Your essential guide to Car Free Day(s) in Vancouver for 2019

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This weekend, several neighbourhoods in Vancouver will be going car-free to host some sensational community events.

Can you imagine Main Street in East Vancouver free of cars? How about Denman Street in the West End? Seems impossible, right? Not during the Car Free Vancouver festivals, which kick off this weekend in three neighbourhoods across the city. The festival will transform major streets into a family-friendly and pedestrian-only space with entertainment, food, live performances, and a whole lot more.

The festivals will be taking place along Main Street, Denman Street, and in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. There will also be a celebration on Commercial Drive, but in July. Here’s what’s going down for car free day(s) in Vancouver:

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Your essential guide to Car Free Day(s) in Vancouver for 2019

Yoga, running, and goats, oh my — May 2019 Wellness Events in Vancouver

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Whether you’re looking to relax with meditation, learn about the latest fitness and wellness trends, or beat last year’s time at the BMO Vancouver Marathon, May is the month to really zone in on keeping both body and mind fit in Vancouver. Also, goat yoga is back, and you know you want to try it. Find your fitness and wellness inspiration in Vancouver this May!
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Yoga, running, and goats, oh my — May 2019 Wellness Events in Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

It’s Easter weekend, and between hunting for eggs and filling yourself with pastel-encrusted chocolates, you can check out reconstructed realities from India-based artists, find out what a mermaid purse is at the Aquarium or browse locally made handcrafted items at Make It.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend you can see Nosferatu backed by a live choir, check out some fancy cars at the auto show, cheer on some national soccer or make waves at a Canucks game. There’s also performance that works with projections on nudity, a tale re-told with a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley, and the marketing extravaganza you’ve no-doubt seen information for everywhere, Shen Yun is finally happening.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Along with Lunar New Year festivities (and a parade!) this weekend, sneakers meet stilettos at the Convention Centre where both Sneakercon and the Taboo Show will be set up. Also, throughout the city, there’s contemporary South African dance, a play poking fun at the yoga industry, a Jewish literary festival and live flamenco.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Colourful interactive art installations and performance will be alight this weekend around downtown, cirque dinner theatre begins at Queen Elizabeth Park, and there’s plenty of art shows, dance performance, and concerts to keep you entertained in Vancouver.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Happy Halloweek, witches! The veil thins, the spooky events are piling up,  and this weekend is the time to pull on your creepiest costumes and haunt the city with festive fright.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend