You’ve settled in to your new home, now it’s time to get out and enjoy Vancouver! It’s easy for homeowners to get caught-up in the whirlwind that follows purchasing a new home; there’s boxes to unpack, the fridge to fill and new neighbours to meet. But why not take a break and do something to enjoy your new city -- there’s a reason why you moved here.
Tour Your Hometown With Cycle City Tours
Discover the soul of Vancouver with Cycle City Tours. Journey through Stanley Park, Granville Island Market, Chinatown and Gastown with their Grand or Epic Electric Tours to get a little taste of everything. Or, choose from the Stanley Park specific and Craft Brewery Tours. Cycle City also offers customized and private tours for a more intimate experience.
Go Cowboy Style at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair
Head to Cloverdale May 18th - 21st for the 129th annual Rodeo and Country Fair. This awesome family event features real cowboys competing for over $300,000 in prize money in a variety of spectator events. While you’re there, partake in a BBQ Rib Fest, see country music performances and a lumberjack show, and check out the Agri Zone; perfect for kids to get acquainted with animals of all kinds. For a calendar of events and ticket information, go to cloverdalerodeo.com.
The Vancouver All British Classic Car Show
If cars are more your style than cowboys, head to VanDusen Gardens for the annual British Classic Car Show. Nearly 500 classic cars and motorcycles will be on display Saturday, May 19th. While there will be many familiar marques, Bugeye Sprite is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and Land Rover its 70th. When you’re done ogling the cars, check out the bands, food trucks, swap meet for parts, cars for sale, vendor booths and more; all set amongst the beauty of VanDusen’s Botanical Gardens.
May Day in the Park at Fort Langley
Start with the annual May Day parade along Church St. at 11am in Fort Langley, then head over to the Village Farmers' Market or May Day events in the park featuring May Pole dancing, mini golf, and live entertainment. See Vancouversbestplaces.com for parade and fair tips.
Homeowner Perks: Plan a Staycation
Grab the family, turn off the cell phones and ignore those unpacked boxes (or ones you still need to fill if it’s listing time!). Spend the long weekend cooking meals with produce from your local farmer’s market (check your closest location here), lounging at one of Vancouver’s many beautiful parks, and fall in love with your own neighbourhood again.
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