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AUGUST Events in Vancouver in 2023

August in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2023 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 7, 2023 – BC Day (Stat Holiday).

 

August Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in August 2023. (Note: Event dates and details are subject to change.)

 

BC Day Long Weekend

 


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August 1-6 | August 7-13 | August 14-20 | August 21-27 | August 28-31


 

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.
  • Vancouver Summer Festival – concerts at various venues between July 27 and August 5. (Note: This event used to be called the Vancouver Bach Festival.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Monumental Scandals Tour.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
  • Stanley Park Summer Cinema – a free outdoor movie at Second Beach in Stanley Park.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight is Talkback Tuesday after the plays Julius Caesar and Henry V.
  • 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. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle – drumming at Stanley Park’s Third Beach.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

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.

 

Bard on the Beach in 2023

Shipyards Night Market

Sunset Cinema Movies

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

  • Sunset CinemaTop Gun: Maverick shows tonight at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn in the plaza outside Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The event is free and features pre-show entertainment.
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.
  • Vancouver Summer Festival – concerts at various venues between July 27 and August 5. (Note: This event used to be called the Vancouver Bach Festival.)
  • 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).
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight features the plays As You Like It and Henry V.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features The Prom.
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.

Featured Attractions and Activities

  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.

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.

 

Really Gay History Tour

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Thursday, August 3, 2023

  • Vancouver Summer Festival – concerts at various venues between July 27 and August 5. (Note: This event used to be called the Vancouver Bach Festival.)
  • 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, Monumental Scandals and Really Gay History Tour.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – a small market not far from Science World at the eastern end of False Creek.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.

Shows & Entertainment

  • 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”.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight features the plays As You Like It and Henry V.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
  • Downtown Movie Nights – a film plays in the north plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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.

 

Improv Centre

Playland at the PNE

 

Friday, August 4, 2023

  • BC Day Long Weekend – a long weekend with various celebratory activities taking place throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Dance Dance Dance – free Latin Dance lessons in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in the evening. Today’s session features Brazilian Zouk.
  • Really Gay History Tours – walking tours with a 2SLGBTQIA+ theme in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Pride at the Pier – LGBTQ2+-themed activities at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
  • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. Tonight is Pride Night!
  • Vancouver Summer Festival – concerts at various venues between July 27 and August 5. (Note: This event used to be called the Vancouver Bach Festival.)
  • Abbotsford Agrifair – an agricultural fair that normally includes a midway, amusement rides and animals at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford.
  • White Rock Sea Festival – live entertainment and family-friendly activities.
  • Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival – family-friendly activities and logger competitions in Squamish.
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival – a community festival that features a softball tournament in Tsawwassen.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight features the plays As You Like It and Henry V.
  • The Improv Centre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features The Prom.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • 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. (TIP: 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).
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

Britannia Mine Celebrating 100 Years

Theatre Under the Stars

BC Dumpling Festival

 

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Theatre, Shows & Entertainment

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today is Bard Explored with the plays As You Like It and Henry V.
  • The Improv Centre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver, Monumental Scandals, Dark Secrets of Stanley Park and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Railway Museum of BC – a large museum with trains and railway artifacts in Squamish.

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Free Events and Activities in August

Vancouver Pride Boat Party

 

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Forbidden Vancouver, Lost Souls of Gastown and Monumental Scandals Tour.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Summer Sundays – free live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

Sunday Markets

 


Week of August 7th to 13th

August 1-6 | August 7-13 | August 14-20 | August 21-27 | August 28-31


 

WildPlay Camps

 

Monday, August 7, 2023

  • 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.
  • Summer Discovery Days at the FRDC – the Fraser River Discovery Centre has extra programming this weekend as part of its Summer Discovery Days for the BC Day Long Weekend holidays.
  • Really Gay History Tours – walking tours with a 2SLGBTQIA+ theme in Vancouver’s West End.
  • Vancouver Street Dance Festival – a free event with lots of dancing at Robson Square.
  • 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.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.

Other Activities

  • 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

Vancouver Canadians

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Monumental Scandals Tour.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.

 

Symphony in the Park

Art Downtown Vancouver

Sunset Cinema Movies

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.
  • Sunset CinemaThe Super Mario Bros. Movie shows tonight at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn in the plaza outside Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The event is free and features pre-show entertainment.
  • VCT Visual Arts Open House – the visual arts exhibition by the Transformations Art Collective is open to the public in the lobbies of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from 5 to 8 pm. Admission is free.
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight features the plays Julius Caesar and Henry V.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – the team plays against Tri-City at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • 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.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)

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

Langley Ribfest

Big Superhero Run

 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Live Theatre in Vancouver

  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island. Tonight features Stand Up at The Improv.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight features the plays As You Like It and Henry V.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features The Prom.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Chilliwack Corn Maze – a world-famous corn maze and kid-friendly activities at Greendale Acres in the Fraser Valley.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Monumental Scandals Tour.

 

Shipyards Night Market

Free Events and Activities in August

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Friday, August 11, 2023

  • Chilliwack Corn Maze – a world-famous corn maze and kid-friendly activities at Greendale Acres in the Fraser Valley.
  • Richmond Fusion Fest – food trucks, market vendors and live entertainment at Lansdowne Mall in Richmond.
  • Chilliwack Fair and Rodeo – a country fair in Chilliwack. Tonight’s featured concerts are with RETROBOT and Country Music singer JoHo Mason.
  • Chilliwack Mural Fest – murals, tours and other activities in downtown Chilliwack. Today features dancing in the street to the tunes of Hip Hop and RnB in District 1881.
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.
  • Dance Dance Dance – free Latin Dance lessons in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in the evening. Today’s session features Salsa dancing.
  • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. Tonight features the Shipyards GOT TALENT contest!
  • Harmony Arts Festival – an arts festival featuring live music and art displays in West Vancouver.
  • KitsFest – a sports festival at Kitsilano Beach.
  • Abbotsford Airshow – one of the largest airshows in Canada.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight is Accessibility Night with the plays As You Like It and Henry V.
  • The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at Granville Island.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today between 11 am and 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – the team plays against Tri-City at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)

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.

 

African Descent Festival

BC Dumpling Festival

 

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Live Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today features the plays As You Like It and Henry V.
  • The Improv Centre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Saturday).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown, Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, Monumental Scandals and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Railway Museum of BC – a large museum with trains and railway artifacts in Squamish.
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)

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.

 

Burnaby, Ambleside and Lonsdale Farmers Markets

Improv Centre

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Sunday).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Forbidden Vancouver, Monumental Scandals, Lost Souls of Gastown and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Railway Museum of BC – a large museum with trains and railway artifacts in Squamish.
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.

Sunday Markets

 


Week of August 14th to 20th

August 1-6 | August 7-13 | August 14-20 | August 21-27 | August 28-31


 

WildPlay Camps

 

Monday, August 14, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools – outdoor pools in the Lower Mainland are open.
  • 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.

 

Vancouver Mysteries Adventure Games

Free Events and Activities in August

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Monumental Scandals Tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • 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.

 

Theatre Under the Stars

Sunset Cinema Movies

Big Superhero Run

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

  • Big Superhero Run – a family-friendly running event starting at the Olympic Oval in Richmond.
  • Sunset CinemaPuss in Boots: The Last Wish shows tonight at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn in the plaza outside Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The event is free and features pre-show entertainment.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Chilliwack Corn Maze – a world-famous corn maze and kid-friendly activities at Greendale Acres in the Fraser Valley.
  • 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. Tonight is Wine Wednesday before the play As You Like It.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.

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.

 

Windborne at FlyOver Canada

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Monumental Scandals Tour.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.

 

Dance Dance Dance

Langley Ribfest

Symphony in the Park

 

Friday, August 18, 2023

  • 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.
  • Dance Dance Dance – free Latin Dance lessons in the plaza outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in the evening. Today’s session features Dominican Bachata.
  • Shipyards Night Market – live music and market activities at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. Tonight features Chantal Gauvin and the Randy Swallow Trio.
  • Jumpin’ the Line at VMM – the Vancouver Maritime Museum hosts an escape room-style event with a prohibition, rum-running theme this evening for teams of up to 5 people.
  • Irish Fusion Festival – a family-oriented music festival at False Creek Flats (near Science World).
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Tonight features the play As You Like It.
  • The Improv Centre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s amusement park at the PNE.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Chilliwack Corn Maze – a world-famous corn maze and kid-friendly activities at Greendale Acres in the Fraser Valley.
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Friday).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

 

Free Events and Activities in August

Windborne at FlyOver Canada

 

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Live Theatre

Walking Tours & Outdoor Adventures

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver, Monumental Scandals and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Railway Museum of BC – a large museum with trains and railway artifacts in Squamish.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.

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.

 

Langley Ribfest

Free Events and Activities in August

 

Sunday, August 20, 2023

  • 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.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair. Tonight’s concert is with Boyz II Men.
  • Chilliwack Flight Fest – a community event with planes to see and aerial shows at the Chilliwack Airport. Admission is by donation.
  • Northwest Mud Racing – truck racing in the mud at Chilliwack Heritage Park in the Fraser Valley.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today is Family Day with the plays As You Like It and Goblin: Macbeth.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • Port Coquitlam Car Show – a car show featuring hundreds of cars in downtown Port Coquitlam. Admission for the public is free.
  • Summer Sundays – free live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody.
  • Chilliwack Corn Maze – a world-famous corn maze and kid-friendly activities at Greendale Acres in the Fraser Valley.
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Special guided tours of the St. Roch engine room take place today (but spaces are limited so you’ll want to book your spot in advance). (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Sunday).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown, Monumental Scandals, Forbidden Vancouver and Really Gay History Tour.
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.

Sunday Markets

 


Week of August 21st to 27th

August 1-6 | August 7-13 | August 14-20 | August 21-27 | August 28-31


 

WildPlay Camps

 

Monday, August 21, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • 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.

 

Bard on the Beach in 2023

Vancouver Canadians

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Monumental Scandals Tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair. Tonight’s concert is with Boney M and Maizie Williams.
  • Sunset CinemaEverything Everywhere All At Once shows tonight at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn in the plaza outside Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The event is free and features pre-show entertainment.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Harrison Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at a farm in the Fraser Valley. (TBC)
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today features the plays As You Like It and Goblin: Macbeth.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features The Prom.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – the team plays against Spokane at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.
  • Chilliwack Corn Maze – a world-famous corn maze and kid-friendly activities at Greendale Acres in the Fraser Valley.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – the team plays against Spokane at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Monumental Scandals Tour.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.

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.

 

Shipyards Night Market

 

Friday, August 25, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: 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 Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

 

Labour Day Weekend Activities

 

Saturday, August 26th, 2023

  • Salmon Sessions Salmon Festival – a music festival in Surrey that’s a fundraising event for the Little Campbell Salmon Hatchery.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair. Tonight’s concert is with AQUA.
  • Flats Fest – a free, family-friendly community event featuring live music, food trucks, a beer garden, artisan market, and all-ages kids’ zone with live entertainment. Taking place at the plaza at 565 Great Northern Way (which is just a 15-minute walk from Vancouver’s Olympic Village).
  • Super Saturday at FRDC – the Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts a special event in New Westminster. The event is specially designed for families with children ages 6 and older, but everyone is welcome. Guided tours are also available in the afternoon.
  • Tour de Cure – a fundraising event benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. Today’s leg of the event goes from Cloverdale to Chilliwack.
  • Circles Festival – the largest Indigenous music and arts festival in Canada takes place today at Sunset Beach.
  • Farewell to Summer Fireworks – an artisan market, live entertainment and fireworks in New Westminster.
  • Festival of India – a cultural festival at Creekside Park near Science World. Today features feasting and a Kirtan (which is the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra).
  • Rotary’s Chilliwack Book Sale – an outdoor book sale raising funds for projects supported by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack at 44870 Wolfe Road (near Townsend Park).
  • Richmond Maritime Festival – a festival at Britannia Shipyard in Steveston Village.
  • Granville Block Party – a two-day event with live music in the street near Robson Square.
  • Monstercat Compound – a block party with music, video games and art in Vancouver.

Farms & Flower Festivals

Theatre in Vancouver

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today features the plays As You Like It and Goblin: Macbeth.
  • Theatre Under the Stars – last day of the season for the outdoor musical theatre in Stanley Park. Tonight features Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
  • The Improv Centre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – the team plays against Spokane at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver, Monumental Scandals and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Railway Museum of BC – a large museum with trains and railway artifacts in Squamish.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

Lower Mainland Markets

 

Windborne at FlyOver Canada

Harrison Sunflower Festival

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Music & Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today features the plays As You Like It and Goblin: Macbeth.
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Summer Sundays – free live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Forbidden Vancouver, Lost Souls of Gastown, Monumental Scandals and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – the team plays against Spokane at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre (because it’s Sunday).
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • 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 28th to 31st

August 1-6 | August 7-13 | August 14-20 | August 21-27 | August 28-31


 

Monday, August 28, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • 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 29, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Monumental Scandals Tour.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

  • Sunset CinemaWest Side Story shows at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn in the plaza outside Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The event is free and features pre-show entertainment.
  • Harrison Sunflower Festival – acres of beautiful sunflowers to admire at a farm in the Fraser Valley.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. Today features the plays As You Like It and Goblin: Macbeth.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) – Vancouver’s annual summer fair. Tonight’s concert features Doug and the Slugs with the VSO.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – the team plays against Hillsboro at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Beaches – local beaches are especially popular this time of year.
  • Tours with Shipyard Pals – walking tours take place around the Shipyards District in North Vancouver.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival – fields of flowers to admire at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.
  • Chilliwack Corn Maze – a world-famous corn maze and kid-friendly activities at Greendale Acres in the Fraser Valley.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: 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 Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Corn Mazes – farms with family-friendly activities including mazes to get lost in at various venues throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • FlyOver Canada – the film about Canada shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place, as does the special feature film Windborne about the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Monumental Scandals Tour.
  • Fort Langley Tours – guided walking tours around the historic village of Fort Langley. (TIP: Use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and save 20%.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)

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.

 


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Other Events in August 2023 & 2024

The following events may or may not also take place in August 2023 (with details to be confirmed):

 

Festivals & Major Events

 

Agricultural-Themed Events

 

Art & Live Theatre

 

Music Festivals and Events

 

Other Music-Related Events

 

Outdoor Movies & Other Films

  • Burnaby Summer Cinema – 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 select Wednesdays in the summer.)
  • Waterfront Cinema – a free movie at the northern end of the Canada Place promenade beginning at dusk. (Not happening in 2023. 2024 details are to be confirmed.)

 

Sporting Events

 

Summer Markets

  • 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. (Likely happening in 2023.)
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street between 56A Avenue and 58 Avenue. (August 26, 2023)
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.

 

Other Festivals Events & Activities

  • Brigade Days at Fort Langley – three days of celebrations featuring folk in period costume on the BC Day Long Weekend.
  • Squamish Arts Festival – two weeks of art, music and performing arts in Squamish. (Happens from August 7 to 19 in 2023.)
  • Richmond Maritime Festival – a free festival at Britannia Shipyard in Steveston Village. (Happening on August 26 and 27 in 2023.)
  • Summer Nightslide Concerts – a special event featuring night sliding and live music at Cultus Lake Waterpark from 8 pm until midnight. (To be confirmed.)
  • Westcoast Comic Con – a comic and pop culture-themed event at Vancouver’s Croatian Cultural Centre. (August 13, 2023)
  • Flats Fest – a free event featuring emerging artists, food trucks, a beer garden, artisan market and live entertainment in East Vancouver.
  • Meowfest – a cat-themed tradeshow-style event at the Rocky Mountaineer Station. (August 19, 2023)
  • Brewhalla New Westminster – a craft beer festival with food vendors and live music at Queens Park. (August 17, 2024)
  • New West Pride – an event celebrating the LGBTQ community in New Westminster. (August 10-19, 2023)
  • Dundarave Hoedown – a street party-style event in West Vancouver’s Dundarave Village. (August 25, 2023)
  • Circles Festival – the largest Indigenous music and arts festival in Canada takes place today at Sunset Beach. (August 26, 2023)
  • Festival of India – a cultural festival at Creekside Park near Science World. Today features a Kirtan and feasting. (August 26 & 27, 2023)
  • Carnavalito – a Latin-themed event in Langley on August 17, 2024. (This event is part of the Latin American Experience series of events related to Carnaval del Sol which is a big Latin festival in Vancouver in July.)

 

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).

 


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