#YaletownHeartsCanada: Celebrating the Nation’s 150th Birthday

Sourced from Yaletown BIA website

As a general rule, my celebration of Canada Day (July 1) tends to be fairly low-key. I might don some red clothing, attend a backyard party, or, when I’m feeling more energetic, attend the fun festivities at Canada Place.

However, this year is going to be different, as July 1, 2017 will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, when the Dominion of Canada was officially proclaimed (British Columbia joined later in 1871). Leading up to the big day, gatherings of various scales will be occurring across the city and across the nation.

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is organizing and sponsoring a number of events, as well as a contest, as part of Canada’s 150th birthday. They’re calling the entire initiative #YaletownHeartsCanada.

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#YaletownHeartsCanada: Celebrating the Nation’s 150th Birthday

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: May 18, 2017

Happy long weekend, for which we can thank the birth of Queen Victoria, who was once quoted saying “give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them.” So if you’re looking to avoid a revolution, and re-live the age of Queen Victoria at the same time, Fort Langley is the place to go this weekend for their Beer + Food festival. There’s also a comic festival, Twin Peaks cabaret, comedy, and symphony that is dedicated to altered states of mind.


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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: May 18, 2017

Uninterrupted turns concrete bridge into a projection screen for salmon run

Each year, the B.C. salmon run attracts thousands of visitors.

This summer, salmon-lovers won’t even have to leave the city to see this natural phenomenon.

Beginning June 28 and running until late September, five nights a week, digital imagery of migrating Pacific salmon will be projected on the undersurface of the kilometre-long Cambie Bridge. The installation “brings the heart of a BC river right into the heart of the city,” as the media release puts it.

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Uninterrupted turns concrete bridge into a projection screen for salmon run

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: May 11, 2017

Feast on a festival of spot prawns, marvel at a program of ballet, revel in a talk from an astronaut, and learn to weave from a Coast Salish Chief. You could to absolutely every one of these things this weekend – and more. This is also the last weekend of the Opera Festival, Vancouver Bird Week, and DOXA – so catch them while you can!

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: May 11, 2017

Your Guide to the 2017 Summer Night Markets in Vancouver

Richmond Night Market 2017

Image courtesy of Richmond Night Market | Facebook.com

It wouldn’t be a summer in Vancouver without a trip to a night market. We’re lucky to be spoiled with choice in our city with three amazing and diverse night markets to choose from – all a short distance from Downtown. If it’s exotic food you’re looking for, the Richmond Night Market has over 100 booths to tempt your tastebuds. Partial to food trucks and beer gardens? North Vancouver might have your new favourite Friday night hang out. Rather see a market that truly lights up the night? The Illumination Night Market may be what you’re after.

We’ve put together the essential details you’ll need to know about each night market below. If you can’t decide which one to go to, why not check them all out!? But hurry, you only have three more months of summer left! (You know those months are going to fly by). Check out your guide to the 2017 summer night markets in Vancouver below:

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Your Guide to the 2017 Summer Night Markets in Vancouver

Free concerts and more at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival

American singer/songwriter Lady Wray performs a free concert at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival has announced 150 free concerts along with headlining artists and ticketed concerts.

Among the free events is the Downtown Jazz Weekend. Typically held at Vancouver Art Gallery/Robson Square, the weekend shows will benefit from recent redesign of the north Georgia Plaza. A bigger viewing space and improved sightlines for the hot (and free) jazz action June 24-25 will draw hundreds if not thousands to outdoor concerts on the first weekend of the 11-day Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June 22 – July 2).

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Free concerts and more at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival

4 Unique Ways To Spend Mother’s Day With Mom In Vancouver

Handmade cards are lovely, and a personal phone call is perfectly sweet, but there are more exciting ways to show your mama you care on Mother’s Day. Luckily for you, Vancouver is filled with special offers and activities to help you plan your surprise as the special Sunday approaches.

From tantalizing her tastebuds, to trying something entirely new, we’ve got a list of some fun (and unique) ways to honour your mother this Mother’s Day. Check out our list of 4 ways to spend the day with mom in Vancouver, and make her special day a day to remember.

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4 Unique Ways To Spend Mother’s Day With Mom In Vancouver