Locals and tourists alike checked out Picnurbia, a pop-up, artificial beach put up by the city and design firm Loose Affiliates on Robson Street on Wednesday. Children shrieked and laughed as they rolled around on the yellow turf and raced each other down the undulating platform. Others kicked off their shoes, lounged on their backs below the white umbrellas or enjoyed their lunches on the benches. 'It's nice to have something a little more artistic in the city,' said Bobbie Charette as she munched on a taco picked up from a nearby food truck. 'It's almost European in a way because it's not the norm and it's interactive and opened to everybody.'