With September well underway, it’s time to enjoy some prime early fall activities and wrap up a fantastic summer, with this year’s Bard on the Beach wrapping up soon, and plenty of concerts to attend. So with that in mind, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (September 18-22).


That’s right, Coldplay is bringing their Music of the Spheres World Tour to Vancouver this week and if you’re good with spending a small fortune on tickets, this show is sure to be one for the books.

When: Friday, September 22nd
Where: BC Place
Cost: $500.24+

Taste of Abby


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Taste of Abby is an annual tradition in Abbotsford that brings together guided farm tours, foraging workshops, and plenty of other food and drink tasting opportunities. So if you missed out on the night market last weekend, now’s your chance to enjoy the bounty of this year’s harvest!

When: September 15th to 24th
Where: 2552 McCallum Road, Abbotsford

Ayra Starr 


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This Tuesday, 21-year-old global phenomenon and Afrosoul star Ayra Starr is performing at the Enso Event Centre. So if you’re looking for something fun to do on a weekday and want to support a rising star in the Afrobeats scene, why not check her out?

When: Tuesday, September 19th
Where: 750 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $65.23+

Go on an art walk at the Shipyards

From the “Lost Cows of Lillooet” to “Launch” – a domestic and shipping vessel, there are tons of public art pieces worth checking out on your next walk through the Shipyards, all of which are seamlessly integrated by the City of North Van to celebrate the unique heritage and environment of the area.

Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver

Vancouver Career Fair & Training Expo

This Tuesday, September 19th, sob seekers can brush off their resumes and attend a Career Fair & Training Expo hosted at the Holiday Inn downtown, where dozens of employers will be looking for their next hires. And no matter your industry or experience level, there’s sure to be a handful of exhibitors worth checking out.

When: Tuesday, September 19th
Where: 1110 Howe Street

Bard on the Beach

Bard’s 2018 blockbuster As You Like It is back onstage with plenty of Beatles hits to go around, accompanied by Shakespeare’s thrilling political drama, Julius Caesar. On the Howard Family Stage, there are two productions you can check out: Henry V, set in a mythical realm, and the interactive ‘Goblin’ comedy, Macbeth, created by an acclaimed team of Canadian theatre-makers. And as fall is rapidly approaching, there’s just two weeks left to enjoy this season of Bard on the Beach!

When: Until the end of September
Where: 1695 Whyte Avenue
Cost: Varies by production

Live Stand up at Cambrian Hall

Every Friday, Jokes Please!’ award-winning standup show takes over Cambrian Hall with performances by The Debaters, Netflix, and Just For Laughs. So if you’re in need of a good laugh by the end of the week, you know where to head.

When: Friday, September 22nd
Where: 215 East 17th Avenue
Cost: $18.89

Summer Like An Italian

This week is your last chance to enjoy Kitchen Table Restaurants’ Italian summer passport program, allowing diners at 10 local restaurants to experience la dolce vita right here in Vancouver.

The Summer Like An Italian Passport invites locals to indulge in regionally curated menus at Ask for Luigi, Bacaro, Carlino, Di Beppe, Farina a Legna, Giovane Caffè (West Cordova or West Georgia Street locations), Mercato di Luigi, Motoretta, Super Veloce and Pizzeria Farina – and passports can be obtained at any of the participating restaurants.

When: July 3rd to September 21st
Where: Kitchen Table restaurants around Vancouver
Cost: Free to reserve a passport

Richmond Night Market

Get your forks ready, Vancouver. The Richmond Night Market is coming back even bigger and better than ever, and the wait is finally over! Filled with hundreds of incredible vendors (and now including cuisine from Turkey and Mexico), it’s considered one of the world’s leading food markets for good reason. From candy sticks to boba, to customizable noodles and hot pot — it’s easy to see why the market attracts over one million visitors each year.

When: Friday, April 28th to October 9th
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

Go on a fall hike

We know it’ll be a minute before the leaves start turning, but we couldn’t be more excited for fall colours, and the beautiful hikes in BC that get us out in nature to enjoy it all. Explore our beautiful province and get your steps in for the month.

Where: Check out our picks above

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver!