Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
It’s Family Day weekend!  Olympic viewing parties, lanterns, theatre, art, photography, food… So much to do, so little time.  Read on for our top picks for events happening around this special weekend in Metro Vancouver Friday through Monday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

Six concerts in Vancouver this weekend

!!! at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, June 4 2013. The band returns to the venue with Ra Ra Riot this weekend. Photo credit: Kirk Chantraine.

!!! at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, June 4 2013. The band returns to the venue with Ra Ra Riot this weekend. Photo credit: Kirk Chantraine.

Each year around this time, Vancouver sees a flurry of shows. One of the main reasons is that our dear neighbour to the south, Seattle, hosts one of the best music and arts festivals in North America each and every Labour Day long weekend. And for those of us who can’t or don’t make it down, many of the bands do us the favour of crossing the border to play Vancouver. This year is no exception, as alt-rock faves like Deerhunter, the Breeders and !!! (pronounced “chk-chk-chk”) all make the journey. Here’s a look at those and some other shows happening Aug. 30 – Sept. 2.

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Six concerts in Vancouver this weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend
Ready for an amazing BC Day long weekend of fireworks, music, Pride, and festivals?  Here’s a roundup of events happening all over Metro Vancouver this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holiday Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Swim! Outdoor Pools Open Today in Vancouver

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It’s that time of year again -  time to officially trade those toques and jackets for beach towels and flip-flops.

Several of Vancouver’s outdoor pools open today, just in time to take advantage of the May Long Weekend.  The Kitsilano, Second Beach, New Brighton and Hillcrest outdoor pools all open for business May 19.

And though the weather might not be exactly balmy yet, don’t worry: All the pools are heated.   So which is the right pool for you?  Continue reading:
Swim! Outdoor Pools Open Today in Vancouver

Top 5 Victoria Day Long Weekend Daytrips from Vancouver

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Planning a staycation for this Victoria Day Long Weekend?  Don’t worry – You can still get out of the city, soak up B.C.’s natural splendours and be home in time for dinner.

Here are five long weekend daytrip ideas.  All of these options are within a 90-minute drive of downtown Vancouver and emphasize the great outdoors.  Got more ideas?  Please comment below.

  • Whytecliff Park: This 15-hectare waterfront park in Horseshoe Bay is only 30-45 minutes from the concrete jungles of downtown Vancouver.  It features a small, sandy beach, cliffs plunging dramatically to the brisk waters of Howe Sound and even a little island you can swim to that sits just offshore.  For families, there’s a large grassy picnic area with changing rooms.

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Top 5 Victoria Day Long Weekend Daytrips from Vancouver