7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, September 5

Aug 31 2018, 8:11 am

Make your Wednesday a fun one with these seven events happening in Vancouver today, September 5. Marion Bridge, Walking Tours, and more.

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

Rewilding the City Walking Tours

Creekside Community Centre (City of Vancouver)

Creekside Community Centre (City of Vancouver)

  • What: In this informative 1.5-hour walking tour around Olympic Village, learn how Southeast False Creek has been transformed from an abandoned industrial site to a thriving community for many species (not just humans). Led by Michelle Pollard.
  • When: Various dates to Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • Time: 3 pm
  • Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athletes Way Lobby Vancouver. Meet in the lobby.
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Marion Bridge

  • What: Marking the 20th anniversary of Daniel MacIvor’s Marion Bridge, this classic Canadian comedy-drama exposes the secrets and sorrows of three sisters returning to Cape Breton. Featuring Nicola Cavendish, Lynda Boyd and Beatrice Zeilinger.
  • When: Wednesday, September 5 to Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Kay Meek Centre – 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29-$45

Get to Know: Blackie Spit Park

  • What: Drop in to relax, unwind, and connect with the urban forest. Go at your own pace and explore Blackie Spit Park. Discover some of the plants, animals, and stories that make this place special through a variety of themed activities, including guided walks and hands-on stewardship.
  • When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Blackie Spit – 3136 Mcbride Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

AI & Big Data: better customer engagement and smarter business decisions

  • What: Discuss and learn about the impacts of big data and artificial intelligence on eCommerce and omnichannel retailing. Featuring speakers Nancy Blair, CIO at Mountain Equipment Co-op; Milan Veverka, Partner at Keboola; and more.
  • When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: MEC Head Office – 1077 Great Northern Way Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, free

Nature Trek up Lynn Headwaters


(Gezim Ibrahimi / Shutterstock)

  • What: Learn more about the forest and forest inhabitants of this park as you hike the 13.8 km return trip to Norvan Falls. Ages 19+.
  • When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where:  Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
  • Admission: $8 per adult. Registration required, barcode 7391; 604-432-6359

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 Wednesday to October 3, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 6 pm
  • Where: North Surrey Rec Centre – 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Story Story Lie: Back to School

  • What: Six performers – Jon Bennett, Conni Smudge,
    John Cullen, Andrea Jin, Gustavo Ferman, and Marty Lawton – tell stories about their school days, with one being the titular liar. Guess who it is for a chance to win prizes. Hosted by Jo Dworschak.
  • When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10
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