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Vancouver and Car Free Day 2016

May 29, 2016

For families that have recently moved to Vancouver, one great way to get out and experience all that your new community has to offer this June is Car Free Day! An annual event that includes festivals and block parties all around the city, Car Free Day is all about celebrating the healthy, environmentally-conscious atmosphere that Vancouver citizens find so important.

This year marks the 12th Annual Car Free Day for the city of Vancouver, and the festivities take place on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19.

There are three main celebrations throughout the city, on Denman Street, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Each festival is planned by a committee of local volunteers and will include activities and attractions children and adults alike will love!

Main Street

The Main Street event takes place on Sunday, June 19 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will span 21 blocks! Filled with music from local bands, artisan markets for shopping and kid zones for your little ones to play, this family-friendly event is great for those located in the middle of the beautiful city of Vancouver.

Denman Street

For individuals who live on the West End of Vancouver, the Denman Street festival will be held on June 18 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Last year’s event included delicious food from area restaurants – enjoyed in the middle of the road – and an incredible selection of music from local bands. We are sure to see more of the same during the 2016 celebration.

Commercial Drive

Located further East, Commercial Drive will be closed from Venables Street to Grandview, offering 15 blocks of fun for local residents! The festivities take place on Sunday, June 19 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will include roller disco, drumming parades, music from local DJ’s and much more.

Kitsilano Block Parties

On top of these three expansive Car Free Day festivals, there is also an endless array of block parties for individuals living in the Kitsilano area of the city. A wonderful way to get to know your neighbors and enjoy a day without vehicles, each event is planned completely by you and your neighbors!

Here at Highland Movers Vancouver, we absolutely love the idea of Car Free Day and the way that it allows neighbors new and old to get to know each other better while enjoying an afternoon outside in the fresh air.

For families planning their big move to Vancouver, we are here to help you make the transition as easy as possible. From packing services to local and long distance moves, we can do it all. For more information and to request a free quote, visit us online or contact us by phone at 604-581-2300.