Summer is a great time to explore Vancouver on foot, and with new murals across metro Vancouver, the walk will be a colourful one! Every August the Vancouver Mural Festival outdoor celebration of public art helps to create engaging experiences that connect art and people. With a variety of ticketed and free events such as VMF Mural Tours, street parties and curator talks, the festival aims to connect locals and visitors with diverse communities through art and live events. Through their free app, maps of Vancouver neighbourhoods provide details on the murals and the artists.
When exploring the murals of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, quench your thirst at one the many local breweries in the area like Brassneck Brewery – a little neighborhood brewery with a Growler Shop & Tasting Room that serves the beer they brew on site, snacks created at their sister restaurant, The Magnet, and runs limited time collabs with local restaurants.
In the heart of Vancouver, iconic Robson Street offers a great opportunity to enjoy murals in this dynamic downtown street. Take an hour or two to stroll the length of this street, from BC Place Stadium to Stanley Park. Along the way, make a pit stop at one of Vancouver’s most beloved restaurants, Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House, to enjoy some bites in the soaring horseshoe oyster bar that anchors their Grand Room.