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2018-2019 Stanley Park Events Calendar

This is a list of all key dates of all the upcoming and past events taking place in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2018 today, tomorrow, and in the future, including a list of past 2017/2018 events.  There are many annual events, seasonal events, one-time, and weekly events that take place every year.

There are many annual events that take place in Stanley Park such as the Polar Bear Swim, Vancouver Sun Run, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Easter Fair and Miniature Train, Stanley Park Open Tennis Tournament, Celebration of Lights Fireworks shows, Vancouver Triathlon, Terry Fox Run, Halloween Ghost Train, and Bright Nights Christmas Train.

There are many one-time concerts, charity walks and runs, workshops, and Walking Tours that take place throughout the year in Stanley Park.

During the summer months, there are many weekly events in Stanley Park such as weekly dancing, weekly movies, and a weekly drum circle.

In 2018, there will be a new 3 day Stanley Park Music Festival called Skookum music, food, and art festival at Brockton Point!

If you know of an event happening in Stanley Park that we don't have listed and want it on our schedule, please contact us.  Also, if you have any corrections or updates to any event in our schedule, please contact us and will update our schedule!

DISCLAIMER: This calendar is for information purposes only.  Events can change dates, times, or be cancelled at any time.  Don't rely just on this events calendar.  We don't operate any events.  Confirm all event details with the event organizers before registering or going to them!

Daily Stanley Park Events Calendar

Daily
9pm

Nine O'Clock Gun in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The Nine O'Clock Gun fires nightly at 9pm from Brockton Point.

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December 2018 Stanley Park Events

Nov 21, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018

Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Vancouver Christmas Market

This is a European-style Christmas market with over 80 huts of authentic gifts, treats, and sweets!

Cost: Adult $12, Senior $11, Youth $5 at the market, a little lower online
Times: 11:30am-9:30pm, Dec 24 closes at 6pm
Location: Jack Poole Plaza

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December 1, 2018
10am-12:30pm

Stanley Park Pavilion in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Christmast Bird Count for Kids 2018

This is an annual bird count by youth and experts.  There will be a brief introduction to bird identification, then you will head out in groups to the forest and foreshore for a 45 minute bird count, then remeet to share findings.

Cost: free
Times: 10am-12:30pm
Location: Stanley Park Pavilion

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December 2, 2018
1pm-3pm

West End Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

West End Urban Garden Club-Holiday Celebration

Join us in celebrating the holiday season at our family friendly get together.  We'll provide lots of food and good cheer, as well as a few surprises.  Bring something yummy to share.  Food stories also welcome! Please consider making a donation to West End Neighbourhood Food Network - we'll donate everything received at the gathering to local food agencies who share our commitment to healthy, nutritious food for all.  Advance registration encouraged.

Registration: Please register online beforehand if you can
Cost: free
Ages: all ages welcome
Location: West End Community Centre

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December 3, 2018
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Vancouver Parks Board Meeting

This is a regular meeting of the Vancouver Parks Board.

Cost: free
Time: 6:30pm-
Location: Vancouver Parks Board Office

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December 7, 2018
7pm-9pm

Stanley Park Nature House in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Art Night: Cedar-Weaving

This is a workshop to learn about the place of cedar bark in the Northwest Indigenous culture and to be showen some key weaving techniques.  Hot drinks will be available by donation.

Registration: Advance registration required
Cost: $27-$31
Ages: ???
Location: Stanley Park Nature House

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December 13, 2018
7pm-9pm

Skull in Nature House in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Art Night: Sketching with Skulls

This is an artist guided night of sketching and learning about the skull collection of the Stanley Park Ecology Society.  You can enjoy a beer or two at this session.  Charcoal, pastels, and sketching paper are provided.

Registration: Required in advance to ensure enough supplies
Cost: $19-$22
Ages: 19+
Location: Stanley Park Nature House

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December 14, 2018
6pm-8:30pm

Stanley Park Nature House in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Indigenous Winter Solstice Dinner

This is a fund-raiser dinner.  Celebrate the longest night of the year with a Coast Salish theme.  The solstice story will be told through a First Nations perspective.  The food will be locally-sourced and indigenous dishes.  See the menu on the link below.

Registration: Required, closes day before event
Cost: $80, tax deductible
Ages: 19+
Location: Stanley Park Nature House

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December 15, 2018
1pm

Big Elf Run in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

4th Annual Big Elf Run

This is the 4th annual Big Elf Run which features a 1km Wee Elf Run for kids, a 5km Elf run/walk, or a 2 loop 10Km run/walk around Stanley Park.  There will be Christmas decor, live DJ, dancing, and more.  You must register for this event.  Registration includes an Elf toque, Elf race bib, and Chip Time(5km/10km only)!  Add-on available are a souvenir medal, fun pack and race kit mail-out option.  This run is in support of Canuck Place.  Online registration closes on Dec 14, 2018 at 12pm.  Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome.  The course will go through trails as well as along the Stanley Park Seawall.

Cost: yes
Ages: All
Location: starts at Lumbermens' Arch, ends at Variety Kids Water Park

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December 15, 2018
1:30pm-3:30pm

Stanley Park Nature House in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Nature Walk: Celebrating Solstice

On this 2 hour walk you will learn about the history and customs of mid-winter festivals.

Registration: Yes
Cost: $6-$12
Ages: ???
Location: Stanley Park Nature House

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December 17, 2018
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Vancouver Parks Board Meeting

This is a regular meeting of the Vancouver Parks Board.

Cost: free
Time: 6:30pm-
Location: Vancouver Parks Board Office

Meeting Agenda...

Dec 31, 2018

Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Concord's New Years Eve Vancouver

This is a family-friendly New Years Eve celebration that includes fireworks, a street party, and ticketed indoor party.

Street Party

This is a free event where people just will congregate around Jack Poole Plaza.  There will be a DJ playing music all evening, roving performers, 12ft tall puppets, marching bands, comedians, and more.

Location: Jack Poole Plaza
Hours: 7pm to 12:15am
Ages:
Cost: Free

Ticketed Indoor Party

This is an indoor party in the West Ballroom in the Vancouver Convention Centre.  There will be 'incredible music guests' on the Peak Stage as well as surprise guests and entertainment throughout the evening.  There will also be interactive art installations and experiential attractions.  You can see the fireworks from inside the convention centre.

Location: Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre West Ballroom
Hours: doors open 7pm, until late
Ages: All ages
Cost: Celebration Pass: $69, Child ticket: free

Family Fireworks

This is a very short fireworks display that is done at 9pm so that younger children can enjoy some fireworks and celebrate new years a little earlier so that they can go home at a reasonable time!

The fireworks take place from a barge in Coal Harbour so they are only viewable from the ocean side of Canada Place and the Convention Centre and around Coal Harbour.  So, it is NOT viewable from Kitsilano or English Bay!

Location: Jack Poole Plaza
Hours: 9pm to 9:05pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

Midnight Countdown Fireworks

This is a 12 minute fireworks display that is done at midnight to celebrate the new year!

The fireworks take place from a barge in Coal Harbour so they are only viewable from the ocean side of Canada Place and the Convention Centre and around Coal Harbour.  So, it is NOT viewable from Kitsilano or English Bay!

Location: Jack Poole Plaza
Hours: 12am to 12:15am (Jan 1, 2019)
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

Indoor VIP Experience

This is an indoor party in the glass-walled ballroom with water view to watch the fireworks.  The VIP pass gives you expedited VIP entrance, access to the VIP lounge on the upper level, exclusive fireworks viewing area, a glass of champagne at New Years, a catered buffet of canapes, separate VIP bar, music through the night with exclusive performances by the Paperboys and Groove and Tonic in the VIP lounge, and free coat check.  No minors.

Location: Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre West Ballroom
Hours: doors open at 7pm
Ages: 19+
Cost: $178

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Upcoming 2019 Stanley Park Events Calendar

January 2019 Stanley Park Events

January 1, 2019
2:30pm

Polar Bear Swim in English Bay, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Annual Polar Bear Swim

Join the thousands of hearty swimmers or just go to see the costumes and watch the swimmers celebrate the New Year!  This is a Vancouver tradition since 1920 when a few people started the tradition of taking a dip in English Bay on New Years Day.  Over the year it has grown to have thousands of swimmers!  There is also the Peter Pantages Memorial 100 yard swim race.  Donations of non-perishable food or cash will be accepted by the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Cost: free
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: English Bay

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