12 Months of Hostelling - HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach

June is a great time to come to Jericho! Our neighborhood has awesome events happening throughout the month. The great Nights and Bike accommodation package gives you access to some of Vancouver’s best outdoor highlights so if you’re bored, you only have yourself to blame!


  • Package includes 2 nights in a multi-share room and a full day bike rental.
  • Valid from June 1-30.
  • Call 1.866.762.4122 and quote: 2NIGHTBIKE when making your reservation.
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer and cannot be extended. Additional nights are at standard HI member rates. Price based on HI member rates.

Need nourishment for your ride? HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach has an excellent onsite café, the NSCS Discovery Café at the hostel has breakfast and lunch ‘to go’ options that are great to take on your bike ride.


Bike Month: All month long, Kitsilano, free.

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) with the city of Vancouver and others promote sustainable transportation, and you can join as well! The area around HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach sports some of the best cycling routes in the city; the routes take you to 3 beaches in Kitsilano, and even across the bridge to the famous Stanley Park! Bring your own bike or rent from the hostel!

Bard on the Beach: May 31 - September 22, Vanier Park, tickets starting at $25.

A Vancouver summertime mainstay, Bard on the Beach is a must for the Shakespeare lover in all of us. Settled beneath the iconic red and white tents in Vanier Park, it’s just a half hour bus ride away from the hostel. The plays featured this year are: The Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Wives of Windsor, King John, andMacbeth. Grab a tea and some popcorn, and enjoy some spectacular performances in the fresh night air.

Vancouver Draw Down: June 9, 27 free workshops at 18 locations all across Vancouver!

Think you can't draw? Think again. Vancouver Draw Down is an annual, daylong celebration of drawing that challenges every single Vancouverite—young and old—to dispel their preconceptions about drawing, touch a pen to a piece of paper, and make a mark. If you can write your name, you can draw!

Dragon Boat Festival: June 15 - 17, Creekside Park and Community Centre, free.

This year marks the 24th annual celebration of the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. Join the crowds on the banks of False Creek as the brightly-coloured dragon boats vie for victory! The festival also includes local musical performances, a marketplace, beer garden, and some pretty amazing food. A true multicultural experience, the Dragon Boat festival is what Vancouver is all about!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take part in a Dragon Boat race? Read Cara’s blog about her experience.

Point Grey Fiesta: June 22 - 24, W 10th to Trimble Park, ride tickets starting at $25.

This annual start-of-summer festival complete with parade, stage performances, carnival rides, and games is great for kids and parents alike! The Spanish theme derives from the early Spanish exposure in 1791—in fact, we even have a beach called “Spanish Banks”. 

While the target audience is families, who doesn’t enjoy carnival food?

Greek Day: June 24, West Broadway between MacDonald and Blenheim, free.

Be Greek for a day, a mere 20 minute walk away from HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach! Greek Day has what all good festivals have: awesome food, music, kiosks, and entertainment. A pretty good way to spend a summer day!

Image credit: Flickr user kcxd

Author: Backpacker Buzz

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