9 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: August 21 to 23

Aug 21 2020, 7:00 am

Explore Metro Vancouver with Lyft this summer. Don’t forget your mask! Lyft has implemented a Health Safety Program, which requires every rider and driver to self-certify they will wear face coverings throughout the ride and are symptom-free, among other requirements.

Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure activities outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

After a week of fun in the sun, it’s time to get ready for those weekend activities.

Whether you’re choosing to stay inside or in your backyard or head out (with your mask and while practicing physical distancing) here are a couple of event ideas to get your weekend started.

Visit the Maan Farms Abbotsford Sunflower Festival


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What: Get your cameras ready because a stunning sunflower festival will be kicking off in Abbotsford this week. From August 19 to September 13, 2020, Maan Farms will be hosting the Abbotsford Sunflower Festival.
When: August 19 to September 13, 2020
Time: Hours of operation vary
Where: Maan Farms — 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Tickets: Available online or at the door; prices vary

Binge watch some shows


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What: There’s nothing but time these days, so it’s a perfect time to catch up on your must-watch list. We’ve put together a list of shows to binge-watch on Netflix if you need some inspiration.
When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: Your phone, tablet, computer, or television
Cost: $10 to $12 or a free trial

Enjoy the Vancouver Mural Festival


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What: This year, mural lovers can expect artwork in more neighbourhoods than ever. From August 18 to September 7, artists will paint and unveil over 60 murals in nine different neighbourhoods. In addition to stunning artwork, VMF, alongside Granville Island Brewing, has announced the Pop-Up Patio series — three weeks of live, nightly performances at an outdoor, cabaret-style venue. Learn more about the mural festival here.

When: August 18 to September 7
Time: Various times
Where: Mural locations vary; performances take place at 123 E 6th Avenue in Mount Pleasant
Cost: $24.90; Tickets for performances can be found on Eventbrite

Taste of the PNE


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What: Gather your social circle for a fun ride through Hastings Park, experiencing your Fair favourites from the comfort of your vehicle. The event includes the President’s Choice SuperDogs Tail-Gate Party, farm animals like pigs, cows, and goats, and a reverse parade where you’re part of the show.

When: August 22 to 30
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: PNE — Hastings Park
Cost: $25; tickets are available online

Spend a day on Grouse Mountain


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What: We’ve put together a list of activities for every kind of visitor, from family-friendly activities to thrill-seeking summer adventures. Here’s your itinerary to take you from your morning Skyride tram journey to sunset drinks overlooking the city.

When: Any day
Time: Times can be booked online
Where: Grouse Mountain
Cost: Costs vary by activity

Pretty Lucid Place


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What: This isn’t your ordinary pop-up; it has been designed to allow your imagination to run wild in a dream-like world. Think of it as a ridiculously fun escape from reality that transports you into a land of interactive creativity. At the pop-up, you can get a sense of what it feels like to be in a lucid dream that also happens to be exceptionally Instagrammable.
When: Through August 24
Time: Various times
Where: 4731 Garden City Road, Richmond
Admission: $24.99 to $37.99 — Available online

Virtual Market — Foodie Edition


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What: The first-ever Got Craft? Virtual Market will focus on small-batch, locally made food and drink by some of your favourite makers. Shop from a curated selection of sauces and dips, beverages, dumplings, snacks, items for the pantry, chocolates and sweets, jams and marmalades, zero waste items, home goods, and more from over 20 makers.

When: August 20 to August 23
Time: 12 am to 11:59 pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Enjoy a date night at a Vancouver restaurant 


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What: When’s the last time you wore a nice suit? When’s the last time you put on a red lipstick? If your answer is anytime longer than three weeks ago, it may be time for a date night. If you want some fancy foods without the hassle of cooking, you can even support a local business. Here are some restaurants to enjoy.

When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: Anywhere (indoors or distanced)

Shop till you drop at Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year 


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What: Are you ready to shop till you drop? Well, even if you’re not, you’re about to be. Nordstrom is gearing up for its annual Anniversary Sale, which is the retailer’s biggest sale event of the year. Taking place both online and in-store, the sale kicks off on August 19 in stores, and August 20 online.
When: August 19 in stores, August 20 online until September 3.
Time: Any time
Where: Online or at Nordstrom Pacific Centre

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