May is here! Our team is looking forward to the warm weather and these great spring events. Here is our list of the best events taking place in and around Vancouver during May 2018.
Come out to Town Center Park on May 12 for the very first ever obstacle event specifically dedicated to our local youth. You will even see members of the Longevity Graphics team there helping out. Learn more about Rubens Ruckus and register your children, here.
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is in full swing! The tulips are now in high bloom. That in addition to the beautiful weather we’ve had makes this the perfect time to head to the festival. Purchase tickets on their website.
Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo at various locations around the city on May 5. From pub events to water cruises, to running races and family-friendly activities, this holiday is all about having fun.
Vancouver’s amusement park opens on May 5th. Come and enjoy the rides all summer long until September 16th. You can purchase one-day or season play passes at the gate or online.
The BMO Vancouver International Marathon will be taking place on Sunday, May 6th and is one of the top marathon events in Canada. There will also be a street festival taking place near the finish line in downtown Vancouver. The marathon starts at 8:30 am and includes a full marathon, a half marathon, an 8 km race, and a full-marathon relay. Click here for more information and to register.
Are you excited for the opening of the Richmond Night Market for the season? We sure are! It will be open Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays from 7:00 pm until late from May 11 until October 8. As always, the market features ethnic food stations, trinkets and gadgets, clothing, and much, much more.
There are lots of ways to show your appreciation for your mom and spend some quality time with her on May 13. Here are some of our ideas:
Taking place over the Victoria Day Long Weekend, the Cloverdale Rodeo will be celebrating its 129th year. This is a great family event and it features lots of shows, country music performances and rides. Don’t miss out the parade that begins in the Cloverdale Town Centre and finishes at 58th Avenue. Visit their website for show and rides hours and t purchase tickets.
The Vancouver Craft Beer Week is taking place at the PNE between May 25 til June 3. If you would like to attend, there are offering single day tickets as well as weekend passes that can be purchased online. Each ticket includes a souvenir mug and two drink tokens.
Come out to the International Children’s Festival at the Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park from May 28 until June 3. There will be performances by Circus Incognitus, Charlotte Diamond, and other popular children’s entertainers. Enjoy the parade and lots of arts and crafts activities.
Bike to Work Week is a community event that invites everybody to make Vancouver a happier and healthier place to live by biking to work during the week of May 28 until June 3. Learn more about the event and register, here.
Spring is finally here! There are so many great activities and local events starting up for the 2018 season. Here is our list of 10 things to do in and around Vancouver during April 2018.
We hope you’ll get a chance to do as many of these events as possible. Our #1 thing to check out would be the Twilight Drive-In.
There’s nothing like a summer night at the drive-in. It may not be summer quite yet, but the Twilight Drive-In is officially open for the 2018 season. See what’s playing this week.
There are lots of family-friendly events taking place on the Easter long weekend. The Golden Easter Celebration, Easter Eggstravaganza, Easter Paintball Egg Hunt, and Easter Parade are just a few of the many events you can check out. Not to mention, all of the exceptional restaurants that serve buffet-style or a la carte menu-style brunches and the Easter Church services you can attend. Find more information about Easter events in your community.
Between April 3-8, come to the Annex Theatre in Vancouver for a series of intercultural performances by Canadian, Taiwanese, and international composers. To purchase tickets for the events and to see a list of the performers visit the Sound of Dragon website.
The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary this year and features Cherry Jam Concerts downtown, Spring Lights Illumination at Queen Elisabeth Park, Sakura Days Japan Fair at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, and more. Check out the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival website.
On April 7, come out to the Vancouver Art Gallery to have some fun in a massive group pillow battle. The event starts at 3:00 pm.
This very impressive (and Instagramable!) flower festival will be open to the public starting April 9. There are over 30 different varieties of tulips and over 7 million colourful flowers for you to admire. Visit the website to purchase tickets online.
This is an annual event that takes place in Whistler and runs for 5 days, starting on April 10. There, you can enjoy free outdoor concerts, snowboard demonstrations and competitions, a comedy showdown, and more. For more information about the event, view the Festival Schedule.
Are you wanting to declutter your home and make some extra cash at the same time? The City of Port Coquitlam will be having a city-wide garage sale on April 21. To participate, simply plan a garage sale at your Port Coquitlam home from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and register online. If you register by April 11, you will get free advertising in The Tri-City News as well as on the garage sale web page. Register your garage sale, here.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the 2018 Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday, April 22 at 9:00 am. Enjoy great views of downtown Vancouver, especially coming off the Cambie Street Bridge. Finish the 10 km race and enjoy a free concert, awards ceremony, and other celebrations inside BC Place Stadium. Register for the Sun Run, here.
Plastic is threatening our planet’s survival. Together, we can make a difference. Take part in Earth Day 2018 on April 22 to help end plastic pollution. Check out these Earth Day events taking place in Vancouver.
From everyone at Longevity Graphics, we hope you have a great April 2018.
Despite the fact that we received 30 centimetres of snow just this past Friday, spring is almost here! With the weather (slowly) warming up, there are lots of great events taking place in and around Vancouver during March 2018.
Kick off the spring season with this list of things to do in Vancouver in March 2018.
From February 16th until March 4th, come and experience an impressive lantern festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Tickets and more details about the event can be found on their website.
Between March 1st and March 24th, come watch a series of special dance productions. These events will be taking place at various venues throughout the city. Visit the Vancouver International Dance Festival for more information.
The Northwest Comedy Fest runs from March 3rd to March 10th and features a series of stand-up comedy performances. For full details, visit JFL Northwest Comedy Fest.
On March 10th, come out to Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club to enjoy some brews from over 40 craft breweries and 8-10 local restaurants and caterers. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival website.
This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Saturday, March 17. Various Irish-themed events will be taking place in and around Vancouver that weekend.
Cap Crusher is a 12 and 24 km run around the upper Capilano Canyon, on the west side of Cleveland Dam. This year, the run will be taking place on March 18. For more details about the event, visit the Cap Crusher website.
Are you looking for ideas of how to entertain yourself and your kids during Spring Break 2018 in Vancouver? Check out this great list of activities.
The Juno Awards is celebrating its 47th edition this year! This annual Canadian Music Award show will be hosted by Michael Buble and will take place on at Rogers Arena on March 25. Learn more about the event on the 2018 Juno Awards website.
From March 28th to April 1st, head down to the Vancouver Convention Centre for the Vancouver International Auto Show. The show features many different kinds of vehicles including a selection of vintage and famous cars. For tickets, visit the Vancouver International Auto Show website.
Enjoy Easter Bunny visits, Easter Egg Hunts, and other family-friendly activities throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Visit Easter Long Weekend for more information.
Thanks for reading through our list of 10 Things to do in Vancouver during March 2018. From everyone here at Longevity Graphics, we hope you have a great month.
February 2018 isn’t one of the most eventful months of the year, but we still have a fun list of events you can take advantage of this month with your family and friends.
Here’s our list of 10 Things to do in Vancouver during February 2018.
The Robson Square Ice Rink is still open from now until February 28. It is free for all ages if you bring your own skates. They also have skate rentals available for $4.00. Check out the website.
Dine Out Vancouver is one of Canada’s largest restaurant festivals. In January, hundreds of restaurants create 3-course menus at great prices. They then off these menus to the public during January and February.
Check out these great local winter farmer’s markets that are open for the season.
Join Lou Jack the Groundhog in the Save-on-Foods Underground for a party to celebrate an early Groundhog Day. It will be taking place on February 3 and admission is free. Visit the Newton BIA website for event details.
February 12 is BC Family Day. There are lots of great family-friendly activities taking place throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Check your local community for events near you.
Visit the International Buddhist Temple in Richmond on February 15th to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018! Experience Chinese New Year celebrations with a traditional flower market, auspicious windmills, late-night snacks and much more. Admission is free and all visitors are welcome to attend.
The Former First Lady of the United States will be coming to Vancouver on February 15th. She will be presenting at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and the program will run from 6:00 – 7:45 pm. Learn more, here.
On Saturday, February 17th, come up to Grouse Mountain for a two-day non-stop skiing, skating, and snowshoeing event. There will also be a live DJ and other fun activities. To learn more about this event, please visit the Grouse Mountain website.
Between February 17 to February 19, head down to Granville Island for a great Winter Arts Festival. The festival includes dance, music, film, art, crafts, and food. The dates and details can be found on the Winterruption website.
Between February 24 and March 4, enjoy eight food & wine events that offer an educational and entertaining wine experience for public and trade. For events and tickets, visit the Vancouver International Wine Festival website.
We hope you found an event you want to take part in with your friends and family this month. From everyone at Longevity Graphics, have a great February 2018.
Happy New Year! It’s a brand new year and that means it’s time for a brand new list of things to do in and around Vancouver in the month of January 2018! Here is our list of 10 awesome things to do this month.
Start the year off with an icy dive on the first day of January 2018. There are a few different options for where to go, but the most popular is the Vancouver Polar Bear Swim in English Bay which will take place between 2:30 – 3:30 pm. Check out more info about this event on the City of Vancouver website.
Even though the ice rink has been open since the start of December, the fun continues all the way through January and February, too! Enjoy some good old-fashioned ice skating at Robson Square. Check out opening times and other information on the website.
Come to St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church on Sundays between 4:00 – 5:00 pm in January for excellent jazz performances. Entrance is by donation. Check out the dates and artists on their website.
Check out one of Vancouver’s largest farmers’ markets this January 2018at the Nat Bailey Stadium. Open Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, this amazing farmers’ market is home to over 70 vendors! Check out more details and directions.
Check out this amazing festival of performing arts from January 15th to February 4th. Several fantastic performances in dance, theatre, and more are scheduled this year. Find more information about showtimes and tickets on the PuSh festival website.
Between January 17th and 21st, head to BC Place and Granville Island for the Vancouver International Boat Show. Five days of exciting workshops, seminars, and more! Check out information about exhibitors and buy tickets, here.
Between January 19th and February 4th, enjoy fantastic deals at hundreds of restaurants throughout Vancouver. Besides excellent multi-course dinners at varying price-points, there are also several other food-related events. Participating restaurants and more information will be revealed on January 19, 2018. Visit their website.
Between January 20th and February 14th, cozy up with some hot cocoa at Vancouver’s 8th annual hot chocolate festival. Several local coffee shops and chocolatiers participate each year. New information will be coming to the website soon.
What are you doing Monday nights from 6:00 – 10:00 pm? Starting on Monday, January 22, ladies can ski or snowboard on Mount Seymour for a minimum donation of $15 – in support of The Bloom Group. Men are welcome, too! Tickets for men will start at $33. Visit the Mount Seymour website for more information.
Taking place on January 28th, the Chilly Chase Race is back for its 13th year! Sign up to run either 5 km, 10 km, 15 km or half-marathon along the Sea Wall. Participants will receive an awesome medal at the finish line, as well as some special souvenir socks! Check out more details about the race or sign up on their website.
From everyone here at Longevity Graphics, we hope you have a great January 2018!
With the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, we can now relax and get into the holiday spirit. If you are on the hunt for the Best Christmas Activities to do with your friends and family, then you’ve come to the right place.
Here is our list of the Best Christmas Activities to check out during the month of December 2017.
Canyon Lights is open from November 23 until January 28, 2017. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is decorated with thousands of sparkling lights and is a must-see holiday attraction. Tickets include admission to the park, gingerbread cookie decorating, card writing, carols, and claims to have the world’s largest living Christmas tree.
Enjoy the sights of Blue Grouse Lake lit by breathtaking light installations, skate on the 8,000 sq.ft. mountaintop skating pond or watch a movie on Grouse Mountain. The Peak of Christmas opens on November 24 and will be open until January 7, 2018.
Glow Christmas brings holiday magic to the Fraser Valley this holiday season. Glow is a crafted and curated Christmas event for the entire family to enjoy. Go explore the four Christmas-themed light gardens, take a stroll through the musical light tunnel, and witness the glow of over 500,000 lights. Buy tickets, here.
The Lights at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam will be switched on Saturday, November 25, and will remain on until January 21, 2018. You can expect to see stunning light displays and multiple themed zones from 4:30 PM until 11:00 PM every night. Visit the City of Coquitlam website for more information about this attraction.
Bright Nights in Stanley Park celebrates 20 years, this year. Come for a ride on the Bright Nights Christmas Train and witness the sparkles of three million twinkling lights. Donations from this attraction go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Visit the City of Vancouver website for more information.
This year, the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden opens on December 1 and is open until January 7, 2018. Come walk around and enjoy the over one million lights decorating the garden. All tickets include a free ride on the carousel! Visit the City of Vancouver website for more information.
The Robson Square outdoor ice rink will open on December 1. Celebrate winter with free ice skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver. They have you covered with the option to rent ice skates. Click here for more information.
We hope you can get out to a few of these great holiday attractions in December 2017. Let us know what ones you’ll be checking out!
The holiday season is here! With Santa Claus coming to town in just a few short weeks, this month our 10 things to do in Vancouver list is all about the holidays! Check out these great events taking place in and around Vancouver for the whole family during the month of December 2017!
Come experience a German-style Christmas market. The market features more than 75 huts of authentic, German sweets, treats, and treasures. It will be open from November 22 – December 24 at Jack Poole Plaza. Buy tickets, here.
Christmas at Canada Place is celebrating its 30th anniversary. This attraction will run for 5 weeks from November 23 until December 31. Come experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, a magical holiday lighting display, the Sails of Light, and more! Learn more, here.
FlyOver Canada utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you the feeling of flight. For Christmas, you will help Santa on an important quest. This holiday attraction will be open November 23 to January 7, 2018. Watch the promotional video, here.
Come experience the holiday waves at the Vancouver Aquarium. These attractions will be open November 24 until January 7. From magical aquatic displays to Scuba Claus, your family will be sure to create unforgettable memories. Visit the Vancouver Aquarium website for more information.
Stroll through the village to see holiday wreaths, cedar swags, and vintage-themed Christmas displays. Heritage Christmas will be open from November 25 to January 5. Admission is free for the family; carousel rides are $2.65 each. Visit their website for more information.
The Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting is back for its 11th year. Head down to the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza on Friday, December 1 to watch four magnificent holiday trees come alive. This free family-friendly event features live entertainment, free cookies and hot chocolate, local food trucks, and fun craft activities for kids!
The Ugly Sweater Dash is a community event taking place in Port Moody on December 2. This dash features an untimed 5km run, holiday music, craft beers, and family entertainment. The event raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & The Yukon. Click here to register.
Take advantage of this great deal at several Cineplex locations. Watch your Family Holiday Favourites on the big screen Saturday mornings at 11:00 am throughout December 2017. Tickets are only $2.99. Check out the website for more information.
The Vancouver Santa Claus Parade will be taking place on Sunday, December 3. It is a great Christmas event for the whole family to enjoy, with floats, marching bands, and Santa! The parade will go along Georgia Street, down Howe Street, until Davie Street.
The CP Holiday Train will be making its way across Canada for its 19th year, this year. The holiday train features impressive light displays and a free concert for the whole family to enjoy! Remember to bring a food donation for the local food bank. The train will be arriving in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Moody, and Port Coquitlam on December 16 and 17. For more information about arrival times, visit their website.
Happy Holidays from everyone here at Longevity Graphics! We hope you have a great December 2017!
Remembrance Day 2017 is a time to remember those who lost their lives for our freedom. We have compiled a list of local ceremonies taking place this weekend in and around Vancouver.
Each of these events will be taking place on November 11, 2017.
The Vancouver Remembrance Day 2017 ceremony and parade at the Victory Square Cenotaph will begin at 10:00 am on November 11. The ceremony will begin with a performance by the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande. There will lalso be a performance by Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and the Regimental Pipes and Drums of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. At 11:00 am, everyone will pause for 2 minutes of silence. After, there will be a 21-gun salute and a fly-past by the RCAF. The parade will begin after the ceremony concludes.
The parade in Richmond will start at 10:20 am, with the official ceremonies starting at the Richmond City Hall Cenotaph starting at 10:40 am. There will be a pause for two minutes of silence at 11:00 am, followed by the wreath-laying.
The North Burnaby ceremony will take place at the Borth Burnaby Cenotaph in Confederation Park. The parade will begin at 10:30 am in the Safeway parking lot at 4440 Hastings Street, heading north up Alpha Ave. The ceremony begins at 11:00 at the Cenotaph.
There will be an outdoor service in front of New Westminster City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue. The services will start at 10:30 am. There will also be a parade, which will assemble at Queens Ave. and 6th Street at 10:25 am.
The event will begin with a non-denominational service at the Kyle Centre at 10:00 am, after which the parade will form and proceed to the Arts Centre Monument at 10:30. There will be a 2-minute silence at 11:00 am, followed by a laying of the wreaths and a 21-Gun cannon salute. From 12:30 pm onwards there will be a buffet and refreshments, as well as several performances at the Kyle Centre.
The Remembrance Day 2017 procession in Coquitlam starts at 9:45 am by Como Lake Middle School at 1121 King Albert Avenue. It will then proceed down Winslow Avenue to the Cenotaph on Veteran’s Way at the east end of Blue Mountain Park starting at around 10:40 am. The parade is then followed by ceremonies at the Cenotaph.
The Remembrance Day 2017 parade in Maple Ridge will start at 10:30 am. The ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park, starting at 11:00 am. The flags will be lowered at 11:30 am.
There will be a Remembrance Day 2017 ceremony in Langley at the Douglas Park Cenotaph, 20550 Douglas Crescent, starting at 10:30 am.
The Remembrance Day 2017 ceremony in Surrey starts at 10:45 am, with a moment of silence occurring at 11:00 am. The event will take place at the Surrey Centre Cemetery, 16671 Old McLellan Road. There will be hot dogs and refreshments available.
We hope you enjoy the Remembrance Day 2017 long weekend and pause to remember those brave soldiers who fought and lost their lives.
Halloween season has come to a close, which means that Christmas time is just around the corner. Have you started on your holiday shopping yet? Before holiday decorations take over, there is still plenty to do in Vancouver during the month of November 2017. Here is our list of 10 great events to check out this month!
On November 3rd and 4th, kick off the month with a good time at the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival! With beer from over 40 BC Breweries and delicious food pairings, this will be an event to remember. Check out more information and grab tickets (while you can!)
On November 4th and 5th, have fun shopping at the Fall Artisan Market (formerly known as the Craft Market). Find out more information about opening hours and more.
On November 8th and 9th, head out to Bear Creek Park in Surrey for an amazing display of lights, as well as other fun activities! Check out all the details, here.
From November 3rd until the 11th, head over to Capilano Mall for the Rotary Book Sale. Books are priced at #2 each. Bring cash, as it is the only form of payment accepted. For more information check out this webpage.
On November 11th, attend one of the many ceremonies and parades taking place to honour our veterans and active soldiers for Remembrance Day. Check out this list of events taking place throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
On November 12th, broaden your mind with TED Talks here in Vancouver. There will be many great speakers and performances taking place, based on the theme of ‘Distortion’. For more information and to purchase tickets, check out the website.
On the evening of November 16th, gather on Burrard Street to experience a fantastic display of fireworks at St. Paul’s, as well as the turn-on of the massive Lights of Hope display of over 100,000 light bulbs. Learn more about this event.
On November 18th, come out to Fort Langley to join with several Métis organizations who will be presenting Louis Riel Day. The day will be packed with Métis cultural activities, including finger weaving, jigging, and archery. Check out more information.
From November 20th to 26th, treat your taste buds to a festival of whiskey, beer, and spirits. With several events, including a grand tasting hall on the 24th and 25th, this will be an event any whiskey lover would not want to miss. Check out more information and get tickets, here.
Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village begins on November 25th. Come see the light displays and take part in fun Christmas-y activities for the whole family. Check out the website for more information.
We hope you enjoy our list of awesome things to do in and around Vancouver during November 2017. Now, let’s just hope the weather cooperates!
Halloween is coming up! It can be hard to figure out what the best activities and spots for trick-or-treating are for the kids. So we have compiled a little list of Spooktacular Halloween Events 2017 taking place in the Greater Vancouver Area during Halloween week. Take a peek, if you dare…
There are several malls throughout the Lower Mainland that provide some sort of trick-or-treating Halloween Events 2017. Well-lit, dry, and hassle free, you can take your child around the shops at the mall to collect their treats!
City Square Shopping Centre (Vancouver) – City Square’s Halloween Hunt takes place on October 28th, from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Enjoy Trick-or-Treating, cookie decorating, face painting, a Magic Show and Enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize a Nintendo Switch with Legends of Zelda game. There will be tons of activities free for kids up to 14 years of age. Check out more info on the website.
Willowbrook Mall (Langley) – Willowbrook’s annual Trick-or-Treat event takes place on October 31st from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Entry is by donation and includes a trick-or-treat bag and goodies. Suggested donation is $2. For more information check out the website here.
Lougheed Town Centre (Burnaby) – The Trick or Treat event at Lougheed Town Centre takes place on October 31st from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. There will be free treats for children under 12, a free Halloween photo booth, and a live DJ. See the event website here.
Central City Mall (Surrey) – Come to Central City on October 31st between 4:00pm and 6:00pm for the Halloween fun event. Kids up to age 12 can trick-or-treat at participating stores, and there will be additional fun activities happening as well. Check out the event here.
Wesbrook Village (Vancouver) – Come to the Wesbrook Welcome Centre on October 31st between 4:00pm and 6:00pm for an evening of trick-or-treating! There will also be a haunted house as well as crafts and games. Wesbrook village also has some other Halloween themed stuff happening in the weeks before, so don’t forget to check out their website!
There is a lot to do besides trick-or-treating in and around Vancouver. Check out these events that are fun for the whole family!
Lansdowne Centre (Richmond) – This isn’t a trick or treating event, but until October 31st you can come to Lansdowne Centre to ride the Halloween Train and take a spin on the Scarousel! $3.50 per ride or $20 for 8 tickets. More info here.
High Street (Abbotsford) – The Land of Boo! Between October 21st and 31st enjoy a fun scavenger hunt around High Street in Abbotsford. Spot 5 black cats and you could win an iPad! For more information, check out the website here.
Art Knapp (Port Coquitlam) – Funland. Until October 31st enjoy rides, food, and fun at Funland!
Pinetree Community Centre (Coquitlam) – On October 29th, the Pinetree Community Centre is hosting a Family Haunted Halloween! From crafts, to face-painting, to a bouncy castle, this event will be fun for all ages. There will also be a parade, so be sure to dress up in costume! For more information and to register, head to the website here.
Fort Langley National Historic Site (Fort Langley) – On October 29th, head to Fort Langley for a fun and free event full of trick-or-treating, ghost stories, and more! For more information, check out the website.