Jaguars, MGs, Triumphs and hundreds of classic British cars are on display at VanDusen Botanical Garden during the Vancouver All British Field Meet.
Vancouver All British Field Meet
Thousands of car enthusiasts attend the All British Field Meet (ABFM) when it occurs one day each year on the Victoria Day Long Weekend.
In 2018 the show takes place on Saturday May 19th.
For information about the event, see below. For a video of the car show, scroll to the bottom of the page. And for tickets click the following icon.
About the Car Show
Justifiably dubbed “The Greatest Show on British Wheels,” the Vancouver All British Field Meet has been taking place in Vancouver on the Victoria Day Long Weekend since 1985. In 2018 it celebrates its 33rd anniversary!
What to Expect
On display at the event are Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Jaguars, Austins, Minis, MGs, Lotuses, Rovers, Aston Martins, Triumphs, McLarens and several other classic models. In all, there are usually around 500 British cars and motorbikes! It’s a car lovers’ paradise!
Also at the All British Field Meet each year are a brass band, pipe band, food trucks, vendor booths and sponsor information.
After the show at VanDusen Garden, on the following day, more than 100 of the classic vehicles usually head up to Whistler to participate in the All Brit Run, where once again they are on display.
Admission to the ABFM
In 2018 tickets purchased online cost $20.88 for adults, $17.51 for seniors, $16.38 for youth (ages 13-18), $7.38 for children (ages 5-12) and $47.87 for a family for four. These prices are all inclusive of online fees. Taxes of 5% are extra.
If you love either cars or gardens, the day of the Vancouver All British Field Meet is an exceptional time to visit VanDusen.
All-British Vancouver-Whistler Run
Each year, following the Saturday car show at VanDusen Garden, many of the same vehicles participate in the All-British Vancouver-Whistler Run. which turns into the All British Car Show when it gets to Whistler.
This second event takes place on the Sunday starting in the parking lot at Park Royal mall in West Vancouver before heading up the Sea to Sky Highway for a second show at the Olympic Plaza in Whistler Village.
The Vancouver-Whistler All-British Run goes from 8:30am am until 3:00 pm. Cars begin to gather at Park Royal mall at around 9:00 am and head out at around 10:30.
Upon reaching Whistler around 65 or more of the cars are then on display in the Whistler Creekside Village Plaza until around 3:00 pm.
Admission for spectators at both Park Royal and Whistler is FREE. The event at VanDusen Garden is the one you definitely don’t want to miss, however, although the display of cars at Whistler is also fun and impressive.
Check out our video of the Vancouver All British Field Meet. Photos featured are from the 2015 and 2016 events. The place will look very similar in 2018. It’s amazing!
For ideas on other things to do in the Lower Mainland, check out the following:
- May Calendar of Events
- Festivals & Events Calendar
- Victoria Day Weekend
- Metro Vancouver’s Top 100 Places
- VanDusen Botanical Garden