Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of community block parties and music events this Friday through Sunday!  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend… and aye, don’t forget it’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Friday!

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New Forms Festival 2014 | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – New Forms Festival (facebook)

New Forms Festival 2014; September 18 – September 21 @ Science World (1455 Quebec St), Vancouver
Some free events; night passes $25-80; full festival passes $125
Through promoting collaborations between Canadian artists, international artists, and those working in the technology sector, NFF facilitates in the production, display and growth of new media, music, film, installation, and performance art based practices. Since its inception, an integral element of the NFF is the recognition of independent and groundbreaking artists, and those contributing to a broader understanding on new genres of art making.  Check the website for the full event schedule!


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Friday September 19th

Cellar Jazz Society From New York City - George Cables Trio | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Cellar Jazz Society From New York City: George Cables Trio; 8:00PM-10:30PM @ Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$30; other pricing in effect
George Cables belongs in the pantheon of great jazz pianists.  Over the course of his 50-year career, Cables has consistently brought his singular melodic style and exquisite touch to live performances and recordings.  Never flashy but always tasteful and hip, Cables is the quintessential rhythm section player who’s also an expressive soloist.  Featuring Victor Lewis on drums and Chuck Deardorf on bass.

Kyle Bottom’s Comedy Bucket; doors 9:00PM @ Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main St at E 6th Ave), Vancouver
$5 advance, $10 at the door
The only show in town where comedians are guaranteed to talk about what’s on your mind.  Everyone who attends this show will receive a slip of paper, on which they can write anything, anonymously.  Straight into the bucket it goes and what comes out is comedy gold… hopefully.  A talented crew of jokers will attempt to perform comedic alchemy, right before your very eyes.  Write it down and see what happens!

Il Mercato - Italian Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Italian Cultural Centre

Il Mercato: Italian Night Market; 3:00PM-7:00PM @ Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre (E 12th Ave & Slocan St), Vancouver
Free admission
Vancouver’s first Italian Night Market starts today!  Don’t miss the fresh local produce, local artisans’ handmade products, live music, Italian focused demonstrations, and delicious food!  Tonight: Learn to make homemade pasta at 4PM & 6PM.  On every third Friday of the month from August through November.

N4M Pre-Release Blast; 3:30PM-6:00PM & 6:30PM-11:00PM @ Vancouver Community College (1155 E Broadway), Vancouver
Free
Free concert in the Vancouver Community College featuring VCC music students, faculty, and alumni.  There will also have raffles for great music prizes!  More info at the link.

Museum of Vancouver | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Museum of Vancouver – Photo Credit – Paul Antony Carr for MOV (facebook)

Museum of Vancouver: Why I Design; 8:00PM-11:30PM @ Museum of Vancouver
$16 advance, $18 at the door; other pricing in effect
Explore and celebrate innovation in action.  30+ designers, live, in concert and stationed throughout the museum’s galleries, discuss their work during the evening as part of Vancouver Design Week.  More details at the link.

8th Annual Boat Show At The Creek; 12:00PM-6:00PM @ Moquito Creek Marina (415 West Esplanade), North Vancouver
$12; children 12 and under free
Boating is all about bringing friends and family together to have fun.  In addition to the great buying opportunities, there will also be free boating seminars, sea trials and demonstrations, and the largest selection of sail and power boats on display at Vancouver’s largest floating boat show.  On through September 21.  More details at the link!

Reflections at The Vancouver Lookout | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Reflections Vancouver (facebook)

Reflections at The Vancouver Lookout; 5:00PM-9:00PM @ Vancouver Lookout (555 W Hastings St), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
A collective of 30 up-and-coming artists studying illustration and graphic design at Capilano University has created a collection of paintings that celebrate the fresh, exciting and modern spirit of our city.  Enjoy their work in a unique setting with a 360° view of Vancouver as the backdrop.  Featuring live painting, refreshments, and no charge for admission!

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival – Last Weekend; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Vancouver Biennale | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Luis Fernando Peláez – Vancouver Biennale

Vancouver Biennale Artist Reception: Luis Fernando Peláez; 4:00PM-6:00PM @ Devonian Harbour Park (north foot of Gilford St), downtown Vancouver
Free
Don’t miss the unveiling of a major sculpture by world-renowned artist Luis Fernando Peláez.  Celebrate with one of Colombia’s greatest living masters on the occasion of his Canadian debut!

Shipyards Night Market; 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Shipyards Plaza (15 Wallace Mews), North Vancouver
Free admission
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. On every Friday Night through September 26, featuring local products, showcasing BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers.

Vancouver Design Week | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Design Week

Vancouver Design Week; times vary @ locations around Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
A 14 day long collection of events and programming, exploring the unique design ecosystem of our city.  Join the conversation and help shape Vancouver’s design future.  n through September 28.  Full event schedule on the website.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
$2.25 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

Playland | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – PNE/Playland (facebook)

Last Weekend At Playland; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ PNE Playland (2901 E Hastings St), Vancouver
$29.50 online, $32.50 at the gate; other pricing in effect
Playland is open for one final weekend of the season this Friday through Sunday.  Don’t miss your last chance to experience Vancouver’s best summer thrills while you still can!  PlayPasses include unlimited access to over 30 rides and attractions excluding Revelation, Drop Zone, Haunted Mansion, and Pacific Adventure Golf… check out the website for more!

4th Annual Cork & Keg Wine, Beer, and Food Festival; 7:00PM-10:00PM @ Cascades Casino Resort (20393 Fraser Hwy), Langley
$64.95; 19+ only
A showcase of local and international wines, craft and premium beer, Fraser Valley delicacies including local producers, restaurants and culinary artisans. Expect more than 300 different types of wine, beer and spirits — truly providing a little something for everyone.  Featuring an oyster bar, live entertainment, and all tastings included in the ticket price!  More info at the link.

Turning Point Ensemble | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Turning Point Ensemble (facebook)

Turning Point Ensemble: Imaginary Worlds; 8:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St at Dunsmuir), downtown Vancouver
$38; other pricing in effect
Music can imagine new worlds and evoke the spirit of other times. Experience the Viennese Kaiser Waltz by Strauss, arranged by Schoenberg, folk music of Korean street markets, Vancouver’s early Chinatown, the melancholy world of Canadian composer Claude Vivier, and the premiere of Le jour ma nuit by featured Tajik-Canadian composer Farangis Nurulla-Khoja.

Art In The Park; 3:00PM-6:00PM @ Dunbar Memorial Park West (4747 Dunbar St), Vancouver
Free
Celebrate environmental art in the harvest season!  Featuring live entertainment, arts and culture from the Gitxsan Nation, and the QE Bird Project.

Friends of the VPL | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Friends of the VPL

Friends of the VPL Fall Sidewalk Sale; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Central Library (350 W Georgia St), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Thousands of gently used books and comics go on sale through September 20.  There will be 800+ comics in the mix!  All books and comics are half-price on Saturday… check the site for the full list of books and comics available.

Vancouver Fashion Week SS15; 4:00PM-11:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Plaza (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
Show pass $30, day pass $75, week pass available; 19+ only
A diverse and innovative semi-annual fashion experience that features both established and emerging designers.  VFW thrivse on inviting and showcasing the most creative and dynamic talent in international award winning established and emerging designers from over 30 global fashion capitals.  On through September 21.


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Saturday September 20th

Iona Beach | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Jay Black – Georgia Straight

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: Iona Beach Regional Park; 10:00AM @ Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond
Free
Every year, tens of thousands of Canadians take action against shoreline litter by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.  Jointly led by the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, this initiative focuses on educating and empowering people to make a difference through community cleanup events.  Free shuttle to Iona Beach available from Templeton Canada Line Station between 8:30AM-1:00PM.  There’ll be lunch provided for volunteers.  More details at the link!

Our Fair Neighbour: A Local Goods, Crafts & Services Market; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ The Wise Hall (1882 Adanac St), Vancouver
Free admission
A market for the people by the people.  This market showcases amazing people in our city doing amazing things and aims to give makers and neighbours the opportunity to meet in a social community environment.  Click the link to see the list of vendors!

Vancouver Design Week | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Design Week

Vancouver Design Week; times vary @ locations around Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
A 14 day long collection of events and programming, exploring the unique design ecosystem of our city.  Join the conversation and help shape Vancouver’s design future.  n through September 28.  Full event schedule on the website.

Last Weekend At Playland; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ PNE Playland (2901 E Hastings St), Vancouver
$29.50 online, $32.50 at the gate; other pricing in effect
Playland is open for one final weekend of the season this Friday through Sunday.  Don’t miss your last chance to experience Vancouver’s best summer thrills while you still can!  PlayPasses include unlimited access to over 30 rides and attractions excluding Revelation, Drop Zone, Haunted Mansion, and Pacific Adventure Golf… check out the website for more!

Jack Poole Plaza | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Jack Poole Plaza – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

1 School 1 Day; 12:00PM-2:00PM @ Jack Poole Plaza (on Canada Place Way, btwn Thurlow St & Burrard St), downtown Vancouver
Single tickets $25, group of 5 $100
Join 1 School 1 Day for a group sweat (flow yoga, a little core, and a group run) followed by one delicious food truck styled lunch by our friends at Culver City Salads and The Juice Truck.  Simply reserve a spot for you and four of your closest friends.  With the purchase of a ticket, you’ll get your sweat on, eat well and help raise $15,000.00 for imagine1day.  Get sweaty, enjoy some delicious food and do good!

Friends of the VPL Fall Sidewalk Sale; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Central Library (350 W Georgia St), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Thousands of gently used books and comics go on sale through September 20.  There will be 800+ comics in the mix!  All books and comics are half-price on Saturday… check the site for the full list of books and comics available.

Urban Village Pop Up Patio Series | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Urban Village Movement (facebook)

Urban Village Pop Up Patio Series; 6:00PM @ secret location, somewhere in downtown Vancouver
$55
Do something different!  30-40 of your new friends will be treated to a full course meal at a unique outdoor location just outside the downtown core.  Come meet new people and try amazing food!

Vancouver Fashion Week SS15; 4:00PM-11:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Plaza (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
Show pass $30, day pass $75, week pass available; 19+ only
A diverse and innovative semi-annual fashion experience that features both established and emerging designers.  VFW thrivse on inviting and showcasing the most creative and dynamic talent in international award winning established and emerging designers from over 30 global fashion capitals.  On through September 21.

Olde Harvest Fair | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – City of Surrey

Olde Harvest Fair; 12:00PM-3:00PM @ Historic Stewart Farm (13723 Crescent Rd), Surrey
Admission by donation; bring a non-perishable food donation
Celebrate the harvest at the Historic Stewart Farm!  Be entertained by Surrey’s own re-enactment troupe, The Re-enactors, as they bring to life Surrey’s true stories during 1872 to 1945.  Tour the Farm’s heritage orchard to learn about historic apples, enjoy live music, play traditional harvest festival games and activities, tour the Farm’s new gardening exhibit, watch cider press and butter-making demos.. and lots more!

Weave A Forager’s Basket; 10:30AM-4:30PM @ Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate), Richmond
$40, other pricing in effect; 13+ only
Use invasive and indigenous plants harvested in Richmond to create a functional and beautiful woven object in one day!

Richmond Olympic Oval | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Football Kings Vancouver; 9:00AM-10:00PM @ Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Rd), Richmond
$50 registration
So you think you’re the best?  Prove it and register for this football/futsal tournament!  Over $5,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to rep Vancouver in the Continental Kings Tournament.

Youth Fest; 2:00PM-8:00PM @ Cloverdale Recreation Centre (6188 176 St), Surrey
Free
There’s something for everyone at Surrey’s largest celebration for youth!  Featuring interactive activities, live entertainment, obstacle courses, sumo wrestling, extreme sports, photo booths, onsite DH, giveaways, food truck, and more!  Check the website for the full day’s events.

Bard On The Beach - Midsummer Night's Dream | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Midsummer Night’s Dream – Photo Credit – David Blue – Bard On The Beach

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival -Last Day; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20. This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
$2.25 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

Earthdance | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Earthdance (facebook)

Earthdance; 12:00PM-7:00PM @ Prospect Point, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
By donation $10+
Earthdance is the world’s largest annual synchronized global music and dance event for peace.  The highlight of the Earthdance global event is the Prayer for Peace music track, played at the same moment at all locations.  Earthdance is aligned with the global United Nations Peace Day observance, held on September 21 each year.   This year, the theme for Earthdance is “Transformation”.

Steam Whistle Ultimate Oktoberfest Party; doors 8:00PM @ The Imperial (319 Main St), Vancouver
$15 advance; $20 at the door; 19+ only
Celebrate an authentic Oktoberfest celebration with Steam Whistle Brewing with an evening of traditional Bavarian food and entertainment. Come in costume for a chance to win prizes for best costume!

Kerrisdale Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Kerrisdale Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

UBC Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ UBC Farm (3461 Ross Drive), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ East Blvd (between W 37th & 41st Ave), Vancouver
Trout Lake Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
West End Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ 1100 block Comox St, across from Nelson Park, West End, downtown Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Court), North Vancouver
River District Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8683 Kerr St, Vancouver
Haney Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Memorial Peace Park (11900 224 St), Maple Ridge
Burnaby Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ North Parking Lot at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway), Burnaby
Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ St. Andrews Historic Church
(9025 Glover Rd), Langley
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets every Saturday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Wesbrook Village Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Discover Wesbrook

4th Annual Wesbrook Village Festival; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Wesbrook Village (3378 Wesbrook Mall), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Free
Featuring a free BBQ, a rock climbing wall, fun family entertainment, and performances from the UBC Dance Team, UBC A Cappella, Harrison Lee (resident yoyo ninja), and a lot more.  Classic kids stuff like the bouncy castle, face painters, and a balloon twister will be here – wouldn’t be a party without them!  More at the link.

Vancouver Lights Up For Gold for Child Cancer Awareness; 3:30PM-6:30PM @ Olympic Village Square (1 Athletes Way), Vancouver
Free
Bring a picnic and enjoy live entertainment, giveaways, door prizes, and loads of activities for the whole family in support of raising awareness for childhood cancer.  At precisely 6:30PM, BC Place, Telus World of Science and Olympic Village Square will light up gold in support of the children who fight this disease every day.

8th Annual Boat Show At The Creek | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Boat Show At The Creek

8th Annual Boat Show At The Creek; 12:00PM-6:00PM @ Moquito Creek Marina (415 West Esplanade), North Vancouver
$12; children 12 and under free
Boating is all about bringing friends and family together to have fun.  In addition to the great buying opportunities, there will also be free boating seminars, sea trials and demonstrations, and the largest selection of sail and power boats on display at Vancouver’s largest floating boat show.  On through September 21.  More details at the link!

10th Anniversary UniverCity Community Block Party; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8960 University High Street, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
Celebrate 10 years of UniverCity’s award winning community!  Featuring performances by UniverCity buskers, Treehouse’s Bobs n’ Lolo, food trucks, an inflatable climbing wall, face painting, photo booths, a free BBQ, a market, bouncy castles, celebration cake, free parking, and more!

Gulf of Georgia Cannery | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

Pirates At The Cannery!; 12:00PM-4:00PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site (12138 4th Ave), Steveston Village, Richmond
$7.80; other pricing in effect
Avast ye mateys!  Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.  Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt inside the 55,000 square foot historic cannery, and enter for a chance to win a chocolate treasure chest!  On through September 21.  Aarrrr, they await ye!


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Sunday September 21st

Monogram Dinner By Design: Cocktail Art | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Monogram Dinner By Design Vancouver (facebook)

Monogram Dinner By Design: Cocktail Art!; 8:00PM-1:00AM @ CBC Studios (700 Hamilton St), Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
$50; 19+ only
Experience the finest in unique cocktails, live entertainment, and superb design at the ultimate pop-up cocktail bar.  One night only and benefitting a great cause – the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation.  As the official opening party for Monogram Dinner By Design, each of the bars has been custom created for this event by professional designers and a team of some of Vancouver’s finest mixologists will be pouring!  Tickets include a welcome Absolut Elyx craft cocktail.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 8351 River Rd (next to River Rock Casino Resort), Richmond
$2.25 admission; other pricing in effect
Open air summer markets with vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs! See the websites for more details.

Vancouver Design Week | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Design Week

Vancouver Design Week; times vary @ locations around Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
A 14 day long collection of events and programming, exploring the unique design ecosystem of our city.  Join the conversation and help shape Vancouver’s design future.  n through September 28.  Full event schedule on the website.

North Van Bicycle Treasure Hunt; 10:00AM-1:00PM @ Shipbuilders Square (Waterfront, Wallace Mews Rd), North Vancouver
Collect your clue sheet at 10AM and follow it around Lower Lonsdale answering cryptic questions, find the checkpoints, and collect a few items of treasure!  Prizes for first group, individual, best dressed bike, and last place (a fine prize indeed).

Steveston Farmers and Artisan Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Steveston Farmers and Artisan Market – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

Steveston Farmers’ & Artisans Market – Last Day; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site (12138 Fourth Ave), Steveston Village, Richmond
Kitsilano Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2690 Larch St at W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2300 Guelph St (between 7th & 8th Ave), Vancouver
Ambleside Farmers Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
Coquitlam Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St at Winslow Ave), Coquitlam
White Rock Farmer’s Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Miramar Plaza (15154 Russel Ave), White Rock
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets on Sundays through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

8th Annual Boat Show At The Creek | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Boat Show At The Creek

8th Annual Boat Show At The Creek; 12:00PM-6:00PM @ Moquito Creek Marina (415 West Esplanade), North Vancouver
$12; children 12 and under free
Boating is all about bringing friends and family together to have fun.  In addition to the great buying opportunities, there will also be free boating seminars, sea trials and demonstrations, and the largest selection of sail and power boats on display at Vancouver’s largest floating boat show.  On through September 21.  More details at the link!

Pirates At The Cannery!; 12:00PM-4:00PM @ Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site (12138 4th Ave), Steveston Village, Richmond
$7.80; other pricing in effect
Avast ye mateys!  Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.  Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt inside the 55,000 square foot historic cannery, and enter for a chance to win a chocolate treasure chest!  Aarrrr, they await ye!

Chinatown Millennium Gate | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Chinatown’s Millennium Gate Photo Credit – Ryan Mah for Vancouver Chinatown BIA

Historic Chinatown Walking Tour; 10:00AM-12:00PM, meet @ Chinatown’s Millennium Gate (E Pender St & Taylor St), Chinatown, downtown Vancouver
$15
Join Larry Wong, who was born and raised in Chinatown, as he takes you on an intimate tour of Chinatown.  Find out how the World’s Narrowest Building came to be, visit the original site of the CPR Roundhouse before it was moved to Yaletown and find out the history of several heritage buildings such as the Chinese Freemasons and the Yip Sang building built in 1889… and more!  Click the link for more info.

Last Weekend At Playland; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ PNE Playland (2901 E Hastings St), Vancouver
$29.50 online, $32.50 at the gate; other pricing in effect
Playland is open for one final weekend of the season this Friday through Sunday.  Don’t miss your last chance to experience Vancouver’s best summer thrills while you still can!  PlayPasses include unlimited access to over 30 rides and attractions excluding Revelation, Drop Zone, Haunted Mansion, and Pacific Adventure Golf… check out the website for more!

29th Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – 29th Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life (facebook)

29th Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life; 12:00PM @ Sunset Beach (1204 Beach Ave), downtown Vancouver
$10 registration fee to walk, minimum $105 fundraising encouraged; activities are free
Walk in support of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  It’s a day to celebrate life, spread awareness of the ongoing reality of HIV/AIDS in our community, and have some fun!  Check out the drag performances before and after the walk, and visit the Community Health Tent for some physio, massage, and acutonics.  More details at the website.

Logging Stanley Park - A Historical Walk | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Archives – Stanley Park Ecology Society (facebook)

Logging Stanley Park: A Historical Walk; 1:30PM-4:30PM, meet @ Stanley Park Nature House (north foot of Alberni St), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$10; other pricing in effect
Before it was a park, teams of oxen hauled massive Douglas fir trees over skid roads covered in dogfish oil to the Stamps Sawmill at Brockton Point.  Celebrate National Forest Week by looking back on Stanley Park’s logging history.

Vancouver Fashion Week SS15; 4:00PM-11:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Plaza (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
Show pass $30, day pass $75, week pass available; 19+ only
A diverse and innovative semi-annual fashion experience that features both established and emerging designers.  VFW thrivse on inviting and showcasing the most creative and dynamic talent in international award winning established and emerging designers from over 30 global fashion capitals.  On through September 21.

Hillcrest Aquatic Centre | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – HCMA.ca

Celebrate Hillcrest’s 5M Milestone; 12:00PM-3:00PM @ Hillcrest Aquatic Centre (4575 Clancy Loranger Way), Vancouver
50% off pool admission
5,000,000 visitors… and counting!  Enjoy the inflatable Zoom Slide, photo booths, refreshments, cake, and much more all while grooving to beats from our on-deck DJ.



More events on our events calendar here and here. Where will you be this weekend? Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!

Rachael Ferguson will be guest-posting on my behalf starting next week while I’m away (thank you Rachael!).  Follow me on Twitter for updates and see you in a few weeks, Vancouver!

 

 


 

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  1. Wesbrook Village

    Thanks for including our festival as one of your things to do this weekend.