Summer is a time of excitement, adventure, and exploration, and this year, Metropolis at Metrotown, BC’s largest shopping centre, is set to become the ultimate summer shopping destination. From July 21 to September 24, 2023, Metropolis at Metrotown will be a haven for visitors of all ages, offering an array of inspiring events, activities, and experiences that promise to make this summer one to remember.
Embrace the Outdoors at the New South Plaza
Step into a lively and inspiring summer oasis as the outdoor South Plaza transforms into a captivating space filled with creative art installations, comfortable seating, and delectable culinary experiences. Soak in the sunshine while enjoying sweet and savory treats and refreshing beverages, making the most of leisurely afternoons in this beautiful outdoor setting.
MET Passport Challenge – Fun and Rewards
Take part in the MET Passport Challenge for a chance to win fantastic prizes. Pick up your MET Passport Challenge booklet at the Guest Services centre and start collecting stamps from participating retailers throughout the mall. Earn stamps by trying free samples, taking selfies, making purchases, or collecting items from various businesses. Accumulate stamps to redeem them for mall merchandise and enter a draw for one of three $300 shopping sprees.
Indoor “Parks” – A Summer Playground
While exploring the shopping centre, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the vibrant indoor “mini parks” scattered throughout the premises. These delightful spaces are perfect for relaxing, taking photos, and enjoying picnics with friends and family. The largest park, located in the Grand Court, promises an experience filled with color, creativity, and joyful moments.
Be Enthralled by Inspiring Art Installations
Prepare to be captivated by the artistry of “Hymn to the Big Wheel,” an immersive sculptural work by acclaimed British artist Liz West. This awe-inspiring piece explores the interplay of color and natural light, inviting viewers to witness a mesmerizing display of colors blending and shifting before their eyes. Additionally, a hand-painted floor mural by artists Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean will grace the South Plaza, exuding a warm and welcoming ambiance that celebrates community and the spirit of summer.
Giving Back to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation
As part of their commitment to the community, Metropolis at Metrotown proudly supports the Burnaby Hospital Foundation this summer. The foundation provides vital healthcare services to over 500,000 families in East Vancouver and Burnaby. A percentage of the proceeds from Summer At The Met events and activities will be donated to the foundation, making your visit even more meaningful.
Pride Celebration with a Dance Performance
On August 4, join the celebration of Pride at Metropolis at Metrotown’s South Plaza with live dance performances by the FakeKnot Arts Society. This performance, curated by MASSIVart, honors the complexities of identity and culture through costume, sound, technology, and movement. Five performers will gracefully interact with Liz West’s “Hymn to the Big Wheel,” infusing the space with their vibrant kaleidoscope of colors through their dance movements.
Educational Summer Workshops
Discover a range of educational workshops to enrich your summer experience. Learn about planting and nurturing delicious herbs with The Heart Company, delve into arts and crafts, witness the skills of balloon artists, and enjoy live musical performances, among other exciting activities. Every workshop participant contributes to the community, as Metropolis at Metrotown will donate $5 for each attendee to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.
Visit the Metropolis at Metrotown website to view the full schedule of workshops and discover the complete list of events and activities awaiting you this summer.
Embrace the spirit of summer and create lasting memories at Metropolis at Metrotown. Whether you’re seeking artistic inspiration, delightful experiences with loved ones, or the joy of giving back to the community, Summer At The Met has something special for everyone. Mark your calendars and be ready to embark on an unforgettable journey of exploration and celebration.