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AUGUST Events in Vancouver in 2021

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Vancouver’s 2021 August calendar features dates and events including summer festivals, concerts, outdoor movies, night markets and BC Day holiday events.

 


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Vancouver’s August Calendar of Events

  • August 2, 2021 – BC Day (Stat Holiday).

 

August Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in August 2021.

NOTE: Since the spring of last year, many Metro Vancouver events and attractions have been impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. For the most up-to-date information about the status of events, check official event websites.


 

BC Day Long Weekend

 


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August 1-8 | August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31


 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

 

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

 

Monday, August 2, 2021

  • BC Day – a statutory holiday with various celebratory activities throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community festival that normally features a softball tournament, parade, family-friendly activities and antique car show in Tsawwassen. (This year it’s primarily an online event, although today there is a drive-by car cruise event.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – artists are scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming at Stanley Park’s Third Beach.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Vancouver Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival with live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • ACTIVITIES WITH EXTRA SAVINGS
    • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
    • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
    • For other ways to save, see our article about Vancouver on a Budget.

 

Free Events and Activities in August

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2:30 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Vancouver Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – guest artists are scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum

 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – a small market at Concord Community Park at the eastern end of False Creek.
  • Live Music at Guilt & Co. – artists are scheduled to perform tonight at the popular Gastown venue at #1 Alexander Street. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • ACTIVITIES WITH EXTRA SAVINGS
    • Vancouver Mysteries – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
    • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
    • For other ways to save, see our article about Vancouver on a Budget.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

Playland in 2021

 

Friday, August 6, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Music at Lonsdale Quay – free live music takes place this evening at the public market in North Vancouver.
  • Abbotsford Airshow – one of the largest airshows in Canada. (Taking place as a drive-in event this year.)
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Chilliwack Fair and Rodeo – an annual fair in Chilliwack.
  • KitsFest – a sports festival at Kitsilano Beach.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).

 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Sunday, August 8, 2021

 


Week of August 9th to 15th

August 1-8 | August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31


 

Monday, August 9, 2021

  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Squamish Wind Festival – a community event featuring art, music and performing arts.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert at the Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge.
  • Music on Main – free live music at Mount Pleasant Park in Vancouver.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – most outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – provincial parks, city parks and regional parks are great places to be (especially if the weather is nice.)
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Vancouver Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Squamish Wind Festival – a community event featuring art, music and performing arts.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming at Stanley Park’s Third Beach.
  • Music on Main – free live music at Mount Pleasant Park in Vancouver.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).

 

Art Downtown Vancouver

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2:30 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Squamish Wind Festival – a community event featuring art, music and performing arts.
  • Music on Main – free live music at Mount Pleasant Park in Vancouver.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Vancouver Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

  • Sounds of Summer Music Series a free ticketed outdoor concert at the Museum of Surrey.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year including today’s  Carnaval del Pride Beer Garden and Walk-Thru Experience at Concord Community Park.)
  • Squamish Wind Festival – a community event featuring art, music and performing arts.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – a small market at Concord Community Park at the eastern end of False Creek.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster.
  • Music on Main – free live music at Mount Pleasant Park in Vancouver.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • Vancouver Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today between 11 am and 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year including today’s Carnaval del Sol Beer Garden and Walk-Thru Experience at Concord Community Park.)
  • Squamish Wind Festival – a community event featuring art, music and performing arts.
  • Music on Main – free live music at Mount Pleasant Park in Vancouver.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Saturday, August 14, 2021

  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown, Dark Secrets of Stanley Park and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Music on Main – the Microcosmos Quartet and Kessler Academy’s String Orchestra perform at the Vancouver Playhouse at 600 Hamilton Street.
  • Gateway Theatre – the second of the Richmond theatre’s outdoor Songs of Summer concert series. Today’s show stars Tiana Jung and Jason Sakaki who specialize in famous musical theatre numbers.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year including today’s Carnaval del Sol Beer Garden and Walk-Thru Experience at Concord Community Park.)
  • Squamish Wind Festival – a community event featuring art, music and performing arts.
  • City Summer Beats – instead of the usual Arts Alive Festival in downtown Langley, live music takes place at Douglas Park Spirit Square.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Lonsdale Quay, Maple Ridge, Riley Park, Squamish, Trout Lake and the West End.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

 


Week of August 16th to 22nd

August 1-8 | August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31


 

Monday, August 16, 2021

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year.)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming at Stanley Park’s Third Beach.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Vancouver Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Vancouver Mysteries Adventure Games

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2:30 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year.)
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Summer Jazz on the Porch – free live music outdoors at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series a free ticketed outdoor concert at Fleetwood Park in Surrey.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – a small market at Concord Community Park at the eastern end of False Creek.
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year.)
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Vancouver Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Friday, August 20, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire in Chilliwack.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Music at Lonsdale Quay – free live music takes place this evening at the Lonsdale Quay Public Market in North Vancouver.
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year including today’s Latinx Stand-Up Comedy event at the Vancouver Playhouse.)
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

 


Week of August 23rd to 31st

August 1-8 | August 9-15 | August 16-22 | August 23-31


 

Monday, August 23, 2021

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire in the Fraser Valley.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year including today’s Emerging Latinx Artist Concert Series at Performance Works on Granville Island.)
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert at the Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year including today’s Emerging Latinx Artist Concert Series at Performance Works on Granville Island.)
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming at Stanley Park’s Third Beach.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.

 

Vancouver Mysteries Adventure Games

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2:30 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair.
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year including today’s Flamenco, Tango & Wine Night at Performance Works on Granville Island.)
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire in the Fraser Valley.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Beaches – local beaches are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series a free ticketed outdoor concert at Hawthorne Rotary Park in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire in the Fraser Valley.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year including today’s Flamenco, Tango & Wine Dining Experience at Performance Works on Granville Island.)
  • False Creek Farmers Market – a small market at Concord Community Park at the eastern end of False Creek.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Vancouver Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Friday, August 27, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire in the Fraser Valley.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair.
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month). (TBD)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (The event has both online and in-person activities this year including today’s Emerging Latinx Artist Concert Series at Performance Works on Granville Island.)
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – local beaches are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

 

Labour Day Weekend Activities

 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

 

Monday, August 30, 2021

  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – most of the festival was cancelled this year. The bed races, however, do still take place today.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – use the promo code BEST21 to get 2-for-1 pricing for a limited time at this family-friendly museum.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair.
  • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire in the Fraser Valley.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Vancouver Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 


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Other Events in August 2021

The following events may or may not also take place in August 2021 (with details to be confirmed):

 

Multicultural and Ethnic Events

  • Korean Cultural Heritage Festival – a free festival celebrating Korean food, music and culture at Swangard Stadium. (TBD)
  • Pakistan Festival – a free cultural event at Holland Park in Surrey. (TBD)
  • Pinoy Fiesta – a Philippine festival and parade at Vancouver’s Memorial South Park. (TBD)
  • Serbian Days – a free cultural event with Serbian music, dancing and family-friendly activities at Vancouver’s Saint Sava Church at 505 East 63rd Avenue. (TBD)

 

Festivals & Major Events

 

Live Theatre

 

Music Festivals

 

Other Music-Related Events

 

Outdoor Movies & Other Films

  • Burnaby Outdoor Movie Series – a free film shows outdoors in the plaza outside the Bob Prittie Library at the corner of Kingsborough and MacKay. (TBD)
  • Downtown Movie Nights – a film plays in the north plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening.)
  • Family Movie Nights in the Plaza – a movie shows in the Civic Plaza in the City of North Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening.)
  • Starlight Theatre Drive-in Movies – a film shows outdoors for free at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond. (To be confirmed.)
  • Summer Cinema at the Richmond Oval – a free indoor movie, drinks and popcorn at the ROX Theatre. Admission is free but on a first-come, first-saved basis. (TBD)
  • Sunset Cinema – a film shows for free in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (TBD)

 

Sporting Events

 

Summer Markets

  • Eastside Flea – an outdoor market featuring vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 238 1st Avenue in East Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Fort Langley Makers Market – a monthly craft fair and celebration in scenic Fort Langley. (TBD)
  • Squamish Street Market – a once-a-month summer event on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish. (TBD)
  • Main Street Farmers Market – from 2 to 6 pm in front of Vancouver’s Central Pacific Station. (It happens most years from June until October, but not in 2021.)
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street (between 56A Avenue and 58 Avenue). (Cancelled for 2021.)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

Other Events & Activities

  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation one Tuesday evening from 5 to 8:30 pm. (TBD)
  • Brigade Days at Fort Langley – three days of celebrations featuring folk in period costume on the BC Day Long Weekend. (TBD)
  • Dinner on the Pier – a fancy dinner on the pier at North Vancouver’s Shipyards. (TBD)
  • ElectraFest – an electric vehicle showcase event at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Free admission. (POSTPONED until 2022.)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres in the Lower Mainland. (On Saturday mornings, but to be confirmed for 2021.)
  • Kwantlen Community Dinner – a community event and dinner at Langley’s Glen Valley Regional Park. Cost is $15 and participants are asked to bring their own dishes and eating utensils. (To be confirmed.)
  • Lucky Cat Affair – a championship and pet cat show. (TBD)
  • Picnic at the Pier – a fundraising event for the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation where participants enjoy live entertainment and dinner at a special venue in White Rock. (CANCELLED)
  • Pioneer Days at Kilby Farm – family-friendly activities at Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills. (TBD)
  • Port Coquitlam Car Show – a car show featuring hundreds of cars in downtown Port Coquitlam. (CANCELLED)
  • Summer Nightslide Concerts – a special event featuring night sliding and live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark from 8 pm until midnight. (To be confirmed.)
  • Free Jazz Vespers – on Sundays at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)

 

Top 7 Things to Do in August

  1. Take in a performance at the Bard on the Beach Festival.
  2. Enjoy the BC Day celebrations at any one of a number of locations during the August Long Weekend.
  3. Spend time at any of Metro Vancouver’s best beaches.
  4. Visit one of the Lower Mainland’s most interesting small towns and villages including Horseshoe Bay (and visit Whytecliff or Lighthouse Park along the way), Deep Cove (and stay for the Friday evening music in the park), White Rock (and take your swimsuit) or Steveston Village (and take your bike to cycle along the water).
  5. Get out of the city to someplace dark at night in mid-August to see the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower.
  6. Take in any of the live music performances occurring in North Vancouver on Friday evenings at Deep Cove or Lynn Valley with the North Vancouver Summer Concert Series, or at various parks in Surrey during that city’s Sounds of Summer Music Series.
  7. Check out one of the region’s many farmers markets for fresh produce, to support local farmers and to enjoy the experience.

For more, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Summer Activities.

 

Typical August Weather

Summers in Vancouver are typically very dry, with August being one of the warmest and driest months of the year.

The city can sometimes practically go without any rain from the beginning of July until late August, with the first real summer rains coming just in time for the PNE fair in the last week or so of the month.

The days in August are warm (for Vancouver), but the evenings are starting to get cool again towards the end of the month.

Average high temperatures in August are a nice 22 degrees Celsius (or 72 F), and the lows are typically around 13 (or 55 F), or cooler as September approaches. Vancouver gets an average of less than 40 mm of rain in the month (or a bit more than 1.5 inches).

 

Recommended Activities

Being the summer, August is one of the busiest times of the year for events and special outdoor activities. There seems to be an event of some kind every weekend in fact.

There are live music performances at noon on weekdays outside the CBC building (by Georgia and Hamilton across from the library in downtown Vancouver), and live outdoor music on Friday evenings on the North Shore at various locations, including at Deep Cove and Cates Park.

And what’s the number one best thing to do in Vancouver in August? For many it’s a day with the family or friends at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). For others it’s the Celebration of Light fireworks.

 


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