Vancouver gives you plenty to do come sunset, laying on a varied and cosmopolitan blend of live music. Clubs are more adventurous than in many other Canadian cities, particularly those on and around Main St and Commercial Drive, in the city’s eastern half. Summer nightlife often takes to the streets, with outdoor bars and (to a certain extent) beaches becoming venues in their own right. The city also hosts a range of festivals, from jazz to theatre, and the performing arts are as widely available as you’d expect in a city as culturally dynamic as Vancouver. Comprehensive listings appear in the Georgia Straight (w straight.com), a free weekly published on Thursday and available across the city. Half-price and last-minute same-day tickets are available via “Tickets Tonight” (w ticketstonight.ca) at the main visitor centre at 200 Burrard St.

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