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Top Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (June 30 – July 3)


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The streak of beautiful weather continues here in metro Vancouver and it doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon. Not to mention, Canada’s 150th birthday is this Saturday. Take advantage of this beautiful weather during the long weekend and show your Canadian pride.

RELATED: Guide: Canada Day Celebrations Across Metro Vancouver By City

Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend

June 30 | YVR Food Fest 2017

YVR Food Fest
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An annual favourite, YVR Food Fest takes place at 215 West 1st Avenue (between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village) this weeken. Formerly known as the Vancouver Food Cart Fest, the festival features local and international culinary talent collaborating on a long table dinner, a giant outdoor brunch, and a Canada Day BBQ with live music.

June 30 | Playland At The PNE

Thrilling rides, fun arcade games, coupled with mini donuts and caramel apples are all back to help create the perfect summer experience. Not to mention, Pacific Adventure Mini Golf is now included as part of gate admission.

June 30 | Yoga At Kits Beach + Riley Park

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The daily free yoga classes are organized by Mat Collective. Not to mention, they will feature 1-3 classes each day with a variety of different levels.

June 30 | Night Markets

The Illumination Night Market, Richmond Night Market, and North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market are all now open.

June 30 | Vancouver Silent Disco

Are you ready to experience the quietest disco party ever? Bring headphones, dancing shoes, and a loaded playlist to have as much fun possible. The event takes place at the Vancouver Art Gallery beginning at 8:00 p.m.

July 1 | McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Canada Day Yoga

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet
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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is inviting you to celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday this weekend with a massive outdoor yoga gathering. The event takes place from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. , being led by Lolë ambassadors and set to the rhythms of live musical performances.

July 1 | Surrey Canada Day 2017

A full day of activities and entertainment are on the schedule to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Not to mention, fireworks will cap off the day at 10:30 p.m. at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre.

July 1 | New Westminster Canada Day 2017

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From 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., the City of New Westminster is planning a variety of activities. Festivities will initially spill out into Queen’s Park to celebrate this important milestone in Canada’s history. Planned activities include arts and heritage workshops, community groups presentations and diverse performances that celebrate the story of Canada.

July 1 | Grouse Mountain Canada Day Celebrations 2017

A host of day-long activities are scheduled to take place at the mountain resort. In fact, Grouse Mountain is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the “largest human maple leaf” in the world.

July 1 | Run Canada Day

Get out and get active this Canada Day weekend at Wesbrook Village. On Saturday, July 1st, come run the beautiful trails of Pacific Spirit Park at the Run Canada Day 10K,5K, and 1K kids run. Festivities run from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

July 1 | Canada Day on Granville Island

On Canada Day, Granville Island goes all out to present a day full of great entertainment, a parade, music, spectacle, food, fun activities, street entertainment, and more. The day begins at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m.

July 1 | Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations

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There’s an impressive lineup of performers on tap for the venue on Canada Day. They include: Sam Roberts, Fefe Dobson, Hey Ocean!, Dragonette, Emerson Drive, Madeline Merlo, The Matinee and more. Furthermore, there will be a Canadian citizenship welcoming 150 new Canadians and fireworks to cap off the night.

July 1 | Burnaby Canada Day 2017

Celebrations are being held throughout the day at Swangard Stadium, Edmonds Plaza and Park, and Burnaby Village Museum.

July 1 | Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Drumming Celebration

On July 1st, a countrywide drumming celebration known as the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and the success of Canadian multiculturalism. The celebration takes place at Creekside Park from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

July 1 | North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration

The 29th annual North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations at Waterfront Park from takes place from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This free event features live performers, crafts, food trucks, as well as games and activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

July 1 | Richmond Canada Day 2017

To begin the day, the Steveston Salmon Festival Parade marches off at 10:00 a.m. sharp from Garry Point Park. It winds through the streets of Steveston past the Community Centre to Railway Avenue. Throughout Steveston Village, visitors will see an assortment of performances on six stages.

July 1 | Steveston Salmon Festival 2017

Steveston Salmon FestivalTaking place on the beautiful shores of Steveston, the event will grill over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets over open fire pits. To locals, the event is known as the “salmon bake”.

July 1 | Coco Jafro

Fronted by the magnetic Montreal-born singer Karina Morina, Coco Jafro immediately hooks you with deep grooves and alluring vibe. Their show takes place on Canada at David Lam Park beginning at 12:00 p.m. Admission is free.

July 2 | Canada 150 Parade

Canada Day Events Metro VancouverPresented by the Port of Vancouver, this year’s parade is on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 as part of a two-day Canada 150 celebration at Canada Place. Canada Day celebrates our nation, our people, our cultures and our values. Parade starts at 5:00 p.m. this weekend.

July 3 | Vancouver Canadians

The Vancouver Canadians take on the Eugene Emeralds at Nat Bailey Stadium. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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