Another long weekend is just around the corner, with Victoria Day falling on Monday, May 20th this year. In Vancouver, there are a ton of incredible things to do and see for the whole family to enjoy, from the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair to a May Day Parade. Don’t know where to start? Here are 8 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this Victoria Day.

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair 

Cloverdale’s Rodeo and Country Fair is back this year with a full lineup of live entertainment, over 40 food trucks, Midway rides & games and featured attractions for the whole family.

When: Thursday, May 17th to Monday, May 20th
Where: 6050 176 Street, Surrey
Cost: $12 for admission 

Fort Langley May Day Parade

Head to Fort Langley for the 102nd annual May Day parade and festival on Victoria Day. A huge parade spanning Mavis Avenue down to 88th Avenue will kick off the festivities, followed by a ton of free events at the park, food, and live entertainment.

When: Monday, May 20th
Where: 88th Avenue and Clover, Lions Hall, Langley

Go on a spring hike

Call us biased, but we think there are few places more beautiful come springtime than BC. So if you’re ready to climb to new heights and chase some waterfalls, consider checking out these gorgeous spots for spring hikes.

Where: See our picks above

Visit the Burnaby Village Museum 

There might not be an official Victoria Day celebration this year, but Burnaby Village Museum is always a great place to head on a weekend or holiday for free historical exhibits, live demos, and $2.52 carousel rides.

When: Open throughout May
Where: 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Cost: Free admission

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Visit Science World 

When in doubt, a trip to Science World delights adults and children of all ages alike. Right now, they have multiple exhibits to choose from, including a Tinkering Space by WorkSafeBC, a Living Lab, a play-based Wonder Gallery, and plenty of Puzzles and Illusions.

Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $33.20 per adult, $22.50 per child

Go on a day trip

Vancouver residents are blessed with close access to some of the most stunning day trip destinations in the province (and the country), and springtime is one of the best times of year to see them. Even better? Most of these spots are under three hours away from Vancouver by car or ferry, so if you’re looking to plan something fun for the May long weekend, we’ve got you covered!

Where: See our picks above

Have a beach day 

While there is certainly no shortage of gorgeous viewpoints around the city, we can’t deny that some of the best are at Vancouver’s beaches. Whether you picnic at Jericho, bike around Stanley Park and settle at Third Beach, or dive into the deep end at Kits Beach – there’s truly a beach spot for everyone.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Vancouver Aquarium

There is no shortage of marine life to check out at the Aquarium. And an afternoon appreciating them all & learning more about their day-to-day might just inspire your own routine.

Where: 845 Avison Way
Cost: $42

So there you have it, Vancouver. Happy Victoria Day!