Festival of Lights in Vancouver

Festival of Lights

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden from December 1 to January 7. All tickets include a free ride on the carousel!

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Lights of Hope in Vancouver

Lights of Hope

Since 1998, St. Paul’s Foundation has illuminated the streets with a breathtaking display of Christmas lights in support of Lights of Hope. By giving to Lights of Hope, you enable St. Paul’s Foundation to meet the greatest needs of their caregivers, patients, residents and their loved ones.

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Bright Nights at Stanley Park in Vancouver

Bright Nights at Stanley Park

Vancouver’s most amazing and affordable Christmas lights are the Bright Nights displays at Stanley Park which feature millions of sparkling festive lights. The festival is on from November 28th-January 1st and will be closed on Christmas Day.

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Yaletown Candytown Street Festival in Vancouver

Yaletown Candytown Street Festival

Candytown is a street festival in Vancouver along Yaletown’s Mainland Street that features artisan, food and Christmas gift vendors on November 25th.

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Ghost Train in Stanley Park in Vancouver

Ghost Train in Stanley Park

Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, inspired by Hallowe’en and other spooky tales. This family event is open to all ages and offers a fright free glimpse of the whimsical world of ghosts and ghouls.

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Fright Nights in Vancouver

Fright Nights

It’s our favourite time of fear. Experience the freaky, terrifying and much less cheerful doppelganger of Playland, Fright Nights, select nights October 6 through 31.

Vancouver Fringe Festival in Vancouver

Vancouver Fringe Festival

The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of all kinds of theatre from September 7th-17th. Produced annually by the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society over 11 days in September, with over 500 volunteers supporting 700+ performances and attracting over 40,000 attendees, the Vancouver Fringe Festival is consistently voted Vancouver’s Best Arts Festival by Georgia Straight readers.

Taiwanese Cultural Festival in Vancouver

Taiwanese Cultural Festival

The Taiwanese Cultural Festival takes place from September 2-4th in downtown Vancouver. The annual event includes concerts and other live entertainment as well as lectures, films, culinary shows, visual arts exhibits, family-oriented activities and a giant street party with food and market stalls.

The Japanese-Canadian Powell Street Festival in Vancouver

The Japanese-Canadian Powell Street Festival

The Powell Street Festival includes live performances, vendor stalls, Japanese festival foods, cultural demonstrations and walking tours around the neighbourhood.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival in Vancouver

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Taking place at beautiful Jericho Beach in July each year, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival is one of the Lower Mainland’s premier music festivals.

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Theatre Under The Stars 2017 in Vancouver

Theatre Under The Stars 2017

Theatre Under the Stars runs from July 7 to August 19 and features the musical plays Mary Poppins and The Drowsy Chaperone.

YVR Food Fest 2017 in Vancouver

YVR Food Fest 2017

Arrival Agency’s summer food festival is back—bigger and better and now happening on the Canada Day Long Weekend. Featuring expansive programming all weekend long.

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Bard on the Beach presents The Winter’s Tale in Vancouver

Bard on the Beach presents The Winter’s Tale

Visit Bard on the Beach’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at Vanier Park in Vancouver. The play is being performed from June 8th-September 22nd, don’t forget to book your tickets!

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Spot Prawn Festival in Vancouver

Spot Prawn Festival

Head to the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf on May 13th for the 11th Annual Spot Prawn Festival!

There’s tons to do with the whole family, including live music & a kids corner!

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Jeans Day BBQ in Vancouver

Jeans Day BBQ

On May 4, 2017, individuals, families, corporations, and schools across BC and the Yukon are encouraged to buy a button or a pin and #JeanUp by wearing denim from head to toe!

A BBQ will be held on Jeans Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery to celebrate with celebrity athletes and local supporters

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Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 in Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is in its 11th year in 2017, runs from March 30th until April 23rd, and features multiple interesting events.

Cooking Series: Easy Freezer Meals (Chili/Mini Quiches/Granola) in Vancouver

Cooking Series: Easy Freezer Meals (Chili/Mini Quiches/Granola)

This class will inspire and help you with everyday dinner ideas for the whole family, that are simple, low budget and freezable (or shelf stable), made without fancy ingredients and tools! It takes place on April 2nd from 2-5pm at The Uncommon Cafe.

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Vancouver Auto Show in Vancouver

Vancouver Auto Show

The Vancouver International Auto Show takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre in March each year, with Lamborghinis, hydrogen-fueled vehicles and more all on display.

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Bracelets for Botshabelo in Vancouver

Bracelets for Botshabelo


This Family Day, we’re inviting our community to join us in giving back. Come for the day, come for an hour. Bring your friends, bring your kids, or even bring your kid’s friends!

This is a family day activity with a little something for everyone. 

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Hot Chocolate Festival in Vancouver

Hot Chocolate Festival

The 7th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival is back, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.

Numerous cafes, bakeries and chocolatiers throughout the region participate in the event by offering extra special gourmet cups of hot chocolate on their menus. Even a few gelato and specialty ice cream shops join in too!

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Vancouver

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Vancouver into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour.

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Gluten Free Expo in Vancouver

Gluten Free Expo

Welcome to Canada’s largest gluten free event. Discover, sample, and save on hundred’s of Gluten Free Products while learning from leading experts.

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New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner & Dance in Vancouver

New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner & Dance

New Year’s Eve themed Murder Mystery during cocktails and dinner with seven professional actors dispersed amongst the guests incognito until…all hell breaks loose.

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Balloon Winter Wonderland @ Wesbrook Village in Vancouver

Balloon Winter Wonderland @ Wesbrook Village

Pop on by for the first annual Balloon Winter Wonderland at the Wesbrook Village Welcome Centre! Blow your holidays out of the water with the photo worthy display extravaganza. Be sure to check out the craft fair at the community centre, take photos with Santa, enjoy carolers, and more!

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Pub Night Fundraiser for BC Ride to Conquer Cancer in Vancouver

Pub Night Fundraiser for BC Ride to Conquer Cancer

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This Friday, Nov. 25th, you can support Team Better Outcomes 2 (the only dental-based team in the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer) at a pub night fundraiser at The Bimini Public House.

  • Nov 25: 5:30 – 9:30pm
  • $20 per ticket (Includes: Food + Beer + Door Prizes + Raffle + Games + VIP Cover)
  • The Bimini Public House: 2010 W 4th Ave, Vancouver

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Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Enchantment in Vancouver

Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Enchantment

Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic LIVE ON ICE! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

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Christmas @ FlyOver Canada in Vancouver

Christmas @ FlyOver Canada

The complete experience will last between 20 – 25 minutes and include an extended holiday edition of FlyOver Canada that leads guests on to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole.

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Southlands Farm Pumpkin Patch in Vancouver

Southlands Farm Pumpkin Patch

With a library, giant straw pile, farm animals, a fireplace, and an apple orchard to explore, there is no shortage of farm fun to be had at Southlands. The pumpkins here have already been harvested to make it as easy as possible for you, but are placed in their beautiful field for the thrill of the hunt. You and yours can even join in daily farm chores to learn about what it takes to run a farm.

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Vancouver’s Writers Fest in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Writers Fest

Check out the 29th Annual Writers Fest on Granville Island from October 17th-23rd. The event will be 7 days of over 100 authors and 90 events.

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Diwali Fest in Vancouver

Diwali Fest

Diwali is the brightest and most popular event in the Indian calendar. Diwali Fest was founded in 2004 and has grown to engage with different communities through workshops to share the key philosophies of Diwali.

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Discover Rays at Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver

Discover Rays at Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium has a new 50,000L Discover Rays touch pool. Get up close and personal with the rays, and roll up your sleeves to have a hands-on encounter.

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Bard on the beach in Vancouver

Bard on the beach

Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival.They offer Shakespeare plays, dramas and several special events from July through September.


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Powell Street Festival in Vancouver

Powell Street Festival

Check out Vancouver’s annual celebration of Japanese-Canadian arts, culture & heritage!

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The Fair at the PNE in Vancouver

The Fair at the PNE

Come celebrate at BC’s legendary Fair at the PNE!

With hundreds of new performances, exhibits, and more than 50 thrilling rides & attractions, it’s definitely one of the best parts of summer!

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Vancouver Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament in Vancouver

Vancouver Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament

Starting this Friday at Kits Beach, the Vancouver Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament is back for it’s 25th year!

Come out and watch the best pro beach volleyball players from Canada, North America, and destinations worldwide compete for $15,000 in prize money.

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival in Vancouver

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a unique community-based celebration with a reputation for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music artists from around the world.

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Dunbar Salmonberry Days in Vancouver

Dunbar Salmonberry Days

Bring the whole family down on May 29th, 2016 for an incredible day filled with lots of fun!
Live entertainment, crafts, great BBQ, face painting and carnival rides are just a few of the things you can expect when you come on down to Memorial West Park in Vancouver!


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BMO Vancouver Marathon in Vancouver

BMO Vancouver Marathon

The 45th Vancouver Marathon will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

The BMO Vancouver Marathon starts at 8:30am on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Queen Elizabeth Park. The Start Line is located inside Queen Elizabeth Park on Midlothian Avenue near Hillcrest Community Centre.

Register now! The marquee Marathon was 96% sold-out as of March 24.

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Vancouver Home Reno Show in Vancouver

Vancouver Home Reno Show

The GVHBA, in partnership with FortisBC and Dick’s Lumber, is presenting two spring consumer renovation shows in Vancouver on Saturday, April 2 and in North Vancouver on Saturday, April 9. These boutique shows appeal to consumers’ preferences for working with professionals in their neighbourhoods – we’re connecting local homeowners with local businesses!

Location: VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Date & Time: Saturday, April 2nd, 10am – 4pm

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Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver

Talking Stick Festival

The Talking Stick Festival will treat Vancouver to a city-wide celebration of Indigenous performance and art. Don’t miss it


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Vancouver Bike Show in Vancouver

Vancouver Bike Show

See it! Ride it! Live it!

Come to Western Canada’s Largest Bike Show.

See all the hottest new bikes. Great deals

  • Start March 07, 2016
  • End March 08, 2016