Summer in Vancouver is the perfect time to explore the city’s vibrant culture and numerous exciting events. In August, the city comes alive with festivals and markets, and there’s no better way to experience the best of Vancouver than with a stay at one of StayVancouverHotels’ 42 downtown properties. Here are just a few of the must-visit events happening this August in Vancouver and the surrounding communities.
EXHIBITIONS AND MARKETS
Vancouver is known for its thriving markets and exhibitions, showcasing local artisans, food vendors, and more. One of the most popular markets in the city is the Granville Island Public Market, where visitors can browse through hundreds of stalls offering fresh produce, seafood, and unique souvenirs. Another must-visit market is the Richmond Night Market, located just a short drive from downtown Vancouver. Here, visitors can sample a variety of Asian-inspired cuisine, browse through vendor booths, and enjoy live entertainment.
THE PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION (PNE)
For those looking to experience all the best markets in Vancouver, be sure to check out the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Fair, which runs from August 19th to September 4th. This annual event features live entertainment, carnival rides, and a showcase of local vendors.
NORTH VAN SHIPYARDS
If you’re looking to venture outside of downtown Vancouver, visit the North Van Shipyards, located in North Vancouver. This waterfront destination offers stunning views of the city skyline, as well as a variety of food trucks, craft breweries, and artisan markets. Visitors can also enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the summer months.
For those looking to embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusivity, the Vancouver Pride Parade is a not to be missed event. This year, the parade will take place on August 6th and will feature a new route along the Seawall. Visitors can expect to see colourful floats, live music, and thousands of participants celebrating the LGBTQ2+ community.
RBC GRANFONDO WHISTLER
StayVancouverHotels offers a great deal for those who want to participate in the RBC GranFondo Whistler, one of the most popular cycling events in North America featuring thousands of participants as they travel from sea to sky. With the GranFondo promotion, guests can save $75 on their registration for the event with a one-night stay, or receive $75 off of 2 registrations when reserving 2 or more nights. This is a great opportunity to stay in one of the downtown Vancouver hotels and enjoy the city’s summer events while preparing for this exciting and grueling cycling challenge.
VANCOUVER MURAL FESTIVAL
An event for the art lover in everyone! The Vancouver Mural Festival takes place from August 4th to 13th. This annual festival showcases the city’s vibrant street art scene, with over 60 new murals painted throughout the city. Visit the website for details and locations.
Regardless of what you decide to do this month, make the most of your Vancouver vacation or staycation by booking with StayVancouverHotels. With a variety of locations to choose from, guests can find the perfect accommodation to suit their needs and budget. Book your stay today and experience the best of Vancouver’s summer markets and festivals – Learn more