Vancouver's Latin America Week kicks off with Salsa cruise, food tasting, and more

Dec 19 2017, 11:06 am

With all the attention the World Cup is getting, there’s no better time than now to celebrate Latin America in Vancouver through Latin America Week and Carnaval del Sol.

Kicking off Saturday, June 28 and continuing until Sunday, July 6, Latin America Week will feature a variety of festivities, including Latin vibes, music and cuisine as part of the dance party on Vancouver’s largest cruising vessel – the MV Britannia – as it departs Coal Harbour and cruises False Creek. Dance to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata rhythms and the hottest Latin music and don’t worry – free lessons are provided.

For the fútbol fans in the city, Latin America House will open at the Edgewater Casino to bring Latin soccer fever to Vancouver in celebration of the FIFA World Cup. The House will show most matches on their three 18 feet high HD screens and is open to fans of any nation.

Throughout the week, there will also be a food festival, showcasing Latin American menus as participating restaurants will offer tasting menus at a special price to allow diners a chance to try out some unique flavours.

But the biggest and best event is saved for last. On July 5 & 6, Graville Street will play host to a free, family family fiesta with over 400 performers presenting on three separate stages for Carnaval del Sol.

For more information on these events, visit

Vancouver Latin America Week Events

Carnaval del Sol Salsa Cruise
Inspirational Latin Awards
Fiesta Latina Ultimate Party
Tastes of Latin America
  • Where: El Azteca Mexican Kitchen & Bar, Magda’s, Poncho’s Mexican Restaurant & Salteñas Cafe & Pastries
  • When: June 28 to July 6
  • Website:
Latin America House
Carnaval del Sol

Latin America Week EventsImage: Latin America Week

Featured Image: Carnaval del Sol