      Summer music festivals and concerts heat up the season

      Music fests worth hitting the highway for



      Vancouver film events offer a cinematic summertime escape


      Food and drink

      Summertime cookbooks offer culinary diversity

      Summertime food fest fun in Vancouver

      Rain or Shine Homemade Ice Cream owner shares a favourite summertime dessert

      Cheer on the FIFA World Cup at these Vancouver establishments

      From B.C. and beyond, Rieslings that shine



      Bend the spines of these summer books



      Head to the beach in local swimsuit designs

      Green Circle Salons gives hairstyling an environment-friendly makeover