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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, May 21

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Daniel Chai May 18, 2018 5:00 am 4,033

Happy Victoria Day, everyone! Enjoy the holiday with our rundown of seven fun events happening in Vancouver today, May 21. The Brian Jonestone Massacre, Nature Walk and more to enjoy.

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

Nature Walk: The Wonderful World of Trees

  • What: Shake hands with a spruce, sniff a fir needle, and admire the mossy gardens on maple trunks. Attendees will discover amazing stories that the park’s trees have to tell, how to identify them, and how they help to support wildlife. With veteran naturalist Al Grass, formerly with BC Parks.
  • When: Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 2:30  pm
  • Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park – South Valley park entrance, 20285 8th Ave, Langley
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Aquarium pop-up during May Long Weekend at Tsawwassen Mills

Vancouver Aquarium pop-up/Tsawwassen Mills

  • What: The aquarium’s pop-up at the mall will include live marine animal touching sessions, as well as artifacts like polar bear and grizzly pelts. There’s also going to be a marine-themed colouring area, marine-themed face painting, and photo opportunities with Ollie the Otter mascot at select times. Plus, you can enter to win one of two family packs to Vancouver Aquarium while you’re there. You can also download the e-savings booklet online for shopping throughout the mall, enjoy other entertainment, and more.
  • When: Now to Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 9 pm (Saturday and Monday), 10 am to 7 pm (Sunday)
  • Where: Tsawwassen Mills Mall – 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta
  • Admission: Free

Whistler GO Fest

  • What: The fifth annual GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival, returns on the Victoria Day Long Weekend. Spend four days trying different outdoors activities in a beautiful outdoor setting, and also enjoy music, arts and culture events, and more.
  • When: Now to Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues in Whistler
  • More Info: Online

McMaster Museum of Art exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery

  • What: Two exhibitions drawn from the collection of the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario, are on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 21, 2018. Living, Building, Thinking: art and expressionism uses the German Expressionist collection from the McMaster Museum of Art to explore the development of Expressionism in art from the early nineteenth century to the present day. A Cultivating Journey presents five centuries of magnificent art from the McMaster Museum of Art’s Levy Collection and Bequest from Herman Herzog Levy.
  • When: Now to Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

  • What: The Brian Jonestown Massacre is an American musical outfit led by frontman Anton Newcombe, formed in San Francisco in 1990. Featuring special guests Ghost Meat.
  • When: 
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Victoria Day at Burnaby Village Museum

  • What: The Burnaby Village Museum site is set in the 1920s – a place where pictures of King George V and Queen Mary are hung in the schoolhouse, where the Union Jack flies over the site and Victoria Day is celebrated in grand style. Featuring market vendors, interactive activities, and carousel rides.
  • When: Sunday, May 21, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

130th Annual Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

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  • What: One of North America’s longest running and most entertaining rodeos returns on May Long Weekend with more competitions, live entertainment, food and fun for fans of all ages.
  • When: Now to Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds Agriplex Bldg – 6050 176 St, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online

Grotto Comedy

  • What: The debut Grotto Comedy show features Gavin Banning, Rachel Schaefer, Ed Konyha, Damian Brown, Taylor Moorey, MC Jake Spencer, special guest Byron Bertram, and headliner Simon King.
  • When: Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Grotto -1725 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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