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Have some fun this summer

By Tarana Rana, 20 Jul, 2016

    Like most things in Vancouver, summer activities often come with a price tag! If you want to make the most out of these sunny months without breaking the bank, check out these fun, free summer events happening around the Lower Mainland.

    1. Join in a massive water fight

    Yes, you read that right! For the past nine years, Vancouver has been host to a massive waterfight at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park. This year, the water fight takes place on August 6 at 1pm. To join in the silliness, pack your water guns, dress to get wet, and leave those electronics at home! 

    2. Enjoy a movie under the stars

    Take advantage of the gorgeous weather and watch a free movie – outdoors! Every Tuesday, from July 5 to August 23, you can head on over to second beach in Stanley Park for a range of classic movies, including the latest Star Wars. The movie begins after sunset, weather permitting. So grab your family, a blanket, a lawn chair or two and enjoy the cinema under the stars!

    3. Learn a new dance move or two

    Every Sunday afternoon, this July and August, make your way down to Robson Square for a series of free outdoor salsa dance lessons! A complete beginner? Two left feet? No worries, as these lessons are open to absolutely everyone. The lessons start at 3 pm and last for about half an hour. After you’re done, stick around to watch a dance show performance by Vancouver’s most talented dancers at 5 pm! (

    4. Catch an outdoor concert

    Starting July 10, you can head down to Rocky Point Park in Port Moody and enjoy a free concert every Sunday at 2 pm. From blues to reggae to R&B, there’s something here for everyone. The concerts take place every Sunday at 2 pm all the way into September. So pack a picnic lunch and make it a day to remember!

    5. Watch the celebration of light

    The Celebration of Lights fireworks down at English Bay are a quintessential summer event in Vancouver and makes for one unforgettable evening! Besides the glorious firework show, there’s a lot more to enjoy, from live music to food and much more! This year, Netherlands, Australia and the US will bring their finest firework displays on July 23, July 27 and July 30, respectively. The shows begin at 10 pm, rain or shine, so show up early to grab the perfect viewing spot!

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