110 things to do in Vancouver this spring

Mar 2 2019, 7:26 am

Spring has arrived in Vancouver and the new season is full of fun events. From Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival to Brickcan to BC Lions, here are 110 Vancouver events you need to check out around the city.

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

Enjoy the great outdoors

Shred for the Cause at Mt. Seymour

What: For the 2019 season, women can ski and snowboard at Mt Seymour for $15, with $7.50 from every lift ticket going to The Bloom Group. Men are welcome to come out and enjoy the evening as well, with lift tickets for men from 5 to 10 pm for $35. The Bloom Group have been providing social services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for over 50 years, including low-barrier shelters for women and children. Drinks and food specials are being served in the Rock Chute from 5 pm onwards with trivia and games for prizes and giveaways at 8 pm.

When: Every Monday until March 25, 2019
Times: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Mt Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Women $15, Men $35. Tickets will be sold out of the ticket booths at the Season Pass & Ticket Office. Ticket and rental packages will be sold in the Alpine Activity Centre.

Enchanted Forest

What: Experience the forest through the eyes of a gnome on a one-hour nature quest.  Sneak a peek at the new nature discovery area.  Bring food to roast on the campfire.  Costumes welcome. All ages

When: March 21, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Aldergrove Regional Park – Meet at Blacktail Picnic Shelter from main park entrance on 8th Ave, Langley
Admission: Free

24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain 2019

Skiing/Grouse Mountain

What: Grouse Mountain is once more hosting its annual 24 Hours of Winter event, giving all you powder hounds a chance to celebrate on the slopes from sundown to sunrise. The non-stop event will take place from Saturday, March 23 to Sunday, March 24, and features skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating and more. Attendees can dance or skate the night away under starry skies as DJs spin your favourite tracks. Glide down The Cut while taking in a spectacular Vancouver sunrise or enjoy one of the many round-the-clock activities.

When: March 23 to March 24, 2019
Time: Sunrise to Sunset
Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
More Info: On the Grouse Mountain website

Wednesday Wanderings: Amazing Amphibians

What: Meander through forests, marshes and tidal flats on beautiful trails that link us to these protected spaces.  Enjoy naturalist-led walks that inspire you to get to know your wild neighbours. Often overlooked, these shy residents are important indicators of ecosystem health. Come listen to their spring chorus and search for egg masses. Ages 19+, registration is required.

When: March 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – 21801 Allard Crescent, Langley
Price: $3 per person, per session

Forest Walk and Campfire

What: ​Enjoy an evening forest walk to a campfire.  We provide the stories and roasting forks, you provide your own marshmallows and songs.  Hike departs at 6 pm sharp. All ages.

When: March 30, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Tynehead Regional Park – meet at 96th Ave entrance by Tynehead Hatchery, Surrey
Admission: Free

Mother Nature’s Recycling

What: ​Check out displays and presentations at these themed open houses.  Tour indoor and outdoor learning spaces including the Bell-Irving Hatchery, ‘Roof to Creek’ stormwater management system and wetlands.  If it wasn’t for snails, slugs, worms and their allies, there’d be a whole lot more poop in the park.  Learn about recycling, Mother Nature style. All ages.

When: March 31, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre. Meet at 11450 256th Street, Maple Ridge.
Admission: Free

Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival 2019

Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

What: North America’s largest festival of snow sports, music, arts and mountain culture, après-ski, and much more. Taking place over five action-packed days, the festival is set to feature the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme, the Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships, and the Ski and Snowboard Big Air. The festival also features a variety of creative showdowns including the CLIF Intersection in Association with Protect Our Winters Canada, Swatch 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown, and the Pro Photographer Showdown.

Listen to live music as you party during the WSSF Outdoor Concert Series which brings in big names in the music scene to get you dancing. WSSF continues after dark at bars throughout Whistler where you can check out live bands and DJs every night from April 10 to 14.

When: Wednesday, April 10 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Times: Various times
Where: Whistler, British Columbia
Tickets: Ticket prices vary, purchase online

Cross-country skiing at Cypress Mountain

What: Located at the Nordic Area on Hollyburn Ridge, Cypress Mountain’s cross country skiing area features 19 km of groomed trail, 7.5 km of trail for night skiing, and the largest ski school in Canada offering both skate and classic lessons.

When: From now to closing day of the season
Time:  Hours vary from day-to-day
Where: Cypress Mountain – 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Rentals: Full day rentals start at $24, $16 after 3 pm

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

cherry blossom festival

Cherry Blossom Vancouver/Shutterstock

What: Vancouver’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of the city’s gorgeous pink cherry trees and a welcome sight for the winter-weary Vancouverites. The Cherry Blossom Festival looks to show off close to 40,000 trees, many of which originated as gifts from Japan. The festival looks to express the city’s gratitude while celebrating the beauty and joy that the blooms with the flowers. New to this year, festival organizers have made the point of asking anyone taking photos in neighbourhoods to be respectful when visiting.

When: April 4 to 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations throughout the city
Admission: Many free events and some ticketed events

Explore the city

French Moderns Exhibition: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950

What: Running now through May 20, the exhibition showcases a collection of mesmerizing sculptures, paintings, and drawings, from the Brooklyn Museum. You can expect to see works of art by legends like Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, and more.

When: Now to May 20, 2019
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery — 750 Hornby Street
Price: Ranging from $6.50 to $24 — Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery

UBC HOLI Festival 2019

What: The highly anticipated festival is celebrating equality with colours, and UBC’s Indian Students Association wants you to be a part of it. Come to the event dressed in all white and be prepared to have a ton of fun. Acclaimed Bollywood music maker, Khanvict, from Decibel Entertainment, will be spinning his favourite tracks throughout the day to celebrate Holi and keep you dancing. The event will feature scrumptious Indian food truck so you can enjoy the aromas and flavourful food on offer.

When: March 23, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 6359 Agronomy Road, UBC
Price: Online, $5 – $10

Blossom at Metropolis

What: Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court will become the site of Blossom at Metropolis, a one-of-a-kind art installation that includes more than 250,000 cherry blossoms. Mall-goers are encouraged to pass by and get an early glimpse of some gorgeous white and pink petals, all created by interactive arts company Hfour.

In addition to more than a quarter-million cherry blossoms, the exhibit will feature dozens of mirror spheres (the largest being four metres in size) that’ll create the illusion of infinite blooms. A series of floral art and Japanese culture workshops will also be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, while the exhibit is in place. And of course, what installation would be complete without a selfie zone?

When: Now to Saturday, March 31, 2019
Time: Open daily during regular mall hours
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free of charge

Urban Grind 2019 at Harbour Centre

Urban Grind


What: The 633-step climb takes place at Vancouver’s Harbour Centre and takes climbers to the tower’s iconic Lookout observation deck. There’s a $5 entry fee to participate as many times as you wish during the day and upon reaching the top, participants receive a free beer and a $5 voucher for the Harbour Centre’s food court.

Dates: March 19 and March 26, 2019
Times: Anytime between 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Location: Harbour Centre (access through lobby at 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver)
Cost: $5

Vancouver International Dance Festival

What: The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is a three-week-long festival with internationally revered artists and lauded Vancouver performers, workshops, and interactive dance activities. The 2019 VIDF will showcase Canadian premieres from Japan’s Dairakudakan, three world premieres from Vancouver’s Vision Impure, Olivia C. Davies, and Leslie Telford, free performances by V’ni Dansi and Harbour Dance ITP & Platform, and more.

When: Now to Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Eastside Flea

What: Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that takes place bi-weekly in Vancouver, BC. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, live vinyl deejays, pinball, an outdoor courtyard, and more.

When: March 23 and 24, April 6 and 7, April 20 and 21, May 4 and 5, May 18 and 19, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: $3

MAGIK: Camilo The Magician

What: Vancouver-based Camilo The Magician is set to unveil his new show Magik at Norman Rothstein Theatre. Where the performer’s previous show ABRACADABRA drew on classic forms of magic, Magik takes audiences into a new, more adventurous territory. More than a year in the making, the new show is a thrilling combination of illusion, mind-reading, close-up magic and of course Camilo’s signature comedy.

When: March 29 and 30, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 W. 41st Avenue (at Oak Street), Vancouver
Admission: Adults: $25-$35 / Children under 13: $20 / Students $30 / Seniors $25

The 99th Annual Vancouver International Auto Show

Vancouver International Auto Show

What: Explore 370,000 ft. of event space and see more than 400 vehicles on display. The world’s top brands will be showcasing their latest vehicles, concepts, and technology displays — including many of the leading exotic brands from around the world. Take Instagram photos of every kind of vehicle you could imagine from modified supercars to sedans, electric vehicles, lifted jeeps, trucks, classics, and one-of-a-kind creations. Featured vehicles will include the Genesis Essentia Concept Car, the Felino Supercar, and a throwback to one of the most iconic cars of the 60s and 2000s, the 2020 Toyota Supra.

When: March 19 to 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West — 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $17 – $20 for general admission | $13 students and seniors | $5 kids | $37 to $42 for a family pass — Tickets available via Vancouver International Auto Show website

Vancity Richmond Clothing Fix it

What: Bring your clothes that need to be repaired and a team of expert fixers will show you how you can repair the clothes yourself. Sewing machines, threads, needles and all sewing supplies will be provided on site. No experience necessary and all are welcome.

When: March 23, April 27, May 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Vancity Blundell Centre community branch – 6020 Blundell Rd Unit 130, Richmond,
Register: Online, Free

AirPod Owners Meetup – Vancouver

What: The “AirPod Owners Meetup” will be taking place at The Olympic Cauldron. The event was created by The Pod Squad, a Facebook group where members have access to an entire selection of pod-inspired products for users to purchase, including skins, fabric cases, and an entire clothing line. There will also be a number of food trucks.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 6 to 11:55 pm
Where: The Olympic Cauldron – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Used Kidstuff Sale

What: Find bargains on children’s toys, books, decor items and more! Free admission for buyers.

When: March 30, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Willingdon Community Centre – 1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby,
Admission: Free

Tri-City Spring 2019 Home Expo

What: Head to Tri-City Spring 2019 Home Expo to meet local companies and discuss home improvement needs. Experts will be on location, ready to provide advice for decorating, remodelling, kitchen and bathroom improvements, as well as professionals,  to assist you with heating, windows, roofing, and more.

When: March 29 to 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Poirier Sport Complex – 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Terminal City TableTop Convention

What: Metro Vancouver’s biggest tabletop gaming convention. Try out over 350 games from the TCTC library, and learn a new favourite from a Game Steward. Plus take part in the Catan National Qualifier Tournament.

When: Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 9 am to Midnight (Saturday), 9 am to 6 pm (Sunday)
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 6250 Commercial Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Cinematheque 24-Hour Movie Marathon

What: A biennial dose of 24 consecutive hours of cinema returns to The Cinematheque this spring. The 19-plus event will include prizes, complimentary craft beer, and tasty treats. For attendees, blankets, pillows, and ” tip-top hygiene” are recommended. The Marathon is a fundraising event for The Cinematheque, and helps to support its year-round programming and award-winning education workshops.

When: Saturday, March 30 to Sunday, March 31
Time: 10 am to 1o am
Where: The Cinematheque – 1131 Howe St, Vancouver
Admission: $60

Adults-only Easter Egg Hunt

What: Taking place at Taves Family Farms’ Applebarn in Abbotsford, the event is open to the public and will feature local food, beverages, and live music. Ticket prices include one complimentary alcoholic beverage, and additional drinks can be purchased throughout the duration of the event. For designated drivers, there will be unlimited complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be a petting zoo and charcuterie plates. The event is a new element being introduced this year, as part of Taves Family Farms’ annual Easterfest celebration, and is being held in support of Canuck Place.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Taves Family Farms’ Applebarn – 333 Gladwin Road., Abbotsford
Admission: $55, tickets available online

BrickCan 2018 at the River Rock

(Image: DISCHA_AS / Shutterstock)

What: In addition to the many creations on display, attendees can shop at a wide variety of vendors selling LEGO-themed books, clothing, jewellery, and artwork, as well as rare LEGO sets and pieces. Before and after viewing times, everyone with tickets is invited to visit the Creation Station, featuring lots of interactive building opportunities for all ages. The event is free for children three years old and younger, and all children under 12 who present valid tickets will receive an exclusive, custom-designed BrickCan building set to take home.

When: May 4 and 5, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road Richmond
Tickets: $15, available online

Glitter Ball 2019

What: Glitter Ball, taking place May 4 and 5 in Vancouver, BC, is a two-day music showcase celebrating feminist art and culture. The event will feature bands fronted exclusively by women and those who identify with other marginalized genders, welcoming cis women, trans women, genderqueer women, non-binary folks, and those who otherwise challenge the cis-heteronormative binary.

When: May 4 and 5, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm to midnight
Where: Creative Coworkers — 520 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20 to $30

National Geographic Live! in Vancouver — View from Above

What: Celebrated NASA astronaut and National Geographic author Terry Virts, who will share his stories and photographs from space in “View from Above.” Virts spent 200 consecutive days in space as commander of the International Space Station in one of the longest continuous space missions of any NASA astronaut.

When: May 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street
Price: Starting at $45 —Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Mark Manson Everything is F*cked Tour

What: Mark Manson, the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, is coming to Vancouver. His mega-bestseller has been translated into over 50 languages and sold more than seven million copies worldwide. Manson will be promoting his new book Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope (published on May 14), at the Rio Theatre.

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre — 1660 East Broadway
Price: Starting at $45 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

The Price is Right Live

What: The live edition of one of North America’s longest-running game shows is coming to Vancouver and you could be their next contestant. Contestants will get the chance to play games like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel, and the fabulous Showcase. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations, and possibly even a new car.

When: Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Times: Various times
Where: The River Rock Casino –  8811 River Rd, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Car-Free Day: West End, Main Street and Commercial Drive

Eric Zimmer / Daily Hive

What: Vancouver’s ever-popular Car Free Day is returning for another summer in several of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods. Enjoy community booths, food trucks, live entertainment and more. As per usual, attendance to the three events are free, and visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle, or transit to get to the festivities.

When: Saturday, June 15, Sunday, June 16 and Sunday, July 7, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Denman Street between Robson Street and Davie Street (West End); Main Street between Broadway and 30th (Main Stree), Commercial Drive between Grandview and Venables (Commercial Drive)
Admission: Free

Spring Break Fun

Spring Break at the Nature House

What: Get out and enjoy nature this spring break. The nature house at Burnaby Lake will be open with activities and crafts to help you and your kids get outside and experience spring. All ages.

When: Now to March 22, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House – 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Spring Break Family FUSE Week

Vancouver Art Gallery/Rachel Topham

What: For the first time, the Gallery is expanding Family FUSE to five fun-filled days from Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 29. Your family can visit the Gallery together from 12 to 4 pm daily to enjoy this year’s programming, The Everyday in Different Ways.  This includes engaging in-gallery activities with their team of experienced Art Agents (12 to 4 pm), who bring the exhibitions to life with activities and conversations about the artworks on display.

Kids can also get creative and let their imaginations soar in The Making Place (12 to 4 pm), where they’ll explore the artist’s decision-making process in these unique learning sessions with fun, hands-on activities. Talented local artists Lee Hutzulak, Caroline Liffmann and Carolina Bergonzoni, Derya Akay and Vivienne Bessette, Ewan McNeil, and Maya Beaudry will be hosting different workshops from Monday to Friday that you can join.

When: March 25 to 29
Time: 12 to 4 pm daily
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery — 750 Hornby Street
Price: FREE for kids 12 and under, when accompanied by an adult, and Gallery Members | $24 for general admission — Tickets available via the Vancouver Art Gallery

Spring Break Drop-In: Farm Life

What: Not sure what to do for Spring Break? Bring the kids back in time. Drop in for activities at Heritage Stewart Farm during both weeks of the break Tuesday to Thursday from 12 to 3 pm. Show the kids how people lived in Surrey in the year 1900. Themes will include spring cleaning, activities in the kitchen and old school fun. Pack snacks and boots and remember to charge up your phone to take lots of pictures.

When: March 19 to 21, March 26 to 28, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
Admission: Free

Spring Break at Lonsdale Quay Market

What: Stop by Lonsdale Quay Market between 10 am to 3 pm and play board games with a view. They have a wide range of games including Jenga, Monopoly Deal, Twister, Uno, Checkers and more. These will be available at the Visitor’s Center located on the Market Level to sign out.

When: Now to Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Spring Break at the Carousel

Carousel/Burnaby Village Museum

What: Burnaby Village Museum is throwing open the gates for 12 days of Spring Break family fun. Stroll the streets of a 1920s village and visit businesses and homes. Take in demonstrations, ride the carousel, play games and activities, learn about Indigenous culture, and chat with costumed towns-folk. Browse the Carousel Gift Shop and enjoy a treat or lunch at the Ice Cream Parlour.

When: Now to March 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free. Carousel Rides $2.65 each

Spring Break Mystery in the Museum

What: Explore the historic cannery and find clues to solve the mystery of the missing fortune, ‘stolen’ from inside the safe of the Plant Manager’s Office, and set during the Great Depression in 1930. Offered throughout Spring Break from March 18 to 29, this activity is best suited for children 7 to 10 years old, and will be available on a drop-in basis.  One detective kit will be provided per paid Adult or Senior admission, for families or friends to share.

When: Now to March 29, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gulf Of Georgia Cannery – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Adults $11.70, Seniors (65+) $10.05. Youth 17 and under are free of admission at all Parks Canada sites; all youth who enter must be accompanied by an adult.

Richmond Outdoor Spring Carnival 

What: West Coast Amusements, the largest Canadian midway operation in Western Canada, will be making a stop at the Lansdowne Centre in Richmond. They’ll be setting up for 10 straight days with a massive array of rides, games, and traditional carnival eats.

The outdoor carnival will be open from March 21 to March 31, 2019, with hours of operation varying by date and weather. Attendees can ride six attractions for $16.99 or purchase a daily wristband for $40. Tickets for rides may also be purchased individually and in groups of 20 and 40.

When: Now to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 12 to 10 pm, hours may change based on weather.
Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 #3 Road, Richmond
Tickets: Available on-site

Spring Break at the Space Centre

What: Do you have a young space enthusiast in the family? Join the Space Centre over Spring Break for some special activities and programming focused on “Exploring the Sun” and “Exploring the Moon.” These family-friendly activities will run daily throughout Spring Break. They will also be premiering the film “The Sun: Our Living Star” in the planetarium star theatre.

When: Now to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: HR MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Admission: Online

Spring Break at Vancouver Aquarium

Two-toed Sloth, VanAqua

What: Did you know that a sloth only goes to the bathroom once a week? Or that a penguin has fleshy hooks on its tongue? These are just some of the 50,000 creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, where weird is normal. Enjoy special family programs and shows including ‘Meet a Penguin’ or ‘Shark: A 4-D Experience.’ Then get up close and personal with your favourite animal during an animal encounter.

When: Now to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Bon Appétit

Good France Vancouver 2019

What: Taking place on March 21, 2019, the Vancouver edition will feature seven participating restaurants and one eatery in Kelowna too. Chefs from each respective eatery will be cooking up a French-style dinner with a focus on environmental and resource preventions, and the spotlight region for each spread this year is Provence.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants around Vancouver
More Info: Online

Festival du Bois

Festival du Bois

Festival du Bois / Facebook

What: The 30th annual Festival du Bois is a weekend celebration of francophone and French-Canadian culture, and the largest in BC. Enjoy music and dance, traditional food, shows for kids, fun activities, and more.

When: March 22 to 24, 2019
Time: Friday (7 to 10 pm); Saturday (11 am to 8:30 pm); Sunday (10 am to 4:30 pm)
Where: Mackin Park – 1046 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Road 13 Winemakers Dinner at Provence Marinaside

What: This dinner features Road 13 Sparkling Chenin Blanc with Smoked Salmon Blinis and Read Island Oysters to start, followed by a sit down four-course dinner with pairings kicking off at 7 pm.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Provence Marinaside – 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Price: $150; buy online

BC Distilled Festival 2019

What: Canada’s biggest artisan and micro-distillery event, BC Distilled Festival brings together 38 distilleries from across the province – veterans and newbies alike – to give attendees the chance to interact and taste samples from each and every one of them if they are up for it. BC Distilled has several unique features to look forward to in addition to the tasting, such as The Legacy Liquor pop-up shop, which will offer the best selection of BC spirits anywhere in the province. Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) will be offering tickets to a 50/50 draw as well.

When: April 6, 2019
Time: Main tasting at 6 pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: buy online

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival 2019

What: The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is back for its sixth year featuring delicious grub-on-wheels, drinks, and more. This year brings seven drool-worthy events from the Fraser Valley Food Truck Association, each featuring 28 trucks to enjoy.

When: April 27, May 4, May 11, May 25, June 2, June 15 to June 25, and June 16, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Locations across Greater Vancouver
Admission: Free

Veg Expo 2019

Veg Expo 2019

Veg Expo/Facebook

What: This event will showcase new and inspiring products and services, along with cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, information on locally sourced foods, and more. Veg Expo 2019 will also give attendees the opportunity to explore innovative sustainable transportation options and a ‘vegetation lounge,’ eat free samples, and witness a natural vegan bodybuilder showcase.

When: May 5, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $20; buy online

BC Spot Prawn Festival 2019

What: The annual celebration of BC’s iconic local product, spot prawns, will have some new features this year. Instead of the traditional boil, attendees can opt for a bowl of chowder served with Terra Bread for $10 per person. People can buy their chowder tickets for a specific time slot, which means no more waiting in super long lines. Another new addition to this year’s fest is the Spot Prawn Festival Brunch.

When: May 19, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 1 pm or 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Where: False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf – 1505 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: Free – $60; buy online

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2019

What: Beer and cider lovers are invited to come to the PNE Fairgrounds on June 8 and 9 for the 10th annual year of good times, filled with music, food, art, and of course, tons of craft beer. This year’s festival-goers can expect 100+ craft breweries and cideries (pouring 300+ beverages), live music, buskers, and 20+ food trucks.

When: June 8 and June 9, 2019
Time: 2 to 7 pm (Saturday), 12 to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: PNE/Playland – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $39-$75; buy online

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Canucks

What: The Vancouver Canucks continue their regular season throughout February, with home games against Ottawa Senators on March 20, Calgary Flames on March 23, and Los Angeles Kings on March 28.

When: March 20, March 23, March 24, March 26, March 28, March 30, and April 2
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Whitecaps

vancouver whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

What: Vancouver Whitecaps continue their MLS season at BC Place this spring, with home games versus Seattle Sounders on March 30, April 5 against LA Galaxy, and FC Dallas on May 25.

When: March 30, April 5, April 17, April 27, May 10, May 15, May 25, and May 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Warriors

What: Vancouver Warriors bring National Lacrosse League action to Rogers Arena with home games against the Philadelphia Wings on April 14, and Toronto Rock on April 26.

When: April 14 and April 26, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

BC Lions

What: The BC Lions start their new CFL season with a pre-season matchup against Calgary Stampeders on June 7, and the season kickoff against Winnipeg Blue Bombers on June 15 at BC Place.

When: June 7 and June 15, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Canadians

What: Vancouver Canadians face off with the Spokane Indians from June 14 to 16, and Eugene Emeralds in MIIB action at Nat Bailey Stadium.
When: June 14 to 16, 2019, June 17 to 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Fraser Valley Bandits

What: Canada’s newest major sports brand, the Canadian Elite Basketball League, is tipping off its inaugural season in six cities across Canada, including Abbotsford. Get your dunk on with home games against the Guelph Nighthawks on May 9, Hamilton Honey Badgers on May 22, and Saskatchewan Rattlers on June 13.

When: May 9, May 22 and June 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Canada’s Men’s National Team vs French Guiana –  CONCACAF Nations League Qualifier

What: On Sunday, March 24, world-class soccer is returning to Vancouver when Canada’s Men’s National Team plays an international match against French Guiana in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying. This match is crucial for Canada on route to the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup and as part of their journey to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: BC Place — 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Price: $24 to $67 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

80th Anniversary BC Golden Gloves Tournament



What: Boxing BC presents the 80th Anniversary BC Golden Gloves Tournament in conjunction with World Champion Boxing Club & Sargeant Fitness in Richmond.

When: March 29 and March 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: World Champion Club – 12851 No 5 Road, Richmond
More Info: Online

Eat fresh with farmers’ markets

Riley Park and Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers’ Market

What: Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal crafts.

When: Open year round on Saturday (except December 28)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Riley Park Plaza – 50E. 30th Ave., Vancouver, Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Granville Island Public Market

What: Open year-round and boasting stalls of fresh, colourful produce, homemade products, and some tasty must-try eats. From the ocean, oven, or field — Granville Market has got it all. Grab items to-go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market, you’re going to leave happy and full.

When: Open year round 7 days a week
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Admission: Free

Richmond Country Farms

What: Family-owned and operated for nearly 40 years, Richmond Country Farms is the farm stand adjacent to Highway 99 off Steveston. Open from early spring to just ahead of Christmas, the market has a bounty of fresh local produce and prepared goods.

When: Open Thursdays to Sundays until December 2019
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Admission: Free

Hastings Park Farmers’ Market

What: Find a great selection of local produce, fish, meat, dairy, artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts, craft alcohol producers, and food trucks. There is free parking for market shoppers at Gate 2 off of Renfrew St.

When: Every Sunday to Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Hastings Park Centregrounds – 2901 East Hastings Street
Admission: Free

New West Farmers Winter Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

When: April 6 and April 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Belmont Street between 6th Street and 7th Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Kwantlen Street Winter Market

When: Every Saturday from now to June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University – 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers Market

What: Established in 2008, the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market began as a bi-weekly market in the lobby and courtyard of the Port Moody Rec Centre. Now a weekly market, shoppers can stop by every Sunday for local BC produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods.

When: Every Sunday to April 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Langley Community Farmers’ Winter Market

What: Find vendors inside and out of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University courtyard and parking lot. Look out for new and returning vendors, and tons of fun activities at each market

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Kwantlen Langley Campus Courtyard – 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley
Admission: Free

Cannery Farmers’ Market

What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days, with guided heritage tours by donation.

When: Various dates from now to Sunday, April 28, 2019 
10 am to 3 pm
 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond

Kwantlen Street Farmers’ Market

When: Every Tuesday from April 16 to October 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Plaza in between the Richmond Public Library and the Minoru Place Seniors’ Centre – 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

White Rock Farmers’ Market

What: Live music, over 80 vendors, and great local produce and food products make the White Rock Farmers’ Market a great community event for South Surrey and White Rock.

When: Every Monday from May 5 to October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall) in White Rock
Admission: Free

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market

What: Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market is an authentic BC Farmers’ Market and features local farmers and Certified Safe Prepared food vendors bringing in fresh local produce, field greens, vegetables, fruits & flowers, fresh baking, fruit pies, cupcakes & cookies, local craft beer, varietal wines, tasty prepared foods from our Fraser Valley, the Similkameen and Okanagan Valleys.

When: Every Saturday from May 4 to until October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: St. Andrews Historic Church – 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley
Admission: Free

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

When: Every Saturday, May 4 to October 26, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)
Admission: Free

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

When: Every Saturday from May 4 to October 19, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Lakewood Drive and East 13th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Lonsdale Artisan Farmers’ Market

When: Every Saturday from May 4 to October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: East Plaza of the Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

When: Every Sunday from May 5 to October 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Parking lot of Kits Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Poirier Street Market

What: Launched in 1996, the Poirier Street Farmers’ Market is the longest running suburban farmers market in the Lower Mainland.  The Poirier Street Market hosts a diversity of vendors and products from May through October. Each week a wide variety of vendors gather to showcase their products – made, baked, grown, or raised in BC.

Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Dogwood Pavilion Parking Lot – 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

When: Every Sunday from May 5 to October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Ambleside Park – 1000 Argyle AveWest Vancouver
Admission: Free

Steveston Farmers’ & Artisans Market

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market / Facebook

When: Alternate Sundays from May 5 to September 29, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Easthope Parking Lot (across the street from the Steveston Community Centre) – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Admission: Free

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

When: Every second Sunday from May 6 to October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 St, Surrey
Admission: Free

Haney Farmers’ Market

What: A vibrant outdoor Saturday market in downtown Maple Ridge, Haney Farmers’ Market sells fresh farm produce, locally-grown fruit and veg, preserves, baked goods, artisan crafts, fine art, and more.

When: Weekly from Saturday, May 11 to Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Memorial Peace Park – 224th Street, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Langley Community Farmers’ Market

What: Explore the dozens of local makers, bakers, and growers at two weekly locations of Langley Community Farmers’ Market.

When: Wednesdays from May 15 to October 9, 2019, and Saturdays from June 1 to October 5, 2019
Time: 12 to 4:30 pm (Wednesdays), 10 am to 2 pm (Saturdays)
Where: Kwantlen Langley Campus Courtyard – 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley (Wednesday), Timms Community Centre – 20339 Douglas Crescent, Langley (Saturdays)
Admission: Free

New West Farmers Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Tipperary Park – 315 Queens Ave, New Westminster
Admission: Free

West End Farmers’ Market

When: Every Saturday from May 25 to October 19, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: 100 Comox Street, Vancouver between Bute and Thurlow
Admission: Free

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

When: Every Sunday from May 26 to October 27, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

UBC Farm markets

What: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming. This is a cash-only, BYO bags market.

When: Every Saturday from June 1 to November 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: UBC Farm (UBC’s South Campus) – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market


Image: Vancouver Farmers Market

When: Every Wednesday from June 5 to October 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Main Street Station – 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

What: The Granville Island Farmers’ Market is the oldest of its kind in Vancouver offering customers fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This market also has local craft beer and wine vendors too.

When: Every Thursday from June 6 to September 26, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Chain & Forge (under the Granville Street Bridge, across from The Keg), Granville Island
Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market

What: Inspired by, and created in collaboration with the Haney Farmers’ Market Society, the Port Coquitlam Farmers’ Market is part of a larger plan to strengthen Port Coquitlam’s downtown centre through arts, cultural, and heritage programming.

When: Every Thursday from June 6 to October 10, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Downtown Farmers’ Market

When: Every Thursday from June 6 to October 3, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

What: A vibrant, multi-cultural Farmers’ Market, promoting small-scale farmers, food producers and artisans. Meet farmers, bakers, distillers, artisan and crafters, food trucks, community groups, and more.

When: Every Saturday from June 15 to October 5, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Surrey Civic Plaza
Admission: Free

Ladner Village Market

What: The Ladner Village Market takes over the heart of Ladner Village on select Sundays in the summertime. It’s a phenomenal market, with live music, tons of vendors, and much to see and taste.

When: June 9, June 21, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25 and September 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village
Admission: Free

Il Mercato Italian Market

What: This market brings together the tastes of Italy with fresh produce grown locally, in addition to delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef and handmade products from local artisans.

When: June 14 and November 29, 2019
Time: 4:30 to 9 pm
Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, East Vancouver
Admission: Free

Tsawwassen Farmers’ Market

What: Stock up on fresh local produce, along with artisanal foods. A handful of food trucks will also be in attendance.

When: Every Saturday from June 22 to September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 5360 12th Avenue (at 53A Street), Tsawwassen
Admission: Free

Food and Shopping at Night Markets

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

What: Gathering some of Vancouver’s best food vendors, this free event will feature a full farmers’ and artisan marketplace along with local food trucks and live entertainment weekly until 10 pm. Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver will be transformed into a vibrant night market with 100+ vendors. Attendees can expect to chow down on grub from 40+ food trucks in “hot food alley” and enjoy live entertainment all summer long. The Friday Night Market will also feature a 19+ beer garden, serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.

When: Friday May 3 to Friday, September 27, 2019,
Time: Starts at 5 pm
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Richmond Night Market

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What: Running from May 10 to October 14, 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: May 10 to 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: TBD

Connect with the Arts

Multiple Organism

Multiple Organism / The Cultch

What: Multiple Organism by Mind of a Snail is a surrealist comedy for adults (18+) about having a body and how our body is seen by others. Expect nudity, projections, puppetry, and sentient toothbrushes.

When: Wednesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Kinky Boots

What: The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family’s struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola, and together they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.

When: March 20, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Gross Misconduct

What: A tale of revenge and redemption. Now in his early fifties, Deke has been in Millhaven Prison without a cellmate for the past twenty years. He is surprised and annoyed when Corey, a twenty-something rich kid, joins him in his cell. As a complicated bond slowly forms between the two unlikely cellmates, tensions rise as they debate the nature of their crimes, and the men must re-evaluate how they see each other after the true nature of their respective crimes is revealed.

When: Now to March 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Competitive Paint Off at Surrey Art Gallery

Surrey Art Gallery / City of Surrey

What: Join Surrey Art Gallery Association for an action-filled evening where twelve professional artists will face off in four 25-minute rounds using oil sticks. As a member of the audience, you’ll watch and vote for your favourite artist after each round. Winners from the first three rounds will compete in the final, fourth round, and the audience will decide on the “People’s Art Champion” at the end of the evening.

When: March 23, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey

Jesus Christ: The Lost Years 

What: Ever wonder what Jesus was really up between the ages 13 and 30? Or how Jesus reacted when told – “Joseph isn’t your real father?” Find out in this remount of Monster Theatre’s Jesus Christ: The Lost Years.

When: Wednesday to Saturday until March 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15-$20

Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers

What: Emerald Pig presents the timeless, swashbuckling tale of heroism, treachery, romance, and above all, honour. Join D’Artagnan and his fearless sister, Sabine, along with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, as they battle the evil Cardinal Richelieu and the most dangerous woman in France, Milady DeWinter, to defend the honour of the Queen.

When: March 21 to 23 and March 28 to 30, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm, matinees on March 23 and 30 at 2 pm
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Tickets: Online, $15-$20

Hot Brown Honey

What: Hot Brown Honey returns to turn up the heat, deliver lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment. The Honeys will make you laugh, cry, clap and shake what your mama gave you. This stellar posse of phenomenal women make noise as they defiantly smash stereotypes and remix the system.

When: Various dates to March 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Riverdale Burlesque

What: While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and the gang become entangled in yet another dark and sexy Riverdale mystery: A masked figure is trying to ruin Prom/ Who is the masked figure? Will prom be saved? How many lurid and steamy scenarios can Archie and his friends possibly endure? Find out at Riverdale Burlesque.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25 in advance

Anne of Green Gables: The Musical

What: Anne of Green Gables: The Musical’s lively tunes and dancing will have you falling for Anne’s infectious love of life. Experience Anne’s misadventures right alongside the characters on Trinity Western’s SAMC stage.

When: Now to Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Freedom Hall, Robert N. Thompson Building, Trinity Western University – 7600 Glover Rd., Langley
Tickets: Online

Adad Hannah – The Decameron Retold

What: Adad Hannah’s, The Decameron Retold, is a newly commissioned artwork by the Richmond Art Gallery based on the 14th-century literary work, The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio. The medieval collection of novellas is comprised of 100 tales told over 10 days by 10 young women and men sequestered in a villa outside of Florence to escape the Black Plague.

When: Now to April 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Concerts and Comedy

Ladies Against Humanity

What: Who run the world? Girls! Join The Fictionals and special guests on March 20th at the Rio Theatre for the annual Ladies Against Humanity special. Some of the funniest women from around Vancouver will bring CAH to life during the live tournament, give out sweet prizes, and crown the next Most Horrible Person in Vancouver.

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Kellylee Evans


Kellylee Evans / Facebook

What: Six albums deep and Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans is still shaking it up on Come Over, her latest Decca album. The stylistic connoisseur has tackled everything from jazz to R&B and pop in such previous tasty classics fight or flight? Nina her Juno-winning tribute to the legendary Nina Simone – and I Remember When.

When: March 21, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $15-$36

Ella Vos

What: Los Angeles pop singer-songwriter Ella Vos brings her Watch & Wait Tour to Vancouver with guest Clara Mae

When: March 22, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

Savage Love Live!

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What: The Savage Lovecast is coming to Vancouver for a live performance of Dan Savage’s popular sex-and-relationship-advice podcast. Join Dan, Nancy, the tech-savvy, at-risk youth and get all of your questions answered live on stage. With special musical guest Rachel Lark and comedian Corina Lucas.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton St Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $30

Matthew Good

What: One of Canada’s leading alternative rock bands of the 90s, the Matthew Good Band was based around the central figure of Burnaby-born singer-songwriter Matthew Good. Good has been performing as a solo artist since 2003. Featuring special guest Poesy.

When: March 23, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Merideth Kaye Clark Performs Joni Mitchell’s BLUE Album

What: Merideth Kaye Clark performs Joni Mitchell’s iconic BLUE album from beginning to end. With Merideth playing guitar and dulcimer, and accompanied by Mont Chris Hubbard, this performance will transport you to the first time you heard the album giving you the unique opportunity to experience it live. Raine Hamilton opens the evening.

When: March 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Buckman Coe

What: Vancouver’s Buckman Coe brings his Gathering Storm Spring Tour to The Rickshaw with special guests Tonye & Erica Dee.

When: March 30, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

James Bay

What: English singer-songwriter James Bay brings the Electric Light Tour to Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre with special guest Noah Kahan.

When: March 31, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Parkside Comedy Nights

What: Vancouver comedians Ryan Williams and Alistair Ogden host a night of comedy in the Parkside Tasting Room with a rotating cast of comedians monthly.

When: April 4, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Parkside Brewery – 2731 Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Jim Gaffigan

What: Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times bestselling author, and top-touring performer Jim Gaffigan is set to perform live in Abbotsford in April as part of his Quality Time Tour.

Known around the world for his unique brand of humour, which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life, Gaffigan is one of the world’s highest grossing stand-up comedians.

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre — 33800 King Road
Price: Tickets available via Ticketmaster — Starting at $45

Michael Bublé


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What: It’s a beautiful day as Canadian crooner and 12-time JUNO Award winner, Michael Bublé brings his Love tour in Vancouver. Bublé has already completed five sold-out world tours, won four Grammy Awards and sold over 60 million records over the course of his extraordinary career.

When: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, concert begins at 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Neha Kakkar

What: Neha Kakkar is one of India’s biggest hitmakers. She appeared on Indian Idol Season 2 and returned for Season 10 as a judge. She is the voice behind mega-hits such as Kaala Chashma and Aankh Marre. Kakkar will be accompanied by multitalented Mumbai musicians and other Indian Idol stars.

When: April 14, 2019
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Time: 7 pm
TicketsAvailable online or at Kamal’s Video Palace in Surrey  — call (604)833-1977 or (604)592-9777. $35 – $250.

Metric and July Talk

What: Vancouverites will be able to see both July Talk and Metric play live at the Pacific Coliseum this spring when the two bands make their way over to the West Coast. The combined songs of the home-town-Torontonians will be something that you do not want to miss.

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 6:45 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum — 100 N Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $50+, available online

Epik High

What: The three-member Epik High made their debut in 2003 and have captivated fans with perplexing lyrical themes. In addition to receiving numerous awards, they were also the first Korean act to perform at the Coachella Music Festival, according to Billboard Music.

When: Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: Doors at 7 pm and show at 8 pm
Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available via Eventbrite

Passion Pit

What: In celebration of the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough debut album Manners, Passion Pit will be touring in 18 major cities across North America. This includes a concert at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on May 8. The band released their debut studio album in 2009, to widespread acclaim. Upon release, the album was praised as “insanely catchy, and a total success of both sound and vision.”

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street
Price: $45 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Twenty One Pilots

What: The American musical duo of Tyler Jospeh and drummer Josh Dun are embarking on a massive, 93-city world tour that will include a stop at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on May 12. The Bandito Tour will promote the band’s fifth studio album, Trench. Twenty One Pilots will also be playing older tunes, especially off their 2015 Blurryface album that skyrocketed the duo to stardom.

When: Saturday, May 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

NCT 127

What: The Korean boy band, which made its debut in 2016, is a product of SM Entertainment. They’re the second-highest charting K-pop boyband in Billboard 200 history and they were also Apple Music’s first K-pop act in their “Up Next” series. In addition to their latest hit single, Simon Says, the group also released Let’s Shut Up & Dance – a joint effort with Jason Derulo and EXO’s Lay.

When: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Pacific Coliseum – 100 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online




What: It’s been five years since the Goddess of Pop last toured across North America, but that all changes this spring with Cher’s aptly named Here We Go Again Tour. The tour came on the heels of Cher’s successful appearance in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and the release of her new album, “Dancing Queen.”

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Anderson .Paak

What: American recording artist and music producer Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals are bringing their “Best Teef in the Game” Tour to Vancouver. .Paak, best known for his mix of 60s funk, 70s soul, hip-hop, R&B, electronic music, and rock ‘n’ roll, won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance, and a slot on Saturday Night Live performing “Tints” with Kendrick Lamar.

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Price: $59.59 via Live Nation


What: ASAP Rocky and Rae Sremmurd will be headlining the all hip-hop festival, which returns to the PNE Amphitheatre on June 15 and 16. Joining the headliners this summer are Lil Baby, Gunna, Rich the Kid, Lil Skies, Ybn Cordae, Saweetie, Night Lovell, Yung Tory, Lil Berete, Illyminiachi, Ninetyfour, Angst, and Anklegod.

This year’s festival is an all-ages event. Attractions include a VIP section, a food truck area, 19+ bars, and an alcohol-free zone. According to organizers, festival tickets will also include access to Playland.

When: Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: Doors 2 pm, show 3 pm
Where: PNE Amphitheatre – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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