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North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Days

Lynn Valley Day

Lynn Valley Days is a great community festival in North Vancouver. It includes a gala, parade, entertainment, bouncy castles and family-friendly activities.

In 2023 the Gala takes place on Friday, June 23rd. The parade and festival activities, meanwhile, happen on Saturday, June 24th. The Gala is an exclusive, ticketed fundraising event. The parade and access to the festival, meanwhile, are free for everyone to enjoy.

For full details about the festival, see the Lynn Valley Lions Club‘s website.


This article contains the following information about Lynn Valley Days:

Event Location | Lynn Valley Days Activities | Schedule | Lynn Valley Gala | Parade | Fair | Lynn Valley Days Parade Video | Other Information


Lynn Valley Days in 2023

For over 100 years North Vancouver has celebrated Lynn Valley Days. The Gala is a fancy affair with food and dancing in a giant tent at Lynn Valley Park. (To see what the Gala looks like, continue reading or click Gala Video.) The next day, the parade features decorated vehicles, marching bands and entries by local businesses. Also on the second day, the festival is like a carnival with face painting, dance performances, community organization information booths and various family-friendly activities.

In 2023 Lynn Valley Days runs on the Friday and Saturday of June 23rd and 24th. The Lynn Valley Gala takes place on the Friday and the Fair and Parade happen on the Saturday.

Lynn Valley Days is hosted by the Lynn Valley Lions Club which is an awesome service organization that does lots to support the local community.


Mountain Highway in Lynn Valley
Lynn Valley in North Vancouver


Event Location

Lynn Valley Days takes place in the Lynn Valley neighbourhood in North Vancouver. The Gala and festival happen at Lynn Valley Park at 3590 Mountain Highway. The parade runs along Lynn Valley Road before turning up Mountain Highway.


Lynn Valley Days Activities

At Lynn Valley Days the majority of activities take place at Lynn Valley Park which is just a short walk from where Lynn Valley Road meets Mountain Highway.

The Saturday starts with a pancake breakfast and the parade. The festivities then continue with a day full of family-friendly activities. There are dance and live music performances, plus games to play at various community booths. There are also a number  of bouncy castles for kids to play on (for which you do have to buy tickets).


Lynn Valley Day Market Stalls
Lynn Valley Park


Lynn Valley Days Schedule

On the Saturday, Lynn Valley Days features a pancake breakfast, parade, community festival and beer garden.

Below is the schedule of activities for 2023.

  • Pancake Breakfast – the day begins with a pancake breakfast from 8:15 am to 9:45 am.
  • Lynn Valley Day Parade – the parade starts at around 9:15 am.
  • Community Festival – at Lynn Valley Park there are games, bouncy castles and live entertainment running from 10:00 am until around 4:00 pm. Activities include Maypole dancing, face painting and other family-friendly activities. Community organizations and local businesses also set up informational booths.
  • Beer Garden – the beer garden is for adults ages 19+. It’s open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and admission costs $5.

The 2023 entertainment lineup is to be confirmed. For an idea of what to expect, below is the entertainment schedule from 2022.

  • 11:00 amRNB Dance
  • 11:40 amI Can Dance with Miss Marnie
  • 1:00 pmAva Music
  • 2:00 pmMom Bop Band
  • 3:30 pmHarbourside


For full details about the festival, see the Lynn Valley Lions Club‘s website.


Lynn Valley Day Parade
Lynn Valley Days Parade


Lynn Valley Gala

The Gala takes place in a giant tent at Lynn Valley Park at 3590 Mountain Highway in North Vancouver. At the event there are appetizers, desserts, a bar and dancing. It’s an adults-only event. Tickets in 2023 cost about $113 per person including online fees. You could also reserve a table for 10 people for around $1,120.

The Gala is a lot of fun. The venue, food and live music are all excellent too. Everything is under a giant canopy, so it’s sort of outdoors, but also nice and dry if it rains. In 2022 the band was Side One, which was really good. The same group is back again in 2023.

The Gala runs from 5:30 pm until midnight. It’s a great event and highly recommended!

TIP: Try to find 9 other people to go with you so that you can all sit at the same table.


Lynn Valley Days Gala Video

For an idea of what the Gala looks like, check out the following video. It shows scenes of the event from 2022. As you’ll see, the evening involves live music, dancing, food, drinking, a silent auction and other activities. It’s a lot of fun!

The band playing in this video is Side One which is a local, Metro Vancouver-based group.



For full details about the festival, see the Lynn Valley Lions Club‘s website.


Lynn Valley Days Parade

The parade starts at around 9:15 am at the corner of Lynn Valley Road and Mollie Nye Way near the Karen Magnussen Recreation Centre. It goes along Lynn Valley Road and then turns up Mountain Highway, finishing at Lynn Valley Park by Frederick Road.

The Lynn Valley Days parade isn’t the Lower Mainland’s largest parade, and far from the longest, but it is a good one for locals. Like other community parades throughout the region, it’s popular with young families and children. Folks from the neighbourhood get to see people they know riding bikes and marching along.

In the parade there are typically decorated vehicles from local businesses, community groups and youth organizations, and lots of people walking along. From start to finish it’s less than half an hour. As soon as the parade finishes the festival activities begin in the park.


Lynn Valley Parade Band
Lynn Valley Days Parade


Lynn Valley Days Fair

After the parade, Lynn Valley Days activities continue with small-town, carnival-like activities until about 4:00 pm most years. Throughout the day there is a variety of entertainment including, in past years, dance performances, magician shows, jugglers, puppet shows and choir performances. Every year the entertainment lineup is slightly different.

At Lynn Valley Days there is also face painting and craft activities for children, plus games, bouncy castles and inflatable slides. Dozens of community organizations also have display booths with information about their services.

Last year Lynn Valley Days had one of the largest collections of bouncy castles we’ve ever seen! You had to buy tickets for them and each structure cost between about three and five tickets. This will likely be the case again in 2023.

If you plan to visit the North Shore in mid-July, and you have young children, then definitely check out the Lynn Valley Days activities. And while you’re in the area, consider visiting some of North Vancouver’s world-famous attractions, including Lynn Canyon Park with its free suspension bridge right close by.


Lynn Valley Day Bouncy Castles


Lynn Valley Days Parade Video

To give you a good idea of what the parade looks like, check out the video below. It shows scenes of the parade from 2022.

As you’ll see in the video, the parade includes a small number of floats and entries from local community groups. There are also fire trucks, including antique ones. A couple of smaller marching bands also participate. Young families and other locals line the sidewalks to watch. What you’ll see in the video is about 20% of the entries (plus or minus) from the event in 2022.



Other Information

For more activities to check out while in the area, click North Shore or North Vancouver.

For more information on the festival, see the Lynn Valley Day Facebook page or Lynn Valley Lions Club website.

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