Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Special Events for August 2010
Dates may change, or events may be cancelled. Please confirm dates, times, and other particulars before attending by calling phone number and checking website listed.
 
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August 1, 2010
BLUEBERRY TEA AND PONY RIDES. Locally grown and freshly picked blueberries donated by the Blueberry Council of BC will be sold at the Richmond Nature Park Sunday, August 1, from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Savour the best blueberry pie in town – made fresh that morning and kindly donated by ABC Country Restaurant.  The proceeds from the sale of blueberries and pies support education programs at the Richmond Nature Park. This popular annual event also features pony rides for children aged 4-12. $7.50 per ride. For information call 604-718-6188. Sponsored by the Richmond Nature Park Society.


August 1 - 8, 2010
West Vancouver Harmony Arts Festival. Harmony celebrates its 20th Anniversary of highlighting the talent of North Shore artists, sharing the value of arts appreciation & creation & building community pride & participation. Experience the arts through exhibitions, demonstrations, studio tours, theatre, concerts, markets & hands-on activities - all for free. http://www.harmonyarts.ca


August 1 to August 29, 2010
Our 4th year of free Sunday Concerts at Rocky Point Park is bringing out bigger audiences than ever. Featuring top Vancouver bands like Incognito with Nadine States and Murray Porter, Mostly Marley, Brickhouse, Kenny (Blues Boss) Wayne, Phat Edna’s Soul Revue, No Quarter with Alita Dupray, Dubious Brothers and Top City has the park jumping from 2:00 till 4:00PM every Sunday, July and August. Located oceanside in Port Moody, the park offers amenities like an outdoor swimming pool, water park, the Boathouse Restaurant, Pajos Fish and Chips, Rocky Point Ice Cream Factory and Rocky Point Kayak Rentals and Tours. For concert details visit www.summersundays.ca


August 1 - 31, 2010
FORENSIC SCIENCE FOR KIDS – Want to learn more about how the police use fingerprints, bullets, bugs, impressions or blood to solve crimes? During Summer Vacation (July-August, 2010), the Police Museum will be offering numerous exploring the science of contemporary police work. The themed workshops require reservations in advance. An arresting experience. We are located at 240 E. Cordova, Vancouver. For more information, call 604-665-3346 or visit www.vancouverpolicemuseum.ca.


August 1 - 31, 2010
PrintBC Cultural Crawl. Every community has its own unique cultural footprint. This August, over 70 communities from around the province will participate in a vibrant celebration of their unique arts, culture & heritage. The Crawl is committed to 'turning the spotlight' on the arts, culture & heritage of the province. The Crawl is a self-guided tour of community-initiated events: music, theatre, visual arts, festivals, museum & heritage exhibitions, culinary arts, community art walks & more. Your self-guided exploration of super-cultural BC begins online. Browse August-long events, local cultural crawls & community art walks. Download itineraries, maps & find all of the resources you need to plan your own exploration. http://www.art-bc.com


August 2 - 6, 2010
Harrison Paddlewheeler Tour. The Paddlewheeler from New Westminster comes up the Fraser River into Harrison River, offering tours on Harrison lake for a couple days while it is in town. To book and for trip information visit their website at www.vancouverpaddlewheeler.com .


August 5, 2010
Are you ready for the In the House season opener? It's a quirky, fun and creatively original one! Yes, it's hip hop, opera, juggling, parkour, storytelling, but it's so much more than that. How is it different you may ask? Well... get out your binoculars! We're going on a birding expedition! Follow bird "expert" Professor George M. Chesterfield, Esquire, as he shows you the haunting voice of the corvus decorus vox vocis, the exciting antics of the falco gingerius and the siren-like notes of the cantoris opulentus.You'll be wowed by the grace of the corvus crystalis praestigiae and the uncanny imitation abilities of the repeto multus.  It's a wandering cabaret, it's a deep exploration into anthropomorphy, it's a really really good time! 1956 E. 13th Ave. Tickets are available on-line at www.inthehousefestival.com or email info@inthehousefestival.com to reserve your seat.


August 6, 2010
South Vancouver Family Place's 33rd Anniversary Picnic. In and around our main office in Bobolink Park -- 7710 Nanaimo Street at the corner of East 61 Ave. Arts & crafts, face painting, parachute games. Bubble making machines, photo exhibit, community map, Silent auction, raffle, yard sale, Chinese auction, felt stories for sale. Story time with the librarian, live music, and an anniversary cake! silviwool@gmail.com


August 6 - 15, 2010
MusicFest Vancouver (Formerly Festival Vancouver). MusicFest Vancouver August 6-15, 2010. This annual international festival of classical, jazz, and world music returns with a 10th anniversary lineup of favourite musicians from past festivals plus new artists from around the world & here in Vancouver. A 2010 spotlight on Australia brings top performers from Down Under. Dozens of concerts in 8 top city venues. Tickets at Ticketmaster - 604-280-3311. http://www.musicfestvancouver.ca


August 7, 2010
Celebration Metis. Celebration Metis is a free family event that features music, food, crafts and Metis history displays. Location:  Vancouver Art Gallery. 604 828-3706, www.vancouvermetis.com


August 7, 2010
Gordon Neighbourhood House proudly presents the West End Cultural Celebration on Saturday August 7th, 2010 from 11 am - 3 pm on the 1000 block of Broughton Street. This is a free event with live street entertainment including Latin music, Taiko Drummers, a clown, and much more!!! There will also be a multicultural craft fair, a children’s carnival with games and prizes, face painting and tattoo booths, 25 cent hot dogs, seniors’ tea and tarts, and a youth corner!  Come join the fun!! Everyone is welcome!  For info, contact Agata at 604-683-2554.


August 7, 2010
Walking Tour- Earliest Kits, Elites & Robber Barons.  Join local historian and author of Vancouver: A Visual History, Bruce MacDonald, for a history- filled walk through earliest Kitsilano. It wasnt until streetcar service began in 1905 that Kitsilano began to develop, but major speculative interest in the area had already begun before there were any modern settlers in what is now Vancouver.From our starting point we will be walking eastwards to Kitsilano Beach and then over to the mouth of False Creek. Tickets: $15.00; Heritage Vancouver members $10.00. Purchase early as tour is limited to 30 people. Meet on the beach at the north foot of Trafalgar Street, just off the 2600 block of Point Grey Road. 778-828-5264, www.heritagevancouver.org


August 7 - 8, 2010
Art In The Garden 2010 at the UBC Botanical Garden.  Organized by the Friends of UBC Botanical Garden in collaboration with Janet Planet Designs, Art In The Garden runs August 7 and 8, 2010 from 10 am to 5 pm at the UBC Botanical Garden located at 6804 SW Marine Drive at the intersection of Marine Drive and 16th Avenue on the University of British Columbia campus. Visit www.artinthegarden.ca.  To interview any of the artists or for more information contact Janet at 604 222 8372 or jml@teraplanning.com.  For more information on the UBC Botanical Garden visit www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org.


August 8, 15, 22, 24 - 27, 29, 2010
Foxglove Farm's August Programs at the 'Centre for Arts, Ecology and Agriculture'.   August 8, 1-5:30.  Field to Plate: Summer Nightshades with Chef Laurie Munn (Cafe Brio). August 15, 10-4pm. Farmstead Cheesemaking. August 22, 10-4pm. The Artisan Baker. August 24 – 27. Small Scale Grain Production. August 29, 10-4pm. Preserving the Harvest with David Mincey (Camille's Restaurant). August 31 – September 3. Growing Tree Crops for Home & Market.  Register for all programs at www.foxglovefarmbc.ca or call 250-388-6800 for more information.


August 8, 2010
Bubble Bash.  Bubble Bash is an opportunity to turn an area of your city into a wondrous playground of fun, and more importantly, it's your opportunity to remember what it was like to be a kid and find joy in simple things. We'll be gathering on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery (facing Howe St.) and letting loose with a blast of bubbles! This tiny section of the bustling downtown core of Vancouver will temporarily be overrun with the ...glee that thousands of bubbles can create - not to mention the thousands of bubbles themselves! Bring your bubble machines, bubble guns, assorted bubble blowers, and bubble solution and help create something magical. The city we live is also the city we play in, so lets get busy playing! 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Vancouver Art Gallery, yaygee@gmail.com, 604.505.8486, http://yaygee.wordpress.com/


August 8, 2010
Family Day.  The Northshore Auto Mall will host its annual Family Day event on Sunday August 8, 2010 from noon until 4p.m. This free, family event features over 20 different community exhibitors offering valuable health and safety information, along with a variety of amusement rides, a hands on farm animal display, magician and live musical entertainment. All food and refreshment proceeds are donated to Family Services of the North Shore and the Rotary Club of Lions Gate. Visit our Facebook page to see more Family Day photos! marketing@northshoreautomall.ca


August 8, 2010
Game On! “1st Annual Chinatown Street Hockey Tournament”, is a one day event to be held on August 8th, 2010 in streets of historic Vancouver Chinatown.  All Chinatown and surrounding community youth groups are welcome to register and play in the tournament.   Teams are all co-ed and the age limits of the tournament are 9-14.  The goals scored at Game On! will not only be in the net, but also achieved in strengthening existing relationships and establishing new friendships between youth organizations and their kids while playing fun, safe, car-free games of hockey. The name ‘Game On’ is inspired by the term used to resume local street hockey games after cars have passed. This time, “Game On!” will only be yelled once!  To submit a team or if you have any questions about the event, please find us on facebook by joining the Game On! Free to watch of course!! 500 Block of Carrall Street Greenway plus near the end of the event is the start of the Chinatown Night Market for a Family Fun Day in Chinatown.  Group or you can email gameon604@gmail.com


August 8, 2010
North Vancouver Under the Volcano Festival of Art & Social Change. Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 30 + artists on 4 stages, rain or shine, in Cates Park, North Vancouver; Whey-Ah-Wichen, Tsleil-Waututh- Nation; Festival of Art & Social Change that includes music, art, speakers & workshops; this year the festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary. 4141 Dollarton Hwy, Cates Park; http://www.volcano.resist.ca


August 8, 2010
Outdoor Movie Night in Yaletown. At Roundhouse Community Centre’s Picnic at the Park. You can find details of the event here: http://yaletowninfo.com/yaletowninfo/events/movienight.aspx


August 8, 2010
TERRA NOVA NATURE WALK. A 3km guided walk through Terra Nova Natural Area and Terra Nova Rural Park. Meet at the Community Gardens at the west end of Westminster Hwy (follow the signs posted from Westminster @ No. 1 Rd.) Pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For information call 604-718-6188. Sponsored by the Richmond Nature Park Society.


August 11, 18, 25, 2010
Summer Drive-in Movies @ Coquitlam Centre! Whether you are looking for family fun time, seeking nostalgia, or just wanting to do something unique this summer, Coquitlam Centre’s Drive-in Movie nights in August are a perfect way to enjoy a summer evening! http://www.coquitlamcentre.com/events/drive-movies-coquitlam-centre


August 13 - 15, 2010
Anime Evolution 2010 is Vancouver’s premiere Asian popular cultural event where audiences and industry interact; it brings together art, anime, manga, video games, film and music. It also highlights local creative talent and showcases the work of artists from Canada and abroad. Attendees can attend Q&A’s and workshops with voice actors, directors, artists, animators, comic books publishers and game developers. There will be video screenings, video game rooms, a cultural festival and live performances by DJs, bands and improv actors. New for this year is the Artist’s Villa, a haven devoted to writing, drawing, and performances. Cosplay, where attendees dress up as their favourite video game, comic book or animated characters, is encouraged. Attendees can partake in the fashion show or in the highly competitive singing contest, Anime Idol. Official merchandise can be purchased at the dealers area. For more information, please visit www.animeevolution.com


August 13 - 15, 2010
The Great Laughter Getaway Weekend, A Laughter weekend retreat. Laughter is indeed the best medicine! Get a full weekend dose of lighthearted fun at our summer laughter getaway. Our joyous laughter leaders are sure to tickle your funny bone as everyone joins in playful interactive games and exercises designed to stimulate genuine high-spirited laughter and mirth. This hilarious weekend will be held at delightful Edenvale Retreat Centre in Abbotsford (just a short one hour hop from Vancouver). http://www.laughteryoga.org


August 14, 2010
August 14- Garlic Festival at Limbert Mountain Farm, Agassiz. Come learn about the numerous varieties of garlic, how to grow it, recipes and lots of fun “garlic food”. www.limbertmountainfarm.com


August 14, 2010
Forest Fun for Families, 10AM – 1PM, Bring the whole family for nature fun, tree games, animal activities, and crafts! Stroll down a trail, check out the arboretum, tour the native plant gardens and play in the forest. Rain or shine. Surrey Nature Centre 14255 96 Avenue www.surrey.ca/naturecentre 604.502.6065


August 14, 2010
Forest Fun for Families. Come out for a fun day at the Surrey Nature Centre and discover the urban forest all around you!  Build a human-sized bird nest in the pole forest, go on a scavenger hunt, enjoy live music, make a tree cookie necklace and so much more! This is a free event. Surrey Nature Ctr  (9800–140st - just north of Fraser Highway).  To find out more please call 604.502.6065 or visit www.surrey.ca/naturecentre


August 14, 2010
HEART OF LADNER NIGHT MARKET. Join us for the Heart of Ladner Night Market on Sat Aug 14th 4pm-9pm on Delta Street to support Delta Hospice http://www.facebook.com/heartofladner.  It will be a great Family Fun evening of vendors, local shopping, entertainment, bounce house, face painter, food and much more! A preview of the quilts will be available as the "Quilt and Car Show" run the next day in Ladner as well as an Art Walk through the village.


August 14, 2010
HONEY BEES IN THE BOG. Summer’s a buzz at the Richmond Nature Park where you will see live bees up close and learn about the amazing world of the honeybee. Fresh honey samples from the Richmond Bee Keepers are provided. For information call 604-718-6188. Sponsored by the Richmond Nature Park Society.


August 14, 2010
Strong, bold and a bit nutty, the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival is all set to go at Whistler Blackcomb Mountain this summer.  Canadian cheese rolling is a gentler version of the whacky UK tradition.  On August 14th,  contestants will run after a giant 11-  pound wheel of Canadian cheese made by Natural Pastures of British Columbia. Last year’s event was such a success that Dairy Farmers of Canada is bringing back the crazy kookiness of Cheese Rolling for Canadian families to enjoy.  Cheese-loving, adventurous Canadians will race down Blackcomb Mountain from noon to 4:00 p.m. after the coveted wheel of BC cheese in hopes of winning the title of Cheese Rolling Champion. Both the male and female winners get to keep the cheese wheel and a one-year Whistler Blackcomb ski pass. For more information  visit: www.canadiancheeserolling.ca


August 14, 2010
Vancouver Chinatown Festival. Every year thousands of festival goers converge on the streets of Columbia and Keefer in historic Chinatown to experience the biggest multicultural summer celebration in the area. Whether it is the yummy food stalls, the historic walking tours around Chinatown, or the exciting multicultural stage performances, there is something for everyone here at Chinatown Festival. It's an event for all ages! http://www.vancouver-chinatown.com


August 15, 2010
6th Annual Gastown Motorcycle Show n' Shine. Vancouver's largest motorcycle show n' shine! All makes, all models,. There's something for everyone to enjoy! The show will also feature manufacturer displays by several of the major manufacturers, info on rider training, live music and much more! All of this will take place in a gorgeous setting on the cobble stone streets of historic Gastown. During the show motorcyclists will have access to FREE parking. Locations tba. www.gastownshownshine.blogspot.com/


August 17 - 21, 2010
Vitaly Beckman performs seventy minutes of jaw-dropping, mind-bending magic and illusions. August 17-21, 8 pm. Havana Theatre on 1212 Commercial Drive. $15 (advance) $20 (door), Tix at Highlife Records, 1317 Commercial Dr, Vancouver. Info/Tix: 778.228.5291, www.SensationOfMagic.com


August 19, 2010
Discovery Day, 10AM – 2PM, Meet a nature guide who will get you started with your discoveries in the forest. Check out the museum exhibit, create an eco-craft and learn something new with our interactive Exploration Boxes. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy your self-guided discovery through our special places. Surrey Nature Centre 14255 96 Avenue www.surrey.ca/naturecentre 604.502.6065


August 21 to September 6, 2010
Fair at the PNE. Come & experience BC’s largest summer event as we celebrate 100 years of fun. The PNE celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2010. This 17-day annual tradition features over 800 performances, such as nightly concerts, kids shows, daily parade, cultural shows, Superdogs & several great new attractions; not to mention, over 50 amusement park rides. Don’t forget to pick up your Mini Donuts & enjoy the fun. http://www.pne.ca


August 21, 2010
Walking Tour: Vancouver's West End Remembered.  Join Heritage Vancouver on this lively walking tour filled with Abbott family stories of the West End. Isaac Vanderhorst, Heritage Vancouver Board Member and Museum educator will lead the tour. As the tour ends at the Sylvia Hotel, there will be an opportunity to have lunch in this historic city landmark. Tickets: $15.00; Heritage Vancouver members $10.00 Purchase early as tour is limited to 30 people. Meet in front of the Manhattan Apartments, 784 Thurlow St. (at Robson); 778-828-5264, www.heritagevancouver.org


August 21, 2010
Agassiz Slow Food Cycle Tour 2010. SLOW FOOD CYCLE TOURS. Come to Agassiz (6 km from Harrison Hot Springs) on Saturday, August 21st to participate in a self-guided bicycle ride following the popular Circle Farm Tour. Embark on a leisurely cycle & learn more about local food production. The self-guided tour begins at the Fall Fair Grounds in Agassiz where you’ll receive a map you can follow to the various farm locations. There are ten stops on the route through the tranquil rural area of Agassiz-Harrison Mills & you can take the tour as fast or as slow as you would like. http://www.slowfoodvancouver.com


August 21, 2010
Shop For Yourself and Generation Next at Riot Boutique!  That’s right, all day on August 21st Riot Boutique is donating 1% of proceeds from sales to the Generation Next Design Competition & Fashion show! Not only will you be shopping to support our local new designer talent but there will also be an end of summer sale and new fall arrivals! Additionally while you’re there you can also pick up a ticket to the Generation Next event for $15 which happens September 2nd. For more information visit www.riotinbc.ca or www.generationnextcompetition.wordpress.com


August 21, 2010
Slow Food Cycle Tour. Meet the local famers, sample their products and tour their businesses on this countryside cycle tour. www.slowfoodvancouver.com Stay overnight and participate in the Chilliwack chapter of the event the following day. Making it a full weekend of fun.


August 22, 2010
All Over the Map’s characteristic blend of music and dance from all over the world is back for its seventh year on Granville Island . These lively one-hour performances take place over six Sundays during July and August and are a real treat for dance and music fans, and fun for the whole family. 2 pm, Ron Basford Park, Granville Island.


August 22, 2010
FALCONRY SHOW. Experience breathtaking falconry displays by “Pacific Northwest Raptors” in the spectacular setting of Terra Nova Rural Park. Follow signs from Westminster Hwy & No. 1 Rd. Demos at 11:30 pm and 3:30 pm For information call 604-718-6188. Sponsored by the Richmond Nature Park Society.


August 27 - 29, 2010
Fraser River Gold Panning Championship. Fraser River Gold Panning Championship. All are welcome to compete in the many competitions running throughout the 2 days. There will be children, teens, adults plus professional competitions. If you dress in the 1800's fashion for the weekend you could possibly win a beautiful gold nugget, best costume wins! Also, the panner whom lives the furthest away gets a beautiful gold nugget! All children & teens who enter will get a brand new gold pan plus a bag of pay dirt that contains real gold. Contact Yukon Dan for details or check our website for accommodation and directions. Yale, British Columbia. http://www.yukondan.com


August 27, 2010
Critical Mass in Vancouver; Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- a bike ride and skate -- held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed! We ride around the city wherever people want to go - this is decided collectively - the length of the ride depends on enthusiasm and is also collectively decided. No one who comes is forced to or needs to break the law in order to participate.  Meet 5 to 5:30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, leave at 6pm; Critical Mass in Vancouver (http://www.bikesexual.org/cm/)


August 28, 2010
NIGHT WATCH AT TERRA NOVA. Explore the park as the sun goes down and the night creatures come out. Look for bats and owls and howl at the moon. Pre-registration is required, book early as space is limited $4. Remember to bring your own flashlight. For information call 604-718-6188. Sponsored by the Richmond Nature Park Society.


August 28, 2010
Wild BC Seafood Fest.  Join us to discover and celebrate wild BC seafood. Steveston Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Park (Moncton & 3rd Avenue), Steveston, BC (in front of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site). www.WildBCSeafoodFest.com


August 29, 2010
Attention kids of all ages; today the crew of Fraser River Safari invites you to join the fun. Explore the Mighty Fraser, search for wildlife and enjoy the cool breeze. At the half way point all guests are invited to take in the annual Children’s Festival at Kilby before making the return trip home on the river. Adults $99 Seniors $90 Children $70 Family pack $300 Tel #1-866-34-TOURS(86877) Year round adventure! Launch time 9:30 www.fraserriversafari.com


August 29, 2010
Compaigni V’ni Dansi - Métis Dance. Showcasing a unique aesthetic all its own, this performance will offer audiences a fusion of contemporary dance, European reels and waltzes tied with the dances of Native American cultures into one original performance experience. 2 pm, Ron Basford Park, Granville Island. www.newworks.ca


August 29, 2010
Kids Festival at Kilby Historic Site. A full day of entertainment for the kids featuring music, dance, crafts and more. www.kilby.ca


August, 2010
Enchanted Evenings Concert Series @ Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.  Enchant your evenings with the critically acclaimed concert series set within the serene, garden beauty of one of Vancouver's most prestigious landmarks. Complete your cultural experience by following the concert with a trip to the nearby Night Market. http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com


Ongoing to August 7, 2010
Vancouver Drawn Festival. The Drawn Festival is a 3 week event showcasing drawing as a primary medium of artistic expression. 20 local galleries will present drawings from their featured artists. Many galleries will also provide artist talks. The highlight of the festival is the "Drawing Room", a juried show of 50 drawings. The Drawing Room will showcase the best in traditional & contemporary styles of drawing from Canadian artists. This show will be at the Pendulum Gallery, located at 885 West Georgia St in downtown Vancouver. For more information pick up a copy of Preview Magazine or visit our website. http://www.drawnfestival.ca


Ongoing to August 22, 2010
KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil. Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA - a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil - explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement. Performances run from July 22 - August 22, 2010 under the Grand Chapiteau Big Top Tent on the Concord Pacific lands in Vancouver's False Creek area. http://www.cirquedusoleil.com


Ongoing to August 26, 2010
Art in the Park will be running from July 6- August 26, every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm. It'll be in David Lam park (beside Elsie Roy Elementary School), and it's free! Basically, it's a drop-in time for children to come with their parents and make a craft, learn a bit about art, and have fun with bubbles and chalk. The purpose of Art in the Park is to facilitate community and facilitate parent-child time through art. There is also a week-long day camp running from August 16-20, where art in the park will be running Monday-Friday with more of a structure that includes a specific theme, a story & craft that goes with that theme, and games. The event is sponsored by Pacific Church, and there is more information to be found about Art in the Park on their website: http://www.pacificchurch.ca/connect/special-events.html. Parents can preregister their children, which is helpful for us so we can better estimate what supplies we will need. Kids also receive a free Art in the Park t-shirt, which is theirs to wear during their time with art in the park and to keep at the end of the summer.


Ongoing to August 27, 2010
TAKE OFF FRIDAYS AT YVR. Starting July 9, 2010, if you are travelling out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) this summer or are looking for something free and fun for your family, come to YVR and get your face painted, listen to the latest beats and sample treats from some of YVR’s shops and restaurants. Kids and adults alike can explore YVR’s Public Observation Area that features unobstructed views of YVR’s busy airfield, telescopes to zoom in on all the action, an interactive model of Sea lsland and behind-the-scenes videos of the airport community. 604.880.9815


Ongoing to August 27, 2010
UBC Botanical Garden - Young Explorers Summer Day Camp. Send your child on an environmental and recreational adventure at Canada's oldest continually operating university botanical garden. Young Explorers Summer Day Camp is a week long environmental and recreational adventure for children aged 7-11. The camp will create life-long connections with nature, wildlife, plants, science, and the environment through games, crafts and exploration in our 44.5 hectare (110 acres) Garden, the Greenheart Canopy Walkway, and the UBC campus. http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/kids/summer-camp.php


Ongoing to September 5, 2010
SummerFest.  The North Shores favourite waterfront festival is an eleven-week celebration of music, dance, culture and community. Hop on the SeaBus to experience a spectacular outdoor festival featuring local talent, cultural dance, live concerts, Artisan Farmers Market, and kids activities. SummerFest is a free community event and is in support of local charities; donations will be accepted on site. Please visit www.lonsdalequay.com/events.cfm for complete Festival schedule.


Ongoing to September 6, 2010
Bowen Island Community Museum Microclimates, Gardening and Architecture on Bowen Island Exhibit Now Open! The exhibit focuses on the challenges of building a home and garden on Bowen Island, including ways islanders have coped with the large deer population, summer drought conditions, and adapted to properties that are full of forests and exposed bedrock. The physical geography of the island, as well as climatic factors like wind, sun exposure and temperature affect both home and garden design, leading individuals to use passive solar heating techniques or to choose plants that are drought resistant for their garden. For more information about the Museum, the Bowen Island Historians, or maps on how to get to Bowen, please visit www.bowenhistory.ca


Ongoing to September 6, 2010
Summerfest at Lonsdale Quay Market. The North Shore’s favourite waterfront festival is an 11-week celebration of music, dance, culture and community. A spectacular outdoor festival featuring local talent, cultural dance, live concerts, Artisan Farmers Market, and kid’s activities. SummerFest is a free community event and is in support of local charities; donations will be accepted on site. Please visit our website for a complete Festival schedule. http://www.lonsdalequay.com/events.cfm


Ongoing to September 15, 2010
9th Annual Richmond Night Market. It is the original and the only summer outdoor event that provides the largest and most diverse products market place in North America. With the high quality live entertainment every night throughout the summer and wide range of authentic food items freshly made every night, it is with no surprise that Richmond Night Market© is the #1 top summer events in Metro Vancouver. http://www.richmondnightmarket.com


September 17 - 18, 2010
Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival. Awarded the best small town fair in BC, this annual event features a parade, midway, exhibits, music, animal shows and demos, and good ‘ol country fun. www.agassizfallfair.ca


September 19, 2010
Grab your water, lace up your shoes and don’t forget your pledge sheet! The 30th Annual Terry Fox Run is happening Sunday, September 19th  in communities across the province. Celebrate this monumental year in Terry’s legacy by joining this all-inclusive event which requires no minimum pledge donation, pre-registration or entry fee to participate.  Funds raised go to the Terry Fox Foundation to support their mission of fulfilling Terry’s dream for a world free from cancer. The Terry Fox Foundation is a non-profit, grassroots organization that is committed to donating 87 cents of every dollar raised to cancer research, making it one of the most fiscally responsible charities in Canada. For more information please visit www.terryfox.org or call 1-888-836-9786.


Ongoing to September 25, 2010
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival runs June 3 to September 25, 2010 in open-ended tents on the waterfront in Vanier Park, against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea & sky. On the Mainstage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Dean Paul Gibson plays in repertory with ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA directed by Scott Bellis. In the Studio Stage, Bard will continue with the second year of The Kings History Cycle. In a new adaptation by Errol Durbach, Henry IV, Parts I & II will be blended as FALSTAFF, which will be directed by Glynis Leyshon. FALSTAFF will play in repertory with the third history play, the powerful HENRY V, directed by Meg Roe. For tickets and information, check out the Bard website at www.bardonthebeach.org or call 604-739-0559 (Toll Free) 1-877-739-0559.


Ongoing to September 19, 2010
Stanley Park Hop-on Hop-off Tour with a Klahowya Village Aboriginal Interpreter. Explore Stanley Park on this fully narrated Hop-on Hop-off Stanley Park Shuttle with a Klahowya Village Aboriginal Interpreter on-board stopping at 15 of the top attractions & locations in Stanley Park http://www.vancouvertrolley.com/stanley-park-tour.php


Ongoing until October 1, 2010
Arthur Erickson House & Garden Foundation Tours.  Arthur Erickson House and Garden Foundation offer tours of his Japanese garden in Point Grey, Vancouver, every Thursday at 5 PM through October. Cost is $15 and reservations are required by email (see our website) or phone 604-738-4195. http://www.ericksongarden.org











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