Vancouver has a plethora of different runs to offer. Whether you’re looking for a 5km, a 10km, a half or full marathon, there’s something out there for everyone from beginners to seasoned runners. Check out our rundown here.
What: The Surrey edition of the Colour Me Rad Tour, will take place at the Cloverdale Rodeo grounds. Take a jaunt around Surrey and return a hundred times more colourful than you were when you left. For all participants there are free t-shirts, Goo Guard phone cases, and a great time with friends and with your community.
What: Hosted by StyleDemocracy, Frank & Oak’s first warehouse event will arguably be one of the best that Vancouver has ever seen – including a massive selection of more than 25,000 clothing items, footwear, and accessories from 50% to 80% off.
Where: 551 West Broadway, Vancouver
When:Wednesday May 4, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday May 5, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday May 6, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday May 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday May 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: Tickets are priced at $45 per person (taxes and gratuity not included). Reservations are a must and can be made online at www.mamietaylors.ca
Where: Mamie Taylor’s, 251 East Georgia Street
When: Wednesday, May 11 from 6:30 p.m.
What:Mamie Taylor’s regional longtable dinner is back, introducing guests to the traditional flavours of a chosen American culinary region with a native welcome cocktail and a four-course menu. Diners at the sit-down meal will be rewarded with a South Carolina Seafood Boil prepared by Chef Tobias Grignon.
What: Ever wondered what the Vancouver Aquarium is like after dark? The aquarium is hosting an adults-only After Hours event, where attendees can grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy access to all the galleries while exploring the Aquarium after dark.
When: Thursday, May 5 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way
Price: Tickets are priced at $23 per person for members, and $31 per person for non-members, and can be purchased online here
What: An event series of culinary roving tours in different areas of the city, featuring a multitude of different ethnic restaurants. On May 18 attendees will get the chance to mingle with fellow foodies within the East Village, in the Hastings area from Clark to Renfrew.
When: Wednesday, May 18 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Registration for the evening is TBA, for updates check here
Price: Advanced tickets are priced at $40 per person and can be purchased online here
What: An exclusive two-hour sushi and sashimi making class with Charlie Lee, a master sushi chef who was trained by two-Michelin-starred sushi chef Matsumoto Mizuho. In this unique class, attendees will learn the how to make restaurant quality sushi and sashimi using the latest techniques in Japanese gastronomy.
When: Various dates and times throughout May (please check here)
Where: Address provided after booking
Price: Tickets range from $119 to $137.35 and can be purchased online here
What:Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will continue their ongoing Sunday Supper Series this spring when Executive Chef Alex Chen conjures up the rustic flavours of Spain’s national dish with a string of events featuring Paella as the centrepiece.
Where: Boulevard – 845 Burrard Street (at the Sutton Place Hotel)
When: Every Sunday in May (8, 15, 22, 29) at 6 p.m.
Tickets: Available online here, $49 per person plus tax and gratuity (two-guest minimum)
What: Open to Indian Summer Arts Society members, patrons and artist alumni, the Urban Tea Merchant will be serving up a sumptuous four-course tea-pairing menu – including a guided tea tasting with their in-house certified Tea Sommelier.
Where: The Urban Tea Merchant – 1070 West Georgia, Vancouver
What: Celebrate the glory of fermenting beer and everything else, with workshops, demonstrations, a speaker’s panel wth local fermenters, and of course, lots of delicious, locally fermented eats for sale!
Where: Homestead Junction – 649 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Get ready to get your fill of B.C.’s favourite seasonal seafood: Spot Prawns. The 10th annual Spot Prawn Festival & Boil will take place Sunday, May 15, along the False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf. Limited tickets to the boil are $17.50 (plus taxes and fees).
Where: False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf – 1505 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
When: Sunday, May 15, events all day
Price: Tickets to the boil available online, $17.50; otherwise entry is free
What: A collection of Gastown restaurants are coming together to compete in a whisky inspired wing cook-off. A mix of judges scores and audience voting will determine which team has created the most delicious, awesome, whisky-flavoured wings.
Where: The Lamplighter Public House – 92 Water Street, Vancouver
Popular among chefs, home cooks, and local gastronomes, farmers’ markets have become an integral part of Vancouver’s food landscape. Not only do these community events grant local farmers, growers, and bakers the opportunity to connect with urban folk but they also provide them with a space to show off their seasonal favourites. Here’s a quick list of those opening in May – for full details check our guide to Vancouver farmers’ markets.
In addition to a variety of farmers’ markets, the city and surrounding areas boast a collection of night markets that showcase the city’s best food trucks, bakers, and artisans. These night markets bring together communities for entertainment, shopping, and wonderful food. Here’s a shortlist of those opening in May – for full details check our guide to night markets in Vancouver.
If you fancy getting out on the pitch/field/court yourself, there are still leagues available to play through Urban Rec Sports and Social Club. Leagues open for registration – either as a team or an individual – for play in May include beach volleyball, flag football, softball, volleyball train and play.
What: The signature fundraising event of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland celebrates the power of mentorship, and raises important funds to support Big Sisters mentoring programs that help hundreds of vulnerable young girls every year.
Where: Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
What: If you’re a fan of Serial or Making a Murderer, you’ll be fascinated by these real, local stories of wrongful convictions and exonerations, as told by attorney Mark Gervin, of the UBC chapter of the Innocence Project.
Where: Vancouver Police Museum – 240 E Cordova Street, Vancouver
Mother’s Day is just around the corner (it’s Sunday, May 8 this year!) and it’s time to start thinking about how you want to spoil your mom. If you’re looking for a charming culinary experience, Vancouver is full of great options. Just remember – it’s best to call ahead to make reservations. Here is our guide to where to eat in Vancouver on Mother’s Day 2016.
DH Vancouver Staff
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