Canada’s 150th birthday gives us plenty of reasons to celebrate, and that’s exactly what Yaletown is doing.
The historic district is launching a series of free public events as part of its awesome #YaletownHeartsCanada initiative. As part of this, you can win one of 13 brand new Raleigh bikes by posting and sharing photos and videos saying what you love about Canada using the hashtag.
Yaletown’s streets will be buzzing as Canadian jazz bands serenade the many sunny restaurant patios. But what’s even better is that you’re invited to come out and join the celebrations by attending one of these cool local events.
See Engine 374
There’s a free event sponsored by the Yaletown Business Improvement Association hitting up Yaletown on Sunday, May 21 centred around Engine 374. Rich in local history, this little locomotive pulled the first transcontinental train into Vancouver and sealed the deal for British Columbia joining Canada back in 1887, completing a nation that spans from coast to coast. Now you can visit the engine almost 130 years later to re-live that moment at its resting home in the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza. There will be plenty of Instagram opportunities at the festival and brass band providing a monumental soundtrack.
The Great Yaletown Bike Giveaway
Yaletown Business Improvement Association is launching this incredible giveaway to commemorate neighbourhood and national celebrations alike. All you have to do is post photos and or videos on social media sharing what you love about Canada, whether you’re a local or a visitor. In honour of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada, each winner will receive a Raleigh bike crafted specifically for city cycling. The best part? You’ll also win a custom fitting from Yaletown’s Reckless Bikes. The contest will run until Wednesday, May 31, and you can find out more information online.
Free Live Jazz
In June, you can enjoy five days of free outdoor jazz music in Yaletown. Let’s Hear it for Yaletown is taking place in the week leading up to Canada Day and you don’t want to miss the brass bass sounds on summer evenings. Visit Bill Curtis Square (Canada Line Station at Mainland and Davie) to experience Canadian jazz performances from Monday, June 26, right through to Friday, June 30. You’ll be able to hear jazzy beats from 11 am to 1 pm and if you’re working at that time don’t worry, you’ll have another chance to hear the band again between 5 and 7 pm.
When: May 21 and June 26 – 30
Where: Various locations throughout Yaletown
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