The Shows Must Go On – BC Edition

March has always been the start of busy trade-show/event season here in British Columbia normally. Over the last few years, the pandemic has caused many normal activities to be cancelled or postponed or forced to downsize and go virtual.  2022 may just be the start of getting back to normal with group events and shows.  Of course a new “normal” but a less restricted normal none-the-less.

Below are a list of some amazing events/trade shows that are coming back to Greater Vancouver this March. With Spring break on the horizon some of these make for a fun family day out too!

Please note the safety protocols in place for all the shows: All attendees (12 and over) will be required to provide proof of full (double) vaccination by showing their Vaccine Passport with matching ID. Masks mandatory.


Click here for another list of things to currently do in Vancouver.
Click here for another list of things to currently do in the Fraser Valley.


The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show


The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show– March 5 & 6, 2022
Canada Place, Vancouver

This exciting show is packed with amazing outdoor adventure vendors offering the latest in camping gear, outdoor clothing, scuba diving and ultimate adventure travel destinations!

The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show is the BEST ATTENDED consumer show in BC that brings together buyers and sellers of outdoor adventure products & services! Over 220 exhibitors in the outdoor sports industry found great success at the 2020 show, including: biking, outdoor gear and apparel, camping, water sports, hiking, climbing, education, nutrition, destinations, clubs, associations and MUCH MUCH MORE!

Kids are #1 at the Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show!  The event packed with great prizes and interactive features for the kids.  Don’t miss this fun-filled journey to explore the world of the great outdoors, including a rock climbing wall, a kids bike camp and lots of prizes!

Tickets are $12-$14 each or a weekend pass is only $18.

Want to win tickets? I have 2 Family passes (4 tickets) to give away to a lucky follower.
**Make sure you are following Modern Mama Fraser Valley on Facebook or Instagram and enter below:
(contest rules listed at the bottom of this post and on each giveaway)

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BC Home and Garden ShowBC Home & Garden Show – March 10 to 13, 2022
BC Place, Vancouver

 As we approach spring, now is the perfect time to tackle those at-home projects and renovations you’ve been dreaming of for the last year or so. With a lineup of leading home improvement, design, culinary and garden experts, you can make your vision come to life with the help of our trusted experts.

This year, they are excited to welcome back HGTV Canada’s celebrity contractor Bryan Baeumler, presented by My House Design/Build, on The Main Stage, presented by Sleep Country Canada. Bryan always brings practical advice for any DIY project and insight that can help anyone add value to their home. They are also pleased to welcome back HGTV Canada star Todd Talbot of Love it or List it Vancouver. Plus, enjoy four days packed with informative and exciting presentations from all of your favorite local experts including Trisha Isabey, Jarris Neufeld and Kathy Yuen among others.

While you’re at the Show, make sure to check out some of the exciting new features including Beachfront Hideaway presented by Hewing Haus to learn about small space living, Art in the Garden to find a new eye-catching piece for your walls as well as Got Craft? Pop Up Market to check out local artisans. Returning features include showgoer favorites, the Garden Market presented by Art’s Nursery, A New Way to Grow and the Vancouver Sun Gardeners’ School.

Opening day of the Show will be Gardening Day presented by Canada’s Local Gardener as 2022 has been proclaimed as the Year of the Garden! Come celebrate and join the nationwide mission to engage, educate and inspire Canadians to get into the garden!

Tickets range from $6-$16 with kids 12 and under FREE


Want to win tickets? I have a 4- pack of tickets to give away to a lucky follower. (Reminder: kids 12 and under are free)
**Make sure you are following Modern Mama Fraser Valley on Facebook or Instagram and enter below:
(contest rules listed at the bottom of this post and on each giveaway)
Contest runs: March 4 to midnight March 8, 2022. 

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Monster Jam

Monster Jam Vancouver – Friday March 18 to Sunday March 20,2022
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver

It’s time to fire up the engines again as the most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today roars back into Canada for an adrenaline-charged weekend at the Pacific Coliseum at the PNE from March 18–20, 2022.  Marking the much-anticipated return of the first Monster Jam event back in Vancouver in three years following the pandemic pause!  Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Monster Jam features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill.

  • Sign up today to become a Monster Jam Preferred Customer to get exclusive early access to the pre-sale offer code to purchase advance tickets starting today to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public next week on Tuesday February 8th.

The popular Monster Jam Pit Party fan experience returns to Vancouver on both Saturday and Sunday, where fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly fun.  This unique experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition. Pit Passes are available for $20 for this VIP experience.      Tickets range from $20-$80 each. Children under the age of 2 are not required to have a ticket.

Vancouver International travel expo

Vancouver International Travel Expo & Vancouver Wedding & Honeymoon  Expo (joint)- March 19 & 20, 2022
Vancouver Convention Centre East – Vancouver

2020 marks the fifty year for the Vancouver International Travel Expo. Year after year the expo continues to grow. This year, being our 5th Anniversary, promises  to be even bigger and better with more exhibitors from around the world. Join us March 19 & 20th, 2022 to learn about travel opportunities on every continent

Portobello West

Portobello West Family Fun Fest  & Portobello West Market – March 19& 20, 2022
Creekside Community Recreation Centre (Olympic Village False Creek Downtown): 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC.

Portobello West’s highly anticipated Spring Market 2022 returns to beautiful Vancouver’s Olympic Village on False Creek, featuring 60+ BC artists, designers and producers!

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20, 2022 from 11am-5pm.

Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC.

What: Shop from our curated selection of exquisite offerings for your entire family, including fashion, jewelry, art, home décor, skin care, + more! Rain or shine! Admission: $5 Adults + Free for Children (12-years & under)!


Vancouver mineral show

Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show – March 25 to March 27, 2022
PNE Forum, Vancouver

Tickets range from $6-$8 or you can get a 3 day pass for $12



The Wellness ShowWellness Show Vancouver – March 26 & 27, 2022
Vancouver Convention Centre East, Vancouver


The Wellness Show returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre, March 26 & 27, 2022. After a year’s absence (and a virtual, online show in 2021) due to COVID, Vancouver’s foremost lifestyle showcase dedicated to health and wellness is back!

For the past 30 years, The Wellness Show has been helping Vancouverites achieve their most holistic, healthiest selves.

This year’s lineup includes:

  • Exhibitors dedicated to supporting a holistic, healthy lifestyle
  • Celebrity chefs doing live cooking demonstrations
  • Workshops on healthy aging, understanding intuition, calming stress and anxiety, and addictions recovery
  • Meditation and stretching classes
  • The return of the Fresh Magazine Women’s panel and a panel discussion about End of Life.

The Wellness Show features hundreds of exhibitors and runs over two days, with an average attendance of 20,000. There are three presentation stages including:

  • Cooking Demo Stage (local chefs and cookbook authors)
  • Women & Wellness Seminar Stage
  • Living Well Seminar Stage

Exhibitors range from focusing on food and lifestyle (vegan, keto, gluten free), exercise, holistic healing practices (massage, physiotherapy, chiropractors, acupressure, shiatsu, acupuncture and more), the metaphysical, supplements, natural skincare, candles, pet wellness, essential oils, and wellness resorts. There’s a little something for everyone at The 2022 Wellness Show!

The Wellness Show opens its doors from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, March 26, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The show takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre WEST, 1055 Canada Pl, in downtown Vancouver. All tickets are $12 General Admission, but purchase tickets online in advance and get $2 off the purchase price. Tickets go on sale February 5, and will be available online at, or at the door.


Want to win tickets & Mukasi Coffee? I have 1 prize pack consisting of: 2 general admission tickets and 3 bags of coffee (winners choice) to give away to a lucky follower. 
**Make sure you are following Modern Mama Fraser Valley on Facebook or Instagram and enter below:
(contest rules listed at the bottom of this post and on each giveaway)
Contest runs March 14 to midnight March 18, 2022. 

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Contest rules:

This contests are not affiliated with FB/IG. Open to BRITISH COLUMBIA RESIDENTS who have a genuine, public, and non-contester account. All entry requirements are mandatory and failure to complete all requirements will void your entries.  The winner must claim their prize within 24hrs of being contacted. All winners will be posted on and on social media. In the event that this is no longer available replacement prizes will not be provided. This contest is in no way sponsored/endorsed or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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