Vancouver comes alive in the summer! The rain leaves us alone for a few weeks (if we are lucky) and we get to go out and actually enjoy the beauty and excitement that comes with living in the best city in Canada.
I know how difficult it can be to keep up with Vancouver life, and since we all suffer from serious FOMO I have found a way to help you organize your life and take advantage of some of of the best apps Vancouver has to offer its locals!
Some of these apps are absolutely necessary for living in Vancouver and others are just insanely awesome and convenient! So hit the app store and check out some of these 14 awesome apps that will help you master life in Vancouver this summer.
TransLink App – Free
This free app has everything you need to know about Vancouver transit. If you use transit in your everyday life, this app will be a lifesaver! With schedules for buses, Skytrain, Canada Line, Seabus and the West Coast Express you will always be on time for your busy day!
Vancouver Street Food App – Free
In my opinion, one of the best Vancouver apps you can download for your smart phone! Keep up with all of your favourite street food venders with this amazing app that gives you up to the minute information about everything from their current locations to the hours of operation!
Vancouver Tap App – Free
Never pay $4 for a bottle of water again. This free app is a great way to find free ways to fill up your water bottle. Now that the sun is finally out these places will come in extremely handy this summer!
Go Play Golf! – Free
If you are a golf enthusist you're going to want to download this app right now. With details of over 30 gold courses all over BC, you'll stay up to date with everything from the current weather to any special deals the courses are offering on games!
Zoro Taxi Service - Free
Vancouver Taxi's are the absolute most unreliable service in Vancouver, but without the option to Uber, its all we really have. Similar to Uber in that you actually use the app to call a cab to your location. The app will give you an estimated fare amount for your destination and even allows you to chose the type of car you need. The app will allow you to track the cab and also gives you the vehicle number for the cab so you know when it will arrive to pick you up.
iParks Explorer App – Free
If you are an avid explorer and love the great outdoors, this will be your ultimate summer app. A mobile guide to Greater Vancouver's 11 regional parks! Plan you next hike or day trip with this free app!
Wine Tripper B.C. – $2.99
Explore some of the most amazing wineries in BC with this amazing smart phone app! Information about each winery is easily displayed in the app. From the hours to a map of each winery by location, winos will love this app!
This app really isn't just for tourists. Its a great app for locals who want to really enjoy their city! It's got all the info you need for Vancouver's top attractions and events happening around the city.
Bard on the Beach iPhone App – Free
If you're a Bard on the Beach fan, you need this app. You can do everything with this app: buy tickets, get info on plays, watch videos and podcasts and our course, the schedule for all the shows happening this year!
Developed by the B.C. government and HealthLinkBC, this free app helps Vancouverites find all kinds of medical services including hospitals, walk-in clinics, after-hours pharmacies and much more. The app also provides up-to-date Health Alerts posted by HealthLinkBC.
Go Parking Website - Free
This actually isn't even an app, so its accessible to all web-enable devises. If you are an avid driver on the streets of Vancouver, this site will help you find free parking spots in Vancouver, BC.
We Heart Local App - Free
If you love to support local and you are a huge foodie, this app will be tour best friend. Developed by the BC Dairy Farmers Association, this free app helps you find places to buy and eat food that is locally-grown and locally-harvested.
Nightbound App - Free
If you love to party, but hate to wait in line only to find out that there is literally no one in the club, this is the app for you. Designed by local Vancouverites to help you navigate Vancouver's nightlife by giving you real-time info about what is happening inside the club. the app includes information on how big the crowd is AND shows you the gender ratio! It also gives you access to free drinks from partnered night clubs!
Canucks App - Free
Canucks fans rejoice! This is the ultimate Canucks fan app! With access to exclusive new, features, message boards and all kinds of photos of videos to keep you up to date with your favourite Canadian hockey team .
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