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Vancouver’s 2021 June calendar features dates and events in the Lower Mainland including Father’s Day, Car Free Days and various other community festivals.

 


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2021 June Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in June 2021. For a list of things that don’t cost much, click Free Vancouver Events in June.

NOTE: Since the spring of last year, many Metro Vancouver events and attractions have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. As a result, more than ever, schedules are subject to change. Check official event websites for exact details.

For a comprehensive list of Lower Mainland venues that have been affected to date, see our article about Coronavirus Closures & Cancellations. For a list of what is still open, click Vancouver Open & Reopening Places.

 


To jump to a specific week, click on any of the following:

June 1-6 | June 7-13 | June 14-20 | June 21-27 | June 28-30


 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Children’s Festival – a child-focused event featuring music and kid-friendly things to do. (It normally happens at Granville Island. In 2021, however, it’s all online.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household.
  • Bike to Work Week – people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work this week (as well as just for fun).
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

 

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

  • Vancouver International Children’s Festival – a child-focused event featuring music and kid-friendly things to do. (It normally happens at Granville Island. In 2021, however, it’s all online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Bike to Work Week – people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work this week (as well as just for fun).
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – at Concord Community Park from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Free Events and Activities in June

 

Friday, June 4, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver International Children’s Festival – a child-focused event featuring music and kid-friendly things to do. (It normally happens at Granville Island. In 2021, however, it’s all online.)
  • Bike to Work Week – people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work this week (as well as just for fun).
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

 

Playland in 2021

 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

  • D-Day – on this day in 1944 thousands of Canadian and other Allied troops began the invasion of Normandy which led to the start of the end of World War II. Lest we forget!
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, Forbidden Vancouver and Really Gay History Tour.
  • Vancouver Children’s Festival – a child-focused event featuring music and kid-friendly things to do. (It normally happens at Granville Island. In 2021, however, it’s all online.)
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Bike to Work Week – people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work this week (as well as just for fun).
  • Farmers Markets
  • Flea Markets
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a massive market at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey from 6 am until 3 pm. (TBD, but likely not happening.)
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant flea market at Abbotsford Exhibition Park from 6 am to 3 pm.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online.

 


Week of June 7th to 13th

June 1-6 | June 7-13 | June 14-20 | June 21-27 | June 28-30


 

Monday, June 7, 2021

  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2:30 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Stay Safe and Be Responsible

 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – at Concord Community Park from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Playland – first day of the season for the rides at Vancouver’s favourite amusement park open for the season today.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Playland in 2021

 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

 


Week of June 14th to 20th

June 1-6 | June 7-13 | June 14-20 | June 21-27 | June 28-30


 

Monday, June 14, 2021

  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Talking Stick Festival – a First Nation’s art festival taking place virtually this year. Today’s event is the dance performance Dances with Our Ancestors.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2:30 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today between 11 am and 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • False Creek Farmers Market – at Concord Community Park from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Free Events and Activities in June

 

Friday, June 18, 2021

  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a First Nation’s art festival taking place virtually this year. Today’s events are the discussion panel Talking Truths: Following in Her Footsteps and the concert Tara Williamson and The Good Liars.
  • Playland – rides at Vancouver’s favourite amusement park.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place. (TBC)
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today between 11 am and 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

 

Father's Day Activities in Vancouver

 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

 


Week of June 21st to 27th

June 1-6 | June 7-13 | June 14-20 | June 21-27 | June 28-30


 

Monday, June 21, 2021

  • Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations – free events take place today at Vancouver’s Trout Lake and various other locations. (TBD)
  • Mid-Summer Solstice Festival – a free event with live entertainment in Yaletown. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place. (TBC)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday). (TBD)
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place. (TBC)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2:30 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place. (TBC)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

  • New West Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster from 3 until 7 pm.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tours are the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver.
  • False Creek Farmers Market – at Concord Community Park from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place. (TBC)
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Canada Day Events

 

Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (Happening as an online festival in 2021.)
  • Playland – rides at Vancouver’s favourite amusement park.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today between 11 am and 5 pm in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

 

Sunday, June 27, 2021

 


Week of June 28th to 30th

June 1-6 | June 7-13 | June 14-20 | June 21-27 | June 28-30


 

Monday, June 28, 2021

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (Happening as an online festival in 2021.)
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place. (TBC)
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (Taking place in an online digital format this year due to COVID-19.)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (Happening as an online festival in 2021.)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 8 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – opening date for the touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (Taking place in an online digital format this year due to COVID-19.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place. (TBC)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD)

 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a two-week festival featuring live jazz throughout town. (Happening as an online festival in 2021.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided evening tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park.
  • Art Downtown – local artists display their art today in downtown Vancouver (assuming good weather).
  • Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive touring art exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver with members of your household. There are also games you can play online. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – films show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place. (TBC)
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Wings and Wizards – a magic-themed attraction at BC Place Stadium.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (Taking place in an online digital format this year due to COVID-19.)
  • Downtown Farmers Market – from 2:30 until 6 pm in the North Plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Lower Mainland Beaches – beaches at Ambleside, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Belcarra Park and elsewhere are especially popular this time of year.
  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

 


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June 2021 Events in Vancouver

Below are events that might also be happening in June of 2021 (but with details to be confirmed).

 

Shows & Entertainment

  • Mission Twilight Concerts – free live music at Fraser River Heritage Park at 7 pm. (TBD)
  • Summer Jazz on the Porch – a “Pay What You Can” concert in Vancouver’s Barclay Heritage Square at the Roedde House Museum at 1415 Barclay Street. (TBD)
  • Drive-In Movie Nights at Heritage Park – a family-friendly movie shows at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. (TBD)
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres in the Lower Mainland on Saturday mornings. (TBD)
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. (Taking place in an online digital format this year due to COVID-19.)
  • Free Jazz Vespers (on various Sundays)
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (TBD)
    • At 4 pm at North Vancouver’s St. Andrew’s United Church. (TBD)
    • At 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8856-156th Street in Surrey. (TBD)
  • VSO at Bard on the Beach the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs at the Bard Village at Vanier Park (but not in 2021).
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach on Tuesday evenings (assuming sunny weather). Free! (TBD)
  • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple performances at Red Truck Brewery in Vancouver (in mid-June, but with 2021 details to be determined).
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Royal Canadian Family Circus – a travelling circus sets up in various locations on different days in the Lower Mainland. (CANCELLED)
  • Music on the Bow – free live music at the Trout Lake Community Centre. (To be confirmed for 2021.)
  • Jazz in the Vine – live Jazz at a winery in Langley. (TBD)
  • Kitsilano Showboat – free live entertainment on various evenings at Kitsilano Beach. (TBD)

 

Sports and Sports-Related Events

 

Markets

  • Eastside Flea – an outdoor market featuring vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 550 Malkin Avenue in East Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale. (Cancelled for 2021.)
  • Squamish Street Market – a once-a-month summer event on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish.
  • Main Street Farmers Market – from 2 to 6 pm in front of Vancouver’s Central Pacific Station. (It happens most years from June until October, but not in 2021.)
  • Night Markets
    • Shipyards Night Market – market stalls, food trucks and an evening concert at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver. (Not happening in June of 2021.)
    • Richmond Night Market – Vancouver’s famous weekend Asian market at 8351 River Road in Richmond. (TBD, but not likely happening in June of 2021.)

 

Food and Drink-Related Events

  • Vancouver Craft Beer Festival – a 2-day event at the PNE fairgrounds featuring hundreds of North American beers and ciders (TBD).
  • Abbotsford Food Truck Festival – a drive-thru-style food truck event outside the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford. (TBD)
  • Coquitlam Food Truck Festival – a food truck event with live music at Town Centre Park at 1299 Pinetree Way. (TBD)
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey. (Not happening in June this year. It might, however, take place as a drive-thru event in either July or August.)

 

Indigenous Cultural Events

  • Spirit of the People Powwow – a 3-day celebration in Chilliwack at the Tzeachten Sports Field featuring dancing, First Nation art and salmon BBQs (possibly in late June, but to be confirmed).
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day in Richmond – at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. The event is free and includes live entertainment and admission to the National Historic Site. (On June 21, 2021, but to be confirmed.)

 

Other Festivals and Major Events

 

Other Events

  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 for anyone age 65+ on the first Tuesday of the month (but to be confirmed).
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm on the last Thursday of the month (but to be confirmed for 2021).
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation on the last Friday of the month (but to be confirmed for 2021.)
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. (On a Thursday in the middle of the month.) (TBD)
  • Glades Garden Open House – a beautiful garden in Surrey at 561-172nd Street that’s open to the public only a small number of days from 10 am until 3 pm. Admission by donation. (TBD)
  • Playland – Vancouver’s summer amusement park is open on various dates.
  • Surrey Doors Open – a 1-day event where you get to explore 30 or so different venues for free! This event may happen on the first Saturday of June.

 

Top 5 things to do in June

  1. Enjoy all the Lower Mainland’s beautiful parks and nature. They are amazing.
  2. If the weather is good, then explore Metro Vancouver’s best trails for walking, jogging a cycling.
  3. Go camping and take part in all the region’s great summer activities.
  4. Enjoy some of the music around town (free or paid) during the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
  5. Go kayaking at Deep Cove in North Vancouver, or rent a canoe or kayak anywhere and enjoy the start of summer.

For more, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Summer Activities.

 

Typical June Weather

Summer finally arrives in Vancouver in June, even though the weather is probably just as good or even better in May.

As Vancouver is pretty far north (if you come from anywhere other than Canada), the days are fabulously long, with the sun not setting until after 9 pm. Average June high temperatures are a balmy 19 degrees C (or 66 F), and the lows are close to 11 C (or 52 F).

Statistics suggest it usually only rains about 45 mm (or less than 2 inches) in the month, but many years it feels like way more. Although June’s weather can be a bit unpredictable, it’s still more often than not a fine month to be in Vancouver.

 

Recommended June Activities

Being a summer month, June is definitely a month to be outside (except for on the rainy days). With the ski season long past and forgotten, Vancouverites focus their attention solidly on outdoor summertime activities.

Popular June activities include hiking and camping in the region’s various parks, canoeing and kayaking in places like Deep Cove, picnics throughout the region, and hanging out at beaches like English Bay, Kitsilano, Jericho, Spanish Banks, Stanley Park (Second and Third Beaches) and Ambleside (in West Vancouver).

Being the last month of the year before schools let out, Vancouver really starts to come alive in June. The region’s night markets are in full swing and all sorts of live entertainment and other events start springing up everywhere (or at least in lots of places).

For more ideas on where to go and what to do, check out Vancouver’s Best Summer Activities.

 


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