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Presented by the Royal Canadian Circus
Whoop it’s the long weekend! There’s May Day celebrations, a circus, crafts, movies, and so much more happening this long weekend. Check out our top picks for May 17 – 20.
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1. Royal Canadian Circus
Get ready to hold your breath, gasp in awe, and sit on the edge of your seat! The Royal Canadian Circus show includes the Flying Cortes Trapeze family, the death-defying Wheel of Destiny, Xtreme Chinese acrobat troupes, chair balancing, contortion, diablo, and fearless Motorcycle Globe and much more! Be sure to use our DISCOUNT CODE (familyfunvancouver) to get 2 tickets for the price of 1.
2. Thomas the Train
If your kid is crazy for the famous little blue engine, or just crazy for trains in general, you don’t want to miss spending the Day Out with Thomas in Squamish! Thomas is in town for one more weekend. Get your tickets for a memorable day with the friends from Sodor.
3. Jurassic Quest
Jurassic Quest brings dinosaurs of all sizes to the Vancouver Convention Centre. Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibition in North America! This event is great for the 6 & under crowd.
4. Michaels Kids Club
On Saturday head to your local Michaels store for inexpensive crafting! The project is $3 for kids aged 3+ years. This weekend’s craft is themed: red & white cookie decorations.
5. Cineplex Family Favourites
For just $2.99 per person your family can enjoy a big screen showing of a family favourite. This weekend’s movie is A Dog’s Way Home. The flick starts at 11am.
The annual Surrey International Children’s Festival inspires young hearts and minds to greater possibilities, and celebrates our rich and diverse cultural heritage through performing and visual arts experiences. The festival takes place inside the Surrey Arts Centre and on the grounds of Bear Creek Park in front of the Arts Centre.
7. Como Lake Fishing Derby
The annual Como Lake Fishing Derby is a free event for youth under 16 years of age. The day includes prize giveaways and a pancake breakfast available for a nominal charge. Hundreds of prizes are awarded each year for a variety of catches, from the largest and smallest fish to the strangest catch of the day. Remember to bring your own fishing pole and bait.
8. Ladner May Days
Come to Memorial Park for the Ladner Pioneer May Days Fair (est. 1896). Ladner May Days features live bands, free entertainment, carnival rides and a beer garden for the adults. The festivities begin on Friday evening with discounted midway rides for kids. On Saturday the day is filled with a broad range of top notch family entertainers and many FREE activities and entertainment for children.
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Curious about what’s happening next month? Take a look at our “What’s Happening in June” event guide.
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Get ready to sit on the edge of your seat and be dazzled by the performers in the Royal Canadian Circus. Our family LOVES the Circus! My kids’ favourite part of 2018 show was the daring wheel-walking act performed by the ringmaster, Joseph Dominik Bauer. For those of you who like to get your heart racing and are enthralled by a nail-biting experience seemingly rife with danger and catastrophe, the Wheel of Destiny going to keep you captivated. Imagine a large spinning steel wheel 20′ in the air then add a real-life daredevil skipping and juggling fire on the OUTSIDE of the spinning ring. It’s a wild and unforgettable act to be sure; I watched most of it through my fingers.
The 2019 edition of the Royal Canadian Circus promised to be even better than previous years. Use our discount code (familyfunvancouver) for get 2 tickets for the price of 1.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.