Celebrate Vancouver’s Shoreline at Water’s Edge Day on October 1

photo: Takaya Tours

photo: Takaya Tours

On October 1, join the waterfront celebration at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Expect a full day of great activities for the entire family that explore the shoreline – all part of Water’s Edge Day. These include guided dragon boat tours, kayaking and First Nations canoe tours, arts and crafts workshops, touch tanks, children’s entertainers, live music, and entrance to the Museum. And it’s all FREE!

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Celebrate Vancouver’s Shoreline at Water’s Edge Day on October 1

A Very Royal Visit to Vancouver

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Photo courtesy of Erik Rolfsen

Royal-Fever? Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza was absolutely on fire with it this morning. A well-behaved, captive audience waited patiently (yet super-excitedly)  for the 10:45 a.m. scheduled royal visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who landed in Coal Harbour at the site of the Olympic torch.  Continue reading:
A Very Royal Visit to Vancouver

The Interior Design Show Vancouver Back for its 12th Year

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The ultimate interior design show, IDS Vancouver (formerly called IDS West) is an annual, much-respected residential design fair with some 275 exhibitors providing ideas, new products and services to an eager audience. Design-driven homeowners, industry professionals, architects, consumers, and media flock to this event, and for good reason. Continue reading:
The Interior Design Show Vancouver Back for its 12th Year

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Happy Equinox! This Autumn weekend you can cozy up with a new book you find at the writers festival, get hypnotized by some steampunks, listen to a symphony play Legend of Zelda tunes, take the family to a square dance, learn about birding, go see a show or spend the day at a county fair.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver Art Gallery unveils new public art installation by acclaimed First Nations artist

A new public art installation by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun on the future site of the Vancouver Art Gallery officially launches this Thursday.

A new public art installation by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun on the future site of the Vancouver Art Gallery officially launches this Thursday.

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is an acclaimed Coast Salish/Okanagan artist known for work that brings a political perspective to First Nations iconography.

On Thursday, the Vancouver Art Gallery will unveil a new public art installation by Yuxweluptun on the future site of the gallery. Ovoid, by Yuxweluptun, officially launches Sept 22, at Larwill Park, on the corner of West Georgia and Cambie streets.

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Vancouver Art Gallery unveils new public art installation by acclaimed First Nations artist

Massive, New Christmas Maze Coming to Vancouver in November

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Image courtesy of Kevin Johnston | SHINE

Now that summer is officially over, the countdown to Christmas can begin! Vancouver will be getting into the holiday spirit in a big way this year with the introduction of an exciting new seasonal activity.

Starting this November, Enchant 2016 will be bringing the world’s largest Christmas light maze to the Olympic Village area, combined with a bustling local vendor market, live performances, warming seasonal eats and drinks, an outdoor fire pit, and much more.

Enchant 2016 will be joining the Vancouver Chistmas Market (which will be relocating to Jack Poole Plaza) as a new holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike.

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Massive, New Christmas Maze Coming to Vancouver in November

Cartoonists, novelists, poets, and readers converge at Word Vancouver!

Singer/memoirist Bif Naked appears at this year's Word Vancouver festival.

Singer/memoirist Bif Naked appears at this year’s Word Vancouver festival.

A ton of free events makes Word Vancouver a not-to-be-missed event for readers.

The festival takes place between Sept. 21-25, culminating with a grab-bag of outdoor and indoor festivities on Sunday, Sept. 25, in and around the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library (350 W Georgia St.) from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Throughout the festival, Word Vancouver will host over 100 readings, 150 authors, and 20 workshops, as well as panel discussions, an exhibitor marketplace, colouring stations, and more.

Some of highlights include appearances by cartoonist Lynn Johnston(For Better or Worse), graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), author Joy Kogawa (Obasan), musician/memoirist Bif Naked (I, Bificus), and poet bill bissett. For entertainment, visitors can enjoy the antics of Circus Lab and En Route: All Bodies Dance Project, along with LARP, cosplay, and sword fighting demonstrations.

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Cartoonists, novelists, poets, and readers converge at Word Vancouver!