Family Activities in Vancouver (May 3 - 5)


1. Playland (All Ages)

Admission to Playland gives you unlimited access to over 35 rides and attractions*, including our three newest family rides and the top wooden roller coaster in Canada! PLUS Pacific Adventure Mini Golf is now included FREE with admission!


Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 4 - Jun 9 

Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Address: Hashtings Street, Vanvouer (just off Highway #1 West - Exit #26)


Day Pass: 

  • adults(48" & taller)) $36 online $38 at gates, 
  • junior (under 48”) $26 online $28 at gates
  • senior $19 online $19 at gates
  • Children (3 & under) FREE

Season Passes:

  • adults(48" & taller)) $95 online $99 at gates, 
  • junior (under 48”) $57 online $61 at gates
  • senior $48 online $48 at gates

Parking $15

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2. Vancouver’s 41st Annual Greek Food Festival (All Ages)

Enjoy live performances, heritage displays, and mouthwatering eats such as souvlaki and sweet, honey-soaked loukoumades.


Date: Friday - Sunday, May 3-5


  • Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Address: Hellenic Community of Vancouver - 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver

Price: TBD

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3. Sakura Night (All Ages)

A memorable evening of exquisite cuisine celebrating the blossoms with Vancouver’s top local chefs at Stanley Park Pavillion!

Date: Sunday, May 5

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Address: Stanley Park Pavilion, 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver

Price: Early bird price $150, regular ticket $175

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4. BMO Vancouver Marathon(All Ages)

The BMO Vancouver Marathon showcases beautiful running routes with scenic point-to-point courses that span parks and beaches, including the picturesque Seawall – the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. The event features races for everyone, including the award-winning Marathon, a fast Half Marathon, 8KM, Relay, and Kids Run.

New this year, local non-profit RUNVAN® will be hosting block parties on Race Day Sunday. Enjoy live music, family-friendly activities and snacks, and cheer on runners as they complete Vancouver’s only Marathon!


Date, Time, Address:

English Bay Block Party:

  • Sunday, May 5 – 7:30am-2pm
  • Beach Ave & Gilford St

Kitsilano Block Party:

  • Sunday, May 5 – 9:45am-1pm
  • Cornwall Ave & Arbutus St

Price: FREE

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5. BMO Vancouver Marathon Kids Run (5-12)

The Kids Run is for kids of all fitness levels. The race in Stanley Park on Saturday is designed to inspire kids to get moving, make healthy choices, and feel confident. Each child receives a race shirt, bib, medal, snack, and a special visit from an Elite Athlete for bib signing and photos. This positive, memorable experience will last your kids a lifetime.


Date & Time: 

  • Package Pickup: Friday, May 3, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Race Day: Saturday, May 4, starts at 11 a.m. 


  • Start Line: Stanley Park – Ceperley Park
  • Finish: Ceperley Park – 2.5KM loop inside Stanley Park

Price: FREE

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6. BMO Vancouver Marathon Health & Sports Expo (All Ages)

The Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo welcomes over 25,000 visitors annually. Featuring over 120 exhibitors and major athletic brands, find everything from the latest trends in health and fitness to tips on active lifestyle and sports performance. Discover the newest and latest through food sampling, hands-on treatments, free giveaways and more!


Date: Friday & Saturday, May 3 - 4

Time: Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Address: Vancouver Convention Centre East. 999 Canada Place. Vancouver

Price: FREE

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7. Spring Farm Event (2+)

Enjoy the Natural beauty of spring on our farm and visit our Animal Interaction Areas to meet this springs new farm babies. There will be authentic 1972 firetruck  and 1931 40' fishing boat , food truck, picnic tables, tented areas, hand wash areas & toilets and different activities onsite. 


Date: Friday - Sunday, May 3-5

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Address: AGabriel Farms Ltd. aka Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch - 1958 184th st Surrey

Price: $5

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8. Burnaby Festival of Learning (All Ages)

The Burnaby Festival of Learning features dozens of free events designed for people at all stages of life. Art exhibits, hands-on workshops, science shows, Pechakucha Night – the festival is bursting at the seams with fresh, vibrant events.


Date, Time, Address: 

Star Wars Day

  • Saturday, May 4, 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Cameron Recreation Complex and Burnaby Public Library - 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby

PechaKucha Night

  • Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Shadbolt Centre for the Arts - 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby

Superhero Science Bootcamp

  • Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • South Burnaby Neighborhood House - 4460 Beresford Street, Burnaby

Gallery Tour: Arts Alive 2019 & Transitions

  • Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Burnaby Art Gallery - 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby

Zero Waste Living: Reducing Your Waste Footprint One Item at a Time

  • Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Burnaby Public Library - 4595 Albert Street, Burnaby

Price: FREE

Reminder: Registration is highly recommended.

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9. May the Fourth Be With You: Family Night (7+)

Join us for our first FAMILY NIGHT and enjoy the Space Centre after hours at this galaxy far, far away celebration “May the 4th Be With You”. Parents and kids are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite Rebel or Empire character. Enjoy a round of droid trivia, visit distant worlds beyond your imagination and make your own light saber. Vancouver’s 501st Legion Outer Rim Garrison will also be stopping by to hang out and take pictures.


Date: Saturday, May 4

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Address: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre - 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver

Price: $15 children (7 - 18) , $20 adults (19+)

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10. The Pull of the Net: A Multicultural Celebration

Celebrate the multiculturalism of the Canada’s West Coast fishing industry at the Cannery’s annual Pull of the Net celebration, featuring performances by community organizations including a Chinese Lion Dance, Japanese Taiko Drummers, Coastal Indigenous performances, Canadian maritime music, and more. Visitors can also enjoy cultural workshops, food tastings, demonstrations and exhibits, representing the many cultures from our community. This family-friendly event will be held both indoors and outdoors at the historic cannery.  


Date: Saturday, May 4

Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Address: Gulf of Georgia Cannery - 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond

Price: FREE

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11. Cross Cultural Strathcona Walking Tour

The Cross Cultural Strathcona Walking Tour celebrates the rich layered history of Vancouver’s downtown east side neighborhoods: Hogan’s Alley, Jewish Strathcona, Japantown, and Chinatown. The guided walking tour builds awareness of the contributions of early immigrant communities then and now, in celebration of Vancouver Asian Heritage Month and Canada’s Jewish Heritage Month. The theme is “education”.


Date: Sundays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26

Time: 11 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m. 

Address: Lord Strathcona Elementary School - 592 East Pender Street, Vancouver

Price: $15 [FREE for children under 18 and for moms on Mother’s Day]

Reminder: Each tour has a maximum of 15 participants limit. Registration is needed at

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