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With two signature festivals in Vancouver, ACSEA is the leading presenter of Asian arts and culture events in Canada. As a presenting partner during 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Cultural Olympiad, ACSEA was involved in three of the top ten most popular events of Cultural Olympiad named by the …more >

Art! Vancouver

From May 21st to May 24th, Art! Vancouver will be host to a world class art event, featuring reputable art galleries and artists from across Canada and around the world. Located in the Pacific Northwest, home to a culturally rich, historic, and thriving fine arts …more >

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Every June through September, Bard on the Beach professional Shakespeare Festival brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays. The Festival site is located on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, adjacent to the downtown core. This year, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 26th …more >

Capture Photography Festival

Capture is an annual celebration of photography and lens-based art. The Capture Photography Festival returns for the month of April of 2015 with Metro Vancouver’s high-profile, not-for-profit celebration of local and international contemporary photography and lens-based art. Capture will once again …more >

Celebration of Light

July 21st, 24th, 28th and 31st. Vancouver's summer signature event – the city’s annual free fireworks tradition held over four evenings at English Bay. The largest international fireworks competition in the world held every year at the end of July / beginning of August. 2010 Schedule: …more >

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society

With 1800 artists, 300 concerts and 35 venues, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is Vancouver's signature festival and British Columbia's biggest music and arts presentation. Over twelve days— June 20 - July 1, 2014 — the world’s best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists …more >

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

DOXA Documentary Film Festival is a 10-day annual festival presenting Canadian and international documentaries. The society exists to educate the public about documentary film as an art form through DOXA – a curated and juried festival comprised of public screenings, workshops, panel …more >

EAT! Vancouver

A WEEK OF EAT! The 2015 EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is a week-long festival taking place throughout downtown Vancouver from April 26th to May 3rd showcasing the city’s extraordinary culinary culture …more >

Eco Fashion Week

The Canadian capital of conscious living is undoubtedly Vancouver, and with the successes of Eco Fashion Week the city has established itself as an international hub for sustainable style. The clothing, textile and fashion industry represent more than $300 billion of annual revenue worldwide and is …more >

FIFA Women's World Cup

Vancouver will welcome the world next summer as one of six Official Host Cities for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM. The world’s best women’s soccer players will compete in 52 matches to determine who will raise the coveted FIFA Women’s World CupTM winner’s trophy in BC Place Stadium, …more >

Festival du Bois

Every year, Coquitlam/Maillardville, the oldest and largest francophone community in B.C, welcomes young and old to a celebration of traditional and world music, all with a French twist! For the past 25 years, Festival du Bois, the largest and most attended francophone festival on the west coast, …more >

Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver

One of the most important Francophone cultural events in British-Columbia! Since 1990, every year in June, Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver organizes the Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver, one of the most important cultural and musical francophone events in the west part of …more >

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver's mid-winter performing arts festival, presenting theatre, dance, music and multimedia performances by acclaimed local, national and international artists. It takes place each January—for three weeks—in theatres and venues across the city. …more >

Queer Arts Festival

The Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver is an annual artist-run showcase of queer arts, culture and history. It celebrates the unique creative expressions of visual and performing artists who identify as part of the queer communities. QAF features a curated visual arts show, a community art show, and 3 …more >

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k

Join us for your best run of the year! The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k, running downhill from UBC to Stanley Park. Live bands, entertainment and excitement every kilometer to keep you moving! Run for the sake of others in our Charity Challenge, choose your charity and get out and run! A …more >

Shiamak Davar International

SHIAMAK DAVAR: Founder -Shiamak Davar International, Choreographer, Performing Artist Singer and Performing artist, Founder and Director of Victory Arts Foundation(a not for profit organisation that uses dance as therapy to empower individuals with special needs), Shiamak Davar is known as the Guru …more >

Theatre Under The Stars Musical Society

Theatre Under the Stars presents a pair of toe-tapping, laugh-inducing productions this summer with Shrek: The Musical and Legally Blonde: The Musical, running July 11 – August 23, 2014 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition …more >

Vancouver Biennale

The Vancouver Biennale is a non-profit charitable organization that exhibits great art in public space, creating a catalyst for learning, community engagement and social action.Our exhibitions are unique in the world in that we feature sculpture, new media, film, music and performance. We transform …more >

Vancouver Christmas Market

5TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET OPENS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND Food, Fun & Christmas Cheer – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The beloved annual Vancouver Christmas Market opens for its fifth year November 22nd to December 24th, 2014, transforming …more >

Vancouver Craft Beer Week will return May 29th, 2015!   Craft Beer appreciation is growing, and through a week of events focused on Canada's blossoming craft beer community, VCBW brings you an opportunity to become a supporter of local craft beer industry …more >

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

A major event on the world folk and roots music circuit, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival challenges audiences to expand their understanding and appreciation of what 'folk' can mean in a global context. Bringing attention to exciting young artists who are pushing the boundaries and honouring the …more >

Vancouver International Auto Show

The Vancouver International Auto Show will see some big changes over the next several years and the New Car Dealers Association of BC are inviting you to travel the road with us! New management is steering the show towards a bright future and will see a return of significant commercial vendor space …more >

The Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society (VIBC)

VIBC presents you the 9th annual HSBC City of Bhangra festival from May 30th to June 8th, 2013 . A ten day event showcasing Bhangra music, performances and culture from all over the globe. Bhangra’s sound is rooted in the dhol, which meets the rhythms of Metro Vancouver’s many cultures in …more >

Vancouver International Film Festival

The 34th Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will take place from September 24th to October 9th, 2015. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (144,000 and 380 respectively in 2014), VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. Last year, we screened …more >

Vancouver International Marathon Society

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is one of Canada’s oldest and largest races organized and operated by the Vancouver International Marathon Society, a non-profit, volunteer run organization. Sunday, May 3, 2015 the BMO Vancouver Marathon features point-to-point courses, showcasing this beautiful city, its …more >

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