What to see at this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

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Scene from Across the Ice.

Now in its 18th year, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (Feb. 13-21) brings the best movies about the outdoors to various venues in the city. Special guests and niche programming make it a not-to-be-missed event, especially for the outdoors-inclined.

But what if you’re a novice to the whole mountain-sports thing? We asked Tom Wright, Programming Manager for the VIMFF, for some inside tips on what to see at this year’s VIMFF.

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What to see at this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Royalty Comes to Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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*** UPDATE FEB 11 ***
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

The Vancouver Board of Trade Women’s Leadership Circle is presenting Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan on March 10th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

It’s one night only for this rare visit by a fascinating figure, humanitarian and activist, and promises to be an inspiring experience. Tickets are available at Tickets Tonight, and they make a very unique Valentine’s Day gift.

Those wanting to make a night of it, can book a Queen Noor Hotel Package at a handful of downtown hotels offering overnight stay, tickets for two and exclusive savings.  Packages are available on Tourism Vancouver’s website. Book now before these offers are sold out.

Free Ticket Giveaway! Post a comment below and you could win a pair of tickets to this event. We’ll pick a random winner next week and notify them by email. Good luck!

“Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour”, Feb. 20 at The Orpheum (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Renowned Foodist and TV personality Alton Brown brings his Edible Inevitable Tour to Vancouver.  Don’t miss the Food Network star’s show, featuring a pinch of comedy, talk show antics, a multimedia lecture, live music (he sings!) and a dash of “extreme” food experimentation (ponchos are provided for those in the first few rows), and of course…puppets.  Enthusiastic fans and critics have raved about the interactive component where Brown invites audience members on stage to serve as his assistant.

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“Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour”, Feb. 20 at The Orpheum (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

5 Uniquely Vancouver Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Photo courtesy of Grouse Mountain

Photo courtesy of Grouse Mountain

On this Saturday, Feb. 14, thousands of couples all across Vancouver will sit down for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner in a nice restaurant.

Yawn. For lovebirds looking for something a bit more out-of-the-box, here are five distinctly Vancouver date ideas to spice up this Valentine’s Day. Some of these options will be booked up already, but there’s always next year!

Snowshoe your way to chocolate fondue: Vancouver’s North Shore mountains can be a winter wonderland this time of year. Why not strap on a pair of snowshoes and a headlamp for a romantic guided trek under the moonlight with your special someone? Local ski mountains Grouse Mountain and Cypress Mountain offer special snowshoe packages, which include rentals, expert guides and – afterward – delicious fondue served inside cozy ski cabins and chalets.

Cook up something special in a couples cooking class: The popular It Takes Two class at downtown’s Dirty Apron Cooking School offers lovebirds a four-hour foray into French provincial cuisine. Start by preparing a warm goat cheese and apricot cake, move onto a whole roasted Cornish game hen and top things off by whipping up a chocolate soufflé and Grand Marnier crème brulee. Continue reading:
5 Uniquely Vancouver Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Plan your upcomoing Friday through Monday with festivals, theatre, music, museum exploration, and more!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Family Day weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend