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From the Polar Bear Swim on January 1 to the Festival of Lights in late December, festivals and other exciting events are happening all the time in Vancouver.

Remember that things do change, so be sure to confirm dates and times before making travel plans.

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Arts Club Theatre Company presents Blue Box

  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, November 01, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Revue Stage
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BLUE BOX Love, Lust, and Revolution from Chile to Canada   By Carmen Aguirre A Nightswimming Production   "Simmering with romance and politics" -Vancouver Weekly Based on writer and performer Carmen Aguirre's remarkable life, Blue Box is a story of terror and romance that takes you from the Chilean resistance movement during Pinochet's dictatorship to a passionate... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Educating Rita

EDUCATING RITA A Big-Hearted Comedy about Life Lessons   By Willy Russell   "Like watching a flower blossom in time-lapse photography" -Variety Feisty working-class hairdresser Rita is plenty street-smart but not book smart. Not yet. Determined to improve herself, she enrolls in Dr. Frank Bryant's literature course-and enters his life like a breath of fresh air. W... Visit Website

Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit

  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Sunday, November 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Time: Monday to Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Thursday: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Maritime Museum
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From swimming costumes to bikinis, bathing suits styles have fluctuated from the modest to the more revealing, all in a desire to make us fashionable by the water’s edge. As a city surrounded by water, going to the beach and owning a swimsuit is an essential part of both our wardrobe and our Vancouver identity. Drawing primarily on the collections of fashion historian Ivan Sayers, the Mari... Visit Website

Canadian Ski Patrol's present Winter Extreme Vancouver

  • Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Friday, October 20, 2023 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific National Exhibition
  • Time: October 19th 9:00AM to 6:00PM; October 20th 10:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Location: North Forum Building
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The Canadian Ski Patrol's Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swaps were started over 30 years ago. It raises funds to provide volunteer first aid and rescue services to the public. A swap is an event to which vendors and public consign their equipment for sale. It is in turn sold to the public for a small commission. 100% of swap proceeds support local volunteer first aid and rescue services. Date&... Visit Website

Celebrate Sea Otters at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • Monday, October 06, 2014 - Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Aquarium
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They're voracious eaters, playful swimmers, and perpetual groomers - and they're the star attraction this fall at the Vancouver Aquarium. Get to know the four resident sea otters and hear their amazing stories - from their heroic rescues, to finding a home at the Vancouver Aquarium where they contribute to valuable learning that has helped us hone our animal husbandry and rescue techniques. Plus,... Visit Website

Dressed in Drama

"Dressed in Drama", an exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver's chance to appreciate gorgeous pieces of art sewn with great consideration to design and colour. Collection of William Lau, acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist specializing in the art of Peking Opera. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Sunday, No... Visit Website

Gateway Theatre presents Conversations with My Mother

  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, October 25, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Location: Gateway Theatre
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Gateway Theatre presents Conversations with My Mother When your dead mom won't give up her ghost. After keeling over in her garden, family matriarch Hyacinth still roams the earth, despite the fact that she is very much dead. And while Hyacinth tries to give up her ghost, her grown daughters struggle with their own midlife crises: Lily wants to go back to college despite being thrown a curv... Visit Website


THE HAUNTED WITCH ACADEMY AT FLYOVER CANADA This Halloween, Broomelda is back and ready to all lead all aspiring witches and wizards through her Haunted Witch Academy at FlyOver Canada. Graduating is easy... Just survive! Meet with Broomelda to uncover the secret on how to graduate and then make your way through the spookily hunted hallways before taking off on a spellbinding flight across Can... Visit Website

Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park: Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden

  • Friday, October 10, 2014 - Saturday, November 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
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Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, themed by Halloween and other creepy tales. The theme for 2014 is "Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden". Friday, October 10 - Saturday, November 1, 2014 Closed Monday, October 13, 2014 for Thanksgiving Afternoon matinees Friday, Saturday, ... Visit Website

Jürgen Partenheimer, The Archive – The Raven Diaries

September 12 to November 9, 2014  The Archive - The Raven Diaries will be the first solo exhibition in Canada of work by acclaimed German artist Jürgen Partenheimer. Reflecting the diversity of the artist’s practice, the exhibition will comprise of works on paper, text, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, much of it produced in Vancouver in spring 2014 during his residency a... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents Sideshow

SIDESHOW Hold onto your hats for another round of improv and sketch comedy with the PT crew. A family-friendly favourite. It's time for another round of comedy improv - with a musical twist. Pacific Theatre is proud to present its annual comedy improv night, SIDESHOW, this year with an added bonus: music! Every year the troupes gather around Pacific Theatre's unique alley stage for a few nig... Visit Website

Seven Tyrants Theatre presents Judge Dee's Chinatown Haunted House

October 21-31, 2014 Every 2 minutes from 7:00pm to 10:00pm NOTE: The Haunted House will be CLOSED Monday, October 27 WARNING: Not for young children or the faint of heart! Join us again this year at Vancouver's fastest growing Halloween event. From October 1 to 31, we transform the Classical Chinese Garden into a terrifying Haunted House. eaturing over a dozen actors, dancers and musicians, t... Visit Website

Taste of Yaletown

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Thursday, October 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 12:00PM - 12:00AM
  • Location: Participating Yaletown Restaurants
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10th Annual Taste of Yaletown Taste of Yaletown returns for the 10th year as Vancouver's premier foodie event, showcasing the talents of chefs and culinary treasures of the best dining district in Vancouver. From October 16th-30th, 2014 Yaletown restaurants will showcase their creativity and talent offering special set menu options at set prices of $25, $35, $45 including innovative pairin... Visit Website

The Cultch presents Music Creates Opportunity

October 21-26, 2014 Bboyizm (Ottawa/Gatineau) Historic Theatre Music Creates OpportunityThe hugely popular IZM exploded onto The Cultch stage in 2012, and now choreographer Crazy Smooth returns with a new hybrid of rocking and b-boying! Brilliantly transitioning hip-hop and break dancing from the street to the stage, Bboyizm will thrill audiences with their virtuosic moves and high-flying ene... Visit Website

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors

The Vancouver Art Gallery will be transformed into the Court of China's Emperors for the landmark exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors. From October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015, nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing's Palace Museum will come under the spotlight at the Gallery. This exhibition will mark another important milestone in the Vanco... Visit Website

The Vancouver Writers Fest

The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations. For the past 27 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers and by offering a vibrant excha... Visit Website

Over the past three decades, Vancouver-based painter Landon Mackenzie has produced an impressive body of large-scale painting that addresses mechanisms of perception and the way we situate ourselves in the world. This exhibition traces correlations between different bodies of her work and the paintings of Emily Carr, an artist who has been a touchstone for Mackenzie throughout her career. Sept... Visit Website

Vancouver Foodie Tours presents World’s Best Food Truck Tour

  • Tuesday, June 03, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Time: 10:45 am
  • Location: Burrard St. @ Smithe St, beside Japadog Food Cart
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5 courses, 7 tastings, 9 stories, 2 hours of tantalizing fun. Gourmet hot dogs that'll have you panting and drooling for more. Canada Top Chef's favorite Vancouver food cart, achingly fresh seafood plucked from our waters, and chocolate chili cookies are just some of the things that will go down on this tour. Get ready to experience Vancouver street food like never before. All tastings included.... Visit Website

Vancouver Heritage Foundation Fall 2014 Programming

There are still many opportunities to experience and learn about Vancouver's built heritage this fall!   Fall 2014 Talks: Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Challenges Facing Wood Window Retention on Heritage Projects Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 12:00PM - 1:30PM Admission: $12.00 Heritage and the SRO's Old School: Maintaining Heritage Buildings Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 12:00PM - 1... Visit Website

Victorian Vancouver: Family Portraits

  • Monday, September 01, 2014 - Friday, November 28, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Venue: Roedde House Museum
  • Time: Various Times
  • Location: Roedde House Museum
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In its 128-year history, the city of Vancouver has seen immense change and amidst its iconic city of glass buildings, it's hard to see visible traces of an older history. Opening on Saturday August 30th at the Roedde House Museum, a new exhibit called "Victorian Vancouver: Family Portraits" will tell the story of three families from distinct cultures who were foundational pioneers in Vi... Visit Website


A comedy of tragic proportions by Denise Clarke. ‘Wag is many things — a meditation on life, a storytelling dance piece, and a waltz party — but ultimately, it’s good fun.’ (Calgary Herald) October 21 - 25, 2014 8:00PM Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street. Price: $20.00 - $30.00 For more information or ticket purchases, visit the website here.

Wynne Powell Wild North America Photo Exhibit

  • Friday, October 10, 2014 - Saturday, November 08, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
  • Time: During Aquarium hours.
  • Location: Vancouver Aquarium
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Witness wild North America through the camera lens of former London Drugs president and CEO and current CEO of Sonora Resort, Wynne Powell, in the Aquarium’s Teck Engagement Gallery during the month of October.