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5 Things to Do in Vancouver This June

From open-air markets to Matilda the Musical, discover the top activities in Vancouver this month.


Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market

After sunset on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 14, this site near the Bridgeport Skytrain station fills with rides, games and dozens of vendors hawking Chinese street eats.

Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market

Along with food trucks plying waffles, kettle corn and other crowd-pleasers, a beer garden and live entertainment are among the highlights of this seaside attraction, which runs on Friday evenings through September 27.


Mercato Italian Market

Mercato Italian Market

This biannual event brings a bonanza of nonna-worthy prepared food and pantry staples (like superb olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar) to Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre.

June 14,


Matilda the Musical

Anna Anderson-Epp, Royal MTC, Winnipeg (Photo: Dylan Hewlett)

Small Wonder

The Arts Club supplies a marvelous production of Matilda the Musical, the award-winning show based on Roald Dahl’s adored children’s book about a precocious kid with extraordinary powers.

Through July 14,



Continental Shift

Nigerian street food is the inspiration behind Arike, a new West End spot, but chef Sam Olayinka branches out in exciting directions. He serves cassava fries with a rich chicken hollandaise, tosses wings in ata din din pepper sauce and offers up an array of unconventional flatbreads, including smoky eggplant, salted tomato and soft cheese, a tasty twist on pizza.