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

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Special Events for July 2010
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July 1, 2010
Golden Spike Days Festival.  Fun-filled weekend for the entire family with great entertainment, special events and activities, can can dancers, as well as great food! June 28th is the kick off of the festival with concerts in the evening and back by popular demand; The Port Moody Idol Contest. Visitors can enjoy family-focused events, live shows, family entertainment, sporting events, and children’s rides. Admission by donation. Rocky Point Park , Port Moody.  Check the website regularly for updates on what's planned for this year’s festival http://www.goldenspike.ca


July 1, 2010
July 1- Canada Day celebrations. Festivities take place both in Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz including pancake breakfast, parade, games, family entertainment, craft market and fireworks. www.tourismharrison.com


July 1, 2010
Canada Day at Canada Place. Celebrate Canada Day in the heart of Vancouver. 10am to 6pm - Canada Day at Canada Place. 7pm- 8pm - 2nd Annual Canada Day Parade. 10:30pm - The Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show. http://www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca


July 1, 2010
Canada Day at Fort Langley NHS. Celebrate Canada Day at the birthplace of BC! Come and get breakfast by the Fort Langley Lions Club, and take part in the barrel races, tug-of-war and don’t forget your slice of Canada's birthday cake. Prizes for gold panning and live music all day long, don’t miss out! Free Admission. 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley, BC; 604-513-4777; www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley


July 1, 2010
Canada Day At Granville Island. Free fun island-wide activities for the whole family. Canada Day Parade, Official Ceremony, contests & jazz from noon to midnight. http://www.granvilleisland.com


July 1 - 4, 2010
Jazz at Canada Place. The TD Canada Trust International Jazz Festival will be holding lunchtime concerts at Canada Place from June 25-July 4, 2010 (except July 1). Jazz at Canada Place is presented by the Downtown Vancouver business Improvement Association and features a cross-section of musical styles with local and international artists. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit our website, http://www.canadaplace.ca


July 1 - 31, 2010
Music at the Cannery 2010. Music at the Cannery is a new open air music series at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada. This event is open to all ages & features a wide variety of music. Admission is by donation. Hope to see you there. http://www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com


July 1 to September 5, 2010
The 14th Vancouver Chinatown Night Market.  There is no shortage of atmosphere at this shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicrafts, fashionable gifts & ethnic snacks that will tempt your taste buds. A shopping experience like never before - on every Fri, Sat & Sun. http://www.vcma.shawbiz.ca


July 1 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


July 3 - 4, 2010
29th Annual Abbotsford Berrybeat Festival. New taste... fresh fun... legendary memories at the 29th Annual Abbotsford Festival, a family friendly country street festival. Celebrate the bounty of one of the world's best & most beautiful berry producing communities. Indulge in a traditional strawberry pancake breakfast. Pickup farm fresh berries from the field to he mouth. Applaud the diversity of recording & rising star entertainers & dancers on the Tom Lee Music Stage from Old-Time Fiddling to Latin, Country, Pop & Celtic Rock to Blues. Admission to Berrybeat Festival is free & so is the parking. http://www.downtownabbotsford.com


July 3 - 4, 2010
EXOTIC REPTILE SHOW. The West Coast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles will be at the Richmond Nature Park with a hands-on show of exotic reptiles on Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you've ever wondered what it feels like to touch a snake's skin, or look a snake in the eye, this is your chance to get up close and personal with snakes and other reptiles. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Phone 604.718-6188 or visit www.city.richmond.bc.ca. for further information


July 6 - 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.


July 7, 14, 22, 29, 2010
A free movie series under the canopy of the stars Dinner & a Movie.  For the second year running, the West End BIA will be hosting the outdoor “Dinner & a Movie” series at Ceperley Meadow (near Second Beach in Stanley Park) throughout July 2010. The free movies will start at dusk, but it is recommended to be there as early as possible to ensure a good spot in front of the giant inflatable screen. This community event gives people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy their movie favourites in a natural setting under the twinkling canopy of the stars. It’s pure summer fun to lay on a blanket or sit in a comfy lawn chair and laugh, cheer or ‘oooh’ at tfamily friendly movies. For more information, please visit www.westendbia.com.


July 8, 2010
The Ground Up: Land, People and Climate.  Soil isn't just dirt, it is a living ecosystem, a carbon sink, and the foundation that sustains societies and all planetary life. This presentation by UBC Earth Sciences professor Dr. Kurt Grimm will provide participants with a whole new perspective on the ground beneath our feet. Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Call (604) 718-6188 for more information.


July 9, 2010
Don’t miss your chance to ride with a pro: on July 9th, pro skateboarder Chaz Ortiz will be rolling into town and taking over skate parks as part of Gatorade Canada’s 2010 Ambush Tour.  Between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Chaz will be dropping in at skate parks to skate alongside the locals who are at those parks every day. For more details on the tour, visit http://www.gatorade.ca/skate.


July 9, 10, 11, 2010
Tour de Delta  www.tourdedelta.com


July 9 - 21, 2010
Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS).  Vancouver's outdoor theatrical tradition returns with alternating performances of musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Singin' in the Rain. A fantastic summer activity for the whole family. Don’t miss out on these unforgettable summer shows! July 9 – August 21, Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park. Tickets $17-44, children under five free. For more information call 604-734-1917 or visit www.tuts.ca


July 9 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


July 10, 2010
Vancouver independent children's book publisher, DJC Publishing, presents: On Saturday, July 10th, 2010, local children's book author and illustrator, David Martin, will signing copies of his phonics based books for small children at Blackberry Books on Granville Island. David's books include: Where's My Cheese Please?, Bob and Cayle, The Little Bare Bear, Fishy Food and David Martin's ABC Z is for Zebra. David is also author and illustrator of the popular Dave the Canadian Beaver series of books with Dave the Canadian Beaver Goes to Japan soon to be released in its second edition. Come down and say hello. There will be stickers for the little ones as well. See you at Blackberry Books! For more information visit http://DJCPublishing.com


July 10, 2010
Forest Lawn Cemetery Walking Tour.  Today's gardens remain vibrant and offer repose to such luminaries as Alberta premier William Aberhart, Chief Justice Sherwood Lett, Lt.-Gov. Charles Banks, Victoria Cross recipients and the famous Madame X. 604-297-4565


July 10 - 11, 2010
Come and celebrate the 10th anniversary of Maillardville’s favourite free family event, Fair in the Square! It’s a backyard birthday bash featuring live performances by the astounding Uzume Taiko, the upbeat French Canadian tunes of Les Jammers, the colourful Mr. I and the Rainbow Singers and much more. Create a fabulous birthday hat and partake in old-fashioned races and carnival games, enjoy artisan demonstrations and get messy in the annual watermelon eating contest. Have your treasures assessed by local antiques expert Al Bowen and take a road to the past at the vintage car display. Be sure to drop by Mackin House Museum for sweet treats baked fresh daily. For the full lineup, visit www.fairinthesquare.ca Fair in the Square is hosted by Place des Arts, Mackin House Museum and Gare de Fraser Mills Station.


July 10 - 11, 2010
Caribbean Street Festival. This 2 day event runs on Saturday, July 10 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and on Sunday, July 11 from 12:00 noon - 9:00 pm. Live Caribbean Bands, colourful costumes, dancing, arts and crafts, and delicious food! Draw prize is a trip to the Caribbean! Celebrate in the sun at the Caribbean Street Festival from 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm on 224th Street in Maple Ridge. For more information, visit our website. http://www.caribbeanfest.ca


July 10, 11, 17, 18, 2010
Arnold Mikelson Annual Festival of Arts. One of the largest art exhibitions in the area. Over 100 new & established artists display their art, showcasing wood sculpture, painting, pottery, glass blowing, soapstone, metal art, fabrics, jewelry & much more. http://www.mindandmatterart.com


July 10 - 18, 2010
32nd Harrison Festival of the Arts. This is a 10 day event celebrating music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Presenting music from all corners of the globe, a large outdoor art market on weekends, workshops, enjoy concerts on the beach or evening performances in the Hall. There is even a day aimed at children with crafts and performers. www.harrisonfestival.com


July 11, 2010
Celebrate 25 Years of Community Gardening With Us! Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Strathcona Community Gardens and Mayor Gregor Robertson's opening of Cottonwood's new accessible garden. For more information, please visit www.strathconagardens.ca or www.cottonwoodcommunitygardens.ca


July 11, 2010
Tibet Festival.  his is a one-day Tibetan cultural and arts event. It will demonstrate Tibetan Thangka painting, sacred sand mandala art, and beautiful butter sculpture. You will also enjoy Tibetan food, arts, music, dance and movies. Come with your family and your friends to join us for a day of fun events.  VanDusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall, 5251 Oak Street.  A lot of great door prizes, for details www.tsengdokrinpoche.com


July 11, 2010
22nd Annual Symphony in The Park. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, co-sponsored by Kinder Morgan, performs its annual free outdoor concert showcasing the beauty of Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park. The crowd will be pleased with the program of light classics and popular favourites. Come early, bring a blanket and a picnic basket, and settle in for a wonderful evening with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Just a reminder that parking in the vicinity is limited, so alternate transportation is recommended.http://www.shadboltcentre.com


July 11, 2010
Hotdogs for Heritage: an Architectural Salvage Sale . Come out to this Vancouver Heritage Foundation event on July 11, 2010 from 11AM to 3PM at a lovely Shaughnessy home ( 5026 Connaught Dr , Vancouver ).  Rummage through treasures like old doors, stained glass windows, antique fixtures, and more. The yard will be buzzing with activities for the whole family.  This fun-filled family fair includes a silent auction, activities for kids, live music from local band Headwater, a beer garden, and one free hotdog for each person!  Admission is by donation, with a suggested minimum of $10 /person, $25 /family.  For more information, check out our website at http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/hotdogs.html or contact us at 604-264-9642 or mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org.


July 11, 2010
Yoga Day in Vancouver. hat are you doing to celebrate Yoga Day? Come celebrate with Vancouver’s yoga community at Halfmoon Yoga, 1650 Johnston St, in the heart of Granville Island across from the Public Market. Sunday, July 11th from 11:00 am, Halfmoon Yoga Products will be partnering with a handful of Vancouver yoga studios to offer two hours of playful demos and short classes catered to young families and yogis alike. The new island plaza in front of Halfmoon’s storefront will be transformed into an outside yoga space accommodating up to 40 participants. Bamboo children’s “Child Pose” T Shirts will be available for purchase with $2 of each sale going to Camp Moomba, a camp for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Bring the little ones, enjoy some yoga poses, complimentary chai and lots of family fun. to register please email jody@halfmoon.bz or call 604-731-7099 ext 107.


July 11 to August 29, 2010
This will be our 4th year of Free Sunday Concerts at Rocky Point Park, Port Moody every Sunday 2:00PM July 11 through Aug. 29 featuring top Vancouver bands. More info at our website www.summersundays.ca.


July 14 - 18, 2010
Squamish Mountain Festival. Film, clinics, workshops, celebrations on the rock. Check the website for a full listing of events. The vision of Arc’teryx’s Squamish Mountain Festival is to provide a grass-roots gathering to celebrate the magic of Squamish climbing, bouldering and mountain culture during the peak of the climbing season in spectacular Squamish, BC. The Squamish Mountain Festival takes place each summer in Squamish, BC, where it attracts filmmakers, climbers and adventurers from around the world who travel to Squamish to catch the showcase of the newest high adrenaline adventure and climbing films at the Eagle Eye Theatre in downtown Squamish. http://www.squamishmountainfestival.com


July 16 - 18, 2010
Vancouver Folk Music Festival. A celebration of traditional & contemporary folk & roots music from around the world & across the street. 3 evenings & 2 full days of entertainment on 8 outdoor stages, with food, crafts & a special area for the Little Folks. All of this takes place in the spectacular outdoor setting of Jericho Beach Park, amidst groves of pine & cedar trees & against a backdrop of the beautiful coast mountains rising above a modern city skyline. We'll see you in the Park. http://thefestival.bc.ca


July 16 - 18, 2010
BC Renaissance Festival. Our 4th year The BCRF is now at M&M Connemaras Farm, Langley. Come see the joust, our vendors, entertainers and food influenced by The Renaissance. Join our cast as we continue the storyline with nobility and pirates. Live The Revelry! http://www.bcrenfest.com


July 17, 2010
SUMMERFEST at Wellbrook Winery on July 17, 2010 from 10:30-5:00pm. This is a fun, FREE event for the whole family !!  Features a Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, a Blueberry Festival & an Outdoor Market. Includes live music with Kid Cadillac, BBQ, Blueberry Pie Eating Contest & Blueberry Bake-Off sponsored by Cobs Bakery.    Delta Model Railway Display in the heritage barn, Giant Kid Zone(including bouncy castle, slide, sumo suits & zorb balls) & MUCH MORE!!   JRFM Funfinder will be onsite. For more info check our website at www.wellbrookwinery.com or call us at 604-946-1868.


July 17, 2010
Once Upon a Forest, 10AM – 1PM, Discover Surrey’s magnificent forests of the past and how they’ve changed over the years.  Step back in time at this family event and play like a pioneer, explore life in the forest and make crafty tree creations.  Learn about trees and their importance to people, plants and animals throughout history. Surrey Nature Centre 14255 96 Avenue www.surrey.ca/naturecentre 604.502.6065


July 17, 2010
Slice of Summer: A Summer Extravaganza.  Held on Saturday July 17th from 1:30 to 5:30 in the Killarney Community Centre, the third annual Slice of Summer is back! Featuring a large number of information booths, crafts and lots of fun games with prizes to be won! This year features an arcade corner with a Wii and Xbox and a raffle draw with many prizes. Event Title: Slice of Summer: A Summer Extravaganza. Killarney Community Centre, killarney.yc@gmail.com


July 17 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


July 18, 2010
26th Annual Burnaby Discovery Day Festival. Burnaby’s largest community grass roots festival provides opportunities for fun and creativity for the whole family. The event promotes community pride by inviting and showcasing a variety of service and “helping” organizations and groups involved in arts and culture, heritage, sports, leisure, and the environment. Discovery Day addresses key municipal goals concerning leisure services and arts and culture, presenting a variety of music, live theatre, street performances, and interactive visual arts activities. Free. Deer Lake Park, http://www.shadboltcentre.com


July 21, 24, 28, 31, 2010
HSBC Celebration of Light. Words can hardly describe the ambiance of being surrounded in a crowd of nearly 300,000 on English Bay Beach taking in the spectacular pyro-musical competition, considered one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the world. The fireworks festival creates an exciting arena where spectators can enjoy each country's representatives unveil their latest techniques & use the most innovative fireworks materials as they compete to be crowned the winner. http://www.celebration-of-light.com


July 22 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


July 22 to August 22, 2010
Vancouver Police Museum. If you’ve ever wanted to be a detective, why not take a workshop on forensics at the Vancouver Police Museum? We’ll teach you how to take fingerprints, how to analyze bullets, what bugs can teach you about crime, and lots more! Our hour-long workshops take place on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from July 22nd to August 21st. Only 10$ each, and if you do three or more, you get a free year-long membership to the museum, a Jr. Forensics Investigator’s Badge, and lots more! Find out more on our website, www.vancouverpolicemuseum.ca , or call us at (604) 665-3346.


July 23 - 25, 2010
Mission Folk Music Festival. Staged in one of BC's loveliest parks, the festival is renowned for its mix of accessibility, easy going comfort, affordability & small town friendliness. Enjoy some of the finest folk, roots, blues & brilliantly uncategorized music from around the world. http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca


July 24, 2010
5 Peaks Trail Running Series. Looking for a new challenge? - This is it! Canada's only national trail running series offering an exciting atmosphere, a challenging course, a competitive field, and an amazing off-road experience all while practicing 7 sound environmental ethics. There are 5 races in BC for 2010, they are: Mount Seymour, Golden Ears Park, Simon Fraser University, Whistler Blackcomb and Buntzen Lake. Mount Seymour's race course terrain is a combination of single track, technical hiking trails and alpine ski runs. Check our website for more race details. 604-988-2320.


July 24 - 25, 2010
23rd Caribbean Days Festival.  This year's Festival takes place from 10 AM to 7 PM both Saturday and Sunday, July 24th & 25th, 2010 at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. Admission is FREE of charge.  This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar -- and with tens of thousands of attendees, possibly the largest cultural event of its type in BC, period. For more information check out our website www.caribbeandays.ca


July 26 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


July 30, 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/)


July 31 to August 1, 2010
Spirit of the Sea Festival, White Rock, www.spiritofthesea.ca


July - 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


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 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 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, 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 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


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


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


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 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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