Vancouver Summer Events Guide 2013

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Summer has arrived in Vancouver and people are out and about enjoying all Vancouver has to offer. It truly is one of the best summer cities in the word.This guide will be updated from time to time, so make sure to bookmark this and keep checking back with us! 

Of course, if you have an event happening this summer, be sure to go to our new Events Calendar and submit it for approval. Over 30,000+ eyes are on this site everyday – listing your event here just makes sense.

Free Movies in the Park 2013 Schedule

Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver

From Stanley Park to Surrey and everywhere in between, there are a whole lot of free movies for all ages to enjoy. See our list of Free Outdoor Movies 2013 in Vancouver 

Fireworks Competition 2013 Vancouver Schedule

Vancouver Fireworks

The annual Honda Celebration of Light fireworks is synonymous with summer in Vancouver. It’s much more than just a fireworks competition; it’s a festival, including live music acts and a free Red Bull Air Show. See the 2013 Vancouver Fireworks Schedule

Metro Vancouver Night Market Guide

Night Market Vancouver

This year there are 4 night markets in the Lower Mainland and we have all the details for each one of them. The four night markets are:

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market

  • Dates: Every weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) from May 17 to September 8
  • Times: 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Location: Keefer Street (Between Main & Columbia)
  • more info

Richmond Night Market

  • Dates: May 17 to October 14′
  • Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Sundays from 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Location: 8351 River Road, Richmond
  • more info

Richmond Summer Night Market

  • Dates: From May 10 to September 8
  • Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Sunday and holidays from 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Location: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond (Behind Home Depot)
  • more info

North Vancouver Night Market

  • Dates: May 10 to Oct 10, 2013
  • Time: 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Location: Shipyards Plaza – 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • more info

Vancouver Outdoor Pool Guide

Outdoor Pools Vancouver

Image by Carolyn Coles

Nothing beats swimming in an outdoor pool on a hot summers day. Click on our outdoor pool guide for more info.

Vancouver Farmers Market 2012 Guide

Farmers Market Vancouver

Vancouver Farmers Markets are about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farmers Markets in urban settings, the Society and the Markets have become Vancouver plazas of fun, discovery, and connecting. Check out all the info in our 2013 farmers market Vancouver guide.

Vancouver Summer Patio Guide

Local Kits

Summer is here and that means outdoor dining, drinking and just plain people watching. Vancouver is blessed with an abundance of great patios. Some are great for people watching, others are situated perfectly for patrons to dine while staring at the best mother nature has to offer.

See our complete Vancouver Patio Guide 2013 or for quick reference check out the 10 best patios in Vancouver 2013 edition.

Summer Cycling Etiquette

Vancouver Cycle Chic_8

Image by Mikael Colville-Andersen

Cycling is a year round activity, but during the summer, everyone becomes a cyclist. What you’ll need to know are some of the rules of the road and most importantly seawall. Here are our cycling etiquette reminders.

Food Cart Festival

Food Cart Festival Vancouver 2013

Food Cart Festival returns this year at a brand new location and featuring over 20 of your favourite food carts. Click the link for all the details on Food Cart Festival Vancouver 2013.

PNE Summer Concert Series

PNE Summer Concert Series

One of the PNE’s annual highlights is the favourite Summer Night Concert acts on the WestJet Concert Stage at the PNE Amphitheatre. Click the link for the full PNE Summer Concert Series 2013 lineup.

Best Ice Cream/Gelato/Frozen Yogurt Spots in Metro Vancouver

The-10-best-ice-cream-spots-in-Vancouver

With world class gelato right around the corner, Vancouverites have plenty of options when wanting to cool down this summer. Check out our 10 Best Ice Cream Spots in Vancouver list.

Best places to eat lunch outside

Eat lunch outside Vancouver

Being stuck in an office all summer can be a drag. So why not take advantage of the great weather and have lunch out side. We’ve listed the best spots in downtown Vancouver to enjoy lunch outside.

Best Free Things to do in the summer (and year round)

Free Things to do in Vancouver

Free, who doesn’t like free? In the summer and year round there are plenty of free things to do in Vancouver. The list includes free museums, attractions, and guided tours and activities.

Best Staycations

Staycations Vancouver

Vancouver is many things, one of them being an expensive city. So if you don’t have the cash to splurge on a vacation, check out our great Vancouver staycation ideas.

Best Hiking in the City

Hikes in Vancouver

Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean Vancouverites don’t want to work up a sweat. We all know about the Grouse Grind, but that definitely isn’t for everyone. So we compiled a couple of list for you, our loyal readers:

Best Camping Grounds

Camping

Here in B.C., we have two options for camping: Provincial and Private. Provincial campgrounds are owned and managed by the province of B.C. They tend to be less expensive, and more rustic. Private campgrounds will likely include everything you need–hookups, showers, even WiFi.

Here’s a rundown of some of the best places within an hour or two’s drive of Vancouver. Best camping near Vancouver

BC Summer Music Festival Guide

Live at Squamish

Summer is kicking up in high gear now, which means it’s music festival season all over our fine province. From arts to music, if you’re in and around B.C. this summer, you may want to check out some of our homegrown festivals.

Also there is a FREE music festival at Second Beach this year to celebrate Stanley Park’s 125th Birthday.

Best Beaches in Vancouver

Best Vancouver beaches

Image via Kyle Pearce

Vancouver is known for its beautiful beaches. Whether it’s a grassy field, areas for water sports, or dog parks, each Vancouver beach has something slightly different to offer. Here is a list of some of the best beaches to catch some rays this summer.

 

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