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Labor Day Weekend Fun in Vancouver

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In Canada, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. During this holiday, you have the opportunity to advocate for better pay and/or working conditions. However, the Labor Day weekend is also a time to unwind and enjoy time with family and friends while milling about Vancouver.

For the people of Vancouver, Labor Day has traditionally been more about workers’ rights; something supported by trade unions in the form of organized picnics and parades. Today, this is still very much a part of the Canadian Labor Day celebration, however people also use this time to also enjoy fireworks displays, attend different fairs and festivals, go to concerts, and more. For college students, Labor Day is their last chance to relax before starting a new academic year at school.

It is also common for Canadian football to consume a lot of people’s time. If you are a sports enthusiast, whether attending a live game or watching one on television, you can see three games played between top teams in the Canadian Football League. The first game is played the Sunday prior to Labor Day and two on the Monday of.

As in the United States, government offices including the post office and banks, as well as a large number of businesses, close. Schools are also closed and certain public services such as transportation have reduced hours of operation. For fun, you can check out any of the events mentioned below, although there are many others to consider.

Special Events

  • Bard on the Beach – If you appreciate Shakespeare, this is the perfect festival for you. The event started on June 4th and will run through September 25th with performances of King Lear, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Shakespeare’s Rebel, and The Comedy of Errors. 

  • Pacific National Exhibition – Running from August 22nd through September 7th, this is one of the most popular of all annual fairs in Vancouver. In addition to carnival rides, dinosaur displays, exhibitions, and the Peter Pan musical, there are incredible nightly concerts.

  • Bands on the Beach – For both September 5th and 6th, free live music is offered at Harrison Hot Springs 

  • Taiwanese Cultural Festival – This Labor Day festival is a celebration of everything Taiwanese. The festival will be held on September 5th, 6th, and 7th to include performances, dancing, music, and amazing traditional food.

Easy Transportation

Because there are so many wonderful things to do and see in Vancouver over Labor Day, getting around can sometimes be challenging. However, by hiring the services of a reputable limousine company, your holiday experience will be stress-free.

Posted on Sep 02 2015

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