Vancouver's Festival Season April-June

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Vancouver blossoms in the spring with festivals and events celebrating everything from ethnic cultures and music to children, the arts, and the beauty of the season. Vancouver’s Festival Season (April – June) is a must.


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    Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival - April 3 to 28

    There are many reasons to celebrate spring: the days get warmer, nights get longer and the city pops with colour at the peak of cherry blossom season. Each year, more than 40,000 cherry trees spring to life, decorating Vancouver's streets and parks with a canopy of white and pink blossoms. The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival honours this time of year. From colourful soirees to educational seminars, the vibrant festival offers a variety of events that delight in the rebirth of spring and beauty of the sakura (cherry blossoms in Japanese). Learn more.

    > Book a stay during the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

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    Vancouver Sun Run - April 27

    The Vancouver Sun Run celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2014. Encouraging walkers and runners of all skill levels, the event attracts nearly 50,000 participants annually. The Sun Run is Canada’s biggest 10-kilometre road race and third largest timed 10-kilometre event in the world. The scenic route begins downtown at Burrard and Georgia streets, winds through Vancouver’s downtown core and finishes at BC Place Stadium. Learn more.

    > Book at stay during the Vancouver Sun Run

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    Eco Fashion Week - April 27 to 29

    Eco Fashion Week returns for its eighth season with green style seminars and glamorous runway shows. Taking place at venues throughout downtown Vancouver, the event features an all-star line-up of well-known local designers (including Nicole Bridger, John Fluevog and Obakki), the debut of spring collections, stylish soirees and more. Full event schedule coming soon. Learn more.

    > Book a stay during Eco Fashion Week

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    Bird Week - May 3 to 10

    Part of a global campaign to raise awareness and promote conservation of migratory birds, Vancouver's Bird Week celebrates the city's feathered friends with a week-long series of events. Highlights this year include artists' workshops, bird walks through some of Vancouver's most popular parks, expert talks and the first annual City Bird competition.

    > Book a stay during Bird Week

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    BMO Vancouver Marathon - May 4

    Runners are gearing up for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Marathons Worth Traveling For. One of Canada's largest marathons, the annual event draws more than 18,000 elite and recreational athletes from 40-plus countries with a scenic route beginning at Queen Elizabeth Park, winding through Vancouver's west side and around the Stanley Park seawall, and finishing downtown (on Pender and Bute streets). Learn more.

    > Book a stay during the BMO Vancouver Marathon

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    Spot Prawn Festival - May 10

    The Chefs' Table Society of BC proudly presents the eighth annual Spot Prawn Festival, a celebration of one of the region's most prized and sustainable seafoods. Taking place at False Creek's Fisherman's Wharf, the festival features top local chefs, cooking demos, live entertainment, local wines and a mouthwatering spot prawn boil. 

    > Book a stay during the Spot Prawn Festival

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    Cirque du Soleil Presents TOTEM - May 15 to July 6

    TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential. Learn more

    > Book a stay during TOTEM

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    Visit the Sea to Sky Aerial Gondola - May 16

    The Squamish Sea to Sky aerial-gondola tram is slated to open on May 16. Situated a 40-minute drive from Vancouver - halfway to Whistler - the $22-million facility will take guests on an eight-minute journey 2,800 feet above Howe Sound. The fully-enclosed gondola cabins can hold up to eight passengers at a time, travelling along a 5.83-acre strip of land situated between Stawamus Chief Provincial Park and Shannon Falls. Learn more.

    > Book an overnight stay in Vancouver

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    Vancouver International Children's Festival - May 27 to June 1

    A Vancouver tradition for more than 35 years, this festival for kids of all ages welcomes more than 50,000 visitors each year and features live music, dynamic dance, enchanting puppetry and thrilling acrobatics. This year's event will once again take place on Granville Island.

    > Book a stay during the Vancouver International Children's Festival

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    PGA Tour Canada - May 29 to June 1

    Professional golf is coming back to Vancouver this spring. The PC Financial Open will be the first stop on this year’s PGA TOUR Canada schedule. One hundred and fifty six of the best young players in the world will compete for a $150,000 prize purse at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club from May 29 to June 1st. In addition to having the opportunity to seeing great golf, people can get involved by volunteering, caddying or participating in one of the ancillary events associated with the tournament. Proceeds from the event will support the First Tee of Greater Vancouver. Learn more.

    > Book a stay during the PGA Canada Tour

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    HSBC City of Bhangra Festival - May 29 to June 7

    Celebrate the raucous energy and infectious rhythms of bhangra at the HSBC City of Bhangra Festival. Marking its 10th anniversary this year, the festival features hundreds of local and international artists in a series of dynamic performances designed to thrill audiences of all ages. The cultural experience will once again take place in venues throughout downtown Vancouver and area with 11 days of free and ticketed events. Learn more.

    > Book a stay during the HSBC City of Bhangra Festival

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    Vancouver Craft Beer Week - May 30 to June 7

    Highlights of this year's event include Opening Night Hip Hop Karaoke at Gossip Nightclub, Hoppapalooza at the Alibi Room (showcasing a variety of casks, guest taps and rare beers), and the VCBW Tasting Festival (the festival's two-day grand finale, held next to Olympic Village and featuring samples from more than 70 breweries). To purchase tickets, click here (site goes live on April 28). But sign up early: this beer-fest has doubled in size each year, and tickets tend to vanish fast. Learn more.

    > Book a stay during Vancouver Craft Beer Week

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    Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival - June 11 to September 20

    Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September. This year's performances include, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Equivocation and Cymbeline. Learn more.

    > Book a stay during Bard on the Beach

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