Canada Day Long Weekend Guide

The 10 Best Things to See & Do This Weekend, June 30-July 3


Canada is turning 150 and you bet there’s tons of wicked things happening around the city! From a Poutine Party to The Biltmore’s Super Polite Dance Party, we’re sure we’ve got something that’ll keep you dancing day (and night), stuffed with delicious food and celebrating the long weekend in the best way possible!
at Fayuca on Friday June 30
Your last chance to taste the out of this world creations from 8 chefs collaborating to build this 6 course tasting menu. Part of YVR Food Fest.
2) Come Together documentary film premiere
at 35 East 3rd Ave on Friday June 30
Come together and discover how 10 artists from North America (mostly from Vancouver!) paired up with 10 artists from South America and started an arts festival in Bogota, Colombia.
3) FUSE: 2167
at the VAG on Friday June 30
Get sucked into a time warp where you can speculate the present moment and imagine all the possibilities that art can take on in the future.
4) Canada Day Block Party
at The Waldorf on Saturday July 1
Rad jams provided by a huge lineup of local DJs like Cyril Hahn and bands like Walter TV, delish $2 BBQ, along with awesome summer vibes. What more can you ask for? It’ll be a bumping party from the A.M. to the P.M.! 
5) Oh F* Yeah Canada: Super Polite Dance Party
at the Biltmore on Saturday July 1
Live up to our charmingly polite manners by being wildly polite at the Biltmore’s Canadian party for the young, restless, and bored! 
6) Poutine Party
at The Cobalt on Saturday July 1
Yes they’re actually serving poutine – 150 to be exact – at this Canada Day themed dance party!
7) Free Jazz
at David Lam Park on Saturday July 1 & Sunday July 2 
Come chill out in Yaletown’s gorgeous, water view backyard and enjoy 2 whole days of top tier local and international jazz musicians. Part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
8) Queen + Adam Lambert
at Rogers on Sunday July 2
Queen and Adam Lambert will rock you at Rogers Arena. Their explosive energy will make you feel like champions all night!
9) Freaky Tiki Beach Club Party
at The Waldorf on Sunday July 2
Haven’t been satisfied lately? Let all your fetishes and kinks loose when you get a little (or a lot) freaky at The Waldorf’s multi-room, dress (or un-dressed) code Freaky Tiki Beach Club Party! 
10) Baseball Bus Crawl
at The Charles Bar on Monday July 3
Beer, baseball and did we mention beer? It’s the perfect way to end the long weekend! 
PLUS! These festivals are happening all weekend long:
YVR Food Fest 
at Hinge Park in Olympic Village. 
The biggest and best YVR Food Fest wraps up with three full days that will be any food lovers paradise: a Canada Day Cook Out, Street Food Showdown on Sunday, and on holiday Monday, hit them up for The Big Brunch.
Kanata Festival
at Larwill Park, downtown Vancouver
Embrace indigenous culture and experience it like never before with tons of live music, workshops, and mouthwatering food! It’s all ages and all free!
Vancouver International Jazz Festival 
at various venues across Vancouver
When there’s top tier local and international jazz musicians hitting stages across the city, the biggest jazz fest in BC will have something for everyone’s tastes, from traditional sounds to way out there experimental!
BONUS: For even more ideas for what to do on Canada Day and Canada 150, check out this great list our friends at Do604 made:
And you can always head to our Vancouver Events calendar, powered by Do604, for a full list of our recommended things to see and do in Vancouver.