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

Vancouver Art/Book Fair 2014

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Vancouver Art and Book Fair 2013. All photos by Colby Ferguson/courtesy Project Space.

The Vancouver Art/Book Fair is happening this weekend at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street). The annual event brings in a plethora of guests and focuses on the art of books and bookmaking. The free event is the only international art book fair in Canada and only one of two on the West Coast. It’s expected to draw over 1500 people.

The two-day (Oct 4 & 5, 12 – 5 p.m.) event will feature nearly 100 local, national and international publishers, as well as programs, performances and installations. Artists are coming here from around the globe to show off their books, magazines, zines and other printed ephemera, as well as experimental forms of publication.

Check out some of the highlights below.

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Vancouver Art/Book Fair 2014

Vancouver Home + Design Show, Oct. 16-19 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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The Vancouver Home + Design Show is where it all comes together for any home improvement project! With big names like Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan, stars of Cottage Life TV’s Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure, Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV’s Leave it to Bryan, and culinary master Chef Corbin Tomaszeski, plus local design and foodie favourites, more than 325 exhibitors and a slew of sensational new features, there’s expert insight, innovation and inspiration for living well at every turn. Satisfaction guaranteed – or the cost of admission is on us.

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Vancouver Home + Design Show, Oct. 16-19 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Free, Behind-The-Scenes Tours of 20 Quirky Vancouver Landmarks: This Weekend Only

Photo sourced from doorsopenvan.ca

Photo sourced from doorsopenvan.ca

Ever wondered what those big smokestacks on the south end of the Cambie Street Bridge are for … the ones that spew lots of steam and even light up from time to time? They’re actually attached to the False Creek Energy Centre, the first facility in North America to capture heat from sewage and waste water.  The heat is then returned to local buildings, cutting emissions by up to 60 percent.

If that kind of stuff fascinates you, then you’re in for a treat.  The False Creek Energy Centre and 19 other iconic and sometimes mysterious local buildings will be opened to the public this weekend as part of the inaugural Doors Open Vancouver. On Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (some times vary), you can swing by for free, behind-the-scenes tours that look at the architecture, engineering and history of some real Vancouver landmarks.

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Free, Behind-The-Scenes Tours of 20 Quirky Vancouver Landmarks: This Weekend Only