Travellers visiting Vancouver during the month of May have lots of fun things to look forward to besides just sightseeing. During this month, the city hosts numerous events and festivals offering a sneak peek into its diversified culture and character. No matter, whether you are an ardent foodie or are simply looking for an amazing time with your family, Vancouver has an event or two to make your May holiday a memorable affair.
Vancouver Marathon has been named in several coveted lists including CNN’s ‘World’s Most Exotic Marathons’, and Travel and Forbes’ ‘Top 10 Destination Marathons’. On 03rd May, 2015, the race will start from Midlothian Avenue in Queen Elizabeth Park. Be a part of this popular annual marathon. Its route includes parks, beaches and the spectacular seawall of Vancouver.
At this annual festival, participants from around 30 European nations showcase the continent’s interesting heritage. Visit Swanguard Stadium on 30th and 31st May to enjoy colourful cultural performances. You will also get the chance to relish lip-smacking cuisines from participating countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Turkey and Russia. Sample these scrummy dishes with a range of beers and wines for an authentic European dining experience.
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
At this festival, kids of all ages can participate in numerous activities and workshops such as pottery, music, theatre, face painting and storytelling. Besides learning several new things, children also get to meet kids of different nationalities and cultures. The week-long event is scheduled from 25th to 31st May at Granville Island, a popular shopping area in the city.
The City of Bhangra Festival
Bhangra is a dance form that originated in Punjab, India. From 28th May to 06th June, the City of Bhangra Festival will rock Vancouver. For 10 days, several parks and clubs in the city are going to host performances of popular Bhangra groups. At these venues, you will also get the chance to learn this dance form.