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Stanley Park Events Calendar

This is a list of all key dates of all the events taking place in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2017 and 2018.

If you know of an event happening in Stanley Park 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: Events can change dates, times, or be cancelled.  Don't rely just on this events calendar.  Confirm all event details with the event organizers!

Upcoming 2017 Stanley Park Events Calendar

Nov 30, 2017- Jan 6, 2018

Bright Nights in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

Location: Stanley Park Junction
Cost: yes for train ride, displays and lights are by donation

This is the annual Christmas lights display and miniature train ride.  2017 is the 20th year of Bright Nights.  There will be 3 million lights lighting up Stanley Park Junction in Stanley Park.  The train ride costs money, but to view all the lights and displays is just by donation.  Donations and part of the train ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighter's Burn Fund.

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December 16, 2017 1pm-4pm+

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

3rd Annual Big Elf Run

This is the 3rd 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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Upcoming 2018 Stanley Park Events Calendar

January 1, 2018 2pm

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

Annual Polar Bear Swim - Free - English Bay

Join the thousands of hearty swimmers or just go to see the costumes and watch the swimmers celebrate the New Year!

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Sep 7-9, 2018

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

SKOOKUM Music, Food, and Arts Festival

Location: Brockton Playing Fields
Hours: tbd
Cost: yes

This is a brand new music, food, and arts festival that is planned by BrandLive for Brockton Point in 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.

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