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2020 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 2020 today, tomorrow, and in the future, including a list of past 2019 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 Light Fireworks and Festival, 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 was a new 3 day Stanley Park Music Festival called Skookum music, food, and art festival at Brockton Point!  This festival will not be held in 2019, but is expected back in 2020.

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 2020 Stanley Park Events Calendar

Daily at 9pm

Nine O'Clock Gun in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Nine O'Clock Gun fires nightly at 9pm from Brockton Point.  It is free to view the gun and it firing at 9pm.

Nine O'Clock Gun Info...

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Upcoming 2020 Stanley Park Events Calendar

February 2020 Stanley Park Events

February 22, 2020
11am-6pm

Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2010 Games - 10 Year Anniversary Fan Festival

This event will include an Olmpic and Paralympic Athlete meet and greet, sports demonstarations, a main stage, and face painting.  At 5:30pm, there will be a ceremonial cauldron lighting and live musical performance.

Cost: free?
Times:11am-6pm
Ages: All
Location: Jack Poole Plaza

More Information...

February 22
1pm-3pm

Stanley Park Pavilion in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Educational Walk: Indigenous Plant Use

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

Registration: Required
Cost: Yes
Ages:
Location: Meet at SPES office at Stanley Park Pavilion

More Information and Registration...

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February 22, 2020
1pm-3pm

Stanley Park Nature House in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Discovery Walk: Ancient Forests for Futures

This is a discovery walk to learn how trees pass on their knowledge to the next generation.

Registration: Advance registration required
Cost: $5-$13
Ages:
Location: Stanley Park Nature House

More Information and registration...

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February 23, 2020
9am

Brockton Pavilion in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

RunGo Dash for Dogs

This is an annual 2km, 5km, 10km non-competitive walk or run through Stanley Park in support of the BC and Alberta Guide Dogs.  The routes include a little bit on the Stanley Park Seawall, but mostly are on the Trails within Stanley Park.  There is a social event afterwards with pankcakes, music, and prices.  Dogs are welcome, but must be good and on-leash and under control at all times.

Cost: yes
Ages: all ages welcome
Times: 9:45am-10k start, 10am-5km start, 10:15am-2km start, opens at 9am.
Location: Brockton Pavilion

More Information and Registration...

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February 23, 2020
9am-11am

Stanley Park Nature House in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Discovery Walk: Birds of a Feather: February Feathers

This is a 2 hour walk to learn about migratory bird identification and behaviour.

Registration Required: Yes
Cost: by donation, see SPES website
Ages: all ages
Location: Stanley Park Nature House

More Information and registration...

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February 24, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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February 27, 2020
6:30pm-8:30pm

Stanley Park Pavilion in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Film Viewing: The Future of Birds

This is a film viewing of a locally produced documentary featuring footage and experts from around the Fraser estuary.

Cost: $6-$13
Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Ages:
Location: Stanley Park Pavilion

More Information and registration...

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March 2020 Stanley Park Events

March 9, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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March 14, 2020
9:30am

Stanley Park Pavilion in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

St. Patrick's Day 5k run

The annual St. Patrick's Day 5k run is a timed run around a portion of Stanley Park.  The route includes running on Pipeline Road and the Stanley Park Seawall.  This is a timed race.

Cost: yes
Ages: ???
Times: 9:30am Location: Stanley Park Pavilion

Note: There will be Road Closures on the east side of Stanley Park from the Georgia Street entrance around Brockton Point to Pipeline Road for this event.

More Information and Registration...

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March 15, 2020
1pm-2:30pm

West End Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

West End Urban Garden Club Community Potluck, Seed, and Plant Swap and Workshop

The West End Urban Garden club has a potluck monthly at the West End Community Centre.  It is open to anybody that wants to come and is completely FREE!  Everybody is really friendly, don't be shy, come out and meet your neighbours.  Every month there is a discussion topic..this month is...Passive Houses.  Please register on the West End Community Centre website or at the front desk at the West End Community Centre.

Cost: free, but please bring a little bit of food to share
Ages: all ages welcome
Location: West End Community Centre

More Information and Registration...

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March 15, 2020
2:30pm-3:30pm

West End Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

West End Urban Garden Club Monthly Meeting

The West End Urban Garden club has a meeting monthly.  This is a group open to anybody who has an interest in gardening whether you have a gardening space or not.  There are also sub-groups trying to save bees, get more community garden space, etc..  Everybody is really friendly.  New members are very welcome!  Free!  Discussion topic this month is... What are you planting this year?

Cost: free
Ages: all ages welcome
Location: West End Community Centre

More Information and Registration...

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March 30, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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April 2020 Stanley Park Events

April 9-13, 2020
10am-5pm

Stanley Park Easter Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Easter Fair and Easter Miniature Train Ride

This is the annual Easter Fair and Easter-themed Miniature Train ride.  For the fair, there is a Bunny Burrow maze, face painting, easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny meet, crafts and carnival activities.

Hours: 10am - 5pm
Cost: yes for train ride, easter egg hunt, and carnival activities
Ages: all ages
Location: Stanley Park Junction

More Information...

April 19, 2020

Sun Run in Vancouver, BC, Canada

36th Annual Vancouver Sun Run

The Vancouver Sun Run is an annual run that is Canada's Largest 10k Run.  Upwards of 50 thousand people participate in this run.  The main race is a 10k run that starts in Downtown Vancouver, goes down Robson Street, Lagoon Drive to Stanley Park Drive, then takes a left out of Stanley Park along Beach Avenue.  The 10k run continues over the Burrard Street Bridge then over to the Cambie Street Bridge, ending at BC Place.

Additionally, there are walking, group, youth, and team divisions, and a mini 2.5K run.

Stanley Park Road Closures: Sunday April 17, 2020: for the Sun Run the Beach Avenue and Lagoon Drive entrances to Stanley Park will be closed from 6am to 11am.  The Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park will remain open.  Expect delays and congestion!

Registration Required: Yes
Cost: Yes
Ages: all ages welcome
Location: Downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, False Creek

More Information and Registration...

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April 23, 2020
6pm-9pm

Stanley Park Pavilion in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sakura Night

This is a cocktail reception fundraiser for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

Attire: Cocktail
Cost: Early Bird: $125, Regular: $150
Location: Stanley Park Pavilion

More Information and Tickets...

April 27, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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May 2020 Stanley Park Events

May 3, 2020

First Half run, Vancouver, BC, Canada

BMO Vancouver Marathon

This is the annual marathon.  The full marathon race starts in Queen Elizabeth Park and goes out to UBC, then through Kitsilano, then along Beach Avenue, English Bay Seawall, and around the Stanley Park Seawall, then up Pender Street to the finish.  There is also a half marathon which goes from Queen Elizabeth Park to Stanley Park(Beach Ave, North Lagoon Drive, Pipeline Road, Stanley Park Drive).  There is also an 8k run which starts in front of the Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewery and goese through Stanley Park.  Additionally, there is a kids run around Lost Lagoon.

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

Note: There will be Stanley Park Road Closures on the west side of Stanley Park for this event.

More Information and Registration...

May 11, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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May 25, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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May 28, 2020
6pm-10pm

Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Concert: Louis The Child

This is a music concert by Louis The Child

Cost: $61.75
Ages: all ages, general admission, 19+ bar
Time: Gates 5pm, show 6pm, curfew 10pm
Location: Malkin Bowl

More Information and tickets...

June 2020 Stanley Park Events

June 7, 2020
8:30am-1pm

Lumbermen's Arch in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

36rd Annual World Partnership Walk

This is Canada's largest annual fundraiser dedicated to raising awareness and funds to alleviate global poverty.  Proceeds go to the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.  This walk goes along the Stanley Park Seawall.

Cost: ?
Time: Registration: 8:30am, Ambassador Pictures: 8:30am-12pm, Walk 10am, Awards: 12:30pm
Location: Lumbermens' Arch

More Information and Registration...

June 8, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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June 14, 2020
11am

Lumbermens' Arch in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

This is an annual 5k walk in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Cost: by donation
Ages: All ages
Times: check in 8:30am, start time: 11am
Location: Lumbermens' Arch

More Information and Registration...

June 22, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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June 28, 2020
9:30am

Fish House in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

This is an annual 21k half marathon and 5k run by the Canada Running Series.  The half marathon starts at UBC and finishes in Stanley Park.  The 5k starts near Ceperley Field in Stanley Park, goes through Ceperley Meadow and counter-clockwise around Lost Lagoon, then back to the Seawall at Second Beach and along the seawall to the the bottom of Bidwell Street then back along Beach Avenue to the former Fish House Restaurant.

Cost: ?
Ages: ?
Location: next to former Fish House Restaurant

Note: There will be Stanley Park Road Closures on Stanley Park Drive from Second Beach to the Beach Avenue entrance to Stanley Park for this event.

More Information and Registration...

July 2020 Stanley Park Events

July 1 - July 20, 2020

Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

88th annual Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open

This is a high-level tennis tournament in a beautiful environment.  There are categories for every age and every level of play.

Cost: ?
Ages: Various
Location: Tennis Courts

More Information and Registration...

July 4, 2020
7pm-9:30pm

Sunset Beach Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Free Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Concert at Sunset Beach Park

This is a free annual concert by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra!  Seating is on a first come-first serve basis.  Only low chairs are permitted.  There will be food trucks at this event.  At 7pm will be a prelude concert by the VSO School of Music students, followed by the VSO at 8pm.

Cost: Free
Ages: All Ages
Location: Sunset Beach

More Information...

July 6, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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July 19, 2020
9am

Ceperley Park in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver Frontrunners Pride Run and Walk

This is the 37th running of the annual 5km run/walk or 10km run hosted by the Vancouver Frontrunners in association with the Vancouver Pride Society.

Time: 9am start
Cost: $30+
Ages: all
Location: Ceperley Park

More Information and registration..

July 20, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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August 2020 Stanley Park Events

August 2, 2020
11am

Sunset Beach Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver Pride Sunset Beach Festival

This is a festival at Sunset Beach park with a main stage, community zone, family fun zone, beer garden, interactive art, and food trucks, etc.

Note: There are extensive Road Closures in the West End for this event.  See Road closures for Pride Parade and Festival

Cost: Free
Ages: All Ages
Location: Sunset Beach

More Information...

August 15, 2020
7am-12pm

SeaWheeze Run in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SeaWheeze Half Marathon Run

This is an annual half marathon run organized by Lululemon Athletica.

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

More SeaWheeze Run Info... SeaWheeze Run Road Closures

August 15, 2020
4:30pm-11pm

SeaWheeze Festival in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 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: Brockton Playing Fields

More SeaWheeze Sunset Festival Info... SeaWheeze Festival Road Closures

August 16, 2020
12pm-1:30pm

Ratha Yatra parade in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ratha Yatra - Parade

This is a parade that you can join in on and help pull the giant cart!  There are usually a number of bands and groups represented.  The groups marshall under the Granville Street bridge.

Cost: Free
Ages: All ages
Location: Beach Ave from Howe St to Ceperley Park in Stanley Park.

More Ratha Yatra parade info and photos... Ratha Yatra Parade Road Closures

August 16, 2020
1pm-dusk

Ratha Yatra Feel the Bliss in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ratha Yatra - Festival in the Park

This festival includes entertainment on 2 stages, music, dance, live theatre, kids amusement zone, mendi hand tatoos, yoga, meditation, face painting, veggie-cooking demos, clowns, balloon artist, and a free feast for thousands.

Cost: Free entry
Ages: All Ages
Location: Ceperley Park

More Ratha Yatra Festival info and photos...

September 2020 Stanley Park Events

September 7, 2020
7am-12pm

Ceperley Park in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver Triathlon

This is the 20th annual Vancouver Triathlon by Multisport Canada.

Cost: Yes
Ages: ?
Location: Ceperley Park

NOTE: There will be full Stanley Park Road Closuresin Stanley Park from 6am to 10am for this event.

More Information and Registration...

September 12, 2020
5:30am-8:30am

Gran Fondo Whistler

RBC GranFondo Whistler

The RBC GranFondo Whistler is North America's largest Gran Fondo (i.e. 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 over 4000 riders from over 40 countries.  This ride starts in Stanley Park so there will be delays and traffic closures as the riders make it through the park and onto the Lions Gate Bridge.

Cost: Yes
Location: starts at Nine O'Clock Gun

Note: There will be Road Closures for this event on Saturday, September 7, 2019.  Most roads in the park will be closed from 3am-8:30am.  The Stanley Park Causeway will be closed from 5:30am-8:30am.

More Information and registration...

September 20???, 2020
8am-noon

Terry Fox Run at Ceperley Park in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 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 2018, 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, run starts at 10am
Cost: by donation
Ages: All Ages
Location: Ceperley Park

More Terry Fox Run Info...

September 21, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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October 2020 Stanley Park Events

October 5, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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October 9-31, 2020

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Miniature Train Ride

Location: Stanley Park Junction
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 5:30pm-10pm, Matinees: Fri-Sun 11am-5pm
Cost: yes

This is the annual halloween miniature train ride.  The theme this year is "tbd".  The evening train(Mon to Thurs: 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri to Sun: 5:30pm-10pm has live performers.  The matinee shows(Fri to Sunday 11am-5pm) are less scary because they don't have the live performers.  Note that there are only matinees on Thanksgiving Day Oct ???.

More Information, Tickets, etc. ...

October 18???, 2020
5pm-9:30pm

Lumbermens' Arch in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Light the Night Walk

This is a charity fundraising 3k 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: online
Time: Registration: 5pm
Ages: all ages
Location: Lumbermens' Arch

More Information and Registration...

October 19, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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November 2020 Stanley Park Events

November 1, 2020
10am

seawall run in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

50th 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

More Information and Registration...

November 2, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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November 11, 2020
10:40am

Remembrance Day Ceremony in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Remembrance Day Ceremony

This is the annual Remembrance Day ceremony that takes place in Stanley Park.

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

November 23, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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Nov 26, 2020- Jan 3, 2021

Bright Nights in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

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

This is the 22nd annual Christmas lights display and Christmas Themed miniature train ride.  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.

More Information ...

December 2020 Stanley Park Events

December 5, 2020
10am

Santa Shuffle in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk

This is an annual fun run and elf walk fund raiser for the Salvation Army.

Cost: Yes
Ages: All ages
Times: ?
Location: Lumbermens' Arch

More Information and Registration...

December 7, 2020
6:30pm

Vancouver Parks Board Office, Vancouver, BC, 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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