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Top Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Week (August 8 – 11)


A short week is ahead, which means the weekend isn’t too far away.

The next couple of days offer plenty to see and do without having to wait for the weekend to arrive.

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Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Week

Lip sync | Toads Got Talent Lip Sync Battle 2017

Toads Got Talent
Photo: Steel Toad Brewing Company / Facebook

The Steel Toad Brewpub is set to host the finals of the Toads Got Talent Lip Sync Battle this week on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. The finals will begin at 8:00 p.m.

Basketball | World Indigenous Basketball Challenge 2017

On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, opening ceremonies will take place at 7:00 p.m. It will feature ten unique cultural performances. From Wednesday, August 9th – Saturday, August 12th, 2017, games begin at 8:00 a.m. daily. All games will be at the UBC War Memorial Gym.

Music | Vancouver Bach Festival 2017

Following the success of last summer’s inaugural festival, EMV offers a remarkable 14 concerts. Not to mention, it features guest artists from all over the world.

Exploration | FraserFEST 2017

Photo: Rivershed Society of BC / Facebook

FraserFEST 2017 celebrates our watersheds with a series of river adventures and wild salmon feasts in communities along the Fraser River. The festival runs from Sunday, August 6th – Sunday, August 27th, 2017. Participants learn about the Fraser’s history, culture, the issues threatening its health, solutions for change, as well as how to take action.

Outdoor movie | Stanley Park Outdoor Movies

Grab some lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, your best friends or date, and head out to this years Stanley Park outdoor movies. The films are shown every Tuesday night at dusk in July and August (weather permitting) at the beautiful and scenic Second Beach in Stanley Park. This week’s movie being played is Jaws.

Free yoga | Free Outdoor Yoga At Kits Beach + Riley Park

outdoor free yoga vancouver
Photo: DennisSylvesterHurd / Flickr

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.


Outdoor picnic | Picnic At The Pier 2017

Picnic at the Pier returns to White Rock on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A table of 300 people will converge on White Rock’s pier. The fundraiser event is for the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks and live entertainment at one of metro Vancouver’s most scenic locations. Each guest will receive a glass of champagne upon arrival and two free drink tickets.

Cocktail party | Mixology Night On The Pier 2017

Mixology Night On The Pier comes to West Vancouver on Thursday, August 10th, 2017. The evening will start at 7:30 p.m. and goes until 9:30 p.m. Taking place at Ambleside Pier, enjoy culinary delights from Cocktails and Canapes and Memphis Blues. Not to mention, enjoy tasting unique cocktail creations made from Vancouver’s top bartenders.

Waterfront movie | Waterfront Cinema Movie Series 2017

Waterfront Cinema
Photo: Outdoor Movies BC / Facebook

Every Thursday evening, enjoy watching a free movie in the beautiful outdoors at the refurbished North Point at Canada Place. This week’s featured movie is Trolls. It begins at 8:40 p.m.

Outdoor concert | Coquitlam Summer Concert Series 2017

Coquitlam Summer Concert Series takes place on Friday, August 11th, 2017. Each concert will take place from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Guests can bring their own picnic or enjoy the on-site food trucks.

Outdoor Shopping | Night Markets

Richmond Night Market Food

The Illumination Night Market, Richmond Night Market, and North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market are all now open. In addition, Fridays on Front, a brand new weekly night market experience in Downtown New West is now open. Fridays on Front will run every Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks on the 600-block of Front Street.

Comedy | Bill Nye & George Stroumboulopoulos Vancouver 2017

Canadian television icon George Stroumboulopoulos and renowned scientist Bill Nye come to the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, August 11th, 2017. The evening begins at 8:00 p.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. The two will exchange dialogue on a range of topics.

Planes | Abbotsford International Airshow 2017

Abbotsford International Airshow

The Abbotsford International Airshow is back this week for more daunting tricks from Friday, August 11th – Sunday, August 13th, 2017. The annual aviation festival provides spectators an opportunity to watch one of the finest aerobatic performances in the world. Tickets range from $13 – $42.


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