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75 things to do in Vancouver this June

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Daniel Chai May 31, 2018 5:00 am 4,658

June has arrived and it’s packed with fun events around Vancouver. From Outdoor Yoga to Night Markets, Janelle Monae to Kevin Hart, here are 75 things to check out around the city this month!

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

Explore the great outdoors

Coho Bon Voyage

  • What: Release coho salmon fry, see the fish hatchery and discover the ecological importance of salmon. Presented by Bowen Island Fish & Wildlife Club
  • When: Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Crippen Regional Park – Meet at Terminal Creek Hatchery, a 15-minute walk from the ferry dock
  • Admission: Free

101 Hikes: An Evening With Author Stephen Hui

  • What: An evening with Stephen Hui, author of the all-new guidebook 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia (Greystone Books), a comprehensive guide for trekking in all seasons. Books will be available for sale at the talk.
  • When: Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Parkgate Library – 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Learn About the Langley Bog

  • What: Join biologist and local expert Jeremy Smith to learn about the plants and animals that can be found in the bog.
  • When: Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Viewing Platform on the Houston Trail – 10716 Allard Crescent, Langley
  • Admission: Free

Hands-On Scientist – Smarty Plants

  • What: Delve into the secret lives of park plants and wildlife as local scientists share presentations and research techniques then guide a walk to investigate the topic of choice. Learn the basics of BC plant identification. Hear about the threats native plants face and how you can help keep our wild spaces healthy.
  • When: Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
  • Admission: $8 per adult, $4.25 per youth/adult 65+. Registration required: 604-432-6359

Wonderful Water Creatures

  • What: Take a close look at the fantastic underwater realm of invertebrates and microbes in a pond and under a microscope.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where:  Campbell Valley Regional Park – meet at the pond – 20285 8th Ave, Langley
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

  • What: Community, culture, and competition, all in one boat. That’s the name of the game during the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival. The event features three days of music, activities, and world-class racing. This year, the festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary and everyone is invited to come check out the festivities.
  • When: Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24, 2018
  • Where: Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and the waters of False Creek
  • Admission: Free

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

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  • What: Hit the road with Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon. Sign up for the 21k or 5k and enjoy the summer run.
  • When: Sunday, June 24, 2018
  • Start Time: 7:30 am
  • Start Location: East Mall (West of Thunderbird Arena), UBC
  • Register: Online

Enjoy life in the city

Mat Collective Free Yoga

  • What: Mat Collective is the largest outdoor yoga program in Western Canada. Aside from offering free outdoor yoga classes all summer long, Mat Collective will also be hosting several special events, including an Acro Jam in partnership with MEC, and a class at BC Place in collaboration with the BC Lions.
  • When: Friday, June 1 to Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Time: Various times, check schedule for details
  • Where: Classes take place at Kitsilano Beach (1015 Maple Street), Downtown (800 Robson Street), Granville Island (Chain and Forge), and Main Street (95 E 32nd Ave.)
  • Admission: Free

5K Foam Fest Abbotsford

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  • What: The 5K Foam Fest boasts 22 of some of the best and most exciting obstacles in the world including the worlds largest inflatable waterslide, slip and slides, and mucky mud pits. Combine these obstacles with 2.5 million cubic feet of foam, live DJs and a vendor village, and chances are you’ll be enjoying an epic summer day. The family fun event supports the Make A Wish Foundation.
  • When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Where: Clearbrook Park / Abbotsford Exhibition Park – 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Register online, $65 to $75

Surrey Doors Open

  • What: Surrey Doors Open is a free event for all ages providing a unique opportunity for Surrey residents and visitors to experience the cities rich culture, history, art and architecture. Explore 30 different venues in Whalley, Cloverdale, Newton and South Surrey. The venues will feature a mix of historic sites, modern architecture, public art and green spaces.
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Venues across Surrey
  • Admission: Free. Some venues may offer additional experiences or goods for a fee.

Lions Club Sockeye Run Car Show

  • What: The 28th Annual Sockeye Run Car Show features classic cars, music and entertainment. There will be Hot Wheels racing in the park, plus a model building workshop for kids with a model contest following. Free parking available at the Steveston Community Centre.
  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Times: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Steveston Park – 4111 Moncton St, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation

Free Yoga in the Park

June

City of Port Moody

  • What: A Hatha Yoga style class designed for all levels of fitness. Bring a mat, water bottle and towel. Weather permitting. Advance registration is required.
  • When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Burnaby Chalk Art Experience

  • What: Watch local and international street painters create masterful chalk art as they transform the pavement into a colourful gallery. Also featuring a performance by Bobs and Lolo. Rain or Shine.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex – 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

National Indigenous Peoples Day

  • What: A celebration of the unique cultural diversities of Indigenous Communities, through the engagement and inclusion of Local Land Based Nations and local service providers. A free community barbeque will take place from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm along with several traditional cultural activities and performances combined with outreach and engagement from a variety of service providers working with the Urban Indigenous population in Surrey.
  • When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Time: 3 to 8 pm
  • Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition 2018

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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

  • What: The Titanic: Artifact Exhibition has been designed to focus on the real, authentic human stories of those who boarded the Titanic and bringing those tales back to life. To help recreate the memories of the passengers, more than 120 authentic pieces from the vessel will be present, as well as extensive re-creations of rooms on the ship.
  • When: Saturday, June 23, 2018, to Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Where: Lipont Place – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $17.95

Golden Spike Days Festival

  • What: The Golden Spike Days Festival is one of the oldest and longest running family events in BC. The festival is held at Rocky Point Park around Canada Day, attracting upwards of 40,000 people from all walks of life with live entertainment, special events, and activities for all ages.
  • When: Friday, June 29 to Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 block Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: By donation

Dominion Day

  • What: Celebrate Canada Day the old-fashioned way with heritage demonstrations, live music and performers and old-fashioned games with prizes.
  • When: Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Laugh the night away

Father Time’s Timeless Comedy Time

  • What: Join Father Time as he brings a different guest star from the past, present, or future to judge a sketch comedy competition for the ages. Each week features two teams who have only three days to come up with 15 minutes of comedy for your viewing pleasure, with the winner coming back to defend their title next week.
  • When: Every Friday from June 1 to June 29, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Vancouver – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Steve Hofstetter

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Steve Hofstetter / Facebook

  • What: One of YouTube’s most popular comics with over 80 million views, Steve Hofstetter is also the host of Finding Babe Ruth on FS1. Hofstetter was the host and executive producer of season one of Laughs and he has been on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, E! True Hollywood Story, Comics Unleashed, Comedy All-Stars, Quite Frankly, White Boyz in the Hood, Countdown, and more.
  • When: Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie St
    Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Paintbucket Presents: Baby’s First Easel

  • What: An evening of improv, sketch and friendship with Paintbucket (Steve Currie, Maddy Rafter, and Vivian Tang). Featuring special guests Big ’N’ Tall! (Patrick Dodd and Dan Willows).
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5

Preacher Comforts

  • What: A Broadway improv comedy of epic proportions from Impossible Things Productions. Featuring musical parodies from Rent, Hamilton, Frozen, Chicago, and more.
  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Kino – 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10

Mixed Improv Arts

  • What: In Mixed Improv Arts (MIA), two Improv Directors go head-to-head as they put a team of improvisers through a set of gruelling and hilarious improv formats. Throughout, as in all VTS improv, the audience is called upon to assist the action with their suggestions and shouted encouragement.
  • When: Every Thursday
  • Time: 9:15 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Kevin Hart

  • What: One of comedy’s biggest stars, Hart has been going non-stop since his career first began. Along with this year’s tour, Hart’s memoir I Can’t Make This Up debuted at Number One on the New York Times Bestseller list and remained there for ten consecutive weeks. Hart voiced a lead character in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. He also appeared in the Sony reboot of the classic film Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black.
  • When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm, show at 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via LiveNation

Improv Against Humanity: Maple Madness at the Rio Theatre

  • What: In honour of Canada 151, The Fictionals and friends are celebrating an early Canada Day at The Rio Theatre on June 20 with Improv Against Humanity: Maple Madness. They’re breaking out the Canadian CAH cards for the live audience tournament, awarding sweet prizes, and holding a live brainstorming session for the next #IAHatRIO Expansion set.
  • When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $14

Catch a Concert

Tom Jones

  • What: The iconic singer behind hits such as “Delilah,” “Sex Bomb,” and “Green Green Grass of Home” is set to play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on June 2. Tom Jones’ 50-year career has remarkably gone from strength-to-strength. Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for five decades, he has garnered – at the age of 77 – the best reviews of his career for his most recent albums.
  • When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 6: 30 pm, Show at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $49-$125.

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR

  • What: This group is a Canadian experimental music collective, on tour to support their latest release, Luciferian Towers. Featuring special guest Marisa Anderson.
  • When: Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29.50

Bryan Adams

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  • What: The multi-million selling recording artist is supporting his latest album Ultimate on a 13-city cross-country tour. Bryan Adams will perform music from Ultimate, which features two new tracks and many of his enormous hits from an incredible back-catalogue including “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” “Can’t Stop This Thing We’ve Started,” “Summer of ‘69,” “Heaven,” and more.
  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Live Nation, $45 to $125

BREAKOUT Festival 2018

  • What: Migos and Tory Lanez are headlining Vancouver’s first-ever outdoor hip-hop and R&B music festival. BREAKOUT Festival promises a stacked lineup that includes international artists alongside Vancouver’s rising talent.
  • When: Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm, with a 10 pm curfew
  • Where: PNE Amphitheatre – East, 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, 2-Day and VIP passes starting at $99

Janelle Monae

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  • What: GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and activist Janelle Monae is making a stop in Vancouver for her North American Dirty Computer Tour. Monae will be joined by special guests Alexe Belle and Isis Valentino, known together as the soulful duo St. Beauty.
  • When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $42.00, $59.50, $85.00, via Live Nation.

Sunflower Bean

  • What: New York rock band, Sunflower Bean are on tour to support their latest release, Twentytwo In Blue. Featuring special guests The Paranoyds.
  • When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Collective Soul

  • What: Born during the rise of grunge and alternative rock, Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity when they rose to international fame in 1993 with the rock anthem “Shine.” The multi-platinum quintet has been making music for two decades since then and has a catalogue of #1 hits under their belts. Featuring special guests The Static Shift.
  • When: Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm / Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom– 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day at Historic Stewart Farm

Historic Stewart Farm

Image: Historic Stewart Farm / Facebook

  • What: Take Dad out for a memorable date at Historic Stewart Farm. Bring the whole family for locomotive fun, featuring the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club and their display model trains, train rides courtesy of the Pacific Trackless Trains, sack races with Dad on the lawn, baked treats made on the wood burning stove in the farmhouse kitchen, and more.
  • When: Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Father’s Day at Burnaby Village Museum

  • What: Celebrate a day out with Dad and the rest of the family at the Burnaby Village Museum.
  • When: Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • More Info: Online

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Whitecaps

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps continue their MLS season throughout the Spring at BC Place.
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

BC Lions

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  • What: BC Lions kick off their 2018 season with a pre-season game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday, June 8, and their home opener against Montreal Alouettes on Saturday, June 16 at BC Place.
  • When: Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Canadians

  • What: The defending Northwest League champions Vancouver Canadians are bringing baseball action to Nat Bailey Stadium throughout the summer.
  • When: June 20 to June 22, June 26 to June 30, 2018.
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver

55th Annual Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet 

  • What: The Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet was originally founded in 1963 as Canada Cup by legendary swim coach Howard Firby. His vision was to bring elite talent to Vancouver to race local athletes, both to inspire the community and to develop international talent right here at home. The meet has since grown to become a fixture in Canadian swimming and the largest of its kind in Western Canada.
  • When: Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: UBC Aquatic Centre – 6080 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $5-$10

Vancouver Quidditch League

  • What: Yes, you too can catch that Golden Snitch, as part of the Vancouver Quidditch League (VQL). The sessions are open to anybody ages 16+ and no previous experience needed. The league runs until August 8, and there will be drop-in sessions all summer.
  • When: Alternating Tuesdays (Central Park in Burnaby) and Wednesdays (Connaught Park in Vancouver) until August 8, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Central Park in Burnaby and Connaught Park in Vancouver
  • Admission: Online $2 per session, more info

International Wheelchair Rugby Canada Cup 2018

  • What: The world’s top wheelchair rugby teams come to Richmond to battle it out at the 8th Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. Come cheer on Team Canada as they take on international rivals for the Canada Cup.
  • When: Tuesday, June 12 to Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online

Harry Jerome International Track Classic

  • What: 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic and to celebrate, will be held over two days for the first time. The expanded format of Canada’s longest-running track meet will see the annual event be held in conjunction with the Team Sprint Challenge, a ten-event dual meet between the fastest sprinters from Canada and China.
  • When: Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online

Get fresh at farmers’ markets

Downtown Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Thursday from Thursday, June 7 to Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Time: 3 to 7 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Sunday to Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Parking lot of Kits Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Saturday to Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

West End Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Saturday to Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Where: West End Farmers Market – 1100 Comox Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

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Image: Vancouver Farmers Market

  • When: Every Wednesday from Wednesday, June 6 to Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 6 pm
  • Where: Main Street Station – 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Sunday from Sunday, May 27 to Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Riley Park Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Saturday to Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Riley Park – 50 East 30th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

River District Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Saturday to Saturday, October 14, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Kerr Street Plaza – 8683 Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Sunday to Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle AveWest Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market

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  • When: Every Saturday to Saturday October 27, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: East Plaza of the Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

  • When: Select Sundays until September 30, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 St, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Kwantlen Street Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Tuesday to Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Plaza in between the Richmond Public Library and the Minoru Place Seniors’ Centre – 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

  • When: Alternate Sundays to September 16, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Easthope Parking Lot (across the street from the Steveston Community Centre) – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Saturday to October 27, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)
  • Admission: Free

Poirier Street Market

  • What: Launched in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in the Lower Mainland.  The Poirier Street Market hosts a diversity of vendors and products from May through October. Each week a wide variety of vendors gather to showcase their products – made, baked, grown, or raised in BC.
  • When: 
  • Time: 9 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot – 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

Surrey Urban Farmers Market

Image: Surrey Urban Farmers Market / Facebook

  • What: A vibrant, multi-cultural Farmers’ Market, promoting small-scale farmers, food producers and artisans. Meet farmers, bakers, distillers, artisan and crafters, food trucks, community groups, and more.
  • When: Every Wednesday from June 6 to October 3, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 6 pm
  • Where: North Surrey Rec Centre – 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Bon Appétit

Surrey Greek Food Festival

  • What: The Surrey Greek Food Festival invites guests of all ages to celebrate Greek culture and experience Greek food. Featuring folk dancing representing various regions of Greece, and performances from around the world. Hosted by St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
  • When: Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church -13181 96 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Hart House Long Table Dinner

  • What: Guests will gather around a shared long table to join an al fresco dinner paired with wines from the Okanagan Valley’s LaStella Winery.
  • When: Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Hart House Restaurant – 6664 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $139

Newfoundland Kitchen Party

  • What: Experience a traditional East Coast style lobster dinner without leaving the West Coast. Traditional maritime music will be performed by the band New Fish. Beers from local breweries will be available for purchase and coolers for those that do not like beer. There will also be hot dog dinners for guests that do not want a lobster.
  • When: Saturday, June 23
  • Time: 4 to 8 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Station Museum – 2734 Murray St., Port Moody,
  • Tickets: Lobster Dinner $35, Hot Dog Dinner$ 15. Available for purchase at the museum with cash or cheque only

Explore a night market

Richmond Night Market

  • What: The 95th annual May Day Festival features activities for the whole family. Plus enjoy the Opening Ceremony on May 4 and the Rotary May Day Parade and Leigh Square Block party on May 12.
  • When: Now to Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Time: Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to midnight; Sundays and holiday Mondays from 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • Price: $3.75 (regular admission)

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

  • What: Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver will be transformed into a vibrant night market with 100+ vendors every Friday night. Gathering some of Vancouver’s best food vendors, this free event will feature a full farmers’ and artisan marketplace along with local food trucks and live entertainment.
  • When: Every Friday night to September 28, 2018
  • When: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Network at a business event

Women in PR Annual Soiree

  • What: The theme for this year is branding and the speakers will be sharing tips on personal branding, creating brand equity, and brand building. Speakers include Lyndi Barrett, Editor at Style Calling; Noa Nichol, Editor in Chief at Vita Daily and Vita Magazine; Olivia Lovenmark, Director of Marketing at Finhaven; and Wendy Hartley, Principal at Hartley PR.
  • When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: The University Women’s Club of Vancouver At Hycroft – 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

DisruptHR YVR 2018

Image: Sangquan Deng / Shutterstock

  • What: DisruptHR YVR brings together a community of people leaders – HR professionals, CEOs, technologists, and business leaders – for a night of presentations with a purpose to shift the way we work.
  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$45

Small Business BC Mix & Mingle

  • What: Network with fellow entrepreneurs while enjoying some light refreshments and beverages during this fun social mixer to kick off the summer season. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to provide a 30-second pitch and the chance to win some great door prizes.
  • When: Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Small Business BC – 54 – 601 West Cordova Street, Waterfront Station, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, Free

BCBC Sixth Annual Chair’s Dinner

  • What: Business Council of British Columbia’s Sixth Annual Chair’s Dinner will feature keynote speaker, David Frum, author, social and political commentator, and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. Hear Frum’s insights on what the Trump Presidency means for Canada’s relationship with our largest trading partner, the future of NAFTA, Canadian competitiveness in light of US tax reform, opportunities for Canadian political and economic leadership, as well as opportunities for Canadian and BC businesses to grow, innovate, and attract talent in an increasingly complex world.
  • When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:45 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel – Waterfront Ballroom – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Women in Tech Week – BCIT Luncheon

  • What: Network and lunch with Vancouver Women in Tech Week. Featuring panels on Future Face of Tech, C-Suite Luncheon, and Innovation, as well as door prizes.
  • When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Where: BCIT Downtown Campus – 55 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$300

Indigenous Opportunities Forum 2018

  • What: The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s 8th annual Indigenous Opportunities Forum will explore the important role that Indigenous peoples play in British Columbia’s economy. This year’s theme is Creating Balance, with a focus on partnerships, procurement and progress. The forum will feature case studies of businesses and Indigenous communities working collaboratively for mutual prosperity and progression.
  • When: Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 am
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – BC Ballroom – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $179-$229

BC Business Top 100 – An Afternoon with Ian Telfer

  • What: BC Business marks the release of the Top 100 issue, the definitive list of BC’s largest companies. Featuring special guest Ian Telfer, who will recount his journey building Vancouver-based Goldcorp into one of the world’s largest gold mining companies.
  • When: Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

Party in the Clubs

Orjan Nilsen and Emma Hewitt

  • What: Norwegian trance producer Orjan Nilsen and Australian singer/songwriter Emma Hewitt bring their beautiful rhythmic patterns and haunting melodies to Celebrities Nightclub for Playhouse Saturdays.
  • When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm to 3 pm
  • Where: Celebrities – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30

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  • What: Soulection producer/DJ monte booker brings his smooth blend of R&B, hip-hop, and melodic electronica to Happy Ending Fridays.
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

EMBRVCE SATURDAYS: A Night Dedicated To Fortnite

  • What: Drop down at Vaulted Venue and stock up on Slurp Juice on special all night at VENUE’s Fortnite Theme Party. Featuring resident DJs Rashad Rawkus, Grayson Repp, and J-traxx –  dressing up is strongly encouraged.
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

CupcakKe

  • What: Chicago rapper CupcakKe brings her brazen and unapologetic verses to Fortune Sound Club with support from Softieshan, My!Gay!Husband! and Prado.
  • When: Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Time: Doors 9 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $17.50

Official Shambhala Vancouver Pre Party

Crowds at the Shambhala Music Festival. (Shambhala Music Festival)

  • What: The Official Shambhala Music Festival Pre Party for Vancouver at SUBculture Saturdays. Featuring a lineup of five artists playing this year’s festival: Mat the Alien, Bryx, Def3. Levrige, and Metafloor.
  • When: 
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: The Red Room – 398 Richards, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Dash Berlin

  • What: Dash Berlin returns to Vancouver for the Legend of the Feels tour.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45-$70

Rusko

  • What: Rusko presents a massive bass show at VENUE with support from Inkredamine and Jubnar.
  • When: Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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