Vancouver Mural Festival's best of the neighbourhood: River District

Aug 28 2020, 4:19 pm

The Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) is well into its 2020 celebration, and this year, it can be experienced in more neighbourhoods than ever.

From now until September 7, artists will paint and unveil more than 60 murals in nine different neighbourhoods — adding to the vast amount of art that already decorates Vancouver streets.

By expanding to more neighbourhoods and creating more murals than ever, VMF organizers are aiming to support local artists, communities, and businesses while inviting attendees to safely enjoy nearby neighbourhoods.

Here’s a look at where to go and what to see in River District:

Things to do

Play, stay, or relax in Town Centre

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Town Centre is River District’s community plaza where all the shops and services are located. Whether it’s coffee, sushi, or enjoying the tabletop games at the plaza, there’s plenty to explore.

Try one of Vancouver’s best burgers

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Romer’s has won awards for Vancouver’s best burger for four years. (Vancouver Mural Festival)

Romer’s has won an award for Vancouver’s best burger for four years running. Not only is it a chance to try one of the city’s finest burgers but their patio also offers phenomenal views of the river.

Take advantage of plenty of green spaces

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There are plenty of green spaces to enjoy in River District. (VMF)

There are lots of green spaces to enjoy a picnic or a playground. Driftwood Playground, Riverfront Park, and Kinross Park are the most frequented parks in the neighbourhood

Run or walk along the pier

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The pier at River District. (VMF)

Whether you’re starting your day or ending it, the pier and boardwalk is the perfect place to catch stunning views of tugboats along the river.

Bike or walk the Fraser Foreshore Trail

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The Fraser Foreshore Trail can be biked or walked. (VMF)

This trail is great for all skill levels and features gorgeous views of the Fraser River. Simply walk down River District Crossing and head east towards Burnaby. You may even spot a beaver!

Murals to see

David Camisa 

 

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Caitlin McDonagh

 

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Rory Doyle

 

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Alex J Fowkes 

 

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A total of 10 murals are being painted by local artists, including Fernanda Ribiero, Extra Crunchy, John Velten, Arty Guava, Ciele Beau, and Lukas Lundberg, who will reveal their work in the coming weeks.

To explore more than 250 murals in Vancouver, as well as the 10 new pieces in the River District, be sure to download the VMF Mobile App.

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of the 2020 Vancouver Mural Festival

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