8 Vancouver Apps for Summer


Thursday, June 26th, 2014 — 10:44am PST
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It’s easy to get out and about in Metro Vancouver especially when the sun is shining and we have so many amazing destinations for playing, resting, hiking, and soaking the season in at the beach. You don’t need to fully disconnect to have a good time and the mobile phone in your pocket can actually lead you to more refreshment, activities, and fun. Here are just a few of my picks for “must have” apps in the 604 this summer.

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Vancouver Parks Golf

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Cost: Free
Device: iPhone and Android
Features: The VanGolf App to enhances your golf experience at Vancouver gold courses Langara Golf Course, McCleery Golf Course, and Fraserview Golf Course. The app includes an interactive scorecard, golf games (Skins, Stableford, Par, Stroke Scoring), GPS, golfer profiles with auto stats tracking, hole descriptions and playing tips, you can book tee times, do a course tour and more.

Swim Guide by Fraser Riverkeeper

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Cost: Free
Device: iPhone and Android
Features: Find the best swimming water in the region with Fraser Riverkeeper’s Swim guide app. You can use it around Vancouver, across Canada, and across the USA to find the and report the best swimming water conditions.

Tap Map Water Fountain Finder

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Cost: Free
Device: iPhone
Features: Developed by Metro Vancouver, you can easily locate water fountains and places to get a drink or refill your bottle with our region’s fresh drinking water.

iParks Navigator

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Cost: Free
Device: iPhone
Features: Another app from Metro Vancouver, this one features park locations and amenities so that you can plan the perfect picnic, walk, playground or splash park outing with the family.

Vancouver Fireworks App

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Cost: Free
Device: iPhone and Android
Features: The world’s largest offshore fireworks competition, the Honda Celebration of Light, has its own app so you can find vendors on the beaches, listen to the music soundtrack, get performance schedules, vote on the fireworks, and more July 26th, July 30th, and August 2nd.

Street Food Vancouver App

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Cost: Free
Device: iPhone and Android
Features: Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner outside using the Street Food Vancouver App to find who is open, where they are located, and what delicious curb-side treats they’re serving up.

Grouse Grind App

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Cost: Free
Device: iPhone
Features: Enjoy “Nature’s Stairmaster”, the world famous Grouse Grind using a new app developed for Grouse Mountain. Track your time, see the route, keep up with friends.

Next Bus

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Cost: Free
Device: Any mobile (web-based)
Features: Leave the car at home this summer! Next Bus is the simplest of tools to help you find out when the next bus will arrive at your stop. Type in the stop number or the route number, and get a live GPS map showing you exactly where buses are in the city.

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4 comments

  1. Stephen Rees says:

    What a shame that Metro Vancouver didn’t think that Android users would also drink water. Or want to use their parks.

  2. MJ Ankenman says:

    Great post. Will download a bunch of those.

  3. Didn’t notice a taxi app on your list.

    Here’s an app that’ll grab you a taxi ANYWHERE in the lower mainland — it’s the only taxi app you need.

    http://zoroapp.com

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