Fun things to do in B.C. – July (1st-7th) 2013


Visitors at Caribbean Days 2012, North Vancouver
Photo: Ana-Maria Gheorghiu/The Westcoast Reader

July and August will be the most action-packed months of the summer. There are so many exciting events, that we cannot possibly list them all in one article. Therefore, this month, we will split the announcements in 4 parts.

Don’t forget to enjoy the Canada Day celebrations! There will be parades, concerts and pancake breakfasts in every town.

If you know of any other events taking place in the first week of July that are not on this list, please let us know in the comments section, so we can include them.

Fossil Tours
Where: Courtenay Museum, Courtenay
When: every day in July

TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Where: Vancouver
When: June 22nd – July 1st

Vancouver Greek Summerfest
Where: 4641 Boundary Rd, Vancouver
When: June 27th – July 7th

Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament
Where: DND Ball Fields, Vernon
When: June 28th – July 1st

Williams Lake Stampede
Where: Williams Lake Stampede Grounds, Williams Lake
When: June 28th – July 1st

Vancouver International Busker Festival
Where: Granville Street, Vancouver
When: June 29th – July 1st

BC Bike Race
Where: Vancouver
When: June 29th – July 6th

Gold Country Geocaching Poker Run
Where: 2075 Mamette Ave, Merritt
When: June 29th – July 7th

Steveston Salmon Festival
Where: Steveston Village, Richmond
When: July 1st

Victoria Pride Week
Where: Fisherman’s Wharf Park, Victoria
When: July 1st – July 7th

Port Moody Golden Spike Days
Where: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
When: June 29th – July 1st

Whistler Longboard Festival
Where: 4910 Glacier Lane, Whistler
When: July 4th – July 6th

2013 Provincial Heritage Fair
Where: 675 Belleville St, Victoria
When: July 4th – July 8th

4th Annual Tofino Saltwater Classic Fishing Derby
Where: Marina West Charter Office, Tofino
When: July 5th – July 7th

Annual Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival
Where: Maffeo-Sutton Park, Nanaimo
When: July 5th – July 7th

Canada Cup & BC Cup DH Race
Where: Sun Peaks Bike Park, Sun Peaks Resort
When: July 5th – July 7th

Gatzke Orchards Presents: Woodstock Revival
Where: 15686 Hwy 97, Lake Country
When: July 5th – July 7th

Smithers Midsummer Music Festival
Where: Smithers Fall Fairground, Smithers
When: July 5th – July 7th

Harrison Festival of the Arts
Where: Memorial Hall, Harrison Hot Springs
When: July 6th – July 14th

EPIC Sustainable Living Festival
Where: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver
When: July 6th – July 7th

32nd Annual Berry Festival
Where: Abbotsford
When: July 6th – July 7th

Timber Day
Where: Centennial Park, Revelstoke
When: July 6th

Saanich Strawberry Festival
Where: Beaver Lake Park, Victoria
When: July 7th

Be-leaf it!

Ever Steel, 10 years old, with her maple leaf Ian Lindsay, The Vancouver Sun

Eve Steel, 10 years old, with her maple leaf
Photo: Ian Lindsay, The Vancouver Sun

Adapted from The Province

Level 1
January 2011

Eve Steel has the world’s biggest maple leaf.
This leaf is 44 centimetres (cm) wide and 34 cm long.

Eve’s mother says, “With the stem, it’s 59 cm. It’s just a huge leaf.”

Eve found the leaf near her Vancouver home.
Eve says, “It was really windy, and it just popped up.”

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