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

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Special Events for July 2013
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July 1, 2013
North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration.  The Rotary Club of Lions Gate will be hosting the North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations on July 1 at Waterfront Park. This fun, free event takes place from 12:00 – 4:00 pm and includes a variety of activities, games and entertainment for all ages! From live multicultural performances to interactive crafts and activities, there is sure to be something for everyone in the family. 200 Block of West Esplanade, North Vancouver; http://www.northvancanadaday.com/

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July 1, 2013
Canada Day Fireworks presented by Port Metro Vancouver. 10:30 pm, Canada Place. http://www.canadaplace.ca

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July 1, 2013
Canada Day At Granville Island - Vancouver
Granville Island's 14th annual Canada Day celebration will feature an array of family-friendly activities, including a colourful parade, face painting and free live jazz performances across the island. Hop aboard an Aquabus or False Creek ferry for a short ride over to the island to join the flag-waving fun. And don't forget your bathing suit if you plan to cool off in the kids' water park. http://www.granvilleisland.com/event/canada-day-celebration

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July 1, 2013
Canada Day by the Bay - White Rock
White Rock Waterfront
A fun-filled family event that celebrates White Rock, Canada & our heritage. The day long party along White Rock's promenade will feature live performances from entertainers & dance groups, children's activities & artist displays. Don't miss fireworks at dusk.
http://www.city.whiterock.bc.ca

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July 1, 2013
Maple Ridge Canada Day Celebrations - Maple Ridge
Celebrate Canada Day at Memorial Peace Park. Festivities take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Begin your day with a visit to the Haney Farmers Market, followed up with lots of interactive activities for children and families. The official ceremonies, flag-raising and awards will begin at 12:30 pm. Entertainment, singing, dancing, activities, food and fun continue throughout the day. Don't forget to participate in our neighbourhood "Show Your Colours for Canada Day" contest.  Memorial Peace Park; http://www.mapleridge.ca

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July 1, 2013
Steveston Salmon Festival - Richmond
Steveston Village
The day begins with a parade through the historic village. After the official opening, the stage bursts with great entertainment all afternoon. Festival highlights include the Japanese cultural show, craft fair, trade show, an awesome children's festival, Funtastic inflatables and mini midway, martial arts demonstrations, youth rock fest, food fair plus an art show and exhibit. The main attraction is our famous salmon barbecue where over 1200 pounds of wild salmon fillets are grilled over open fire pits. http://www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca

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July 1, 2013
Surrey Canada Day Celebrations - Surrey
Join the residents of Surrey in celebrating with a non-stop day of exciting activities. From food vendors & free giveaways to live entertainment, interactive games & spectacular fireworks finale. Free admission. Roster includes Platinum Blonde, Sloan, Srystal Shawanda, and more!  Cloverdale Millenium Amphitheatre, http://www.surrey.ca

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July 1, 2013
Drop by Willowbrook Shoppping Centre from 11am to 6pm on July 1 for Canada Day festivities!  Be spotted in the centre in Canada's colours (red and white), and receive a free Vancouver Canadians Baseball ticket. One ticket per person while limited quantities last. Langley Little League players will be giving away ice cream in support of the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation (suggested donation 25 cents.)  Listen to the cool sounds of summer with our DJ.  Willowbrook Shopping Centre, 19705 Fraser Hwy., Langley, BC, 604.530.4492, www.shopwillowbrook.com

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July 1, 2013
Canada Day!
Happy Birthday Canada! Watch the Citizenship ceremony and wish Canada a Happy 146th Birthday with multicultural music, cake at noon, and family activities. Free admission. More fun family activities from 11 am – 3 pm across the street at the Langley Centennial Museum & Farm Machinery Museum.  Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley.  For more information please contact the Fort through phone: (604) 513-4777, email: fort.langley@pc.gc.ca, website: www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley

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July 1, 2013
Canada Day Parade
West Georgia and Broughton Streets
7:00pm July 1st
The 5th Annual Canada Day Parade starts at the corner of Georgia and Broughton Streets. This free community event features more than 60 dynamic entries and recognizes diversity, multiculturalism, freedom and the special bond that connect all Canadians. Look for the Vancouver Canucks “Fin”, the BC Lions, our friends from Hawaiian Punch, and more.
http://www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca/Event_Info/Canada_Day_Parade

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July 1  - July 6, 2013
BC Bike Race - Vancouver
BC Bike Race is a seven-day mountain bike adventure that takes 500+ international participants from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, down the Sunshine Coast & via Squamish to Whistler. In its 7th year, the race has become a cultural phenomenon in the cycling world & is often referred to as "The best week of my life" by participants.
Various Locations On The West Coast Of BC
http://www.bcbikerace.com
Toll-free 866-886-4108
Phone 778-846-5746

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July 1 to August 20, 2013
Theatre Under the Stars presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying filters the era of "Mad Men" through a wonderfully comic lens, and features some of the best songs ever written for the musical theatre. Recent revivals on Broadway have featured Matthew Broderick, Daniel Radcliffe and Nick Jonas. The creative team for HOW TO SUCCEED will include TUTS alumni Sarah Rodgers (director of previous TUTS hits such as ANYTHING GOES and THE MUSIC MAN), choreographer Shelley Stewart Hunt (BYE BYE BIRDIE, SINGIN IN THE RAIN) and music director Chris King (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, THE MUSIC MAN).  Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park, http://tuts.ca/

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July 1 - August 30, 2013
Enchanted Evenings.Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents The 20th Anniversary Season of the Enchanted Evenings Concert Series.
July 5: Peking Opera Relive the old time glamour
July 12: Andrea Superstein Smooth vintage-modern jazz
July 19: Vancouver Piano Ensemble Eight hands, two grands
July 26: Diane Lines Trio American classics through the ages
August 2: Rumba Calzada Move your feet and dance to the salsa beat
August 9: The Rakish Angles Toe tappin' Latin Gypsy-Grass
August 16: Silk Road Music East and West musical mélange
August 23: Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars Swing to Hot Gypsy Jazz
August 30: Jim Byrnes Get swept away in smoky, soulful blues
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, http://vancouverchinesegarden.com/

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July 1 - August 31, 2013
Looking for an exciting and eye-opening way for your children to enjoy their summer vacation? Children can experience the Aquarium in a whole new way during our July and August summer AquaCamps program. Through hands-on activities, arts and crafts, animal observations and gallery tours, children can learn all about the wonders of aquatic life. Also, new this year for students in grades 4-8 is a five-day camp with a sleepover and field trip!
Many of the lessons provided support the lesson plans offered to students in their classrooms. The Vancouver Aquarium fosters an engaging and positive environment, which encourages students to actively learn about aquatic ecosystems, sustainability, life cycles and much more. 604-659-3552, http://www.vanaqua.org/learn/camps/aquacamps

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July 3, 2013
Canoeing at Deas Slough.  Dip your paddle and learn the basics of canoeing while enjoying the sights and sounds on the river. Deas Island Regional Park. Metro Vancouver Programs. 604-432-6359. https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities

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July 3 - September 3, 2013
North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents:
District Foyer Gallery: Kenneth Roy Mitchell and Maxine Wolodko
District Foyer Gallery, North Vancouver District Hall, 355 West Queens Road
604.988.6844 / exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca / nvartscouncil.ca

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July 4 - 7, 2013
Whistler Longboarding Festival - Whistler
The Whistler Longboard Festival takes place July 4-7, 2013. It's a crazy, kinetic celebration of skateboarding in summer. Events include a skate bowl jam and the Skate x Shoot Biathlon at Whistler Olympic Park. For maximum gravity fueled excitement, don't miss the 2013 Whistler Downhill Race, held at the Whistler Sliding Center. More information can be found online. http://unkle.ca

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July 4 to September 14, 2013
Coquitlam Watershed Tours - Thursdays & Saturdays.  This tour showcase everything from drinking water infrastructure to giant old-growth Western redcedar and Douglas-fir. Catch a glimpse of the past as you visit the 1913 water intake tower. Enjoy panoramic views of the watershed, Coquitlam Island and Coquitlam Lake. Participants should be capable of getting off the bus 4-5 times and walking for approx. 100m on rough,unsurfaced trail at one of the stops.  Tours are 3 hours long. Free. 604-432-6430, toursreg@metrovancouver.org, www.metrovancouver.org

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July 5, 2013
INDIAN SUMMER IN THE PARK
What better way to get your summer weekend groove on than a FREE evening of food, music, dance, film and friends in the park?  Come to historic Victory Square Park in Gastown on Friday July 5th with family and friends. Listen to some tunes while kicking back on the grass, grab a bite from a scrumptious food truck onsite, have a hearty chuckle with Laughing Yoga masters, and limber up with the electric Shiamak Davar Vancouver Dance Team. Then settle down on a blanket or chair (bring your own!) or on the green grass and watch the outdoor screening of Little Zizou. It doesn’t get any better!  For more information on Indian Summer Festival 2013 Events, Checkout our website at www.indiansummerfestival.ca

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July ,5, 6, 7, 2013
Tour de Delta. 3 days of Fast...Free...Family Fun!
Tour de Delta MK Delta Criterium  July 5, 2013   6:30pm
The exciting MK Delta Criterium features a 1.2km criterium loop around the Social Heart area of North Delta. Riders travel in a pack, reaching breakneck speeds of more than 70km/hr, fighting it out for cash prizes. Great entertainment for all!
Tour de Delta Brenco Criterium  July 6, 2013   5:15pm
This criterium will excite all who attend as cyclists manipulate the tight street corners of the historic fishing village of Ladner in front of thousands of spectators. Watch competitor’s complete lap after lap at breakneck speeds making this race a fan favorite.
White Spot   Delta Road Race  July 7, 2013   Women 9am    Men 12noon
Wrap up the weekend with the gruelling White Spot   Delta Road Race on a new 11.64 km course that will wind through the streets of Tsawwassen with Dennison Park at its heart.  This challenging race incorporates strategy, precision & endurance which when combined with a strong international field expected to be racing for UCI points, is going to make for a very exciting race.
Tour de Delta Kid’s Criteriums  July 5, 2013  5:45pm and July 6, 2013 4:00pm
Calling all pros of the future! The Kids Criterium is a chance for kids age 6-11 to warm up the criterium course for the pros!  All participants are presented a medal!  Safe bikes & helmets mandatory, enthusiasm encouraged!  Pre-registration required.
www.tourdedelta.com

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July 5 to September 7, 2013
Bard on the Beach presents Elizabeth Rex
"I require distraction," declares Queen Elizabeth I, when she suddenly appears in a barn where Shakespeare and his acting company are lodged overnight. She's quite serious: a former lover of hers, the Earl of Essex, is jailed in the Tower of London for treason and will die by her order at dawn. As the hour of his execution draws closer, the Queen must reconcile her responsibilities as a leader with her feelings as a woman. Charismatic actor Ned Lowenscroft, renowned for his portrayals of Shakespeare's women, becomes the Queen's sparring partner in Findley's fierce examination of devotion, power and identity. The Studio Stage provides an intimate setting for this poignant study of a sovereign in love. Vanier Park, Vancouver; http://www.bardonthebeach.org/

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July 5 to September 15, 2013
Capilano Watershed tours - Fridays & Sundays.  Every summer we offer tours of our 3 protected watersheds to let you discover the pristine source of your tap water. Take in the spectacular views of the Coast Mountains, Capilano River and alpine storage lakes. Tour includes multiple  points of interest, 3 of which require participants to get off the bus for a short walk (~100m). Tours are 4 hours long. Free. 604-432-6430, toursreg@metrovancouver.org, www.metrovancouver.org

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July 6, 2013
Wreck Beach Events: Wreck Beach Day.  Join the 32nd annual celebration of the naturist lifestyle with a range of activities including sandcastle building. Register for sandcastle event at 604-856-9598. http://www.wreckbeach.org/

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July 6, 2013
CARNAVAL DEL SOL 2013 Festival! Experience the true Latin American fiesta in downtown Vancouver! Amid exciting music, food and cheers you will be immersed into numerous activities. Authentic Hispanic culture, food, arts and music - join for the hottest fiesta in town this July! Granville Street (between Smithe St. and Hastings St.), FREE event!  For more information please visit http://carnavaldelsol.com/

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July 6, 2013
Glenn Miller Orchestra.  The Glenn Miller Orchestra brings the Big Band jazz era to life.
Orpheum, 601 Smithe Street at Seymour; http://glennmillerorchestra.com/

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July 6, 2013
Dairy Days at Kilby Historic Site
Today is all about honoring the Kilby Jersey Farm.  Come out and learn about farming and cows with BC Dairy Association’s mobile learning classroom.
Event is free with admission.
Kilby Historic Site
215 Kilby RD, Harrison Mills
www.kilby.ca
604-796- 9576

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July 6 - 7, 2013
EPIC Sustainable Living Festival 2013
EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival is Vancouver's newest and grooviest outdoor summer festival celebrating sustainability, culture and community. Join for an awesome weekend of live music, dozens of beer and wine vendors, delicious eats provided by Green Table restaurants and on-site food trucks, and a huge sustainable living marketplace. VanDusen Botanical Garden; 604-695-5001, http://www.epicfest.ca/

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July 6 - 13, 2013
Summer Salsa Cruise Series.  Aboard the MV Britannia: 3 levels, 3 Djs, a complimentary salsa lesson and a dance show taught by some of Vancouver’s top instructors. Take part in the excitement or sit back and watch the view either way this will be a night to remember. Mexican food is available for purchase. Group rates are available. 604-312-6772, http://salsacruises.com/events/

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July 6 - 14, 2013
Harrison Festival of the Arts - Harrison Hot Springs
A celebration of Music, Theatre, Dance & Visual Arts. The Harrison Festival, set in the beautiful lakeside village of Harrison Hot Springs, has quietly built a national & international reputation for excellence. Now in its 35th year, the Festival presents music from all corners of the globe, visual & literary arts, theatre, a large outdoor art market, workshops as well as a special day for children, while maintaining a relaxed, small town atmosphere. Admission fee charged for some events. Memorial Hall, http://www.harrisonfestival.com

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July 6 to August 31, 2013
YYoga on Grouse Mountain
YYOGA have partnered with Grouse Mountain once again to bring back complimentary yoga* at the top of the Grouse Grind every Saturday from July 6th to August 31st, 2013 (weather permitting). Whether you hike to the top or arrive by Skyride, experience the breathtaking views during this 45 minute outdoor class. Mats are complimentary for the first 50 yogis! Please arrive early. 10:00AM, Saturdays from July 6th to August 31st, 2013; http://www.grousemountain.com/events/

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July 7, 2013
WELL-BEING WEEKEND - Indian Summer Festival 2013
You’ve always meant to do Yoga but didn’t know which style to start with? You’re a passionate Yogi/Yogini and can’t get enough of it? Or you just care about living a good, healthy and aware life. Whichever way, the well-being weekend will offer you a whole day (or if you like, a whole weekend) of talks, demonstrations and hands-on classes with a range of styles to choose from. Experts from India and Canada will lead you through sessions on yoga postures, meditation, pranayama and lectures on health.  SFU-Woodward's, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. For more information on Indian Summer Festival 2013 Events, Checkout our website at www.indiansummerfestival.ca

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July 7, 2013
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fire Hall No 14 Open House
Fire Hall No. 14, 2804 Venables Street
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is hosting open houses at fire halls across Vancouver throughout the summer. Meet your local firefighters, learn what they do, discuss any fire and life safety concerns that you may have, and enjoy refreshments and demonstrations.
604 665 6014

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July 7, 2013
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fire Hall No. 10 Open House
Fire Hall No. 10, 2992 Wesbrook Mall
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is hosting open houses at fire halls across Vancouver throughout the summer. Meet your local firefighters, learn what they do, discuss any fire and life safety concerns that you may have, and enjoy refreshments and demonstrations.
604-665-6010

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July 7, 2013
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fire Hall No. 17 Open House
Fire Hall No. 17, 7070 Knight Street
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is hosting open houses at fire halls across Vancouver throughout the summer. Meet your local firefighters, learn what they do, discuss any fire and life safety concerns that you may have, and enjoy refreshments and demonstrations.
604-665-6017

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July 7 - 8, 2013
32nd Annual Berry Festival - Abbotsford
July heralds the height of berry season in the Raspberry Capital of Canada. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Berry Beat Festival. Bring the whole family this year to downtown Abbotsford and sample delicious local strawberry, raspberry and blueberry products. Linger to cheer the top musicians, magicians and clowns; play bingo or mini-golf. Enjoy the 'berried' treasure hunt and the sport and art activities. Browse through local craft and market-style food stands. Various Locations, http://www.downtownabbotsford.com

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July 7 to August 25, 2013
Pacific Coast Terminals Summer Sunday Concerts - Port Moody
Free concerts every Sunday at 2:00 pm in July & August, featuring top Vancouver R&B, funk, soul & blues bands on the water at Port Moody's picturesque Rocky Point Park. Enjoy world-class, free entertainment. It's a perfect way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon. Free prizes and giveaways with donations accepted in lieu of admission in support of Crossroads Hospice.  Rocky Point Park, http://www.summersundays.ca

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July 7 to October 31, 2013
Downtown Food Cart Walking Tour
Explore the popular food cart scene in the downtown core that is the largest in Canada! From Gastown to Granville Street, the tour will take you to the best street eating this city has to offer. In the mood for some traditional Indian naan? How about some Hong Kong dim sum? Or authentic Australian Pies? This tour is a fantastic way to sample 6 different food carts with an array of flavours. Tuesday to Friday, Meeting Place: Corner of Abbot and Water; http://offtheeatentracktours.ca/vancouver/

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July 9, 2013
Guided Bike Tour of Trails & Dykes in the Fraser Valley. Bike scenic countryside pathways; 10 - 15 km on gravel trails.  Arrive 10 min early to gear up and check in. Bring your bike, helmet, tire patch kit, mosquito spray and drinking water. Meet at the north end of Park Lane, Pitt Meadows. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 604-432-6359, programs.info@metrovancouver.org

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July 10, 2013
Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix.  The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix is Canada’s most famous criterium bike race. (A multi-lap race held on a short closed course.) The race attracts North America’s top professional and Olympic cyclists. www.globalrelayggp.org, www.facebook.com/GastownGrandPrix

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July 11, 2013
Roedde House Presents: The Ben Henriques Trio - Bebop & Beyond! - Vancouver
A wonderful up and coming saxophonist, Ben Henriques will be presenting some of his favourite music from the 1950's and beyond. He has been inspired by musicians such as Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Bud Powell. http://www.roeddehouse.org

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July 12 - 14, 2013
Halfmoon Bay Country Fair - Halfmoon Bay
The 47th Annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair will be held July 12-14 2013 at Coopers Green in Halfmoon Bay. There will be a Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday in the morning, a Family Dinner/Dance on Saturday evening, a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning & Craft Booths, Bingo & Beer Garden on Sunday. http://www.welcomebeach.org

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July 12 - 14, 2013
Tour de White Rock - White Rock
From world class cycling races to the ever-popular block party and children's bike parade, residents, visitors and families of all ages are sure to enjoy the fun and excitement of White Rock's 32nd annual Tour de White Rock taking place July 12, 13 & 14, 2013. In addition to the races, you can enjoy live music, watch or join in the children's bike parade along Marine drive or head up town to enjoy the festivities at the Five Corners Block Party. And don't forget to get an autograph or two at the main stage after the awards presentations. http://www.tourdewhiterock.ca

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July 12 - 22, 2013
Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship - Surrey
The 2013 Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship will be held in Surrey, British Columbia and promotes the development of the sport of fastpitch by helping young female athletes reach for their personal best. This year will be exceptionally promising, as we have extended invitations to national and elite club teams. Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch welcomes hundreds of college and university scouts to the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship. This tournament provides players with an excellent opportunity to be considered for scholarships to some of the top schools in North America. http://www.canadianopenfastpitch.com

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July 13, 2013
Butterfly Tea Party.  Celebrate butterfly season in the wildlife garden with tea, stories, crafts and butterfly enthusiasts. Park near the Nature House at the corner of 8th Avenue and 204th Street in Langley.  Free, drop-in. 604-432-6430, toursreg@metrovancouver.org, www.metrovancouver.org

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July 13, 2013
13th Annual Maple Ridge Caribbean + Music Festival
The Maple Ridge Caribbean + Music Festival Society will be celebrating its 13th annual festival at Memorial Peace Park and 224th Street in Downtown Maple Ridge and is promising the best and biggest festival yet.  What started as a one day festival in 2000 attracting 1,500 festival-goers of all ages has grown to between 18,000 and 20,000 over two days and remains an admission-free festival with people coming from all over the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and Washington State. http://www.caribbeanfest.ca/home.htm

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July 13, 2013
Khatsahlano! Music & Art Festival - Vancouver
2013's festival will feature ten stages showcasing more than 40 of Vancouver's top musical performers - a veritable who's who of hot indie acts - plus eclectic pods of distinctive local artisans, street performers and a host of other festivities. 1857 West 4th Avenue, http://www.khatsahlano.com

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July 13, 2013
The Annual Open House Event at Erikson’s Daylily Gardens.
This year the regular exhibitors will be back, including Select Roses, Tuscan Farm Gardens, Buds N Petals, the Van Dusen Master Gardeners, our glass artists and more.  Of course, the Aldergrove Daylily Society members will be on hand with their fun draw and club tent, and renowned harpist, Judy Henry, will be providing light music in the garden.  Admission is by donation, with proceeds to help local charities.  This year, our chosen charity is again the rebuilding fund for the BC Childrens Hospital.   Last year, we were thrilled to hand over $1,600 to this charity and hope to better that this time! 604.856.5758, www.eriksonsdaylilygardens.com

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July 13, 2013
Annual Car Show at Kilby Historic Site
Join us as collector and vintage cars from all over the lower mainland roll onto our 1920s heritage site today. Vote for your favourite in the ever popular “People’s Choice” award.
Event is free with admission.
Kilby Historic Site
215 Kilby RD, Harrison Mills
www.kilby.ca
604-796- 9576

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July 13 - 21, 2013
Arnold Mikelson Annual Festival of Arts - Surrey
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. 13743 16th Ave, http://www.mindandmatterart.com

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July 13, August 17, 2013
The Eastside Flea Market
The Eastside Flea is a fresh new monthly flea market in East Vancouver featuring a diverse array of vendors from handmade goods, vintage clothing & antiques, art, craftsmen items, garage sale, and more! Admission into the market is by donation, and is all ages! The Wise Hall (1882 Adanac St Vancouver); www.facebook.com/events/473318262738200/

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July 14, 2013
Geocaching by Canoe.  Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Join a high-tech treasure hunt. Learn about geocaching and basic canoeing skills. Equipment provided. Ages 15 +, 604-432-6430, toursreg@metrovancouver.org, https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/MetroVancouver/Activities/

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July 14, 2013
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mountain View Cemetery Walking Tours
Mountain View Cemetery (meet at Celebration Hall), 5445 Fraser Street (enter at 39th Ave)
Cost: $10 per person (cash only please)
Historian Maurice Guibord leads a walk exploring the Chinese, Japanese and Jewish sections of Mountain View Cemetery. These sections are fascinating examples of the segregation that existed even in cemeteries during the 19th and 20th centuries. Each of these three areas evokes cultural traits of communities that were seeking a foothold in Vancouver’s society. We will discuss the disinterment of Chinese remains, until 1937, to be repatriated to China for reburial with their ancestors; the self-segregation of a burgeoning Jewish congregation; and the survival of an impressive swastika-decorated Japanese obelisk through the Second World War.
Email contact
604-325-2646

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July 14, 2013
7th Annual Party at the Pier - North Vancouver
The Lower Lonsdale Business Association presents the 7th annual Party at the Pier, Celebrating our Maritime Community, at The Shipyards on Sunday July 14, 2013. Voted one of the best music festivals on the North Shore this year's event offers FREE family friendly entertainment and marine-themed activities for all to enjoy. Visiting ships include two Maritime Forces Pacific Orca Class Patrol vessels, Port Metro Vancouver's Interpretive Harbour Tour on board the Magic Charm and Seaspan's Tugboat Ballet. Festival takes place rain or shine! http://www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com

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July 14, 2013
Subaru Vancouver International Triathlon - Vancouver
The Subaru Vancouver Triathlon takes place in the magnificent setting of Spanish Banks with stunning views of downtown Vancouver's skyline and the picturesque North Shore Mountains. This event will be the most beautiful urban triathlon you will ever experience! The race's rapid rise in popularity has been in large part due to the fact that it is one of the few triathlons in the world that will take place in a major city yet has stunning natural beauty. The race has been named "Top 10 Urban Triathlons on the Planet" by Triathlete Magazine! http://www.triseries.ca/vancouver/

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July 14 to September 7, 2013
Family Fun Watershed Tour of the Lower Seymour Valley. Select Saturdays & Sundays.
Take a ride on our magic school bus to the Seymour Falls Dam. Discover the  salmon hatchery, explore the old growth
forest along the Seymour River.   Learn about where your water comes through games and interactivities that are fun for the whole family. This tour includes a 1 to 2 km walk on a rough, flat, unsurfaced trail. This tour is for families only. Tours are 3 hours long. Free. 604-432-6430, toursreg@metrovancouver.org, www.metrovancouver.org

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July 15 to August 17, 2013
Stanley Park Bike Tours
Vancouver's urban forest holds a complex history of destroyed First Nations villages and squatters' cabins, military unrest and forgotten burial places, British enclaves, sports and cultural venues, and of course, renowned natural endowments, some more recent than you might think. Due to its natural popularity, Stanley Park has become an engineered landscape, with many tourist draws such as the totems, blow-down amusement parks, and preserved reminders of the raw force of nature. Join Vancouver Heritage Foundation for a leisurely paced cycle while digging into the storms and controversies that have formed this majestic park. Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday. http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

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July 17 – 21 & 24 – 28, 2013
Bollywood Wedding
An outdoor, interactive dance and theatre event. Written by Raakhi Sinha and Gurpreet Sian with Camyar Chai. Directed by Camyar Chai. Awarded the "Best Outdoor Interactive Theatre Event of 2009" by the Georgia Straight
In the Italian Gardens at the Pacific National Exhibition at Hastings Park, Vancouver.Tickets available at www.ticketleader.ca, www.southasianarts.ca

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July 18 - 21, 2013
The BC Renaissance Festival returns this July for its 7th glorious year, now at Pacific Country Stables, 21852 16th Ave, Langley. Come relive the 16th Century with our beloved cast of characters!  Enjoy our fabulous marketplace and come join us in song at the Frog & Fiddle.  Take in one of our many stage shows, and thrill to the spectacle of the Joust!  Games, rides, food and more!  Fun for all ages!
Tickets: $20 Adults, $17 Youth, $10 Kids/Seniors
Group and Weekend tickets also available.
Advance tickets available at http://bcrenfest.brownpapertickets.com
Buy now and avoid the line!

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July 19 - 21, 2013
Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2013
Some pretty famous names will be gracing the festival Main Stage this year, including: Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines on her solo tour, American singer and songwriting legend Steve Earle performing with his band The Dukes, Canada's very own Kathleen Edwards, UK Celtic-rock group The Waterboys, as well as American folk icon Loudon Wainwright III, who'll be making his debut appearance at the VFMF. Jericho Beach Park, http://thefestival.bc.ca/

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July 19 - 21, 2013
Aldergrove Fair Days - Aldergrove
The 101st anniversary of the Aldergrove Fair, the oldest continuing running fair in the Fraser Valley (1912-2013). It starts Friday with Classic Car Show'n Shine food, music and more. Saturday & Sunday have fun for the entire family with entertainment, rides food, and great things to see and buy throughout each day.. Mainstage entertainment events include the annual Canadian Fast Draw Championship, kids rides, 4H animals, agricultural & historical displays/presentations, artisans, weavers/spinners/woodturners, dancing dogs, alpacas, pony rides, vendors & lots of food. Free pancake breakfast Sunday morning. Aldergrove Athletic Park, http://www.aldergrovefairdays.com

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July 20 - 21, 2013
Surrey Fusion Festival - Surrey
Surrey Fusion Festival is Surrey's FREE multicultural celebration with plenty of international pavilions celebrating music, food and culture. Last year's incredibly successful event was attended by nearly 100,000 people and was truly a highlight of the summer. Join the festivities for two full days of amazing music. Holland Park, http://www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival/7597.aspx

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July 19 - 27, 2013
Bard in the Vineyard - The Comedy of Errors - Langley
Experience the Bard at your neighbourhood winery this summer! See the popular Shakespearean play, The Comedy of Errors, performed live in Township 7's picturesque south Langley vineyard. Enjoy the Bard's hilarious story of mistaken identity paired with brilliant dialogue and Township 7's award-winning wine, all in a breathtaking setting. The winery is delighted to partner with Bard in the Valley on this alfresco production. http://www.township7.com

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July 20, 2013
Wreck Beach Events: Skinny Dipping Record Setting.  Join the 8th annual Wreck Beach event. A group nude photo is taken at 3 pm. Register in person by 2:45 pm. http://www.wreckbeach.org/

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July 20, 2013
Cultural Festival at Kilby Historic Site
A wide variety of ethnic groups celebrate the tapestry of Canadian Culture. Visit booths from different countries to get a flavor of their culture. Timed musical performances through out the day.
Event is free with admission.
Kilby Historic Site
215 Kilby RD, Harrison Mills
www.kilby.ca
604-796- 9576

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July 20, 2013
Harrison Dragonfest - Harrison Hot Springs.  The 9th Annual Harrison Dragon Boat Festival will be July 20th 2013. This great event brings you exciting races, community-sponsored attractions and festivities - all with the beautiful backdrop of stunning Harrison Lake. This spectacular venue is easily accessible to teams from all over the Pacific Northwest and only a ninety minute drive from downtown Vancouver. This is the perfect time for a weekend retreat. http://www.tourismharrison.com

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July 21, 2013
Wreck Beach Events: Bare Buns Run & Buns Across the Border.  Run 1 km of 5 km, or in the slowpoke/family category. Run starts promptly at 12 noon.  Register 604-856-9598 or at event until 11:45 am. http://www.wreckbeach.org/

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July 21, 2013
Touch-a-Truck 2013 - Abbotsford
Touch-a-Truck is a fun, hands-on, educational event for the whole family! Machine operators will be on hand to talk to children about the machines and to answer questions. Vehicles and interactive displays from Central Fraser Valley Transit, Abbotsford Forestry Equipment & Supplies, Recycling Abbotsford, Bobcat Country Equipment and Eagle West Crane & Trucking are just a few of the companies that will be on-site and available for photo opportunities. Proceeds from the BBQ lunch will benefit Matthew's House and the Abbotsford Hospice Society http://www.abbotsfordcentre.ca

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July 21, 2013
11th Annual Classic Car Show at Minter Gardens
Located at 52892 Bunker Road (exit 135 off Hwy #1), featuring over 100 mint condition classics set throughout the grounds of beautiful Minter Gardens.  Live music, outdoor BBQ & more!
604-794-7191   www.mintergardens.com

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July 21, 2013
Farmers Feast
Local farmers are invited to come to our farm and share their products. Enjoy the free samples, free parking and lots of free ideas and information. Krause Berry Farms, Langley.
604.856.5757, www.krauseberryfarms.com

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July 22 - 26,2013
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
Age Group: 7-11 Years Old
Cost: $125/camp or $250/both camps incl. supervised lunch
Sculpture Creations
9:30am-12:30pm
In this fun and active camp, kids will learn how to make many types of sculptures.
Act, Move and Sing!
1:00pm-4:00pm
Have fun learning the skills to put together group musical performances with movement, acting and singing!
604-988-6844, http://nvartscouncil.ca/education/children-youth

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July 22, 2013
Parks Day!
Walk or bike the Fort-to-Fort trail, which connects Fort Langley National Historic Site to where the first Fort Langley stood from 1827-1839. Enjoy free entertainment and activities along the route, brought to you by Metro Vancouver Parks and Parks Canada. Receive 50% off admission to Fort Langley National Historic Site for attending the event. (604) 513-4777, www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley

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July 25, 2013
Evening Around the Campfire. Enjoy a campfire, stories, nature tales and outdoor rhythms.Bring a mug and chair. All ages. Free, drop-in. Meet at Edgewater Bar, west of the campground. Derby Reach Regional Park. 604-432-6430, toursreg@metrovancouver.org, www.metrovancouver.org

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July 25 - 28, 2013
Mission Folk Music Festival - Mission
The Mission Folk Music Festival enters its 2nd quarter buzzing with a rich sense of musical wonder as it continues to find the best, the rarest, the unheard of that should be heard while nurturing local artists and reaching around the globe to bring in the world's great music. Staged in one of BC's loveliest parks, overlooking the Fraser River, the Mission Folk Music Festival presents a festival renowned for its mix of accessibility and easy-going comfort, affordability and small-town friendliness. Fraser River Heritage Park, http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca

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July 26, 2013
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/)

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July 26, 2013
Guided Bike Tour of Trails & Dykes in the Fraser Valley.  Derby Reach Regional Park. Bike scenic countryside pathways; 10 - 15 km on gravel trails. Arrive 10 min early to gear up and check in. Bring your bike, helmet, tire patch kit, mosquito spray and drinking water. Meet at the Heritage Area off of Allard Crescent, Langley. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
Event Time    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. 604-432-6430, toursreg@metrovancouver.org, www.metrovancouver.org

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July 27, 2013
Learn to Fish, a Fraser River Experience. Learn about fish and fishing techniques along the banks of the Fraser River. Equipment provided. Adults must accompany kids and fill out a free tidal fishing licence for each child. Ages 5 - 15 years. $5/child. Registration Required. Offered in partnership with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and supports the "Learn to Fish" program. Meet at Edgewater Bar. 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 1-604-504-4716, programs.info@metrovancouver.org

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July 27, 2013
Agassiz Slow Food Cycle Tour 2013 - Agassiz
Come to Agassiz (6 km from Harrison Hot Springs) on Saturday, July 27th to participate in a self-guided bicycle ride following the popular Circle Farm Tour. The leisurely self-guided Slow Food Cycle Tours provide an educational and culinary experience exploring many farms; some that are open to the public for this day only! The tours give a rare chance to meet the farmers and learn about agriculture in the spectacular Fraser Valley. Each cycle tour is approximately 25 km on the flat along public roadways. Start and finish your slow cycle any time between 9 am - 4 pm. http://www.slowfoodvancouver.com

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July 27, 2013
Boundary Bay Airshow 2013 - Delta
Airshows, with their raw energy and excitement, continue to draw people. And, as one of Delta's most popular events, The Boundary Bay Airshow is no exception. It is one of the last free admission shows and now attracts over 10,000 guests. Families enjoy the exhilarating air performances and static aircraft displays, as well as children's activities, refreshments and much more offered throughout the day. 604-946-5361, http://www.czbb.com

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July 27, 2013
Walnut Festival
Vista D'oro Farms and Winery, Langley
604.514.3539, www.vistadoro.com

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July 27 - 28, 2013
Caribbean Days Festival - North Vancouver
Each July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. This event draws a crowd of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver's Waterfront Park for a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine. 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. http://www.caribbeandays.ca

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July 27 to August 4, 2013
Odlum Brown VanOpen presented by Invesco Tennis Tournament
The Odlum Brown VanOpen presented by Invesco, is the largest professional men’s and women’s tennis tournament in Western Canada and this is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s top tennis stars. The tournament has hosted some of the biggest names in world tennis including Maria Sharapova, Marcos Baghdatis, Andy Murray and Milos Raonic. It also features plenty of off-court action with bands, entertainment, theme days and prizes. The Odlum Brown VanOpen presented by Invesco is a drama-packed week of exhilarating tennis and good fun off-court entertainment. There is no holding back. Over 140 professional athletes from around the world desperately want to add their name to one of the most prestigious events in Canadian tennis, and the end result is some intense rivalry and brilliant tennis. The event offers lots of fun for all the family with our Kid's Day activities as well as free admission on our qualifying weekend, July 27-28, 2013. For more information please visit
Hollyburn Country Club, West Vancouver, www.vanopen.com

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July 27, 31, August 3, 2013
YVR Observation Deck at the 2013 Honda Celebration of Light
So you want to enjoy the fireworks but don't have time to head down to the beach hours ahead of the big show? This is your exclusive opportunity to secure a limited number of reserved section seats in the Celebration of Light grandstand, located at the heart of the action in English Bay! From your bleacher seat you will enjoy a fantastic view of the fireworks while listening to the musical simulcast through our bleacher sound system. JULY 27: UK | JULY 31: CANADA | AUGUST 3: THAILAND; http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/

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July 28, 2013
Jog for the Bog and International Bog Day.
This is a fantastic family event with a 5km walk/run or a 10km run in the beautiful Delta Nature Reserve and Watershed park followed by entertainment, prizes, vendors and food. Race begins at 9am at Planet Ice (10833 Nordel Court). Registration fee for the 5km walk/run is $30 or $35 with a moisture wicking t shirt. The registration fee for the 10km run is $40 or $45 for a moisture wicking shirt. Proceeds go towards preserving the boardwalk in the Delta Nature Reserve and educational programs.  International Bog Day begins immediately following the race and has a variety of entertainment from musicians to dancers. There will be a wide range of exhibits and tours of Burns Bog. This is always a fun event and I look forward to seeing you there!
For more information please visit http://jogforthebog.org, or contact Michael at 604-572-0373 or events@burnsbog.org

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July 29 to August 2, 2013
Maplewood House
Age Group: 7-11 Years Old
Price: $125/camp or $250/both camps incl. supervised lunch
Marvelous Mixed Media
9:30am - 12:30pm
Come play with an array of material to create 2D and 3D art projects!
Drawing and Painting Outdoors
1:00pm-4:00pm
This class will take place outside and kids will be encouraged to explore the natural world, be creative and have fun.
http://nvartscouncil.ca/education/children-youth

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August 1, 2013
6th Quayside BOARDWALK festival & sale
Join us for the 6th Annual Quayside BOARDWALK festival & sale! It is already shaping up to be the best ever with more tables, vendors music and of course thousands of re-purposed treasures for young and old alike. Reputed to be the largest outdoor sidewalk sale and festival in the Lower Mainland, the Quayside BOARDWALK festival & sale is a full day or family fun and finds. QUAYSIDE ESPLANADE along Fraser River; 604-521-6677

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August 2 - 5, 2013
Agrifair & Pro Rodeo
AbbotsfordAbbotsford Agrifair & Mighty Fraser Pro Rodeo.  Enjoy 4-H, ag displays, entertainment, midway, rodeo, kids activities & more WILD WILD WEST fun!  Abbotsford Exhibition Park, www.agrifair.ca

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August 3 - 5, 2013
Visit with a large encampment of historic re-enactors as they swap stories, play music, and show off traditional skills such as musket firing and open fire cooking. The weekend features the “Arrival of the Fur Brigades” canoe re-enactment at 1 pm Monday. Regular admission, free for annual pass holders. Complete the weekend with a free concert featuring Tiller’s Folly at 7 pm on August 5 inside the fort. Bring a chair and a picnic or purchase BBQ fare, fries & ice cream from The Full Barrel Café. The event will run from 10am - 5pm. Located at Fort Langley National Historic Site
6045134777, Fort.langley@pc.gc.ca, http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2013.aspx

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August 5, 2013
Grab your lawn chair and picnic blanket for a toe-tapping good time for a free Tiller’s Folly concert inside Fort Langley NHS. Bring a picnic or purchase BBQ fare, fries & ice cream from The Full Barrel Café. The concert will start at 7 pm and is located at Fort Langley National Historic Site. 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley, BC.
6045134777, Fort.langley@pc.gc.ca, http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2013.aspx

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August 12 -1 6, 2013
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
Age group: 7-11 year olds
Price: $125/camp or $250 for both the morning and afternoon camps including a supervised lunch break
Five Artists in Five Days
9:30am-12:30pm
Campers will create works of art inspired by five famous artists. Plan to get messy indoors, outdoors and create canvas self portraits. We will explore colour mixing, image transfers, collage, and finger knitting.
DIY - Do It Yourself
1:00pm-4:00pm
Young artists will explore making art from items found around the house including fruits and veggies, food dye, flour, crayons, toilet paper, tape and flowers.
604-988-6844, http://nvartscouncil.ca/education/children-youth

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August 16, 2013
Music Fest - Family Fun Event All Day. FREE Admission.
The Music Fest is a family carnival event to showcase local music and dance talents. There will be fun activities for all days and live performances. Prizes will be drawn throughout the day. All activities are free. There is a paid concession with carnival food.  Slocan Park is located on Slocan and East 29th Avenue, by 29th Avenue Skytrain Station. If you or your group are interested in performing in the Music Fest, please contact Joe.Wong@Vancouver.ca for more information.

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August 17, 2013
Fab Forts Day. Celebrate the building of our nation as smoke and fire fill the air when Fort Langley fires a cannon and historic weapons in memory of the War of 1812. Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders. The event will run from 12 pm – 4 pm. The event is located at Fort Langley National Historic Site.
23433 Mavis Ave.  Fort Langley BC
6045134777, Fort.langley@pc.gc.ca, http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2013.aspx

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August 19 - 23, 2013
Maplewood House, North Vancouver
Age group: 7-11 year olds
Price: $125/camp or $250 for morning and afternoon camps with a supervised lunch break
Colours & Patterns
9:30am-12:30pm
In this fine arts course, students will foster creativity while having fun. Topics include printmaking, felting and tie-dye. Come explore a world of colour.
Exploring Art and Drama
1:00pm-4:00pm
In this fun and exciting drama and art class, kids develop the characters, the props, and the scenes. Through creating a play, students will learn basic craft strategies, such as set design, and painting on found objects.
604-988-6844, http://nvartscouncil.ca/education/children-youth

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August 24, 2013
Komoshon Event Co. is excited to announce the launch of the Radiant Run — the first “glow” run in Canada. How many other events get your heart pumping from exercise, great music, adrenaline, and the thrill of being part of the show all at once? Come decked out in your neon, craziest, most wildly bright outfit. Cruise around various artistic light and music creations throughout the 5km course. Open to all ages and all levels. Location: UBC campus, Vancouver.
www.radiantrun.com, info@radiantrun.com, 1.866.912.3331

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August 25 2013
Metro Vancouver’s only Garlic Festival
Richmond - Get your breath mints ready, the Sharing Farm’s 5th Annual Garlic Festival is back this August 25 at Richmond’s Terra Nova Park. Open to all ages, this free event combines organically grown artisan garlic and garlic goods with family friendly activities like: live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors and everyone’s favourite, garlic ice cream.  All proceeds from the day go to the Sharing Farm Society. The Sharing Farm Society grows fruits and vegetables, year round, to the Richmond food bank, community food programs and other neighbours in need using organic and sustainable farming practices. The Sharing Farm, 604 210 3589, www.sharingfarm.ca

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August 27, 2013
See one of Canada's most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride. The troop of 32 horses and riders performs a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music. Join us Tuesday, August 27 from 5:30pm to 9pm at Swangard Stadium.  For fun displays, activities and food! www.burnaby.ca/musicalride2013

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August 31 – Sept. 1, 2013
Fort Farm Fest. Explore the heritage garden and feed the farm animals at this authentic Hudson’s Bay Company fort. Built in 1827, Fort Langley’s workers operated a 2000-acre farm. Watch a barrel making demonstration, the container of choice for exporting butter and potatoes! Compete in the farm relay and watch farm-related demonstrations. Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders. The event will run from 10am - 5pm and is located at Fort Langley National Historic Site. 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley, BC.
6045134777, Fort.langley@pc.gc.ca, http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2013.aspx

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September 7, 2013
The awesome power of CELTIC THUNDER will be taken to the next level as the group returns to Canadian stages across the country with the MYTHOLOGY North American Tour, backed by the release of the new album and television special, MYTHOLOGY. The tour will travel to 65 cities across Canada and the United States, showcasing their perfect blend of entertainment, ideology, and Gaelic spirituality, providing a modern twist on the old Celtic storytelling tradition.
Tickets: $75.00, $55.00
Groups of 10+ can save $5 per ticket! Contact groupsales@abbotsfordcentre.ca or 604-743-5030
Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, www.abbotsfordcentre.ca

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September 15, 2013
“Enjoy a day in the country without leaving this city”
On Sunday September 15th 2013, the Southlands Riding Club will host the 12th annual Southlands Country Fair. The Country Fair has become a popular annual tradition where citizens of the lower mainland are invited to come enjoy “a day in the country without leaving the city”. The Fair runs from 10:00-4:00 RAIN or SHINE (most events will be moved under cover if it rains).he Fair features pony rides, petting farm, old fashioned games, spectacular equestrian entertainment by Southlands Riding Club members, a Silent Auction, a local arts and crafts market, farmers market, music, book sale, face painting, hay piles, bouncy horses, delicious food enjoyed outdoors, and much more! This year we are also featuring a live performance by the Lollipop Girls, as well as a visit from a few of the Housewives of Vancouver!
The Fair is a place where young and old alike can experience the charm and magic of our unique corner of the city. Entry is by donation, parking is free, some activities cost $1.00-$5.00, while many others are free.
Each year, partial proceeds from the Fair are donated to Charity with a focus on bringing together underprivileged children, and horses. southlandscountryfair@gmail.com, 604-263-4817, www.southlandsridingclub.com

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September 27 and 28, 2013
The Fraser River Discovery Centre invites you to join us in celebration of BC and World Rivers Day. In honour of the Fraser River, RiverFest will be held on the Westminster Quay boardwalk in New Westminster. The festival will consist of live entertainment; artists and artisans; community, environmental, and conservation organizations; and crafts and activities for children and their parents. This event is free to the public, so come celebrate with us on Friday, September 27 from 4-9PM and Saturday, September 28 from 11AM-6PM. We guarantee there will be something for everyone!
Phone: 604-521-8401, events@fraserriverdiscovery.org, www.fraserriverdiscovery.org/RiverFest

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Ongoing to September 5, 2013
Dundarave Farmers' Market - North Vancouver
Dundarave Village
As we try to reduce our carbon footprint, we offer fresh, locally grown or homemade products as they become available during the season. We offer fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers perennials, herbs, baked goods, pickled items and much more. Our farmers market also takes pride in supporting local crafters with their homemade items: jewellery, ceramics, wooden toys, silk handbags and more. Saturdays, http://www.dundaravevillage.ca

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Ongoing to September 8, 2013
The 18th Vancouver Chinatown Night Market - Vancouver
The Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is a shopping extravaganza including Asian traditional handicrafts, fashionable gifts & tasty ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before. Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, starting May 17 to September 8, 2013. Takes place in Vancouver's Chinatown, 100 & 200 block of Keefer Street (between Gore, Main & Columbia Street). http://www.vancouverchinatownnightmarket.com

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Ongoing until September 8, 2013
Ladner Village Market - Delta
Located in historic Ladner Village, this 3 block long, open-air market runs rain or shine and has over 150 vendors from all over the southern province. Visitors will have a variety of fresh produce, meat, plants, garden art, handmade jewelry, soaps, furniture and crafts. They can also sample an array of food and beverages from restaurants and market vendors. Market is open 2 Sundays per month - check website for updates. http://www.ladnervillagemarket.com

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Ongoing to September 15, 2013
GRAND HOTEL Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Hotels are unique venues for social interaction, cultural production, modern and contemporary design and visual culture. The first major exhibition of its kind, GRAND HOTEL will span two floors of the Gallery, charting the evolution of the hotel from an isolate and utilitarian structure to a cultural phenomenon that figures prominently around the world. This exhibition is not to be missed in 2013! http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

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Ongoing to September 15, 2013
Agassiz – Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour. This is where it all began! Agassiz – Harrison Mills started the Mighty Fraser Country Circle Farm Tour in 2003. This tour is packed with history, fabulous gourmet food products, and lots of interesting venues for the kids to explore. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

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Ongoing to September 15, 2013
Chilliwack Circle Farm Tour. From an award winning storybook farm to pro rodeo, there a lot of “buzz” about this tour! Learn all about bees, shop for many different honey products, fill up on artisan bread and fresh cheese, pick your own apples, visit a potter’s studio, and see spectacular show gardens! In late summer, early fall, the corn is a-maze-ing! http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

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Ongoing to September 15, 2013
Langley Circle Farm Tour. Come visit some of what Langley’s farm community has to offer you … Take an interactive tour on a dairy farm; sample award-winning wines; eat at a bistro; taste home-grown exotic herbs and tomatoes; see rare alcapas; choose from the largest selection of plant specimens and rare trees in the area; visit the largest equestrian centre on the West Coast; sample luscious berries; buy your free-range turkey for that special occasion.  http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

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Ongoing to September 15, 2013
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Circle Farm Tour. This is an adventure packed tour that includes sky diving, horseback riding and canoeing. You can also learn all about bees and how they make honey, wind your way through a corn maze, and of course, find some wonderful fresh eats!  http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

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Ongoing to September 15, 2013
Mission Circle Farm Tour.  Celebrate the legacy of our fore fathers on the Mission tour as you explore a 100 year old working heritage farm, nose around Canada’s largest dahlia nursery founded in 1920, and catch a Rainbow at the oldest and largest trout farm in BC. Pick up some of grandma’s favourite elixir, Apple Cider Vinegar, and sample succulent Heirloom apples. Enjoy the drive through a majestic forest of West Coast Cedar to find exotic cattle, llamas, and alpacas. Get free landscaping ideas from a tree and shrub expert, and shop for fresh produce, preserves, baked goodies, crafts and local art at the farmers’ market. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

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Ongoing until October 11, 2013
THE SHIPYARDS - NIGHT MARKET
Shipbuilders Square, in the newly developed Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale, are home to what is to become the largest gathering of Food Trucks in the Lower Mainland. Fun and festivities, Live music showcasing talent from all over BC, Over 50 tents filled with local products, showcasing BC's artisans, bakers and farmers.  Friday Night Markets, http://www.northshoregreenmarket.com

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Ongoing until September 15, 2013
Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour. Take a drive in the beautiful countryside, experience something new and connect with our friendly people and their agricultural roots on the Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour. The Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour has something that will appeal to everyone...young and old. Maybe you will enjoy sampling some of the best ice cream you will ever taste, or how about learning the inner secrets of growing award winning perrenials. For the more action oriented you can pick the best halloween jack-o-lantern out of a real pumpkin patch and best of all you can end your tour with some fine cold climate wines and dinner made from products grown on local farms. http://www.circlefarmtour.ca

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Ongoing until September 22, 2013
Shangri-La Farmers Market
Join us in the plaza between the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver and Urban Fare for the Shangri-La Farmers Market. Sample fresh local produce and products every second Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Live cooking demos at 12 noon by Executive Chef Wayne Harris. Fun for the whole family! After you have finished shopping join us at MARKET by Jean-Georges Restaurant for a special Farmers Market Brunch inspired by products straight from the Farmers Market! Parking is available under Urban Fare. http://www.marketbyjgvancouver.com/

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Ongoing until September 22, 2013
The Food Cart Fest
A weekly gathering of Vancouver's top Food Carts complimented by community markets, live music and DJs, craft food vendors, kids activities, and more. Food Cart Fest was created to highlight the diverse and delicious culture of Streetfood in Vancouver (recently named one the top three cities for food carts in North America by Travel+Escape Magazine). False Creek, 12:00PM — 5:00PM, (Every Sunday), http://www.foodcartfest.com/

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Ongoing until October 2, 2013
Main Street Station Farmers' Market - Vancouver
Thornton Park (Main & Terminal), every Wednesday
Located at the bustling commuter intersection at Main and Terminal. Access by bus and SkyTrain is exceptional at this central location. The market vendors will line up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street. There is ample room for pedestrians to walk along the sidewalk or detour into the park if they wish. Expect to find a great selection of vendors at this market - everything from produce, meat and cheese, baking and more! http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing to October 5, 2013
Fort Langley Village Farmers' Market.  Join us in the Garden of the Bedford House every Saturday 10 am - 3 pm, Featuring fresh local farm produce, seasonal fresh B.C. Fruits and berries, dairy cheeses, butter & eggs, baked pies & tarts, baked breads, soups, beef jerky, honey, corn brittle, preserves, local arts & crafts, jewellery, painting and photography, face painting, and much, much more. Occasionally, we hope to have local musicians and singers entertain you on the riverfront deck. See you there! http://www.fortlangleyvillagefarmersmarket.org

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October 5, 2013
Cirque Musica features top circus performers from around the world performing in an over-the-top arena spectacular. The show features the "clown of clowns" David Larible, who has headlined circus' in arenas and theatres across Europe, and is making his triumpant return to North America where he previously was the headliner for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. In addition to David Larible, Cirque Musica will feature the world famous Wallenda Highwire Duo, the thrilling España Family, and a cast of world-renowned performers. Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, www.abbotsfordcentre.ca

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Ongoing until October 10, 2013
Granville Island Farmers' Market - Vancouver
Across From The Public Market In Triangle Square, every Thursday
Celebrating over 20 years of all things fresh straight from the farm, this is the most established market of its kind in Vancouver. Throughout the summer and early autumn months, it's the go-to place to get the freshest produce from local farmers - from the field to your table in hours. This year, bring your reusable bag to the Farmers' Market new location: Triangle Square (conveniently in between Net Loft and Public Market). It's cash only, but there are ATMs nearby. And remember, if you can, make sure to bike, walk, take transit, or the Aquabus and False Creek Ferry. http://www.granvilleisland.com

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Ongoing until October 12, 2013
Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market - Vancouver
Vancouver Farmers Markets returns to Kerrisdale Village this season for 14 weeks of local food fun in the heart of one of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhoods. In the shadow of Point Grey High School and just up the street from Kerrisdale Arena, the farmers market will feature over 40 vendors selling farm produce, prepared foods and craft items from across BC. The market is situated on East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Avenues and there is ample street parking and close access to bus nearby. Saturdays,http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing to October 19, 2013
East Vancouver Farmers' Market - Vancouver
Trout Lake Community Centre Parking Lot
More than a market - a community institution! This market was established in 1995 and features a great selection of organic and conventionally grown produce, nursery items as well as meat, cheese, seafood and prepared foods of all sorts. High quality local craft is available and perfect for gifts.Enjoy entertainment by acoustic musicians and kids can have their face painted or get a balloon animal from our resident balloon sculptor. On-site hot food available. Make a day of it and visit the beautiful Trout Lake park complete with an off-leash dog park and beach with picnic area.  Saturday, http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org

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Ongoing to October 20, 2013
Kitsilano Farmers' Market - Vancouver
Each week the parking lot of Kits Community Centre fills with organic and conventional product, meat, cheese, seafood and plants as well as tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts and musical entertainment by local musicians. Kids can enjoy the playground and waterpark nearby and parents will find the best selection of organic produce around. Hot coffee and hot food available on site each week.  Sunday, http://www.eatlocal.org

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Ongoing to October 26, 2013
Burnaby Farmers' Market - Burnaby
Burnaby Village Museum
Every Saturday from May through October, Burnaby Farmers' Market has a large variety of farmers selling organic & non-organic produce, fruits, berries, plants, fish, cheese & meats, as well as prepared food vendors selling breads, honey, jams, sauces, pickles, pastas, pita bread, dips, salsas, ethnic foods, baking & pet treats. Our crafters sell jewelry, pottery, furniture, iron work, natural cosmetics, photography, baby wear, herbal skin care, knitting & much, much more. http://www.artisanmarkets.ca

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Ongoing to October 26, 2013
Lonsdale Quay Farmers' Market - North Vancouver
Every Saturday from May through October, Artisan Farmer's Market is in a wonderful location right by the water, shaded by trees on the East Plaza at North Vancouver's Lonsdale Quay Market & Shops. We have a great selection of organic & conventional produce, fruits & berries. Our prepared food vendors sell baking, jams, honey, preserves, salsas, sauces, pickles & pastas to name a few. Our crafters have jewelry, pottery, photography, clothing, soaps, botanical prints, herbal skincare & much more. The Farmers' Market also features a book swap, kids play area & featured entertainment. http://www.artisanmarkets.ca

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Ongoing to October 31, 2013
Seabreeze Adventures is a locally owned and operated whale watching company located in Steveston. Whale watching begins in April and runs through to October 31st. We have a fleet of three, 40-foot semi-covered vessels accommodating groups of 23 passengers.  Our boats have comfortable seating inside and unrestricted outside viewing. Our vessels are coastguard certified and our captains have extensive BC and Vancouver whale watching experience.  A certified naturalist/interpreter is on board for every trip. We also offer a free round trip shuttle service for hotel guests. http://www.seabreezeadventures.ca









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