YOGA AT LONSDALE QUAY
Enjoy free outdoor Yoga at Lonsdale Quay on Thursday evenings from June 23rd to August 25th, 2016. The sessions will take place on the waterfront at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. Relax and unwind with a one-hour class, featuring a different instructor from the North Shore yoga community.
Please bring your own yoga mat. All sessions take place weather permitting.
For more information visit www.lonsdalequay.com.
SHIPYARDS NIGHT MARKET
Stop by Shipbuilders’ Square for the Shipyards Night Market on Friday Nights for great food, art, music, entertainment and shopping. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights. On the Shipbuilders’ Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC. The Shipyards Night Market also includes a Beer Garden with local craft beer and ciders on tap, as well as organic Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.
The Shipyards Night Market features 100+ vendors with local products, showcasing BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers. Products include; jewellery, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolate and many more handmade products.
Don’t eat dinner before you come to the Night Market, as there will be 40+ food trucks in ‘hot food alley’ selling unique and delicious food.
JAZZ IN THE LIBRARY
Enjoy a free jazz concert on June 24th at 7:30pm at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, featuring Vahagni. Vahagni is an Armenian born, LA-based guitarist who fuses flamenco, classical, jazz and folk music.
This free concert is part of the North Shore Jazz Festival. This festival includes a full line-up of free and ticketed concerts throughout venues on the North Shore from June 24 to July 3, 2016.
Two free outdoor concerts (June 25th & July 2) will also take place in the Civic Plaza in North Vancouver and one concert in Lynn Valley Village (June 26th)
For more info on North Shore Jazz free and ticketed events visit www.coastaljazz.ca.
JAZZ IN THE PLAZA
Jazz in the Plaza is part of the North Shore Jazz Festival. This festival includes a full line-up of free and ticketed concerts throughout venues on the North Shore from June 24th to July 3, 2016.
Two free outdoor concerts will take place in the Civic Plaza in North Vancouver.
HUU BAC QUINTET WITH JOU TOU
June 25th at 1pm
Jazz fusion with Quebecois ensemble Huu Bac Quintet and world music duo Jou Tou.
SWEET PAPA LOWDOWN
July 2nd at 1pm
A post-modern retro-fusion Afro-American Hokum, country blues and jazz mashup.
For more info on North Shore Jazz free and ticketed events visit www.coastaljazz.ca.
Civic Plaza is located at 14th & Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver, just outside City Hall and the North Vancouver City Library.
NORTH SHORE RESCUEFEST
Saturday, June 25th, 2016
The Shipyards, North Vancouver
North Shore RescueFest takes place on Saturday June 25th from 5-10pm at Shipbuilder’s Square in North Vancouver. RescueFest is hosted by North Shore Rescue & Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers. This is a family-friendly, all-ages event featuring live music, amazing food trucks, fun activities for the kids, a silent auction and some of the best craft beer around.
The well-stocked silent auction includes: cruiser bike, an autographed snowboard, gear from Arcteryx, Vasque, G3, Sugoi, passes from Cypress, Grouse and the Hive climbing Centre and more. You can bid on a chance for your kids to have a ride to school with their friends in “Knuckles” a NSR rescue vehicle or win a picnic in the mountains – with helicopter transport to your picnic spot.
Kids (of all ages…) can try on rescue gear and have their picture taken with Nan the Rescue dog. Live entertainment will include two acoustic performers, a choir and then a great band, and the emcee is Bal Brach from CBC.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.rescuefest.ca
YOUTH LEARN TO FISH
Sundays 10am to 12 Noon
Rice Lake, North Vancouver
Youth learn to fish is a fun, hands-on program which is perfect for youth and their families. Rapala fishing rods will be provided for hands-on fishing. Learn about fish identification, conservation, handling, tackle, rod rigging, and enjoy an hour of fishing. All equipment will be provided.
This program takes place at Rice Lake located in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver.
Suited to children ages 5 to 15, with an accompanying adult. No registration required.
For more information visit www.gofishbc.com or call 604-504-4716.
GERMAN CAR FESTIVAL
June 26, 2016 – 10am-3pm
Waterfront Park, North Vancouver
All car enthusiasts are invited to the 15th Annual German Car Festival takes place at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver on June 26, 2016 from 10am to 3pm. This festival is hosted by the premium German auto clubs in the region. BMW, Mercedes and Porsche clubs will be in attendance to celebrate fine automobiles while also raising money for the Harvest Project.
For more information about this event visit www.bmwccbc.org
HORSESHOE BAY ART WALK
June 26, 2016 11am to 4pm
Spend the day in scenic Horseshoe Bay. Visit local painters, potters, photographers and multimedia artists.
Admire the work of local artists displayed at several locations around the community of Horseshoe Bay. Enjoy the route on foot (approximately 45 minutes) or catch the free shuttle bus from the Gleneagles Community Centre parking lot every half hour starting at 11:00am. The shuttle will continue a circle route to all artists locations throughout the day until 4:00pm.
Visit www.horseshoebayartwalk.com for a map of the various locations.
TUESDAY PADDLESPORT RACES
Tuesday April to September
Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak, 2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver
Race Entry Fee: $5
Deep Cove Tuesday Night Paddlesport Races start in early April and run weekly until mid-September. All human powered floating vessels are welcome. Kayaks, stand up paddleboards, canoes, surf-skis, outrigger canoes and dug-out canoes. Participation averages between 60 and 100 people.
The races are open to paddlers and skiers of all abilities, and the races are 30 to 60 minutes in length depending on your ability. There is a short course and long course. Don’t let the word race scare you away. There is a wide range of skill levels participating, and they are all about FUN!
For more info on Tuesday Paddlesport Races visit www.deepcovekayak.com
Black Kettle Brewing, North Vancouver
Wondering what Brewga is? It’s yoga + beer. The Black Kettle Brewery and the Yoga Root host Brewga classes on Wednesday evenings at 7:15pm at the brewery in North Vancouver. Enjoy a 45-minute yoga class, followed by a beer. The slow-flowing yoga class is suitable for all levels, and led by Rachel Rozen.
Class starts at 7:15, but arrive early to sign the waiver, and find a spot. Capacity is 30-35 people.
No registration required. Yoga mats are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own. There are only mats for about 30 people.
CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
July 1st, 2016 – All Day
Canada Day Parade in North Vancouver
The parade starts at 10 am sharp, and usually last about an hour. As usual there will be lots of colourful floats, cultural groups and lots of goodies for the kids. Kids will want a curbside seat.
The parade begins at 13th & Grand Boulevard heading west toward Lonsdale Avenue. Then continues up Lonsdale, west on 17th Street and ends at Mahon Park, where you can get an up close look at the floats. A reviewing stand is set up at 14th Street and Lonsdale.
Celebrations at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver 12-4pm
This is a free family-oriented event with a variety of activities, games and entertainment for all ages! From live multicultural performances to interactive crafts and activities, there is something for the whole family. There will also be some of Vancouver’s BEST food trucks. The celebrations are going green this year, so be sure to bring your own water bottle as there will be an on-site water wagon.
Celebrations at Lynn Valley village in North Vancouver 12-4pm
Picnic & fireworks at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver 4:30-10:30pm
The Canada Day fireworks show will begin 10:30 p.m. There will be two simultaneous fireworks shows, one off the shores of West Vancouver and one in the waterway between Canada Place and North Vancouver. The fireworks display can be seen from multiple locations along the Burrard Inlet including; West Vancouver (Ambleside and Dundarave), North Vancouver, Coal Harbour and Stanley Park. The pyro-musical show broadcast on Rock 101 FM.
Street Closures & Parking
General vehicle access along the waterfront may be restricted by road closures. Please consider public transit, cycling or walking. Local traffic accessing Ambleside and Dundarave will be asked to provide proof of residency. Additional Blue Bus service will be provided after the event.
The Summer Sessions Concerts, take place every Saturday evening (7pm to 10pm) in July and August in Shipbuilders’ Square at the foot of Lonsdale.
Summer Sessions will feature free evening concerts, artisan vendors, food trucks and a beer garden for those 19 and over. Each week features an exciting headline act with a diverse mix of performers and musicians throughout the summer. Bring the family, bring a chair and come and have fun, as you dance under the stars through the long summer nights.
July 2 – March Hare Band
July 9 – The Phonix Band
July 16 – Souled Out
July 23 – The So Tight Band
July 30 – The Adam Woodall Band
August 6 – Dave Ivaz Band
August 13 – The Day Trippers
August 20 – Mostly Marley
August 27 – Cease and Desist
Shipbuilders’ Square is located in the Shipyards at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, just east of the Lonsdale Quay, in North Vancouver.
FREE SEASIDE YOGA AT THE SHIPYARDS
Mondays 6-7pm July 4 to August 15
The Shipyards Plaza, North Vancouver
These classes will be suitable for beginners to experts and anyone who wants to get outside and do a little stretching.
Please remember to bring your own yoga mat water.
In the event of rain, classes will be help inside the Pipe Shop building at the Shipyards.
FREE TAI CHI IN THE PLAZA
Wednesdays July 6-27 12-1:30pm
Civic Plaza, North Vancouver
This summer enjoy Free Tai Chi classes at Civic Plaza in North Vancouver.
In the event of rain, classes will be held in the 3rd floor Program Room at the City Library.
SALSA BY THE SEA
On Thursday nights July 7 to August 25, 2016 head down to the Ferry Building Gallery for some Salsa by the Sea! Salsa lessons take place, weather permitting, Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. Drop-in fee for dancing lessons is $8.
Salsa by the Sea Lessons
All ages and levels are welcome.
singles welcome – no partner required
bring your own water bottle (fill it at the gallery)
Instructor: Doris Angela Maria of Latin Dance for You.
CONCERTS IN THE COVE
Fridays 7-9pm July 8 – August 5, 2016
Panorama Park, North Vancouver
Concerts in the Cove is a free, outdoor concert series held in Deep Cove’s scenic Panorama Park. These concerts are family-friendly, so bring your lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy the music with family and friends.
Be sure to arrive early to stake out your spot for the evening, then you can enjoy the shops in the Cove. Maybe go for dinner or get some dessert.
There is a always a diverse selection of music, so you will find something for every musical taste.
July 8: Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars (Louisiana Roots & Blues)
July 15: The Dynamics (Classic Motown)
July 22: Mostly Marley (Reggae)
July 29: Smith & Jones (CCR and Rock)
August 5: Cayla Brooke (Jazz/Blues)
Please note: concerts may be cancelled if it rains.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PLAZA
Civic Plaza, North Vancouver
(14th & Lonsdale Ave)
Family Movie Nights in the Plaza are back by popular demand. Come watch free family-friendly movies under the stars on the big screen in Civic Plaza. Seating is limited; bring your blanket or picnic chairs. Movies begin at sunset, but come early for the theme nights which include: art activities, piano sing-alongs, trivia and costumes!
Date Time Movie
July 8 9:30pm Shaun the Sheep
July 22 9:15pm Inside Out
August 5 9pm Zootopia
August 19 8:30pm Princess Bride
COME EARLY & BIKE BEFORE THE MOVIE
While you wait for the movie to start come practice your bike skills! Ride with us in the Plaza… Don’t have a bike? That’s ok, we’ll have some that you can try. We’ll have helmets to borrow too.
The bike course, brought to you by North Shore Safety Council, will be set up ready for riders before each movie. Please check the times below as they are different for each movie night. The course will be located in the parking lot at City Hall, adjacent to Civic Plaza.
July 8 7pm to 9pm
July 22 7pm to 9pm
August 5 7pm to 9pm
August 19 6pm to 8pm
More info at www.cnv.org
LIVE IN LYNN VALLEY CONCERTS
Fridays 7-9pm from July 8th to August 19th, 2016
Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver
This summer sees the return of the popular Live in Lynn Valley concert series.
Bring a lawn chair and arrive early to secure a spot.
July 8 Hot Lucy (Rock)
July 15: Terminal Station (Rock Blues)
July 22: Platform Soul (Disco)
July 29: David James & Big River Band (Johnny Cash Tribute)
August 5: Mazacote (Latin dance)
August 12: The Fab Fourever
August 19: Rich Hope & the Blue Rich Rangers (Soul Country)
Please note: Concerts may be canceled in the event of rain.
BC BIKE RACE FOR KIDS
July 11, 2016
Registraton 9:00am Race 11am
The 2016 BC Bike Race for Kids takes place at Parkgate Park in North Vancouver. This community race is for kids ages 2-8. There will be small courses with a few laps each depending on age, generally on gravel, some grass and fun for everyone.
Registration will open at 9am @ Bean Around the World at Parkgate Mall (please park there as there will be no parking at the park). Treats and refreshments will be available by donation to the North Shore Mountain Bike Association.
When you arrive on race day, report to the registration booth to:
pay $2 donation
Get your child’s BC Bike Race bike plate.
More info @ bcbikerace.com.
CARIBBEAN DAYS PARADE
July 23rd, 2016 10am
The streets of North Vancouver come alive with the sights and sounds of Carnival during the Carribbean Days Multicultural Street Parade. Parade onlookers will enjoy spectacular costumes, Caribbean style and culture.
The parade starts at 10am at 12th and Lonsdale Avenue, and usually runs about an hour and a half. The parade route continues down Lonsdale to Esplanade Avenue, then turns west and ends at Waterfront Park.
The Caribbean Days Festival continues at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver all weekend 10am to 7pm.
CARIBBEAN DAYS FESTIVAL
10am to 7pm, July 23 & 24th, 2016
Waterfront Park, North Vancouver
Waterfront Park is home to the Caribbean Days Festival. Come and enjoy live entertainment, an international food fair and a craft market. If you are looking to sample some a tastes of the Caribbean you are likely to find roti, jerk chicken and other tasty treats. The main stage at Waterfront Park will host a lineup of bands playing Reggae, Calypso, as well as other international music. There will also be singers, dancers and other cultural performers.
For more info on the Caribbean Days Festival visit www.caribbeandays.ca
CATES PARK SUMMER CONCERTS
Saturdays 4-7pm from July 23 to August 27, 2016
Cates Park, North Vancouver
The Cates Park Concerts are free outdoor concerts, held each summer at picturesque Cates Park in North Vancouver. This concert series showcases local bands, featuring talented young artists performing on the outdoor stage on Saturdays afternoons in July and August.
Each concert features 3 local bands, and the final concert will showcase 9 singer/songwriters. So catch one performance, or bring your blanket and lawn chair and catch them all. This is a great opportunity to see Vancouver’s top up-and-coming talent. All the performers are playing for free. A compilation 27 track, 2-disc CD with one track from every artist performing this summer will be available for purchase by donation. 100% of proceeds will go back to the performers.
Cates Park Concession
If you want to make a day of it, pack a picnic or order some food from Wally’s Burgers at the Cates Park Concession. The concession is open daily during the summer from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm, weather dependent.
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL
Daily 10 am – 10 pm July 29 to August 7, 2016
Along the Waterfront in West Vancouver (14-17th Streets)
The Harmony Arts Festival is the North Shore’s premiere summer event – visit the various seaside venues and experience the sights and sounds and of this award-winning 10-day festival. Celebrating its 26th season, the Harmony Arts Festival brings a variety of free outdoor concerts and movies, a unique Art Market, a wine garden, Art of Food exhibition, Artsy Kids programs & more. This festival is a celebration of music, performance, cinema and art that showcases the best of North Shore, regional, and national performing, visual and culinary arts.
For more information on the Harmony Arts Festival visit www.harmonyarts.ca
SUMMER CONCERTS IN EDGEMONT
Fridays 7-9pm from August 5-26, 2016
Edgemont Village, North Vancouver
The popular Edgemont Village concert series returns this summer for its 18th year, brought to you by North Vancouver Recreation and Culture. Edgemont Village is a great spot to come and enjoy free outdoor concerts on Friday evenings in August. Enjoy live music, dancing, iced beverages, ice cream, frozen yogurt and delicious food from local eateries. Bands are selected to bring vibrant, diverse and fun music to each evening. You will find something to suit every musical taste!
This concert series is very popular, so you will wan to get there early and bring a chair or blanket. Once you have your spot staked out, you can explore the merchants of Edgemont Village.
2016 CONCERT SCHEDULE
August 5: The BobCats (Classic Rock)
August 12: Souled Out (R&B)
August 19: The Pernell Reichert Band (Alt Folk)
August 26: Adam Woodall Band (Folk Rock)
Note: In the event of rain, the concerts may be cancelled.
Fun City Festival
It’s a whole weekend of non-stop family fun! The City is hosting Fun City Festival, a two day family-friendly community celebration happening on August 13 & 14, 2016. Slide the City and its popular 1,000 foot long water slide returns along with Car Free Day, turning Lower Lonsdale into a pedestrian and slider zone filled with vendors, food trucks, live music & entertainment. Enjoy local artisans, roving performers, giveaways and lots of outdoor patios and seating areas. Come ride the slide or just take in the sights and sounds.
POLISH FESTIVAL VANCOUVER 2016
September 4 1-6:30pm & September 5th 1-5pm
Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver
This year the Polish Cultural Festival takes place on September 4 & 5 at Lynn Valley Village in North Vancouver. The event will feature Polish music, singing and folk dancing, with the second day celebrating our children and youth, with puppet show, theatre play, arts activities, sing along, balloon lady, face-painting and more.
Vendors will be selling Polish T-shirts and accessories; jewelry; arts and crafts, as well as plenty of delicious traditional Polish food such as sausages, perogies and pastries.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Labour Day, September 5th 12-5pm
Cleveland Park, North Vancouver
What better way to end the summer than spending the day outside, listening to great music and soaking up the late summer sun.
Music is the Park takes place at Cleveland Park in North Vancouver featuring local, up-and-coming musicians. The free concerts are set against the stunning backdrop of the North Shore Mountains and Capilano Lake. Capilano River Regional Park will come alive with artist demos, a kids craft table, and live music every hour from 12-5pm – rain or shine!
Bring your lawn chairs and pack a picnic lunch (or grab some great fresh, local treats from the food vendors). There will be will have free activities for the kids and free artist demonstrations in many mediums by a selection of talented local artists – they will also have artwork for sale.
BOAT SHOW AT THE CREEK
September 15-18th, 2016
Mosquito Creek Marina, North Vancouver
Cost: $12/day Kids 12 & under free
The 10th annual Boat Show at the Creek, Western Canada’s largest floating boat show, is held at the Mosquito Creek Marina in North Vancouver. Come see the large selection of sail and power boats on display. The boat show is perfect for those in the market for a boat. The tent-covered outdoor venue allows you to talk directly to brokers, vendors and suppliers. The Boat Show at the Creek is a family-friendly event. There will be food trucks and a beer garden on site.
Hours: Thursday-Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm & Sunday 10am – 4pm
Free boating seminars
Sea trials and demonstrations
Moorage is available for people who come to the show by boat: $25 per ‘boat load’ per day (reservations required).
The Beer Garden and Food Court will be open daily.
For more information visit www.boatshowatthecreek.ca.