Peek Behind the Curtains at Vancouver Aquarium This Weekend

photo: Michael DeYoung

The following article was submitted by the Vancouver Aquarium.

Summer’s here, the sun’s out, and we’re giving visitors an opportunity to see Vancouver Aquarium in a new light with a peek behind the curtains!

Continue reading:
Peek Behind the Curtains at Vancouver Aquarium This Weekend

An Evening in Damascus: A Fundraiser for Queer Syrian Refugees

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’re looking for an event in this busy Pride month of June that is both meaningful and entertaining, look no further than An Evening in Damascus. It’s your chance to support queer Syrian refugees coming to Vancouver as well as experience an unforgettable night of delicious authentic Syrian food, Middle Eastern belly dancing, and storytelling by queer former Syrian refugees.

Continue reading:
An Evening in Damascus: A Fundraiser for Queer Syrian Refugees

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – June 23, 2017

Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos from @Inside_Vancouver!

The talented photographers who snapped these shots have either tagged us in their post or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

Follow us on Instagram, tag us in your next snap, and you may see your picture featured here.

Continue reading:
This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – June 23, 2017

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday #OnRobson

The following article was originally published by the Robson Street Business Association.

On Saturday, July 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Robson Street Business Association (RSBA) is teaming up with West End Business Improvement Association (WEBIA) to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Robson Street style!

Continue reading:
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday #OnRobson

YVR Food Fest Celebrates Canada Day with an Epic Brunch and More

YVR Food Festival 2017

Image courtesy of YVR Food Festival

Canada’s big 150th birthday bash is coming up next week and there are tons of events happening around town to celebrate the big 1-5-0. If you’ve got a craving for a side of tasty food with your Canadian celebrations, you’ll be happy to hear that the sixth annual YVR Food Fest will be returning to Vancouver from June 29 to July 3 at Olympic Village.

This is one food festival you’re not going to want to miss. This multi-day event will include something for everyone, with a food-focused speaker series (June 29), a long-table dinner (June 30), a Canada Day barbecue (July 1) with live music, and the largest outdoor brunch in the city’s history (July 3).

Not to mention, the festival’s flagship event, The Streetfood Showdown, a gathering of 70+ food carts, restaurants, wineries, and breweries with tasting menu items that pair well with drinks offered from the local breweries, wineries, and distilleries on site.

Continue reading:
YVR Food Fest Celebrates Canada Day with an Epic Brunch and More

Unbelievable, A Provocative Exhibition About Stories, Opens at the Museum of Vancouver

A carved wooden bear with open jaws. Collected at Nootka Sound by Midshipman Thomas Dobson on HMS “Discovery” under Captain George Vancouver 1791-1795.

Whether you’re a visitor to Vancouver or a long-time resident, we often conceive of the city through stories, symbols, and purported truths. In our own way, we ponder what Vancouver is, what its history is, and what our place is within these narratives.

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) has taken these questions, delved into their vaults, and created a new, provocative exhibition that allows visitors to explore and consider the many threads of perception that make-up this vibrant and diverse city.

Continue reading:
Unbelievable, A Provocative Exhibition About Stories, Opens at the Museum of Vancouver

Molly Crabapple, Arundhati Roy and other highlights of this year’s Indian Summer Festival

Molly Crabapple

Molly Crabapple is a guest at this year’s Indian Summer Festival.

Now in its seventh year, the Indian Summer Festival is a showcase for diversity, and for programming that its website description calls “rigorous and quirky with an appetite for experimentation, deep thinking, and curiosity.”

This year, guests include author Arundhati Roy, political cartoonist/graphic novelist Joe Sacco and more. Here are some highlights from the festival, which takes place (mostly) July 6-15, at various venues.

Continue reading:
Molly Crabapple, Arundhati Roy and other highlights of this year’s Indian Summer Festival