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63 FREE things to do in Vancouver this August

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Daniel Chai Jul 31, 2018 3:15 pm 8,445
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Enjoy August without busting your wallet. Check out our list of fun free events happening in Vancouver this month.

From Outdoor Movies to Pride and everything in between, here are 63 free things to do around the city this August.

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

Happy Pride!

40th Annual Pride Parade

  • What: A protest. A party. A chance to recognize how far we have come and reflect on where we need to go from here. With over 130 different entries, attracting crowds of 600,000 annually, the annual Vancouver Pride Parade is a world-class event celebrating our diverse LGBTQAI2S+ communities.
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Through Vancouver and ending at Sunset Beach
  • Admission: Free

Sunset Beach Festival

  • What: Dance the day away along beautiful Sunset Beach at the end of the Pride Parade. The Sunset Beach Festival features a main stage showcasing LGBTQAI2S+ talent and wedding ceremony performed by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. With a 1,500 beer garden, outdoor sober lounge, Community Zone and Family Fun Zone with additional programming, food truck circle and more, there is something for everyone.
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Sunset Beach
  • Admission: Free

Burnaby Pride Street Party

  • What: Burnaby’s first Pride event recognizes and celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ2S+ community in Burnaby. Enjoy a full afternoon of live performances, food, activities, and community resources.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Jubilee Avenue between Nelson Avenue and Imperial Street
  • Admission: Free

Explore the city

Honda Celebration of Light fireworks 2018

Honda Celebration of Light/Jonathan Evans

  • What: English Bay in downtown Vancouver will once again be showered with fireworks for three nights this summer, as the 2018 Honda Celebration of Light fireworks competition returns to the city. The participating countries for the festival’s 28th year are South Africa, Sweden and South Korea. New this year, all three of the participating countries will be required to incorporate the same theme into their fireworks display and musical accompaniment. The theme, as voted by the public, will be “Love.”
  • When: Wednesday, August 1 and Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm to 10:25 pm (25-minute duration each night). Rain or shine. Music simulcast on radio station LG 104.3 FM.
  • Where: English Bay, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free. Reserved seating on sale through the festival’s website.

Village Vibe – Performing Arts Series

  • What: Presented in Leigh Square on the outdoor stage every Saturday afternoon in the summer, Village Vibe features emerging musicians. The series provides artists with an opportunity to gain experience in front of a live audience and celebrate their talents. This is a free event, rain or shine.
  • When: Saturday, August 4; Saturday, August 11; Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Leigh Square, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron Rendezvous

  • What: Celebrate over 100 years of BC’s coastal heritage by boarding the BC Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron and meeting their owners at Britannia Shipyards dock. Then visit the Steveston Maritime Modellers inside the Seine Net Loft and see how they bring history to life through their handcrafted model ships.
  • When: Saturday, August 4 to Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Britannia Shipyards – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Steveston Farmers & Artisans’ Market

  • What: With entertainment playing and vendors striking up light conversation with customers throughout the day, the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market creates a friendly, social environment for you to spend your afternoon. Whether you’re buying fresh locally grown produce, grabbing a bite to eat, enjoying the craftsmanship of some of the artisans, or simply strolling through the market enjoying the day, the market has something to offer for everyone.
  • When: Sunday, August 5 and Sunday, August 19, 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

BC Day Market Monday at Burnaby Village Museum

  • What: Celebrate BC Day and Market Monday at Burnaby Village Museum. Featuring chainsaw carving demonstrations, Lumberjack Show presented by Laughing Logger, Vancouver Circus School, live music and more.
  • When: Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free, Carousel Rides $2.65

Off The Grid

  • What: Musicians perform, improvise and react to other players and the overall sound that is produced. New musicians and listeners are welcome.
  • When: Tuesday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 21, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Gathering Place – 200 – 2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Art in the Plaza

  • What: Have fun in the sun and make art. As skyscrapers rise up around City Centre, construct your own cardboard tower. This activity mixes together textiles, drawing, stickers, and lego-like stacking.
  • When: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Civic Plaza, City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Vines Art Festival 2018

  • What: The fourth-annual multidisciplinary eco-arts celebration, Vines Art Festival, will be taking place at various parks throughout Vancouver. More than 70 performing and visual artists are set to perform, including Kimmortal (a diasporic first generation settler-based on unsurrendered Coast Salish Territories), Katie Cassady (dancer and choreographer from TWObigsteps Collective & Donald Sales/Project 20), Rabbit Richards (a New York-born, Montreal-bred, performance poet), and musicians an̓usáyum̓ (two Indigenous artists from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, singing their own contemporary western music and Coast Salish traditional singing).
  • When: Wednesday, August 8 to Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Kitsilano Beach, Trout Lake Park, CRAB Park, Granville Island, Roundhouse Community Centre, and Strathcona Park
  • Admission: Free

Farm Fest at Garden City Lands

  • What: Richmond celebrates local food, sustainability and its agricultural past, present and future at Farm Fest. The event will feature a farmers’ market, agricultural displays from local farmers, children’s activities, local entertainment, farming demonstrations at the KPU farm, and more.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Garden City Lands – Garden City Rd and Lansdowne Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

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  • What: The Philosopher Kings will be headlining Coquitlam’s free Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, which will take place on August 11, at Town Centre Park. The free event returns to Coquitlam for the third year offering a full day of activities, artisans, and entertainment. This year’s event will feature two stages including concerts by pop singer Mathew V and high-energy violinist Kytami. Food trucks will be on site cooking up some delicious bites and don’t forget to check out the craft beer scene.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 10 pm
  • Where: Town Centre Park next to Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station
  • Admission: Free

Blueberry Festival

  • What: Blueberry Festival is the place for all lovers of the delicious, local fruit. Sample the best blueberry products Coquitlam Farmers Market vendors have to offer and learn how to incorporate blueberries into your meals at the blueberry recipe demonstration tent with Karen Curtis.
  • When: Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Farmers Market – 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Willingdon’s Annual Community Fair

  • What: Willingdon Community Centre’s annual summer celebration. Carnival games, raffles, barbecue, displays and live entertainment.
  • When: Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • When: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Willingdon Community Centre – 1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Exhibition Opening – Jawahir: Jewels

  • What: Jawahir: Jewels by Durrah Alsaif is an exhibition at the Deer Lake Art Gallery, and is hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council. Through photography, performances, and installations, Alsaif explores the cultural identity between the East and the West as well as the status of women in Saudi Arabia.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: 12 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Art Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

All Aboard!

  • What: Be transported through time with All Aboard! at the Steveston Interurban Tram Building. This free event allows visitors to explore Richmond’s transportation heritage, both past and present, with guest experts, live music, children’s crafts and activities and more. Ride your bike to this event and the bike valet will be happy to look after it while you explore.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Times: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Steveston Interurban Tram Building – 4011 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

The Fair at the PNE

  • What: Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. Explore exhibits, enjoy live performances, be thrilled by rides, play games, learn about livestock, shop for treasures, and eat the yummiest food all in one place. Heroes’ Opening Weekend offers free gate admission for First Responders and a guest on August 18 and 19, and YVR is sponsoring FREE Gate Admission for all Guests on August 21 and 28.
  • When: Saturday, August 18 to Monday, September 3, 2018 (closed August 20 to 27).
  • Time: 11 am to late
  • Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Fair at the PNE 2018 Concerts

  • What: PNE Fairgoers will enjoy sensational performances this year including Pop, Rock, Country, and R&B as well as throwback 80s and 90s concerts. The Summer Night Concerts will run every evening that the Fair is open, starting on Saturday, August 18 in the PNE Amphitheatre.
  • When: Saturday, August 18 to Monday, September 3, 2018 (closed August 20 and 27)
  • Time: Nightly at 8:30 pm
  • Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Each concert is free with gate admission to the fairgrounds. However, music fans looking for a more optimal viewing experience of the concerts can acquire reserved seats starting at $20.

Downtown Port Coquitlam Car Show

  • What: Enjoy the 4th annual Car Cruise and BBQ on Saturday night, with food, live music and more. Then on Sunday take in the car show with more than 500 vehicles on display. There is also continuous entertainment throughout the day on the main stage, a beer garden, model car building workshop, and a huge children’s entertainment area for kids of all ages.
  • When: Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Downtown Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Cloverdale Market Days

  • What: Cloverdale Market Days feature unique items from local BC Artisans and treasures from the downtown merchants with more than 100 vendors. Mix it up with street entertainment and food trucks, and you’ve got a destination outing for the whole family.
  • When: Saturday, August 18 and Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: 176 Street between 56A and 58 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Come Try Ringette

  • What: Join the Surrey White Rock Ringette Association for a free day at the rink trying out ringette. All you need to participate is some warm clothes and a pair of gloves. If you have your own skates or helmet, please bring these with you. If not, helmet and skates will be available.
  • When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex Arena – 16555 Fraser Highway, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Port Moody Car-Free Day

Car-Free Day

Car-free day ( Laura Bartlett / Shutterstock)

  • What: The festival is filled with local businesses and artisans, delicious food, live music, and activities for all ages.
  • When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 7 pm
  • Where: St John’s Street (between Douglas and Moody) – Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Job Fair

  • What: Meet face to face with recruiters, HR Managers and Hiring Companies from the Vancouver Area and across Ontario.
  • When: Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, Free

Live at the Gallery featuring Chris Blaber and Arthur Delahooke

  • What: Live at the Gallery brings music into the gallery setting, to connect fans of visual and musical arts. The event is an exciting mix of art and sound, from the sweet sounds of classical music to chilled out beats of local folk bands. This month’s concert features artists Chris Blaber and Arthur Delahooke.
  • When: Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Port Moody Arts Centre’s 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash

  • What: In honour of the Port Moody Arts Centre’s 20th Anniversary, the Arts Centre is hosting a Birthday Bash.  The festival-style block party will feature free events for the community inside, outside, and around the historic buildings at 2425 St. Johns Street. Activities include live music, vintage cars, food trucks, and family-friendly activities.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Summer Art Gala

  • What: An evening of art, music, and hands-on activities featuring talented youth. Singers, musicians, writers and visual artists will be showcased along with an array of stunning artwork. Take a tour through our art gallery, grab some free food and drinks, and watch the artists perform live onstage, then join the youth DJ’s for the after-party.
  • When: Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 8 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Tri-Cities Poetry Slam and Open Mic

  • What: Western Sky Books hosts a monthly poetry reading/slam/open mic featuring local writers and poets. Writers can register ahead by contacting the store, or simply come for the open mic. Writers are invited to bring copies of their books, chapbooks, and art to sell (cash only).
  • When: Tuesday, August 28 and Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Western Sky Books – 2132-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Summer Fun in the Park: End of Summer Luau

  • What: Blueberry season is here. Purchase fresh local blueberries and the best blueberry pie in town with proceeds supporting the Richmond Nature Park Society’s environmental education programs.
  • When: Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Where: Thompson Community Centre – 5151 Granville Ave, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Richmond World Festival 2018

Richmond World Festival

Lights is performing at Richmond World Festival. (Submitted)

  • What: Canadian and international music stars Magic! and Lights will headline the fourth annual Richmond World Festival, taking place next month. Presented by Coast Capital Savings, the nationally award-winning festival will once again present a smorgasbord of music, arts, food and culture from around the globe.
  • When: Friday, August 31 to Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 10 pm (Friday) and 11 to 10 pm (Saturday)
  • Where: Minoru Park & Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza – 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond
    Admission: Free

Explore a night market

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

Fridays on Front

Weekly food events

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  • What: Fridays on Front features artisan vendors from New West Craft, live music curated by the New Westminster Arts Council, and Food Trucks from the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest. Steel & Oak Brewing Co. is also on site so you can enjoy a cold beer while strolling around, thanks to a fully-licensed Front Street during the event.
  • When: Fridays from now to August 24, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: 600-block of Front Street, New Westminister
  • Admission: Free

The Market at Brewer’s Row

  • What: Enjoy over 10 vendors, food trucks and community groups in the heart of Port Moody. Then sit at the gorgeous long table, surrounded by string lights and decked out with gorgeous flowers from Artisan Gifts & Flowers.
  • When: Every Friday from August 10 to August 31, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Station Museum parking lot – 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Watch an outdoor movie

Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park

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Free outdoor movies in Stanley Park (Fresh Air Cinema)

  • What: One of the most popular summertime events in the city is back as free outdoor movies return to Stanley Park this summer for its 10th anniversary. The Evo Summer Cinema Series features a four-story inflatable movie screen showing film classics and modern blockbusters. Please bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs and, since it’s a family-friendly event, smoking or alcohol is not permitted. Moviegoers are encouraged to walk, take transit, or bike to Stanley Park for the shows  – there will be a bike valet service offered on site each night too.
  • When: Every Tuesday until August 21, 2018
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
  • Admission: Free

Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre

  • What: Take a trip back to the days of poodle skirts, greased hair, and doo-wop music – the Drive-In Movie Series returns to Lansdowne Centre for its third year, presented by Fresh Air Cinema. Enjoy classic, family-friendly, and even some of the latest hits on an outdoor screen. Take a drive and cuddle up, or bring a blanket and lawn chair and settle in. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis (first 200 vehicles), and the movie audio will be broadcast over FM radio. Keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited.
  • When: Every Wednesday until August 30
  • Time: Sunset (gates open at 6 pm)
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Summer Movie Nights on the Square

  • What: Vancouver is getting a whole new free outdoor movie series as šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza) is set to play host to Summer Movie Nights on the Square. Each Wednesday evening, Fresh Air Cinema’s large, four-storey inflatable screen will pop up, creating the perfect urban environment to take in a flick surrounded by the concrete jungle – just be sure to bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.
  • When: Every Wednesday until August 29, 2018
  • Time: Activities begin at 5 pm, movie begins at sunset (check sunset times as that will be your best indication of when movies will start)
  • Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly North Plaza at Vancouver Art Gallery) – 850 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place

outdoor movies Canada place

Free outdoor movies at Canada Place (Port Metro Vancouver)

  • What: Each week at dusk, a large inflatable screen will pop up, creating the perfect environment to take in a flick under the stars, all with the North Shore mountains in the background. To give your night two thumbs up, do yourself a favour and bring a lawn chair (or you’ll be sitting on the hard ground) and jackets and/or blankets (it gets cold). And keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event so neither smoking nor alcohol are permitted.
  • When: Every Thursday until August 30, 2018
  • Start time: Dusk
  • Where: North Point of Canada Place
  • Admission: Free

Movies at Civic Square

  • What: Bring a blanket, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy an outdoor movie on Thursday evenings at Burnaby’s Civic Square. The lineup includes The Lion King (August 9), Mulan (August 16), Cars (August 23) and Coco (August 30).
  • When: Thursday, August 9, August 16, August 23 and August 30, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch at Kingsborough and MacKay
  • Admission: Free

Movies Under the Stars

  • What: Movies Under the Stars brings free outdoor films to Holland Park. Gather your blankets and lawn chairs and cozy up in front of a big screen for Ferdinand (August 4), Coco (August 11), Paddington 2 (August 18) and Wonder (August 25). Movies start after dusk but attendees are encouraged to arrive earlier to find a good seat and to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. Starting at 5 pm, there will be fun activities before the movie begins.
  • When: Every Saturday from August 4 to August 25, 2018
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Enjoy the great outdoors

Curious by Nature: Seashore Mysteries

  • What: Want to know more about nature in regional parks? Drop by these pop-up stations to chat with a park interpreter. Learn about a featured plant or animal or bring your own questions.
  • When: Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park, Delta – Meet at the open area near the concession building at Centennial Beach
  • Admission: Free

Creative Café

  • What: Learn about the history and natural wonders of Minnekhada Regional Park and enjoy the work of local artists. Drop by anytime.
  • When: Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam –  Meet at Minnekhada Lodge
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver’s Largest Water Fight 2018

water gun fight

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  • What: Pull out those Super Soakers and stock up on water balloons as the Vancouver Waterfight is coming back for another year. The annual event is returning for its eleventh consecutive year. Hosted by Flash Mob Vancouver, the water fight sees hundreds of Vancouverites take to the Lumberman’s Arch at Stanley Park.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Where: Lumberman’s Arch – Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Hike Rave Vancouver

  • What: Whether you like to dance or just need a reason to get out, step outside of your comfort zone and experience a hike to remember with Party4Life. Invite others to join you, and do not bring drugs or alcohol to the hike.
  • When: Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: TBA
  • Admission: Free

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, August 18, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park – meet at pond, 20285 8th Ave, Langley
  • Admission: Free

Starry Night

  • What: Explore the park along lantern-lit paths. Discover fun facts about the creatures who make the park their home. Make a wish upon a star during this enchanted evening. Allow 1 hour to complete the walk. Bring a flashlight or lantern. Dress for cooler temperatures and bring bug spray. Please leave pets at home.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 10 pm
  • Where:  Deas Island Regional Park, Delta
  • Admission: Free

Full Moon Morning Beach Party

  • What: Hosted by Party4Health, the Full Moon Morning Beach Party is all about partying for wellness and community. Get high on each other, not alcohol or drugs.
  • When: Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Where: TBA
  • Admission: Free

Mat Collective Free Yoga

free outdoor yoga

Mat Collective/ Facebook

  • 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: Now 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

Eat fresh with 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, until 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

Main-Street-Farmers-Market

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, ends 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, ends 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, ends 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, ends 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, ends 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

New West Farmers Market

  • What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.
  • When: 
  • Time: 3 to 7 pm
  • Where: Tipperary Park – 315 Queens Ave, New Westminster
  • 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
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Daniel Chai
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