10 “Must Do” Summer Activities for Labour Day Weekend 2011

Beaches, water parks, outdoor concerts, summer night markets–Have you “done” everything on your summer-in-Vancouver to-do list?

Labour Day (September 5) is the traditional end-of-summer, which means the long Labour Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity—and, in some cases, last chance—to do those quintessential Vancouver summer activities we all love—and might not get a chance to do again until next year.

10 “Must-Do” Vancouver Summer Activities for Labour Day Weekend 2011

  1. The Fair at the PNE – If you haven’t been to this Vancouver summer favourite, Labour Day weekend is your last chance: September 5 is the Fair’s last day. The Fair can be expensive, so use Remy’s Guide to PNE Discounts & Freebies to get ideas for saving money. Remember: Ride passes are discounted after 5pm and admission after 9pm is just $5 (and will still let you enjoy the free nightly concerts).
  2. Let the kids run wild at the free Granville Island Water Park; it closes September 5, 2011.
  3. Head to an Asian-style night market: the enormous Summer Night Market in Richmond or the vibrant Vancouver Chinatown Night Market.
  4. Friday, September 2, is the last night of the summer outdoor concert series Enchanted Evenings at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
  5. Head to the beach! (Surely this one goes without saying!)
  6. Try the wasabi gelato—or any of the wacky 200+ flavours—at Vancouver’s most-unique gelateria, La Casa Gelato.
  7. Kayak Deep Cove.
  8. Swim in fabulous Kits Pool– Canada’s longest salt-water pool.
  9. Dine outdoors: Patio Dining in Vancouver.
  10. Go Camping: Pitching a Tent Near Vancouver.

Have more “must-do” Vancouver summer activities that shouldn’t be missed before the season ends? Please add to the list in the comments!

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  1. Iz

    There’s the Taiwan Festival by the Vancouver Art Gallery. http://taiwanfest.ca/2011/vancouver/where