Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Start planning your weekend of fun, relaxation, and sunshine!  Here’s a roundup of events happening all over Metro Vancouver this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Top 5 Free August Long Weekend Events in Vancouver

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It’s hot and sunny. The city is in party mode and beaches are packed with bronzed bodies.  August Long Weekend is finally here.

This is one of the liveliest weekends of the year in Vancouver, with dozens of festivals and events (Our blogger Taraneh picks out the best of the bunch here).  But what if you’re looking to celebrate on a budget?

Look no further.  Here are my picks for the top 5 free August Long Weekend events (Got more suggestions?  Please share ‘em below). 

  • Free Wooden Roller Coaster at the PNE, Friday, Aug. 3:  Do you love roller coasters and also love to get up really early?  You’re in luck.  In honour of B.C. Day, Playland at the PNE is giving away free Wooden Roller Coaster rides this Friday from 6 a.m.-9 a.m.  If you’ve never been on their classic coaster, get ready for thrills: the rickety old monster might just be one of the scariest rides in the country.

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Top 5 Free August Long Weekend Events in Vancouver

The Hills Are Alive With the Sounds and Smells of Spring

The following article was submitted by Tourism Vancouver Marketing Services staffer, Krista Edwardson.

If you are looking for some R&R over the weekend, Whistler serves up some luxurious options for the visitor seeking the ultimate unwind. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, defines mountain luxury. With unsurpassed guest services, resort amenities, restaurants, and an award-winning golf course, there really is no reason to leave the resort.

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The Hills Are Alive With the Sounds and Smells of Spring