Lynn Valley Day is a community festival in North Vancouver that includes a parade, bouncy castles and family-friendly activities on June 16th in 2018.
Lynn Valley Day
In 2018 Lynn Valley Days takes place June 15-16. The Lynn Valley Gala is on the Friday and the carnival and parade on the Saturday.
For over 100 years the community has celebrated the event, which includes a parade, face painting, dance performances, community organization information booths and various festive activities.
Lynn Valley Day is a great family day event. It’s a community event, so nothing fancy – no giant rock concerts, roller coasters, Hollywood celebrities or fireworks displays. Everything is pretty basic, but still lots of fun, especially for young children.
Lynn Valley Day Location
Lynn Valley Day takes place in the Lynn Valley neighbourhood of North Vancouver. The festival happens at Lynn Valley Park at 3590 Mountain Highway following the parade which runs along Lynn Valley Road before turning up Mountain Highway.
Lynn Valley Day Activities
At Lynn Valley Day the majority of activities take place at Lynn Valley Park, just a short walk from where Lynn Valley Road meets Mountain Highway.
Saturday starts with a pancake breakfast and the parade, and then continues with a day full of family focused activities.
2018 Lynn Valley Day Schedule
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Lynn Valley Day features a pancake breakfast, parade, community festival and beer garden.
- Pancake Breakfast – the day begins on the Saturday with a pancake breakfast from 8:15 until 9:45 am.
- Lynn Valley Day Parade – the parade starts at 9:30 am.
- Community Festival – at Lynn Valley Park there are games, bouncy castles and live entertainment running from around 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. There is Maypole dancing, a puppet show, magic show, juggling acts, face painting and other family-friendly activities. Community organizations and local business also have informational booths set up.
- Beer Garden – the beer garden is open for folk ages 19+ from 3:00 until 9:00 pm. Admission costs $5.
Lynn Valley Day Parade
The parade starts at 9:30 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 Day parade isn’t the Lower Mainland’s largest or most spectacular parade, but it is a good one, and, like other community parades throughout the region, it’s a hit with young families and children.
In the parade there are trucks from local businesses and community groups with pompoms on them and lots of people walking along. Candy and small gifts are usually given out along the way, which for some kids makes the event even better than a Disneyland parade!
Lynn Valley Days Festival
After the parade, Lynn Valley Day activities continue with small town carnival-like activities until about 4 pm. Throughout the day there is a variety of entertainment including dance performances, magician shows, jugglers, puppet shows and choir performances.
At Lynn Valley Days there is also face painting and craft activities for children, plus games and rides including bouncy castles, inflatable slides, bungee contraptions and sometimes even a mechanical bull. Dozens of community organizations also have display booths with information about their services.
If you plan to visit the North Shore in mid-June, and you have young children, then definitely check out the Lynn Valley Day 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.
On June 16, 2018, there is also a Retro Movie Night at Lynn Valley Village in the evening which will be showing Field of Dreams.
For more activities to check out while in the area, check out the North Shore.
For more information on the festival, see the Lynn Valley Days Facebook page.