10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, July 2

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The long weekend rolls on with a Sunday full of fun activities, including a Canada Day Parade. Queen + Adam Lambert, and more. Plan your day with our checklist of 10 great events to experience in Vancouver.

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Canada Day Parade

  • What: Once the Canada Day celebrations are over on July 1, the party continues as the Canada150 Parade hits the streets of downtown the next day.
  • Where: Downtown Vancouver along West Georgia Street from Broughton to Burrard, and along Burrard to West Pender
  • When: July 2 at 5 pm

2017 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Image: Coastal Jazz

  • What: Whether you’re a huge jazz fan or just getting into it, there’s something for everyone at the 32nd annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. This year’s highlights include a new initiative called Spotlight on Italy, as well as the festival’s first-ever collaboration with the VSO, courtesy of Branford Marsalis. More than 1,800 artists are slated to perform across 35 venues.
  • When: Now to July 2, 2017
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues across Vancouver
  • Tickets: coastaljazz.ca. Many free shows to enjoy.

YVR Food Fest: Street Food Showdown

  • What: YVR Food Fest’s flagship event offers up affordable tasting menu items that allows one to sample as many different food carts and restaurants as they can handle. This feeding frenzy will be complemented by pairings from the top breweries, wineries, and distilleries in the province. At the end of the event, attendees will vote on their favourites and winners will be declared in a variety of categories.
  • Where: YVR Food Fest in the Olympic Village – 215 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: July 2 from 11 am to 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$35

Puppet Making Workshop

  • What: Students will be introduced to a different types of live theatre, including puppets and masks, simple hand puppet, rod puppets, marionettes and more. Learn how to manipulate them, develop characters and evoke life into these inanimate objects, culminating in a performance of their original creations.
  • Where: Blim – 115a Pender Street East, Vancouver
  • When: July 2 from 1 to 4 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $85 + gst

People and Pollinators in the City are Way Cool because:

  • What: Founded in September 2012, Hives for Humanity Society connects people to nature, to community and to each other, through bees, and the culture fostered around the hive. This talk will cover the why and the how of the work, get into some of the fascinating biology and communication of wild and managed species of bees, and give you tools to support people and pollinators in our city.
  • Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver
  • When: July 2 from 1 to 2 pm
  • Cost: Included with museum admission or membership.

Outdoor Movie: Back to the Future

  • What: Join SummerFest and Lonsdale Quay Market for their first free outdoor movie of the Summer: Back To the Future. Grab some dinner at the Market, pull up a chair and enjoy a movie under the stars.
  • Where: Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, Vancouver
  • When: July 2 at dusk
  • Cost: Free

Canada Day Parade for Latin American Week

  • What: Latincouver proudly celebrates Canada’s 150 year birthday. More than 250 people from the many Latin communities in BC will come together to participate in the Canada Day Parade with Latin music, typical dances, costumes and the traditional Chiva bus you will find in Latin America!.
  • Where: West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • When: July 2 from 5 to 7 pm
  • Cost: Free

Cascadia 2017: Dancefilm Forum & Workshop

  • What: The Dancefilm Forum is an opportunity for dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers to share perspectives,
    engage in conversations that highlight the important work being done and to be done, while facilitating connections across borders and industries.
  • Where: The Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • When: July 2 from 12 to 5 pm
  • Registration: Online, $10-$55

H.R. MacMillan Canada Day Family Weekend

  • What: Celebrate the best in Canadian exploration and innovation with special activities and shows. Build your very own end effector, like the one found on the Canada Arm of the International Space Station. Then, design a Canadian mission patch and try your hand at the challenges of working in space with our robot arm. Plus enjoy the latest Planetarium show Horizon for free at 1 pm.
  • Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: July 2 and 3 from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Tickets: $13-$18, children under 5 free

Queen + Adam Lambert

  • What: The British rockers and American singer are back together for another collaboration tour, bringing Queen favourites like “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Under Pressure” to Vancouver once more.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: July 2, Doors 7 pm / Show 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $49.50-$190