Summertime fun is best enjoyed outdoors! Enjoy these 10 outdoor events happening around Vancouver in August, including Meteor Show Watch, Hike Rave, and more.
For more things happening around town, check out our events section.
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What: Bowen Island Sea Kayaking offers rentals and guided tours from two hours to multi-day, allowing you to explore beautiful Bowen Island and Howe Sound on the water. They also offer kayaking and paddleboard lessons as well as Paddle Canada certifications. You can also join their popular sunset and full moon tours. Have kids that are interested in kayaking? Check out their Kids Camp and Junior Skills summer programs.
When: April to October
Time: Hours vary. Check website or call.
Where: Bowen Island is a natural wonderland, and is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay.
More Info: Book online here
What: Art + Running + Party? MEC and VMF team up for a creatively-inspiring, sweat-inducing Friday night. Grab your running buddies, kids, and friends, and sign up for the inaugural MEC x VMF Run the Murals night! The curated runs feature 2 km and 5 km routes highlighting some of Mount Pleasant’s best public art, followed by an After Party with food and drinks at the VMF Gallery.
This first run of the series is in collaboration with Fraser Street Run Club. Get set for what may be your most colourful (art-filled) run ever! Everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Registration is online.
Date: August 2, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Location: VMF Gallery – 14 West 7th Avenue (entrance in 7-½ Lane), Vancouver
What: Grouse Mountain and YYOGA present Peak Yoga every Saturday in the Plaza at the top of Grouse Mountain, outside the Chalet. Stretch it out after hiking up the grind, or take the Skyride up for the class.
When: Every Saturday until August 31, 2019
Time: 10 to 11 am
Where: Plaza at the top of Grouse Mountain
Admission: Complimentary with a Grouse Mountain membership or admission ticket.
What: Veteran naturalist Al Grass leads a casual walk to learn about wildlife and wildflowers. All ages are welcome.
When: August 5, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley
Admission: Free, registration required. Barcode 7716
What: The Meteor Shower Watch at Aldergrove Regional Park features lantern-lit trails, games, crafts, blacklight theatres and fun activities from Science World, HR Macmillan Space Centre, Langley Environmental Partners Society, and more. Camp overnight for the full star-gazing experience. Presented with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. This is an all ages event.
When: August 10, 2019
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Where: Aldergrove Regional Park – Meet at Aldergrove Bowl entrance at 685 Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford
Admission: $2 per person
What: Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Ken Ouendag will lead a meditative and gentle walk through VanDusen Botanical Garden. Learn the basics of Forest Bathing, inspired by the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku. Health benefits including stress reduction, improved wellbeing, and boosted energy.
When: August 11, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver. Meet at the Visitors Centre and enter the Garden as a group.
Register: Online. $18 members, $20 non-members
What: Whether you like to dance or just need a reason to get out, step outside of your comfort zone and experience a hike to remember with VYVE. Invite others to join you, and do not bring drugs or alcohol to the hike.
When: August 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Tickets: Online, Free
What: Bring the family to Memorial Park for Delta Community Animal Expo. Learn about exotic and family animals, animals for adoption, pet health and safety, and more. Plus there will be games to play and chance to win prizes.
When: August 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Memorial Park – 5010 47th Avenue, Ladner
What: Take a pedal-powered ride up the Pemberton Meadows to connect with the local farming community. Meet farmers and producers, purchase farm-fresh produce, tasty treats and more at the 10 to 15 local farm participants and over 40 vendors.
When: August 18, 2019
Where: Village of Pemberton. The event registration booth is located at the Old Community Centre grounds (located before the Pemberton Meadows).
Admission:$5 per person, $20 per family
What: Celebrate the fall migration of shorebirds, songbirds and other avians at Iona Beach Regional Park. Activities include a bird walk, watching bird banders, and trying to navigate a migratory obstacle course.
When: August 24, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1:30 am
Where: Iona Beach, Richmond