Please be advised The Chelsea Restaurant will be closed for renovations starting February 10th 2020 until further notice. A complimentary breakfast will be offered daily consisting of fresh fruits, baked goods and coffee/tea.
Please be advised The Chelsea Restaurant will be closed for renovations starting February 10th 2020 until further notice. A complimentary breakfast will be offered daily consisting of fresh fruits, baked goods and coffee/tea.
  • A view of buildings in Vancouver Downtown, including the Sinclair Centre in red brick and the Harbour Centre with an ornamental needle pointing skyward. The Sinclair Centre is an older building in Downtown Vancouver, built with grey stone on the lower level of the building and red brick for the higher storeys.
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posted by: Days Inn Vancouver Downtown on: June 24, 2019
posted by: Simona K.

When the sun comes out, there is no better place to be than Vancouver.  Summer usually means a packed schedule with a number of amazing events! Locals make the most out of the summer by attending tons of exciting outdoor parties, festivals, and celebrations, so why not join them? Check our list of the major events in Vancouver and hop right into the unforgettable summer, the Vancouverites’ favorite time of the year!


Canada Day


The summer starts with the annual Canada Day celebration at Canada Place on July 1, 2019. This event attracts over 250 000 visitors every year who join the largest Canada Day celebration in western Canada. The program starts off at 9:30 am with a traditional Citizenship Ceremony that welcomes 60 new Canadians into the country. Visitors can enjoy a day of live entertainment, family activities, tons of food, exhibits and much more. In the evening the sky lights up with fireworks and the crowd cheers as Vancouver celebrates Canada’s 152 birthday. 


Date: July 1

Location: Canada Place and surrounding city streets


Car Free Day On The Drive 


Commercial Drive is a creative neighborhood on the east side of the city with unique shopping, food, and entertainment. The local community supports the eclectic vibe of this area and spreads the love for its heritage history. The first Car Free Day took place right here in 2005 and ever since then Commercial Drive stays to the story behind the festival to provide car-free spaces and green culture for the communities. This year, the festival will stretch across 15 blocks featuring amazing local musicians, artists, delicious food and tons of activities and entertainment. Take a bus or Skytrain and join the festivities car-free!


Date: July 7, 2019

Location: Commercial Drive 


The Honda Celebration of Light


The world’s largest offshore firework competition is a week-long festival and for its 29th year, it will feature the thrilling line-up of pyrotechnic competing teams from India, Canada, and Croatia. Performing for the first time in Vancouver, India, and Croatia are set to take to the skies above English Bay.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - India  

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - Canada  

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - Croatia 


Location: English Bay


The Vancouver Pride Festival 


Hosted by Vancouver Pride Society, The Vancouver Pride Festival takes place every year on the first week of August. The Vancouver Pride Parade usually happens on the Sunday in West End, along Davie Street. This street is famous for its rainbow colors and gay-friendly atmosphere at any time of the year. The Pride Festival is full of events, music, rainbow colors, crazy costumes and festive atmosphere celebrated not only by Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community but by the entire city and visitors from around the world.


Date: July 29 - August 5, 2019

Location: West End / Davie Street


Bard On The Beach


Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare Festival, Bard on the Beach celebrates the 30th anniversary season. The Festival offers Shakespeare’s plays, related dramas and a few special events from June through September in Vancouver’s Vanier Park. In 2019, this season runs with four productions on two stages: the hilarious Wild West story The Taming of the Shrew; the Elizabethan-era romantic comedy, Shakespeare in Love and two innovative new productions: Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, set in India and sparked with South-Asian music and dance, and Coriolanus, a no-holds-barred political tragedy.


Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle 


Brahm’s Tams Drum Circle is a semi-informal gathering of drummers at Stanley Park’s Third Beach on sunny Tuesday evenings in the summer. The location is just a short walk north of the Stanley Park Teahouse which is located at 7501 Stanley Park Drive. It’s a free event where dozens of drummers and thousands of drumming fans gather to listen to the beats of djembes and watch the sunset over English Bay. The months of June, July and August are always the best to attend as they attract the biggest crowds. Sessions usually start in the late afternoon and are in full swing and at their busiest by sunset.

Do you have favorite summer events we forgot to mention? Let us know on our Facebook page or post your pictures on Instagram and use the tag #mydaysinnvan.