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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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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

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Altar Boyz

  • Thursday, July 05, 2012 - Saturday, September 01, 2012
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: Revue Theatre
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Book by Kevin Del Aguila Music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker Conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The sinfully funny musical The Altar Boyz are bringing their Raise the Praise tour back to Vancouver in the summer of 2012! Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham can sing and dance with the best of them, and these heartthrobs want to praise... Visit Website

Curious - Royal BC Musuem at Wing Sang in Vancouver

  • Sunday, July 01, 2012 - Saturday, September 01, 2012 (Recurring monthly on the 1st)
  • Time: 10 am - 6pm
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Royal BC Museum at Wing Sang displays world-class exhibitions transported to Vancouver from the museum in Victoria. Experience the Royal BC Museum in the heart of Chinatown and enjoy the rich human and natural history of BC, displayed for the first time in Vancouver’s historic Wing Sang building. The modern galleries of the Royal BC Museum at Wing Sang are the perfect setting for visitors to... Visit Website

Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries

  • Sunday, July 01, 2012 - Saturday, September 01, 2012 (Recurring monthly on the 1st)
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Time: Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The blockbuster exhibition of the year! Imagine the thrill of discovering something new about a creature that lived millions of years ago. Since the first dinosaur fossil was identified almost 200 years ago, people have wondered how these fascinating animals lived, moved and behaved. Dinosaurs explores how paleontologists today use modern technologies, along with new discoveries and ideas, to inv... Visit Website

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

Categories:
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

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

Summer TheatreSports®

  • Thursday, July 05, 2012 - Saturday, September 01, 2012 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Vancouver TheatreSports League
  • Time: Thurs. 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat. at 8 pm, 10 pm
  • Location: Vancouver TheatreSports League
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This summer, Olympians won’t be the only gold medalists: at Summer TheatreSports®, the audience chooses a new improv comedy champion at every show! Teams of Vancouver’s hottest improvisers compete for laughs from the audience at this summer-themed improv show -- you’ll see why The Improv Centre carries the torch as Vancouver’s most popular improv comedy venue. Put on ... 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 Cultch presents Die Roten Punkte - Eurosmash!

Berlin's Prince and Princess of Indie Rock and Europop are back! Following sell-out shows in New York, Montreal, Dublin and Edinburgh, Otto and Astrid Rot present a tough choice between dancing and laughing, as these squabbling siblings kick out some mother-smashing jams. Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of The Conchords say ‘HALLO!' to your new favourite band.

The Fair at the PNE 2012

The Fair at the PNE features live shows for kids and families, daily concerts, cultural programming, the beloved Superdogs, mini donuts and Crazy Dogs, the PNE Prize Home and unique international and local shopping at the Marketplace. Come experience the best part of summer at the Fair at the PNE!  Located just 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver at Hastings and Renfrew.  Open daily.&nb... Visit Website

Vancouver Farmers Markets at Trout Lake

  • Saturday, May 12, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: Saturdays from 10am - 2pm
  • Location: North parking lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake (between Templeton and Lakewood, south of the 13th Avenue alley
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Calling all local food enthusiasts! Support local produce by stopping by Vancouver Farmers Markets.  Find delicious locally made food and enjoy knowing where your food comes from and who cultivates it. Vancouver Farmers Markets Date: Saturdays Time: 10am - 2pm Cost: Free Location: North parking lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake (between Templeton and Lakewood, south of the 13th Ave... Visit Website