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AUGUST Events in Vancouver in 2022

August in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2022 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 1, 2022 – BC Day (Stat Holiday).

 

August Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in August 2022. (Note: Event dates and details are subject to change.)

 

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August 1-7 | August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 22-28 | August 29-31


 

Monday, August 1, 2022

  • BC Day – a statutory holiday with various celebratory activities throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Brigade Days at Fort Langley – celebrations featuring folk in period costume and various activities at the National Historic Site.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Vancouver Pride Festival – a series of events celebrating Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. (TBC)
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community festival that normally features a softball tournament, parade, family-friendly activities and antique car show in Tsawwassen.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility 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.

 

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

  • Vancouver Bach Festival – today features From The Court of Louis XIV to Shippagan in the afternoon and Armonico Tributo in the evening. Both events happen at Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • 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”.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming at Stanley Park’s Third Beach.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!

Other Activities

  • 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 Bach Festival

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

  • Vancouver Bach Festival – today features The Next Generation: Baroque Innovations in the afternoon at Pyatt Hall and Fiddle & Figs Pub Night in the evening at the Wolf & Hound.
  • Sunset Cinema – the movie Sing 2 shows tonight at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn in the plaza outside Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The event is free and features live music before the film. (Note: This event has been CANCELLED due to the forecast of rain. It takes place again with different movies though on August 17, 24 and 31.)
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts free family-friendly activities at Memorial Peace Park this evening. Tonight is Family Games Night.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. Today features Brandon Isaak.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series free outdoor concert at the Clayton Community Centre in Surrey.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.

Featured Attractions and Activities

Other Activities

  • 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.

 

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

  • Vancouver Bach Festival – today features Bach & Tunes: Multiple Voices for One in the afternoon and Out of the Deep in the evening. Both events take place at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver.
  • 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.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • 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.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Downtown Movie Nights – a film plays in the north plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Theatre and Arts Events

  • 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.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a couple of concerts happen today at Christ Church Cathedral.

Other Activities

  • 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.

 

Playland at the PNE

 

Friday, August 5, 2022

  • Vancouver Bach Festival – today features Bach: Four Sonatas and a Concerto in the afternoon at Christ Church Cathedral and Bach Kaleidoscope/Reimaginations in the evening at The Chan Centre at UBC.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts free family-friendly activities at Memorial Peace Park this evening. Tonight is Latin Dance Night.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series free outdoor concert at Francis Park in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Abbotsford Airshow – one of the largest airshows in Canada.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Brewhalla Port Moody – a craft beer festival with food vendors and live music at Pioneer Park in Port Moody.
  • KitsFest – a sports festival at Kitsilano Beach.

Featured Attractions

  • 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).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Friday).

 

Free Events and Activities in August

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Featured Attractions and Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, Lost Souls of Gastown and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Tri-City Dust Devils at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • KitsFest – a three-day sports festival at Kitsilano.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Abbotsford Airshow – one of the largest airshows in Canada.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Sunday).
  • Summer Sundays – free live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody.

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Week of August 8th to 14th

August 1-7 | August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 22-28 | August 29-31


 

Monday, August 8, 2022

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert at the Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • 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.

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Music on Main – free live music at Mount Pleasant Park in Vancouver.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming at Stanley Park’s Third Beach.
  • 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 Vancouver

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

  • Just for Laughs Comedy – John Mulaney performs From Scratch at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts free family-friendly activities at Memorial Peace Park this evening. Tonight is Builders Night where kids get to learn about woodworking and build something themselves.
  • Music on Main – free live music at Mount Pleasant Park in Vancouver.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series free outdoor concert at Holland Park in Surrey.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. Today features Brennan Sinclair.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!

Other Activities

  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • 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!

 

WildPlay Element Park in Maple Ridge

 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

 

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Friday, August 12, 2022

  • Ribfest Langley – a family-friendly community event hosted by Langley Rotary Clubs. Festivities include live entertainment, a KidZone, beer garden and lots of great food! Admission is by donation.
  • Symphony in the Park – a free concert at Abbotsford’s Mill Lake Park. Music includes pieces from Phantom of the Opera, Mission Impossible, West Side Story and other classics.
  • Music on Main – free live music at Mount Pleasant Park in Vancouver.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live improv theatre at Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • DOXA Outdoor Summer Screenings – a free outdoor screening of short films at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today between 11 am and 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts Rock Night featuring music with Johnny Bootleg and Wyper & Parker at Memorial Peace Park.
  • Ambleside Music Festival – a classic music festival (formerly called Rock Ambleside) in West Vancouver.

Special Tour Activities

Other Activities

  • 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.

 

Improv Centre

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Special Tour Activities

Other Activities

  • 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.

 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

  • Ribfest Langley – a family-friendly community event hosted by Langley Rotary Clubs. Festivities include live entertainment, a KidZone, beer garden and lots of great food! Admission is by donation.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, Lost Souls of Gastown and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Ambleside Music Festival – a classic music festival (formerly called Rock Ambleside) in West Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Mural Festival – a large street party celebrating art in downtown Vancouver.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Sunday).
  • Summer Sundays – free live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year, as are the Outdoor Swimming Pools.

Sunday Markets

 


Week of August 15th to 21st

August 1-7 | August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 22-28 | August 29-31


 

Monday, August 15, 2022

 

Vancouver Mysteries Adventure Games

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

  • Sunset Cinema – the movie Sing 2 shows tonight at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn in the plaza outside Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The event is free and features live music and family-friendly activities before the film.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming at Stanley Park’s Third Beach.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility 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.
  • 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.

 

Sunset Cinema in 2022

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

  • Sunset Cinema – the movie Pitch Perfect shows tonight at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn in the plaza outside Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The event is free and features live music before the film.
  • 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 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts Art in the Park featuring artists, artisan vendors and arts & crafts activities at Memorial Peace Park.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. Today features Kassandra Clack.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series free outdoor concert at Elgin Heritage Park in Surrey.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.

Other Activities

  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • 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 18, 2022

 

Maple Ridge Summer Happenings

 

Friday, August 19, 2022

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the musical We Will Rock You which features music from the band Queen.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Friday).
  • Kaleidoscope Arts Festival – a free community event at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
  • DOXA Outdoor Summer Screenings – a free screening of Dear Jackie outside the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts Polynesian Dance Night at Memorial Peace Park.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.

 

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Walking Tours & Outdoor Adventures

Other Activities

  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • 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.

 

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Sunday Markets

 


Week of August 22nd to 28th

August 1-7 | August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 22-28 | August 29-31


 

Monday, August 22, 2022

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Music on the Wharf – an outdoor concert at the Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues 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.
  • 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 23, 2022

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

  • Sunset Cinema – the movie Spider-Man: No Way Home shows tonight at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn in the plaza outside Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The event is free and features live music before the film.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Hillsboro Hops at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight’s show is the Broadway musical Something Rotten where William Shakespeare is a Renaissance rock star in Elizabethan England.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts Bounce the Park Night where kids get to play on trampolines, in bouncy castles and do other fun jumping and bouncing activities at Memorial Peace Park.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. Today features JD Miner.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series free outdoor concert at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.

Featured Attractions

 

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Other Activities

  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • 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.

 

Friday, August 26, 2022

 

Labour Day Weekend Activities

 

Saturday, August 27, 2022

 

Sunday, August 28, 2022

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, Lost Souls of Gastown and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball today the team plays against the Hillsboro Hops at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Sunday).
  • Summer Sundays – free live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody.
  • Italian Day on the Drive – a scaled-down version of the giant street that happens in June most years takes place at Grandview Park today.
  • Monsoon Arts Festival – a South Asian-themed performing arts festival. Today features Punjabi Market Live which is an outdoor street party in Vancouver’s Punjabi Market District.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.

Sunday Markets

 


Week of August 29th to 31st

August 1-7 | August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 22-28 | August 29-31


 

Monday, August 29, 2022

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility 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.
  • 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 30, 2022

 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

  • Sunset Cinema – the movie In the Heights shows tonight at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn in the plaza outside Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The event is free and features live music before the film.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today’s shows are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair.
  • Maple Ridge Happenings – the City of Maple Ridge hosts Family Games Night at Memorial Peace Park this evening.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park. Today features Roads Unknown.
  • 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!

 


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Other Events in August 2022

The following events may or may not also take place in August 2022 (with details to be confirmed):

 

Multicultural and Ethnic Events

  • Carnaval del Sol – Vancouver’s great annual Latin festival with free concerts and other cultural activities. (In 2022 it takes place from July 8 to 10.)
  • Korean Cultural Heritage Festival – a free festival celebrating Korean food, music and culture at Swangard Stadium. (TBC)
  • Monsoon Arts Festival – a South Asian-themed performing arts festival. (August 5-31, 2022)
  • Pakistan Festival – a free cultural event at Holland Park in Surrey. (TBC)
  • Pinoy Fiesta – a Philippine festival and parade at Vancouver’s Memorial South Park.
  • 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. (TBC)

 

Festivals & Major Events

 

Agricultural -Themed Events

 

Live Theatre

 

Music Festivals and Events

 

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.
  • Starlight Theatre Drive-in Movies – a film shows outdoors for free at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond. (On Wednesdays between August 24 and September 21 in 2022.)
  • 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. (TBC)
  • Sunset Cinema – a film shows for free in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (Not happening in 2022.)

 

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. (TBC)
  • Squamish Street Market – a once-a-month summer event on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish. (It sometimes happens in August, but just one day in July in 2022.)
  • 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 2022 details are to be confirmed.)
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street between 56A Avenue and 58 Avenue. (Takes place on August 27 in 2022.)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities in North Vancouver. (Not happening in 2022.)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (It usually happens in May, but not this year. There is a tiny chance though that a smaller version of the event might happen this month instead.)

 

Other Events & Activities

  • Brigade Days at Fort Langley – three days of celebrations featuring folk in period costume on the BC Day Long Weekend. (July 30 to August 1 in 2022.)
  • Denman Street Car Free Day – a massive pedestrian-only street party in Vancouver’s West End. (POSTPONED)
  • Chilliwack Fair and Rodeo – an annual fair in Chilliwack. (August 5-7, 2022)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation on the last Friday of the month. (TBC)
  • Dinner on the Pier – a fancy dinner on the pier at North Vancouver’s Shipyards. (TBC)
  • ElectraFest – an electric vehicle showcase event at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Free admission. (Not happening in 2022.)
  • Kwantlen Community Dinner – a community event and dinner at Langley’s Glen Valley Regional Park. Cost is around $15 and participants are asked to bring their own dishes and eating utensils. (To be confirmed.)
  • Pioneer Days at Kilby Farm – family-friendly activities at Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills. (TBC)
  • 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 at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (To be confirmed.)
  • Westcoast Comic Con – a comic and pop culture-themed event at Vancouver’s Croatian Cultural Centre. (August 7, 2022)
  • Meowfest – a cat-themed tradeshow-style event at the Rocky Mountaineer Station. (August 20, 2022)

 

Top 7 Things to Do in August

In addition to the above, below are some of the top things to do in the Lower Mainland in the month of 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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