What: One of the most popular summertime events in the city is back as free outdoor movies return to Stanley Park this summer! The Evo Summer Cinema Series features a four-story inflatable movie screen showing favourites such as Beauty and the Beast Sing-A-Long, Jaws, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Please bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs and, since it’s a family-friendly event, smoking or alcohol is not permitted. Movie goers are encouraged to walk, take transit, or bike to Stanley Park for the shows – there will be a bike valet service offered on site each night too.
Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
What: Explore the wonderful world of damselflies, dragonflies, and other fascinating inhabitants of the Nature House Pond. Have you seen a dasher, a dauber, or water scorpion? What is a water flea? Join veteran naturalist Al Grass, formerly with BC Parks, for an exciting time.
What: Join astronomers with telescopes as they search the night sky for the Perseids meteor shower. Enjoy lantern-lit trails, games, crafts, storytelling and other entertainment. Camp overnight to extend your stargazing experience. Campers must arrive between 5 and 8 pm.
When: August 12
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Where: Aldergrove Regional Park – Meet at Aldergrove Bowl entrance at 501 Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford
What: Chat with a friendly park interpreter, pick up a park map, report wildlife sightings and learn about the park’s flora and fauna. Stroll through the butterfly garden to discover which plants attract these colourful insects.
When: Weekends and statutory holidays
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
What: Returning for its second year, Mat Collective started as a yoga mat recycling program. Now, the program will offer free yoga indoor and outdoor classes every day all summer long. Mat Collective offers five classes: Hatha, Flow, Power, Kundalini, and Yin. The classes are designed for all levels.
Where: Classes take place at Kitsilano Beach Park 1499 Arbutus Street and 95 East 32nd Avenue in Vancouver. Check the full schedule here.