A warm breeze, a light meal, and a blanket to roll around on for a little while: Could there be any date concept more simple and perfect than a picnic? The catch, for some dudes, however, is the prep. In case a baguette and cheese don’t cut it (and really, they should), we’ve compiled, for you, the lazy man’s guide to picnics in Vancouver.
The pristine lawn surrounding the Museum of Vancouver offers highbrow picnicking – and an obvious backup plan, if you get bored. Stop at the new Ploger Delikatessen for pork schnitzel on a bun and some apple strudel. 1900 West 1st Ave., 604-569-1848.
Bird lovers flock here, but it’s also a terrific destination for a bike ride, kayaking or a stroll. A pristine oceanside setting calls for super fresh sushi, courtesy of Go Go Sushi. 4855 Delta St., 604-940-3323.
Pacific Spirit Park
Avoid the crowds of Spanish Banks and head to Pacific Spirit Park for a hike through the temperate rainforest. Finish with a Mediterranean spread – think antipasti, tapenade, cheese, baguettes, dessert and fruit – from Provence. 4473 West 10th St., 604-222-1980.
Hit West Vancouver’s Sandy Cove at low tide for secluded beach-combing. Stop at Whole Foods, in Park Royal, for the fireworks picnic menu, which includes spinach orzo pasta and delectable potato salad. 925 Main St., 604-678-0500.
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