A number of health and wellness events take place in Metro Vancouver. They are consumer trade shows featuring health and nutrition products and services.
Some of the main events in the Lower Mainland include the Westcoast Wellness Show, the Wellness Show and the Vancouver Health Show. They feature informative presentations and vendors from dozens of health-related service and product providers.
WESTCOAST WELLNESS SHOW IN MAY 2023
An upcoming event related to health, nutrition and wellbeing is the Westcoast Wellness Show. It takes place on May 12th and 13th (which is the Friday and Saturday just before Mother’s Day). The venue is at the Coast Cascades Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley.
General admission for this event costs between just $5 and $10 depending on your age, or $30 for the VIP Night for Mom (which anyone can attend, not just mothers).
For full details about this particular event, see the Westcoast Wellness Show website. To learn about this and other similar shows, and what to expect at one of them, continue reading.
Wellness Shows & Health-Related Trade Shows
Health and wellness shows are events where you can learn about nutrition, holistic medicine, personal fitness, sleep remedies and everything related to health and wellbeing. At the events you might find vitamin companies, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and people selling everything from energy crystals to anti-aging creams, nutritional supplements, beauty products and cures to all kinds of ailments.
Depending on the event, you might meet experts in counselling services, skincare, yoga, behavior issues, care services for seniors, mental health, drug abuse and life coaching. You might also find exercise equipment, massage tools, gym memberships, and a wide range of other products and services.
Further below in this article you’ll find information about the Westcoast Wellness Show, the Wellness Show, and the Vancouver Health Show. They are all two-day events that take place at different times of the year.
Westcoast Wellness Show
The Westcoast Wellness Show calls itself “the Fraser Valley’s premier wellness event”, but people attend it from all over the Lower Mainland. The show focuses on physical, mental and social wellness. There are dozens of exhibitor booths to visit, as well as multiple guest speakers to learn from.
The show took place at the TRADEX Centre last year, but it’s at a different location in 2023. This year, the Westcoast Wellness Show takes place at the Coast Cascades Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley. It’s a nice venue. The event runs on the Friday and Saturday of May 12th and 13th this year.
Hours at the event in May on the Friday are from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. There’s also a special VIP event for moms from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The VIP Night for Moms is for anyone wanting to attend and spoil themselves. It’s also a fun way to kick off the Mother’s Day weekend. The Westcoast Wellness Show continues on the Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
General admission in 2023 costs $10 each day, with $5 discounts available for students and seniors. Tickets for the VIP evening, on the other hand, are only available online and cost about $30 each.
With the VIP Night for Moms on the Friday evening, attendees receive swag bags and chances to win prizes including a pair of diamond earrings!
For more information about this event, visit the Westcoast Wellness Show website or see our Westcoast Wellness Show article.
The Wellness Show
The Wellness Show is an annual event that has been happening in Vancouver for many years. It’s all about health and living a balanced lifestyle. Guests can expect to see as many as 250 exhibitors at the show. There are also over 100 different talks as well as various fitness and cooking demonstrations. It’s a big event!
In 2023 the Wellness Show happened on the weekend of February 11th and 12th. It took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The 31st edition of the show happens at the same location on the weekend of February 3rd and 4th in 2024. Saturday hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Sunday hours are from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Tickets are available online and on site. General admission to the 2024 event costs $15 at the door. Online prices are to be confirmed. Kids and teens under the age of 16 enter for free.
To learn more about the event, see The Wellness Show website.
The Vancouver Health Show
The Health Show is another fun and convenient event for health enthusiasts. It’s a nice way to discover new products and services. There are health experts, educational seminars and food sampling opportunities at the show each year.
The Health Show happens in Victoria early in the year, and then again in the fall at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In 2023 the Vancouver Health Show runs from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on the Saturday and Sunday of September 30th and October 1st.
Tickets for adults cost $12 per day. Students, seniors and military folk get in for $8. Children ages 12 and under are free. As an incentive to arrive early, the first 100 guests on each day receive gift bags to take home.
For more information about this event, visit the official Vancouver Health Show page.
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