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MAY Events in Vancouver in 2024

May in Vancouver

Vancouver’s May calendar features 2024 festivals and events in the Lower Mainland including markets and Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Victoria Day events.

Highlights of the month include tulip festivals, Royal Canadian International Circus shows, Playland amusement park rides, the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair, All British Field Meet car show, Hyack Parade & Festival, Shipyards Night Market, Ladner May Days and so much more!

 


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2024 May Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in May 2024.

(NOTE: Event dates and other details are subject to change.)

 


Week of May 1st to 5th

May 1-5 | May 6-12 | May 13-19 | May 20-26 | May 27-31


 

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – amazing displays of tulips and other flowers at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.
  • Harrison Tulip Festivala fabulous flower festival featuring 10 million tulip bulbs and stunning mountain views in Agassiz (which is near the beautiful resort town of Harrison Hot Springs).
  • Botanica Tulip Festival – a flower festival that’s carbon neutral and has a Ferris Wheel. (Note: Due to recent hail damage the attraction has “officially” closed. It’s still open to the public, however, but admission is now free.)
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island. Today’s show is Date Night.
  • VCT Visual Arts Open House – a free art exhibition takes place in the lobbies of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. There’s also an artist talk and live music.
  • 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.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale has free admission.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

 

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Sweet Spring at Greendale Acres

Harrison Tulip Festival

 

Thursday, May 2, 2024

  • Royal Canadian International Circus – the popular circus has shows in Surrey. (TIP: Use promo code VANSBESTPLACES and get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission.)
  • Sweet Spring at Greendale Acresa family-friendly spring flower festival with baby farm animals and tons of activities for children in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – amazing displays of tulips and other flowers at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.
  • Harrison Tulip Festivala fabulous flower festival featuring 10 million tulip bulbs and stunning mountain views in Agassiz (which is near the beautiful resort town of Harrison Hot Springs).
  • Botanica Tulip Festival – a flower festival that’s carbon neutral and has a Ferris Wheel. (Note: Due to recent hail damage the attraction has “officially” closed. It’s still open to the public, however, but admission is now free.)
  • Mary Poppins – the popular Broadway musical shows at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets start at just $27.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre on Granville Island. Today features the show Turn it Up!.
  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival at various venues around town.
  • New Westminster Farmers Market – at Tipperary Park in New Westminster.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale has free admission.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).

 

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Royal Canadian International Circus

All British Field Meet Car Show

 

Friday, May 3, 2024

Shows & Concerts

Other Festivals & Events

  • Search for the Perfect Pint – a craft beer-tasting event put on by the local Rotary Club at Port Moody City Hall.
  • School’s Out Drop-in: Medieval – an event at the Museum of Surrey featuring a scavenger hunt, professional duel and other things to see and do.
  • Fleet Week – Canadian Navy ships are in North Vancouver today. There are public tours, boat rides and interactive displays.
  • Sweet Spring at Greendale Acresa family-friendly spring flower festival with baby farm animals and tons of activities for children in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – amazing displays of tulips and other flowers at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford.
  • Harrison Tulip Festivala fabulous flower festival featuring 10 million tulip bulbs and stunning mountain views in Agassiz (which is near the beautiful resort town of Harrison Hot Springs).
  • Botanica Tulip Festival – a flower festival that’s carbon neutral and has a Ferris Wheel. (Note: Due to recent hail damage the attraction has “officially” closed. It’s still open to the public, however, but admission is now free.)
  • Vancouver Marathon Health & Sports Expo – a running and other health and fitness-themed trade show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Admission is free.
  • Richmond Night Market – Vancouver’s famous weekend Asian market in Richmond.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the museum is by donation today (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale has free admission.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

 

West Coast Wedding Show

Chilliwack Party in the Park

Laudate Singers' May 2024 Concert

 

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Shows, Concerts and Theatre

  • Royal Canadian International Circus – the popular circus has shows in Surrey. (TIP: Use promo code VANSBESTPLACES and get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission.)
  • Laudate Singers Concert – the Laudate Singers perform Handel’s Dixit Dominus & Bach’s Christ Lag in Todesbanden with the Paragon Singers and a Baroque orchestra at West Vancouver United Church. (There is also a livestream option.)
  • Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble – the East of the Sun performance is an Asian Jazz Fusion concert with Jasmine Jazz along with the touring Korean group SE:UM at the ANNEX in downtown Vancouver.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island. Today features Theatresports and Theatresports Unhinged.
  • Mary Poppins – the popular Broadway musical shows at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets start at just $27.
  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival at various venues around town.

Flower Festivals

  • Sweet Spring at Greendale Acresa family-friendly spring flower festival with baby farm animals and tons of activities for children in Chilliwack. (Today is also Star Wars Day at the farm where guests are encouraged to wear their favourite Star Wars character costumes.)
  • Botanica Tulip Festival – a flower festival that’s carbon neutral and has a Ferris Wheel. (Note: Due to recent hail damage the attraction has “officially” closed. It’s still open to the public, however, but admission is now free.)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – amazing displays of tulips and other flowers at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford. Today there are food trucks on site.
  • Harrison Tulip Festivala fabulous flower festival featuring 10 million tulip bulbs and stunning mountain views in Agassiz (which is near the beautiful resort town of Harrison Hot Springs).

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats, Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale has free admission.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).

Saturday Markets

 

Mother's Day in Vancouver

2024 Cloverdale Rodeo

Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market

 

Sunday, May 5, 2024

  • Cinco de Mayo – a Mexican celebration with various events around town.
  • Royal Canadian International Circus – the popular circus has shows in Surrey. (TIP: Use promo code VANSBESTPLACES and get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission.)
  • West Coast Wedding Show – a bridal fair event full of wedding experts and service providers at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby. (TIP: Use the promo code WCW-VBP20 to save 20% on admission.)
  • Chilliwack Party in the Park – a Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival event at Central Community Park in Chilliwack.
  • EnChor Choir Concert – the choir performs its Fields of Gold Concert at Pacific Spirit United Church in Vancouver. Tickets cost $25 at the door. Folks ages 18 and under are free.
  • Mary Poppins – the popular Broadway musical shows at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets start at just $27.
  • TJ Fest – a multicultural and Taiwanese-themed community event at the Tian Jin Temple in Burnaby.
  • Hong Kong Fair – a cultural event with food vendors, market stalls and entertainment at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival at various venues around town.
  • Vancouver Marathon – a major running race with marathon, half marathon and 8K events.
  • Fleet Week – Canadian Navy ships are in North Vancouver this weekend. Today features public tours of select vessels.
  • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey. Admission is by donation. Today features Kim Greenwood & Friends.

Flower Festivals

  • Sweet Spring at Greendale Acresa family-friendly spring flower festival with baby farm animals and tons of activities for children in Chilliwack.
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – amazing displays of tulips and other flowers at Lakeland Flowers in Abbotsford. Today there are food trucks on site.
  • Harrison Tulip Festivala fabulous flower festival featuring 10 million tulip bulbs and stunning mountain views in Agassiz (which is near the beautiful resort town of Harrison Hot Springs).
  • Botanica Tulip Festival – a flower festival that’s carbon neutral and has a Ferris Wheel. (Note: Due to recent hail damage the attraction has “officially” closed. It’s still open to the public, however, but admission is now free.)

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver, Hidden History & Sweet Treats, and Really Gay History tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale has free admission.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation because it’s the first Sunday of the month.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

Sunday Markets

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Harrison Tulip Festival

Royal Canadian International Circus

 


Week of May 6th to 12th

May 1-5 | May 6-12 | May 13-19 | May 20-26 | May 27-31


 

Monday, May 6, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

 

Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History

2024 West of Main Art Walk

Royal Canadian Circus

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

 

Vancouver Mysteries

Free May Events in Vancouver Banner

Ladner May Days

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

 

Mother's Day in Vancouver

Improv Centre

Mother's Day Boat Party Cruise

 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

 

All British Field Meet Car Show

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Friday, May 10, 2024

  • Royal Canadian International Circus – the popular circus has shows in Surrey. (TIP: Use promo code VANSBESTPLACES and get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission.)
  • The Improv Centre – live comedy Theatresports shows at Granville Island. Today features Theatresports and Theatresports Unhinged.
  • Mary Poppins – the popular Broadway musical shows at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets start at just $27.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays game two of their playoff series against Edmonton at Rogers Arena.
  • Free Canucks Viewing Party – a free, family-friendly viewing party happens at the Shipyards in North Vancouver starting at 7 pm.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – the team plays Everett at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival at various venues around town.

Market Events

  • Pacific Arts Market Events – today at the gallery and art gift store on West Broadway there is a Goodbye 2nd Floor Farewell Party which is by donation. Tonight there is also the Night of Comedy.
  • Shipyards Night Market – market vendors, food trucks, beer garden and live entertainment at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – Vancouver’s famous weekend Asian market in Richmond.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

 

Royal Canadian Circus


Pacific Arts Market


Chor Leoni Earth & Aether Concert

 

Saturday, May 11, 2024

  • Royal Canadian International Circus – the popular circus has shows in Surrey. (TIP: Use promo code VANSBESTPLACES and get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission.)
  • Earth & Aether Concert – the renowned Chor Leoni choir performs alongside harpist Vivian Chen and saxophonist Julia Nolan at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church.
  • Rotary May Day Parade – a parade and community festival in Port Coquitlam.
  • Food Truck Festival at BCIT – a food truck event featuring live entertainment and artisan vendors at the BCIT Burnaby campus.
  • Poetry Night at Pacific Arts Market – today at the gallery and art gift store on West Broadway there are artists on site in the afternoon for Mother’s Day Celebrations. After that there is an evening of poetry.
  • Mother’s Day Powwow – the event celebrates its 40th year this weekend at the Trout Lake Community Centre in Vancouver.
  • Nikkei Spring Bazaar – a Japanese-themed rummage sale at the Nikkei Cultural Centre in Burnaby.
  • River Basin Days – the Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts an “Environmental Extravaganza” event at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.
  • CityFest – a youth-focused festival and skate competition in North Vancouver.
  • Run for Women – 5 km, 10 km and 1 km (Little Steps for kids) runs benefiting the BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation. Starts at Wesbrook Village at UBC.
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – the team plays Everett at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Orpheum Tours – guided tours of Vancouver’s iconic theatre happen today.
  • Sweet Spring at Greendale Acresa family-friendly spring flower festival with baby farm animals and tons of activities for children in Chilliwack. Today is also Dig Up Tulip Day where guests can take up to 25 tulip bulbs home with them for no extra charge!

Shows & Entertainment

  • Royal Canadian International Circus – the popular circus has shows in Surrey. (TIP: Use promo code VANSBESTPLACES and get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission.)
  • Earth & Aether Concert – the renowned Chor Leoni choir performs alongside harpist Vivian Chen and saxophonist Julia Nolan at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church.
  • Mary Poppins – the popular Broadway musical shows at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets start at just $27.
  • The Improv Centre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island. Today features Theatresports and Theatresports Unhinged.
  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival at various venues around town.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats, Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

Saturday Markets

 

Playland in 2024

Cloverdale Rodeo

Mother's Day Boat Party Cruise

 

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Mother’s Day Events

Other Festivals & Events

  • Royal Canadian International Circus – the popular circus has shows in Surrey. (TIP: Use promo code VANSBESTPLACES and get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission.)
  • Vancouver Canadians Baseball – the team plays Everett at Nat Bailey Stadium. There’s also a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet to enjoy.
  • Food Truck Festival at BCIT – a food truck event featuring live entertainment and artisan vendors at the BCIT Burnaby campus.
  • Mary Poppins – the popular Broadway musical shows at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets start at just $27.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team continues playing in the second round of the playoffs. Today’s game happens in Edmonton, but lots of local bars and restaurants will be showing it.
  • Free Canucks Viewing Parties – free, family-friendly viewing parties happen at venues in Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam and other communities.
  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival at various venues around town.
  • Sweet Spring at Greendale Acresa family-friendly spring flower festival with baby farm animals and tons of activities for children in Chilliwack. Today, for Mother’s Day, there is a complimentary pancake breakfast and mom’s get free admission. It’s also Dig Up Tulip Day where guests can take up to 25 tulip bulbs home with them for no extra charge!

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver, Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats, and Really Gay History tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island. Today’s shows are House Teams and Moms & Margaritas.
  • Lower Mainland Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.

Sunday Markets

 

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Vancouver Mysteries

All British Field Meet Car Show

 


Week of May 13th to 19th

May 1-5 | May 6-12 | May 13-19 | May 20-26 | May 27-31


 

Thomas the Train

 

Monday, May 13, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

 

Vancouver Mysteries

Improv Centre

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

  • Cheap Movie Night – on Tuesdays at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Brahm’s Tam Drum Circle – drumming takes place at Stanley Park’s Third Beach from early evening until sunset on Tuesday evenings. (TBC)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island. Today’s show is Choose-Day.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team continues playing in the second round of the playoffs. Today’s game happens in Edmonton, but lots of local bars and restaurants will be showing it.
  • Free Canucks Viewing Parties – free, family-friendly viewing parties happen at venues in Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam and other communities.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • Museum of Surrey – a celebration of International Museum Day happens today.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

 

Royal Canadian Circus

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

Zero Latency

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

All British Field Meet Car Show

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Cloverdale Rodeo

 

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)

 

WildPlay Camps

Britannia Mine Museum

Royal Canadian Circus

 

Friday, May 17, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway).

 

All British Field Meet Car Show

Burnaby Artisan Farmers Market

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Playland in 2024

 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

  • Victoria Day Long Weekend – special events happen this holiday long weekend in celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday (which was over 200 years ago).
  • Vancouver All British Field Meet – an amazing car show featuring hundreds of British-built vehicles at beautiful VanDusen Garden.
  • Royal Canadian International Circus – the popular circus has shows in Richmond. (TIP: Use promo code VANSBESTPLACES and get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission.)
  • Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair – bucking broncos, a midway, carnival rides and live entertainment in Surrey. The parade also happens today.
  • PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite” – the interactive live stage show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre includes music, special effects, and a fun story featuring Ryder and the PAW Patrol pups.
  • Fort Langley Hawaiian Luau – the Fort Langley National Historic Site has special activities today to celebrate the connection between Hawaii, the fort and both their peoples since the early 1880s. Admission is free for kids ages 17 and under!
  • Brewhalla Fort Langley – a craft beer-themed music festival for folks ages 19+ at Fort Langley Park. The event features over 30 craft breweries and distilleries as well as music by Antonio Larosa, A-Slam and Side One.
  • Playland at the PNE – the rides at Vancouver’s favourite amusement park run from 11 am until 5 pm.
  • Asian Heritage Month at FRDC – learn about the history of Asian Canadians in the Fraser River Basin region at the Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – if needed, the team plays in Edmonton to continue the playoffs series.
  • Vancouver Comic Arts Festival – comic workshops, presentations, games, vendors and children’s activities at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. Free admission.
  • The Improv Centre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island. Today features the Theatresports and Camp What’s-It-Called shows.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats, Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Railway Museum of BC – a large museum with trains and railway artifacts in Squamish.

Saturday Markets

 

Chinese Canadian Museum

Victoria Day in Vancouver

All British Field Meet Car Show

 

Sunday, May 19, 2024

  • Victoria Day Long Weekend – lots of special events happen this holiday long weekend in celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday (which was over 200 years ago).
  • Royal Canadian International Circus – the popular circus has shows in Richmond. (TIP: Use promo code VANSBESTPLACES and get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission.)
  • Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair – bucking broncos, a midway, carnival rides and live entertainment in Surrey.
  • PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite” – the interactive live stage show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre includes music, special effects, and a fun story featuring Ryder and the PAW Patrol pups.
  • Spirits in the Park – an all-inclusive BC spirits and drinks tasting event showcasing 20 distilleries, wineries, breweries and cideries.
  • Vancouver Train Celebrations – an event commemorating the anniversary of the arrival of the Engine 374 Locomotive and first passenger train in Vancouver over 130 years ago. There are usually speeches, cake and brass band music at the Roundhouse.
  • Asian Heritage Month at FRDC – learn about the history of Asian Canadians in the Fraser River Basin region at the Fraser River Discovery Centre in New Westminster.
  • Playland at the PNE – the rides at Vancouver’s favourite amusement park run from 11 am until 5 pm.
  • Vancouver Comic Arts Festival – comic workshops, presentations, games, vendors and children’s activities at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. Free admission.
  • ABFM All-Brits Run – about 100 cars from the All British Field Meet from the day before drive to Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island. Today’s show is House Teams.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver, Hidden History & Sweet Treats, and Really Gay History tours.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Railway Museum of BC – a large museum with trains and railway artifacts in Squamish.

Sunday Markets

 

Vancouver Academy of Music's New World Symphony Concert

Improv Centre

2024 West of Main Art Walk

 


Week of May 20th to 26th

May 1-5 | May 6-12 | May 13-19 | May 20-26 | May 27-31


 

Zero Latency

 

Monday, May 20, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Hidden History & Sweet Treats tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

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Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)

 

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Vancouver Mysteries

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

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Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History

 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Improv Centre Theatre – live comedy theatre at Granville Island. Today’s show is Turn it Up!.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge – the world-famous attraction is a great place to visit. (TIP: BC residents can get an annual pass for the same price as a single-day ticket!)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

Ladner May Days

Shipyards Night Market

2024 West of Main Art Walk

 

Friday, May 24, 2024

  • Ladner May Days – first day of the 3-day community event in Ladner’s Memorial Park with live music, amusement rides and a fastball tournament.
  • pARTy@PdA & Concert – an adults-only event with music, drinks and art activities at Place des Arts in Coquitlam.
  • The Improv Centre – live comedy Theatresports shows at Granville Island. Today’s shows are Theatresports and Camp What’s-It-Called.
  • Shipyards Night Market – market vendors, food trucks, beer garden and live entertainment at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
  • Richmond Night Market – Vancouver’s famous weekend Asian market in Richmond.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge – the world-famous attraction is a great place to visit. (TIP: BC residents can get an annual pass for the same price as a single-day ticket!)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.

 

VAM Symphony Orchestra Concert

Big Jungle Run

Thomas the Train

 

Saturday, May 25, 2024

  • Big Jungle Run – family fun 1 km, 5 km and 10 km runs at Burnaby Lake. Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome!
  • Thomas the Train – rides with Sir Topham Hatt on the classic storybook train at the Railway Museum of BC in Squamish.
  • West of Main Art Walk – an open studio tour and art sale at artist’s studios between Main Street and Point Grey, and from 41st Avenue to Granville Island.
  • Hyack Parade & Festival – a large parade with floats, marching bands and other entries in New Westminster.
  • Ladner May Days – a community event with live music, amusement rides, beer garden, family-friendly activities and a fastball tournament.
  • Playland at the PNE – the rides at Vancouver’s favourite amusement park run from 11 am until 5 pm.
  • Super Saturday at FRDC – the Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts a special activity at its venue in New Westminster. The event is specially designed for families with children ages 6 and older, but everyone is welcome. Guided tours are also available in the afternoon.
  • The Improv Centre – live comedy Theatresports shows at Granville Island. Today’s shows are Theatresports and Camp What’s-It-Called.
  • Orpheum Tours – guided tours of Vancouver’s iconic theatre happen today.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats, Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge – the world-famous attraction is a great place to visit. (TIP: BC residents can get an annual pass for the same price as a single-day ticket!)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Railway Museum of BC – a large museum with trains and railway artifacts in Squamish.

Saturday Markets

 

Vancouver Academy of Music's New World Symphony Concert

Improv Centre

Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History

 

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Forbidden Vancouver, Lost Souls of Gastown, Hidden History & Sweet Treats, and Really Gay History tours.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge – the world-famous attraction is a great place to visit. (TIP: BC residents can get an annual pass for the same price as a single-day ticket!)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

Sunday Markets

 

Save 15% with WildPlay

 


Week of May 27th to 31st

May 1-5 | May 6-12 | May 13-19 | May 20-26 | May 27-31


 

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Monday, May 27, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge – the world-famous attraction is a great place to visit. (TIP: BC residents can get an annual pass for the same price as a single-day ticket!)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

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Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festivals

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge – the world-famous attraction is a great place to visit. (TIP: BC residents can get an annual pass for the same price as a single-day ticket!)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today’s tour is the Lost Souls of Gastown. There’s also the Secrets of the Penthouse special event.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge – the world-famous attraction is a great place to visit. (TIP: BC residents can get an annual pass for the same price as a single-day ticket!)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

 

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour.
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge – the world-famous attraction is a great place to visit. (TIP: BC residents can get an annual pass for the same price as a single-day ticket!)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.

 

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge – the world-famous attraction is a great place to visit. (TIP: BC residents can get an annual pass for the same price as a single-day ticket!)
  • FlyOver Canada – a multi-dimensional flying theatre experience at Canada Place. Today also features the films Legendary Iceland: Landscapes and Lore and Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% when booking online.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown and Forbidden Vancouver tours.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for today at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a museum that’s full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • Fort Langley – the national historic site in Fort Langley is a great place to explore (and children ages 17 and under get in for free).
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • Museum of Surrey – the museum in Cloverdale is an interesting place with free admission.

 


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Other Possible May Events in 2024

Below are other events that may or may not also take place this month in 2024.

 

Shows, Concerts & Entertainment

 

Other Festivals & Events

 

Markets and Trade Shows

  • BC Rock & Gem Show – presented by the BC Lapidary Society and featuring over 40 rock and crystal artists and vendors at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (May 10 to 12, 2024.)
  • Coastal Swap Meet – an automotive-themed swap meet featuring as many as 500 vendors at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford. (May 31 to June 1 in 2024.)
  • Eastside Flea – a bi-weekly weekend market with about four dozen vendors selling vintage, collectibles, handmade and other items at 1101 Union Street in East Vancouver. (TBC)
  • Spring Fling at Hycroft – a fundraising event that features artisan vendors, a silent auction, dancing and live music at one of Vancouver’s most beautiful heritage buildings. (TBC)

 

Sports and Sporting Events

  • Vancouver Whitecaps – soccer game against various teams at BC Place Stadium.
  • Survival of the Fittest – 18 km and 35 km runs on rugged trails in Squamish. (May 11, 2024)
  • 5K Foam Fest – an obstacle course event with slides, bubbles, mud and foam. (It sometimes happens in May. This year though it’s on June 15, 2024.)
  • Bike to Work Week – a week where people are encouraged to ride their bicycles to and from work. (It sometimes starts in late May. In 2024, however, it runs from June 3 to 9 in 2024.)

 

Other Events

  • Glades Garden Open House – a beautiful garden in Surrey that’s open to the public only a small number of days. (TBC)
  • Victoria Day Weekend Boat Party – a nightclub-style event out on the water with Vancouver Boat Parties. (Not happening in 2024.)
  • Cloverdale Market Days – a large once-a-month summer artisan market featuring over 100 vendors in downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street. (May 25, 2024)
  • Darts Hill Gardena semi-private garden park that’s open to the public on select days in Surrey.

 

Typical May Vancouver Weather

Summer is close and the beautiful weather is finally here, at least normally. May is typically one of the nicest months of the year in Vancouver – definitely in the top five.

The days in May are long, the temperature is getting warm, and the sun seems to shine more often than not. It still rains, but less than eight of the other months of the year.

Average high temperatures in May are 16 degrees C (or 61 F) and the lows are in the range of 8 C (or 46 F). It usually only rains about 60 mm (or less than 2.5 inches), which in Vancouver is something to celebrate.

Oddly, the weather almost always seems to be nicer in May than in June – nobody really knows quite why.

 


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