Eat, Dance, and Celebrate at Summer Cultural Festivals in Vancouver

Photo: Carnaval del Sol Main Stage

Vancouver’s diversity gets particularly showcased during the summer months when streets and parks come alive with festivities. The backdrop of mountains, forest, and ocean add unparalleled natural beauty to the city’s joyous cultural celebrations.

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Eat, Dance, and Celebrate at Summer Cultural Festivals in Vancouver

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2024 in Vancouver

Candace Campo from Talaysay Tours leads an Indigenous cultural tour in Stanley Park

Candace Campo from Talaysay Tours leads an Indigenous walking tour in Stanley Park. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 is a great opportunity to celebrate Indigenous culture and engage with reconciliation. Here’s where to find 2024 events around Vancouver.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2024 in Vancouver

Enjoy These Vancouver Beer, Wine & Cocktail Festivals Throughout Summer

VCBW, Photo: Rick Chung/YVArcade

Summer in Vancouver also means tons of fun outdoor beer, wine, spirits, and cocktail festivals where visitors can enjoy local and international drinks in a festival setting with good music, a lively atmosphere, and fun artisans while basking in the glow of the warm sun.
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Enjoy These Vancouver Beer, Wine & Cocktail Festivals Throughout Summer

How to Celebrate Canada Day 2024 in Vancouver

Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver

Photo: Destination Vancouver/Coast Mountain Photography

Each July 1st, Vancouverites celebrate Canada Day with community festivals, outdoor activities, fireworks, and more. Here’s what’s on for Canada Day 2024.

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How to Celebrate Canada Day 2024 in Vancouver

Rock Out to Billy Idol and The Rolling Stones Coming This Summer

Mick Jagger, Photo: The Rolling Stones

Classic rock fans are gearing up for the chance to see two of their favourite old school rockers, Billy Idol and The Rolling Stones, live in concert when they come to town this summer. Vancouver is already a premier destination for big concerts, so prepare for an electric atmosphere when they both visit on their huge tours.

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Rock Out to Billy Idol and The Rolling Stones Coming This Summer

Exciting Vancouver Exhibitions to Check Out This Summer

Photo: Detailed exterior view of the Great Hall at the Museum of Anthropology at
UBC as seismic upgrades near completion, April 2024. Photo by Brannen
Bell.

Vancouver’s rich cultural diversity has contributed to a thriving arts and culture landscape, with artists expressing themselves in innovative and powerful ways. This summer, galleries, museums, and gardens are presenting incredible exhibitions that showcase the exciting work and cultures of this city’s communities, including both traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultures.

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Exciting Vancouver Exhibitions to Check Out This Summer

Explore Vancouver’s Beaches This Summer

A woman walking on a log at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver

Spanish Banks Beach. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Hubert Kang

One of the best parts of summer in Vancouver is beach season. With stretches of sand downtown, on remote coastlines, and everything in between, there’s a beach for everyone.

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Explore Vancouver’s Beaches This Summer