Your essential guide to Car Free Day(s) in Vancouver for 2019

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This weekend, several neighbourhoods in Vancouver will be going car-free to host some sensational community events.

Can you imagine Main Street in East Vancouver free of cars? How about Denman Street in the West End? Seems impossible, right? Not during the Car Free Vancouver festivals, which kick off this weekend in three neighbourhoods across the city. The festival will transform major streets into a family-friendly and pedestrian-only space with entertainment, food, live performances, and a whole lot more.

The festivals will be taking place along Main Street, Denman Street, and in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. There will also be a celebration on Commercial Drive, but in July. Here’s what’s going down for car free day(s) in Vancouver:

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Your essential guide to Car Free Day(s) in Vancouver for 2019

Bike, Ride, Walk or Bus to Car Free Day in Vancouver!

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Can you picture a world without cars? Pretty hard to imagine these days. But, this weekend will give you a glimpse at a car-free world with the annual Car Free Festival being held in Kitsilano, the West End, and on Main Street. (Note: There is also a Car Free Day Festival on Commercial Drive, but it is held in July.)

On Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 (Father’s Day!) the Car Free Festival will take over some of Vancouver’s busiest roadways to celebrate the community. Local organizers create each event with a slightly different feel, reflective of the neighbourhood.

For 2018, here’s an idea about what will be happening in each of the neighbourhoods:

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Bike, Ride, Walk or Bus to Car Free Day in Vancouver!

Car Free Day Festivals take over Vancouver’s Busiest Streets

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If you’re struggling with an idea for what to this Father’s Day in Vancouver other than getting dear old dad another tie for his collection, why not treat him to a unique experience instead? This Father’s Day weekend in Vancouver also coincides with the Car Free Day Festival taking over major streets on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19.

Four neighbourhoods will be hosting epic parties to take back the streets with food, fun, family-friendly activities, and music. Main Street, Commercial Drive, Denman Street, and Kitsilano will be the place to be this weekend, and your dad might just enjoy the entertainment over another round of golf.

Here’s what’s going on at the different neighbourhoods for Car Free Day 2016:

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Car Free Day Vancouver is Back: 4 Huge Street Parties, No Traffic

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Photo credit: Rob__ | Flickr

This June, some of Vancouver’s busiest streets will be filled with a different kind of traffic – people partying in the middle of the road as part of a city-wide outdoor bash.

The 11th instalment of Car Free Day is coming to neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver June 20-June 21. The festival sees major arteries closed to traffic and transformed into free, open-air parties – with street food, live music and entertainment, skate parks, arts and crafts markets and more.

Car Free Day began 10 years ago on Commercial Drive in direct response to the Port Mann/Highway 1 improvement project. Though the multi-billion-dollar project is now complete, Car Free Day – which is 100-percent volunteer run by local residents – still serves as a reminder that “fewer cars equals more community.”

Distinct events are now held in four neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive, Main Street, the West End and Kitsilano (details below). Continue reading:
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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend – June 14-16, 2013

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Wild boar, beer braised cabbage, chocolate bacon at Brewery & The Beast Festival.

Need plans this weekend? Browse our list of things to do in Vancouver Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16.

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend – June 14-16, 2013

Friday, June 14

National Garden Day at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 10am-6pm
To celebrate garden culture and green practices, the garden presents a day of events for visitors of all ages including special horticultural tours, eco-crafts, the koi fish feeding ritual and more (578 Carrall Street).

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend, all weekend
Friday marks the start of the weekend-long BC Family Fishing event. In honour of Father’s Day, the entire weekend is licence free (no cost to fish) so grab your gear and head to your favourites local body of water.

Talk: How to Increase Cycling and Walking—Lessons from Cities Across the Globe, 7pm
Professor John Pucher discusses ways in which the cities can increase cycling and walking. This is a free public lecture at SFU’s downtown campus (515 Hastings Street).

Video-Game Orgy, 6pm
Head to VIVO Media Arts (1965 Main Street) to try your hand at vintage video-game systems and games. You’ll also get a glimpse of game-changing media art based on video-game culture and early computer-graphic systems. Tix are $20 at the door/15 in advance. Continue reading:
Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend – June 14-16, 2013