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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!
Sticking around this weekend? You can still have a mini adventure and make it home in time for dinner. From hiking and swimming to berry picking, museums and Labour Day festivities, there’s no shortage of outdoorsy, end-of summer day trips for the intrepid Vancouver family.
Here are five day trip ideas all within a 90 minute (or less) drive from downtown. Have one to add? Help out by commenting. Continue reading:
5 Day Trips for the Labour Day Long Weekend
How many people can you serve with 1,200 pounds of wild salmon? On Canada Day July 1, chefs at Steveston’s annual Salmon Festival Barbecue will prepare 2,300 plates of fresh sockeye expertly cooked over open alder wood fire pits.
Steveston knows fish. Referred to as Salmonopolis and home to the “Monster” Gulf of Georgia Cannery, a national historic site, this scenic West Coast fishing community is just a 20-minute drive south of Vancouver. It’s a perfect day trip for canny Canada Day celebrants looking to get out of town, without traveling too far.
Although the Steveston Salmon Barbecue steals the spotlight, it’s just one part of the family-friendly Steveston Salmon Festival, “Canada’s biggest little birthday party.” Continue reading:
Steveston Salmon Festival: Steveston Barbecues 1,200 Pounds of Wild Salmon for Canada Day