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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, August 17th, 2017 — 9:01am PDT
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Summer’s not over yet, and this event list is here to prove it! The PNE opens on Saturday, Crave Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Dining Showcase is on now, and this Saturday’s Movie Under the Stars in Surrey is Moana. Check out these events and more below:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green.

Friday, August 18, 2017
Science World After Dark
Rock Ambleside
Kids Can Paint – Paint Night for Kids
Fridays on Front, New Westminster
Music at the Cannery
Free Outdoor Dance Event @ Robson Square
Guided Nature Walks @ Historic Stewart Farm
Hecla Mining Company Flame of Hope Golf Tournament
Lynn Valley Concert Series
Illumination Summer Night Market, Richmond
Richmond Night Market
Shipyards Night Market North Vancouver
Vagabond Players Present: Love’s Labour’s Lost
Vines Eco-Arts Festival
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Crave Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Dining Showcase
CBC Musical Nooner Concert Series

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Port Coquitlam Celebrates Canada 150


Friday, August 18th, 2017 — 12:32pm PDT
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The City of Port Coquitlam has put together Canada 150: Celebrate Our Journey, a free arts, music, and nature festival that features a full day of family fun plus a headlining performance from local international recording and touring sensations Delhi 2 Dublin.

Port Coquitlam Celebrates Canada 150

Port Coquitlam Celebrates Canada 150

The day will begin at noon with a celebration of rivers and trails in Lions Park, including an opening ceremony, live music and entertainment, displays, food, hands-on activities with environmental stewards, guided nature walks, and more through to 4:00pm.

Entertainment will include champion Lil’wat Nation hoop dancer Alex Wells and pop-up dance performances in surprise locations between Lions Park and Leigh Square.

In the afternoon, Leigh Square will come alive with hands-on arts and cultural activities, storytelling, dancing and music, along with food trucks and a beverage garden.

Other cultural activities at Leigh Square will include a canoe display and stories by the Kwikwetlem First Nation, and a chance for residents to share their story with PoCo Heritage, have a souvenir photo taken and get a sneak peek at the upcoming Terry Fox exhibit.

Event-goers can paint a tile for the Canada 150 Mosaic, a national public art project that is creating a giant mural made up of tiles and artwork from across the country. Port Coquitlam’s community mural, made up of tiles painted during the festival, will be installed at the Outlet in Leigh Square, creating a new piece of public art for the community.

Bandshell Stage Lineup at Leigh Square

  • 2:00pm: Jodi Proznick Quartet, led by an internationally renowned Port Coquitlam bassist
  • 3:10pm: Alex Wells, a champion Lil’wat Nation hoop dancer
  • 4:00pm: The Full Spin, soulful pop cover tunes with a unique twist
  • 5:10pm: Atomic Swing Vancouver dance team
  • 7:00pm: The dynamic, unique, and energetic fusion of Delhi 2 Dublin will close out the day in style.

Follow the City of Port Coquitlam on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information about this event and other city happenings this season.

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This post is sponsored by the City of Port Coquitlam and Canada 150: Celebrate Our Journey

Richmond World Festival 2017


Thursday, August 17th, 2017 — 10:41am PDT
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The Richmond World Festival returns for its third year, attracting over 35,000 people to Minoru Park for two days of free family fun. The festival celebrates Richmond’s cultural diversity though music, food, sport and art from around the world, featuring over 75 artists on nine stages!

Richmond World Festival 2017

  • When: Friday, September 1, 2017 4:00pm to 10:00pm
    Saturday September 2, 2017 11:00am to 11:00pm
  • Where:Minoru Park & Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza (7191 Granville Ave, Richmond)
  • Admission: FREE! RSVP to the Facebook events here »

John and I go every year and it’s such a fantastic way to spend a day. There are so many performers, cultural pavilions, and food options. It’s also really easy to get to the grounds from the Canada Line, just walk over from Richmond Centre.

Entertainment and More

All the way from South Korea, k-Pop star Verbal Jint headlines the expanded Friday night and Canada’s own Tokyo Police Club and Dragonette perform on Saturday alongside an eclectic lineup of cultural performances, dance troupes, buskers, chefs and more.

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Crave Burnaby Heights is On Now


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 — 2:22pm PDT
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The Heights Merchants Association in Burnaby has launched its neighbourhood dining showcase, Crave, from August 16 to 30. Crave celebrates the Heights’ diverse food options with two weeks of new food specials, set menus, and happy hour discounts.

Crave Burnaby Heights

Where: Hastings from Boundary to Gamma in Burnaby

Crave kicks off today with performances by local artists Chloe Farrell and Stephen Scaccia between MacDonald and Madison Avenue. For more free nights of live music in the Heights, be on the lookout for buskers performing outside your favourite merchants throughout Crave, including Juno award-winning jazz musician Gabriel Hasselbach.

Crave specials are available whenever you’re yearning for food from your favourite Heights merchants. Pick up an award-winning pork belly bao for lunch at The Grey Olive, grab a specialty coffee and crostata from Caffe Divano as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or celebrate happy hour with a drink and a selection of appetizers at Chad Thai.

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Vancouver Photos of the Week


Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 — 7:11am PDT
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The skies have gone from smoky to clear blue around Metro Vancouver, just in time for late summer strolls, sunsets at the beach, and some beautiful photo ops. Thanks for sharing your photos with the Miss604 Flickr Group and #Photos604 on Instagram this week!

Vancouver Photos of the Week

Vancouver Mural Festival 2017 08

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