Vancouver’s Luxury & Supercar Weekend is a multi-million-dollar event showcasing luxury automobiles and sports cars at the Olympic Oval in Richmond.
The event used to take place at VanDusen Botanical Garden in September. Last year, for the first time, it happened in the plaza outside the Olympic Oval in July. It takes place at the same spot on July 8th in 2023.
Other events happening on the same weekend this year include the Carnaval del Sol Latin festival, Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival, Harrison Festival of the Arts and Khatsahlano Street Party. There is also live theatre with Bard on the Beach and Theatre Under the Stars.
Luxury & Supercar Weekend in Vancouver
In years pre-COVID, Vancouver’s Luxury & Supercar Weekend took place on a Saturday and Sunday in early September (usually on the weekend after Labour Day). Since the event has started back up again, however, it now happens in July.
The event features exotic and collectible cars, fancy food, adult beverages and some of the city’s most elite shoppers.
Cars on display include Aston Martins, the Acura NSX, Bentleys, BMWs, Bugattis, Cadillacs, Ferraris, Jaguars, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, McLarens, Porsches, Range Rovers and Rolls-Royces. Lesser well-known but equally exotic vehicles most years include the Karma, Koenigsegg and Pagani.
The event’s official website bills a supercar as “a car that combines speed, handling, unique design and represents the pinnacle of the automaker’s art.” So if you’re a true connoisseur of luxury supercars, this event is for you! Tickets went on sale from May 1st, 2023.
When and Where
In 2023 the event happens on Saturday, July 8th, at the Olympic Riverside Plaza just outside the Olympic Oval in Richmond. The new venue’s address is 6111 River Road.
The 2020 edition of the Luxury & Supercar Weekend was set to take place in mid-September. It would have run both days from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm if it hadn’t been for the global coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, the event didn’t happen in 2021 either.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Luxury & Supercar Weekend used to happen at the beautiful VanDusen Garden.
The event returned in 2022, although a couple of months earlier than usual and at a new location. The 2022 Vancouver Luxury & Supercar Weekend took place on Saturday, July 9th, at Richmond’s Olympic Oval.
In 2023 general admission to the Luxury & Supercar Weekend costs around $57.31 for adults and $29.36 for children ages 13 and under.
VIP tickets are also available for $280.96 each (for adults over the age of 19). The price includes admission and access to complimentary food and beverages.
What to Expect
At the Luxury & Supercar Weekend you can expect to see a large selection of the world’s most modern, expensive and exotic cars spread outside the Richmond Olympic Oval. You can also expect to see special collectible cars and other luxury lifestyle products. There are also a good number of shoppers with considerable bank accounts.
At the event in 2022, highlights included cars featured in movies as well as a special preview of the 2023 Diamond Rally supercars. There was also a basketball tournament presented by Cars and Hoops inside the Richmond Olympic Oval. Proceeds benefited Canuck Place.
Some of the featured supercar brands in 2022 were Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pagani, Audi, Bentley, Aston Martin, Range Rover, Bugatti and Mercedes-Benz.
In short, if you love exotic cars, or if you’re in the market for a new Bentley, Rolex or Steinway piano, Vancouver’s Luxury & Supercar Weekend at VanDusen Garden is the place to be!
For further details, or to buy tickets, click Luxury & Supercar Weekend.
For more information about the venue, click VanDusen Botanical Garden.
To learn about other car shows in the Lower Mainland, click Vancouver Car Shows.
Other articles you might find of interest include the following:
- Vancouver’s Calendar of Events
- All British Field Meet (another car show at VanDusen Garden, but in the spring)
- Lower Mainland Festivals & Events