Get on your most elegant attire for Diner en Blanc Vancouver 2016

Aug 16 2016, 7:37 pm

Get out your whitest whites, Diner en Blanc returns to Vancouver for another year.

The annual event will see thousands of Vancouverites clamour to a secret-until-the-last-minute spot to dine in elegance outdoors in all-white attire.

This year, they’re expecting 6,000 people to attend the event that requires you to bring your own table settings, table, food, chairs, and wine – a “mass, chic picnic.”

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The concept started 30 years ago in Paris by François Pasquier with just a handful of his friends. Today, Paris’s incarnation of the event attracts more than 10,000 guests a year, and past locations have included the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, and the Louvre.

Here in Vancouver, chic diners collected en masse at Canada Place last year for the giant yearly picnic.

While all three registration phases have passed already – you need to receive an invitation code in order to register – you can put your name down on the waiting list and cross your fingers.

Diner en Blanc 2016

When: Thursday, August 18

Where: Top secret.