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A Carnival & 18 More Events To Not Miss In Vancouver This Weekend

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Hello spring! We’ve got plenty of Vancouver events to tell you about. From a carnival to an auto show, here are 20 Metro Vancouver events to check out over the next couple of days.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, March 22

Richmond Carnival

Richmond Carnival
Photo: West Coast Amusements‎ / Facebook

About: Running from Thursday, March 21st – Sunday, March 31st, 2019, visitors can expect plenty of adrenaline-rushing rides, fun fair games, and plenty of delicious bites.
Date: Various
Time: 12:00 p.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.
Cost: $45
Time: Various

Canadian Artists and France

About: Looking at the significance that French art and culture has held for Canadian artists over the past 120 years, this exhibition of works from the Gallery’s collection focuses on influences of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Surrealism on Canadian artists during the first half of the twentieth century.
Cost: Various
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Vancouver International Auto Show

Vancouver International Auto Show
Photo: @vanautoshow / Instagram

About: Visitors will experience the largest Vancouver Auto Show in the history of the event with over 500 vehicles on display. It will showcase an unparalleled number of vehicles from ecos to exotics. You can also anticipate a series of national and international unveils.
Cost: Free – $42
Time: Various

Haida Now

About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9 – $19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 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”.
Cost: Free – $25
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Hot Brown Honey

About: Hot Brown Honey returns to turn up the heat, deliver lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment!
Cost: $10 – $51
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Luminescence IV

Luminescence IV
Photo: Deer Lake Art Gallery / Facebook

About: This is a family-friendly event and everyone is welcome to experience artworks by 20+ notable artists from varying disciplines.
Cost: Free- $25
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Spring Break at the Vancouver Aquarium

About: Experience the weird, wonderful – and intriguingly normal – this Spring Break at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Cost: Free – $38
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Spring Break at the Space Centre

About: Visit the Space Centre over Spring Break for some special activities and programming focused on “Exploring the Sun” and “Exploring the Moon”. These family friendly activities will run daily throughout Spring Break.
Cost: Regular admission
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Gulf Of Georgia Cannery Spring Break

Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Photo: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site / Facebook

About: Guests will be tasked to find clues throughout the historic cannery to help solve a mystery, which is set during the Great Depression in 1930. A missing fortune has been ‘stolen’ from inside the safe of the Plant Manager’s Office!
Cost: Free – $11.70
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A Vista

About: A Vista, a new work by Fight With a Stick Performance, is an ever-changing sequence of painted theatrical backdrops, bringing the background to the foreground.
Cost: $15 – $35
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Burnaby Village Museum Spring Break

Burnaby Village Museum
Photo: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel

About: From Monday, March 18th – Friday, March 29th, 2019, the museum will offer free admission to their 10-acre site and welcome visitors with a variety of things to explore.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Vince Staples

About: The 25-year-old Compton rapper will be performing at the Harbour Convention Centre on Friday, March 22nd, 2019.
Cost: $35
Time: 9:00 p.m.


Saturday, March 23


Photo: Anime Evolution / Facebook

About: Taking place on Saturday, March 23rd, Harumatsuri is a 1-day event that has an assortment of displays and activities to check out. Since 2003, Anime Evolution has been celebrating anime, manga, gaming, Japanese pop-culture, and every kind of related fandom.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Night Quest

About: There’s a Night Quest taking place in Vancouver like no other. Individuals of all ages can wander a 2 km lantern-lit trail and meet squirrels, skunks and salamanders.
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Midget Wrestling Warriors

Midget Wrestling Warriors
Photo: All Star Wrestling Inc. / Facebook

About: The Midget Wrestling Warrior’s, a New York based company, has been running since 2014 and has hosts tours across the globe.
Cost: $20 – $30
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

24 Hours Of Winter

About: In celebration of all things winter, Grouse Mountain is set to host its annual 24 Hours of Winter event this weekend. As seen in previous years, attendees can expect all-night riding, a DJ skate dance party, and more.
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

Storm the Wall

Storm The Wall
Photo: UBC REC / Facebook

About: Make a team of five and get ready to swim, sprint, bike, run, and finally storm over a 12 ft. wall!
Cost: Starting at $55
Time: 9:00 p.m.


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