10 things to do in Vancouver during meowfest weekend

I’m totally not biased, but Vancouver is basically the puurrfect location for the Canadian West Coast’s first cat festival. Not only do we have the city and the ocean, but also an abundance of lakes, forests and mountains—all within a walk or short transit ride between one another. The people are friendly, the sushi is cheap, and the summer temperatures are hot but not unbearable. 

I could keep bragging for days about how great Vancouver is, but if you’re an out-of-towner visiting for meowfest weekend, you’ll soon get the chance to see for yourself. Whether you’re a foodie, an outdoors enthusiast, an avid shopper or a total kid-at-heart, we have something (actually, a few things) for you. 

Find your puurrfect meowfest look

Fact: one of the best parts of any convention or festival is the opportunity to wear clothes you may not wear on a day-to-day basis. 

Luckily, with the ongoing trend of cat-themed apparel, finding the puurrfect outfit for meowfest will be far from difficult, no matter what your budget is. If you don’t know where to start, let our favourite cat artist, @aliasxana, provide you with some handy outfit inspiration in this adorable graphic.

Eat your way through meowfest 2018

What’s a festival without food? In addition to celebrity cats, speakers, entertainment, shopping and adoptable felines, meowfest visitors can look forward to the selection of mobile food options at the event. Whether you’re vegan or omnivorous, health-conscious or carb-happy, let these locally-owned food trucks give you a taste (literally) of what Vancouver has to offer. Wear your stretchiest pants, because you’ll be needing them!

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