5 things to do in Vancouver today, Friday July 1

Jun 28 2016, 11:50 pm

It’s Canada Day! So put your best red t-shirt on, and check out what Vancouver has to offer on Canada’s 149th birthday.

Here are 5 things to do in Vancouver today, from the best and brightest Canada Day parties to Latin fused tribal-tech and heavy Chicago funk.

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

Canada Day

Canada Day at Canada Place (Canada Place)

Canada Day at Canada Place (Canada Place)

  • What: O Canada! It’s that time of year again – when we let our hearts swell with pride as we celebrate the True North Strong And Free. Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday at events all over the city!
  • Where: Various locations across Metro Vancouver
  • When: Friday, July 1, all day long
  • More info: See our handy guide to Canada Day events in Metro Vancouver
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Fiesta Blanca

  • What: Kick off Latin American Week at this red carpet event featuring live Latin music by El Caracol and huge number of DJs spinning the best of today’s Latin music. Don’t forget to come glamorously dressed in white from head to toe.
  • Where: Lux Lounge – 1180 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, July 1, from 9 pm to 3 am
  • Tickets: universe.com, $15 online, $50 for group of five, $20 on door


  • What: This classic 1976 Brian De Palma horror movie kicks off the De Palma Series at VIFF Vancity Theatre. Among the many movies being included in the series, look out for Carlito’s WayScarface and of course, The Untouchables.
  • Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, July 1, at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: At VIFF, $12 full price, $10 for students


  • What: More Canadian than maple syrup, Instant Theatre presents Canadiano! Based on your suggestions, Canadiano! will bust through the stereotypes to serve up a sweet slice of real Canadian life; hilarious, heart-felt, and touching.
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, July 1, at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, priced $8

enSoul w/DJ B’UGO

  • What: Get ready for a night of funky, sexy, soulful house music featuring DJ B’UGO. His in-your-face style will keep you dancing to stunning mixes of deconstructed techno bombs, twisted diva tracks, Latin fused tribal-tech and heavy Chicago funk.
  • Where: XY – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, July 1, from 10 pm to 2 am
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, priced $10
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