Summer may be petering out but there are still lots of unique activities and events for families from an arts event that showcases metals and gems at the Britannia Mine Museum to a local corn festival in Agassiz!
Five family events around Vancouver on September 15 & 16
Copper and Fire at the Britannia Mine Museum
The Britannia Mine Museum is hosting their annual Copper & Fire arts event with a show that fittingly features mined metals, gems, and earthen crafts An array of talented metal smiths, jewellers, glass workers, and wire artists from Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler will be exhibiting their wares in the cathedral like beauty of the iconic Mill No. 3. Admission to the Mine is 1/2 price for this family friendly event.
Water’s Edge Day
Head to Vanier Park for this Free Day devoted to watery pursuits. Paddle a canoe or kayak. Step aboard a Coast Guard vessel. Enjoy children’s entertainment, face painting, and arts and crafts. Watch spectacular kite shows. Learn about what happens at Port of Vancouver. Explore the Vancouver Maritime Museum with free admission, and so much more!
The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival
This country fair has it all from a midway and amusement park with all the rides to 4-H groups showcasing their best cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, swine, dogs, goats, rabbits, sewing, photography and educational displays. Saturday activities also include: a Parade, Crowning of the Corn King/Queen, Stage Entertainment including musicians and dancers, a Beer Garden, a Corn Husking Competition, a Goat Milking Contest, an Antique Tractor Pull, a Farmer’s Market, and a Kid’s Corner. Plus .. the best barbecued chicken and corn, burgers and hot dogs in town.
The Terry Fox Run
This year’s Vancouver Terry Fox Run takes place at Stanley Park where thousands show up to cheer, walk or run and raise money for the Terry Fox foundation named for one of Canada’s most beloved and heroic runners. The popular run also includes a pancake breakfast, Kids Run and live music. Dogs are welcome as are parents with strollers and those on bikes, rollerblades and wheelchairs.
Southlands Country Fair
Head to Southlands for a delightful day in the country without leaving the city. This super family friendly event featuring pony rides, a petting farm, old-fashioned games, spectacular equestrian entertainment, a local arts and crafts market, used book/toy/tack sale, face painting, hay piles, bouncy horses, food trucks, a silent auction, and more. Entry is by donation, parking is free, and activities cost from one to five dollars, and many are free.
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