Vancouver Summer Events You Can’t Miss

When the sun shines down in the City, there’s no reason your stay in Vancouver will be uninteresting. The city has so much to offer during the summer months June, July, and August from festivals, concerts to adventures and so much more.

Find out some of the events you might include on your checklist:

Canada Day Celebration

Canada day has always been the biggest celebration throughout the communities across the country. People get busy with numerous events during this time.

In Vancouver, this year’s grand celebration is called as “Canada 150+” as 150+ events are themed to its 150 and more years of history.

Special events in this huge celebration vary from sports, arts, festivals, to fireworks display and exhibitions. In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, Parks Canada offers free admission to national historic places such as parks.

Summer Farmers Market

Here comes the season to fill up your shopping bags with locally produced food and crafts. Markets from the different neighborhood are held on different days of the week. This season is the best time for locals and visitors to buy delicious and fresh produced fruits in the City.

Indian Summer Festival

This year’s Indian Summer Festival showcases some of Canada’s golden artists as themed “Tales of War and Peace”. The 10-day festival highlights different events and performances from arts and culture to music and dance. Most of the events are happening at nights starting around 5 pm.

The 10-day festivity of music, film, cuisine, virtual art, and literature, connects Vancouver to South Asian culture. Events are held at various venues in the City too.

Honda International Fireworks Competition

The celebration of light in Vancouver attracts the world’s finest firework designers and pyrotechnicians. It’s a one of a kind event to make memories while enjoying the festivals with families and friends. You better get ready to experience the mesmerizing sparks in the sky.

This year, competitors from different countries will leave you unique fireworks display that will surely fill up your night.

Summer Night Markets

Summer isn’t complete without a visit to the diverse night markets in the city. All of them are close to downtown. Looking for exotic foods? Be sure to taste different foods from hundreds of vendors in stalls. More often, they offer a vast of Asian cuisine that would surely satisfy your cravings. Every summer these night markets are loaded with crowds.

The four major summer night markets in Metro Vancouver are the Richmond Night Market, Panda Night Market, Shipyards Night Market and the Surrey Night Market.

Beach Party

There are many stunning beaches to visit during summer in Vancouver. One of them is the Kitsilano beach or “Kits Beach” where there are lots of fun sports activities to enjoy. Kids can also splash onto the “Kits Pool”, an outdoor salt water pool with alluring ocean and mountain views in the city.

If you’d like a less crowded beach, you can hop into the Spanish Banks beach. The Spanish Banks is also ideal for skimboarding. Also, it comprises three sections: the East, the West, and the Extension.