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2023 Vancouver ABFM All-Brit RUN

VanDusen Garden at British Car Meet

Affiliated with the All British Field Meet, the Vancouver ABFM All-Brit RUN features about 100 classic cars driving from Coquitlam to Harrison Hot Springs.

The All British Field Meet (ABFM) is a car show with hundreds of vintage and collectible British Cars at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver on the Saturday of the Victoria Day Long Weekend. It 2023 it happened on May 20th. The following day, on the Sunday, the Vancouver ABFM All-Brit RUN takes place.

To learn about the All British Field Meet, see our article about the British Car Show at VanDusen Gardens. For information about the Vancouver ABFM All-Brit RUN, continue reading. Or, to learn about both events and the organization behind them, visit the WesternDriver.com website.


Vancouver All British Field Meet All-Brit RUN

In 2023 the Vancouver ABFM All-Brit RUN happens on Sunday, May 21st. The day before, the All British Field Meet takes place at VanDusen Botanical Garden. The first event features about 500 classic cars and thousands of car enthusiasts. It’s a ticketed event for both car owners and the general public. The Vancouver ABFM All-Brit RUN on the Sunday, meanwhile, is a ticketed event for owners of classic British cars. The first part of it, however, is open to the public free of charge.

On the Sunday of the May Long Weekend, participating vehicles and their owners gather in the parking lot of KMS Tools in Coquitlam. The store is located at 110 Woolridge Street, which is across the street from IKEA. Cars are there from around 8:30 until 10:00 am or so. This is a great time for the general public to see the vehicles. There is no cost for that.

Starting at around 10:00 pm, the cars head out on a leisurely drive to Harrison Hot Springs in the Fraser Valley.


Harrison Hot Springs
Harrison Lake at Harrison Hot Springs


About the ABFM All-Brit RUN

The Vancouver ABFM All-Brit RUN involves three things. The first is the gathering of vehicles on the Sunday morning at the start, at KMS Tools in Coquitlam. The second is the drive to Harrison Hot Springs. That’s lots of fun for the drivers, and fun to see from the road if you happen to be in the right place as they drive by. The third part of the event is the party for the drivers at the end of their trip.

The cars head to Harrison Hot Springs via a couple of different routes beginning at around 10:00 am. The first route involves a leisurely 115 km drive via Highway #7. On its way to Harrison Hot Springs the cars pass through Maple Ridge, Mission, Agassiz and Harrison Mills.

The second route is led by the Lotus Club. With this option, the convoy takes a more adventurous route along some of the back roads to Harrison. Participants joining this group get a map to help them find their way in case they get lost or want to head out on their own. The route includes driving over the Stave Lake Dam and several other backcountry roads, but also parts of parts of Highway #7.