Vancouver can finally chill out this weekend since thanks to labour day we get three days off! We know that summer isn't officially over until the middle of September but this seriously feels like the end. We've put together your weekend plans for you so you can join in the best things to do in Vancouver and squeeze out all the fun in the sun that you can.
Here are six epic things to do this long weekend in Vancouver:
Açai Dude Free Açai Bowls
When: Saturday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors, 5643 Vedder Rd., Chilliwack
Why You Need To Go: Head out to the Fraser Valley and score one of these free colourful açai bowls. The Açai Dude food truck will be at the parking lot at Mt. Waddington's Outdoors and they're giving away 200 of their eye-catching Blueberry Bliss and Fraser Valley Blue bowls.
Richmond World Festival
When: Friday, Aug. 30 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: Minoru Park, 7191 Granville Ave., Richmond
Why You Need To Go: This free festival features 90 artists on nine different stages. There are dozens of food trucks featuring food from around the globe at this epic end-of-summer festival.
Vancouver Aritzia Warehouse Sale
When: Now until Monday, Sept. 2, see full hours here.
Address: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Vancouver waits all year for this massive Aritzia warehouse sale and it's finally here. Stock up on your favourite Aritzia brands at deep discount to refresh your look for fall.
When: Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: Various locations downtown, see website for full details.
Why You Need To Go: TAIWANfest will take over downtown with its epic festival celebrating Asian culture and food. This year's theme spotlights Vietnam so if you love bahn mi and pho you have to get here ASAP.
The Fair at The PNE
Price: Ticket prices vary, full details on their website.
When: Now until Monday, Sept. 2, open from 11 a.m. until midnight.
Address: 2901 E. Hastings St., Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This is your FINAL weekend to go on rides stuff your face with pickle pizza, cheesy ramen corn dogs and all other wild fair foods before the fall starts.
Victory Square Block Party
When: Sunday, Sept. 1 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: Victory Square Park, 200 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Head to Victory Square Park and catch free concerts all day by some of your favourite local bands. Plus, you can grab snacks from food trucks and join in the dance floor.