Being self-isolated is about to sound a whole lot sweeter. Thanks to the staff at Canoe Brewpub in Victoria, a Quarantunes playlist on Spotify was created that features only local artists. Who says you can’t have a dance party while alone at your house? Literally no one. 

Self-isolating doesn’t have to mean limiting yourself to movies and binge-watching The Office for the hundredth time. Although fun, it’s time to switch things up a bit. 

Music is a great way to help improve your day and mental state. 

If you find your most liked songs on Spotify are getting a little old, we have the perfect solution for you. 

Canoe Brewpub in Victoria is a huge supporter of local bands. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down a lot of non-essential retailers, including themselves, the employees have come up with the best idea. 

Brilliantly incorporating a pun on quarantine, the local brewpub started Victoria Quarentunes. 

Available on Spotify, this completely hand-curated list features all local artists and we have to admit, it slaps. 

Since the pandemic has resulted in countless cancellations for performers and artists, the employees saw a need to support local ones where they still could in a safe environment.

By creating this playlist, local bands and solo acts will be paid during a time when people are being laid off. Every penny truly counts in this time of need.

Available right now through the Spotify app, the playlist currently has 92 songs. More songs are being added as time goes on so be sure to revisit the playlist often. 

Along with rotating the playlist, employees are asking people to consider donating to these musicians and purchasing their merch as live shows have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. 

If anything, this self-isolation has resulted in people coming up with some good puns. Even Michael Bublé sent a message from Vancouver telling everyone to stay home and “drink Quarantinis.” 

But Victoria isn’t the only B.C. city getting creative during this time. 

The Vancouver Aquarium has a bunch of live cams set up and they are to die for.

You can literally sit in bed and feel no FOMO at all as you watch the resident otters, penguins, and jellyfish play around in their habitats. 

When you’re done with that, you can hit up the virtual tour of the Vancouver art gallery. 

If you have the need to get up and get active, a Vancouver studio is also offering free classes to help you work out at home.

In a time that can seem grim, communities are coming together to support one another. 

Quarantunes

Price: Free

Why You Need To Listen: Your playlist could probably use a little sprucing up so why not try out these local bands? Who knows, you may become one band's #1 fan. 


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