7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, August 5

Jul 27 2019, 9:44 pm

Wrap up the long weekend and celebrate BC Day! Here are seven things to do on Monday, August 5, including Squamish Days, THRIVE Talks, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

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Squamish Days

What: Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival features five days of fun for the whole family. Head up the Sea to Sky Highway and enjoy children’s sports, pancake breakfast, parade, loggers sports show, BBQ, live music, and more.

When: Now to August 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Squamish
Tickets: Online, many free events

BC Day Market Monday at Burnaby Village Museum

What: Celebrate BC Day and Market Monday at Burnaby Village Museum. Featuring Vancouver Circus School, Across the Pacific with The Stride Studios, children’s activities and games, live music and more.

When: August 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free, Carousel Rides $2.65


What: THRIVE Talks is a speaker series inviting female—including those who are cis, trans, gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified—artists to share their journeys, their work, and why they do what they do. In this VMF edition of THRIVE Talks, hear from some of the contemporary female artists who are involved in the Vancouver Mural Festival. All genders and people are welcome to attend the event.

Date: August 5, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: VMF Gallery – 14 West 7th Avenue (entrance in 7-½ Lane), Vancouver
Admission: $5

Alternative Pride Vancouver 2019

What: Alternative Pride Vancouver 2019 is a grass-roots non-corporate music and art festival celebrating LGBTQ+ artists. Now in it’s fourth year, it takes place over five days, and presents 18 unique and diverse events including warehouse take-overs, unforgettable garden performances, breath-taking city vistas, chic gallery exhibitions, a night of musical theatre, drag brunches in specially curated restaurants, decadent boat cruises, and wild, kinky after-hours, with out-of-this-world main events — all while raising money for some important Vancouver queer causes.

When: Now until August 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Harmony Arts Festival

Harmony Arts Festival

What: Harmony Arts Festival is a celebration of music, art, food and culture presented by Odlum Brown Limited. Explore the art market, enjoy art exhibitions and demos, sing along to live concerts, dine ticketed culinary events, watch movies in the park, and more.

When: Now to August 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: West Vancouver’s waterfront between 14th Street and 16th Street on Argyle Avenue.
Admission: Free

Campbell Valley Nature Walks Damsels and Dragons: Inhabitants of the Pond

What: ​Veteran naturalist Al Grass leads a casual walk to learn about wildlife and wildflowers. All ages are welcome.

When: August 5, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley
Admission: Free, registration required. Barcode 7716

BC Day at Museum of Vancouver

What: Museum of Vancouver is celebrating BC Day with $5 admission all day long. Go on a 30-minute highlight tour of Haida Now, then learn the life stories of local animals and plants in Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives. Afterwards, check out the latest feature exhibition There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools.

When: August 5, 2019
What: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Admission: $5