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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.

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17th Annual Chinatown Night Market

  • Friday, May 18, 2012 - Sunday, September 09, 2012 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 6:30PM-11PM; every Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Location: 100 block Keefer Street
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A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicrafts and fashionable gifts.  Tempt your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before. The street market contains booths with different merchandises on sale including artistic handicrafts, creative gifts & decors, modern electronics, fashionable clothes, popular music CD, VCD, DVD, and deliciou... Visit Website

2012 Special Events at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Vive les voyageurs Winter Festival January 28-29 Historic Boot Camp & Historic Half Marathon February 18-19 Spring Break March 10-25 Easter Egg Hunt April 8; Easter Egg Hunt 1 pm Victoria Day May 21 Learn to Camp Weekend June 16 (pre-registration required) Aboriginal Day at Fort Langley June 23 Canada Day July 1 Parks Day July 21 The 2012 Prospera Valley Granfondo July 22 Ride into History Jul... Visit Website

Blueberry Tea & Pony Rides at Richmond Nature Park

  • Sunday, August 05, 2012 - Sunday, August 05, 2012
  • Time: 11AM - 4PM
  • Location: Richmond Nature Park
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Locally grown and freshly picked blueberries donated by the Blueberry Council of BC will be sold at the Richmond Nature Park Sunday, August 5, from 11:00am - 4:00pm. Savour the best blueberry pie in town - made fresh that morning and kindly donated by ABC Country Restaurant.  Proceeds from the sale of blueberries and pies support education programs at the Richmond Nature Park. This popular a... Visit Website

Bull's-Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships at Whistler Creekside

From local legends to world champions, the BBQ Champs pits the best of the best against each other in heated BBQ competitions all weekend long. Come down and see the pros in action, ride the mechanical bull, sample some of the best BBQ you will ever eat, or just relax on Whistler's sunniest patio. For the event schedule, check out http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/todo/events/detail/bbqchamps/ind... Visit Website

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens presents Misao Miriam Batts: Beyond the Horizon

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden is excited to present Misao Miriam Batts' solo exhibition during August, 2012. Miriam is a well-known artist across Canada. Her masterpieces range from magnificent mountain paintings to adorable doll creations. With a passion for Chinese brush paintings and for nature, Miriam produces paintings with a natural peacefulness, featuring landscape elements suc... Visit Website

Journeying into Form: The Mountain Goat Wool Project at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

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Aboriginal Culture

Following the groundbreaking exhibition Time Warp: Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast presented by the Bill Reid Gallery in 2010-11, the Gallery is please to introduce Kwakwaka'wakw-Haida textile artist Meghann O'Brien and her first solo international exhibition: Journeying Into Form: The Mountain Goat Wool Project. Curated by the artist under the guidance of Martine Reid, Bill Re... Visit Website

Klahowya Village back for 2012

Categories:
Aboriginal Culture

Enjoy the warmth of our Aboriginal Summer Village and join the excitement in 2012. Klahowya Village in Vancouver's Stanley Park is an authentic Aboriginal tourism experience like no other you've seen. We welcome you to visit, celebrate and experience our vibrant culture through song, dance, art and cuisine! More information will be available soon at http://www.aboriginalbc.com/klahowya-village/&... Visit Website

Mexico Fest 2012

  • Sunday, September 05, 2010 - Sunday, September 16, 2012
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Various
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Mexico Fest 2012 encompasses 11days of art exhibit, music, culinary celebration, a gala dinner, a golf tournament and the 5th edition of the Fiesta Mexico Independencia. This year's focus will be on the beautiful Banderas Bay and the preferred tourist destinations of Western Canadians: Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. The Fiesta Mexico Independence will be on Saturday September 8th from 12:... Visit Website

Museum of Vancouver: special 2-for-1 deal for August!

This August, bring your out-of-town guest to the MOV and you'll get in for free. It's a 2-for-1!  Show your ID with your local address (anywhere in Greater Vancouver) and your guest's out of town ID, and one of you gets in for free.   You get to be a great host, while picking up on local history tidbits to impress future guests with. For more information contact MOV at 604.736.4... Visit Website

Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver [Special Exhibition]

Visitors will get a glimpse of Vancouver's big city lights of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s in this exhibition of the MOV's neon sign collection. The remarkable signs, some lit for the first time since they were rescued from the junk yard, are accompanied by the tale of how the city went through a war of aesthetics that resulted in a transition of the very way Vancouver imagines itself. In this ... Visit Website

Playland Amusement Park

Get ready for another season full of fun as Playland opens for the 2012 season! This year you'll get a full season of ATMOSFEAR as well as all your favourite rides like the classic wooden roller coaster, the Corkscrew, Revelation, Hellevator and Drop Zone. And don't miss all the midway games and your favourite foods like cotton candy and mini-donuts. If you don't have your season pass yet, visit ... Visit Website

Reading the Riot Boards: Mini Exhibition of the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot boards at Museum of Vancouver

Following the riot on June 15, 2011 after the Vancouver Canucks lost game seven of the Stanley Cup finals, broken windows on downtown businesses were hastily boarded up with sheets of plywood. The day after the riot fans and others met to clean up the city and began to leave messages on the boards - condemning the violence and looting, professing their love for the city, and stating “this i... Visit Website

Rogers Arena Tours

  • Wednesday, May 04, 2011 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
  • Location: Rogers Arena
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For 15 years, Rogers Arena has been thrilling and entertaining fans. For 15 years, our Vancouver Canucks have battled on the ice in the race to capture the title of Stanley Cup Champions. For 15 years, we have staged the best entertainment the music industry has to offer. We have opened our doors and welcomed over 21 million people. We have even reveled in Olympic gold when the Canadian women's a... Visit Website

Sculptors’ Society of British Columbia Exhibition and Sale

For the last four years, the Sculptors’ Society of British Columbia has held their summer show in the open air, surrounded by the natural beauty of the garden. The experience of walking through the various shapes and forms presented in stone, wood, clay, mixed media and bronze, makes one realize that though history mankind has created objects for pleasure and also to pass on ideas, beliefs a... Visit Website

TEA FOR TWO AT THE VANDUSEN GARDENS

Truffles Café at VanDusen Botanical Garden is now serving a ‘proper' Afternoon Tea complete with three-tier tray of goodies, ceramic tea pots and cups, organic and private label teas. Afternoon Tea in the Garden is offered for $35.00 for 2 OR $60.00 for 4 and includes: Choice of daily sandwich Freshly made scone Large croissant Coconut macaroons and shortbread cookies ... Visit Website

That which makes us Haida: the Haida language

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Aboriginal Culture

This exhibition documents the last remaining fluent speakers of the Haida language and explores the three remaining dialects found in Alaska, Old Massett and Skidegate through portraits taken by Vancouver-based photographer Farah Nosh over the last eight years and interviews with the last fluent speakers in these communities. These men and women (the youngest is now 65 years old) who grew up w... Visit Website

The Tempest - Carousel Theatre's Teen Shakespeare Program

  • Friday, July 27, 2012 - Saturday, August 11, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm, with 2:00pm matinees on Saturdays
  • Location: Performance Works Outdoor Stage
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FREE for the whole family! This summer, young castaways brave the forces of nature and enchantment! Carousel Theatre’s Teen Shakespeare Program conjures up a classic tale of fate, magic and imagination in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Duke Prospero and his daughter Miranda are exiled to a remote island. With the aid of his slave Caliban and the sprite Ariel, Prospero summons a tempest... Visit Website

Theatre Under the Stars 2012

Theatre Under the Stars presents its 66th season:  two award-winning family musicals, performed at Malkin Bowl in beautiful Stanley Park! For full details visit http://www.tuts.ca/.   TITANIC: A NEW MUSICAL Book by Peter Stone and Music by Maury Yeston Directed and Choreographed by MAX REIMER Music Direction by KEVIN MICHAEL CRIPPS AND THE MUSIC MAN  ... Visit Website

Vancouver Pride Parade

  • Sunday, August 05, 2012 - Sunday, August 05, 2012
  • Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: Downtown Vancouver
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Each year, the annual Pride Parade draws more than 600,000 people. The 34th annual Pride Parade - located in the heart of Vancouver's West End - is the event of the summer! The Vancouver Pride Parade route travels along Robson street to Denman, follows to Beach Avenue and ends at Sunset Beach Pride Festival event. 2011 Pride Parade award winners: Special thanks to our judges, Samantha Jo Simm... Visit Website