The last long weekend of the summer is rapidly approaching, and we’re ready to plan an exciting summer sendoff. Although summer doesn’t technically end for a few more weeks, Labour Day typically feels like the closing of a chapter as people return to the office from vacations or start school again. In any case, there are a handful of fun outdoor activities and annual festivities we wanted to loop you in about. So, without further ado, here are 8 things to do in Vancouver on Labour Day in 2022.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 2022

Labour Day 2022 is your last chance to check out Chilliwack’s beloved Sunflower Fest, so if you haven’t already admired the 50+ stunning varieties of sunflowers or taken pictures in their garden displays, you’ll want to head to Chilliwack sooner rather than later! Tickets are only $10-15, and you’ll get to enjoy more than just sunflowers. There will be an additional 50 varieties of Dahlias, 8 varieties of Gladiolas, and several varieties of Zinnias and Cosmos to appreciate.

When: Wednesday, August 10th to September 5th
Where: 41310 Royalwood Drive, Chilliwack
Cost: $10-$15 GA

Labour Day at Burnaby Village Museum 

Take a walk through local history and gorge on kettle corn at the Burnaby Village Museum. All the museum’s exhibits will be open to the public, including the Kids Conservation Lab, Quilter’s Demo, a slew of new exhibits, and even a special Labour Scavenger Hunt! Oh, and did we mention free carousel rides all day long?

Where: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

Kitsilano Beach Party

A quintessential ‘summer in Vancouver’ event if there ever was one. The Afrobeach organization is putting on a beach party with drinks for sale onsite, sounds by DJ Rockstar, and of course, ultimate summer vibes. Haul your friend group over for a final beach day banger, and even meet some new pals in the process.

Where: Kitsilano Beach
Cost: $16.93

RnB Waterfront Paint Party


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Enjoy RnB music & waterfront views, and meet new friends at Pinots n Pigments’ paint party at David Lam. The event is BYOB, but each ticket comes with a 11X14 canvas & all the art supplies you could possibly need. Plus, the guided painting session is perfect for beginners, so expect a laid-back vibe and some great tunes by Divinity Chan.

Where: David Lam Park
Cost: $45

Explore the Nanaimo Bar Trail

Fancy a trip to the Island but don’t have an itinerary planned out? Why not check out the self-guided Nanaimo Bar Trail for a fun, unique experience of BC’s food & drink scene?? Folks can sample Nanaimo bar-inspired eats and drinks throughout the area, and as long as you check to see each participating resto’s operating hours – we don’t see why the day can’t be this Monday.

Where: See locations above

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Check out a lazy river


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This might be one of your last chances to get out to one of BC’s beautiful lazy rivers before summer’s end. And by lazy rivers – we mean action-packed water activities, as well as lazy rivers in the literal sense. So, whether you want to slowly drift downstream with a drink in hand, or want to have a more adventurous tubing experience, we’ve got some solid options to toss your way.

Where: Check out our picks above

Play some mini golf

Mini-golf is a fun option for just about anyone. Like bowling, the skill ceiling is weirdly high, but it’s so straightforward that a total novice will still have fun out there. And when it comes to pitch-and-putt holiday hours – you can view the City of Vancouver’s courses here.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Ride the Eagle Coaster

Haven’t ridden down Cypress Mountain yet this summer? No problem! Folks can zip down the mountain on the Eagle Coaster at 40 km/hr this Monday, and throughout the rest of the month.

Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $29 for GA (includes lift ticket)

And there you have it, folks! 8 things to do in & around Vancouver on Labour Day 2022. We hope it’s a great one!