JUNE in Vancouver 2017

JUNE in Vancouver 2017

June in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2017 June calendar features dates and events in the Lower Mainland including Father’s Day, Car Free Day and various other community festivals.


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Vancouver June Event Calendar

June Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in June. Note: schedules are subject to change – check official event websites for exact details.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • Vancouver International Children’s Festival – a family-oriented event featuring live performances, music and kid-friendly things to do (May 29 to June 4, 2017).
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park. 2017 plays include Much Ado about Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • Thursday Farmers Markets – markets take place in New Westminster (Royal City), Granville Island and Downtown at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Free Events in June

Friday, June 2, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

  • City of Bhangra Festival – a multi-day festival celebrating the dance and music of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan.
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a small multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

  • City of Bhangra Festival – a multi-day festival celebrating the dance and music of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan.
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a small multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey.
  • Point Grey Fiesta – carnival rides and a midway in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighbourhood from 3 until 10 pm.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s summer amusement park is open from 10 am to 3 pm.
  • Mercato: Italian Market – at the Italian Cultural Centre at 3075 Slocan Street.
  • BC Lions – professional football at BC Place Stadium with BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders in a pre-season game at 7 pm.
  • Night Markets
Persons of Interest at Shipyards Market
Persons of Interest at North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

Saturday, June 17, 2017

  • Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a festival at the Scandinavian Community Centre at 6540 Thomas Street in Burnaby (June 17-18, 2017).
  • Surrey Greek Food Festival – a small multi-day community event featuring Greek food and entertainment at 13181 96th Avenue in Surrey.
  • BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival – from 8 am to 8 pm at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam. Activities include piping, highland dancing, a beer garden, British food, classic cars and live entertainment. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children ages 6 to 12.
  • Car Free Day – a pedestrian-only street party on Denman Street.
  • Lynn Valley Day – a community festival and parade in the Lynn Valley district of North Vancouver.
  • Point Grey Fiesta – a community festival in Vancouver’s upscale Point Grey neighbourhood. Festivities include a parade, live entertainment and carnival rides.
  • City of Bhangra Festival – a multi-day festival celebrating the dance and music of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. The main event takes place today from noon until 8 pm in the plaza outside Surrey City Hall.
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean theatre at Vanier Park.
  • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple performances at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver. Starts at 4 pm and bands include Young Blood and Band of Rascals. Cost is $35.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer match against Dallas at BC Place Stadium.
  • Aboriginal Celebrations at Canada Place – free weekend celebrations of National Aboriginal Day at Canada Place from 10 am until 5 pm.
  • National Aboriginal Day in Richmond – free activities outside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.
  • Tough Mudder Whistler – a military-style-obstacle-course-type race for anyone crazy enough to participate and fun for their friends and others to watch (June 17 & 18).
  • 5 Peaks Mt. Seymour Race – a 6K, 12K, 1K Children’s Challenge and 3K Timed Kids’ Race event at Mount Seymour Provincial Park.
  • Playland – Vancouver’s summer amusement park is open from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Darts Hill Garden – open to the public by donation from 11 to 3 pm at 1633-170th Street in Surrey.
  • Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and Coquitlam at 11 am. This morning’s film is Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
  • Saturday Farmers Markets – markets in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Maple Ridge (Haney) and Trout Lake.
  • Night Markets

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

  • Playland – Vancouver’s summer amusement park is open from 10 am to 3 pm.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Canada Day Events

Friday, June 30, 2017


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To see what’s happening next month, click July Calendar of Events.

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. These can 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 Time Activities.

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