Traveling through British Columbia, Canada can be an extraordinary experience. BC is renowned for being incredibly beautiful, friendly and interesting. Aside from taking in the natural sights, you may enjoy partaking in a few of the festivals and events that happen in Vancouver every year. No matter what season you decide to travel to the Saltwater City you are sure to find plenty of people and experiences. Included here are a few of the best things to do in Vancouver, BC.
Dine Out Vancouver Festival in January
According to FunLists, Vancouver holds their fantastic Dine Out Vancouver Festival in mid-January. Just when you are beginning to get down with the winter blahs, you are presented with an excellent opportunity to try over 200 local restaurants and street food locales. This promotion allows local restaurants to offer set discounted prices for extravagant meals, allowing you to sample a variety of cuisine on the cheap.
CelticFest Vancouver in March
The largest Celtic festival in Western Canada, CelticFest draws people from all over Canada and the Western United States. This cultural celebration pays homage to the seven Celtic nations with kinship and community. A festival that showcases Celtic dance, music and food, this celebration is a precursor to the widely anticipated St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Vancouver International Children’s Festival in May
What started as a simple theatre event for young audiences has developed into a national sensation of multi-disciplinary talent. The Children’s Festival now presents dance, circus, music, puppetry, theatre and storytelling. Success in Vancouver has led to inspired imitations of this festival across Canada.
Caribbean Days Festival in July
The biggest single weekend event, and biggest Caribbean event, in British Columbia takes place in North Vancouver in July. This two-day festival celebrates summer with two-days of tropical culture, cuisine, music and more. The Saltwater City embraces the ocean with a free Waterfront Party concert of live music available for all.
Vancouver International Film Festival in September
Renowned for being one of the world’s best film festivals, VIFF descends on Vancouver just in time for fall. With over 350 films from 70 different countries, many Canadians and other international guests revel in the opportunity to delve into foreign film. You will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to individual films or a pass to encompass the duration of the festival.
Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown in November
There are few things better than a big bowl of delicious chowder paired with a perfect beer. Saltwater City’s Ocean Wise chefs battle it out to find the new reigning chowder champion in their fair city by the sea every year in the Vancouver Aquarium. Enjoy the beauty of the living fish while supporting sustainable seafood practices!