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billy barker daysCalling all fun-in-the-sun seekers in BC’s Cariboo District and beyond! Quesnel’s famous annual Billy Barker Days festival is on again from July 13-16, 2017. If you’re in Prince George, Barkerville, Williams Lake and other parts of the Cariboo, don’t miss these four days of non-stop entertainment, action, fun and excitement.

Billy Barker Days – Great Community and Family Fun!

Billy Barker Days is an annual, family-oriented celebration of the Quesnel community, the Cariboo district, and BC’s rich mining history. Billy Barker is a legend in these parts. He was the first to strike big gold in the Cariboo back in the 1800s, spawning the Gold Rush, and he founded the town of Barkerville.
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bc spring/summer carnival

At the time of writing this, there’s no more waiting for BC’s spring and summer carnival season to begin. But you may have to wait in line for some of Shooting Star’s awesome amusement rides.

When lining up, we urge you to PLEASE observe some rules of courtesy and safety. We have seen an alarming uptick in poor line behaviour, particularly line cutting, so we’re offering this guide in the hope that everyone can have a controversy-free day at one of our carnivals.

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canada day surrey

Start planning for the party of the year! Because Surrey, BC, is the place to be July 1st 2017 for Canada’s 150th birthday! It’s the biggest and best Canada Day celebration in all of western Canada.

All of us at Shooting Star Amusements are immensely proud of this great country and grateful for the opportunities it has provided. So we are pumped to once again bring our midway fun to Canada Day in Surrey and share the fun with everyone.

Head for the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park, right next to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, for a jam-packed day of rides, food, amusements, music, and fireworks!

By the way… admission is FREE!

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point grey fiesta

A review on Facebook reads: “Best west side celebration there is. A truly neighbourhood event, it’s always wonderful to connect with others in the area. There is a ton of fun to be had!”

That sums up the Point Grey Fiesta perfectly.

If you’re anywhere in or near the Vancouver area, head to the 2017 Point Grey Fiesta from Friday June 16th through Sunday June 18th.

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Lumby Days 2017

Want to take part in one of the best community celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday in one of the nation’s most beautiful spots? Then come to Lumby, BC, from Friday June 9th through Sunday June 11th, 2017!

Just 25km east of Vernon, nestled in the stunning Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, the friendly, family-oriented town of Lumby has an annual fair that’s renowned far and wide. It’s called Lumby Days.

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oak bay tea partyWho wants to attend a carnival that has a spectacular airshow, a colourful parade, a hilarious bathtub race, and dazzling fireworks, all set in the picturesque scenery of Vancouver Island? Shooting Star does, for starters! Hold on to your hats because there could almost be too much fun in Victoria on the first weekend of June. It’s time for the 2017 Oak Bay Tea Party

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group outing ideas / bc spring carnivalDo you have a special event coming up and are racking your brain how to make it super fun? Are you searching for a great idea for your social group, your club, your company department, or even your sporting team? Group outings to pubs and restaurants are OK, but you want something that will really entertain and bond people.

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Popular Shooting Star Rides for BC’s 2017 Carnival SeasonWhat are your strongest memories of going to carnivals and fairs as a child? Whenever I ask people that question, their faces light up and they think back to a time of pure innocence and joy. Then the answers come. Some say the famous mini-donuts. Others recall the midway games and happy times in the great weather. But everyone, without exception, remembers their favourite amusement rides.

Whenever you think of a carnival, you think rides. As you approach one, the big rides are the very first things that come into view, generating excitement no matter how old you are.  Read More »

spring and summer carnivals BCWhen a carnival arrives in your British Columbia town, you know your kids will not let you off the hook about taking them to it. You have to admit, though, a visit to a carnival in the spring or summer in BC is a great chance for the whole family to get outside and shake off the rainy weather blahs. If it’s the summer when school’s out, a day or two at a carnival can ease the pressure on you to come up with yet another activity that will keep the kids from dying of boredom. Read More »

Rutland May Days ProposalRutland May Days 2017 is fast approaching! We know the word gets overused, but Kelowna’s best annual carnival festival is going to be AWESOME!

Going into its 58th year, making it Kelowna’s longest running festival, Rutland May Days for 2017 will run from May 19th to 21st.

Of course, while the memories made at Rutland May Days are priceless, it’s certainly true that some families feel like an outing to the carnival can leave a big hole in their wallets. It’s not because the event itself is expensive; it’s more about knowing how to keep track of dollars and make them stretch farther. We have some easy tips to help you take the family to this year’s event, get the most out of it, and not break the bank. Read More »

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