Vancouver during the summertime is a busy time, don’t miss these upcoming events below:
From June 21 to July 1, Vancouver’s downtown core will be abuzz with music. The 34th TD International Jazz Festival takes place in various locations with different events happening every day. If you’re a fan of jazz music this event is not to be missed. Take a look at festival events beforehand so you don’t miss some of the featured events, such as a concert by the famed hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan and a performance by The Roots, the official house band on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Nothing beats heading to the stadium and catching a football game on a summer evening. The BC Lions compete in the West Division of the Canadian Football League and have an upcoming home game on June 15. They will face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at BC Place starting at 7pm. Starting at $25, buy BC Lions tickets in advance online.
Over 6,000 racers from around the world will come together for the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival. Happening from June 21 to 23, dragon boats will race from the shores of False Creek right by Science World. The event is free to attend, with music, entertainment and BC’s biggest outdoor patio. While there will be activities to explore, the biggest attraction is the races themselves. Watch some of the most competitive and prestigious racing until the winners are decided on Championship Sunday. All the key info for the Concord Dragon Boat Festival can be found here.
Oprah Winfrey is stopping by Vancouver during her multi-city Canadian tour where she shares her key lessons and personal stories that set the course for her best life. The event, “Your Path Made Clear (Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose), will take place in the Rogers Arena on Monday, June 24, 2019. Do not miss your chance to witness Oprah speak about the moments in her life that helped direct her path. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster, but don’t delay!
Whether you’re relaxing to the sounds of jazz or getting your heart racing with dragon boat races, Holiday Inn and Suites is your perfect home base. Cool off after a hot day in the indoor pool, soak in the hot tub, or work out in our fitness centre. Our Garden Gazebo by the pool stays open on warm spring and summer days and is the perfect spot to end your night.
During the busy summer months, book your stay early to avoid disappointment!