10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, June 16

Jun 13 2019, 2:11 am

Happy Father’s Day, everyone! Here are 10 fun things to do in Vancouver on June 16, including Seek the Peak, The Super Dad Show, and more.

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

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Seek the Peak

What: Seek the Peak is back for its 16th year, inviting racers to take on the challenge to climb Grouse Mountain. At this event, racers test their fitness, stamina, and mental strength to raise funds for BC Cancer Foundation’s work towards the fight against breast cancer. This 13 km race starts in Ambleside Park and ends at the peak of Grouse Mountain on Sunday, June 16. The event runs from 8:15 to 11 am.

With the purchase of a ticket, you get a Skyride download with a bib, race bib, spectator ticket, shuttle between Grouse Mountain and Ambleside Park, medal, hydration and food. A celebration and an award ceremony will also be waiting for you across the finish line.

When:  Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 8:15 am
Where: Ambleside Park to Grouse Mountain — 1326 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver to 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: From $40 — available online

Sunday in the Park

What: Celebrate Father’s Day by taking dad to the beach. Learn about animal ‘fathers’ and nature at Boundary Bay, fill up on a pancake breakfast, enjoy live music and more. Presented by Boundary Bay Park Association & Tsawwassen/Boundary Bay Lions Club. All ages.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 9 am to 12 am
Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Meet at Centennial Beach
Admission: Free activities, breakfast $3 per child, $6 per adult.

The SuperDad Show 2019

The SuperDad Show / Vancouver TheatreSports

What: A special matinee performance in celebration of an often unsung hero – dear ol’ Dad. Vancouver TheatreSports’ SuperDad Show pokes fun at the foibles and challenges of what it means to be a modern Dad these days. Ticket includes either a glass of House Wine or Beer on Tap or non-alcoholic beverage.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Price: $25 – Tickets available via VTSL

Lafarge Lake Annual Free Fishing Day

What: A free family-friendly day of fishy fun and prizes during BC’s free fishing weekend – when anglers can fish BC’s waters without a licence. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will be stocking the lake with rainbow trout in the morning, kids are welcome to assist the hatchery staff during the stocking. There will be a netted area for new fishermen who have no experiences in catching trout. Experts will be on site to teach participants new techniques on catching rainbow trout. Other activities include fly tying, casting lessons and salmon raffle. Some fantastic prizes will be given away at the end of the event.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Lafarge Lake – Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Father’s Day at Burnaby Village Museum

What: Celebrate a day out with Dad and the rest of the family at Burnaby Village Museum.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
More Info: Online

Father’s Day at Historic Stewart Farm

Historic Stewart Farm

Historic Stewart Farm / Facebook

What: Take Dad out for a memorable date at Historic Stewart Farm. Bring the whole family for locomotive fun, featuring the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club and their display model trains, train rides courtesy of the Pacific Trackless Trains (by donation), sack races with Dad on the lawn, baked treats made on the wood burning stove in the farmhouse kitchen, and more.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Admission: Free

Car-Free Day: Main Street

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: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Main Street between Broadway and 30th
Admission: Free

5X Creates

What: From the mysteries of building a social media following, to pursuing your creative passions, learn from some of the most compelling South Asians in the world in this 5X Fest hands-on afternoon of music-oriented workshops and panel discussions about the culture and building the community to build the future. Guest speakers include Jaz Dhami, Raja Kumari, Sandy Lion, MTooray, B Funk, Khanvict, and Kiran Bhumber.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm,
Where: Surrey Arts Centre – Studio Theatre – 13750 88 Ave Surrey
Tickets: Online, Free

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

What: This unique exhibition is focused on the art of Alberto Giacometti, renowned in the twentieth century for his sculpture, painting, drawing and design. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to examine the breadth of his practice and to see Giacometti’s place among his contemporaries in Paris and London in the post-war period.

In addition to Giacometti, featured artists include Francis Bacon, César, Lynn Chadwick, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Elisabeth Frink, Henri Michaux, Eduardo Paolozzi, Isabel Rawsthorne, Man Ray, Germaine Richier, Jean-Paul Riopelle, and William Turnbull, among others.

When: Sunday, June 16 to Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: Daily 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays until 9 pm, and the first Friday of each month until 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

What: This friendly get-together, also known as the Kitsilano Farmers’ Market, takes place on Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Centre and offers a good selection of fresh local produce and gourmet treats to stock up on for the week.

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

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