During the 2010 Olympic Games, downtown was transformed by performers who thrilled huge
international crowds with poise and skill, in what become a street performance Mega-Event.
Since then Downtown Vancouver (DVBIA) has worked closely with the street performance
community here to build upon that happy chapter of city history.
Vancouver’s public transportation system, called the Sky Train, allows visitors to reach the downtown core in minutes from any of these outer lying areas. Guests should be sure to visit the Granville Island Public Market, Stanley Park, and English Bay Beach during their time in the city as well, as they all provide an experience that is unique to this beautiful coastal city.
Canada Day Weekend – June 29th to July 1st, Granville Street will be taken over by some of
the world’s finest street entertainers. Comedians, acrobats, musicians and daredevils from all
over the world will be flown in to entertain massive crowds on the hugely popular Canada Day
EVENT: Vancouver International Busker Festival
WHEN: June 29 to July 1
WHERE: Granville Street between Smithe and Pender
WHO: International acts of all varieties
AGES: All ages
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Razor sharp machetes whizzing past your head
WHAT TO DO: Tip
WHAT NOT TO DO: Faint