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!
May 31 – June 1, 2019
West Vancouver Community Day is transforming into Bridge Festival, a two-day multicultural event taking place. We are inviting everyone to discover and share the tastes, sights and sounds of West Vancouver’s diverse culture. This new festival will include interactive cultural pavilions, performances, a parade, great food and much more!
July 27-28, 2019
Each July the Caribbean Days Festival 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.
July 13-14, 2019
Fun City Festival is back for a whole weekend of non-stop fun!
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.
August 2-11, 2019
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.
September 8, 2019
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.
September 8, 2019
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.
Check out some of these popular free and low cost attractions.
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.
The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge offers a rustic and jiggling adventure. This community treasure is a public park, open year-round.