This month may feel a little topsy-turvy, so why not bring the inside out in Coquitlam? We’re finding the best of an unusual situation by suggesting ways to take the fun outdoors – safely. Here are some ideas to make the most of the last days of summer and embrace the changing of the seasons.
Bring the Inside Out in Coquitlam This Month
Kick back on a patio
Choose from more than two dozen patios in Coquitlam. Soak in the sunshine with a cold drink and some delicious food. Check out Visit Coquitlam’s patio listings to scope out your options.
This weekend there are are sunflower experiences, farms for family fun, and more outdoor/open air activities along with online programming. Miss604 is proud to sponsor the Richmond Maritime Festival, with nightly entertainment starting at 4:00pm, live from the Britannia Shipyards in Steveston. Find these events and more things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Long weekend listed below:
Things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Long Weekend 2020
Back in July, Science World launched a fundraising and awareness campaign named “The World Needs More Nerds” calling for its followers to join the nerd revolution and help fundraise to keep the geodesic dome’s doors open. Dr. Bonnie Henry can be seen as a smiling 7-year old in the campaign imagery and Astronaut Chris Hadfield was also featured in the campaign to help bring awareness to fundraising efforts.
Now, they have recruited more famous nerds to help save them from closure and loss of revenue due to COVID-19.
Science World Enlists More Nerds
“The World Needs More Nerds” features a wide range of scientific superstars as kids. Like Jane Goodall, and NFL player Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff who has a medical doctorate and has opted out of the NFL season to continue working on the frontlines in Canada. The campaign also features local BC heroes.
Science World had to close their doors on March 14 and lost their main revenue stream—visitors. Since reopening, they’ve received an average of 380 visitors a day in August, or 12% of usual attendance. The revenue from this attendance is not a sustainable financial model and makes for an uncertain future for the non-profit organization. This has had an impact on the wider community as Science World’s field trip bursary program and On The Road program have also been badly hit.
Be the ultimate-superstar-nerd and fundraise on their easy-to-use platform. Rally friends and donate this year’s birthday to nerds! Nominate the Nerdiest Nerd, and raise money in their name! Unite a group of friends or colleagues to see who can pull off the best Science World experiment! Or just nerd out on a subject you’ve been wanting to learn more about and raise money as you follow your nerdiness wherever it takes you.
Donations will help ensure Science World continues to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature by supporting young curious minds in learning more about how they can change the world.
It seems like yesterday I was walking to the grocery store, masked up under a canopy of cherry blossoms. As the leaves begin to turn from green to rust, our local farms and fields are getting ready to welcome you, and your immediate bubbles, to experience some family fun this season. Here are just a few corn mazes near Vancouver, and more places for outdoor fall activities in the Fraser Valley.
Corn Mazes Near Vancouver and Farms for Family Fun
Due to COVID-19 some attractions like hay rides and petting barns may not be available this year. Masks are mandatory at some locations and recommended at all.
Taves Family Farms
When: Open every day September 5 to October 30, 2020 10:00am to 6:00pm Where: 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Features: Enjoy the sunflower patch and U-Pick goji berries, cold-pressed apple cider, hay rides, pony rides, corn maze, U-Pick apples, pumpkin patch, goats, Farmville, jumping pillows, and more.
Willow View Farms
When: Open every day, 9:00 to 5:30pm (opens 11:00am on Sundays) Where: 288 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford Website | Facebook | Instagram Features: U-pick apples, plums, pears, and pumpkins.
When: Open every day 9:00am to 6:00pm Where: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Features: Market, Country Kitchen, Barnyard Adventureland are all open along with the Sunflower Festival and U-Pick and drive-through experiences.
Richmond Country Farms
When: Open daily 9:00am to 8:30pm Where: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond Website | Facebook | Instagram Features: Enjoy corn fields, sunflowers, a pumpkin patch and whimsical decorations.
Bose and Sons Family Farm
When: September 1 to October 12, 2020 Where: 64th Avenue & 156th Street, Surrey Website | Facebook About: Conquer the legendary Bose Corn Maze then sit back on a hay bale and savour Surrey’s countryside. The pumpkin patch will be open through Thanksgiving.
Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm
When: Open until September 13, 2020 Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack Website | Facebook | Instagram Features: The 12 acre Chilliwack Corn Maze also has over 15 varieties of pumpkins.
Aldor Acres Farm
When: September 19 to October 31, 2020 Where: 24990-84 Avenue, Langley Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Features: Visit the animals then head out to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin. Don’t forget to stop by the Farmacy for your farm fresh veggies, eggs and pork.
With COVID-19 physical distancing protocols in place, and creative pivots by event planners, there are still farms to visit for fall fun, music to enjoy, fundraising (online) galas to support, and theatrical entertainment. Although these experiences may just look a little different this year, here’s your big list of September events in Metro Vancouver, which will be updated daily:
September Events in Metro Vancouver
This list is updated daily. If you have an event to add, send it in here for a free listing.