Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
End June with a bang!  Celebrate this Friday through Sunday (and Canada Day) with everything from circus and markets to salmon festivals and busking.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Friday June 27th

 

Science World After Dark | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Science World (facebook)

Science World After Dark; 7:00PM @ Science World (1455 Quebec St),Vancouver
$25.50; 19+ only
Have a drink, mix, mingle and explore science like a kid—without the kids!  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Vancouver Circus School: Welcome To The Jungle; doors 7:30PM @ Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$ 38.50; other pricing in effect
Welcome to the jungle, where the Ring Masters will do away with their everyday, human facades and expose their inner beings.  These animals, creatures of lore, and tribes people won’t hold back; they’re not afraid to reveal the abrasive and uncivilized side of the jungle. Watch as they organize the chaos of their story into amazing displays of aerials, acrobatics, and other peculiarities of circus!

Vancouver International Jazz Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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2014 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival; times vary @ various locations around Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
With 1800 artists, 300 concerts, and 35 venues, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is Vancouver’s signature festival and British Columbia’s biggest music and arts presentation. Over twelve days, the world’s best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists perform at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city. Check the website for the many events that will be happening all over the city!

Canadian Multiculturalism Day Celebration; 11:30AM-3:30PM @ Vancouver Public Library Central Branch (350 W Georgia St), downtown Vancouver
Free
Celebrate Canada’s official Multiculturalism Day with a showcase of the ethnic diversity of our city!  Featuring live music, dance demonstrations, storytelling, and more.

Bard On The Beach - A Midsummer Night's Dream | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Photo Credit – David Blue – Bard On The Beach

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Langley Canada Day Celebrations; 9:00AM-5:00PM @ Willoughby Community Park (7888 200 St), Langley
Free admission
One of Metro Vancouver’s largest Canada Day celebrations.  Family activities, rides, main-stage entertainment, a car show, an assortment of ethnic foods, dog show, fireworks, pony rides and much more are all on the menu for this fun-filled, 4 day event!  On through July 1.

Shipyards Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Shipyards Night Market; 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Shipyards Plaza (15 Wallace Mews), North Vancouver
Free admission
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. On every Friday Night through September 26, featuring local products, showcasing BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers.

Wicked; 8:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$56.15-180.90
The untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. On through June 29.

Cirque du Soleil - TOTEM | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM; times vary @ The Big White Top, Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
$50+, other pricing in effect; VIP packages available
A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. TOTEM traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. On select days through July 6; use Tickets Tonight‘s promo code TT10 online for a discount!

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beard candy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

Richmond Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

Comics on Comics; 9:00PM-11:00PM @ Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main St), Vancouver
$10 at the door
Vancouver comedians tear through old, awful and forgotten comic books at Hot Art Wet City!  Hosted by Brent Constantine, the panel features Andrew MacLachlan, Brad Dorion, Stuart Jones, Alex Sparling, Shane McLean, and Warren Bates. Watch as they make fun of terrible comic books, live, on stage.

 

 


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Saturday June 28th

 

Sunwave Electronic Music & BBQ Opening Party; 6:00PM @ Koerner’s Secret Garden (6371 Crescent Rd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
$15
Vancouver’s first sunny outdoor electronic music special, with performing DJ’s from all over the world.  The venue includes a five-star selection of food served fresh by a team of chef with a  wide array of BBQ delights, full-bar, organic drink specials and lots of awesome people.  This event is the first of 6 events happening this summer, twice a month till September 13.  Share in a one of a kind experience of Vancouver culture.

Salmon Celebration Trout Lake Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Salmon Celebration; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ Trout Lake Farmers Market, John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
Free admission
Don’t miss out on the fresh sockeye at Trout Lake Farmers Market – the first time EVER you can pick it up fresh at Vancouver’s farmers markets.  We know what you’re having for dinner…

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

Vancouver Busker Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Busker Fest (facebook)

3rd Annual Vancouver Busker Fest; 11:00AM-10:00PM @ 600-800 block, Granville St, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Come out to see international, national and local street performers join forces to deliver moments of mass happiness at the third annual busker festival! Prepare to laugh, cheer and forget about your worries.  On through June 29.  Part of VIVA Vancouver.

VECTOR Field Day; 11:00AM June 28-2:00PM June 29 @ Queen Elizabeth Park (4600 Cambie St, entrance at W 37th Ave at Cambie), Vancouver
Free
Bring your family, pets, and friends for the annual 24-hour international amateur radio event, where you can talk to amateur radio operators around the globe.

Bard On The Beach - The Tempest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Tempest – Photo Credit – David Blue – Bard on the Beach | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Wicked; 2:00PM & 8:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$56.15-180.90
The untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. On through June 29.

Harlequin Hypnosis Show | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Harlequin Hypnosis Show

Harlequin Hypnosis Show; 7:30PM-9:30PM @ Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$25
A hilarious night of comedy, costume and theatrical adventure.  Come dressed in your steampunk best.  More info at the link!

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM; times vary @ The Big White Top, Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
$50+, other pricing in effect; VIP packages available
A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. TOTEM traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. On select days through July 6; use Tickets Tonight‘s special promo code TT10 for an exclusive discount!

Lonsdale Quay | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Lonsdale Quay (facebook)

SummerFest 2014; 12:00PM-4:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Ct), North Vancouver
Free admission
SummerFest is back!  Bring the whole family for zumba, face painting, balloon designs, mehndi and henna tattoos, dance demos, interactive dance lessons, and live concerts.  On through August 31.  This week’s music feature: Les is More (jazz and vintage blues).

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beard candy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

UBC Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – UBC Farmers Market

UBC Farmers’ Market, 9:00AM-1:00PM @ UBC Farm (3461 Ross Drive), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market
; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ East Blvd (between W 37th & 41st Ave), Vancouver
West End Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ 1100 block Comox St, across from Nelson Park, West End, downtown Vancouver
Burnaby Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ North Parking Lot at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway), Burnaby
River District Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8683 Kerr St, Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Court), North Vancouver
Trout Lake Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets every Saturday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Wu-Tang Clan | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Wu-Tang Clan (facebook)

Wu-Tang Clan; doors 7:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$65-150
Wu-Tang Clan are touring in support of their forthcoming final LP A Better Tomorrow, and performing tracks from their legendary 20 year catalog of hits.

Vancouver Latin Week: Salsa Cruise; boarding 8:30PM @ Salsa Cruises (501 Denman St)
$31.75
Kick off the week with Latincouver fans at the opening party aboard the sensational salsa cruise by SalsaCruises.com.  Latin vibes, music and cuisine!  Get tickets from Tickets Tonight.

Langley Canada Day | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Langley Canada Day

Langley Canada Day Celebrations; 9:00AM-5:00PM @ Willoughby Community Park (7888 200 St), Langley
Free admission
One of Metro Vancouver’s largest Canada Day celebrations.  Family activities, rides, main-stage entertainment, a car show, an assortment of ethnic foods, dog show, fireworks, pony rides and much more are all on the menu for this fun-filled, 4 day event!  On through July 1.

2014 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival; times vary @ various locations around Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
With 1800 artists, 300 concerts, and 35 venues, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is Vancouver’s signature festival and British Columbia’s biggest music and arts presentation. Over twelve days, the world’s best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists perform at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city. Check the website for the many events that will be happening all over the city!

 


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Sunday June 29th

 

Food Cart Fest; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ 215 W 1st Ave (between Cambie St Bridge & Olympic Village), False Creek, Vancouver
Free admission with a non-perishable food donation to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
A gathering of over 20 of the city’s most delicious food carts!  Food, fun, and sun complemented by community markets, live music, DJs, craft food vendors, kids activities, ping pong, urban gardening, and more.  Check the link for details.

Science World Family Science  Program | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Science World

Family Science Program & International Mud Day; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Science World (1455 Quebec St), Vancouver
Free
Bring the family to Science World for free, hands-on science programming.  Discover a new theme each month and explore activities that you can try out at home for your own Family Science Nights! This month’s theme: water.  Also, don’t miss out on a fun hands-on mud experience for International Mud Day!  Get special priced tickets from Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.

4th Annual Ships to Shore Steveston; 11:00AM-6:00PM @ Britannia Shipyards, Richmond
Free admission
The annual Ships to Shore brings in a fleet of tall ships to Richmond. More than a dozen ships will be on display, including the majestic HMCS Oriole, the Canadian Navy’s sailing training vessel and longest-serving commissioned ship, historic schooners Adventuress and Zodiac, and two of the Navy’s Orca patrol ships.  Relive the days where Richmond’s Steveston Village was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing ships from around the world.  On through July 1.

Vancouver Busker Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Busker Fest (facebook)

3rd Annual Vancouver Busker Fest; 11:00AM-10:00PM @ 600-800 block, Granville St, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Come out to see international, national and local street performers join forces to deliver moments of mass happiness at the third annual busker festival! Prepare to laugh, cheer and forget about your worries.  On through June 29.  Part of VIVA Vancouver.

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM; times vary @ The Big White Top, Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
$50+, other pricing in effect; VIP packages available
A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. TOTEM traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. On select days through July 6; use Tickets Tonight‘s promo code TT10 online for a discount!

VECTOR Field Day | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – VECTOR Field Day

VECTOR Field Day; 11:00AM June 28-2:00PM June 29 @ Queen Elizabeth Park (4600 Cambie St, entrance at W 37th Ave at Cambie), Vancouver
Free
Bring your family, pets, and friends for the annual 24-hour international amateur radio event, where you can talk to amateur radio operators around the globe.

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Birds of a feather | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Barn swallow nestlings in a mud nest – Photo Credit – Erika Hyde

Birds Of A Feather: International Mud Day; 9:00AM-11:00AM @ Stanley Park Nature House (Lost Lagoon, under viewing plaza at north end of Alberni St), downtown Vancouver
By donation
Celebrate International Mud Day with the birds!  From building materials for swallow nests to a sloppy substrate for snipe meals, mud plays an important role in the lives of birds in Stanley Park.  Take a two-hour easy walking exploration to learn about bird identification and behaviour.

Langley Canada Day Celebrations; 9:00AM-5:00PM @ Willoughby Community Park (7888 200 St), Langley
Free admission
One of Metro Vancouver’s largest Canada Day celebrations.  Family activities, rides, main-stage entertainment, a car show, an assortment of ethnic foods, dog show, fireworks, pony rides and much more are all on the menu for this fun-filled, 4 day event!  On through July 1.

Wicked | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Wicked (Broadway Across Canada)

Wicked; 2:00PM & 7:30PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$56.15-180.90
The untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. On through June 29.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

International Summer Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – VanCityBuzz

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beard candy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

SummerFest 2014; 12:00PM-4:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Ct), North Vancouver
Free admission
SummerFest is back!  Bring the whole family for zumba, face painting, balloon designs, mehndi and henna tattoos, dance demos, interactive dance lessons, and live concerts.  On through August 31.  This week’s music feature: Les is More (jazz and vintage blues).

Kitsilano Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Kitsilano Farmers Market – Photo Credit – supervancouver

Ambleside Farmers Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
Kitsilano Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2690 Larch St at W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Coquitlam Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St at Winslow Ave), Coquitlam
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the market every Sunday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Vancouver Canadians | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Canadians (facebook)

Vancouver Canadians vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes: A&W Family Fun Sunday; 5:05PM @ Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St), Vancouver
$12.50-22
With the sun shining and the Boys of Summer back in town, don’t miss the Canadians’ first A&W Family Fun Sunday of the season as they host the Volcanoes. The first 1,000 kids 12 and under will receive a Canadians Championship Pennant courtesy of A&W.  Check the website for more.

2014 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival; times vary @ various locations around Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
With 1800 artists, 300 concerts, and 35 venues, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is Vancouver’s signature festival and British Columbia’s biggest music and arts presentation. Over twelve days, the world’s best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists perform at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city. Check the website for the many events that will be happening all over the city!

 

 


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Tuesday July 1st (Canada Day)

 

Canada Day at Canada Place | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Canada Day 2013 – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (instagram)

27th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place; 10:00AM-6:00PM @ Canada Place (999 Canada Place Way), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
The biggest Canada Day celebration outside the nation’s capital!  Enjoy a wide variety of live performances, breathtaking exhibits, and interactive displays at the Waterfront Party.  Don’t miss the West Coast Lumberjack Show, Salty’s Market, live performances at the Celebration Stage, and the fireworks at 10:30PM!  The parade starts at 7PM; full schedule on the website.

Urban Reef Opening Day; daily @ 800 block, Robson St, downtown Vancouver
Free
Urban Reef is a sculpture that invites people to sit, relax, and play.  The shape is a series of sections that morph into one another to create a dynamic form that sparks curiosity and invites exploration. The design was created a team of local architects, designers and carpenters.  Urban Reef will be accessible from Canada Day (July 1) through Labour Day long weekend (September 1).

Vancouver Convention Centre West Open House | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Open House at Vancouver Convention Centre West; 10:00AM-6:00PM @ VCC West 1055 Canada Place Way, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Explore the world’s first LEED® Platinum certified convention centre that just celebrated its 5th anniversary, learn about the many “unconventional” features, and participate in fun family activities.  The Olympic Cauldron will be lit from 7PM-10:25PM; make sure you’re around to sing the national anthem at 7PM!

Langley Canada Day Celebrations; 11:00AM-11:00PM @ Willoughby Community Park (7888 200 St), Langley
Free admission
One of Metro Vancouver’s largest Canada Day celebrations.  Family activities, rides, main-stage entertainment, a car show, an assortment of ethnic foods, dog show, fireworks, pony rides and much more are all on the menu for this fun-filled, 4 day event!  Don’t miss the fireworks tonight at 10PM.

Steveston Salmon Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Salmon Bake – Photo Credit – ededition.com

69th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival; 6:30AM-5:00PM @ Steveston Village (4111 Moncton St), Richmond
Free admission
Canada’s biggest little birthday party celebrates Canada’s 147th birthday with the famous salmon bake and Canada Day Parade at 10AM!  Start your day early with a pancake breakfast, check out the NASCAR Showcar Tour and Salmon Festival Car Show, and see if you can imitate the martial arts experts’ demos.  Also, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is offering free admission all day, and there will be fireworks in the evening! Check the website for the full schedule.

Canada Day at Fort Langley; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave), Langley
Celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday at the site where British Columbia was born. Enjoy multicultural music, cake and ceremony at noon, and family activities.  Fort Langley’s celebration continues at the neighbouring museums: Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum.. see more at the link!

Ships To Shore 2014 | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – CTV

4th Annual Ships to Shore Steveston; 11:00AM-6:00PM @ Britannia Shipyards, Richmond
Free admission
The annual Ships to Shore brings in a fleet of tall ships to Richmond. More than a dozen ships will be on display, including the majestic HMCS Oriole, the Canadian Navy’s sailing training vessel and longest-serving commissioned ship, historic schooners Adventuress and Zodiac, and two of the Navy’s Orca patrol ships.  Relive the days where Richmond’s Steveston Village was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing ships from around the world.

Canada Day at Granville Island; times vary @ Granville Island, Vancouver
Free admission
Get your flags ready! With a parade, free jazz performances, face painting, roving characters, tattoos, a parade, and more, this is a birthday bash that everyone can enjoy! Click the link for the full event schedule.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver International Jazz Festival (facebook)

2014 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival; times vary @ various locations around Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
With 1800 artists, 300 concerts, and 35 venues, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is Vancouver’s signature festival and British Columbia’s biggest music and arts presentation. Over twelve days, the world’s best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists perform at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city.  Don’t miss the last day of this year’s festival!

 

 


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