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.
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, behaviour 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 in 2022, but was hosted at a different venue in 2023. This past year, the Westcoast Wellness Show was at the Coast Cascades Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley. It’s a nice venue. The event ran on the Friday and Saturday of May 12th and 13th, 2023. Dates for the show in 2024 are to be confirmed.
Hours at the event in May on the Friday were from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. There was also a special VIP event for moms from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The VIP Night for Moms was for anyone wanting to attend and spoil themselves. It was also a fun way to kick off the Mother’s Day weekend. Attendees received swag bags and chances to win prizes including a pair of diamond earrings! The Westcoast Wellness Show continued on the Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
General admission in 2023 cost $10 each day, with $5 discounts available for students and seniors. Tickets for the VIP evening, on the other hand, were only available online and cost about $30 each. Pricing will likely be comparable in 2024, although exact details are to be confirmed.
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 go on sale in December 2023 and can be purchased online and on-site. General admission to the 2024 event costs $15 at the door. Online prices were to be confirmed as of the last time we checked. Kids and teens under the age of 16 typically enter for free.
To learn more about this 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 in the fall was going to run from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on the Saturday and Sunday of September 30th and October 1st. Plans changed, however. The next time the show happens will be sometime in 2024.
Tickets for adults at this event cost around $12 per day. Students, seniors and military folks 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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