Summer time in Vancouver is the best time of year to do one thing: eat. Food festivals are waiting for you and your friends to have the best time ever!

To everyone who's on a diet, do yourself a favour and postpone it to September! Summer is all about enjoying life without worrying about anything (especially weight!). What I love about Vancouver is how all those food festivals will show light on a particular food culture! Get a taste of the diverse and rich culture the city offers you!

Here are the 5 Vancouver food festivals you have to go this summer! Start your food journey this weekend!

Steveston Salmon Festival (July 1st) // Richmond

Start off Canada Day with the yummy pancake breakfast. You'll revisit the rich Canadian History during the Parade featuring over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups and vintage vehicles. Of course, the dinner is made of grilled salmon to be shared with your friends while watching the fireworks! #ohCanada


Carnaval Del Sol (July 9th - 10th) // 88 Pacific Blvd

Celebrate the vibrant and dynamic Latin American culture! Take your date to one of the latino dance class and share one of the scrumptious dishes while watching the Latin American performances! Spice up your summer!


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Greek Summerfest (July 7th - 17th) // 4641 Boundary Rd

This cultural event is a must-go in Vancouver during summer! With concerts organized everyday all day long, you'll be mesmerized by all the talents gathered in Vancouver! Do yourself a favour and try the tasty Mediterranean Greek cuisine! I'm already hungry...


Caribbean Days (July 23rd - 24th) // North Vancouver's Waterfront Park

Recognized as one of the largest BC cultural festival, this event will blow your mind! Starting off on the Saturday with a colourful parade, immerse yourself in Caribbean music and dance at the Tropical Rhythms Sound Stage. After tasting one of their spicy and flavourful dishes, you won't have to think twice where you'll go to spend your next holidays!


YVR Food Festival (August 5th - 7th) // Olympic Village

Gather more than 80 food cards this year, your primary challenge will consist on not passing away due to food coma! With your early bird tickets at $59, you will have access to restaurants, food cards, wineries and breweries! Forget about your summer diet and be proud of living in Vancouver, city of food.

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