10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver this September

Aug 28 2017, 6:37 am

September is here and Vancouver is filled with wonderful outdoor events to enjoy. From Music in the Park 2017 to Southlands Country Fair and more, here are ten outdoor events to get your blood pumping this month.

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

Nomadic Tempest Tall Ship Circus Show Vancouver 2017

  • What: Nomadic Tempest is a travelling nighttime acrobatic show synchronized to music and digital video projections by BC-based Caravan Stage Company. The free, all-ages spectacle takes place onboard the Amara Zee, the world’s only tall ship that doubles as a stage and backdrop for live performances.
  • When: August 15 to September 3 (no shows on Mondays)
  • Time: 9:45 to 11 pm. Recommended arrival by 8:45 pm.
  • Where: 299 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver (on the seawall in Southeast False Creek, between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village)
  • Free Tickets and info: Online

Music in the Park 2017

  • What: Listen to great music, visit local artists at work and soak up those last rays of summer sun, while taking in the majestic views of the North Shore mountains and the pristine Capilano Reservoir. There will be free activities for the kids and free artist demonstrations in many mediums by a selection of talented local artists – they will also have artwork for sale.
  • When: September 4
  • Time: Noon to 5 pm
  • Where: Capilano River Regional Park
  • Admission: Free

Free Walking Tour – Notable Francophones

Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery / Facebook

  • What: Join local culture and heritage enthusiast Maurice Guibord as you visit the final resting place of some noted local Francophones.
  • When: September 5
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Mountain View Cemetary – 5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields 

  • What: ​​Feast of Fields is a three hour wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. Taste, sip, and enjoy incredibly delicious creations from over 50 of BC’s best food and beverage providers. 
  • When: September 10
  • Time: 1 to 5 pm
  • Where: Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery – 6179 248th Street, Langley
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$95

Rainforest by Night

  • What: ​Experience a west coast rainforest beneath a crescent moon when owls salamanders and beavers are active. Ages 6+
  • When: September 15
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Minnekhada Regional Park
  • Price: $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

Nature Walk with Gareth Pugh

  • What: ​​Join local naturalist Gareth Pugh to walk the trails around Brae Island Regional Park and learn about the birds and animals that can be found there. Wear good walking shoes and bring your binoculars and cameras. This is an easy walk along level trails. Presented by Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association
  • When: September 16
  • Time: 10 am to noon
  • Where: Brae Island Regional Park
  • Price: Free

Southlands Country Fair

  • What: ​The Fair features pony rides, petting farm, equestrian entertainment by Southlands Riding Club members, a Silent Auction, a beer garden, local arts and crafts market, heritage displays, farmers market, and more. This year’s proceeds will go towards the Southlands Riding Club Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Program, which rescues abandoned and abused horses and rehabilitates them so they can be re-homed as riding horses. The remainder of the funds are used to support the Southlands Riding Club, a non-profit society established in 1943 as a recreational and training facility for junior and amateur equestrian athletes.
  • When: ​September 17
  • Time: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Where: 7025 Macdonald Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Entry is by donation and parking is free. Some activities cost $1.00-$5.00

Lynn Headwaters and the Mining Frontier

  • What: A 10 km return hike with mines researcher Lloyd Knutsen in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Along the way, Lloyd will share his knowledge of the prospectors and history of mining in the area, look at historical artefacts and minerals, and tell stories using old maps and photographs. Presented by the BC Mills House volunteer hosts.
  • When: September 17
  • Time:  9:30 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Empire Fields
  • Register: Online until August 13, $30-$45


  • What: High-tech artwork along the entire undersurface of the Cambie Street Bridge meant to represent the “life blood” of the West Coast will be officially unveiled to the public on June 28. Uninterrupted by director Nettie Wild, producers Betsy Carson and Rae Hull and editor Michael Brockington it is meant to tell the the story of Wild Pacific Salmon’s life journey.
  • Where: Viewed from North Side of Cambie Street Bridge at Coopers Park
  • When: 25 minute shows nightly from Tuesdays to Saturdays; Now to September 24 at 9 pm
  • Price: Free

Heritage Apple Day

Heritage Apple Day

Heritage Apple Day / Metro Vancouver

  • What: Try your hand at old-fashioned chores, enjoy fiddlers, artists and historians, and sample a variety of apples. ​Presented by Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association
  • When: September 30
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Derby Reach Regional Park. Meet at Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave, 4 km west of Fort Langley
  • Admission: Free
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