Labour Day Top Things to Do

As the end of Vancouver’s summer season approaches us and families ready for back-to-school, we’ve decided to put together a roundup of some top things to do for the Labour Day long weekend to make sure you end your summer with a bang!

For the adventure seekers, enjoy a weekend escape up to the award-winning Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler where you can combine your stay with an exhilerating Ziptrek Eagle Tour. Wake up to a tasty breakfast at Aura restaurant ($15 credit per person) followed by a breathtaking tour with five ziplines, including a 2000ft monster zipline that drops 20 storeys. The Adventure Package boasts spectacular panoramic views of Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains as you cross treetop suspension bridges and sky-high viewing platforms that connect the ziplines, up to 200ft above the valley floor.

Outdoorsy type? Pack up a picnic and head down to the beach with friends to unwind and achieve that tan you never had the time to get this summer (last chance!) Or if you’re in the downtown area, go for a bike ride or enjoy a stroll along the Seawall and finish your trek with a warm cup of Caffe Artigiano. With 6 cafes downtown you are sure to find one nearby. Have you checked out their newest café on Robson Street?

Spend the weekend planning a fall trip to a brand new food and wine festival taking place in Osoyoos from September 14-16th. O! Osoyoos Celebrates is a three day culinary extravaganza, showcasing the growing profile of this small community which is booming with talented chefs, leading winemakers and dedicated farmers. Full weekend tickets are available online for $150.

For the social media savvy, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is asking you to Take Us With You. Take a photo of you with your favourite bottle of Tinhorn Creek wine wherever you go this long weekend and submit it on their Facebook contest page for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Tinhorn Creek including return airfare ($800 travel voucher), 2 nights at the Tinhorn Creek Guest Suites ($700 value), car rental ($150 value), dinner for 2 at Miradoro Restaurant ($150 value), and a VIP tour!

Enjoy long balmy days in Osoyoos, where summer is still in full swing. Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa is still serenading summer with a fun package to stay at the South Okanagan’s leading five star resort. Stay for one night – save 10%, two nights – save 20%, or stay three nights – save 30%. Book until September 30th and use promo code “HAPPY”. Enjoy stunning patios at both NK’MIP Cellars and Mica Restaurant, learn about the culture of this incredible corner of BC at the NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre, or take in a round of golf on Canada’s only desert links course.

Looking for the ultimate long weekend party? Call up your girlfriends for a night on the town and join the newly renovated Bar None nightclub for the My Boyfriends Out of Town Labour Day long weekend party this Sunday from 10pm until late. Vancouver’s fun and beautiful ladies will enjoy an evening filled with glamorous ambience, exciting eye candy and lots of pink sparkling, while listening to classic songs spun by DJs SKLA & Johnny Omega. Tickets $15 on Ticketzone.