Vancouver in September: From Cycling to Comedy

September is a wonderful month to visit Vancouver. The summertime crowds are beginning to dwindle, and the temperatures are still mild, making it a perfect opportunity to explore all the city has to offer. This September, there are three exciting not-to-be-missed events taking place: the RBC Granfondo, the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival in Stanley Park, and the Vancouver International Film Festival.

RBC GranFondo

The RBC GranFondo Whistler is North America’s largest GranFondo Event. This annual cycling extravaganza takes place on September 9th. This event is not just a race, it’s a celebration of the cycling community in British Columbia. The race begins in downtown Vancouver, and riders will cover a stunning 122-kilometer route through the mountains and along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. The ride finishes in the beautiful town of Whistler, where participants will be greeted with a festival atmosphere, packed with live music, food, and drinks. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just a casual rider, this event is an exciting opportunity to challenge yourself and take in some of the most beautiful scenery British Columbia has to offer. Learn more on the GranFondo website. If you’re looking to test your cycling skills, you can register for the GranFondo and if you book your hotel stay with StayVancouverHotels you can receive $75 off your registration.

Great Outdoors Comedy Festival

Who doesn’t like a good laugh? From September 15th to the 16th, Stanley Park will be hosting the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival. This unique event features some of the best comedians from around the world performing in one of the most beautiful outdoor venues in the city. With the stunning backdrop of Stanley Park and the ocean, it’s sure to be a night of laughs that you won’t forget. The festival is a two-night event, with comedy favorite Russell Peters headlining on the 15th, and Hollywood superstar Kevin Hart and friends headlining on the 16th. The festival is perfect for comedy fans, locals, and visitors alike. Grab your tickets on the Great Outdoor Comedy Festival website.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2023

The Vancouver International Film Festival is a highly anticipated event taking place from September 28th to October 8th. This year, the festival will be showcasing over 300 films from around the world, with something for everyone. From thought-provoking documentaries to heartwarming dramas, the Vancouver International Film Festival is a celebration of the art of cinema and a testament to the diverse voices that make up our global community. The festival has been running since 1958 and stands as one of the largest film festivals in North America. In addition to the films, the festival also features talks, seminars, and workshops with industry professionals. For film lovers and filmmakers alike, the International Film Festival is not to be missed. Book your tickets on the VIFF website.

Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, a comedy fan, or a film buff, there’s something for everyone in Vancouver this September. The RBC Granfondo, the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival, and the Vancouver International Film Festival are all exciting opportunities to explore the city, connect with like-minded individuals, and celebrate the best Vancouver has to offer. Don’t miss out on these incredible events – book your trip to Vancouver today with StayVancouverHotels. With 42 downtown Vancouver locations to choose from, guests can find the perfect accommodations to suit their travel needs. Book your stay today and experience the best of Vancouver’s events and festivals – Learn more