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What’s Happening in Vancouver this Weekend?

What's Happening This Weekend

Wondering what to do in Vancouver this weekend? Lots of events are happening in the Lower Mainland and many attractions are operating.

See below for a list of what’s happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Or, for a list of free movies and concerts happening in the Lower Mainland this summer, see our articles about Free Summer Movies or Free Vancouver Concerts.


This Weekend in Vancouver

Highlights of the weekend of August 19th to 21st include a Hidden Histories Tour in Fort Langley, the Monstercat Compound block party and music festival in Vancouver, and Polynesian Dance Night with Maple Ridge Happenings in Maple Ridge.

Other awesome things this weekend are the Richmond Maritime Festival, Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele in Kerrisdale, and From Broadway to the Big Screen in Abbotsford. There is also the PNE Fair and its Summer Night Concert with The B-52s and Blue Rodeo, plus fireworks night with the Vancouver Canadians and various other events.


Richmond Maritime Festival


Friday, August 19, 2022


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Attraction where you can save include Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tours, the Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, VanDusen Botanical Garden, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Police Museum, Bloedel Conservatory, Britannia Mine, Capilano Bridge, Grouse Mountain and the Sea to Sky Gondola.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Featured Tours & Adventure Activities

  • Hidden Histories Tours – a 1-day summer edition of Fort Langley National Historic Site’s popular historical walking tours take place tonight (for adults ages 18+).
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses and ziplines at the outdoor adventure facility in Maple Ridge.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – today features the Lost Souls of Gastown, Forbidden Vancouver and Dark Secrets of Stanley Park tours.
  • Guided Tours at the FRDC – tours can be booked for this morning at New Westminster’s Fraser River Discovery Centre.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

Other Activities

  • Camping Opportunities – there are lots of great campgrounds in the Lower Mainland (providing you can find a spot).
  • 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!
  • Vancouver Golf Courses – check out our list of top places to hit a ball around outdoors in the fresh air.


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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Featured Tours & Adventure Activities

Sunday Markets


The PNE Fair in 2022



In case you were interested, events taking place on the weekend of August 26th to 28th include the PNE Fair and its Summer Night Concerts, Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift, a scaled-down version of Italian Day on the Drive, and fireworks night with the Vancouver Canadians.

Also happening both this weekend and next are Bard on the Beach, Theatre Under the Stars and various other shows and events. There are also tours with Forbidden Vancouver, Shipyard Pals, Historical Chinatown Tours, and the Fraser River Discovery Centre, plus outdoor adventures in downtown Vancouver with Vancouver Mysteries and Foxtrail. There is also the space exhibit at Stargazer, ropes course adventures at WildPlay Element Park and various other activities.


Other Information

For a list of things to do on other days this month, check out Vancouver’s August calendar of events.

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