Fun Events

Kimokran provides a lot of fun events including seasonal events!!!! Since we are a
International student school agency, there are many opportunities to meet students of other nationalities which, will help you to learn about different cultures and can broaden yours views!
Aside from our own agency events, Canada offers many cultural events, happenings around town and festivals. Many of the events in Vancouver are impressive international affairs, which celebrate the city’s cultural diversity!
Find it, feel it, enjoy it!

Festivals & events in Vancouver 2014
Polar Bear Swim (January)
Vancouver Sun Run (April)
Vancouver Marathon (May)
Vancouver Jazz Festival (June)
Vancouver Fireworks (July)
Vancouver Film Festival (Sep.)

You journey in Vancouver won’t feel complete without visiting these amazing place!!!!!
Get more information and explore fun events!

Polar Bear Swim
Where: English Bay
When: January 1st
Fee: free
There are several Polar Bear Clubs in the world, and The Vancouver Club is one if largest and oldest. inThe Vancouver Polar Bear Swim Club is one of the largest and oldest Polar Bear Clubs in the world. To be a member of this club, sigh in front of English Bay Bathhouse between 12:30 and 2:30 pm on New Year. The Memorial 100 yard swim race is the point of this event.
The No Pants Subway Ride
Where: the Broadway/ Commercial Skytrain Station
When: TBA (*January 12th 2014)
Fee: free or donation
“Oh, I forgot to wear pants!” “So are we, feeling a little cold!” We insist that it’s a coincidence others and I forget to wear our pants. Be nice and friendly, the event has also after party, you can feel free to join it.
Chinese New Year Parade
Where: Chinatown
When: February 22nd 2015 11am
Fee: free
The Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver (CBA) was found in 1895, and celebrated 100th anniversary in 2006. The parade goes along Pender Street from the Millennium Gate, Turing T Gore Street and goes back along Keefer Street.
The Vancouver Sun Run
Where: Along the West End
When: April 19th
Fee: TBA
The Vancouver Sun Run is the largest 10k road race in Canada and the second largest 10k road race in the world. Every year, The Sun Run holds around 50,000 runners. The courses start the hearts of downtown on Georgia St. Though West End, finishing in front of BC Place Stadium.
Vancouver International Marathon
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park to Coal Harbour
When: May 4th 8:30 am
Fee: $25~ $169( depending on when you register and how long you run)
Vancouver International Marathon is following the route from Queen Elizabeth Park and UBC, along the shore of Kitsilano, through the West End, and finishing off in coal Harbour. There are several choices, including a half marathon, 8 km race and a kids’ fun run. Enjoy your healthy and going beautiful Vancouver.
Vancouver Farmers Market
Where: several locations (cf. West End, Yaletown, Kitsilano…)
When: the end of June to mid of October
In summer, they are selling fresh vegetables and fruits such as Apples, Broccoli and Eggplant, and selling fresh Meat, seafood and cheese and organic bath soap. Walking through the market, you might be able to hear a relaxing music a guitarist plays. Good to have a refreshing summer morning events!
Richmond Night Market
Where: Right beside Bridgeport Station、
When: May 18 th to October 8th 2014
Time: Friday, Saturday 7pm to 12am Sunday and weekend 6pm to 11pm
Fee: $2.25
You can enjoy summer night market in Richmond! You get a coupon book for various vendors so you can use it to get discount food or
for some goods at the market. You can get many kinds of food such as dumplings, dim sums, takoyaki, bubble tea and BBQ meats etc.
You need to bring cash because all food vendors accept just cash 🙂 Here is pet-friendly
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Where: various venues
When: late June
Tel & website: 604 872 5200/
You can enjoy impressive Jazz music in Vancouver.
More than 40 venues around the city. Past famous line-ups feature diverse acts Sonny Rollins, Kid koala and Babel Gilberto etc. There are free outdoor events in Yaletown featuring with various restaurants as well.
Canada Day
Where: everywhere in Canada
When: July 1st
Website: (would be changed in 2015)
Canada Day is the most biggest cerebration in Canada. Everyone is celebrating this day at Downtown, Granville Island, North Vancouver and Surrey etc.. You can see the parade around 7 pm, and the fireworks starts at 10:30
The Celebration of Light
Where: English Bay
When: the end of July to the beginning of August
Every year, three countries compete over three evenings as the world’s largest fireworks competition. There will expect to have up to400,000 spectators in English Bay. To have a good seat, we recommend you to go there at least 2 hour before.
The Pride Parade and Festival
Where: downtown area
When: the first Sunday of August
Canada is the country where admit people get married with the same sexual. Getting attentions from a massive 650,000 spectators, Vancouver Pride is a world-renowned celebration of the lesbian, gay and bisexual community. The parade finishes off with a festival at Sunset Beach featuring live music and a local market.
Vancouver International Film Festival
Where: Vancity Theatre
When: late September- mid October
There are many talented students and people are attending this events. You can see international art cinema, political documentaries and unique films.
Their first round of films will be announced in early August.
Fright Night
Where: Playland
When: October 10th to November 1st (6:00-11:50)
Fright Night opens only for 2 weeks before Halloween. There are haunted houses, roll coasters and the freaky sideshow, in total you can enjoy thirteen kinds of attractions
Parade of Lost Souls
Where: around East Vancouver in Commercial Drive area
When: TBA
The Parade of Lost Souls Walks has traveled around Eat Vancouver in Commercial Drive area. This event occurs the Saturday closest to Halloween. Although there is no admission fee required, it is recommended to pay for donation. The event keeps in mystery. The location of the Parade will not be announced until 12 on the morning of the Saturday closest to Halloween. The walk is run by volunteers. If you are interested in, you are able to get involved in.
Vancouver Christmas Market
Where: Cambie St. × W Geogia St.
When: November 22th to December 24th
This authentic German Christmas Market has the excellent atmosphere for celebrating with friends mad family. Between the market season, there will be a mix of food and amusement booths such as German traditional cookies, cakes and baked apples. As well as here is well-known place for Kids’ Market to make Christmas gifts and ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel.

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