Best events in Vancouver

Check out the top events in Vancouver, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Vancouver Art Gallery
1. Vancouver Art Gallery
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132 local reviews
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 662-4700
Art galleryStoreEstablishment
Morgan
A large, iconic gallery in Vancouver's former (historic) city hall in the heart of downtown. Always has some g…
MJ
Always a fantastic exhibit to take it, whether a resident show or a visiting one. Tuesday evenings by donation…
Donna
World class exhibits and an amazing selection of Canadian and West Coast art, including several by Group of Se…
1. Vancouver Art Gallery
1. Vancouver Art Gallery
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132 local reviews
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 662-4700
Morgan
Morgan
A large, iconic gallery in Vancouver's former (historic) city hall in the heart of downtown. Always has some great traveling exhibits. Event…
MJ
MJ
Always a fantastic exhibit to take it, whether a resident show or a visiting one. Tuesday evenings by donation. Check to see if you're fortu…
Donna
Donna
World class exhibits and an amazing selection of Canadian and West Coast art, including several by Group of Seven member Emily Carr. Check o…
2. Vancouver Convention Centre
2. Vancouver Convention Centre
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18 local reviews
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
(604) 689-8232
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Rajan & Vanessa
Hosts the city's largest events, conventions and trade shows.
Sharon
The Vancouver Convention Centre is home to over 500 events a year – conventions, trade shows and other events …
Lili
Known as 'the sails' it's a landmark. Great view of the mountains. From here you can keep walking to Gastown.
2. Vancouver Convention Centre
2. Vancouver Convention Centre
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18 local reviews
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
(604) 689-8232
Rajan & Vanessa
Rajan & Vanessa
Hosts the city's largest events, conventions and trade shows.
Sharon
Sharon
The Vancouver Convention Centre is home to over 500 events a year – conventions, trade shows and other events of all shapes and sizes that c…
Lili
Lili
Known as 'the sails' it's a landmark. Great view of the mountains. From here you can keep walking to Gastown.
3. BC Place
3. BC Place
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59 local reviews
777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
(604) 669-2300
Establishment
Thomas
Being the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in BC, It hosts events ranging from football, soccer and high…
Shannon
BC place hosts a wide variety of sports matches, concerts and special events. This was the main stadium for th…
Jeff
Coming for a sport event or a rock concert? It's just a few steps away from our place! Legendary spot where Ol…
3. BC Place
3. BC Place
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59 local reviews
777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
(604) 669-2300
Thomas
Thomas
Being the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in BC, It hosts events ranging from football, soccer and high school sports, to trade shows…
Shannon
Shannon
BC place hosts a wide variety of sports matches, concerts and special events. This was the main stadium for the 2010 Olympics and is home to…
Jeff
Jeff
Coming for a sport event or a rock concert? It's just a few steps away from our place! Legendary spot where Olympic Games took place.
4. Science World
4. Science World
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106 local reviews
Science World, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 443-7443
Establishment
Thomas
Features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five galleries mostly for children. Includes overview of exhibiti…
Karen
Science World at Telus World of Science, is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver…
Erik & Lynn
Science World at Telus World of Science, is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver…
4. Science World
4. Science World
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106 local reviews
Science World, Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 443-7443
Thomas
Thomas
Features hundreds of interactive exhibits in five galleries mostly for children. Includes overview of exhibitions, children's camps, parties…
Karen
Karen
Science World at Telus World of Science, is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver. It is located at the end of …
Erik & Lynn
Erik & Lynn
Science World at Telus World of Science, is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver. It is located at the end of …
5. Vancouver Forum
5. Vancouver Forum
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5 local reviews
2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
(604) 253-2311
Establishment
Mars and Esther
The PNE has a variety of activities year round. Amusement Park, Concerts, Craft Markets and many other events.
yoshiaki
PNE event in the summer and amusement park in spring/summer
Eunice
Annual 17-day summer fair, seasonal amusement park. Other events are happening throughout the year. Walking …
5. Vancouver Forum
5. Vancouver Forum
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5 local reviews
2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
(604) 253-2311
Mars and Esther
Mars and Esther
The PNE has a variety of activities year round. Amusement Park, Concerts, Craft Markets and many other events.
yoshiaki
yoshiaki
PNE event in the summer and amusement park in spring/summer
Eunice
Eunice
Annual 17-day summer fair, seasonal amusement park. Other events are happening throughout the year. Walking distance from our BnB. If you …
6. Rio on Broadway
6. Rio on Broadway
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21 local reviews
1660 E. BROADWAY, Vancouver
(604) 879-3456
Establishment
Jonathan and Marie
Old school movie theatre. They often have interesting events or screen cult classics. It's one of the few lice…
Ariel
An old-fashioned movie theatre that plays old movies, hosts comedy shows, burlesque dance performances, and mu…
Peter & Robin
We love the Rio! They are always playing a great variety of movies including awesome late night screenings. Al…
6. Rio on Broadway
6. Rio on Broadway
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21 local reviews
1660 E. BROADWAY, Vancouver
(604) 879-3456
Jonathan and Marie
Jonathan and Marie
Old school movie theatre. They often have interesting events or screen cult classics. It's one of the few licensed movie theatres in the cit…
Ariel
Ariel
An old-fashioned movie theatre that plays old movies, hosts comedy shows, burlesque dance performances, and music events. It is a must of Va…
Peter & Robin
Peter & Robin
We love the Rio! They are always playing a great variety of movies including awesome late night screenings. Also live theatre and music and …
7. Rogers Arena
7. Rogers Arena
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52 local reviews
800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
(604) 899-7889
Establishment
Shannon
Home to the world famous Vancouver Canucks Hockey Team, Rogers Arena also hosts a wide variety of events and c…
yoshiaki
Watch Canucks/Catch a concert or live event
Usha
Great for concerts, shows, sporting events
7. Rogers Arena
7. Rogers Arena
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52 local reviews
800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
(604) 899-7889
Shannon
Shannon
Home to the world famous Vancouver Canucks Hockey Team, Rogers Arena also hosts a wide variety of events and concerts. (7 min walk)
yoshiaki
yoshiaki
Watch Canucks/Catch a concert or live event
Usha
Usha
Great for concerts, shows, sporting events
8. Cypress Mountain
8. Cypress Mountain
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42 local reviews
6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
(604) 926-5612
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Julie
Our favourite local ski mountain and only 20 minutes away. Location of many ski events during the 2010 Olympic…
Howard
Thirty minutes away and a beautiful view as you drive up the mountain. Lots of hiking trails, as well as tobog…
Teresa
Cypress Mountain driving time about 50 min
8. Cypress Mountain
8. Cypress Mountain
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42 local reviews
6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
(604) 926-5612
Julie
Julie
Our favourite local ski mountain and only 20 minutes away. Location of many ski events during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Howard
Howard
Thirty minutes away and a beautiful view as you drive up the mountain. Lots of hiking trails, as well as tobogganing, tubing, cross country …
Teresa
Teresa
Cypress Mountain driving time about 50 min
9. Granville Island
9. Granville Island
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224 local reviews
Granville Island, Vancouver
SublocalityPolitical
Tim
Market, shops, brewery, restaurants (Go Fish off the island on the seawall is my favourite), events, etc.
Danielle
Go to the public market and all the shops on the island. Great display of art, music in the streets and just a…
Cristina
Granville Island is a must see in Vancouver. Live music, the best local artisan shops and a Public Market with…
9. Granville Island
9. Granville Island
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224 local reviews
Granville Island, Vancouver
Tim
Tim
Market, shops, brewery, restaurants (Go Fish off the island on the seawall is my favourite), events, etc.
Danielle
Danielle
Go to the public market and all the shops on the island. Great display of art, music in the streets and just a festive afternoon. There is u…
Cristina
Cristina
Granville Island is a must see in Vancouver. Live music, the best local artisan shops and a Public Market with delicacies that will leave yo…
10. White Rock Pier
10. White Rock Pier
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17 local reviews
White Rock Pier, White Rock
Closed now
Route
Julia
New pier is great place to visit.Concerts and events.
Nadine
Our iconic reborn pier won the Pier of the Year 2017 award and the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture recent…
Lydia
The original pier burnt down (some sort of insurance scam, legend has it), so the people of Hastings clubbed t…
10. White Rock Pier
10. White Rock Pier
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17 local reviews
White Rock Pier, White Rock
Closed now
Julia
Julia
New pier is great place to visit.Concerts and events.
Nadine
Nadine
Our iconic reborn pier won the Pier of the Year 2017 award and the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture recently and it's well deserved. We …
Lydia
Lydia
The original pier burnt down (some sort of insurance scam, legend has it), so the people of Hastings clubbed together and paid £1 for a tiny…
11. Lonsdale Quay Market
11. Lonsdale Quay Market
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54 local reviews
123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 985-6261
Shopping mallGrocery or supermarketFood
Thomas
With over 80 specialty shops and services, Lonsdale Quay Market and Shops is the premier destination at the ga…
Ada & Sid
A diverse, multi-use community with 80 fresh food vendors, unique retail shops, artisans and restaurants. Fest…
Kirk and Robert
From their website: "Lonsdale Quay Market boasts 80 fresh food vendors, unique retail shops, artisans, restaur…
11. Lonsdale Quay Market
11. Lonsdale Quay Market
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54 local reviews
123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Closed now
(604) 985-6261
Thomas
Thomas
With over 80 specialty shops and services, Lonsdale Quay Market and Shops is the premier destination at the gateway to the North Shore featu…
Ada & Sid
Ada & Sid
A diverse, multi-use community with 80 fresh food vendors, unique retail shops, artisans and restaurants. Festivals and community events thr…
Kirk and Robert
Kirk and Robert
From their website: "Lonsdale Quay Market boasts 80 fresh food vendors, unique retail shops, artisans, restaurants, and a boutique hotel. Fe…
12. English Bay Beach
12. English Bay Beach
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53 local reviews
Establishment
Emma
English Bay Beach is the most populated beach area in Vancouver and is host to a numerous events. The Stanley …
Luna
English Bay Beach is the most populated beach area in Vancouver and is host to a numerous events. The Stanley …
Shan
English Bay Beach is the most populated beach area in Vancouver and is host to a numerous events. The Stanley …
12. English Bay Beach
12. English Bay Beach
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53 local reviews
Emma
Emma
English Bay Beach is the most populated beach area in Vancouver and is host to a numerous events. The Stanley Park Seawall, a popular runnin…
Luna
Luna
English Bay Beach is the most populated beach area in Vancouver and is host to a numerous events. The Stanley Park Seawall, a popular runnin…
Shan
Shan
English Bay Beach is the most populated beach area in Vancouver and is host to a numerous events. The Stanley Park Seawall, a popular runnin…