This year, Victoria Day falls on 21 May, meaning the long weekend in 2018 lasts from Saturday, May 19 to Monday, May 21. The question is: how are you going to spend the long weekend? If you’re in Vancouver this holiday weekend, check out these things to do for the Victoria Day long weekend:

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair

Put on your cowboy boots and mosey down to the 66th annual Rodeo.
(May 18 – 21)

Whistler Go Fest

The “Great Outdoors Festival” features free street entertainment throughout the afternoon in Whistler Village and a free concert starting at 7:30 pm in the Village Square
(Friday, May 18)

Vancouver Craft Beer Week

This weekend’s events include the VCBW Opening Night “Overture” on May 18 and the Biercraft Belgian Showcase, at Biercraft Cambie and Biercraft Commercial Drive.
(May 21)

Wreck Beach

After attending the Vancouver Craft Beer Week, this activity may be just up your alley…

Run naked on Wreck Beach – just ’cause you can.

Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

An event for people who love comics. Admission is free, as are most (but not all) of its activities.
(Saturday, May 19)

Royal Victorian Party

Free Victoria Day festivities at Surrey’s Stewart Farm.
(Sunday, May 20)

Engine 374 Anniversary Celebration

Free birthday cake, kid-friendly activities and a brass band from 12:00 until 3:00 pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre to commemorate the 1887 arrival of the first passenger train in Vancouver.
(Sunday, May 20)

Victoria Day at Burnaby Village

Entertainment with the Tiddly Cove Morris Dancers and British Columbia Regiment Band, plus various family-friendly activities.
(Monday, May 21)

Victoria Day at TLCC

Activities for little kids and their families at the Trout Lake Community Centre from 10:00 am until noon. Free with advanced registration.
(Monday, May 21)

With our great-tasting fried chicken – at a reasonable price – Church’s Chicken fit the Victoria day long weekend picture perfect. Our original and spicy fried chicken is freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches; hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips® and classic, home-style sides. We are hard at work and ready for you and your family to enjoy the long weekend without any worries about what to eat.  View our Menu