LOCAL EVENTS AROUND VANCOUVER
Looking for things to do in downtown Vancouver during your stay? There’s always a special event, no matter the time of year. Check out our hotel blog to stay up to date on the latest event happening in Vancouver.
VANCOUVER PRIDE EVENTS
Vancouver Pride Society proudly hosts two Pride inclusive pride events: Winter Pride Festival in February to brighten up your winter months, while the Pride Parade brings an added dose of fun and sunshine to Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood every summer. Ask us about the best streets to watch the parade!
HSBC CANADA SEVENS
This three-day indoor rugby sevens tournament happens every March at BC Place Stadium, featuring 28 of the world’s top men’s and women’s sevens rugby teams. Get ready for high-octane rugby on the pitch and an international festival of costumes, colour and cheer in the stands.
BMO VANCOUVER MARATHON
Love running and travelling? Head to Vancouver to participate in the annual BMO Vancouver Marathon, happening every May. This race is proudly known as Canada’s largest and most scenic marathon race and a must-do for serious runners. The event also runs half-marathon and kids’ run races so there’s fun for everyone.
HONDA CELEBRATION OF LIGHT FESTIVAL
Find a spot on the beach and take in an international fight for fireworks supremacy at the Honda Celebration of Light Festival, happening each summer in English Bay. Top countries challenge each other for the top title over three evenings of fantastic fireworks displays set to music.
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Every fall, VIFF showcases exceptional cinema in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The impressive roster includes some of the best cinema from around the globe, plus talks, conferences, live performances and other events celebrating film and film culture.
TD VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
This annual summer Vancouver music festival brings out some of the most world-renowned national and international jazz, blues, and world artists to the city. Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Lauryn Hill, and k.d. lang are amongst the notable artists who have performed in previous years
VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK
The Pacific Northwest is a haven for craft beer and this downtown Vancouver event brings together over 100 of British Columbia’s best local brewers. The biggest of its kind in Western Canada, the Vancouver Craft Beer Week features more than 300 types of beer and cider.
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL
Known to be the biggest wine event in North America, as well as one of the oldest (it celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018), the Vancouver International Wine Festival showcases the most coveted wines from all over the world. Attendees will want to visit the Tasting Room, where more than 750 wines can be sampled.
DINE OUT VANCOUVER
This annual dining celebration allows patrons to enjoy a three (or more)-course meal at over 250 local restaurants for a fixed price. Many of the regularly participating establishments are located just walking distance from the Quality Inn & Suites Downtown Vancouver.