May events in Vancouver
Vancouver International Marathon
3rd May 2018
The BMO Vancouver Marathon is one of Forbes Magazine's “Top 10 Marathons Worth Travelling For." The scenic course takes you through neighbourhoods, parks, the seawall and back to the city streets of downtown Vancouver. There will also be on-course entertainment to keep the runners motivated. At the very end of the race, runners will be welcomed by the Finish Line Street Festival. The festival includes food sampling, souvenirs, dancers, music, and other fun activities. Whether you are a runner, spectator or supporter, there will be a little something for everyone.
10th May 2018
Many of the people in Canada celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Traditionally is it a day of carnations, flowers, handmade items and other gifts, and any sort of special appreciation for mothers. Local restaurants offer special brunches and dinners in honor of Mother’s Day, so they may be a bit busier than usual.
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair
18th May 2018 to 21st May 2018
Saddle up and hit the rodeo! The Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is a jam packed event held every Victoria Day weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, British Columbia. Only 30 minutes away from Vancouver, the rodeo and fair is sure to have activities for the whole family. Over the four day holiday weekend, spectators and participants can expect a Rodeo Championship, kids Mutton Bustin Racing, carnival rides and games, beer gardens, live musical performances, the West Coast Lumberjack Show, a cowboy Rib Fest and BBQ cook off, and a freestyle skateboard championship. The fair will conclude with the Cloverdale Bed Races and Decorated Bike Parade. Aside from all the highlighted events and activities, there will also be baking and canning competitions, arts and crafts displays, and horticulture and livestock exhibits.
18th May 2018
Victoria Day in Canada is celebrated in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday and always occurs on the Monday on or before May 24th. It is observed as a national public holiday, so banks, government offices and most businesses are closed, but many shops, restaurants and tourist attractions will remain open. Victoria Day also marks the beginning of the summer season in Canada. Many locals celebrate by going to the beach, outdoor music festivals, camping or just spending the day outdoors.