Vancouver Canadians Baseball
on now until September
Scotiabank Field, Vancouver BC
Join the Canadians out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - they are on a mission to bring the ring back to Vancouver.
20 Years of National Aboriginal Day
Tuesday, June 21, noon-5pm
Trout Lake Park, Vancouver
Music, art, family fun celebrating Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations.bcnationalaboriginalday.com
Golden Spike Days
June 30th – July 3rd
Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
Live music, dancers, rides and food
Celebrating the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway
and the confederation of Canadagoldenspike.ca
Miss Fiji Canada Red Carpet Gala
Thursday, June 30th
Royal King Palace, Surrey, BC
The Miss Fiji Canada Pageant is a unique family oriented event which is designed to support the community’s young generation. The competition will be an important part of female youth leadership development. It focuses on encouraging youth to become ambassadors of the community. It will offer young women excellent opportunities to develop their public speaking skills, performing skills, build self-esteem, self- confidence, to have good sportsmanship and outstanding community participation skills.
In support of BC Children's Hospital and Treasure House Orphanage missfijicanada.com
Canada Day at Canada Place
July 1, 10am-6pm, parade 7pm, fireworks 10:30pm
Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza and surrounding streets
presented by the Port of Vancouver celebrating our freedom, values and diversity
Main Stage presented by CN (Canada Place Way at Canada Place) – Featuring a full day of amazing music including headliners Aaron Pritchett and Sheena Easton, other artists including Barney Bentall, Mo Kenney, Twin Kennedy and more. Click here to read performer bios.
Citizenship Ceremony (Hall A, Vancouver Convention Centre East) – Hosted by Global BC’s news anchors Chris Gailus and Sophie Lui, the Citizenship Ceremony is a special part of our annual celebration - 11am
Celebration Stage (Hall A, Vancouver Convention Centre East) – Following the Citizenship Ceremony, the legendary Red Robinson will host a talented line-up of multicultural performances and talent
Canada Day Parade presented by Port of Vancouver, beginning at 7pm at Georgia and Broughton, and the Canada Day Fireworks Show at 10:30pm in Burrard Inlet
for all the details and activities
Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
Friday, July 1, 12noon – 10:30pm
Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
Named one of the top 20 festivals in Metro Vancouver by Business in Vancouver, this is a free community festival with live music and entertainment, food, beverages, family activities and fireworks. As part of the Coquitlam 125 anniversary celebrations, this year's event will recognize the City's past, present and future with a new site configuration and special activities.coquitlam.ca/canadaday
Canada Day Artisan Fair
July 1, 12 noon-4pm
Waterfront Park, North Vancouver
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lions Gate and the North Vancouver Canada Day Committee, is proud to present the Canada Day Artisan Fair.
The Artisan Fair showcases the unique, handmade work of talented local artisans. Come discover the wide variety of items on sale, ranging from hand-blown glass to upcycled leatherwork, from artwork to exquisite handmade jewelry, and much more. Featured artisans have been selected for their high level of craftsmanship, skill level, aesthetic, and overall creative originality.
Kids Art Activity - FREE fun for the kids!
As part of the festivities we are running a free kids art activity, guided by local artist Colette Lisoway. Help create a collaborative Canada Day canvas with printing ink and original stamps made by you!
Full event details can be found at northvancanadaday.com
May 27-July 2, 7pm
North Vancouver Arts Council, North Vancouver
A Visual Serenade to the Rich Arts and Culture of the Philippinesnvartscouncil.ca
Theatre Under the Stars: Beauty & The Beast and West Side Story
July 6 - August 20
Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park,Vancouver
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
an enchanting musical for the entire family, and the first Disney film ever to make the leap to stage. and the titular ballad. The stage version includes all of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's songs including "Be Our Guest" and "Gaston," from the Academy Award-winning film, plus new songs by Menken and Tim Rice.
West Side Story
a dynamic re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet in the turbulent streets of 1950's New York.
Created by the dream team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins' kinetic, explosive choreographic style intrinsically tied the musical to its exhilarating songbook, which includes such gems as "Cool," "America," "I Feel Pretty," and "Tonight."tuts.ca
West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party
Saturday July 9, 11:00 am - 9pm
West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Featuring multiple stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers. This 10-block street fair, spanning from Burrard to MacDonald Street also features a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, special activities, and licensed beer gardens!khatsahlano.com
Carnaval del Sol
July 9-10th 9am-10pm
Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver
Engaging finale to the 10 day long Latin American Week Festival
live music, art, dance, sports, and poetry in celebration of Latin American Culturecarnavaldelsol.ca
3rd Annual Thai Festival
July 9-10, 10:30am – 8pm
North Plaza, Vancouver Art Gallery
Fashion, Food, Music, Fun!
Presented by the Royal Thai Consulate-Generalthaiconsulatevancouver.ca
Symphony in the Park
Sunday, July 10, 7-9pm
Deer Lake Park Festival Lawn, Burnaby
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra annual free outdoor concert burnaby.ca
Giro di Burnaby
Thursday, July 14, Burnaby BC
Professional cyclists from all over the globe will race on the fast and technical 1.3km closed loop course on Hastings Street competing for over $15,000 in prize money
Part of the BC Superweek Cycling Series, the “Giro” is one of nine premiere pro-cycling events taking place between July 8th – July 16th in the Lower Mainland.girodiburnaby.com
African Descent Festival
July 22- 23
Thornton Park, Vancouver
Free African Music Festival with
art, crafts, culture, poetry, storytelling and foodafricandescentfestival.com
40th Annual Powell Street Festival
July 30—31, 11:30am - 7pm
Powell Street, Vancouver
Connecting communities through Japanese art and culture, this is metro Vancouver’s longest running community arts festival and the largest event of its kind in Canada this year featuring contemporary and traditional Japanese Canadian artists plus Australian koto virtuoso Miyama McQueen-Tokita, Tutchone-Japanese Tlinget-Scottish folk singer Diyet, and the premiere of Chordophone, the viola-looping electronica brainchild of brothers Marcus and James Takizawa.
The expanded festival site will be centered at Oppenheimer Park (400 Block, Powell Street) where festival goers will find the Diamond Stage children’s booth and new activities, including The Koinobori, an interactive installation inspired by Japanese carp streamers.
visit powellstreetfestival.com for more
HomeTown Heroes Lottery
July 13, 2016
They are there when you need them…and now it's your turn to be there for them!
Every lottery ticket purchased helps our heroes help others. Proceeds support highly trained trauma teams and medical specialists at Vancouver General Hospital, by funding urgently needed medical equipment and supporting programs of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund including the annual Burn Camp for young burn survivors.
Early Bird deadline is June 29th, final deadline is July 13thheroeslottery.com
Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival
Saturday, August 6, 1 - 10PM
Deer Lake Park – Burnaby, BC
Seventeenth annual Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival - family-friendly event features a full day of continuous music across three stages, plus food vendors and activities for fans of all ages. This year’s lineup includes Colin James, Frazey Ford, Cyril Neville and the Royal Southern Brotherhood, Como Mamas, Lindi Ortega, Cecile Doo Kingue, and more.burnabybluesfestival.com
Mammoths! Giants of The Ice Age
June 3 - December 31, 2016
Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC
Walk among these larger than life creatures in this engaging, interactive exhibition. Then get up close with Lyuba, the world’s best-preserved woolly mammoth calf.
This exhibition was created by The Field Museum, Chicago.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/mammoths
Sunday, June 26, 7:30pm
Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver
The Dovbush Dancers present a night of spectacular Ukrainian folk dancecentennialtheatre.com
Sunday, June 26, 4pm
Gateway Theatre, Richmond
Presented by the Kababayang Pilipino cultural performing arts group.kababayangpilipino.org
Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide
Sunday, June 26, 7am – 2pm
Swangard Stadium, Central Park, Burnaby
community bike ride fundraiser about the importance of mental health
34th Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards
Monday, June 27, 5:30pm
Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
Honouring excellence in Vancouver’s Large Theatre, Small Theatre and Theatre for Young Audiences Jessies.ca
ALS Society of BC
Wednesday, June 29, 8am
ALS Society building, Richmond
Support Jamie Lycock as he cycles from Vancouver to Mexico fundraising for Motor Neuron Diseasealsbc.ca
Run Canada Day
Friday, July 1, 10am – 1pm
Wesbrook Village at UBC
Get in the spirit of CANADA DAY! Come run the beautiful trails of Pacific Spirit Park at the RUN CANADA DAY 10K/5K and 1K Kids Run and then enjoy post race refreshments and a Canada Day cake in UBC Wesbrook Village. First time on the trails, no problem as we will be having FREE orientation evening runs from the UBC Running Room.
in support of Canadian Diabetes Associationruncanadaday.com
Free Canada Day Weekend Concert
Sunday, July 3, 4 pm
St. Andrew’s United Church, North Vancouver
featuring the Bel Canto Choir from Australiast-andrews-united.ca
July 7-9, 7 and 9pm
St. Paul’s Hall, Vancouver
Cutting edge Canadian dance performance
Presented by MascallDancedancingontheedge.org
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