Free Concert Series at Lynn Valley Village in North Vancouver this Summer 2017 from July 7 – August 25

Guitar Playing Outside

Live and local concerts are not only a popular event in Metro Vancouver, but are a popular event in North Vancouver.  Another free concert series is happening at Lynn Valley Village every Friday in July and August.

From Friday, July 7 until Friday, August 25, free concerts will be happening every Friday night from 6 pm-8 pm.  The concert series will run over eight weeks and will be held at Lynn Valley Village.  The Lynn Valley Concerts will feature eight different bands that range in a variety of music genres from Disco Funk to Latin Dance to Motown and much more!

It is recommended that you arrive early to get a great seat.  Make sure to bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.  If you come early, you can enjoy some of the local shops and restaurants nearby.  This is sure to be a great event that will get you moving!

Below is the summer 2017 Lynn Valley Concerts Schedule:

Friday, July 7 – Mazacote (Latin Dance)

Friday, July 14 – Smith and Jones (CCR/Classic Rock)

Friday, July 21Terminal Station (Blues/Rock)

Friday, July 28 Platform Soul (Disco Funk)

Friday, August 4 – VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir (Motown)

Friday, August 11 – Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars (New Orleans Roots and Blues)

Friday, August 18 – Adam Woodall Band (Folk Rock)

Friday, August 25 West of Memphis (Country Rock)

If you’d like more information, visit the Vancouver’s North Shore website or follow them on Facebook for any schedule changes due to rain.

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What: Lynn Valley Concerts
Where:
1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC at Lynn Valley Village
Admission: Free
When: July 7 – August 25; Fridays from 6 pm-8 pm

Free Outdoor Concert Series in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, Every Friday from July 7 – August 4 2017

Outdoor Music

Live and local concerts are a popular event in Metro Vancouver every summer.  North Vancouver is brining you free outdoor live concerts for five weeks this summer.

From Friday, July 7 until Friday, August 4, free concerts will be held every Friday night at the scenic Panorama Park in Deep Cove, North Vancouver.  The concert series will run over five Fridays and will be held from 7 pm-9 pm.  The weekly performances will feature five different bands.  The genres of music vary from rock to reggae to classic Motown to blues.  There’s something for everybody’s music taste that will get you moving!

The event is family-friendly and it is recommended that you bring a chair or a blanket to sit on to enjoy the music from the comfort of your seat.  Be sure to arrive early as well, so you can get a good seat and it will also give you some time to enjoy some of the shops in the Cove.

Please note, concerts may be cancelled due to rain.

Below is the summer 2017 Deep Cove Concerts Schedule:

Friday, July 7 – Hot Lucy (Rock)

Friday, July 14 – R&B Conspiracy (Classic Rhythm & Blues)

Friday, July 21 – Mostly Marley (Reggae)

Friday, July 28 The Dynamics (Classic Motown)

Friday, August 4 – Nigel Mack & The Blues Attack (Blues/Rock)

If you’d like more information, visit the Vancouver’s North Shore website.

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What: Deep Cove Concerts
Where:
Panorama Park, North Vancouver, BC
Admission: Free
When: July 7 – August 4; Fridays from 7 pm-9 pm

Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Cloverdale this Summer, Every Friday Night in July and August 2017

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Enjoy movies under the stars this summer.  In July and August, free outdoor movie nights are coming to Cloverdale.

Every Friday night from July 7 – August 25, you can catch a free flick outdoors.  The free outdoor movies will alternate locations each week between Don Christian Recreation Centre and Katzie Elementary School.  The movies will begin at dusk, but there will be free activities starting at 8 pm.

There’s a great line-up of movies scheduled for the eight weeks and all of them are family-friendly.  Seating at this event will be on the grass, so bring a chair or a blanket to get comfortable on.  More importantly, don’t forget to bring some snacks for the movie.

Please note, the movie nights are weather permitting so if it looks like it might rain, be sure to call Cloverdale Recreation Centre at 604-598-7960 to find out if the event has been cancelled.

Below is the movie schedule for the Outdoor Movie Nights in Cloverdale, Summer 2017:

Friday, July 7 at dusk at Don Christian Recreation Centre – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Friday, July 14 at dusk at Katzie Elementary School – Beauty & the Beast

Friday, July 21 at dusk at Don Christian Recreation Centre – Trolls

Friday, July 28 at dusk at Katzie Elementary School – The Incredibles

Friday, August 4 at dusk at Don Christian Recreation Centre – Tangled

Friday, August 11 at dusk at Katzie Elementary School – Shrek

Friday, August 18 at dusk at Don Christian Recreation Centre – UP

Friday, August 25 at dusk at Katzie Elementary School – Sing

For more information, visit the City of Surrey website.

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Admission: Free
When: Friday nights from July 7 – August 25 at dusk, activities start at 8 pm.
Where: Cloverdale, Surrey, BC at Don Christian Recreation Centre and Katzie Elementary School

Free Public Swimming at Every City Outdoor Swimming Pool in Surrey this Summer 2017

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Cool down for free this summer!  The City of Surrey is offering free public swimming at all eight of their outdoor pools all summer long.

From July 1 until September 4, you can swim at one of the eight outdoor pools in Surrey during public swim hours.  Schedules will vary pool by pool, so it is recommended that you check your nearest pool schedule by visiting the Tide’s Out website swim schedule page.  On a warm summer’s day, this is the perfect way to cool off for locals.

Below are the outdoor pools open for free in Surrey this summer 2017:

Bear Creek Outdoor Pool13820 88 Avenue, North Surrey

Greenaway Outdoor Pool17901 60 Avenue, Cloverdale

Sunnyside Outdoor Pool15455 26 Avenue, South Surrey

Hjorth Road Outdoor Pool10277 148 Street, Guildford

Holly Outdoor Pool10662 148 Street, Guildford

Kwantlen Outdoor Pool – 13035 104 Avenue, North Surrey

Port Kells Outdoor Pool – 19340 88 Avenue, Guildford

Unwin Outdoor Pool6845 133 Street, Newton

For more information, please visit the City of Surrey website.

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What: Free Outdoor Swimming Pools in Surrey
Admission:
 Free
When: July 1 –  September 4, 2016, public swim hours vary by pool
Where: All of Surrey’s Outdoor Pools

Free Bollywood Aerobics Classes this Summer for the Month of July 2017 in Surrey

Fitness Dancing

Surrey is offering a fun-filled free workout class this July.  Enjoy free Bollywood aerobics classes this summer.

Every Thursday in July, there will be Bollywood aerobics classes happening at the Old Grosvenor Road School Site.  From 5:30 pm-6:50 pm, you can join in on a free cardio workout that combines Indian dance moves with muscle strengthening to Bollywood music.

It is recommended that you wear runners, comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.  If you’re looking to switch out your workout routine, try something new or just looking for a free Bollywood aerobics class, then this is definitely a class to go to!  You’ll be working out without even knowing it and I can’t think of a better way to do it, outdoors on a beautiful summer night.

In the event of rain, the class will be cancelled that day.  For more information, please visit the City of Surrey website.

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What: Bollywood Aerobics Classes
Admission:
 Free
When: July 6 – July 27 on Thursdays from 5:30 pm-6:50 pm
Where: 13601 Grosvenor Rd., Surrey, BC at Old Grosvenor Road School Site

Free Live Concerts at the Sounds of Summer Music Series at City of Surrey Parks from June 28 – August 30 2017

Dart Hill Garden Park

Free concerts in the park are back for another year in the City of Surrey this summer.  That’s right, the Sounds of Summer Music Series is back.

Enjoy free outdoor live performances every Wednesday from June 28 – August 30.  The free concerts will begin at 6:30 pm and go until 8 pm each evening.  As an extra bonus this year, they’ve added three daytime performances from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm on Wednesday July 12 & 19 and August 23.  Each week, the concerts will be held at different parks around the City of Surrey.  Just make sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating to sit back and relax in these beautiful settings.

The music series will run over a total of ten weeks and will feature thirteen different bands.  Each live performance will be a different genre of music from around the world.  The genres will be everything from bluegrass to folk rock to Chinese Fusion to Caribbean Fusion to Indian & Pakistani Sitar & Tabla and so much more.

This year will also include a special celebration for Canada’s 150th Birthday.  On opening night and the grand finale night, there will be Canada 150 celebrations.

Please note, all pets must be on a leash and some gardens do not permit pets, except service dogs.

If you haven’t visited the parks listed in the Sounds of Summer Music Series schedule, I highly recommend clicking on the links in the schedule to view pictures of these parks.  These parks are beautiful and look to be the same parks in famous pictures and movies.  With a beautiful backdrop and a free night of music, this event should be on every locals summer bucket list!

To see the summer 2017 Sounds of Summer Music Series schedule, visit the City of Surrey website.

Be sure to visit the Sounds of Summer Music Series Website for more information on venues, locations and any schedule changes.

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What: Sounds of Summer Music Series
Where: 
Various Parks across the City of Surrey
Admission: Free
When: June 28 – August 30; Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm and Wednesday July 12, 19 & August 23 will have additional performances from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Free Outdoor Yoga Classes in Vancouver at Kits Beach and Main Street this Summer 2017

Outdoor Yoga

Summer is in the air and it brings free events and activities all summer long in Metro Vancouver.  The largest free outdoor yoga program in Western Canada is beginning tomorrow and best of all, it’s in our backyard!

This program is run by the generous people at Mat Collective.  From June 1 until August 31, they’ll be offering free outdoor yoga classes all week long.  Each class is scheduled at different times of the week, but they offer a total of 15 outdoor classes, so there’s lots of time to soak in the sun, quite literally, ha!  Classes are held at two locations in Vancouver, including, Kits Beach and Main Street.

They offer a class for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or an expert in your yoga practice.  Some of the different yoga classes they offer are, Kundalini, Hatha, Power Hatha, Hatha Flow, Flow, and more.  With this many options, you’re sure to find a great class to enjoy this summer.  And if you can’t make the classes this summer, they run free classes indoor all year long. 

For more information, please visit the Mat Collective website or view the yoga class schedule.

 

What: Mat Collective Summer Outdoor Yoga
Admission:
 Free
When: June 1 – August 31, Monday to Sunday
Where: Kitsilano Beach at 1015 Maple St, Vancouver, BC and Main Street location at  95 E 32nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

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Tulips of the Valley Returns this April for Spring 2017 in Chilliwack, BC

Tulip Festival

This April get out and enjoy some sun and flowers.  The Tulips of the Valley returns for another year in Chilliwack this Spring.

The Tulips of the Valley is opening this spring at their new location this April 18 and runs until April 30.  The colder weather in the Lower Mainland has delayed opening day, since they want visitors to enjoy all the beautiful colours of the tulips in full bloom.

The Tulips of the Valley offers low admission prices for everyone.  Admission prices start at $3 for youth 6-16 and $6.50 for adults on weekdays with advance purchase online.  Ticket prices vary and the most expensive ticket is $20 to watch the sunrise.  They also offer a deal on admission price for local’s for 1/2 price admission for adults and kids are free with one person of having proof of address.  On April 20, residents that live in Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison, Mission and Hope can get this deal.  They also have a second day where they offer half price admission for residents that live in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley on Thursday, April 27.

At the fields, they’ll have different food vendors there, including fresh Dutch Stroopwafels.  If you haven’t had a Stroopwafel, you’re missing out, it’s mouthwatering good!

And if you loved the flowers, you can also buy fresh tulips, potted tulips and photo cards to take home with you.  An all around great event/activity to do this Spring that you won’t want to miss!

For more information, please visit the official Tulips of Valley website.

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What: Tulips of the Valley
Admission:
 $3 – $20, children 5 & under are free
When: April 18 – April 30; see website for hours
Where: 41310 Yale Rd., Chilliwack, BC

Free & Cheap Events & Activities for Easter Weekend 2017 in Metro Vancouver

Easter Eggs

Easter is hopping its way into Metro Vancouver!  There are lots of events happening this weekend to celebrate Easter, including Easter trains, free cycling, egg hunts and more.  Although most of the events are for the little ones, we’ve found some events for adults too.  All of the events below are $15 & under or free per person.  

Please note: Age restrictions may apply and some events may require pre-registration.  Make sure to check the event’s website for updated info, as events may sell out.

Easter Egg Hunt in Wesbrook Village
Admission: Free/When:
April 12 – 16/Where: Vancouver

Stanley Park Easter Train
Admission:
$6 – Adult, $6 – Ages 3+, children 2 & under free (other activities cost more)/When: April 13 – 17/Where: Vancouver

Easter Free Indoor Cycling
Admission: Free
/When: April 14/Where: Vancouver

Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
Admission:
$5 – $6/When: April 14 – 15/Where: Select Vancouver Community Centre’s

Easter Bash Swims
Admission:
Regular admission swim prices/When: April 14 – 16/Where: Select Surrey Community Centre’s

Easter at the Cannery
Admission: $4.90 – Youth, $3.90 – Adult/When: April 14 – 16/Where: Richmond

Easter at Bear Creek Park
Admission:
$10/When: April 14 – 17/Where: Surrey

Easter at Aldor Acres Family Farm
Admission:
$8/When: April 14 – 17/Where: Langley

Eggs-tacular Easter Egg Hunt at Roundhouse Community Arts & Rec Centre
Admission:
$6/When: April 15/Where: Vancouver 

Old-Fashioned Easter
Admission:
Free
/When: April 15/Where: Surrey

Easter Fair
Admission:
By donation/When: April 15/Where: Surrey

Easter Eggstravaganza – False Creek
Admission:
$5/When: April 15/Where: Vancouver

Heywood Park Easter Egg Hunt
Admission: Free/When:
April 15/Where: North Vancouver

Easter in Lynn Valley
Admission: Free/When:
April 15/Where: North Vancouver

Grandparent & Family Easter Egg Hunt
Admission: $2/When: April 15/Where: Burnaby

Easter at the Market
Admission:
Free (some events at cost)/When: April 16/Where: North Vancouver

Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt
Admission: Free/When:
April 16/Where: West Vancouver

Easter Eggstravaganza Swim
Admission: Free/When:
April 16/Where: Vancouver

Easter Egg Hunt & Loonie Swim
Admission:
$1/When: April 16/Where: Burnaby

Easter Egg Hunt around BC Place Stadium
Admission:
$8.50 if you wear a jersey, $15 if you don’t/When: April 16/Where: Vancouver

10th Annual Easter Festival & Egg Hunt
Admission:
$15/When: April 16/Where: Langley

Easter Egg Hunt at Dunbar Community Centre
Admission:
unknown/When: April 16/Where: Vancouver

Easter Scavenger Hunt
Admission: Free
/When: April 16/Where: Fort Langley

Easter in Queen’s Park
Admission: Free/When:
April 16/Where: New Westminster

Easter Extravaganza
Admission:
$5/When: April 16/Where: Port Moody

Start Holiday Easter at Trout Lake Community Centre
Admission: Free/When: April 17/Where: Vancouver

Easter Skate
Admission:
$2/When: April 17/Where: Coquitlam

Share any Easter events and activities we may have missed, below in the comments! 

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Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival Returns for Spring 2017 in Abbotsford, BC

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Get out and enjoy a breath of fresh air this spring.  The Abbotsford Tulip Festival returns for the 2nd annual year.

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival opened on April 10 to showcase the 3 million tulips that grow in the field.  With a cold winter, the tulips are still blooming, but it shouldn’t be long before they all show their beautiful colours as pictured above.  The festival will be ongoing until May 7 though, so that gives you lots of time to see the beautiful flowers.

Admission prices begin at $2 for local Abbotsford residents after 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and goes up to $30 to for special access to the fields during sunrise on the weekends.  If you’re looking for a deal and aren’t a local Abbotsford resident, the best deal is during the week for $8, ages 13-64.  Plus, if you go during the week, you beat the busy crowds, so that’s a bonus too!  All tickets include parking too.

For more information, please visit the official Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival website.

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What: Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival
Admission:
 $2 – $30, children 2 & under are free
When: April 10 – May 14; see website for hours
Where: 36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC