What: Witness a traditional landing of the Pulling Together Canoe Journey. During a 10-day journey along traditional highways from the Sunshine Coast to the City of Vancouver, up to 30 canoes — with First Nations, public service agencies and youth paddlers — will request permission to land on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Bring your friends and family to an afternoon feast and celebratory gathering.
When: July 14
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Vanier Park – 1000 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
What: Experience a collaborative performance with Aeriosa Dance and Spakwus Slulem/Eagle Song at its heart. This shared ceremony journeys from the sandy shores of Stanley Park to the heights of its ancient forest. Witness celebrations and ceremony with local Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh artists, and Aeriosa aerial dancers.
When: July 15
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Where: Meet at the Stanley Park Bus Loop (near Stanley Park Railway entrance)
What: Hundreds of cyclists ride naked through the streets of Vancouver each year to celebrate creativity and individuality, and also protest against car culture and oil spills. The World Naked Bike Ride happens rain or shine, so come prepared with waterproof body paint.
When: July 22
Time: Noon (Body Painting and Performances), 2 pm (Ride Start)
What: Professional photographer and our Grouse Mountain Wildlife Manager, Devin Manky, will provide important technical and artistic “pointers” and take a small group to desirable locations at which to capture natural scenes.
What: The Night Nation Run is the world’s 1st Running Music Festival. A 5 km musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, and celebration for the lover of Electronic Dance Music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step.
When: July 29
Time: 5 pm gates open
Where: Pacific National Exhibition – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver