Things To Do

Things to do in the Fraser Valley

Check out this great list of discounts being offered by local tourist attractions all over Greater Vancouver, thanks to Tourism Vancouver.

Looking for some Summer fun to do around British Columbia?  Check out the list of 10 awesome attractions that are happening this summer in BC.

Abbotsford

Singletree Winery

Singletree Winery presents an exclusive new tasting experience for wine lovers in the Fraser Valley: Di Vine Domes. By current Public Health regulations, and as it changes the winery will adapt, small groups from the same household (up to 6 people) or single persons with a max bubble of two, are invited to taste wine and enjoy local goodies inside decorated transparent domes.

The domes at Singletree Winery are placed by the vines and offer a cozy atmosphere that is COVID-safe and great for families or couples wishing to enjoy a special date.

The winery team offers two domes with distinct themed décor: The Canadian Cabin with traditional porch chairs, faux fur rugs and a rustic feel, and the Enchanted Forest, with a chandelier, live edge table and cozy seats. Both domes are heated and complemented with winter decorations and lights.

There is a minimum spend of $50 per person to experience the domes, and bookings are 1.5 hours to enjoy one of three tasting experiences. View these choices here.

To reserve, book on the website. Tastings inside the Di Vine Domes at Singletree Winery are available from Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5:30pm. Extended dome hours are available on Friday and Saturday when you purchase a gourmet meal option; with one sitting per night from 6-8pm. The domes are thoroughly sanitized between bookings.

Wine lovers get to enjoy award-winning wine flights by Singletree and can choose between food options, like locally-sourced charcuterie and cheese boards and gourmet three-course meals, prepared by chef Adrian Beatty.

Ripples Winery

Date Night at Ripplies Winery.  Fri/Sat 4pm to close.  Includes a charcuterie board and a bottle of wine to share between 2 guests – $39.99 Call 604-864-1033 for more information and to reserve.

Maan Farms 

There is no shortage of things to do at Maans Farms County Experience and Estate Winery.  They have year-round activities like Barnyard Adventure plus addition seasonal.  Open daily 9-6pm tickets can be purchased online, book ahead and save $. Located at 790 McKenzie Rd.

 

Taves Family Farms (Apple Barn)

Come visit Billy and his barnyard friends down at Farmville! Meet Billy the goat, Charlie the pig, Jelly Bean the donkey, Toasty the bunny rabbit, and the rest of the gang!

DATE: Saturdays & Sundays until the end of June
TIME: 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
PRICE: 30 min. for $5/person for ages 2 and older and $10/person for an hour of time with 30 min. on the jumping pillow and 30 min. of animal time

Please pre-register online to secure your spot.
Only limited drop-ins will be available.

 

 

Langley

Krause Berry Farms

From the centre of a beautiful 200-acre estate, Krause Berry Farms is serving up fresh, hot waffles at its walk-in waffle bar, featuring outdoor covered and garden seating. Or, on weekends only, Krause offers a  waffle bar.

NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9-5
The Market, Pre-Picked Berry Counter, Berry Drive Thru, Estate Winery and our New Online Store will be open 7 days a week 9am – 5pm.
**Drive Thru Berry Tent is open as long as we have fresh berries to sell – it will close early if we run out of berries for the day or the weather conditions are bad. Visit our instagram page for updates.

UPICK STRAWBERRIES IS NOW OPEN 930AM – 430PM
Click here for protocols & pricing before coming – masks are mandatory in upick fields – except children 2 and under. All guests must purchase containers before entering the fields – No outside containers.
No reservations are taken – first come first pick.

***We do not take orders for pre-picked berries***

High Tea at Tracycakes Bakery Café

Everything you love about High Tea — with a comforting fall theme.Located at 21594 48 Ave Langley BC, V3A 4M8
Open Tuesday – Saturday  9am – 4pm  Reservations recommended; call 604.427.1424 to reserve your spot. Info: tracycakesonline.com

 

Maple Ridge

Mother Goose In The Park

July 7 to August 11 (Wednesdays) 10-1130am

Join them every Wednesday for fun songs and stories for children between the ages of 0-6 years old. Mother Goose in the Park gives parents an opportunity to bond with their little ones through songs, dance and rhymes.

This is part of an ongoing series taking place every Wednesday from July 7 – August 11 in 2 locations. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
Registration is required for each week you would like to attend.

Details:

  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 am

  • A park near the Silver Valley area in Maple Ridge (address provided to registrants closer to date).

Registration is cut-off after 10 registrants or 2-days prior to the date. If registration reaches capacity, you will automatically be added to a waitlist and notified.  Register for July 7 Here

For a complete list of all the Mother Goose and other events put on by West Coast Families, that are happening through the Great Vancouver area, click here

Surrey

 Museum of Surrey

A dynamic new exhibit curated by Semiahmoo First Nation opens October 22 in the Museum of Surrey’s Indigenous Hall. Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) explores the ways that the Nation has flourished since the Great Flood at the end of the last Ice Age.

The exhibit features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef net fishing and a summer fishing village. Also, on display will be several woven cedar pieces, including a violin case made by Matilda Charles of Semiahmoo First Nation on loan from Museum of Anthropology, video interviews and more.

“Semiahmoo has and will continue to flourish on our land. We have always been here. We will always be here,” said Chief Harley Chappell.

The Indigenous Hall is a designated space at the museum designed and programmed with consent by Semiahmoo, Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations.

“With respect and gratitude, we acknowledge that the Museum of Surrey is built on the traditional unceeded territories of the Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, and Katzie Nations,” said Museum of Surrey Manager, Lynn Saffery. “We are honoured to work and learn on land they have stewarded since time immemorial. We recognize their enduring presence on this ancient land.”

Free pre-registered, one-hour self-guided tours of the museum are available from Wednesday to Saturday. The museum follows all citywide COVID-19 safety protocols. Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56A Avenue

Surrey is offering free pre-registered, one-hour self-guided exhibit tours from Wednesday to Saturday. The museum follows all citywide COVID-19 safety protocols as per Health BC, City of Surrey and WorkSafe BC. Registration for tours is required. Call 604-592-6956 to book your spot. 

Historic Stewart Farm

Historic Stewart Farm hopes these topics and many more will inspire conversation and storytelling at their new free virtual series that launches this month – Historic Stewart Farm History Talks.

Each week join staff for a facilitated discussion on different aspects of Surrey’s past.

“It is our hope that the photographs, oral histories, research and memories shared will inspire conversation,” said curator Jerrilin Spence, who notes that the virtual talks are designed to be conversational. “Grab a cup of tea and come share your memories, ask questions and learn through dialogue with other community members.”

Each session will begin at 10:30am and run 45 minutes. Choose from a variety of topics or sign up for multiple sessions to learn something new each week.

The first talk ‘Home Life’ launches May 22 and 26. Home life will be followed by Restaurants (June 5 and 9), Near the Water (June 19 and 23), and Celebrations (July 3 and 7).

On June 5 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Historic Stewart Farm will also be offering a free virtual, interactive cooking lesson straight from the farmhouse kitchen – Heritage Kitchen: Whipped Cream Scones. Participants ages 19+ or families will learn how to make old-fashioned scones like the Stewarts used to.

For more information about the upcoming talks and baking session, or to register for these programs, call 604.591.4267 or visit surrey.ca/stewartfarm.

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Virtual

Arts Club Theatre

The Arts Club Theatre Company today announced a series of free panel discussions in June that will feature a variety of prominent Vancouver theatre artists.

Titled In Conversation: This Is Something Else, the series will comprise three live online panels that take a deeper dive into the stories explored by the Arts Club­–produced investigative podcast This Is Something Else: Consciously Eclectic Histories of the Arts Club. Created and hosted by Andrew Kushnir, the 5-part podcast has garnered national attention and acclaim.

Each In Conversation panel is designed to complement the podcast and invite audiences to reflect on different key themes that have shaped the local theatre ecosystem. Carmen Aguirre, Marie Farsi, and Omari Newton are confirmed to facilitate; panelists will be announced shortly.

Tuesday, June 29, 5–6 PM (PDT) – Theatre Within Walls: The Battle for Venues in Vancouver

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BCAITC – Free Cook-A-Long: Kick off to Summer

Celebrate summer! Enjoy a FREE cooking lesson with Chef Trevor Randle and learn about BC foods and agriculture with a virtual webinar from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on Monday, June 21.

Chef Randle will provide expert instruction as he guides you online through three BC grown, quick, and budget-friendly recipes:

BC beef rancher Ricky Seelhof from Woodjam Ranch and a local blueberry farmer will also join Chef Randle to provide fun insights on farming in BC. Plus, webinar participants will be entered into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packages valued at $300+ each!

Register here.

Some Assembly Theatre Company

Breakwater

The World Premiere of a New Digital Play Written & Directed by Valerie Methot in collaboration with Diverse Metro Vancouver Youth.

Performance Dates: June 30 at 4:00pm | July 8 at 7:00pm | July 11 at 3:00pm

Tickets: By Donation at www.someassembly.ca  Reserve your spot for the virtual presentation of BREAKWATER followed by community dialogue at info@someassembly.ca

Uprooted

UPROOTED (you tube video) is a digitally adapted theatre production that stems from conversations with over
one hundred diverse youth who are anxious about climate change. What was to be presented live in May 2020, this
production has been re-staged and filmed at the York Theatre due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Written by youth
with professional playwright Valerie Methot, and produced by a team of youth and professionals across Canada,
UPROOTED strengthens response to climate change and promotes mental health management.
Three friends on an annual camping trip must suddenly face a threat to the BC forest they love. Will they take a
stand for future generations and protect what they view as sacred? Watch UPROOTED now

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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has renewed their popular TD All-Access Pass program that allows full-time Secondary and Post-Secondary students to subscribe to TheConcertHall.ca for half-price.

A full year of access to the VSO’s performances, will now cost a student only $64.99 + taxes. There are other subscriptions that provide access for different periods of time. For more information on subscriptions, visit theconcerthall.ca/pricing.

To register for the TD All-Access Pass, all students need to do is fill out a form and within 48 hours, once the Customer Service team verifies their full-time student status, a coupon code will be emailed to them.

  • The Music Room is a new virtual education space hosted in the TheConcertHall.ca, presented by TELUS
  • Families and Educators are invited to discover symphonic music geared to youth, curated education materials, and get backstage access to learn directly from the VSO’s musicians and maestros
  • Families can subscribe for just $59.99 for the full season
  • Educators can subscribe at the classroom, school or district level

2nd Annual Day of Music

Hosted by Vancouver Symphony President & CEO Angela Elster. With special guests interviews and performances from across the province of BC. Over one thousand musicians from across British Columbia came together to celebrate creativity, resilience and the Joy of Music. Over 100 virtual performances are now streaming for free to the public. #DayOfMusic

 

Tina Evans