Arrival Agency's summer food festival is back—bigger and better and now happening on the Canada Day Long Weekend. Featuring expansive programming all weekend long. Consistently named one of the city’s top food events by attendees and critics alike, the weekend-long celebration of food culture in Vancouver and beyond is now in its sixth year.

New this year are local and international culinary talent collaborating on dinners, a giant outdoor brunch, and a Canada Day BBQ with live music. This is all in addition to Food For Thought, a food-centric TED Talks-style speaker series, and the festival’s flagship event the Street Food Showdown, a gathering of the city's top food carts, restaurants, and breweries. All of this will take place at the YVR Food Fest site in the Olympic Village (215 West 1st Ave).




Monday July 3
YVR Food Fest in the Olympic Village (215 West 1st Ave)
11am - 3pm

A unique event, and the first of it’s kind in Vancouver! A gigantic outdoor brunch that feature every conceivable type of delicious brunch fare from some of the city’s best restaurants and cafés. In addition to the main event, we’ll be staging multiple food/drink events: a Caesar competition, a breakfast sandwich cook-off, and a cold-brew kegger featuring the city’s best coffee roasters. 


You have questions, we have answers!


Do children get in free?
Yes! Children under 12 get in free to all daytime YVR FOOD FEST events. 

Can I bring my dog to YVR FOOD FEST?
Yes! But please make sure it's on a leash and well-behaved. 

Will there be shade and places to sit?
Yes! There is ample shade and seating! But bring a hat and sunscreen!

Will there be alcohol?
Yes! There will be beer, wine, and cocktails at YVR Food Fest. You will not be relegated to a beer garden either. You are free to drink throughout the festival premises.   

Will there be vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options?
Yes! We will post all the participating food vendors closer to the event. 

Will there be bike valet?
Yes! It is located at the entrance along the Seawall.

Are there ins and out?

Will there be an ATM?

How much do food and drinks cost?
Every vendor sets their own prices, but food items range from $2,50 to $15 (roughly). Beer and wine will be $5 a glass.  

How do I get to YVR FOOD FEST?
YVR FOOD Fest takes place at 215 West 1st Avenue (between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village). The site is next to the Seawall and a short walk from the Canada Line’s Olympic Village Station, the Aquabus’ Spyglass Place Dock, and major bus routes along Broadway, Cambie, Main, and West 2nd Avenue. Enter along the Seawall. 

What does a General Admission ticket include?
General Admission tickets get you into the event. If you purchase them in advance, they also come with one beverage.. 

What are Taster Tokens?
Taster Tokens are the currency at VYR FOOD Fest and can be exchanged for food at all participating vendors. Taster Tokens are not tied to your tickets, so you are free to distribute them however you like. 

Will there be tickets at the door?
Yes, but we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. General Admission tickets purchased in advance come with a free drink. 





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