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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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102nd Grey Cup Festival

  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: BC Place
  • Location: BC Place
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The 102nd Grey Cup Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and best Grey Cup Festival Vancouver has ever hosted! This year's Festival kicks-off on Wednesday, November 26th and runs right through the weekend to the 102nd Grey Cup Championship on Sunday, November 30th. For a full list of events visit the offical Grey Cup festival website  

21 Day Kindness Challenge

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Thursday, December 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: On-going November 13 to December 4
  • Location: Wherever you happen to roam
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21 Day Kindness Challenge Once the challenge kicks off on Thursday, November 13th (World Kindness Day - by the way) you'll receive a daily email with your Kindness Challenge each day for 21 days (or, one new kind act every day). We're going to challenge you to be kind to yourself, the people that surround you and our planet. Your daily challenges will be straightforward and simple - but always som... Visit Website

28th Annual Festival of Trees

28th annual Festival of Trees For the past 27 years, the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver has been transformed into a forest of beautifully decorated trees, all in support of BC Children's Hospital. In 2008, the festival expanded to include the main area of Pacific Centre Mall.  The trees are generously sponsored and decorated by individuals and corporations who are committed to ... Visit Website

AboveUSA at Flyover Canada

  • Monday, November 10, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: FlyOver Canada
  • Time: 10:00AM - 9:00PM
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SEE BOTH ABOVEUSA AND FLYOVER CANADA BACK-TO-BACK FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. FlyOver Canada is proud to present "AboveUSA", a flight ride experience from the same team that brought you the popular "Flight of the Dragon" ride film featured at FlyOver Canada in early 2014. For a limited time only, guests will get to experience AboveUSA and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for the regul... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents A Twisted Christmas Carol

  • Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Saturday, December 27, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Revue Theatre
  • Location: Revue Stage
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A TWISTED CHRISTMAS CAROL THE HOLIDAY ANTI-CLASSIC   "You haven't really lived until you've seen Helen Keller as the Ghost of Christmas Past" -The Georgia Straight   A hilarious take on the Christmas favourite! Using your suggestions and Dickens's holiday classic, a group of talented, nutty, and inspired actors will improvise their hearts out and create a new comedy ev... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Avenue Q

AVENUE Q Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book by Jeff Whitty "What a show. The guy beside me almost fell out of his seat laughing" -The Vancouver Courier   Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The ... Visit Website


The legendary Blue Mondays live blues show has moved from the Jazz Cellar to the gorgeous and centrally located Vancouver FanClub from 7-9pm on Mondays. Enjoy a delicious meal while listening to some of Vancouver's Blues greats including: soul singer Nadine States, multi-Grammy-award-winning guitarist Ken R. Emmerson, harmonica player Harpdog Brown and of course, Rob Montgomery and Friends.

Canadian Football Hall of Fame Weekend

Canadian Football Hall of Fame Weekend Football fans in the great white north have another opportunity to celebrate the greatest in the game at the second CFHOF Weekend. Launched in 2013, the exclusive event returns at the 102nd Grey Cup in Vancouver, November 28 to December 1, 2014 with two great packages for the MVPs and All-Stars out there. Be seated among legends when the Induction Class o... Visit Website

Canadian Ski Patrol's present Winter Extreme Vancouver

  • Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Friday, October 20, 2023 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific National Exhibition
  • Time: October 19th 9:00AM to 6:00PM; October 20th 10:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Location: North Forum Building
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The Canadian Ski Patrol's Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swaps were started over 30 years ago. It raises funds to provide volunteer first aid and rescue services to the public. A swap is an event to which vendors and public consign their equipment for sale. It is in turn sold to the public for a small commission. 100% of swap proceeds support local volunteer first aid and rescue services. Date&... Visit Website

Christmas at Lonsdale Quay Market 2014

Christmas at Lonsdale Quay Market   Lonsdale Quay Market is gearing up for a busy and spirited Christmas, filled with exciting activities, live festive music, kids crafts, and of course, visits from the big man with the bear-Santa Claus. This year at the Market, you can enjoy live performances, pick-up your perfect Christmas Tree at Aunt Leah's Tree Lot, and finish all your shopping in one t... Visit Website

Contemporary Art Gallery New Exhibition: Shimabuku - When Sky Was Sea

NEW EXHIBITION Shimabuku When Sky Was Sea November 21, 2014 to January 11, 2015 Opening reception: Thursday, November 20, 7-10pm. The exhibition When Sky was Sea demonstrates the breadth of the artist's practice, works in the exhibition reveal an essential correspondence to things elsewhere in a wider world, insisting on our grasp of the continuity that exists between art and (non-art) life. Shim... Visit Website

Edgewater Casino GREY CUP Tailgate Party

Edgewater Casino is proud to present the 102nd GREY CUP FESTIVAL Watch the Grey Cup Game on the big Screen at Plaza of Nations. Prizes every hour from 11:00AM - 3:00PM and at 2:30PM win a pair of Grey Cup tickets! Nine Food trucks, Beer Garden, Live music, Face Painters, Balloon artists and More!   Sunday, November 30, 2014 @ 11:00AM - 9:00PM Plaza of Nations 311 - 750 South Pacific B... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre presents Urinetown

  • Saturday, November 01, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Time: Various Times
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One of the most popular shows in Firehall history returns with an all-new production. In a dystopian, drought-filled future, a large corporation has a monopoly on all toilets and people must pay for the privilege to urinate. Hero Bobby Strong steps in to fight for people's right to pee in this hilarious and irreverent send-up of corporate greed, ecological disaster and musical comedy.   ... Visit Website

Free Family Days @ the Contemporary Art Gallery

The CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. This new initiative is presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays. We acknowledge the generous support of the Hamber Foundation for our Family Day program. Admission: Free! Saturday November, 29, 2014 @ 12:00PM - 3:00PM Saturday, December, 27, ... Visit Website

Free Family Days at the Contemporary Art Gallery

Free Family Days Saturdays, November 29 and December 27 On the last Saturday of every month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. This new initiative is presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays. We acknowledge the generous support of the Hamber Foundation for our Family Day program. ... Visit Website

Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink!

  • Monday, December 01, 2014 - Saturday, February 28, 2015
  • Location: Robson Square
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obson Square Ice Rink Open for Free Skating The Government of British Columbia's Robson Square Ice Rink, located in downtown Vancouver, is opening on December 1, 2014 and will be open all through the Christmas Holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Skating is free with your own skates, otherwise rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm... Visit Website

Grey Cup Festival - Red Truck Tailgate Concert Series

  • Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre West
  • Time: 5pm to late
  • Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
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The Red Truck Tailgate Concert Series features three nights, a 10 artist music line-up and beer garden with the full tailgating feel. Thursday, November 27, 2014 New Music Night presented by 102.7 The Peak Featuring Hey Ocean!, Family of the Year, and Gay Nineties Doors open at 5pm Vancouver Convention Centre – West Single tickets $35 + tax 3 day pass $102 + tax Friday, November 28, 20... Visit Website

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Farmers Market

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Farmers' Market Come to the all new Cannery Farmers' Market in Steveston to enjoy a cosy atmosphere, fresh food products, and a variety of vendors showcasing products that follow the "make it, bake it, catch it, grow it" credo. Sunday, October 5, 2014 - Sunday, April 26, 2015 @ 10:00AM - 3:00PM Every other Sunday starting Sunday, October 5, 2014 Sunday, Nov... Visit Website

Holidays at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Monday, January 04, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Aquarium
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Celebrate the holiday season with everyone's favourite holiday guest, Scuba Claus where he takes a daily dip with his aquatic friends in the Strait of Georgia exhibit. Don't miss Scuba Claus' little helpers for craft time and Stories with Scuba Elves. Bring back nostalgic memories and rediscover the wonder of our electric eel-powered holiday tree and our ever-popular interactive Jelly Swarm exhib... Visit Website

Nathaniel Stookey: The Composer is Dead!

Investigate the instruments of the orchestra through children's author Lemony Snicket's delightful whodunit, The Composer is Dead. Through delightful and engaging music written by Nathaniel Stookey, you will also meet the cunning instrument that snuck in for this concert: the saxophone! The VSO presents concerts for children 4-11 years of age and their families. The Kids' Koncerts series features... 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 for more information.

The Cultch presents HomoBLABLAtus

November 26-29, 2014 La Otra Orilla (Montreal) Historic Theatre Montreal's La Otra Orilla reshapes the timeless and universal art of flamenco for the 21st century with a truly trans-disciplinary vision of the art form - tapping into its roots while anchoring it firmly in the present. HomoBLABLAtus examines the possibilities and modes of artistic expression and questions the relationship betw... Visit Website

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors

The Vancouver Art Gallery will be transformed into the Court of China's Emperors for the landmark exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors. From October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015, nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing's Palace Museum will come under the spotlight at the Gallery. This exhibition will mark another important milestone in the Vanco... Visit Website

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents Piga Picha!

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents the North American premiere of Piga Picha!  Originally conceived and presented in Nairobi in 2009, the exhibition shines a light on the evolution of one century of West African portrait photography. Piga Picha! - which literally translates to "can you take a photograph?" - is a photographic portrayal of societal transformation in Kenya f... Visit Website

Over the past three decades, Vancouver-based painter Landon Mackenzie has produced an impressive body of large-scale painting that addresses mechanisms of perception and the way we situate ourselves in the world. This exhibition traces correlations between different bodies of her work and the paintings of Emily Carr, an artist who has been a touchstone for Mackenzie throughout her career. Sept... Visit Website

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