The City of Vancouver’s decision to reject Slide The City several years ago is still turning out to be a huge gain for North Vancouver.
Organizers announced this week that the traveling 1,000-foot-long slip-and-slide will be returning to Lower Lonsdale for two days on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13.
This would be Slide The City’s third annual event in Metro Vancouver; the first-year event in 2015 was a one-day event that attracted 6,000 participants, making it the Utah-based company’s biggest single-day for attendance, while the event’s second year in 2016 was expanded into a two-day event to accommodate the high local interest in the slide.
Using inner tubes, sliders go down the hill along a four-block-long stretch of Lonsdale Avenue from Victoria Park to 4th Street, where there is a large finish line splash pool. Thousands of others will also be along the sidelines and at the finish line to watch sliders go down the roadway at speeds of up to 15 km/hr.
And just like last year, Slide The City will coincide with North Vancouver’s weekend-long Car Free Day festivities in Lower Lonsdale. Along an eight-city-block area, there will be live music from multiple stages, food trucks, artisan and street vendors, a kids fun zone, street performers, outdoor patios, a beverage garden, and a 200-foot-long bean bag.
Slide The City is currently also confirmed to make summer stops in North Dakota, Utah, Minnesota, and New York State. The North Vancouver event is currently the only confirmed Canadian stop.
Where: Lonsdale Avenue at Keith Road, North Vancouver
When: Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13 (starting at 10 am daily)
Tickets: Triple Slider – USD$20.00; All Day Slider – USD$50.00