7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, September 2

Aug 30 2019, 5:00 am

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Wrap up your long weekend with our list of seven things to do in Vancouver today, Monday, September 2. Check out The Fair at the PNE, Brazilian Fair, and more.

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

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The Fair at the PNE

What: Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. The last day of the fair includes a concert by TLC. Entertainment and attractions include Reveen, a video game exhibit, Knights of Valour Superdogs, PNE Prize Home, and more.

When: Monday, September 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to late
Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

AIBC Summer Architectural Walking Tours

What: Through its summer Walking Tour Program, the Architectural Institute of BC offers stunning architectural perspectives of six Vancouver neighbourhoods. Sites include Chinatown, Gastown, Yaletown, Downtown, West End, and Strathcona, the first neighbourhood in Vancouver. For locals and tourist alike, the tours are a fun and engaging way to learn more about the architecture and history of Vancouver. A distance of three kilometres is covered over a period of two hours – comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Tours are held rain or shine.

When: Thursdays to Mondays until September 2, 2019
Time: 10 am and 1 pm. Arrive 15 minutes before departure time
Where: Meet in the lobby of the Architecture Centre – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Book: Online

Afternoon Tea in The Window

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Courtesy Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

What: For a limited time, guests can reserve appointments to enjoy afternoon tea in the hotel’s street-level window display on West Georgia Street. The experience will begin with the guest’s choice of Fairmont’s LOT 35 Tea, followed by an array of eats like house-baked English scones and golden sultana scones with clotted cream, strawberry preserves, and orange marmalade, tea sandwiches, and sweets from the hotel’s pastry shop. There is only one reservation per day available at noon, and this experience is $59 per person.

When: Monday to Friday until September 2. 2019
Time: 12 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver –
Price: $59 per person; reserve online or call 604-662-1900

Labour Day at Burnaby Village Museum

What: Celebrate Labour Day at Burnaby Village Museum, with live entertainment, free carousel rides, and more. There is also Across the Pacific Exhibit, Labour Scavenger Hunt Activity, Pacific Spirit Quilters Guild, and more.

When: September 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Language Matters: Exploring Indigenous Language Through Art

What: This exhibition at Bill Reid Gallery brings together urban Indigenous community members to visually express their relationships to their respective Indigenous languages.

When: Now until September 16, 2019
Times: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art – 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Richmond Night Market

Weekly Vancouver food events

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What: This wildly popular event is gearing up for another season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.

When: Now until October 14, 2019. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and stat holidays
Time: 7 pm to 12 am (open to 11 am on Sundays after September 2 and stat holidays)
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)
Admission: General admission $4.75; children (under eight years) and seniors (60+ years) free

Brazilian Fair 2019

What: Celebrate Brazil’s National Day at the Roundhouse with live performances, Brazilian food and products, a Brazilian DJ, and more.

When: September 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Admission: Free