Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This WeekendMusic, walking tours, lots of food, and dozens of theatre options will keep you busy in Vancouver this holiday long weekend, Friday through Monday! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Fright Nights at Playland, Oct. 10-Nov. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: Fright Nights at Playland

photo: Fright Nights at Playland

Western Canada’s scariest event is back with even more terrifying rides and attractions for the 2014 Halloween season. Brace yourself for bloodcurdling screams coming from inside the Haunted Houses, hair-raising creatures roaming behind you on the grounds, and gut-wrenching rides hurdling you through the dark as Fright Nights invades Playland at the PNE October 10th to November 1st.

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Fright Nights at Playland, Oct. 10-Nov. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Dalai Lama Coming to Vancouver

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Photo credit: sandal500 | Flickr

Vancouver is about to get some serious lessons on compassion from the world’s leading authority on the subject.

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of a prominent school of Tibetan Buddhism and Nobel Peace Prize winner, returns to the city for a pair of engagements, Oct. 21 and Oct. 23.  He will focus on two familiar subjects: the theme of heart-mind learning and the universality of compassion.

So who is the man behind the robes? Tenzin Gysato is the 14th Dalai Lama, in a line stretching back to the 14th century in Tibet.  Each Dalai Lama is thought to be the reincarnation of the “bodhisattva of compassion” (if Wikipedia hasn’t steered me wrong on this). The current Dalai Lama was born in 1935 and has reigned since 1950. In 1959, during the Tibetan uprising against China, he was forced to flee to India and establish his administration there.

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Dalai Lama Coming to Vancouver

Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Sunday Oct. 5th

photo: Takaya Tours

photo: Takaya Tours

Vancouver is a city shaped by its over 58 kilometers of waterfront. From the industrial Port lands in the Burrard inlet to the Fraser River there is an abundant variety of activities. The Seawall that snakes around downtown and Stanley Park connecting all of our beautiful beaches, the log booms, marinas and small streams that punctuate the shoreline  display how much our city is linked to the waterfront in some form.

This weekend, expect to see crowds celebrating the waterfront at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Expect a full day of great activities that will explore the waterfront, including guided boat tours, cycle tours, kayaking and First Nations canoe tours, bird walks and art workshops.

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Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Sunday Oct. 5th

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 Doors Open Vancouver, Hawker’s Market, Water’s Edge Days and Toronto Raptors basketball game are our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend