The last weekend of summer is always bittersweet. But to soften the sting and extend the season as long as possible, we’ve got a great roundup of concerts, live events, and fun for all ages to end summer 2022 with a bang. Let’s get into it: Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (September 16-18).

The Avalanches 

We’re starting this list off with a fun Friday concert for y’all. The Avalanches are coming to the city, so get ready for some amazing live DJ sets. The Australian electronic music group is known for their studio albums “Since I Left You,” “Wildflower,” and “We Will Always Love You,” and are sure to put on an amazing show.

When: Friday, September 16th
Where: 610 Pipeline Road
Cost: $57.48

Breakout Festival 2022

With names like Lil Uzi Vert, Polo G., and Lil Baby (& more!) the Breakout Fest at the PNE is one of the most anticipated music events of the year, and we can’t think of a better way to close out a great season of live music.

When: Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $229+

Get up to 50% off at the Clearly Warehouse Sale

Clearly’s first-ever Warehouse Sale is coming to downtown Vancouver this weekend, so get ready for some unreal deals! Head to their Robson Street store and shop 30% to 50%, and be pleasantly surprised with giveaways, freebies & fun all weekend long. Everything is final sale & only while products last, so grab your pals and your prescriptions, and head on down between 10 am and 7 pm.

When: Thursday, September 15th to Sunday, September 18th
Where: 961 Robson Street

Check out the Chilliwack Corn Maze


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Before it’s pumpkin patch season, be sure to check out the ever-popular Chilliwack Corn Maze this year while you can. This year’s maze is shaped like a T.Rex in collaboration with Science World – so grab your pals and head to Greendale Acres for a great time & memories to last all fall and winter long.

Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack

Drag Brunch at R&B Brewing

That’s right, R&B in Mount Pleasant is not only bringing Sunday brews and delicious pizza to you this weekend, but a special drag brunch event, featuring some of the greatest talents in the province, including hostess & icon Shanda Leer.

When: Sunday, September 18th
Where: 1-54 East 4th Avenue
Cost: $22.23

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Taste of Abby 

This is the last weekend of Abbotsford’s first-ever harvest festival, so don’t miss out! Visitors can expect live music, a variety of food-related events, tasting menus, and limited-edition creations to devour. Oh, and the event is an evening market – so folks can also sip on local wine and handcrafted bevies throughout the event.

When: Until Sunday, September 18th
Where: 2552 McCallum Road, Jubilee Park
Cost: $38.15

Check out some new restos

From the much-anticipated opening of Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions to the newly launched Peruvian resto & wine bar, Suyo, here are some amazing food & drink picks that are new to the Vancouver scene this month.

Where: See what’s opening above

Go glamping

Camping’s more glamorous cousin is always an option, especially for folks who prefer ‘staycation vibes’ over backpacking. And who’s to say that you can’t be cozied up in a yurt and still have your sense of adventure??

Where: See our picks above

Skate at Rollerland


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ICYMI: Rolla Skate Club is back at Rollerland at the PNE with family-friendly skate sessions as well as 19+ sessions. Enjoy live DJ music and the freedom only a massive rink can provide. Whether you’re a newbie to the rink or a roller skate pro, it’s always fun to lace up with your friends and make a night of it.

When: Saturday, September 17th to December 31st
Where: 21 North Renfrew Street

Visit a ghost town 

With ‘spooky season’ almost upon us, there’s no better time than now to check out some ghost towns around BC & learn about their history. We say either because while some of these are just a stone’s throw from the city, others are downright impossible to get to (unless you’ve got some scuba gear handy).

Where: Check out our picks above

And that’s a wrap on this weekend, folks! We hope this roundup of things to do in Vancouver (September 16-18) makes your last weekend of summer the best one yet. Cap off the last few months of fun with even more fun.