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


 

 

Special Events for September 2014
Dates may change, or events may be cancelled. Please confirm dates, times, and other particulars before attending by calling phone number and checking website listed.
 
Does your organization, club, or business have a family friendly event planned? For your free listing, use our special event submission form

 

September 1, 2014
Music in the Park
Bring a picnic and enjoy live music, art demonstrations, and an outdoor art gallery against the stunning backdrop of the North Shore Mountains and Capilano Reservoir. Meet at Cleveland Dam.  Limited parking available. Presented by Metro Vancouver and the North Vancouver Community Arts Council.  12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 604-432-6359,  http://www.nvartscouncil.ca

--
September 1 - 7, 2014

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

One of the largest Latin American film festivals in Canada, showcasing films from over a dozen countries. This year VLAFF will be hosting Chile as a guest country, with a retrospective on Chilean actor Manuela Martelli. For the first time, VLAFF will be screening a series of Afro-Cuban films at the Museum of Anthropology in UBC as part of their exhibition "Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art."  http://www.vlaff.org

--
September 1 - October 21, 2014
Evolution of the Emoticon
Combining his appreciation for the superheroes and villains of comic books with his fascination for emoticons and the roles they both play in contemporary society, Maziar creates a highbred graphic art series celebrating both.
He is intrigued how these tiny expressions originally made of punctuation marks, numbers and letters have evolved into digital characters. Now widely used in everyday communication, they convey more comprehensive emotions or express full ideas, and like a superhero or villain, his highbred works embody dynamic characteristics.  Lynn Valley Main Library 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. North Vancouver; exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca l www.nvartscouncil.ca l 604.988.6844

--
September 1 to October 31, 2014

Fall Festival of the Arts

A community-wide celebration of arts and culture in White Rock! The two-month festival features music, performances, art exhibitions, a mobile drawing unit, artist auctions, a gala and more. http://www.whiterockcity.ca/EN/main/arts-culture/cultural-festivals

--
September 1 to November 28, 2014

Victorian Vancouver: Family Portraits

In its 128-year history, the city of Vancouver has seen immense change and amidst its iconic city of glass buildings, it's hard to see visible traces of an older history. Opening on Saturday August 30th at the Roedde House Museum, a new exhibit called "Victorian Vancouver: Family Portraits" will tell the story of three families from distinct cultures who were foundational pioneers in Victorian-era Vancouver.  http://www.roeddehouse.org

--
September 2, 2014
Canoe Crossings: Understanding the Craft That Helped Shape British Columbia
Vancouver author and paddler Sanford Osler will give an illustrated talk covering highlights from his recently published book about the history of the canoe (and kayak) and British Columbia’s rich and colourful canoe culture.  "Canoe Crossings: Understanding the Craft that Helped Shape British Columbia" traces the evolution of the various types of canoes (broadly defined to include kayaks and dragon boats) found in BC from their first appearance here to the present, and looks at the impact they have had on the province and its people. Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 350 W. Georgia Street, 604-331-4044, www.vpl.ca

--
September 2 - 5, 2014
The Port Moody Arts Centre are offering half-day and full-day strike art camps for the duration of the strikes with 100% refunds for any unused dates.  Join two half days to make a full day camp including a supervised lunch at the park.  Full listing:  http://register.asapconnected.com/courses.aspx?coursegroupid=12316
Art Week with Kimberly Blackstock (6-12 years)
September 2 -  5 only
Children explore a variety of visual art materials, including, drawing, painting, print making, collage, mixed media and modelling clay. They'll discover how to "look" to develop their skills as well as use their imagination to create works of art.?
Instructor, Kimberly Blackstock, will introduce the children to various painting techniques, a little colour theory and a little art history but most of all... encourage them to express their own creativity in a fun learning.
http://register.asapconnected.com/EventDetail.aspx?pk=324671
Afternoon Clay with Pauline Doyle (6-12 yrs)
Duration of the strike action
Come and spend your summer afternoons in the clay studio.  Create fun projects such as animal sculptures, fish, masks, mugs, boxes, ice cream dishes and plates.?
Learn ceramic hand building skills as well as surface decorating techniques.  Explore a different theme each week including faces, animals, sea world, gardens, summer treats and everything wheels!
Surface finishes such as stamping and carving, painting and glazing will also be explored.  Bring your imaginations!  Supplies included.
http://register.asapconnected.com/courses.aspx?coursegroupid=12316
Drama and Crafts with Gayle Hunter (6-14 yrs)
Duration of the strike action
In this exciting program, children work together to create a play with a collaborative, themed play to present to friends and family. They will write, make props & costumes, design and paint sets, perform, work cooperatively with others, create new friendships and let their imaginations come to life.?
Children will perform at the last day of class for family and friends - the time will be confirmed by Gayle.  
Supplies included.
http://register.asapconnected.com/courses.aspx?coursegroupid=12316

--
September 2 to November 2, 2014

Dressed in Drama

"Dressed in Drama", an exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver's chance to appreciate gorgeous pieces of art sewn with great consideration to design and colour. Collection of William Lau, acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist specializing in the art of Peking Opera. http://vancouverchinesegarden.com/calendar/dressed-in-drama/

--
September 3 - 7, 2014

1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games

The 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games is the first of its kind and will encompass a martial arts festival that combines interactive demonstrations followed by a competition showcasing the community of sport for all martial arts athletes from around the world.  http://www.richmondoval.ca

--
September 4, 2014
Revolving Door - Dinnrtime
Dinnrtime (formerly known as RightOvers) is a social impact start-up promoting better access to home-cooked food and is aimed at reducing food waste and increasing sustainable dining across the city. On September 4th at 6pm, Dinnrtime will host home cooks and anyone interested in the program at Meccanica for a night of food and wine with the goal of connecting people who love to cook with those who enjoy a home-cooked meal. Dinnrtime is the second in an intimate event series titled Revolving Door taking place at Meccanica's new presentation centre between August - November 2014, aimed at cultivating culture and fostering a deeper sense of community within the Southeast False Creek neighbourhood. http://www.cressey.com/meccanica/revolvingdoor-yvr/

--
September 4 - 14, 2014

2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival

On and around Granville Island
The Vancouver Fringe is a celebration of theatre! Nearly 90 theatre companies share their creativity on stage - expect everything from traditional theatre to puppetry, storytelling, musicals, to the avant grade, and everything in between. The Fringe revels in its identity as part theatre, part party. Every night of the Festival, Fringe artists, audiences, volunteers and everyone involved, are welcomed to take in live music and share their experiences at the St. Ambroise Fringe Bar. With nearly 600 volunteers supporting 700 performances in 11 days, the Fringe is a cultural experience unlike any other - bustling with the energy of an unwieldy stable of untamed creative beasts.  http://www.vancouverfringe.com

--
September 5 - 7, 2014

Hope Brigade Days

Hope's largest annual event kicks off with the International Wood Carving Competition. Brigade Days features family funtime events including fireworks, a parade, demolition derby, pancake breakfast, bingo, street dance, Briggie Ball, pet show, Survivor competition & more. http://www.hopebrigadedays.com

--
September 5 - 7, 2014

White Rock's Moon Festival

This mid-Autumn festival is a celebration of Chinese and Canadian culture that will feature over 500 Chinese lanterns lighting the White Rock Pier and Museum. Enjoy the variety of free entertainment, food vendors and art displays during this three day festival. http://www.inwhiterock.com/event/moon-festival-white-rock/

--
September 5 - 13, 2014
The Art Rental Show
Buy or Rent artwork right off the gallery walls.  Visit CityScape Community Art Space for the semi-annual salon-style exhibition of our Art Rental collection. The Art Rental collection features over 400 original artworks created by over 150 local artists!
This is a perfect opportunity to be inspired by original art in your home or office. Artworks rent for as little as $10-$50 a month, therefore a convenient and affordable way to enhance any space. Works are diverse in subject and style; created in watercolour, acrylic, oil, pastel, photography and mixed media.  There is something for everyone. exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca l www.nvartscouncil.ca l 604.988.6844

--
September 5 - 14, 2014

“Roller Derby Saved My Soul” at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
Comedy, Physical Theatre, Solo Show, Superhero on Roller Skates A shy comic book geek discovers roller derby and finally becomes the superhero she's always wanted to be. "(Kenny) celebrates the hero in all of us, and makes us want to go out, lace up a pair of skates, and like this play, kick some ass."  http://www.vancouverfringe.com/show/14NMF6/

--
September 6, 2014
Learn to Fish Programs, a Fraser River Experience
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Matsqui Trail Regional Park; Learn about fish and fishing techniques along the banks of the Fraser River.  Equipment provided. Ages 7 - 15, $5/child. Registration required; call 1-604-504-4716 or email visitfraservalley@gofishbc.com

--
September 6, 2014
Guided Bike Tour Along the Fraser River
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, Matsqui Trail Regional Park; Bike through scenic countryside along the banks of the Fraser River; 10 to 14 kms on gravel trails. All ages. Free. Registration required.  Barcode 5775 Register online

--
September 6, 2014

Day at the Farm

Do you know where your food comes from? Find out at Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust's 9th annual "Day at the Farm," an agricultural event located on a real working farm nestled in the scenic community of Westham Island. Watch live milking demonstrations, try your hand at making butter, dig your own farm-fresh potatoes, or even ride along on one of our popular farmer-led hay wagon tours! Listen to live music, sample local fare, and check our livestock and farm machinery displays. There's something for the whole family! Don't forget to bring a batch of home-baked cookies for our local cookie contest, judged by a professional chef at noon. See you there!
4690 Kirkland Road, Delta, http://www.deltafarmland.ca

--
September 6, 2014

Day at the Farm Event - Delta

This annual event always takes place on the first Saturday in September at Westham Island Herb Farm. The event is organized by the Delta Farm and Wildlife Trust and is a great way for the entire family to learn about farming and agriculture in Delta. Event runs from 10 am-4 pm. Westham Island Herb Farm.  http://www.westhamislandherb.ca

--
September 6, 2014

JD Farms Fall Festival & 35th Anniversary Celebration - Langley

Join us from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for kids entertainment, vendors, food and beverage sampling, cooking demonstrations, and much more! Enjoy a BBQ by the Aldergrove Rotary Club. By donation, with proceeds to the Terry Fox Foundation.  http://www.jdfarms.ca

--
September 6, 2014

RBC GranFondo Whistler

Ride this epic 122 km route from downtown Vancouver to Whistler up the Sea to Sky Highway. Enjoy breathtaking views of Howe Sound & the Coast Mountain Range, with challenging climbs rewarded with plenty of downhill sections. Recreational, advanced & elite level cyclists are all welcome to ride at their preferred pace. Arrive to a warm welcome in Whistler - stay the night & celebrate with family, friends & fellow riders.  http://www.rbcgranfondowhistler.com

--
September 6, 2014

The Village at Park Royal will celebrate its 10 year anniversary on September 6th with a free concert for the community headlining Best of B.C. musical artists: 
The 10th anniversary celebration will not only be highlighted with free live entertainment, but also retailer promotions, a Snap & Share social media contest with a $500 shopping spree giveaway, complimentary pedicab rides, treats, fun family activities, and a big love ball giveaway. Festivities honour the role Metro Vancouver communities have played in The Village at Park Royal’s success and its unique shopping experience. http://shopparkroyal.com/village-park-royal

--
September 6 - 7, 2014

Langley Good Times Cruise-In

The LGTCI is one of Western Canada's best attended charity event. It is a car show which takes over the entire city of Langley. More than 1,000 show cars are expected to be driven in for this event with attendance to reach more than 100,000 people. There will also be a MarketPlace, live entertainment featuring Elvis and others, the Seattle Cossacks motorcycle stunt team and In-N-Out Burger.  http://www.langleycruise-in.com

--
September 6 - 7, 2014

The BC Lung Association's Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath

Trek is a two-day, fully supported, 200 km ride through BC's picturesque Fraser Valley in support of lung health and clean air. It's a weekend getaway where outdoor and cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can put their lungs and legs to the test while forming lifelong friendships.  http://www.bicycletrek.ca

--
September 7, 2014
Coho Walk
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM, Capilano River Regional Park
Celebrate the community effort that keeps the Capilano River flourishing and follow the journey of salmon from hatchery to ocean. Enjoy performers and discovery stations along the 4.5-kilometre walk from Cleveland Dam in a circuit to the Cleveland Dam, or hike the entire 8.5-kilometre trail to Ambleside Park and the annual Coho Festival. Members of the Coho Society will be on hand to take donations. www.cohofestival.com

--
September 7, 2014

Moonlight & Mooncakes

Just like Christmas and Thanksgiving in the West, the Moon Festival is one of the most important traditional events in Chinese culture. The Festival honours the full harvest moon symbolizing peace, prosperity and family reunion. "Moonlight and Mooncakes: Mid-Autumn Moon Festival" features family friendly activities, live traditional music, tales and legends of mid-autumn moon and tasting delicious moon cakes from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Moonlight & Mooncakes

--
September 7, 2014
Bugs and More Show - Richmond Nature Park
Intrigued by creepy, crawly critters like bugs and spiders? This show features local and exotic specimens and specialists to provide hands on activities and interactive displays. This event is for All Ages.  http://www.richmond.ca/naturepark

--
September 7, 2014
Rainforest Cafe
Many plants and berries look tasty, but what can you pick without getting sick? Explore the range of edible foods growing in our local forests during this urban foraging?tour with the Stanley Park Ecology Society. $10 per person or $5 for SPES members, seniors, and children. 1:30-3:30pm; meet at Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon.  More info at http://www.stanleyparkecology.ca/visit-us/events

--
September 8, 2014
The ultimate golf experience is back! Our 18th annual MS Golf Challenge is happening on Monday September 8th. Join us for a day of golf at the Northview Golf & Country Club, home of the most exciting and challenging golf courses in British Columbia. The MS Golf Challenge is a unique and prestigious event which raises funds to support MS research and vital services for people living with MS here in B.C. Golfers are treated to a V.I.P. experience while golfing to support a great cause!
Want to participate as an individual or as part of a team? Contact stephanie.mosher@mssociety.ca

--
September 9 - 13, 2014

27th Annual BC Seniors Games

The BC Seniors Games is an annual, multi-sport event hosted by a different BC community each year. They are one of the largest Games organized within BC with approximately 3,500 participants, aged 55 plus from all over the province. Location varies by event.  http://www.2014bcseniorsgames.org

--
September 12 - 13, 2014

Agassiz Fall Fair & Corn Festival

We welcome all to the Agassiz Fall Fair & Corn Festival celebrating the "Year of the Bee". Enjoy our tasty chicken & corn BBQ. The Farmer's Market will have local produce, baking and crafts for sale. We have a large 4-H animal section on display including dairy, swine, sheep, horse. There are hundreds of entries in our exhibit section & this year various baked goods make with honey will be included along with crafts, vegetables, fruit, canned goods, sewing, photography, wine & baking. There is entertainment all day on the main stage, midway rides, Kids Zone, BMX bike demos, logging show, antique tractor pull & lawnmower races. Enjoy our famous goat milking contest too! It's so sweet to "bee" at our fair - a honey of a deal!  http://www.agassizfallfair.ca

--
September 13, 2014
Car Boot Sale
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Boundary Bay Regional Park - Centennial Beach parking lot.  You never know what you'll find at the ever popular Car Boot Sale.  $10/site for sellers.  programs.info@metrovancouver.org

--
September 13, 2014

Chef Vikram Vij: Dragon in the Garden

An extraordinary evening in support of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm   A World-class Chef in a World-class Garden  Join us for DRAGON IN THE GARDEN as celebrity chef, Vikram Vij, serves specialty dishes inspired by the breathtaking Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.  http://vancouverchinesegarden.com/

--
September 13, 2014

Run or Dye Vancouver

World's most colourful run heads to Grouse Mountain! Bring all your friends and run a colour-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer. Then enjoy their world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun. Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ various start times, please check the Website

--
September 13, 2014
The Dance Centre presents the 13th annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
Saturday September 13, 2014, 11am-5pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street (at Granville), Vancouver
Free admission
From contemporary and flamenco to ballet and bhangra, the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House offers the chance to sample a host of dance styles in a day of free open classes, studio showings and events. Participating companies and artists include Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art, Kinesis Dance somatheatro, Karen Flamenco, TomoeArts and a diverse selection of local dance artists and companies working across many different dance traditions.
More information at: (604) 606-6400, info@thedancecentre.ca, or www.thedancecentre.ca

--
September 13, 2014

Place des Arts’ Family Open House
Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam | 604.664.1636 | placedesarts.ca

Discover all that Place des Arts has to offer for 2014/15! Enjoy fun arts activities, take a tour of the centre, participate in hands-on teacher demos, win fabulous door prizes and get a discount on class registration during the event (one per family). Programmers and teachers will be available to answer questions.  2 – 4pm. Admission is free! Click here for details.

--
September 13, 2014
Treasured Bulb Sale @ UBC Botanical Garden
Great Bulb selection: garden favourites for all seasons, rare and unusual bulbs.
Tea and goodies, demonstrations, food and more!
11am-3pm, Free admission
6804 SW Marine Drive @16th Ave
604-822-4529
botanicalgarden@ubc.ca

--
September 13, 2014

Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House

From contemporary and flamenco to ballet and bhangra, the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House offers the chance to sample a host of dance styles in a day of free open classes, studio showings and events. Participating companies and artists include Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art, Kinesis Dance somatheatro, Karen Flamenco, TomoeArts and a diverse selection of local dance artists and companies working across many different dance traditions.  Dance Centre

--
September 13, 2014

ClearlyContact.ca Grouse Grind Mountain Run 2014

The 22nd Annual Grouse Grind Mountain Run® returns Sunday, September 13, 2014. This Vancouver classic is the true test of your season's training. Whether you are coming out to beat the current course record, to just enjoy the trail, or to raise funds, this is an excellent celebration of the end of the summer hiking season. Following the race there will be Finish Plaza festivities including live DJ, award presentation, sponsor demos & BBQ.  604-980-9311, http://www.grousemountain.com/events

--
September 13, 2014

Corn Fest @ Meadows Maze - Pitt Meadows

Special displays, games, corn eating contest, corn shucking contest and more!
13672 Reichenbach Rd, Pitt Meadows; http://www.meadowsmaze.com/events.html

--
September 14, 2014
Celebrate the shift in seasons on Main Street

Autumn Shift Festival
The Autumn Shift Festival celebrates a shift in seasons, and a shift towards urban gardening, sustainability & eating and shopping locally. The BBQ Cook-Off takes place from 2:00pm-5:00pm. All proceeds from BBQ Cook-Off go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. All ages. The Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area hosts the 5th Annual Autumn Shift Festival and 4th Annual Smoking Sausage BBQ Cook-Off. Main Street between East Broadway and East 7th Avenue.   Website

--
September 14, 2014

BBQ on the Bypass - Langley

The 9th annual BBQ on the Bypass is FREE to the public with live music, interesting displays, tasty vendors and delicious BBQ samples. The BBQ on the Bypass is also the site of the Great BC Bake Off, an annual amateur pie baking competition, open to the public. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. http://www.bbqonthebypass.com

--
September 14, 2014

Southlands Country Fair - Vancouver

The Southlands Riding Club is hosting 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 am-4:00 pm, rain or shine (most events will be moved under cover if it rains). Entry is by donation, some activities cost a small fee. The 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!  604-263-4817, http://www.southlandsridingclub.com

--
September 14, 2014

Terry Fox Run - Sungod Arena - Delta

An annual tradition, inspired by a dream. No entry fee. No minimum donation. 1 km, 5 km, 10 km. Suitable for bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and Rollerblades. Dogs welcome on leash. Registration: 9:00 am, Run start: 10:00 am, Event closes: 12:00 noon.
112th St & 72nd Ave, Delta, British Columbia; http://www.terryfox.org

--
September 14 - 27, 2014

Open House & 105th Anniversary
Sunday September 14th, 2014
Time:
 12:00-3:00 pm
Join us on Sunday, September 14th from 12pm-3pm at Mackin House and in Heritage Square as we celebrate. We will be joined by our community partners, Société francophone de Maillardville, Place des Arts, Place Maillardville, and Club Bel Âge. With our theme of a traditional picnic, join us for music, a market, and more! It will be fun for the whole family.
http://www.coquitlamheritage.ca/events/
 Canada Culture Days 1
Date:
 Friday September 26th, 2014
Time:
 11:00 am -5:00 pm
Description:
 Friday, September 26th fall on Culture Days. Join us at Mackin House between 11am and 5pm for a tour of the house and to make beeswax candles. Limit of one candle per person.
http://www.coquitlamheritage.ca/events/
Canada Culture Days 2
Date:
 Saturday September 27, 2014
Time:
 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Description:
 Saturday, September 27th falls on Culture Days. Join us at Mackin House between 12pm and 4pm for a tour of the house and to learn how to make butter with a butter churn. You can help us churn cream into butter and sample the freshly made butter!
http://www.coquitlamheritage.ca/events/?If you need more information or have any concerns, please don't heistate to contact me.

--
September 15, 2014
Trying to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle can be challenging. With school, an abundance of screen time and busy family life, kids are spending less time being active and as a result, many are above a healthy weight. In fact, over the past 25 years, rates of Canadian childhood overweight and obesity have doubled to one in four children.
Helping kids grow up strong and healthy is why the YMCA exists. That?s why we offer MEND, a program that empowers children and families to become fitter and healthier. This free program is fun and interactive and supports 7-13 year old children and their families to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Who can participate?  MEND 7-13 is for children aged 7-13 who are above a healthy weight (body mass index (BMI) of 85 per cent or higher). Calculate your child's BMI with the BMI Calculator for children and youth.
What happens at the MEND program? Parents/caregivers join their children in each session to learn about how to choose healthier foods and spend more time being physically active. Twice-weekly sessions are a mix of family activities where participants learn how small changes can make a big difference. The program also includes:
After 10 weeks, you and your family will be well on your way to a healthier life!
http://www.vanymca.org/health/mend.html
phone: 604-320-5826
mend@gv.ymca.ca

--
September 16, 2014

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts presents Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer

Mandolinist Chris Thile and double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer come together for this diverse program of largely original music. Longtime collaborators, the duo have worked together on several critically acclaimed projects including the GRAMMY winning Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma. These two astounding musicians will cross traditional boundaries in a diverse program of largely original music.  http://www.chancentre.com/our-season

--
September 16, 18, 23, and 25, 2014
Duckling Discovery: Stanley Park Nature Learning for Preschoolers
Spend a little time with Mother Nature. SPES presents an outdoor nature learning program that introduces young children, aged 3-5 years old, to Stanley Park's flora and fauna.? This program offers a place for children, parents and caretakers to play, learn and connect with the great outdoors and each other.? Enjoy educational experiences and fun activities centered around our natural world within the safety of Stanley Park.? Get your hands dirty with our skilled environmental educators - come play with us!  604-718-6522, http://stanleyparkecology.ca/

--
September 18, 2014
The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance!
The Dance Centre's popular Discover Dance! noon hour series leaps into a new season, with an exhilarating performance of African dance by Jacky Essombe. Born in Cameroon, Essombe is well known for her inspiring teaching and performances that express the cultural traditions and ancient rhythms of West and Central Africa. This interactive presentation features Essombe and her team of dancers and musicians in a program of high-energy dances, live drumming and singing that is steeped in the poetic imagery and wisdom of her ancestors, creating an experience to excite the eyes, engage the spirit and refresh the soul. There will be an artist talkback after the show. Scotiabank Dance Centre, www.thedancecentre.ca

--
September 19, 2014
Sleep With Angels

Robyn McCorquodale: Diary of a Piano Girl
Diary of a Piano Girl is an entertaining and inspiring journey - a multi-media presentation featuring songs and stories of seven continents. Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street near Robson.  http://diaryofapianogirl.com/tickets/

--
September 19, 2014

Fraser Valley Cork & Keg - Wine, Beer & Food Festival

Now in our fourth year, the Fraser Valley Cork and Keg festival is a showcase of local and international wines, craft and premium beer, Fraser Valley delicacies including local producers, restaurants and culinary artisans. Guests to our event can expect over 300 different types of wine, beer and spirits - truly providing a little something for everyone.Highlights of the festival include: Oyster bar, presented by 1 Fish 2 Fish Fresh Seafood Market; live entertainment; all tastings included in the ticket price. http://www.corkandkeg.ca

--
September 19, 2014
Revolving Door - Pooch Photo Shoot
An avid animal lover and Vancouver-based artist, Monika Blichar regularly turns her dogs? adventures into pet-loving art and is inviting the community to do the same at her one-day "Pet Portrait Fundraiser" hosted at Meccanica by Cressey as part of the Revolving Door series.  Bring your pet down with his or her accessories, get a photo of your best buddy and support the North Shore Animal Welfare Society and Make and Break Arts Foundation.  The event will also feature a pet apparel and accessory sale as well as some light refreshments.
Meccanica (102 1st and Quebec Street), http://www.cressey.com/meccanica/revolvingdoor-yvr/

--
September 19, 2014
Day of the Arts Pro-D Day Art Camp: Pop Culture Craze
Kids from Kindergarten to grade 5 will have fun exploring the pop culture theme during this Pro-D day art camp in a variety of visual and performing arts classes. 8:45am – 3:45pm. To view the full time-table and class descriptions, visit placedesarts.ca or pick up a brochure at Place des Arts. Register now online, by phone at 604.664.1636, or in person at 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam.

--
September 19 - October 11, 2014.
North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Wonderland
This exhibition celebrates these fantastical elements, and characters of the Lewis Carroll novels, Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass. Each artist offers a unique approach using a diverse selection of media including etchings, photography, paintings, textile art and assemblages. 604-988-6844. exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca. www.nvartscouncil.ca

--
September 20, 2014

Mid Century Modern House Tour

VHF will tour 5 examples of Mid-Century Modernism built between 1950 and 1970. There will be a limited number of seats on the buses, or choose to explore on your own with the self-guided option (a vehicle is recommended).   Saturday, September 20th, 2014 @ 1:00PM - 5:00PM Vancouver Heritage Foundation Admission: $85.00 - $100.00   For more information, please visit http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

--
September 20, 2014

Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival

Featuring over 15 of British Columbia's finest microbreweries, the second instalment of the Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival will be a ridiculously good time! Completed by good food and music, this fundraising event is a highlight in Chilliwack's calendar; http://www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

--
September 20, 2014

Olde Harvest Fair - Surrey

Celebrate the harvest at the Historic Stewart Farm's favourite fall event. Tour the Farm's heritage orchard to learn about historic apples. Master Gardener Roger Phillips shares info on mason bees & rare heritage vegetables & herbs growing in the Farm's heirloom gardens. Enjoy live music. Take part in traditional harvest festival games & activities, including potato sack races, "Scarecrow Relay," & corn-husking competitions for prizes & bragging rights.
13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey, British Columbia; http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/12279.aspx

--
September 20, 2014

Youth Fest - Surrey

Join one of Surrey's largest celebrations for youth! Activities are happening all day, with something for everyone. The 10th annual Youth Fest event features an outside stage with local youth bands and entertainment, a break-dance battle, skate and BMX bike demos, game zone, walk on water, sumo wrestling, extreme sports, free activities, food vendors and much more! There are 40 youth-focused resource tables where young people can learn about resources in their community. Free Youth Fest shuttles will provide a safe ride to and from the event from Recreation Centres all over Surrey.  http://www.surrey.ca/youthfest

--
September 20, 2014
Come join the annual Wesbrook Village Festival with tons of family-friendly activities! Festival features free BBQ, sidewalk sales, kids zone with bouncy castle and face-painting, live music and a whole lot of neighborhood love! Wesbrook Village will be filled with music and performances brought to stage by Will Stroet, Dr. Strangelove, UBC opera, UBC Dance Team and many more!  http://discoverwesbrook.com/

--
September 20 - 21, 2014

Tee Off into Summer at Grouse Mountain’s Disc Golf Tournament

Join the Peak of Vancouver as amateur, pro and junior divisions compete in one round of 18 holes followed by the front nine holes. Walk-up registration is still available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 9:30 am on event day.   September 20 - 21, 2014 @ 10:00AM Grouse Mountain 6400 Nancy Greene Way North Vancouver. For more information please visit https://www.grousemountain.com/

--
September 20 - 21, 2014
Princess Project Donation Days
Help the Princess Project Society outfit hundreds of underprivileged local students for 2015 graduation events! Drop off a cash donation or a gently used grad outfit or accessories at Willowbrook Shopping Centre's Centre Court by The Body Shop from 9:30am to 6pm on September 20 or 11am to 6pm on September 21.* When you make a donation, you will receive a special gift and personal style consultation with Stylist Giovanni Amenta.**
*Items most in need are ladies? fancy jewellery, purses, shawls, dressy shoes, and new or gently used graduation dresses and gowns, as well as men?s suits or tuxedos and dress shoes. **While limited quantities last.
For more information, visit www.shopwillowbrook.com or call 604.530.4492.

--
September 21, 2014
Cammidge House 100th Anniversary Party
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The Boundary Bay Park Association invites you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Cammidge House with cake and commemorations.  Come and try some old-time farming chores, buy a heritage hotdog from the Lions, and explore this beautiful old farm house. Hosted by the Cammidge House Committee of Boundary Bay Park Association. 604-224-5739

--
September 21, 2014

BurnabyHospitalHealth Heart Program. On September 21st we will be holding the 16th Annual Rhythm of Life Run at Burnaby Lakes East Sports Complex. The event comprises a 5K, 10K Run /Walk and a 1K Senior/ Kids Run., and Kids under 11years “Are Free” so we have an event distance for everyone. The even starts with runners being  taken through a pre-race stretching session with our talented Yoga instructor and following the run participants will be treated to Live music, Kids Activities, and a BBQ, including fresh fruits and treats from our amazing sponsors.
More details on the event can be found at http://www.healthyheartrun.ca/


--
September 21 - 27, 2014

RiverFest: Inspired by the Fraser - New Westminster

The last week in September, we will celebrate BC and World Rivers Day with events and activities that honour the Fraser River. Inspired by the river, RiverFest will kick off with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and wrap up with a free, family-friendly festival consisting of art exhibits, interactive activities and crafts, live music and dramatic performances, River Tours, the annual Salmon Chowder Cook-Off, and the famous Lucille Johnstone Work Boat Parade.
RiverFest will be presented free to the public and will consist of art exhibits, interactive activities from conservation organizations and community groups that build upon the river and environmental themes. Live music and entertainment will complete the weekend offerings for an exciting, family-friendly festival atmosphere. http://www.fraserriverdiscovery.org/riverfest.htm

--
September 25 to October 10, 2014

Vancouver International Film Festival

One of the most popular film festivals in North America & one of the largest cultural events in Vancouver. More than 150,000 people attend approximately 575 screenings of 350 films from 50+ countries.  http://www.viff.org/

--
September 26, 2014
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/)

--
September 27, 2014

Study and Go Abroad Fairs Vancouver

Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo is back! Meet with top-ranked universities from around the world to find out more about studying abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate or diploma. Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, program options and exciting destinations. Visit the Travel Zone for Gap Year options, volunteering, internships, language travel and work abroad. FREE ADMISSION and free seminars held throughout.  http://www.studyandgoabroad.com

--
September 27, 2014

MetamorFest

Hosted by the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, this community festival celebrates the diversity of the Mount Pleasant community. With a focus on arts and culture, this event is fun for people of all ages. The day includes live music, an interactive art walk, a silent auction, and many activities and booths for children, seniors, and everyone in between! Some of these activities include Zumba and Laughter Yoga! With 3 stages this year, we have many fantastic artists and performers to get everyone up and dancing. At MetamorFest, we will show you what a wonderful place Mount Pleasant is to be.  http://www.metamorfest.tumblr.com

--
September 27 - 28, 2014
ArtStarts on Saturdays presents Dumpsta Dragons
Free music workshop for kids
What do Japanese monks, Australian Aborigines, Indian classical musicians, African shamans and mad scientists have in common? Absolutely nothing! Except that they have all contributed to the musical inspiration behind the band Dumpsta Dragons! Dumpsta Dragons is a very unique group of three musicians who have come together to present their own style of music that draws from musical traditions from around the world. They perform on instruments that range from thousands of years old to recently invented. http://artstarts.com/weekend

--
September 28, 2014
Family Day at PdA: Canada Culture Days Edition
1:30 – 3:30PM

Place des Arts is proud to offer our September Family Day as part of Canada Culture Days, a free national grassroots arts and culture event that is being celebrated in every province and territory in Canada. Come and tour the exhibitions and then drop in on a variety of art activities inspired by the artworks you’ve seen! Visit http://www.placedesarts.cafor details on how to register. Admission is by donation
Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
604.664.1636 | www.placedesarts.ca


--
September 28, 2014

Allco Park/Ridge Meadows Rivers Day

Come celebrate World Rivers Day at this FREE event in Maple Ridge. Great for the family with lots of activities for kids. Live entertainment, BBQ, children's fishing pond, environmental displays, nature tours, and much, much more!  http://www.alouetteriver.org/events

--
September 28 to December 7, 2014

North Delta Winter Farmers' Market

Every 2 weeks on Sunday from September 28, 2014 to December 7, 2014
If you enjoyed the Firehall Farmers' Market over the summer, this is the event for you! The market has moved inside, but that hasn't slowed it down. Artisan breads, baked goods, fresh & local produce, seasonal artisan gifts, cooking demos, food trucks and more! Market opens at 11am to 4pm.
Sunbury Hall, 778-688-3663

--
Ongoing until September 2, 2014

The Chevron Summer Cinema Series presents Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver 2014 at Stanley Park

One of the most popular summertime events in Vancouver is back! The Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Stanley Park - "in the park after dark" free outdoor movies - returns every Tuesday from July 8 to September 2, 2014. Second Beach's Ceperley Meadows will be outfitted with a four storey inflatable movie screen, transforming it into an outdoor cinema. Stanley Park's Ceperely Meadow (between Second Beach Pool and the children's playground). Visit Website

--
Ongoing until September 3, 2014

Sunset Combo Tour to Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain

Enjoy a Trolley tour, a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain & a sunset aboard the Vancouver Trolley Company. You & your party will be picked up at your hotel in downtown Vancouver between 4:35 pm & 4:45 pm. After a drive through Stanley Park & over the Lions Gate Bridge you will visit Capilano Suspension Bridge & end your evening on top of Grouse Mountain.  http://www.vancouvertrolley.com

--
Ongoing until September 7, 2014
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

--
Ongoing until September 8, 2014
North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Ilze Bebris,
Bust
City Atrium Gallery
The installation considers the vocabulary of marks and symbols used in map making and how we negotiate or fail to negotiate this complex code. This work is an evolution of her piece, Archipelago.
‘Bust!’ contemplates the moment of explosion of data, the point where accumulation of information becomes overload. It is a moment of surge and eruption in the enormous centrifuge of information when “things fall apart, the centre cannot hold”.
Materials: vinyl, paper tape, paint samples size: 120 " x 80 "
North Vancouver Community Arts Council CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue
604.988.6844, www.nvartscouncil.ca

--
Ongoing until September 14, 2014

The International Summer Night Market

12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
The International Summer Night Market (iSNM) is an annual tradition that has built its reputation as a truly diverse event over the past five years and is now recognized as a world class landmark attraction in Richmond, BC, Canada. The Night Market presents multiple types of attractions suitable for all ages! Excite your taste buds with exotic mouth-watering delights from all around the world. Visit Website

--
Ongoing until September 14, 2014

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Ts'msyen Transforming: Morgan Green April 30 to September 14, 2014 Morgan Green introduces breathtaking examples of hollow-form jewelry in her solo exhibition Ts'msyen Transforming. The exhibition reveals sophisticated works of art and personal adornment, in which Green honours the values, classical art and design of the Ts'mysen people, while using classic European gold smithing, bronze casting and fashion design techniques. Visit Website

--
Ongoing until September 14, 2014
North Delta Firehall Farmers' Market
Come out for fresh and local produce, baked goods, seasonal artisan gifts, hand-crafted works by local artisans, the hottest food trucks, cooking demos and more! Free parking with playground beside the market; leashed dogs welcome. Market opens at 10am to 2pm. Every 2 weeks on Sunday. Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Avenue, Delta, 778-688-3663

--
Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

--
Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

--
Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

--
Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

--
Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

--
Ongoing until September 15, 2014
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

--
Ongoing until September 20, 2014

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival 2014

Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September. Visit Website

--
Ongoing until September 21, 2014

Steveston Farmers' & Artisans' Market

The Steveston Farmers' and Artisans' Market will open May 4 and operate every Sunday bi-weekly until September 21. This popular market, now in its 6th, artisan breads and baked goods, cheese, honey, jams and jellies, artisan salts, plants, natural soaps, body cream, unique art and so much more. Come for the day and enjoy the music, children's activities and delicious food like organic beef burgers, sausages, chili, waffles, fresh juices and much more and the Chef in the Market demos too. Rain or shine.  http://www.sfam.ca

--
Ongoing until September 24, 2014

Mingler Wednesdays presented by Granville Island Brewing

Back for another season, Grouse GrindTM Mingler Wednesdays in Altitudes Bistro are the ideal way to celebrate a heart-pumping Grind up Mother Nature's Stairmaster. Grouse GrindTM Mingler Wednesdays take place every Wednesday June 4 through September 24 and kick off at 6pm. Come out to meet other hikers, visitors or lounge lovers, or get a group of your own together to escape the drudgery of the daily routine.  Mingler Wednesdays

--
Ongoing until September 25, 2014

Port Coquitlam Farmers' Market

A busy and colourful downtown Farmers' Market with fresh produce picked that morning, fruits when in season, seafood, sausage, pickles, jams, jellies, conserves, eggs, fresh baked bread and cookies, fair trade coffee, fine art, fibre art, woodworking and so much more. Children's crafts and lively entertainment will encourage you to stay and relax awhile.
2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
604-318-8966, http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org

--
Ongoing until September 26, 2014

Shipyards Night Market

Shipbuilders' Square, 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. Stop by Shipbuilders' Square for the Shipyards Night Market on Friday Nights for great food, art, music, entertainment and shopping. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights. On the Shipbuilders' Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC.  Visit Website

--
Ongoing until October 1, 2014

Main Street Station Farmers' Market

Weekly on Wednesday June 4, 2014 to Wednesday October 1, 2014
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!
Thornton Park (Main & Terminal), http://www.eatlocal.org

--
Ongoing until October 2, 2014

YALETOWN FARMERS MARKET

YALETOWN FARMERS MARKET Back by popular demand! Discover a traditional outdoor farmers market with fresh produce direct from the growers, artisan foods and baking, as well as non-food merchandise. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings.  Thursdays, http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

--
Ongoing until October 8, 2014

Surrey Urban Farmers Market

The Surrey Urban Farmers Market will now be located at the Surrey City Hall Plaza.  Our market features an amazing array of fresh local produce. Between 22-28 vendors set up each week with a focus on produce. You can find some amazingly delicious food from several food carts, and fresh baked goods. We also offer tons of community information, and you can enjoy weekly music, a battery drop off, water bottle refill and answers to your gardening and food growing questions. http://www.surreymarket.org

--
Ongoing until October 8, 2014

Langley Community Farmers Market

Fill your basket and feed your soul at the Langley Community Farmers Market! The LCFM is pleased to welcome vendors and customers alike to participate in Langley's tastiest outdoor market. Throughout the Spring and Summer each Wednesday from 2 pm-6:30 pm at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus you will find more than 40 vendors that "Make it, Bake it or Grow it" selling the very best this region has to offer. http://www.langleycommunityfarmersmarket.com

--
Ongoing until October 11, 2014

Forbidden Vancouver presents Prohibition City Walking Tour
Be an undercover newspaper reporter on a mission to explore prohibition-era Vancouver. You will tackle the mysteries of our city's greatest buildings like the Sun Tower and the Dominion Building. Learn true Vancouver stories of speakeasies, showgirls, corrupt mayors and mobsters. And do battle against your fellow reporters to be crowned ‘top newshound', with a grand prize on offer.  Every Thursday, Saturday, departs from Cathedral Square, Opposite Holy Rosary Cathedral; www.forbiddenvancouver.ca

--
Ongoing until October 11, 2014

Kerrisdale Village Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings.  Visit Website

--
Ongoing until October 12, 2014

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market

Guelph Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, Vancouver
Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. Visit Website

--
Ongoing until October 12, 2014

Richmond Summer Night Market

8351 River Road, Richmond, BC
The Richmond Summer Night Market gets quite busy on the weekend, with the lineup for hurricane potatoes stretching across the park. It's a good idea to get there early or late if you want to avoid the crowds. This night market also offers rides, live entertainment, and tons of booths to shop from. Hours or Operation Friday - Saturday @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM(midnight) Sunday & Stat Holiday  @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM Admission $2.00  Visit Website

--
Ongoing until October 14, 2014

The Richmond Night Market

The Richmond Night Market 2014 event is located at No. 3 Road & River Road, Richmond, just 1 block from Bridgeport SkyTrain Station. It runs from May 18 to Oct 8 on every weekend starting at 7:00 pm. This outdoor event offers 88 food booths (the largest international food court ever), over 200 merchants & corporate sponsor booths, more than 1,700 on-site parking stalls, free admission, free live entertainment nightly on a top-notch performing stage, games, contests & hundreds of give-away prizes. Come & spend your summer in this fun-filled shopping & eating paradise with us!  http://www.richmondnightmarket.com

--
Ongoing until October 18, 2014
West End Farmers' Market
Weekly on Saturday May 31, 2014 to Saturday October 18, 2014
Located in the heart of Vancouver's busy West End, the West End Farmers' Market looks onto beautiful newly-renovated Nelson Park and community gardens. Weekly, West Enders can enjoy the best in local produce, prepared foods and crafts. Hot food and coffee onsite as well. Take the dog for a walk and enjoy a market in your urban backyard!
1100 Block Of Comox St
http://www.eatlocal.org

--
Ongoing until October 18, 2014

Trout Lake Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farmers Markets in urban settings, the Society and the Markets have become Vancouver plazas of fun. http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

--
Ongoing until October 19, 2014

Kitsilano Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Markets are always in season! Join us at the markets this summer to find delicious locally made food. Enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. Every Sunday, Kitsilano Community Centre, http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html

--
Ongoing until October 25, 2014

Sins of the City walking tour

240 Cordova St East, Vancouver
Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city! Sins of the City tours leave promptly on Wednesdays at 4:00pm, and on Saturdays at 11:00am.  Visit Website

--
Ongoing until October 25, 2014

Lonsdale Quay Farmers' Market

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

--
Ongoing until October 25, 2014

Summer Farmers Market
Enjoy the best of Squamish every weekend throughout the summer on Saturdays between 10am-3pm, May through October. Featuring local artisan wares and fare, local produce, live entertainment and music. http://squamishfarmersmarket.com

--
Ongoing until October 26, 2014
Coquitlam Farmers' Market
The Coquitlam Farmers' began in 1997 as a small summer market with a few vendors, and has grown to boast a weekly Sunday market from Mother's Day to Halloween; and a twice a month Winter market from November to March. Each week you will find a diverse mix of vendors, kids crafts, local entertainment, and strong involvement by community groups who provide education to the public on local programs and services. Weekly on Sunday, 604-318-8966.
Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot, 624 Poirier St, Coquitlam

--
Ongoing until October 26, 2014
Ambleside Farmers' Market
Every Sunday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm May through October, Ambleside Farmers' Market has a great location by the water at the entrance to Ambleside Park. We have a good selection of organic & conventional farmers selling produce, fruits & berries, plus prepared food vendors with breads, fish, jams, beef, honey, vinegars, pickles, salsas, pastas & baking, as well as a great variety of crafters selling jewelry, pottery, artwork, skin care & much more.
Bellevue St &13th St, Parking Lot Behind Police Stn, West Vancouver
604-628-8226, info@artisanmarkets.ca

--
Ongoing until November 10, 2014
Lost Souls of Gastown
Venture into our city's most gruesome history - when Vancouver was a frontier town of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. You will hear stories of: Vancouver's first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school; a long-forgotten plague that clutched the city in its feverish grasp; the terror of the fire that ate-up Gastown in minutes and sent people sprinting for their lives down Water Street; a Klondike Gold Rush beauty, who had her heart broken - and her pocketbook looted - by a ruthless theatre magnate; and, the city's oldest unsolved murder - the death of prospector John Bray. The tour ventures through Gastown, where many of Vancouver's most historic buildings are located.  www.forbiddenvancouver.ca

--
Ongoing until November 21, 2014

Il Mercato: Italian Night Market Vancouver 2014

IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre is proud to host and present Il MERCATO, the city's first Farmer and Italian Night Market starting Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 3:00pm at the Italian Cultural Centre (located at 3075 Slocan Street at Grandview Highway in East Vancouver). The MERCATO will run every 3rd Friday of the month from 3:00pm-7:00pm until Friday, November 21st, 2014.  http://italianculturalcentre.ca/

--
Ongoing until December 20, 2014

Abbotsford Farm & Country Market

The Market remains a premier shopping experience offering an array of fresh produce, processed foods, garden plants, arts & crafts. The selection changes from week to week as fresh produce, fruit, plants & other agricultural products come into season. http://www.abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket.com

--
Ongoing until December 21, 2014

Weekly Family Programs - Art & Education at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Weekly Family Programs Every Sunday throughout the year, the Gallery offers unique activities geared towards children 12 & under and their families. Join the team of Art Agents as they bring the exhibitions to life. Then move on to The Making Place, to experiment with themes, processes and materials in a number of engaging art-making activities. Weekly Family Programs are free with Gallery admission. *Sundays FREE for children 12 & under when accompanied by an adult. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery

--
Ongoing until December 31, 2014

Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth

Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology, O'Brian Gallery
Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth looks at the diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, over 20 young artists from across Canada, the US, and around the world define what it really means to be an urban Aboriginal youth today.  Visit Website

--
Ongoing
Kid's Meditation, Sundays 10-11:15 am
All parents wish for their children to be happy. In an uncertain and busy world, children and parents need a place to go together to learn how to develop harmony, confidence and methods to help calm our minds and strengthen our families. The Kid?s Meditation Class is designed for children ages 4 to 11.  We learn about giving, sharing and loving everyone. Activities include a spiritual topic, story time and arts and crafts. Classes are taught by experienced Dharma practitioners. Parents are welcome to stay with the children or enjoy Prayers for World Peace being offered in the adjacent meditation room. There is no charge for this class.  Donations are accepted but not expected.  Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver, http://kmcvancouver.org/

--
October 4, 2014
Muck MS
Rally your staff, family, and friends to join Muck MS, an obstacle mud run with proceeds supporting the MS Society of Canada.
The run is pure athletic hilarity on a course full of mud, and featuring fun, outrageous obstacles that will spin, swing, and fling you up, down, and sideways.
http://mssoc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=3620&pg=entry#.U_JN2WN23Ss

--
October 5, 2014
Fossil Show - Richmond Nature Park
Learn about BC's fascinating prehistoric past with real fossils displayed by members of the Vancouver Paleontological Society. Make fossil casts and fossil rubbings too!  http://www.richmond.ca/naturepark

--
October 5, 2014
Critter Care's Walk-a-Thon 2014 - Walk on the Wild Side
Lace up your shoes to raise FUNDS and join us for our 6th annual Walk-a-Thon Walk on the Wild Side.
Help change lives for the better - beginning right where you live, for the animals who can't speak for themselves.
Let gather together and raise funds and awareness for Critter Care Wildlife Society, and their mission to help injured and orphaned mammals from BC. Mark your calendars and we are looking forward to see you and all your friends, family members and K9-conpanion (welcome on leash). Choose between a 4k walk and a 2k walk & stroll through the peaceful paths of the park. Lots of goodies & prizes and fun for all! Check out all our treasures for sale, enjoy a light BBQ after the walk (pre-registration is required) and visit our guest exhibitors to learn about other local organizations.  Campbell Valley Regional Park; For registration please contact Cathy under 604-202-5697 or crittercarewalk@gmail.com!

--
October 9, 2014
Help us picture a cure for multiple sclerosis! SnapQuest MS is a photo scavenger hunt based in downtown Vancouver. Using a free mobile app, teams of 4-5 people set out on a series of fun, quirky, heartwarming challenges while uploading photos of their progress online. Teams accomplish as many challenges as they can in an action-packed two hours, then re-group for networking and refreshments at a post-event party for fellow SnapQuesters.
THE GOAL
SnapQuest MS is, first and foremost, a fundraising event! Teams must therefore raise a minimum of $750 to participate. Proceeds will support multiple sclerosis (MS) research and vital services for those with MS and their families.
Please visit www.snapquestms.ca, or contact Stephanie Mosher at stephanie.mosher@mssociety.ca or (604) 602-3208.

--
October 11, 2014
Cranberry Sale - Richmond Nature Park
Stock up on fresh cranberries at this annual cranberry sale by the Richmond Nature Park Society. Proceeds support educational and public programs in the park. This event is for All Ages. http://www.richmond.ca/naturepark

--
October 16 - 30, 2014
Taste of Yaletown returns for the 10th year as Vancouver's premier foodie event, showcasing the talents of chefs and culinary treasures of the best dining district in Vancouver. From October 16th-30th, Yaletown restaurants will showcase their creativity and talent offering special set menu options at set prices of $25, $35, $45 including innovative pairings. Lunch and dinner menus  will tempt the most adventurous foodie. A portion of participating restaurant's profits will go to support The Greater Vancouver Food Bank and Yaletown House Foundation.  http://yaletowninfo.com/events/taste-of-yaletown/

--
October 18, 2014
FREE Community Resource Fair. This event brings together over 50 health and wellness professionals from local non-profit and businesses to connect residents with needed services. 
With a proven combination of information, fun & interactive activities, and local entertainers, the Fair is a great way to spend a fall afternoon for everyone in your family. 
Come for the information, stay for the fun! Haney Hall; Learn more @ www.crfconnect.org.

--
October 18 - 19, 2014
Apple Festival @UBC Botanical Garden
A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of British Columbia's favourite fruits, the apple. From children learning about the diversity of apples to those who remember tasting heritage apples in their youth, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious fruit, but have a whole lot of fun doing it!
11am-4pm, $4 cash entry (Children under 12 free)
6804 SW Marine Drive @16th Ave
604-822-4529

--
October 23, 2014
The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance! South Asian Arts Part of DiwaliFest
The Dance Centre celebrates Diwali in the October edition of the Discover Dance! noon hour series, with a performance by South Asian Arts showcasing some of the vibrant dance styles of India. The performance will feature bhangra, which was originally a joyful and high-spirited folk dance celebrating the harvest, along with intricately beautiful classical Indian dances, and Bollywood, the wildly popular mashup of jazz, traditional dances, comedy and pop culture that has taken the world by storm. There will be an artist talkback after the show. Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver; http://thedancecentre.ca/events/discover_dance

--
December 5, 2014
Vancouver Education & Career Fair
Vancouver Convention Centre (West)
ECF's mission is to provide attendees with a variety of post-secondary options from around the world. Our Exhibitors come from North America to Australia to represent Colleges, Universities, Trades, Career Training Institutes, Volunteer or Employment opportunities. Whether you are still in high school, looking for a job, or looking to make a career change? your future begins with ECF!
$5 on the door, or free with pre registration via the ECF website.  604-639-3928, info@educationcareerfairs.com







Questions about this site?
Submit an activity idea to us?
Send e-mail to: Kelmar

Back to top of page

copyright (C) Triple F Family Adventures 2014