Out and About in Vancouver – May Edition

Looks like spring is finally here! With the recent bursts of good weather, its almost time to pull out those shorts and sandals. If you’re looking for the best Vancouver has to offer this spring, try some of these suggestions!

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Date: April 9 – May 14

Location: 36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC

It’s officially springtime, and the flowers are in full bloom – especially tulips. A popular local event during this time of the year, stop by to snap some pictures of hundreds of tulips in full bloom. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

Abbotsford Tulip Festival via Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Vancouver Opera Festival

Dates: April 28 – May 4

Location: Various

Are you looking to learn and develop an appreciation for fine art? If so – this May festival might be right for you! With shows going on throughout the week and at various locations, there’s likely to be show close to you. Featuring chamber music and plays, purchase tickets online or a Festival Pass through their website.

Vancouver Opera Festival via Vancouver Opera Festival

Blueshore Financial Mother’s Day Run

Date: May 13

Location: Stanley Park/Coal Harbour

This year’s proceeds will head towards the Make a Wish Foundation. Perfect for beginners and experienced runners alike, race distances range from 3k, 5k, or 10k. Make it a family event, or try to beat your best race time! You can register for their event here.

Mother's Day Run via Mommy Connection

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair

Date: May 18 – May 21

Location: 6050 176 St., Surrey, BC

If you’re looking for a family event, the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair would be a great choice! The Country Fair features rides, a lumberjack show, and and farm demonstrations. If you want some more action, head over to the rodeo to watch some racing and horse riding. Visit their website for more information on picking up tickets.

Cloverdale Rodeo via Family Fun Canada

Have you been to any of these events? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by James Hsin – Client Care Manager


James is currently going into his 4th year at kinesiology at UBC, and grew up a relatively active individual. He has been training primarily in Muay Thai for the past 4 years, training with champions and beginners alike. James is a firm believer that exercise should be like playing around – it’s better if its fun! James hopes he can share how his fitness journey has encouraged him to grow, and hopes to inspire you to do the same.

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