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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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An Afternoon Family Cruise

  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Sunday, August 30, 2015
  • Location: MV Britannia
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We at SalsaCruises.com are thrilled to bring back the Afternoon Family Cruise aboard the MV Britannia. This event has Sold Out in the past.   3 Levels Music By DJ Sanchez Cuba and DJ Kubanito. Special guests Cinderella with the Fairy Godmother and Spiderman. Face Painting and Hair Braiding! Kids Performance by Grupo America Boarding 2pm - Departing 3pm - Returning 5pm. Ab... Visit Website

Art Deco Photowalk

  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 - Saturday, September 26, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Venue: The Vogue Theatre
  • Time: 2:00PM
  • Location: Tour meets in front of Vogue Theatre
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Art Deco Photowalk Discover the beauty and rich history of Vancouver’s Art Deco architecture on this two hour photowalk. You’ll receive expert photography coaching while you learn the stories behind the buildings you’re shooting – from the streamlined façade of the Vogue Theatre to the ornate decadence of the Marine building. The Art Deco Photowalk series is a col... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Presents King Lear

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Sunday, September 20, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
  • Time: Various Times
  • Location: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival - Vanier Park
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Bard on the Beach Presents King Lear Shakespeare's magnificent tragedy tells the story of an aging king who divides his kingdom between two daughters but leaves out the third, failing to understand that she loves him most of all. His mistake triggers a chain of lies and betrayal - and dooms him to madness. June 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015  Vanier Park 1695 Whyte Avenue Vancouver, BC ... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Presents Love's Labour's Lost

Bard on the Beach Presents Love's Labour's Lost It's the Jazz Age, the music is live and the party is in full swing. But a rum-running kingpin and his pals have chosen to turn their backs on liquor and the ladies to follow a simpler, scholarly life. Will their plan hold fast against the temptations of three winsome and witty women? This adaptation of the play is set in 1920s Chicago and is high... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach Presents Shakespeare's Rebel by C.C. Humphreys

Bard on the Beach Presents Shakespeare's Rebel by C.C. Humphreys Master swordsman John Lawley just wants to be a good father, win back his true love and arrange the fights for William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. But when he gets caught up in a deadly royal power play, he can’t escape the fight of his life. And he may be the only man who can save England… July 02 , 2015 - S... Visit Website

Bard on the Beach presents The Comedy of Errors

Double trouble has never been more delightful! Two sets of long-lost twins meet up unexpectedly, creating hilarious confusion for their friends, loved ones - and most of all themselves. June 4, 2015 - September 26, 2015 Vanier Park 1695 Whyte Avenue Vancouver BC V6J 5C3  Tickets: Various prices. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit: www.bardonthebeach.org

Bowfest - a Bowen Island Community Festival

  • Saturday, August 29, 2015 - Saturday, August 29, 2015
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Location: Snug Cove, Bowen Island
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Bowfest - a Bowen Island Community Festival Sail on over to Bowen Island for our 40th annual community festival. This is a full day of family-friendly fun, music, attractions, activities, an ol' style country fair and food & beverages, of course. Bowfest starts at 10:30 AM with a colourful parade down the main street. Parents beware - a lot of candy is thrown out to the young ones! Bring y... Visit Website

cesna?em, the city before the city

  • Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Museum of Anthropology, Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre, Museum of Vancouver
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cesna?em, the city before the city Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) partner on a transformative journey to explore an ancient landscape and living culture that can be found right underneath Vancouver's nose. c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, opening on January 25, 2015, is a series of three unified exhibitions that connect Vancouverit... Visit Website

Fair at the PNE

Come celebrate at BC's legendary Fair at the PNE! With hundreds of NEW performances and exhibits and more than 50 thrilling rides & attractions, and all that food, this year's fresh new Fairat the PNE is definitely the best part of summer!   August 22 - September 7, 2015 Closed Monday, August 24 & 31   For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.pne.ca/thef... Visit Website

Free Waterfront Zumba at Canada Place

  • Monday, July 06, 2015 - Monday, August 31, 2015
  • Venue: Canada Place
  • Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
  • Location: Canada Place, North Point
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Free Waterfront Zumba at Canada Place Get fit and have fun at this outdoor, Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow dance party. No dance experience or partner required for this fun fitness class. Guaranteed to have you smiling! Mondays - starting July 6, 2015 to August 31, 2015 @ 5:30PM - 6:30PM *No class on August 3. Classes will be cancelled in the case of rain. North Point 999 Canada Place Van... Visit Website

Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Monday, October 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Museum of Anthropology
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Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents an extraordinary collection of Portuguese popular art — the largest of its kind in North America. It includes an eclectic mix of graffiti and mural paintings, puppets, figurines, carnival masks, and more. Displays reflect the national identity, history, and creativity of Portuga... Visit Website

Instant Theatre presents STREETFIGHT

  • Sunday, June 21, 2015 (Every Sunday)
  • Venue: Havana Theatre
  • Time: 7:30PM
  • Location: Havana Theatre
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STREETFIGHT - an Improv Battle Royal Join us for an evening of hilarious improv comedy from 10 of Vancouver's top Improvisers! Round by gut busting round your votes will determine who who is the funniest on Commercial drive! Short scenes and lots of audience involvement keep this show running hot! Join us!   Every Sunday @ 7:30PM Havana Theatre 1212 Commercial Drive Tickets: $8 at t... Visit Website

Instant Theatre presents THE LATESHOW

  • Sunday, August 02, 2015
  • Venue: Havana Theatre
  • Time: 9:00PM
  • Location: Havana Theatre
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Instant Theatre Company presents THE LATESHOW You've seen very structured and methodical improv, where groups have worked together for weeks and months to put on a show. Now, we're going to break all of those rules. Come watch as 4 BRAND NEW improv duos will be created ON THE SPOT from 8 names drawn randomly from a bowl! No preparation, no safety net, just SPONTANEOUS IMPROV FUN!   Ev... Visit Website

Lost Souls of Gastown

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: Cathedral Square, across from Holy Rosary Cathedral at the intersection of Dunsmuir and Richards streets
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Lost Souls of Gastown Venture into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute gothic theatre experience. Step back in time to a violent frontier town of hustlers, thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. Meet Vancouver’s first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school. Catch the horror-filled tale of a long-forgotten plague t... Visit Website

Music at the Cannery

Music at the Cannery The Cannery's outdoor summer evening concert series returns every Friday night to the Cannery in Steveston at 6:30pm. Every week will feature a different musical act, catering to a wide range of musical tastes, from blues, jazz, folk and much more! Fridays @ 6:30PM July 3, 2015 - August 28, 2015 Gulf of Georgia Cannery 12138 4th Avenue Richmond, BC Admission by donati... Visit Website

New Exhibition: Mungo Thomson 'Time, People, Money, Crickets'

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 - Sunday, August 30, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Time: Noon-6:00PM
  • Location: Contemporary Art Gallery
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New Exhibition:  Mungo Thomson  'Time, People, Money, Crickets' New Exhibition Mungo Thomson 'Time, People, Money, Crickets' July 10 to August 30, 2015 B.C. Binning, Alvin Balkind Galleries and gallery façade Opening: Friday, July 10, 7-10pm Live Performance Mungo Thomson – 'Cricket Solos for Clarinet, Piccolo, Percussion, and Violin' Presented in partnership with Vancouv... Visit Website

Off the Eaten Track presents Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Friday, October 30, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday)
  • Venue: Off The Eaten Track
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Meet in Waterfront Station
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Main Street Hidden Gems Culinary Tour Main Street may be one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city but it is home to some of the youngest and hippest locals. Packed full of designer boutiques, funky thrift shops, and quirky restaurants, Vancouverites know that Main is the street to find the city's best culinary hidden gems. Let us show you five of the very best spots we guarantee you wouldn't ... Visit Website

Orthros Theatre Company Presents: "A Modern Fairy Tale"

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - Sunday, August 30, 2015
  • Time: 7.00PM, Sunday Matinee @ 1.00PM
  • Location: The Metro Theatre
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Orthos Theatre Company Presents: "A Modern Fairy Tale" A Musical Parody by Lisa Simon In the land of Kingdom Town, fairy tale characters go about their lives, but with a modern twist. Spun in a new direction, “A Modern Fairy Tale” takes timeless characters and puts them in a new light that is inclusive of LGBTQ concerns and gender neutral terms. With highlights that includ... Visit Website

Prohibition City

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00PM
  • Location: Cathedral Square, across from Holy Rosary Cathedral at the intersection of Dunsmuir and Richards streets
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Prohibition City Tour In 1917, Prohibition hit Vancouver harder than a slug of bathtub gin, knocking the city to its knees. Saloon doors swung closed for good, forcing law-abiding citizens into an illicit world of bootlegged spirits and mob-run drinking dens. Prohibition City is a 90 minute walking tour where you discover the secrets of Vancouver’s Prohibition-era past. Hear the true tale... Visit Website

Railtown Culinary Tour by Off The Eaten Track Tours

Railtown is an up-and-coming neighbourhood that is quickly becoming a hot spot in the city for amazing restaurants. Gritty, historic, and teeming with artist lofts, design shops, and tech companies, this neighbourhood is an interesting mix of new and old. Join us for lunch as we taste and learn all about the Downtown Eastside and meet the business owners that make this area thrive. We start the t... Visit Website

Reflected Glow: Danish Masters of the Late 19th Century

  • Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Saturday, August 29, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art
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Reflected Glow: Danish Masters of the Late 19th Century The Golden Age of Danish painting in the early 19th century brought renewed vitality, nationalistic pride and excitement to Danish art. The Masters of this period inspired a new generation of Danish artists to embrace their landscape showing the northern light that is both soft but allows for strong contrasts of colour and shadow. The youn... Visit Website

Richmond Night Market 2015

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00PM-11PM
  • Location: RIchmond Night Market
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Richmond Night Market 2015 The market provides Metro Vancouverites with a North American take on the massive street markets found in Asian cities featuring merchandise booths,food vendors serving Asian street food and desserts and diverse family-friendly entertainment. The night market has become an annual tradition and one of the flagship spring/summertime events of the region. May 15, 2015 ... Visit Website

Shipyards Night Market

  • Friday, May 01, 2015 - Friday, September 25, 2015
  • Time: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Location: Shipbuilders' Square
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Stop by Shipbuilders' Square for the Shipyards Night Market on Friday Nights for great food, art, music, entertainment and shopping. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights. On the Shipbuilders' Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC. The Friday Night Market also includes a Beer Garden, with local beer, organic Betty's Vodka Iced Tea, and ... Visit Website

Tea Zen by Don Wong, Lam Wong & Bryan Mulvihill

Tea Zen by Don Wong, Lam Wong & Bryan Mulvihill Tea is the world’s most popular drink. Tea has specific symbolic qualities that relate to the view of Asian philosophical traditions. Tea Zen exhibition gives a glimpse of how this fascinating drink captures the human spirit and relates to Zen. The exhibit showcases Lam Wong’s documentary in which he interviews tea farmers, te... Visit Website

the Comedy MIX presents Kyle Bottom

the Comedy MIX present Kyle Bottom A regular at his home club The Comedy Mix, Kyle has appeared at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, on XM Sirius Satellite Radio, was twice featured on the T.V. show "Talent Time" (2010 & 2012) and has performed all over the world...of warcraft. A nerd in a slacker's body, Kyle captivates audiences with his unique voice, engaging perso... Visit Website

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