vancouver: what to do, what to do?

Filed Under Events | August 14, 2013


Welcome to yoyomama’s weekend guide! Your go-to list of family friendly fun things to do with kids in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. It’s also easy to get these event listings in our handy new app, OnTheGoKids, which takes our weekend guide and makes it mobile!

Summer is almost over, so make the best of it by checking out a couple of these fun events happening soon! Get a lesson in history with events like Shipyard Tours; play ball with the Asahi Tribute Game; ride the vintage CPR Train; and build your own Ladner heritage home. Or celebrate community and culture with Music Fest 2013, watch some Capoeira at the Latin Summer Festival, or pack a blanket and check out an outdoor movie. Want to play with your food? Build a zucchini racer at Ambleside Market, get corny at the Corn Festival in Kerrisdale, or chase a cheese wheel down the hill in Whistler! And don’t forget to visit the legendary Fair at the PNE to cheer on the Superdogs, where you can watch live performances and eat some delicious mini donuts.

Featured: RCMP Musical Ride at Swangard Stadium

Tuesday, August 27th, 5:30 pm – 9 pm, Swangard Stadium, Boundary at Kingsway, Burnaby, Cost: $10, kids 5 & under free
The RCMP have some incredible riders, and they want to show them off!  Come see this troop of 32 riders and their horses perform their cavalry drills along to music. There will also be fun pre-show entertainment including CircusWest performing Alice Through the Looking Glass, the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band, face painting, activities, and much more.  Tickets are available online or in person at the Shadbolt Centre Box Office. For more information:

You’ll find all these events and more in our interactive events calendar.

If you’ve got an event you think we should know about please send us all the details! Looking for your event to be featured? Email us for more information.

And we wanted to remind you to always call or visit the website for event info before you head out just in case any changes have been made since we posted it. And of course, have fun!

Photo Credit: Bob Belfoy
Marjolyn “MJ” Dimapilis

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