Towns and areas out of but close to Vancouver in British Columbia offer a number of popular events and festivals every year.

Towns and areas around Vancouver, British Columbia are famous for several major annual events and festivals. Here Top Events Canada showcases those 5 major events such as the longest running games in British Columbia, the BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival.

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BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival
mid June
Percy Stadium, Coquitlam, Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Canada Scottish Highland GamesJust one of the top 5 Events and Festivals around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and the longest running such games in British Columbia, the BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival offers everything important for such an event including heavy events such as men tossing cabers and heavy hammers, which are among the oldest contested sports in the world, as well a wealth of highland dancing, competitions and informal open-air Sottish summer dancing, and for the children there is haggis hunting – the wee mythical creatures supposedly roaming the grounds.

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Abbotsford Berry Festival
mid July
Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsA popular event for more than a third of a century, the Abbotsford Berry Festival attracts the whole family to Historic Downtown Abbotsford to enjoy the festivities celebrating all manner of berries. Celebrations include everything from a pancake breakfast and yet more fabulous food, to non-stop entertainment on the Aldergrove Credit Union Community stage including a busking magician as well as a huge selection of street vendors. For the really adventurous there is even a rock climbing wall.

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Boundary Bay AirShow
late July
Boundary Bay Airport, Delta, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Air ShowsAnother one of the most popular events and festivals in the areas around Vancouver in British Columbia, and one of Delta’s most popular family events, the free Boundary Bay Airshow at Canada’s 8th busiest airport attracts over 10,000 guests with exhilarating air performances and static aircraft displays of vintage and modern aircraft, as well as children’s activities, refreshments and much more.

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BC Renaissance Festival
late July
Langley, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Renaissance Festivals and Renaissance EventsAttracting over 2,000 visitors every year, this increasingly popular three-day BC Renaissance Festival, now a success for 7 years, features a wealth of historically based, fantasy inspired fun and games for all ages, all in the theme of Renaissance times, complete with a wide selection of appropriate music offered on five different stages and a wealth of other entertainment including jousting events, and even the antics of a mischievous pirate crew, while merchants offer unique jewelry, clothing, leather goods, stained glass, and more.

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Abbotsford International Airshow
2nd weekend in August
Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Air ShowsThe largest air show on the West Coast of North America, attracting more than 125,000 air show enthusiasts for more than 5 decades, the Abbotsford International Airshow features both military and civilian aircraft from Canada and the United States, and on occasion military aircraft from other countries such as Britain, Germany, and Russia. The Abbotsford Airshow is also listed amongst the World's Top Ten Airshows by USA Today.

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