Where to Party During Canada Day 2013 Long Weekend in Vancouver

Where to Party During Canada Day 2013 Long Weekend in Vancouver

So what you’re not heading to the cottage for a massive, drunken party with all your best mates this Canada Day weekend. Maybe you have to be a responsible adult and put in some extra hours with work or maybe you’d rather have a little downtime with your cat. Is there a law against that? No. So stop throwing shade.

There’s no need to leave the city to have a good time this holiday weekend and we're completely supportive of that. That’s why we’ve collected some of the best parties to help ease the lack-of-cottage pain you’re probably feeling. Anyway, the weather is going to be shit (based on bitterness).

Infected Mushroom at FiveSixty Club
Date: Saturday, June 29
Place: FiveSixty at 560 Symour St.
Price: Presale for $30
Time: 10pm 

The Israel-born and LA based duo Infected Mushroom is performing live at FiveSixty Club this Saturday, June 29. Best known for being the innovators of the “Psychedelic (Psy) Trance” genre the group is currently embarking on the FungusAmoungUS Tour and the night is to be “truly one of a kind.” Presale tickets are currently on sale for $30 with ticket prices increasing at the door.

LCU Nightlife 10-year Anniversary Party
Date: Sunday, June 30
Place: Venue Nightclub at 1082 Granville St.
Price: Free before 10:30 with guest list
Time: 10pm – 4am 

LCU Nightlife is celebrating 10 years with an anniversary party this Sunday, June 30 with a special guest and tour DJ for Kanye West, Good Music, Tyga, Common, and Nas. All of the LCU Nightlife DJs are also playing the best in hip-hop, dance, and more. It’s free entrance before 10:30pm with guest list and can be arranged via the venue. Make sure to not miss that generous half hour window.

Canada Day at Canada Place
Date: Monday, July 1
Place: Canada Place
Price: Free
Time: 7pm parade, 10:30pm for fireworks 

Canada Place is hosting all-day events beginning at 10am including music performances on three different stages by Kelly Brock, Bif Naked, The Boom Booms, and many more. There is also an extreme sports show that includes BMX and skateboarding and fireworks to cap off the entire evening. This year also marks the 5th Annual Canada Day Parade, which is completely free and guarantees a good time with the entire community.

Canada Day Dinner Cruise
Date: Monday, July 1
Place: 450 Denman St.
Price: $84. 46
Time: Boarding at 7pm and returning at 10:45pm 

Enjoy a four-hour cruise that includes fine dining, dancing, and an impeccable view of fireworks all aboard the luxurious Pride of Vancouver. Dinner includes a gourmet buffet with table-served drinks and dessert. Boarding takes place at 7pm, departing at 7:30pm and returning at 10:45. Just in time to swing by a bar or nightclub for a couple more drinks to cheers the evening.

Molson Canadian’s Ultimate Canada Day Boat Party
Date: Monday, July 1
Place: 1601 Bayshore Dr. located behind Westin Bayshore Hotel
Price: $50
Time: Boarding at 1:30pm 

The Ultimate Canada Day Boat Party is taking place this Monday, July 1 and features not one but two boats and 12 DJs. The Magic Charm and Magic Spirit (great choice of names, you guys) features three levels of dancing, drinking, rowdy crowds, and Molson girls. There’s also a free after party at Barcelona later in the evening if the boat just didn’t satisfy that thirst for … I don’t know, insert something witty.

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at Biltmore Cabaret
Date: Monday, July 1
Place: Biltmore Cabaret at 2755 Prince Edward
Price: $15
Time: 8pm – 2am 

Maybe you don’t want to rub shoulders with a half naked crowd on a boat, that’s perfectly fair. Instead check out musician Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at the Biltmore Cabaret Monday, July 1. Special guests include JP Maurice and Dante Hadden and tickets can be purchased in advance at Northern Tickets, Red Cat & Zulu Records.

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