The Halloween hurricane is over, and now a hush has fallen over the city as it lies in wait for a tsunami of holiday events. Enjoy this lazy weekend and save some money by heading to one of these free events in Vancouver. Under the banner of sparkly are Lumiere, a series of glittering sculptures and interactive art installations, the pre-holiday light festival at Bear Creek Park in Surrey and the Canstruction exhibition and Food Bank fundraiser at Lougheed Town Centre. There’s also a free STEAM event for teenaged girls at Science World and by donation yoga for moms on the the east side of Vancouver.
Free family friendly events in Vancouver this weekend
Lumiere Vancouver *FREE*
November 2-4, 2018, downtown Vancouver
This annual pre-holiday event adds some early glitter to our gloomy skies and dark nights. These art installations are like nothing else you’ll see this season so well worth check out. Dazzling sculptures like the above Stanley (as in Park) heron, the Phoenix Rainbow and the Psychedahlia Garden are bound to mesmerize the kids!
Light Festival at Bear Creek Park *FREE*
November 4-10, 2018, Surrey
Admire illuminated trees, dazzling displays, and sparkling lights throughout the garden. Stroll through an ever-changing display of colour at Bear Creek Park. Family festivities on both Sunday Nov 4 and 10.
CANstruction Vancouver 2018 *FREE*
November 3-11, 2018, Burnaby
Can you imagine building building something this elaborate with tin cans? Well ten talented teams of designers and builders will create super-sized CANstructions as a fundraiser for the Food Back on Greater Vancouver. Vote on your favourite and donate to the Food Bank. See these amazing structures at the Lougheed Town Centre.
Mom and Baby Yoga *PWYC*
November 4, 2018
Calling all mamas with newborns and pre-crawlers! Isn’t it time you got bendy with baby? Join Hannah Day of MOGA Moms, for the second time at One Yoga for the People Vancouver for Mom & Baby Yoga, bright and early on Sunday morning (because we know baby is up!)
Girls and STEAM *FREE*
November 3, 2018
Girls ages 12-14! If your girls love all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design, and Math (STEAM), then the inaugural Girls and STEAM Symposium at Science World is for them. Think like a forensic scientist, learn the mind-blowing power of visual effects, explore the basics of programming, and indulge many many more fun and captivating experiences. PS: It’s FREE but you must register.
Banner photo credit: The Luna Installation via Lumiere Vancouver