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2018 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 Arts 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!

Upcoming 2018 Stanley Park Events Calendar

Daily

Second Beach Outdoor Swimming Pool in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The Second Beach Outdoor Swimming Pool is open daily from May 19, 2018.

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Daily
10am-5pm

Stanley Park Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The Stanley Park Miniature Train operates daily with an Urban Forest theme starting on June 30, 2018.

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Daily
10am-6pm

Variety Kids Water Park in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The free Variety Kids Water Park operates daily from June 2, 2018.

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Daily
8pm(7pm on Jul 28, Aug 1,4)

TUTS at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Theatre Under the Stars presents Cinderella and 42nd Street musicals on alternating nights from July 4 - August 25, 2018 at Malkin Bowl.

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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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Every Monday
7pm-9pm

Weekly Monday night dancing in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

There is free Scottish Dancing weekly on Monday nights, weather-permitting, from June 18, 2018 to August 13, 2018 at Ceperley Park.

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Every Tuesday
7pm-9:30pm

Weekly Monday night dancing in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

There is free International Folk Dancing weekly on Tuesday nights, weather-permitting, from June 19, 2018 to August 21, 2018 at Ceperley Park.

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Every Sunny Tuesday
after work to sunset

Brahms Tams Drum Circle in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Every Wednesday
6:30-8pm

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

Bicicletta Wednesday Park Ride

This is a leisurely group bicycle road ride around Stanley Park for all levels of experience.  You must have a road bicycle.  Please see the registration for all the rules.

Cost: Free
Ages: all ages
Location: Meet at 6:15pm at Stanley Park Information Booth

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August 2018 Stanley Park Events

August 18, 2018
3pm-8pm

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

Our City Ride

This is a non-competitive all inclusive mass participation ride.  The ride starts and finishes at David Lam Park in False Creek.  The ride goes counter-clockwise through Chinatown, Gastown (on Water St), then Coal Harbour (on West Pender St and West Georgia St), then through Stanley Park on trails, then along Beach Ave back to David Lam Park.

The festival at David Lam Park will have a beer garden(opens at 4pm), food trucks, entertainment, kids zone, international Expo zone and a bicycle valet.

Time: Festival:3pm-8pm, Ride: 5pm Cost: 18 years and older: $20, under 18: Free
Ages: All Ages and Abilities
Location: Starts/Finishes at David Lam Park

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August 19, 2018
9am-11am

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

Discovery Walk: Birds of a Feather: Summer Vacationers

This is an easy 2 hour walk to learn about birds that stop in Stanley Park during the summer.

Cost: by donation-see registration
Ages: ?
Location: Stanley Park Nature House

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August 20, 2018
7am-12pm

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

Stanley Park's Feathers: Forest and Foreshore-Vancouver International Bird Festival(VIBF)

This is for advanced birders.  This is a half-day with a bird expert at birding hotspots for an extensive experience with a bird's daily routines.  Light refreshments available at start of tour.  Lunch will be available for purchase after the walk.

Cost: see registration
Ages: ?
Location: Stanley Park Nature House

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August 20, 2018
8am-12pm

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

Fluttering All Over Stanley Park-Vancouver International Bird Festival(VIBF)

This is for intermediate birders.  This is a half-day with a local bird expert to look into the natural history of birds.  You will visit bird habitats in Stanley Park.

Cost: see registration
Ages: ?
Location: ?

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August 20, 2018
7pm-9pm

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

Walk: Discover the Birds of Lost Lagoon-Vancouver International Bird Festival(VIBF)

This is for intermediate to advanced birders.  This is a 2 hour walk to Lost Lagoon and around.

Cost: see registration
Ages: ?
Location: ?

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August 21, 2018 at sunset

Tuesday Night Movies in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Outdoor Movie: Titanic

This is one of the weekly Tuesday night movies that happen in July and August at Ceperley Park in Stanley Park.  There is a free seating area for up to 5000 people.  You don't need to have a reservation for the free seating.  The movies start after sunset weather-permitting.  This is a family-friendly event so there is no smoking and no alcohol.  You can bring your own lawn chair, picnic basket, and blanket if you want.  They will have brand new blankets for sale.  There are paid reserved seats closer to the screen and a dinner and seat option which includes a dinner at a nearby restaurant and your reserved seat.

Cost: Free on lawn, no reservations required; $23(one show)-$134(season pass) for reserved seat
Ages: All Ages but some movies may not be suitable for young ones!
Weather: weather-permitting
Location: Ceperley Park

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August 24, 2018 7pm

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

Night Race 2018

This is a 5k/10k run/walk through Stanley Park to create a 'moving celebration of light'.  There will be a post race party.  Every participant will get an LED headlight and Night Race tee.  You get a free glow beer mug at the finish line.  There will be giant beer pong, giant jenga, and music to dance to at the after party.

Cost: $20-$60
Ages: kids and adults
Location: Stanley Park Pavilion

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September 2018 Stanley Park Events

Sep 1, 2018
7:30pm-10pm

Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Concert: The Sheepdogs

Cost: $42 + service charge, general admission
Ages: all ages/ 19+ for bar
Time: Gates 6pm, Show 7:30pm
Location: Malkin Bowl

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Sep 3, 2018

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

Vancouver Triathlon

This is the annual Vancouver Triathlon by Multisport Canada.

Cost: Yes
Ages: ?
Location: Ceperley Park

Note: There will be road closures for this event.

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September 4, 2018
6:30pm-8:30pm

Beaver Lake in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Discovery Walk: Nature Art: Wildlife Photography

This is for intermdediate and advances photographers.  This is a photo walk in Stanley Park where you join an award winning photographer on a photography tour of Beaver Lake.  Please bring your camera and telephoto lens.

Registration Required: Yes
Cost: $6-$12
Ages: all ages
Location: Stanley Park Bus Loop

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September 7-9, 2018

Brockton Playing Fields in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

SKOOKUM Music, Food, and Arts Festival

This is a brand new music, food, and arts festival that is planned by BrandLive for Brockton Pointin Stanley Park.  BrandLive used to produce the Squamish music festival.  There will be multiple stages set up with multiple acts of various music styles.  The lineup of performers will be announced in the spring of 2018.  There will also be multimedia art works and roaming performers.  The food will be gourmet.  The festival will feature BC beers, wines, and spirits!  Only 20,000 people per day will be allowed in for this first year in order to determine the logistics for future years.  There will be related after-hour events in downtown Vancouver.

Location: Brockton Playing Fields
Hours: tbd
Cost: yes

Note: There will be road closures after 10pm from the roundabout at the Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park to the Brockton Playing Fields to allow event participants to exit.

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Sep 7???, 2018

Stanley Park Causeway, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

RBC GranFondo Whistler - Stanley Park - GranFondo Canada

The RBC GranFondo Whistler is a mass participation cycling event.  This event is a legacy of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.  This is a cycling event where participants ride from Vancouver to Whistler on the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway in a dedicated car-free lane.  This event draws about 10,000 riders.

Cost: ?
Ages: ?
Location: ?

Note: There will be road closures for this event.

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September 8, 2018
2pm-4pm

Bus Loop in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Walking Tour: Indigenous Plant Use

This is a walk through the forest to learn about the indigenous relationships with local flora and fauna.

Cost: $24-$31
Ages: All
Location: Meet at Stanley Park Bus Loop

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September 9, 2018
10am-12pm

intertidal zone in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Discovery Walk: Scouting the Seaside!

This is a walk on the beach to learn about the intertidal zone, tides, and this habitat.

Cost: $6-$12
Ages: all ages
Location: Meet at Stanley Park Bus Loop

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September 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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Sep 16, 2017
10am-12pm

Terry Fox Run at Ceperley Park in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Terry Fox Run

This is an annual charity run/walk to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation.  There is a pre-run/walk warmup.  In 2017, there was a post-run breakfast.  There are a couple of courses based on the length of the walk/run that the participants choose to do.

Time: Registration starts at 8am
Cost: ?
Ages: All Ages
Location: Ceperley Park

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Sep 16, 2018
11am

Lumbermens' Arch in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Ismali Walk for Women

Cost: ?
Ages: ?
Location: Lumbermens' Arch

Sep 16, 2018
1pm-5pm

B
Brockton Oval in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Canadian Police Canine Association National Championship Trials Public Day

The 2018 Canadian Police Canine Association National Championship Trials will be hosted by the Vancouver Police Department Canine Unit and will be held on September 13-16, 2018.  On September 16, 2018, there will be a public day at the Brockton Oval from 1pm to 5pm.

Cost: Free
Ages: All Ages
Location: Brockton Oval

Sep 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

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Sep 18, 2018
7pm

Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Concert: The Head and the Heart

Cost: $45 + service charge, general admission
Ages: all ages/ 19+ for bar
Time: Gates 6pm, Show 7pm
Location: Malkin Bowl

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September 22, 2018

Stanley Park seawall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

SeaWheeze Run

This is an annual run organized by Lululemon Athletica.

Cost: Yes
Times: ?
Ages: ?
Location: Stanley Park Seawall

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September 22, 2018
4:30pm-11pm

Stanley Park seawall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

SeaWheeze Sunset Festival

This is the festival that follows the SeaWheeze run earlier in the day.  This event is organized by Lululemon Athletica.  It starts with some yoga, then flows into a night of wild dancing.  There will be food beverages and local vendors.  Bring your own yoga mat, water bottle, and clothes for when it cools off at night.

Cost: $45
Time: 4:30pm-11pm
Ages: ?
Location: tba

Note: There will be road closures after 10pm from the roundabout at the Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park to the Brockton Playing Fields to allow event participants to exit.

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Sep 23, 2018
10am-4pm

Aids Memorial in Vancouver, B.C., Canada

33rd Vancouver AIDS Walk

This is a charity event raising funds for people living with HIV in BC.  This will be a 2.5km walk along Beach Avenue to English Bay and then back along the English Bay Seawall past the Vancouver Aids Memorial.

Time: 10am-4pm
Ages: All Ages
Location: Sunset Beach

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October 2018 Stanley Park Events

October 1, 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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Oct 12, 2018

Lumbermens' Arch in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Light the Night Walk

This is a charity fundraising walk to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.  There will be illuminated laterns: red for supporters, white for patients and survivors, and gold for loved ones lost.

Registration: ?
Cost: free, but $100 minimum fundraising goal to receive latern/tshirt
Ages: all ages
Location: Lumbermens' Arch

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Oct 28, 2018
10am

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

48th Annual James Cunningham Seawall Race

This is the annual running race through Stanley Park then around the seawall from near Second Beach clockwise around Stanley Park on the Stanley Park Seawall returning to Second Beach.

James Cunningham was the master stonemason who single-handedly built a lot of the Stanley Park Seawall.

Registration: required
8am: check in opens, 10am race starts, 12pm race closed and awards
Cost: yes
Ages: all ages
Location: start/finish: Second Beach

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October 29, 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...

November 2018 Stanley Park Events

November 5, 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...

Nov 11, 2018
10:40am

Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial

Registration: not required
Cost: free
Ages: all ages
Location: Japanese Canadian War Memorial

November 19, 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...

November 24, 2018
10am

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

Moustache Miller 1mile/5k charity run

The Moustache Miller is a charity race for the Movember charity.  You can run the 1 mile, 5k, or both.

Time: 10am: 1 mile start, 10:30am: 5km start Cost: ???
Ages: ???
Location: ???

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December 2018 Stanley Park Events

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

Meeting Agenda...

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.  The Variety Kids Water Park will be turned into a Winter Wonderland.  There will be a live DJ, dancing, and more.  You must register for this event.  Registration includes an Elf toque, Elf race bib, christmas woolie, free hot beverage, and goodies!  This run is in support of Canuck Place.  Online registration closes on Dec 15, 2017 at 5pm.  Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome.  The course will go through trails as well as along the Stanley Park Seawall.

Cost: $10-$45 see more info
Ages: All
Location: starts at Lumbermens' Arch, ends at Variety Kids Water Park

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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...

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