Here’s what’s happening in Metro Vancouver this weekend

This weekend is going to be a busy one if you want to get out of the house. From cultural celebrations to pounding the pavement — a ton of events are on the go around Metro Vancouver.

More than 500,000 people are expected to converge in Surrey this weekend, as the city hosts its annual Khalsa Day Vaisakhi Parade.


The area around Newton will be packed on Saturday. One of the most important festivals in the Sikh calendar, Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade organizers claim it is the largest in the world.

The parade begins at 12885 85th Ave., at the Gurdwara Sahib Dashmesh Darbar.

The City of Surrey says on Saturday, April 20, full road closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the following areas:

  • 128 Street between 88 Avenue and 72 Avenue,
  • 75/76 Avenue between 124 Street and 128 Street
  • 124 Street between 82 Avenue and 75 Avenue
  • 82 Avenue between 124 Street and 128 Street

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(Google Maps, CityNews Image)

In Vancouver, the annual 4-20 celebrations are also on the go Saturday.

It’s down at Sunset Beach in the city’s West End, so you may want to make sure you’re upwind if you don’t like the smell of cannabis.

The City of Vancouver says the unsanctioned event is expected to bring hundreds of people and vendors to the area.

The city says due to the event, the Vancouver Aquatic Centre; the Sunset Beach washrooms; and the parking lots at Sunset Beach, English Bay, and the aquatic centre will be closed.

Meanwhile, BC Place is going country this weekend.

Nickelback, Luke Bryan, and Dierks Bentley are headlining the first-ever Coast City Country.

The boys from Hanna, Albt. are on stage Friday night, while the U.S. superstars do their thing Saturday night.

If you need something healthy after all that celebrating, the Vancouver Sun Run goes on Sunday.

It’s the 40th addition of the 10-kilometre run, one of the largest races of its kind in North America.

Road closures are in place on Sunday for downtown and near Stanley Park, so if you’re thinking of travelling into the city that day, maybe look to take transit.

And Sunday night, fans will be flocking to Rogers Arena to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Nashville Predators in the Canucks first playoff game at home in nine years.

If you’re hoping to see your Canucks go up against the Predators in person, expect to shell out a decent amount of cash.

For a game at Rogers Arena, the cheapest you’ll find is about $530 for a pair of tickets in the upper bowl. For lower bowl seats, if you want to be right up against the action, a pair of tickets being resold through Ticketmaster is posted for $6,000 apiece — for a grand total of over $12,000.

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