7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, June 26

Jun 21 2019, 6:42 am

The last hump day of June is here! Warm up your Wednesday with Eyeing the Eaglets, Playland, and these seven fun Vancouver events happening on June 26!

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

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Westbank Shipping Container Summer Pop-Up Series 2019

What: There are more than a dozen vendors this year at Westbank’s second annual Shipping Container Summer Pop-Up Series and the roster includes notable brands in food, health, and fashion. The container will showcase one vendor at a time and hours will vary by retailer, so be sure to check their social channels and get all the details.

When: Daily from now to September 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (may vary by vendor)
Where: Shaw Tower – West Plaza, 1067 W Cordova Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Playland

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What: If you’re ready to reacquaint yourself with the rolls, drops, spins, and thrills that only Playland can offer, then you’re in luck! The always-popular amusement park located in East Vancouver is open for another fun year. In total, there are 35 rides and attractions to enjoy, 14 of which offer an extreme experience for those who dare to ride them.

When: Open daily
Time: 11 am to 6 pm (Saturday and Sunday), 10 am to 3 pm (Monday to Friday)
Where: Playland at the PNE – Hastings Street just off Highway #1 West – Exit #26
Tickets: Available online

Mat Collective Free Yoga

What: Mat Collective’s 2019 outdoor summer yoga series features free classes at Kits Beach, on Main Street and in East Van throughout the week. In addition, there will be special events held throughout the summer.

When: Mondays to Fridays at Kits Beach, Tuesday to Saturday on Main Street, and Wednesdays in East Van
Time: Various times, check schedule for details
Where: Classes take place at Kitsilano Beach (1015 Maple Street), Main Street (95 E 32nd Ave.) and East Van (520 East 1st Ave.)
Admission: Free

Imperial Series – Makaya McCraven with Eli Davidovici’s Shapes

What: Coastal Jazz & Blues Society’s Imperial Series is a series of performances taking place at The Imperial at 319 Main Street during the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. On June 26 check out Makaya McCraven with guests Eli Davidovici’s Shapes.

When: June 26, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street
Tickets: Available online from $25

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

What: See, taste, and indulge at this bustling weekday market. With vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, the Main Street Station Farmers’ Market is within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users.

When: Every Wednesday to October 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Ava Mendoza

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Ava Mendoza/Vancouver International Jazz Festival

What: The thing that stands out most about Ava Mendoza is her rocker guitarist vibe, with her bed-head hair, a cool expression, and a chill attitude. Mendoza’s sound is experimental and she’s a guitarist, vocalist, and composer. Lucky for you, she’s performing and giving a workshop on three different nights: a solo at The China Cloud, at The Imperial with Unnatural Ways, and a workshop at Tom Lee.

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 11 pm
Where: The China Cloud – 524 Main St, Vancouver
Price: $15 at the door only

Eyeing the Eaglets

What: Spot the young eagles of Stanley Park on this walking exploration to visit resident nesting families. Navigating their way through the canopy, these young and sometimes clumsy eagles are strengthening their wing muscles in preparation for life on their own. Come learn about these soon-to-be graceful predators that call Stanley Park home.

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: #19 Stanley Park Bus Loop – Rose Garden Lane, Vancouver
Register: Online