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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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Festival of Cinema for Change - "Addressing Violence Against Women"

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sunday, April 21, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (Simon Fraser University-Vancover Campus)
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S.A.F.E.S. has put together a festival of films from South Asia "Addressing Violence Against Women." The festival will take place April 19 - April 21 at SFU Harbour Centre and at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodward's). The guest of honour will be Samar Minallah, a much awarded filmmaker from Islamabad, Pakistan, who has been a prominent activist for women's rights. A festival of... Visit Website

James Hart - The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), Exhibition

James Hart, Exhibition The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) November 2012 to March 9, 2014 In late 2009, artist James Hart began designing a large-scale sculpture titled The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and began carving the work in 2010. This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for t... Visit Website

Make Music Vancouver: Tune The City

  • Thursday, March 21, 2013 - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (Recurring monthly on the 21st)
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Vancouver Block
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March 20th: Spring. Last season before our big celebration. In order to prepare the city for this great event we will be hosting a series of musical flash mobs on the 21st of every month at 21:00 (9pm), starting tomorrow. For our first one we will all meet in front of the Vancouver Block on Granville and Georgia to collectively play the "A" note on our very many different instruments... 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

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

The Columbia presents Sunday Blues Revue

  • Sunday, February 03, 2013 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: The Columbia
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Enjoy the New Orleans style venue, newly-renovated, for some blues by some of the finest musicians in this vintage show lounge every Sunday night for Sunday Blues Revue. Date: Every Sunday evening starting February 3, 2013 Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Location: The Columbia, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster Visit the website at http://www.thecolumbia.ca for more information.

UBC MOA presents Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists

  • Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: UBC Museum of Anthropology
  • Time: Tuesdays 10AM-9PM; Wednesdays-Sundays 10AM-5PM; Closed Mondays
  • Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology
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Following the universal theme of voyage, the first major Canadian group exhibition of contemporary artists from the Middle Eastern region arrives at MOA in Spring of 2013. Guest curated by Fereshteh Daftari, Safar/Voyage’s scope takes viewers from the planet earth, down to maps, and further to specific cities such as Tehran and Cairo, after which it proceeds to reveal internal and meditativ... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Hope at Dawn: Watercolours by Emily Carr and Charles John Collings

The medium of watercolour is one of the most challenging used by artists. After the pigment has been placed on paper, change is not possible and the artist must possess considerable skill to achieve his or her artistic goal. Two major artists working in British Columbia in the first half of the twentieth century used watercolour extensively: Emily Carr and Charles John Collings. At the Vancouve... Visit Website

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Thursday, April 04, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Varies by event
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Celebrate the joys of spring with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival! The festival kicks off Thursday April 4th with the FREE Cherry Jam Downtown concert (11am to 1:30pm, Burrard Skytrain station). On the weekend (April 6 and 7th), take in Sakura Days Japan Fair for the whole family at VanDusen Botanical Garden. The following Saturday, April 13th, at 12:45, is the spectacular World Umbrella Da... Visit Website