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23 Things To Do In Vancouver This Canada Day Long Weekend (June 28 – July 1)

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Oh Canada! From fireworks to concerts, here are 23 Metro Vancouver events to check out this Canada Day long weekend.

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Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, June 28

The Roots

The Roots
Photo: The Roots / Facebook

About: The Roots are one of the best-known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business. Prolific and progressive, they were named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone and serve as the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Date: Friday June 28th, 2019
Cost: Starting at $79
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

About: With endless rows of things to eat and see, the Richmond Night Market will be bustling with over 100 different food vendors to choose from, merchandise and games.
Date: Friday May 10th, 2019 – Monday October 14th, 2019
Cost: Free – $.75
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

About: Vancouver Beer Bike Tour, hosted by Canadian Craft Tours, is an exciting way to travel between some of North Vancouver’s most popular breweries.
Date: Saturday March 9th, 2019 – Monday December 30th, 2019
Cost: $45
Time: Various

Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market
Photo: @yvonneming88 / Instagram

About: Visitors will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment every Friday night. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights. In addition, there is live music until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Date: Friday May 3rd, 2019 – Friday September 27th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature

About: Created by the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, is “an interactive and immersive exhibition that exposes and explains the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world”.
Date: Friday February 22nd, 2019 – Tuesday September 3rd, 2019
Cost: Free – $25
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Burnaby Village Museum

About: Burnaby Village Museum has created a 1920s village for you to explore. Costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, shops and businesses.
Date: Saturday May 4th, 2019 – Monday September 2nd, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


playland the beast
Photo: PNE/Playland / Facebook

About: Vancouver’s amusement park, Playland, opened for the season on Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Well-known rides such as The Beast, Hellevator, and the Wooden Roller Coaster will once again be ready to make you scream.
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 – Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Cost: Various
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Matilda The Musical

About: This musical is about an imaginative hit book that spans across generations. The Arts Club Theatre Company presents: Matilda The Musical.
Date: Thursday May 16th, 2019 – Saturday June 29th, 2019
Cost: Starting at $39
Time: Various

Let’s Hear It For Yaletown

About: In collaboration with the Vancity Hot Jazz Society, Yaletown is hosting five days of FREE outdoor jazz music and dance lessons to delight your ears and heat up your happy feet.
Date: Monday June 24th – Friday June 28th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Negroni Week

About: Negroni Week is back, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Negroni’s creation. Campari Canada is taking over Vancouver hotspot The Loft at Earls Yaletown for a week of official Negroni Week activities.
Date: Monday June 24th – Sunday June 30th, 2019
Cost: $10+
Time: Various

Vancouver Harry Potter Crawl

Photo: @mwobanion / Instagram

About: Organizers will have drink specials and Harry Potter-themed drinks to create a magical experience for all you wizards out there.
Date: Friday June 28th, 2019
Cost: $30 – $35
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

The Dark Eighties: Cult 80s Party

About: Taking place at The Clubhouse on Friday, June 28th, DJs Nikki Nevver, Vanessa Turner and Mirror Mask will be playing cult 80s hits all night.
Date: Friday June 28th, 2019
Cost: $8 – $10
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.


Saturday, June 29

Animal Pub Crawl

animal pub crawl vancouver
Photo: We Are Party

About: Hosted by We Are Party, their animal-themed pub crawl experience will offer party-goers the ultimate opportunity to release your inner party animals at four popular bars and clubs in downtown Vancouver.
Date: Saturday June 29th, 2019
Cost: $22 – $34
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. onwards

Goat Yoga

About: Taking place at Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver, participants have the opportunity to do yoga outdoors alongside goats.
Date: Saturday May 18th, 2019 – Sunday October 27th, 2019
Cost: $30
Time: 8:50 a.m.

Diljit Dosanjh Vancouver Concert

Diljit Dosanjh
Photo: Diljit Dosanjh / Facebook

About: Asides from singing, he also acts in Punjabi movies, with many of them being notable hits, including Jatt & Juliet, Jatt & Juliet 2, Punjab 1984, and many more.
Date: Saturday June 29th, 2019
Cost: Starting at $5
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Queen Latifah Burnaby Concert

About: With a Grammy award and six nominations for albums in jazz, pop and rap, an Oscar nomination for her role in Chicago, and dozens of other film and television roles, this Renaissance woman defies genres with her compelling voice and presence.
Date: Saturday June 29th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 30

Granville Flea Market

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Photo: @vintagefinds_vancity / Instagram

About: The indoor market will take place at Venue Nightclub from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Shoppers will come across clothing, toys, and plenty of shoes.
Date: Sunday June 30th, 2019
Cost: $5
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Outdoor Concert

About: This annual concert is a huge community favourite and sees the orchestra play an absolutely outstanding program.
Date: Sunday June 30th, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Monday, July 1

Canada Day at Canada Place

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Photo: @jennchanphotography / Instagram

About: Everything kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with the traditional Citizenship Ceremony that will welcome 60 new Canadians to our multicultural family. Likewise, at 11:00 a.m., all zones and exhibits, including the Main Stage, will open with great entertainment and activities for guests of all ages.
Date: Monday, July 1st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 9:30 a.m.

Canada Day Drumming Celebration

About: This free, family friendly event welcomes both local residents and world visitors to celebrate Canada’s birthday and the cultural diversity in this country we call home!
Date: Monday, July 1st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Canada Day Celebrations In Burnaby

About: The festivities kick off with events at Burnaby Village Museum and Edmonds Plaza and Park. As the day moves on, Swangard Stadium will come alive with a free concert and many more activities.
Date: Monday, July 1st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Steveston Salmon Festival

Vancouver eventsAbout: The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m.. Locals and everyone else in the community are encouraged to take part in all the activities and enjoy some amazing BBQ salmon.
Date: Monday July 1st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Surrey Canada Day 2019

About: The city’s annual Canada Day festival takes place on Monday, July 1st at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale. The event will be headlined by Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace with support from Bif Naked and feature tons of live music across four stages, including the Kids Stage and new Rodeo Stage.
Date: Monday, July 1st, 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


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