Bach’s greatest hits in downtown Vancouver!

Jan Gates photo.

Jan Gates photo.

After we’ve had our fill of the beach, the fireworks, and street parties, it’s nice to know we can still get some culture in the city.

On Aug. 2-12, a plethora of musical talent pays tribute to one of the greatest composers of all time. Held downtown at the Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St), with a special concert at the Chan Centre (6265 Crescent Road), the first-ever Vancouver Bach Festival hosts orchestras, small ensembles and more performing the best of Bach.

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Bach’s greatest hits in downtown Vancouver!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Happy BC Day long weekend and happy Pride! This weekend is time to celebrate all  peoples from our whole rainbow of life. Street parties, the Pride Parade, the Dyke March, fireworks, art shows, dance parties, and even a Japanese-Canadian street festival all ensure there are endless and inclusive ways to live it up. And don’t forget the Disney fireworks on Saturday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver’s first Lift-Off Film Festival at Vancity Theatre

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Monday, August 1st and Tuesday August 2nd welcomes the first Vancouver Lift-Off Film Festival, which joins the prestigious Lift-Off Global Network of Film Festivals. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s first Lift-Off Film Festival at Vancity Theatre

Girl revolution now! Young musicians showcased at Girls Rock Camp Vancouver this Saturday

Scene from previous Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. Photo courtesy Sarah Race Photography.

Scene from previous Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. Photo courtesy Sarah Race Photography.

This Saturday, eight exciting, new bands take the stage at the 2016 Girls Rock Camp Vancouver showcase.

The camp brings girls from ages eight to 17 together to teach them new skills. At the end of an intensive week of learning, the girls form bands. This is the fifth Girls Rock Camp since the Vancouver chapter of the organization came into being six years ago. So what can you expect?

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Girl revolution now! Young musicians showcased at Girls Rock Camp Vancouver this Saturday

2016 Vancouver Pride Parade to feature Special Guest

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Photo Credit – Darryl Dyck, The Canadian Press – Vancouver Sun

The culmination of Pride Week in Vancouver erupts in a grand finale of short shorts, rainbows, feather boas, and lots and lots of celebration during the 38th annual Pride Parade taking place this Sunday, July 31 from 12pm – 3pm in downtown Vancouver.

Starting at 12pm sharp on Sunday afternoon, the parade will kick-off at Robson and Thurlow, run down Denman Street and along Beach avenue to end at the huge Pride Festival at Sunset Beach, which runs until 6pm.

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2016 Vancouver Pride Parade to feature Special Guest

Fort Langley’s Brigade Days: A BC Day Must-See Destination

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A Weekend of the Sights & Sounds of 1850s Life in British Columbia!

Since 1979, people have flocked to Fort Langley on BC Day weekend to bring to life a tradition that goes back to the early 1800s: the arrival of the fur brigades. Every modern outdoorsman or adventure fan or Vancouverite who wants to get in touch with BC’s roots must come out this weekend to see this: dozens of men, women and children dressed in 19th century clothing will be “roughing it” in their canvas tents, cooking over the fire, and sharing their old-fashioned skills with visitors.

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Fort Langley’s Brigade Days: A BC Day Must-See Destination

Italian buffet, fireworks and craft beer – take a cruise in Vancouver this summer

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Ahoy ye landlubbers! If you haven’t been out on the water yet this summer, there’s still plenty of opportunity. From live music and Italian buffet to the fireworks to local craft beer, there’s plenty happening on Vancouver cruise ships this summer. Here are a few choices.

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Italian buffet, fireworks and craft beer – take a cruise in Vancouver this summer