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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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1 Dream 1 School: One Night of Empowering Entertainment

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: St. Andrew's-Wesley Church
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Two hundred voices raised in song make a joyful noise. On October 20, 2012 at 7:30PM  in Vancouver's historic St. Andrew's-Wesley Church, that joy will be harnessed to create a bright new future for thousands of children in Ethiopia. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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

Artists for Conservation Festival at Grouse Mountain

  • Saturday, October 13, 2012 - Sunday, October 21, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Location: Grouse Mountain, The Peak of Vancouver
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Artists for Conservation opens its doors on Saturday, Oct 13 with master wildlife and nature artists at the Artists for Conservation Festival in Vancouver. From October 13 – 21st at Grouse Mountain, the 10-day international art and environmental education event will bring out the leading nature and wildlife artists from around the world – including Robert Bateman - and immerse visitor... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Master Class

Inspired by the legendary Maria Callas, this Tony Award-winning play opens in a master class at Juilliard, where the world's greatest soprano is more interested in teaching life lessons than opera. The tempestuous yet vulnerable diva muses on her past-her transformation from stocky to sleek, triumphs at La Scala, feuds with rival singers, and a doomed affair with billionaire Aristotle Onassis. Not... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents She Stoops to Conquer

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
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Romantic tomfoolery and mistaken identities abound in Goldsmith's classic comedy of manners. When shy-with-the ladies Charles Marlow sets off to the country to meet his blind date, Kate Hardcastle, a practical joke convinces him that Hardcastle manor is a luxury inn. Treating one's prospective in-laws as hired help is hardly advisable, but when it appears that Charles is quite a charmer with women... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Unplugging

Two women seek shelter in a freezing, desolate landscape of post-apocalyptic Canada. They must rely solely on each other for survival. To their surprise, they begin to thrive, reviving the skills for living off the land that were taught to them by their elders. But their hard-won peace is interrupted by the sudden arrival of a charismatic young man, whose very presence threatens their existence. ... Visit Website

Ballet Off Broadway

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Location: Centennial Theatre North Vancouver
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Ballet Off Broadway tells the story of a young dancer who arrives in the big city. The fading ballerina, who is threatened by her beauty and talent to showcase the talents of his dancers, using the variety of Broadway and the backstage shenanigans to express a variety of styles.  Ballet Off Broadway & Other Works opens with ‘Raymonda’ excerpts: pure classical ballet with a con... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre presents Chelsea Hotel

Leonard Cohen's powerful and inspirational music and lyrics are the heartbeat for Chelsea Hotel, an illusory world full of enchantment, desire, passion and love. Haunted by memories of his tumultuous love life, a Writer checks into New York's infamous Chelsea Hotel desperate to find the words and inspiration for his next song. Wading through past relationships, he reluctantly comes face to face ... Visit Website

Grave Tales at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Join Fort Langley's expert storytellers for 90 minutes of spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations from Fort Langley’s past. Be prepared to walk through various terrain, rain or shine as you weave through the village of Fort Langley from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson’s Bay Company fort where you’ll warm up around a cozy bonfire. Ag... Visit Website

Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park: SCARY FAIRY TALES

  • Friday, October 05, 2012 - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Stanley Park Miniature Train
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Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park FEE FI FO FUN! The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost train presents SCARY FAIRY TALES!!!  Scary Fairy Tales The train has left the station and there's no turning back! You're in the deep dark woods now! Might as well just bite the apple, hang on to your beanstalk and spot as many golden eggs as you can. Come see what's crawling up Rapunzel's hair?...and why... Visit Website

Museum of Anthropology presents Luminescence: The Silver of Peru

Aboriginal Culture

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents a rich & radiant exploration of Peruvian history and culture in its new exhibition Luminescence: The Silver of Peru. The first-of-its-kind in Canada, the exhibition traces the country’s long history of silverwork – from the pre-Columbian era to the modern age - and the fascination with the metal’s luminescent qualities. For ... Visit Website

North Shore International Film Series

  • Monday, October 01, 2012 - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 24, Nov 14
  • Location: Park & Tilford Cineplex
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North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents The North Shore International Film Series.  All films are screened at Park and Tilford Cineplex, 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver. Please see for complete film bios and preview.

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents: Sans Brush at CitcyScape Community Art Space

  • Friday, September 28, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Varies
  • Location: CityScape Community Art Space
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Sans Brush Sept 28 - Oct 20, 2012 Opening reception: Thursday September 27th @ 7:00PM-9:00PM This group exhibit ignites a technical curiosity by exploring the unconventional process of painting without a brush and how alternative tools and methods affect the various elements, such as texture, depth and shape. Twenty-five artists are highlighted, displaying diverse styles. Their paint applicati... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents The Spitfire Grill

  • Friday, September 21, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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A young woman leaves prison, only to learn that a second chance isn't easy to come by. From the beloved film, an uplifting and inspiring story of personal redemption and the reawakening of a small Wisconsin town.  

Pants on Fire - Vancouver TheatreSports League

Pants on Fire combines all the best parts of a talk show, a tabloid, and short-form improv comedy. Each night, a special guest takes the stage to tell tall tales. Whether they’re true or false... who knows? Along with the help of a suspicious show host and the lie detecting senses of the audience, the VTSL ensemble will sleuth their way to the truth and see if our special guest can swear to... Visit Website

River District Farmer's Market

  • Saturday, September 15, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012 (Every Saturday)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Location: River District Centre
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The River District community is proud to present Southeast Vancouver’s first Farmers Market on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:00am at the Kerr Street Plaza (located at the foot of Kerr Street and East Kent Avenue). The market will run once-a-week on Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm for a 6 week period during the autumn harvest season (from September 15th - October 27th, 2012). ... 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

SFU Men's Hockey Hosts TWU - Canadian Cancer Society "Game Plan" Night

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Bill Copeland Arena
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SFU Men's Hockey takes on the Trinity Western University Spartans on October 20th at Bill Copeland Arena. This game is hosted in conjunction with the Canadian Cancer Society and the "Game Plan" initiative. Puck drop is at 7:00 pm but be sure to come early to catch some of the free prizes and information packages handed out by the Society. Game nights at Copeland include a food concession... Visit Website

That Barista Thing 2012: Vancouver International Latte Art Competition

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Location: Library Square @ Vancouver Public Library
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That Barista Thing is a celebration of Barista Culture proudly supported by BLENZ COFFEE. Held in the stunning Library Square Promenade, find many activities for the whole family to participate in, including caricature drawings, free beverages, tea tastings; matcha demonstration; canvas painting and lots more! The signature event on the main stage is The 4th Vancouver International Latte Ar... Visit Website

The 14th Annual West Coast Guitar Night

The 14th Annual West Coast Guitar Night features an all star cast of acoustic guitarists showcasing live Jazz, Classical, Folk, Brazilian, Celtic, and Flamenco music. For additional information please visit   

The 2012 Laneway House Tour

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • Time: 1 - 5PM
  • Location: Laneway Houses
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When: Saturday, October 20th Time:1-5pm for the Where: Vancouver Heritage Foundation The Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s third annual Laneway House Tour. This unique self-guided tour and fundraising event takes you inside 7 recently completed laneway houses in Vancouver. Laneway housing can be a great way to preserve historic streetscapes while quietly densifying neighbourhoods and ... Visit Website

The Great Big Boo! at PNE Forum

The Great Big Boo! is the ultimate family Halloween experience that combines a theatrical musical show with trick-or-treating fun! This highly anticipated event is a safe, dry and non-scary Halloween experience that will captivate and delight audience members of all ages. Dress up in you favourite Halloween costume and go trick-or-treating with the stars of the show after the curtain closes. Loc... Visit Website

Theatre at UBC presents Spoils of Troy

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre
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Spoils of Troy October 18 - 20 Adapted from the works of Euripides by John Barton and Kenneth Cavendar, directed by Tom Scholte Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre Four selections from the acclaimed 10-play cycle, The Greeks, recounting the emotional and psychological effects of the Trojan War on both the warriors from Greece and the Trojan survivors.

Vancouver Art Gallery presents TRAFFIC: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980

  • Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Sunday, January 20, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM; Tuesdays 10:00AM-9:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Art Gallery
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September 29th, 2012 marks the opening day of the Vancouver Art Gallery's TRAFFIC exhibition, featuring Conceptual Art in Canada from 1965-1980. For more detailed information visit

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

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