What to do in Metro Vancouver This May Long Weekend

Little girl with a puppy face paint and ready to lick her ice cream cone

Embrace the long weekend vibes and make the most of your time off! We have a full list of Victoria Day activities and events taking place this weekend. In addition, if you’re looking for something a little low-key tor free, we have suggestions for those too!

What to do in Metro Vancouver this May Long Weekend

May Day in Fort Langley

A man on a red vintage tractor for the May Day Parade held in Fort Langley for the Victoria Day Long Weekend
Photo Credit: Fort Langley Village

Get ready to tap your feet and feel the excitement in the air! It’s time to experience the dazzling 101st annual May Day Parade and family fun festival hosted by the Fort Langley Lions.It’s a free community event featuring local talent, vendors, and a vibrant atmosphere. Grab your chairs, blankets, and good spirits for an unforgettable day!

May 20, 11am-4pm (There is also a pancake breakfast from 830am-1030am)

Burnaby Village Museum

A crowd of people at the Burnaby Village Museum. They are walking around checking out the heritage buildings.
Photo Credit: City of Burnaby

Embark on an enchanting adventure at the captivating Burnaby Village Museum! Immerse yourself in the rich atmosphere and vibrant exhibits, all while enjoying the free admission. Take a delightful spin on the whimsical carousel, indulge in delicious treats from the vintage ice cream parlor, and explore the picturesque outdoor surroundings.

May 20, 11am-430pm, 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Free Admission

Cloverdale Rodeo

Little cowboy walking a pony at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair for Victoria Day Long Weekend
Photo Credit: Cloverdale Rodeo

Get ready for a wild ride at the 76th anniversary of the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair! This Western Canada family favourite promises an unforgettable experience for all ages.

May 17-20, 10am – 11pm

>> The Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair

Color Fest

Photo Credit: Diwali Fest

Experience the vibrant spirit of spring at Colour Fest, presented by Diwali Fest, happening at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam on May 18, 2024. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of music and dance performances by talented South Asian artists. Join the excitement at the “Colour Zone,” where participants can playfully douse each other in a rainbow of colourful powder.

May 18, 5pm-8pm, Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam)

>> Get your tickets here

Whistler Children’s Festival

Photo credit: Whislter Children’s Festival

Join the fun at the 41st Whistler Children’s Festival, promising adventure and creativity at every turn. Explore Whistler’s Cultural Connector with circus acts, magic shows, interactive experiences, and acclaimed children’s performers. The Maury Young Arts Centre will host six theatre performances and twelve workshops, featuring artists like Ginalina and Michael Harrison. Enjoy FREE activities like puppet shows, scavenger hunts, and classical quartets. Get ready for a weekend of family fun!

May 17-19, 11am-5pm, Whistler Olympic Plaza

>> Whistler’s Children’s Festival

Blow off Steam at an Epic Playground

A big playground called Moodyville Playground in North Vancouver, There is a little boy walking on the playground area. Something to do for May Long Weekend.
Photo Credit: Brave and Free Adventures

Have you been to one of the million dollar playgrounds around Metro Vancouver? This isn’t your typical tot lot – each one of these are unique, state of the art, play all day kind of playgrounds.

See Also

>> Million dollar playgrounds

Splish Splash at Spray Parks

Spray park in Maple Ridge, BC called Memorial Park for things to do for the May Long weekend
Photo credit: Roberta Jansen Google Review

Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and get ready for exhilarating water jets to whimsical splash pads. These spray parks throughout Metro Vancouver are your ticket to beat the scorching weather and make unforgettable memories.

>> Complete list of Spray Parks

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