Looking for something fun to do as a family this winter? Enjoy free ice skating on the outdoor rink at Robson Square, daily from December until February. Bring your own skates, or skate rentals are available at a reasonable cost.
Warm up this winter with gourmet hot chocolate at some of the city’s best cafes! Each participating venue offers a special selection of hot chocolate creations for you to enjoy. There are even a few gelato and speciality ice cream shops that participate in this delicious event.
This holiday season, Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Buy your tickets and don’t miss out on this much-anticipated event from November 23rd-December 30th.
The Granville Island Turkey Trot is a 10km walk/run – proceeds support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Give back to your community and take part in this hallmark Granville Island event on October 8th.
Pride Walk and Run is an annual event that gives back to local organizations such as Out in Schools and the LOUD Foundation’s Pride Youth Scholarship Fund. Take part in this event on Second Beach in Stanley Park on July 22nd at 9am.
Visit Granville Island for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival from May 28th-June 3rd. The festival features theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling performances, plus numerous other child-oriented activities.
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.
Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual food and drink festival, attracting over 100,000 local and visiting food enthusiasts to experience the city’s exceptionally diverse culinary scene.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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