Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Happy Labour Day weekend!  Plan the last long weekend of the summer with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Labour Day Fall Fair at Burnaby Village Museum

Photo credit: Bruce Irschick | Flickr

This Monday, bring the family to the Labour Day Fall Fair at the Burnaby Village Museum. The Fall Fair will feature heritage games and races, a scavenger hunt, croquet, and a corn-shucking contest. The Fall Fair will close out the Burnaby Village Museum’s summer season, and is the last chance to visit the museum before it reopens in November.

If you haven’t been to the Burnaby Village Museum before, the museum is an open-air reconstruction of a 1920s village. The museum combines heritage and replica buildings to recreate the businesses and trades representative of a typical small town along the B.C. Electric Railway. The village includes a general store, blacksmith shop, print shop, farmhouse, barbershop, and a 1912 B.C. Electric Railway interurban tram, housed in a tram barn. The C.W. Parker Carousel, built in Kansas in 1912, still runs today, and is one of the most popular attractions at the museum.

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Labour Day Fall Fair at Burnaby Village Museum

Six concerts in Vancouver this weekend

!!! at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, June 4 2013. The band returns to the venue with Ra Ra Riot this weekend. Photo credit: Kirk Chantraine.

!!! at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, June 4 2013. The band returns to the venue with Ra Ra Riot this weekend. Photo credit: Kirk Chantraine.

Each year around this time, Vancouver sees a flurry of shows. One of the main reasons is that our dear neighbour to the south, Seattle, hosts one of the best music and arts festivals in North America each and every Labour Day long weekend. And for those of us who can’t or don’t make it down, many of the bands do us the favour of crossing the border to play Vancouver. This year is no exception, as alt-rock faves like Deerhunter, the Breeders and !!! (pronounced “chk-chk-chk”) all make the journey. Here’s a look at those and some other shows happening Aug. 30 – Sept. 2.

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Six concerts in Vancouver this weekend

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.

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

Shopping the Labour Day Sales in Vancouver & Washington State

Metropolis at Metrotown

Labour Day weekend is one of the biggest sales events of the year. Anywhere you go to shop in Vancouver this weekend—from small boutiques to brand name stores, from fashion to electronics to furniture—there will be huge sales. Labour Day is the time for summer clearances and back-to-school sales, and that’s as true south of the border as it is here in Vancouver.

If you’re staying in Vancouver for the weekend, you can best capitalize on the sales by heading to the big shopping centres. For fashion and gifts, head to Robson Street and Pacific Centre downtown, to The Bay department store (where they’re having a 75% off summer clearance), or take the SkyTrain to Metropolis at Metrotown (the largest mall in B.C.).

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Shopping the Labour Day Sales in Vancouver & Washington State

Playoff Baseball in Vancouver

Photo credit: Remy Scalza

With the BC Lions in the CFL basement and the Canucks still a month away from starting the regular season, Vancouver sports fans haven’t had much to cheer about lately.

With one exception:  Vancouver’s minor league baseball team – the Canadians – is finishing up an exceptional season.  After a full summer of baseball, the Canadians currently sit atop the Northwest League’s standings.  They’re scheduled to play for the divisional title this Monday, Labour Day, at 1 p.m. in historic Nat Bailey Stadium.

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Playoff Baseball in Vancouver