Fun things to do in Vancouver this Monday
The last long weekend of summer is fast approaching and we are ready to plan an exciting summer start. Although summer doesn’t technically end for a few weeks, Labor Day usually feels like the closing of a chapter as people return to the office after vacation or start school again. Either way, there are a handful of fun outdoor activities and annual festivities we wanted to tell you about. So, without further ado, here are 8 things to do in Vancouver on Labor Day 2022.
Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2022
Labor Day 2022 is your last chance to experience Chilliwack’s beloved Sunflower Fest, so if you haven’t already admired the more than 50 stunning varieties of sunflowers or snapped photos in their garden displays, you’ll want to get to Chilliwack as soon as possible. ! Tickets are only $10-15 and you can enjoy more than just sunflowers. There will be 50 additional varieties of dahlias, 8 varieties of gladioli, and several varieties of zinnias and cosmos to enjoy.
When: Wednesday August 10 to September 5
Where: 41310 Royalwood Drive, Chilliwack
Cost: $10 to $15 GA
Labor Day at Burnaby Village Museum
Wander through local history and enjoy popcorn at the Burnaby Village Museum. All museum exhibits will be open to the public, including the Kids Conservation Lab, Quilter’s Demo, a host of new exhibits, and even a special scavenger hunt! Oh, and did we mention free carousel rides all day?
Where: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Kitsilano Beach Party
A quintessential “summer in Vancouver” event if there ever was one. The Afrobeach organization is throwing a beach party with drinks for sale on site, DJ Rockstar sounds and, of course, the ultimate summer vibes. Take your group of friends for one last day at the beach and even meet some new friends in the process.
Where: Kitsilano Beach
RnB paint party by the water
Enjoy RnB music and waterfront views, and meet new friends at the Pinots n Pigments paint party at David Lam. The event is BYOB, but each ticket comes with an 11X14 canvas and any art supplies you might need. Plus, the guided painting session is perfect for beginners, so expect a laid-back vibe and great Divinity Chan songs.
Where: David Lam Park
Explore the Nanaimo Bar Trail
Fancy a trip to the island but you don’t have a planned itinerary? Why not check out the self-guided Nanaimo Bar Trail for a fun and unique experience of BC’s food scene?? People can enjoy Nanaimo bar-inspired food and drinks all over the area, and as long as you check the hours of operation of each participating restaurant, we don’t see why the day can’t be Monday.
Where: See locations above
Food Guide: Here Are All The Unique Dishes You Can Find At PNE This Year
Ice cream, coffee and cocktails: you can shop around for all the bar-inspired treats in Nanaimo, BC.
Discover a lazy river
This may be one of your last chances to hit one of BC’s beautiful lazy rivers before summer ends. And by lazy rivers, we mean action-packed water activities, as well as lazy rivers in the literal sense. So whether you want to drift slowly downstream with a drink in hand or want a more adventurous tubing experience, we have some solid options for you.
Where: Check out our picks above
Play mini golf
Mini golf is a fun option for almost anyone. Like bowling, the skill cap is oddly high, but it’s so simple that a total novice will still have a blast there. And as for pitch-and-putt vacation hours, you can check out the City of Vancouver courses here.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
Ride the Eagle Coaster
Haven’t hiked Cypress Mountain yet this summer? No problem! People can race down the mountain on the Eagle Coaster at 40 km/h this Monday and throughout the rest of the month.
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $29 for GA (includes lift ticket)
There you go, friends! 8 things to do in and around Vancouver on Labor Day 2022. We hope it’s awesome!