So the dog days of Summer are here and it sure does feel like it in Vancouver, its been a long great Summer with plenty of dry weather for us to enjoy and all that sunshine to absorb, however as the saying goes it can feel a little too much for us locals here so we are kind of looking forward to the fresher Pacific maritime air to return. September in Vancouver is very enjoyable, we still have reasonable day light hours, warm sunny days and comfortable fresh nights.
The Dog days of Summer refers to the final hot humid stretch and also the return of the Dog Star Sirius that shines a dazzling blue and white and heralds the return of the Winter starry constellations – so we know now that Autumn will be knocking on our door very very soon.
There are plenty of fun events to enjoy – here are some highlights we feel should not be missed…
Las Divas Live Jam At The Pressbox near The PNE
If you enjoy live music and you are a lover of live bands and jams then this is certainly the place for you. you will be treated to music from themselves and then treated to a rotating roster of incredible musicians who just like to play music together for you pleasure!
This is a weekly event hosted every by the fantastic band Las Divas at the Pressbox Pub in the Atrium Inn, Vancouver. Any music style is welcome and they have seen a lot of great local talent. If you aren’t a musician come dance the night away with them! While you’re here check out the menu the food is great and the servers are amazing, friendly and will give you a warm welcome.
THE PNE – Playland – September 9 to 17: Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm
Playland is a great place – it’s not modern and fancy like Disneyland, but still lots of fun. Think of it kind of like a large fancy midway carnival that comes to your town once a year and sets up in a parking lot – with the usual Tilt-a-Whirl, Scrambler and Ferris Wheel, but with some fancier rides too, like the giant Wave Swinger, the Beast and Hellevator.
Richmond Night Market until October 9
The 17th Annual Richmond Night Market is proud to host Canada 150 celebration! Featuring live performances, carnival games and over 200 retail stalls, you’ll feel the excitement from the moment you arrive. With over 500 food choices from around the world, visitors will not go home hungry! Come celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at the largest Night Market in North America
The market is home to the Magical Dino Park and its 18 or so moving, roaring and life-like dinosaurs. There’s a brachiosaurus, stegosaurus, T Rex, velociraptor, triceratops and other giant prehistoric lizard-like creatures to see.
Bard on the Beach – Shakespeare Festival
The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival takes place in an outdoor tent theatre every year in Vancouver’s Vanier Park from early June to mid-September.
In 2017 Bard on the Beach runs from June 1 to September 23 and includes the plays Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.