September in Vancouver
Allan Fotheringham once called Vancouver the Canadian city with the best climate and the worst weather. September has the potential to show visitors great Vancouver weather -- mild and clear; however, dull and grey is another possibility. That being said - Vancouver has a lot to offer in the beautiful month of September - when the summer stretches out long and comfortably well into October.
- Average September temperature: 14.4ºC / 58ºF
- September average high: 18.3ºC / 65ºF
- September average low: 10ºC / 50ºF
- September is not so rainy in a city famous for its rain. Expect rain about 7 - 9 days out of 30 in September.
- Warm, waterproof clothing; lighter clothing; closed-toe shoes.
- Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen (be optimistic)
- Sweaters, jacket -- evenings by water can be cooler than you think.
Another plus in September is that there are less tourists and the good deals on travel, accomodations and attractions begin. Keep in mind that the first weekend of the month is Labour Day - so be aware of store closures and bigger crowds.
- Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, May/June - end of Sept: Enjoy Shakespeare against a natural backdrop of sea, sky and mountains.
- Vancouver Fringe Festival, new and innovative theater.
- Vancouver International Film Festival, September - October - World Class movie viewing.
- The Word on the Street Festival: An exceptional array of current and back-listed books and magazines to browse or buy.
- Ongoing through September 26
Zimsculpt at VanDusen Botanical Garden
What:Back for its second year, Zimsculpt is an exhibition and sale of 150 to 200 shona stone sculptures from Zimbabwe, beautifully placed throughout the landmark VanDusen Botanical Garden.
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Cost: $9.75; $7.25 for kids, students and seniors
- Ongoing through September 26
Fox, Fluevog & Friends at MOV
- What: The gorgeous fashion and shoe artistry of Vancouver's own John Fluevog--along with his original partner, Peter Fox--is showcased at the revitalized Museum of Vancouver (MOV).
Where: Museum of Vancouver
Cost:$12; $8 - $10 for kids, students and seniors
- Thursday, September 2 – Sunday, September 12
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
What: This Latin American film festival has documentaries, feature films, film panels and workshops.
Where: Various locations around Vancouver; see site for details
Cost: See site for details
Saturday, September 11
What: The annual Davie Day Street Festival is fun for the whole family with a heritage zone, kid zone, doggy zone, live music, and more.
Where:Davie Street from Burrard to Broughton, Downtown Vancouver
Cost: : Free
Thursday, September 16 – Sunday, September 26
Vancouver Global ComedyFest
What:The 7th annual ComedyFest brings comedy performers from across Canada and the US to Vancouver for a week of some of the best comedy around. Performers include Charlie Murphy, Tom Green and Gerry Dee.
Where: Various locations in Metro Vancouver; see site for details
Cost: Various; see site for details
Saturday, September 25
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
What:The annual moon festival combines Asian mid-autumn celebrations with western harvest festival traditions to create a beautiful community event. The event begins with a Harvest Fair at Slocan Park, continues with a Twilight Lantern Walk to the site of the grand finale at Renfrew Field.
Where: Slocan Park to Renfrew Field; see site for route schedule map
Saturday, September 25 – Monday, September 27
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: The VSO’s Opening Weekend
What:The VSO's 2010/2011 Season Opening weekend begins with beautiful, Romantic French classics, in a concert featuring sensational pianist Avan Yu.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville St., Vancouver
Cost: : $25 - $78.50
- Stanley Parkhas much to offer kids, from kiddie driving lessons to a farmyard to a free waterpark.
- Ongoing through September 6
100th Anniversary Fair at PNE Vancouver
What: The Fair at the PNE is fun for the whole family: over 800 performances and exhibits and more than 50 exciting rides and attractions.
Where: Pacific National Exhibition, 2901 E Hastings St., Vancouver
Cost: $15 admission; $39.75 ride pass; online discounts available—see site for details.
So swing into the fall in Vancouver with ease and enjoy all that this wonderful city has to offer!
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