What: This class is for people of all ages and all skill levels. Play games and learn beginner acroyoga skills in a safe and playful environment. Join the class as a complete beginner or lend your stability to the class as an experienced acroyogi. Led by Jeremy Glen.
What: The Amazing Race? Not quite…. but almost. On June 10, the BC Lung Association’s RUSH takes over Vancouver. In teams of two, travel to locations around Vancouver to do a variety of challenges which will be physically and mentally demanding. The first team back wins a trip around the world.
What: Seek The Peak is 16 km of fitness bragging rights. Test your fitness and overall mental toughness alone or tackle the awe-inspiring 1,400 m climb as a team. Every upward step, from Ambleside Park to the Peak of Vancouver, raises valuable funds for the BC Cancer Foundation’s lifesaving work against breast cancer
Where: Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver
When: June 11 at 8:15 am
Register: At seekthepeak.ca, $55 for solo runners, $50/person for a relay team of up to four. Online registration closes at 6 pm on Wednesday, June 21, in-person registration is available up to and including race day.
What: A walk/run to raise awareness and funds in the fight against prostate cancer -from helping people facing the disease in the community to ensuring this cancer is a thing of the past for future generations.
Where: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion – 6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby
What: Want some wild fun without leaving the city? Join a weed pull, tour the lake by voyageur canoe or join a guided walk. Enjoy a free hotdog and meet local stewardship groups. Presented by Metro Vancouver with Burnaby Lake Park Association and City of Burnaby.
Where: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion – 6871 Roberts St, Burnaby
When: June 10 from 10 am to 2 pm
Cost: Free, registration required for canoe and walking tours: 604-432-6359
What: Try your luck at catching rainbow trout at Rice Lake. Enjoy a BBQ, exhibits, face painting and other festivities. Catch the shuttle to visit the dam and fish hatchery and explore the Seymour Valley.
Where: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Meet at Rice Lake Gate – 4900 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver
When: June 18 from 10 am to 3 pm
Cost: Free activities. BBQ $10 per plate. Proceeds go to Seymour Salmonid Society.
What: A free family-friendly day of fishy fun and prizes during BC’s free fishing weekend – when anglers can fish BC’s waters without a licence. The Lake is stocked for the day and volunteers are available to teach fishing techniques.
What: The world’s best dragon boaters will race down False Creek in Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival. There will also be live entertainment, a Fan Zone and Family Fun Zone, food and sponsor booths to enjoy on the shore.
Where: Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek
What: The Skints from London, England team-up with Hawaii’s reggae sensation Mike Love. Both bands are playing in support of their appearances at Victoria’s 18th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival the day before the concert.
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings, Vancouver
What: Join Vancouver TheatreSports League on Father’s Day for SuperDad – a special show in celebration of a special guy – your dad. The SuperDad Show pokes fun at all the foibles and complexities of what it means to be a father today.
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
What: Grammy award-winner and legendary performer
AKON performs live in concert. He has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt. Akon has also made a staggering 300 guest appearances for icons including Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, and Eminem.
Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
What: Having been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” Michael Che is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape. Che is currently the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic “Weekend Update” segment where he is also a staff writer for the show. He also recently released his first hour-long stand-up special on Netflix.
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: The Fictionals and Friends are celebrating Canada 150 on June 27 at Cafe Deux Soleils with Maple Mayhem. Improv X Canada will be inspired by the newsmakers, sights and history of this great country for a night of comedy.
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy is a storytelling show which shines a light on the path from Mark Hughes’s dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison, using introspective and playful tools gleaned from doing stand-up comedy.
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: BCBC’s vision as “The Place Where Leaders Meet to Unlock BC’s Full Potential”, will be on full display the evening of June 7. At this event attendees will be joined by BC’s fellow thought leaders in business, academia, First Nations and government to gain insights regarding the challenges impacting our competitiveness in the global marketplace. Featuring a talk by Jeffrey Simpson, former national affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail.
When: June 7 from 4:45 to 8:45 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: DisruptHR is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders and people in the HR field. Disrupt talks have been given and attended by C-Suite Leaders, Technologists, Restaurateurs, Students, Politicians and HR Professionals.
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
What: Learn the best practices in digital marketing from a lineup of industry professionals. Unbounce’s fourth-annual conference covers everything digital marketing-related from copywriting, email, pay-per-click, conversation rate optimization, landing page design, and of course, networking.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street
When: June 25 – 27
Tickets: $849 Unbounce customer/$999 general attendee/$799 groups of 2 or more – available online
What: Join Women in PR Canada at their annual summer soiree for an energizing evening of networking at Hycroft. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the organization, enjoy the company of industry friends and meet new women (and men) who are united in their PR careers.
Where: The University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft – 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver
What: This American alternative metal rock band from Los Angeles are renowned for their visual shows and have won three Grammy awards since the band formed back in the 1980s. Now, after a hiatus, they’re back in Vancouver.
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
What: Acclaimed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams returns to Vancouver in support of his 15th studio album, Prisoner, a direct transmission from the singer-songwriter’s psyche and soul, right down to the album artwork painted by Adams himself.
What: NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. He’ll be performing in Vancouver with the VSO and his longtime quartet pianist Joey Calderazzo.
What: This local food destination is situated on the corner of Georgia & Hamilton at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. Shop fresh weekly to enjoy quality fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs and poultry, baked goods, artisan food and craft, fresh fish, and local craft beer, wine and spirits.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
When: Every Thursday to October 5 from 11 am to 3 pm
What: The market where it all began. Come meet your friends and neighbours, pick up supplies for a picnic by the lake, or just rub shoulders with farmers who care about the future of the land as much as the food they put on your plate.
What: Located in the heart of Vancouver’s West End, this laid-back Saturday market looks onto beautiful Nelson Park and adjacent community gardens. Take the dog for a walk and enjoy the best in local produce, prepared foods and crafts.
Where: West End Farmers Market – 1100 Comox Street, Vancouver
When: Every Saturday to October 21 from 9 am to 2 pm
What: Located just steps from the Skytrain, this convenient Wednesday farmers’ market is ideal for local food fans seeking an easy shop on their commute. Over 85% of the vendors at Main Street Station are primary producers offering an excellent mix of fresh and organic produce, meat, eggs, handmade cheeses, and more.
Where: Main Street Station – 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
What: You’ll find familiar faces like Applebarn Pumpkin Farm, Blue Comet Seafoods and Goldwing as well as new ones like Honest Food Farms, Rai Produce and Urban Digs Farm. You won’t have to elbow your way through lines to get at the cauliflower and there’s plenty of adjacent street parking. It’s also only a couple blocks from the 99 B-line.
Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
When: Every Sunday to October 8 from 10 am to 2 pm
What: This one-of-a-kind market is the only riverfront market in Vancouver. Come shop for fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, and handmade products produced by farmers and artisans. Stay for live music, a delicious meal and enjoy the waterfront, playground and pier.
Where: Kerr Street Plaza – 8683 Street, Vancouver
When: Every Saturday to October 14 from 10 am to 3 pm
What: The Ambleside Farmers’ Market has a wide selection of organic and conventional produce. Prepared food vendors include baking, jams, honey, syrups, salsas and much more. The Ambleside Market has a games table, kids play area, and live music.
Where: Ambleside Farmers Market – 1500 block of Bellevue Street, West Vancouver
When: Every Sunday to October 30 from 10 am to 4 pm
What: The Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market has a great selection of conventional and organic produce. You also will find local artisans with jewellery, pottery, photography, kids clothing, soaps & much more. The market also has a book exchange, newspaper reading area, and live music.
Where: East Plaza of the Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
When: Every Saturday to October 29 from 10 am to 3 pm
What: The Harry Jerome International Track Classic is Canada’s longest running track and field event. Canadian track star Andre de Grasse has confirmed he will race in this year’s event. A winner of three sprinting medals at the Olympics in Rio, de Grasse won both the 100 and 200-m races at the Harry Jerome Classic at Swangard Stadium last year.
What: The WWE LIVE Summerslam Heatwave Tour makes a stop at Rogers Arena. This will be your chance to see your favourite WWE Smackdown Superstars live, including AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Charlotte Flair, Shinsuke Nakamura, and many more.
What: It’s no secret that the Nat bailey is home to one of the best sporting spectacles that Vancouver has to offer, so the city’s baseball fans will no doubt be delighted to see the action get underway again this month.
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
When: June 20 and 21 at 7:05 pm, June 22 at 1:05 pm