As the Fresh Prince would decree, it’s “summer, summer, summertime!” You could easily while away your time in Vancouver with absolutely nothing planned, content to loll around on the beach, cruise the city’s bike paths, and roam the mean streets in search of the best gelato. But should you be looking for things to do in Vancouver, this is what we recommend: barbecue, rocking out and cheering on the waterfront.
RAILTOWN TAILGATE SUMMER BARBECUE SERIES
To quote our friend, the Fresh Prince, a second time, if you’re like him and the “smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia,” then Railtown Café’s monthly tailgate parties are the way to go! Their chefs fire up their custom built barbecue barrel and dish up plates of slow-smoked brisket and pork shoulder, and beer-brined chicken and sausage. Tickets are $19 per person, with a vegetarian option for $13, including sides and a drink.
June 11, July 9, August 13 & September 17; railtowncafe.ca
Let’s face it, you’re not going to do the Scotiabank Half Marathon just to bang out 21.1 km and get a souvenir t-shirt. You could do that any day of the week around your own neighbourhood. Heck, you could do it on a treadmill. No, the reason to do any organized run is a combination of being part of a common effort by like-minded people, and the course itself.READ MORE
It’s no secret that Vancouver is a tourism hotspot – the city receives over 9 million visitors each year! And while a good number of them come from across Canada and throughout the United States, about 1.5 million of those visitors are from international markets. So along with the fantastic North American media guests that The Burrard gets to host each year, we also welcome travel writers, bloggers, and broadcasters from around the world. Which leads to (you guessed it!) lots of fantastic travel articles in far-flung places that show some love to The Burrard!
Back for sixth year, Vancouver Craft Beer Week just gets better and more stupendously awesome each time. As Canada’s largest craft beer festival this is a serious event for the hop-obsessed. But, and this is important, it’s also a lot of fun for the rest of us too. How do we know this? Each year, VCBW has a theme, and this year’s theme is “Music Food Beer.”
The problem is not finding things to do in Vancouver in May; it’s choosing which things to do! We’re teetering on the edge of Vancouver’s peak summer season, so you’ll find a cavalcade of festivals to choose from, along with the blockbuster exhibitions opening across the city’s best galleries. Here’s our pick of things to do in Vancouver this May.