5 Things to do for BC Day Long Weekend


BC Day long weekend is usually filled with plenty of fun events being hosted around the city. However, 2020 has thrown a curveball to most plans for the weekend. Here are some suggestions on how to spend this weekend.

1. PNE / Playland

Vancouver’s favourite amusement park is open and opening more rides this weekend, including The Wooden Roller Coaster! Make sure your head to their website to purchase your tickets and reserve your time slot. ‘Taste of the PNE’ is back by popular demand and is offering the Best of BC. You can purchase your tickets for the drive-in or dine-in options here. Lastly, don’t forget to purchase your PNE Prize Home tickets for your chance to win a beautiful new home. The PNE is offering free guided tour this weekend so ensure you secure your spot!


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2. Pride Parade 

Pride is going virtual this year! On Sunday from noon to 4pm, there will be virtual celebrations including a one-hour virtual parade showcasing creative submissions and culminating with a main stage show livestreamed from Sunset Beach. 


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 3. Hiking Day Passes

Vancouver’s busiest parks now require free day-use passes which are available for sign-up from the BC Parks website. With the amazing weather we’re having, there’s no better time to enjoy the outdoors!


NEW Free Day-Use Passes are coming to six BC Parks.⁠ ⁠ To ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff during the peak season, we’ve developed a free day-use pass program for specific trails/areas in six of our busiest parks: Cypress, Mount Seymour, Garibaldi, Golden Ears, Mount Robson (Berg Lake Trail) and Stawamus Chief (Chief Peaks Trail).⁠ ⁠ The free day-use passes will be required as of July 27, 2020, and are part of a pilot program intended to help us re-open busy areas and test the passes as a tool to manage overcrowding. ⁠ The passes will be available through the Discover Camping website and will be released at 6:00 am PDT for same day bookings. The number of passes available each day depends on the park. Garibaldi Park will also fully reopen (including camping) on July 27 with the introduction of day-use passes in select areas. ⁠ Visit the BC Parks website for more information. Link in our bio.⁠ ⁠ Photo: Garibaldi Provincial Park

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4. Outdoor Movies

Fresh Air Cinema has their screens set up in Semiahmoo, North Vancouver and Richmond. Langley’s Twilight Drive-In theatre is also offering two showtimes a night with a triple feature on Sunday, August 2nd.


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5. Abbotsford Agrifair

Abbotsford’s Agrifair is now a Drive-Thru Safari with plenty of entertainment to enjoy from the safety of your vehicle. Wave “Hello”, to Francine the Buffalo, Nancy the Bison, and their cattle & calf friends! There will also be a 100-foot demolition derby car display. Tickets can be purchased on the Abbotsford Agrifair website.


Whatever you decide to do, enjoy your BC Day long weekend and stay safe!