Events / Province : British Columbia

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

The 10th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the festival’s largest and most popular free event, drawing people from all cultures, backgrounds, ages and all walks of life.

Squamish Nation Youth PowWow

Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia

At the beginning of each day the Grand Entry has the Squamish Nation leading in, with full regalia, with all the dancers from all over the parade in a big circle.

Sonic Boom Festival

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Held every spring, the Sonic Boom Festival is a multi-day celebration of music by B.C. composers. Every year we feature a composer in residence, talented musical ensembles, and dozens of new works by emerging and established B.C. composers.

Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Our annual Open House offers a chance to experience a host of different dance styles in a day of free classes, workshops, studio showings and events at Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada’s flagship dance facility.

Run for women

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

We run for the sheer joy of it, and it feels even better when we can share it. Shouldn't all women have a chance to experience a personal best? That's why we're supporting Women’s Mental Health programs in race cities.

Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Recognized as North America’s biggest and best, the annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver is a true celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, attracting over 100,000 people and close to 200 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe.

Pirate Day on the SS Moyie

Location: Kaslo, British Columbia

The S.S. Moyie is the world’s oldest intact passenger sternwheeler. Here, you will find information on the ship and the group dedicated to preserving it – the Kootenay Lake Historical Society. Come with your costume! Prizes, games and lots of fun for the family.

Nikkei Place Craft and Bake Fair

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

From gorgeous traditional textiles to fun and funky contemporary items as well as home baking and other delicious snacks, the always popular Craft Fair has something to suit every taste.

Night Circus

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Once in a while something outlandish happens when a group of visionaries get inspired to create something audacious. A fine example of this is Night Circus, a live extravaganza proudly presented by Vancouver FanClub. 


Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Started in 2009 and built to be a Vancouver Winter Olympics Legacy event, LunarFest is Canada's premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture. It endeavours to reach new Canadians and those who have been here for many generations to share in the diversity of Canada.