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10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver this June

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Daniel Chai May 30, 2018 5:00 am 500
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Start up your summer this June with our list of 10 exciting Vancouver outdoor events. 5K Foam Fest, Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, Scotiabank Half Marathon, and more to enjoy.

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

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

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

Splash! BC Family

  • What: Try your luck at catching rainbow trout at Rice Lake (fishing gear provided). Enjoy exhibits and other festivities. Food trucks will be on-site. Catch the shuttle to the dam and fish hatchery to explore the Seymour Valley.
  • When: Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve – Meet at Rice Lake Gate, 4900 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver
  • 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

Beaver Wetland Paddle

  • What: Join a leisurely paddle to the headwater of the Brunette River. Enjoy the sunset and watch for beavers and other wildlife.
  • When: Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park
  • Admission: $21.25 per youth/adult/adult 65+. Registration required: 604-432-6359
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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