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Lynn Valley Day

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

In 2022 the Gala takes place on Friday, July 15th. The parade and festival activities, meanwhile, happen on Saturday, July 16th.

 


For tickets to the Gala and full details about the event see the Lynn Valley Lions Club‘s website.


 

Lynn Valley Days

 

Lynn Valley Days

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. The next day the parade features floats, 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 festive activities.

In 2019 Lynn Valley Days took place on June 21st and 22nd. In 2020 the Gala was scheduled to take place on June 12th and both the parade and festival were going to be on June 13th. All events were cancelled that year, however, due to the coronavirus outbreak. The events didn’t happen in 2021 either.

In 2022 Lynn Valley Days returns on the Friday and Saturday of July 15th and 16th. The Lynn Valley Gala takes place on the Friday and the carnival and parade happen on the Saturday.

 

Event Location

Lynn Valley Days takes place in the Lynn Valley neighbourhood of 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, just a short walk from where Lynn Valley Road meets Mountain Highway.

Saturday usually starts with a pancake breakfast and the parade. The festivities then continue with a day full of family-friendly activities.

 

Lynn Valley Day Market Stalls
Lynn Valley Park

 

Lynn Valley Days Schedule

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

Below is the schedule from 2019. The schedule will likely be similar in 2022.

  • Pancake Breakfast – the day began on the Saturday with a pancake breakfast from about 8:15 until 9:45 am.
  • Lynn Valley Day Parade – the parade started around 9:30 am.
  • Community Festival – at Lynn Valley Park there were games, bouncy castles and live entertainment running from around 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Typical activities included Maypole dancing, a puppet show, a magic show, juggling acts, face painting and other family-friendly activities. Community organizations and local business also had informational booths set up.
  • Beer Garden – the beer garden is for adults ages 19+. It’s open from 3:00 until 7:00 pm and admission costs $5.

 

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 cost about $112 per person including taxes. You can also reserve a table for 10 people for around $1115.

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

 


For tickets to the Lynn Valley Gala and full details about the festival see the Lynn Valley Lions Club‘s website.


 

Lynn Valley Days Parade

The parade usually starts at around 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 Days parade isn’t the Lower Mainland’s largest parade, but it is a good one. 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 Day Bouncy Castles

 

Lynn Valley Days Fair

After the parade, Lynn Valley Days activities continue with small town carnival-like activities until about 4:00 pm. Throughout the day there are 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 and inflatable slides. 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 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.

 

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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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