Festivals

On Vancouver’s North Shore we love to celebrate! Summer is full of free, family friendly festival fun with new, exciting events being added every year!

Caribbean Days Festival

Caribbean Days Festival

Each July the Caribbean Days Festival is takes place at Waterfront Park, in North Vancouver. This weekend festival is full of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture. The festival kicks off with a colourful parade, followed by dining, dancing and entertainment.

Harmony Arts Festival

Harmony Arts Festival

The 10-day Harmony Arts Festival is a held along West Vancouver’s stunning waterfront with creative visual and performing arts talent. This festival features free outdoor concerts, outdoor movies, Art Market, ArtSpeaks, Creative Kids Day & more.

Coho Festival

Coho Festival

The Coho Festival takes place at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver on the second Sunday of September. This festival honours Coho Salmon returning to the rivers and streams of the North Shore. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities and the famous salmon BBQ.

North Shore Jazz

North Shore Jazz

North Shore Jazz is a part of the annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival, which takes place in late-June to early July. This year the North Shore Jazz Festival is back with another line-up of free and ticketed concerts throughout venues on the North Shore.

Polish Festival

Polish Festival

The annual Polish Cultural Festival at the Shipbuilders’ Square and the Pipe Shop features Polish music, singing and folk dancing and a special program for children and youth with puppet theatre show, arts and games activities, sing along, balloon lady, face-painting and more.

Vendors sell Polish T-shirts and accessories, jewelry, arts and crafts, as well as plenty of delicious traditional Polish food such as sausages, perogis and pastries.

Shipped Waterfront Festival

Shipped Waterfront Festival

There’s a new FREE festival coming to Lower Lonsdale this summer. The Shipped Waterfront Festival takes place August 11 from 12-10pm at the Shipyards. Come down and experience live music featuring Humans, food trucks, zip line, adventure avenue, family zone, beverage gardens + local artisans!

Slide the City & Fun City Fest

Slide the City & Fun City Fest

Fun City Festival is back for a whole weekend of non-stop fun! The City of North Vancouver is hosting a two day community celebration on Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 10am to 6pm.

Slide the City and its popular 1,000 foot long water slide return as the main attraction. This year, all activities will take place around Victoria Park, including food trucks and music. North Shore Neighbourhood House will offer a bag check as well, along with change rooms and a free shuttle to and from the slide. Parking for the event is limited and biking, walking or transit is encouraged.

Check out some of these popular free and low cost attractions.

Maplewood Farm

Maplewood Farm

Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver is a must-see attraction for kids of all ages. Maplewood is the last remaining farm on the North Shore, with over 200 animals and birds.

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge offers a rustic and jiggling adventure. This community treasure is a public park, open year-round.

Cleveland Dam

Cleveland Dam

Cleveland Dam sits atop the Capilano River Regional Park. View its impressive spillway nearing 300 feet, holding back the 670-acre man-made Capilano Lake.