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Event Listings

Vancouver has a jam-packed local events calendar filled with great events year-round. Times Square Suites Hotel Vancouver also works closely with the Stanley Park Ecology Society. For more information please contact us, and check out our local events calendar for exciting things to do during your stay.

Polar Bear Swim

Polar Bear Swim (January): Take the plunge with brave Vancouverites with the popular (and slightly) crazy Polar Bear Swim at English Bay. Thousands of participants run into the frigid waters at 2:30 p.m. on January 1 each year.

Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver (January): Food and drink tastings take over the city each year with Vancouver’s Dine Out Festival.

Car-Free Day

Car-Free Day (June): For one glorious day in June, local Vancouverites dump their cars and take over the streets for a fun carefree and car-free day. Events include block parties in Kitsilano neighbourhoods and festivities along Denman Street in the West End.

Vancouver Pride

Vancouver Pride (July/August): The Vancouver Pride Society puts on several great events each year but it all culminates in one fantastically fun week of festivities, events and a huge parade during the last week of July or the first week of August.

Honda Celebration of Light

Honda Celebration of Light (July/August): World-class pyrotechnics come to English Bay each summer, in the ultimate competition for ultimate fireworks’ supremacy. Three countries compete over three nights in one of the largest community events of the year.

Dine Out and EAT Vancouver

Dine Out and EAT Vancouver (October/November): Food and drink tastings take over the city each year with EAT Vancouver’s Food and Cooking Festival.

Dine Out and EAT Vancouver

Must-Experience Vancouver Events

Lumiere (November): Connecting light, art and community in the West End, this winter light event in Morton Park and Jim Deva Plaza brightens up a dark winter’s eve.

Plan Your Stay & Explore Vancouver's Best Attractions

Check out these fantastic go-to-guides to learn more about our beautiful tourist destination.

Polar Bear Swim

Inside Vancouver

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Polar Bear Swim

West End BIA

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Polar Bear Swim

Vancouver is Awesome

All things Vancouver lifestyle, arts and culture

Polar Bear Swim

Daily Hive Vancouver

Be in the know with all the happenings in Vancouver with this online newspaper

Do 604

Do 604

One-stop destination for planning your week in Vancouver, BC

Tourism Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver

Explore what to see/eat/play in Vancouver listed by interest. We are a proud member of Tourism Vancouver

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