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The Best Things To Do In Vancouver This May Long Weekend

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

Photo: @takemao0817 / Instagram

Happy Victoria Day long weekend everyone! From night markets to a rodeo, here are 25 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, May 17

Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market
Photo: 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.
Cost: Free – $.75
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

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.

Shipyards Night Market

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.
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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.

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour
Photo: @takemao0817 / Instagram

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

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.

Burnaby Village Museum Summer Season

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.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

Cloverdale Rodeo
Photo: Cloverdale Rodeo / Facebook

About: The Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo will once again feature the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls as they compete for cash prizes in roughstock rodeo events like Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding and Bull Riding, as well as Ladies Barrel Racing.
Cost: $10 – $45
Time: Various

7-Eleven Bring Your Own Cup Event

About: 7-Eleven is once again inviting customers to push the boundaries of what a cup is and celebrate with a creative DIY vessel for their BYOC event. It’s your chance to fill up an avant-garde container with your favourite Slurpee flavours for only $2.00!
Cost: Free ($2 to fill up your cup)

Suzie Vinnick

About: Roots and Blues singer Suzie Vinnick is a 3x Juno Nominee, CFMA Award winner,and a 10-time winner of the Maple Blues Award for songwriting, female vocalist, acoustic act and more.
Cost: $35 – $40
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 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.
Cost: Starting at $39
Time: Various


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.
Cost: Various
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vancouver TSS Rovers

About: Fresh off an exciting 2-0 home opener win on May 12th, the Vancouver TSS Rovers return to Swangard Stadium for home matches against the Portland Timbers U-23 at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and the Calgary Foothills at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: $7 – $10
Time: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, May 18

Day Out With Thomas In Squamish

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Photo: Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour

About: This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series.
Cost: $24.65 – $28.65
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All British Classic Car Show

About: The Greatest Show on British Wheels, the 34th annual edition of the All British Classic Car Show will display 500 British built classic cars on the Great Lawn in 61 classes. This makes it the largest show of its kind in Western Canada.
Cost: $18
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Othello Tunnels

fraser valley
Photo: Lisa Nixon/604 Now Flickr Pool

About: Hope’s Othello Tunnels are the perfect summer adventure for the entire family. The hike through the tunnels is a relaxed 3.5 km round-trip, making it easy for just about anyone to complete. For your own safety, flashlights are strongly recommended.
Cost: Free

The Impossible Dream

About: In The Impossible Dream, multi-award-winning soprano Jacqueline Ko joins pianist Karen Shumka to perform highlights from Hamilton, Wicked, Mulan, Madama Butterfly and more.
Cost: $15 – $25
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fort Langley Beer and Food Festival

About: You’ll get to celebrate and enjoy the best of the Fraser Valley with live music, 20+ craft breweries, local food vendors and much more.
Cost: $40 – $55
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kitsilano Pool Opening

Kitsilano Pool
Photo: Clayton Perry Photoworks / Flickr

About: As the city’s only saltwater swimming pool, this beautiful waterfront pool is located right along Kitsilano Beach. The family-friendly pool measures an incredible 137 metres in length, as a result, this makes it over double the size of an Olympic pool. In addition, there’s even two slides to make your visit even more memorable.
Cost: Various
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday); 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

About: Hundreds of artists, writers, cartoonists, illustrators and more will be selling their art, promoting their work, and speaking on panels.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Sunday, May 19

A Game of Thrones Feast at the Storm Crow

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Photo: HBO / Facebook

About: It’s the final episode of Game of Thrones! Indulge in a three-course meal, win great prizes and take your best stab at the Dead pool!
Cost: $45
Time: 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

DIY Infused Warming Jointment

About: At this event, you’ll learn how to make a soothing, warming infused balm formulated for joint pain relief with organic plant medicines and essences.
Cost: $60
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jokes N Tokes Comedy

About: Comedian Andrew Packer hand picks a line up of professional comedians and rising stars for a show at Cannabis Culture Headquarters.
Cost: $10
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Monday, May 20

Jenny Lewis

Photo: Jenny Lewis / Facebook

About: American indie-rock/alt-country singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis performs at the Commodore Ballroom.
Cost: $39.50
Time: 8:00 p.m.


About: Slapshock, based in Manila, Philippines has been making music for 22 years and now are set to play in Vancouver.
Cost: $50 – $65
Time: 6:30 p.m.


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