Orca Whales in Vancouver Harbour

“We were boating back from a day trip to Bowen Island and saw the small pod of whales. We drifted along watching them for about 45 minutes as they circled through the harbour.”
– James Tansey (via YouTube)

What to see at this year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival

Japanese dance company Dairakudakan

Japan’s Dairakudakan performs as part of this year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival.

Even if you don’t know a pirouette from a Pirelli, the 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival has something to boggle the mind, and inflame the senses.

A showcase for local and international choreographers, performers and companies, the VIDF is a hotly-anticipated annual event. This year, from March 1-25, 14 different companies will perform at various venues. Here’s a preview of some of the pieces during the festival’s 17th edition.

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What to see at this year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival

Get Your Early Bird Tickets for BC Distilled Festival in Vancouver

Sourced from BC Distilled

With the close of this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival, you can now anticipate the upcoming BC Distilled Festival, which takes place April 8, 2017, and also features exciting lead-up events the week before the big night. Recently, British Columbia has seen an explosion of artisan and micro-distilleries, making 2017’s Festival particularly exciting.

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Get Your Early Bird Tickets for BC Distilled Festival in Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 23, 2017

This weekend, a very happy Maha Shivaratri, and Cheese Fare Sunday! Whether you plan on celebrating with Hindus, Orthodox Christians, or neither, I think we can all benefit from days that celebrate overcoming darkness and ignorance in life, and feasting on cheese (even the vegans out there  – I know there are some stellar non-dairy cheeses made of nuts and stuff.) Have a look at all the things going on in Vancouver this weekend from the final days of the comedy festival to art shows and music of so many genres. They all pair quite well with overcoming darkness, and sure, with cheese as well.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 23, 2017

Interview: Vancouver’s Reigning 2017 Drag Superstar, Kendall Gender

Fly first class with this Vancouver Queen

By Kendell Yan

When Kendall Gender greets me at the towering glass doors of her Yaletown apartment she’s flanked by two members of her glamorous entourage, one of which is her drag sister and fellow Bratpack girl, Gia Metric. True to her brand, Kendall is both posh and humble in the company of her friends as we sit down in the apartment building common room to kiki about her recent win at Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2017.

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Interview: Vancouver’s Reigning 2017 Drag Superstar, Kendall Gender

Kids In Vancouver: There’s No Place Like The Home + Garden Show

Backyard Oasis | Photo: Azuro Concepts

Since 1971, the BC Home + Garden Show has been a popular annual event, featuring real advice, real inspiration, and real experts sharing tips, resources, and supplies for every home improvement project imaginable. Whether you have a budget to spend, or are just there to browse, the home show has something to suit the interests of guests of all ages – including kids! Here are some kid-friendly highlights to check out at this year’s show.

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Kids In Vancouver: There’s No Place Like The Home + Garden Show

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