Here is a list of some of the things you can do in Metro Vancouver in August 2017:
Most people are excited about Canada Day which will be held in Metro area this year. With a huge list of Canada 150 celebrations, there are plenty of options to choose from.
4 day Golden Spike Days Festival held in Port Moody on June 30 – 3rd July is a destination for most people.
8th July is when West 4th avenue shuts down because of annual Khatsahlano street party.
For family fun, you can check out at Newton Days in Surrey every Saturday from noon to 4 pm during months of July and August.
The orchestra group of Symphony performs for free at Burnaby’s on July 9 at Deer Lake Park.
You can take your kids to an orchestra performance by Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions in July
For those who love playing, there are numerous playgrounds that you can access in Metro Vancouver.
7th- 9th July is the date for the 34th annual Whistler Children’s Festival. This festival has numerous hands-on art workshops which are led by professional artists in crafts, fine arts, multimedia, dance, theatre and music across BC.
Ocean Adventure Centre offers a salmon and crab charter tour which has unforgettable experience due to tasty seafood offered and attractive sceneries in Vancouver.
At UBC Botanical Garden, you can visit Greenheart Tree Walk for fun and mediate.
You can also get imaginative play at Richmond’s Kidtropolis. However, for those who don’t like being in crowded places, avoid visiting on cloudy or rainy days.
You can visit model trains on every last Sunday of every month at Maple Ridge Museum.
For picnics, there are numerous beaches or other lesser known picnic spots for privacy.
A 55-minute ride in Fraser Valley Heritage Railway in Clover and can be fun while still teaching you a bit of history.
Magical bard on the beach offers plays to families and individuals. Plays for 2017 season are Merchant of Venice, Two Gentleman of Verona $ Shylock, Much Ado about Nothing and Winter’s Tale. 11th July, August 8 & 22 are family nights.
For Latin America Fiesta, Carnaval del Sol is an ideal location for outdoor arts and crafts market, salsa and Zumba lessons, mini world cup street soccer tournament among other activities.
For those who love Opera, 12th to 23 July are the dates when Broadway across Canada Production visits Queen Elizabeth’s Theatre in Vancouver.
July 14th to 16th you can indulge in tractor pull and zucchini among other midway games
Check out free Boundary Bay Airshow on 22nd July. It could have unforgettable experiences.
You can have a grandeur of Fraser River by riding aboard a Paddleboat River Tour.
Feeding geese at Granville Island is a common hobby for most people who love birds.
Port Moody Rotary Ribfest on July 21- 23 at Rocky Point is ideal for BBQ lovers.
There are seven friendly hikes that kids of all ages can engage in.
You can celebrate Indian culture through their performances, talks, foods, and activities from 6th to 15th July.
You just need to sign up your kids to have a free bowling experience during summer in Metro Vancouver.
At Playland, there are three new family-friendly rides you can engage in.
To practice your English accent at high tea, choose either Secret Garden Tea Company or Adorabelle.
You can visit Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary to understand more about birds.
This year’s Light Fireworks show is also a destination for many. This year’s competing countries are Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
You can visit night markets e.g. International Summer Market, Shipyard Night Market, and Richmond Night Market.
Enjoy free outdoor movies from different communities in Metro Vancouver.
Explore Harrison Hot Springs and even check out their Arts Festival.
In lower Mainland, their numerous U-pick farms where your children can enjoy picking berries.
With a bike or a rollerblade, you can have fun riding on the hills at Seymour Demonstration Forest.
Fort Langley is a famous destination where you can learn a lot about BC.
Visit Jericho Beach from 14th – 16th July to enjoy Folk Music Festival.
You can book a date with under the stars Theatre for either of its two great productions from 7th July to August 18. Supercalifragilistic Mary Poppins is a family-friendly production which shows during even days in August and odd days in July. Drowsy Chaperone, on the other hand, shows during odd days in August and even days in July.
At WildPlay, children aging five years and above can climb trees.
You can play a round of mini golf.
In Metro Vancouver, there are many outdoor music concerts which you can attend during summer. Most of these concerts are free of charge.
To explore Capilano Suspension Bridge, you can climb trees!
Passionate readers can sign up for a summer reading club at a local library. You can even win prizes.
You can look for treasures anywhere. Geocaching is usually a free family event which can be done anywhere in Vancouver.
To see exotic animals, Greater Vancouver Zoo located in Aldergrove is the best choice. You can as well cycle while in the zoo.
Kids Gallery at Surrey Museum is free of charge to visit. From 31st July, Kids gallery will be closed for 18 months for expansion. Make sure you visit before it’s closed.
At your local 7-Eleven store in Vancouver, Slurpees are free on 11th July.
Every second Saturday of the month, (July 8th and August 12th), remember to go to Home Depot Kids’ Workshop.
Visits spray and water parks in Lower Mainland and Metro Vancouver to get soaked with water. It’s really fun.
You can go to a drive-in movie at Twilight Drive-In at Aldergrove.
The 10th anniversary of Surrey Fusion Festival will be held this year. Don’t miss going to Holland Park on 22nd July and 23rd to be a part of this great event. Nelly Furtado will be performing.