6 Things To Do in Vancouver in May
Laura Secord Spring Carnival is Back!
This coming Friday, Laura Secord is hosting its Spring Carnival from 3:30 – 8pm. Think jumping castle, carnival games, cotton candy and lots of food! There will be obstacle races, a 50/50 draw and lots more! Gather your friends and family for an afternoon of fun in the ‘hood.
Where: 2500 Lakewood Drive, Vancouver
When: Friday May 12 3:30 – 8pm
A Trivia Night Like No Otter (After Hours) at the Vancouver Aquarium
Grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy an evening exploring the Aquarium after dark. This adults-only event has added an element of Jeopardy-inspired trivia. You’ll also have the freedom to explore the galleries, and join in on the ‘Q and Ray’ session in the Discover Rays Gallery while having a personal encounter with stingrays. Plus, you can learn about marine invertebrates like sea stars and sea anemones in the Wet Lab.
Where: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
When: Thursday May 11 6 – 10pm
U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017
The iconic, Grammy-award winning band return for a select stadium tour this summer, and it all starts right here in Vancouver at BC Place. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic album, The Joshua Tree, U2 will be performing the album in its entirety, with the support of a number of special bands. In Vancouver, their support is popular indie/folk rockers, Mumford & Sons.
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
When: Friday May 12 8pm
Bloom: The Abbotsford Tulip Festival
BLOOM, The Abbotsford Tulip Festival returns to the same beautiful location in the country for another year of blooming beauty and springtime fun. The popular outdoor festival offers visitors a chance to marvel at 10-acres of rainbow-coloured fields featuring more than 2.5 million tulips in a vivid display of breathtaking beauty.
Where: 36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
When: Until May 14, 9am – 7pm
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Annual celebration of documentary cinema features a curated selection of public screenings, panel discussions, public forums, and educational programs. Films on offer include The Road Forward, Swagger, Waking the Sleeping Giant, French French, Vancouver: No Fixed Address, and Manifesto, as well as series spotlights on troublemakers and incendiary political films.
Where: Various Vancouver venues
When: Until May 14
Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 14
Don’t forget to take Mom out for brunch, send her flowers or at least give her a call (or remember her in your thoughts)! London Heritage Farm is hosting this year’s Mother’s Day Tea and Plant Sale near Steveston Village. Apart from their special selection of perennials, herbs, tomatoes seedlings and hanging baskets; there will be a unique collection of succulent arrangements.
Where: 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
When: Saturday & Sunday May 13/14, 10am – 5pm