Long Weekend Entertainment Options

Here are 20 ways to stay entertained in Vancouver this super sunny Victoria day long weekend! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1743324849042095&id=148192078555388

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Learning about Fermentation

"Learn the basics and benefits of lacto-fermenting vegetables, and how to make a fermented version of Italian giardiniera – a vegetable condiment/antipasto. Giardiniera can be used on eggs, bruschetta, pasta, tuna salad, potato salad, burgers, sandwiches, sausage, and even pizza. All ingredients are provided. Please bring a wide-mouth 500ml mason jar, cutting board, large knife, and large bowl if you’re able to.

We’ll also have the VV-SCC Community Seed Library present where you can take, swap or donate seeds. Please register by May 21. For sliding scale fee ($0 – $15 suggestion), register by phone or in-person."

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Options for this Long Weekend

Options for long weekend family fun in the sun!

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Retro Photo Exhibit Showcasing Vancouver

‘They are pictures of a different time’: Exhibit showcases pre-Expo Vancouver
Greg Girard captures a time when hotels were $4 a night and the port was more connected to city.


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Free Events: May, 2017

"There are so many free things to do this month in Vancouver including Victoria Day celebrations, May Day events and the Richmond Ships to Shore Festival.
In May there are also farmers markets, night markets, parades, the BMO Marathon to watch, and a number of other free fun events. See below for details."

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Ships to Shore Festival, 2017

"Free Family Fun! Set at Garry Point Park, Ships to Shore King of the Sea is a three day family festival where visitors are invited to view one of the world’s largest tall ships and enjoy dockside programs and entertainment.

Ships to Shore King of the Sea has something for boat enthusiasts, foodies, music lovers and those looking for a fun way to spend time with family and friends. For more details, check out the free family fun page."


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Make It, Vancouver

"Make It is a fun, upbeat shopping experience that showcases artists, crafters and makers from all over Canada. Find more than 200 exhibitors selling gorgeous handcrafted items made with love and intention. From clothing, accessories, art, home decor, gourmet goodies, baby and kids items and other unique treasures. The vibe at the show is upbeat, positive and fun! When you buy handcrafted you not only support someone’s dream, but you become part of the story."

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7th Annual Earth Day Parade and Festival on Commercial Drive

"Get dressed up! Paint some signs, and join the 7th Annual Earth Day Parade and Festival on Commercial Drive. Windermere High School’s Youth for Climate Justice Now carries on this fun, family-friendly tradition by coming together to celebrate the planet in a vibrant parade. This year’s parade begins at Commercial and Broadway at 1 pm and continue sat Grandview Park (which is a great park for kids!) from 2:00 to 5:00 pm with music and speakers. Added bonus: It’s FREE!" https://www.facebook.com/events/100738693788629/?ti=cl

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Long Weekend Planning, Easter 2017

Miss 604’s "Top 10 Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend
April 14-16, 2017 Friday: Burke Mountain Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday: Spring Lights Illumination at QE Park
Saturday: Vancouver Vaisakhi
Saturday: Historic Stewart Farm Old Fashioned Easter
Sunday: Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at Fort Langley
Sunday: Easter Egg Hunt Around BC Place
All Weekend: Easter at FlyOver Canada
All Weekend: Cinderella at the QE Theatre
All Weekend: Stanley Park Easter Train
All Weekend: Abbotsford Tulip Festival"

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Free Activities in April 2017

There are lots of free things to do in Vancouver in April including Vaisakhi Festivals, Eastercelebrations, farmers’ markets and outdoor exploring.

Free Activities in April 2017

For a list of some of the best things to do in April including activities that aren’t free, check out the April Events Calendar.

For a list of the best FREE (or almost free) special events this month, see below.


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