New All-Access Tour Goes Inside Vancouver’s Historic Orpheum Theatre

Photo credit: MichaelThoeny | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: MichaelThoeny | Wikimedia Commons

You may have seen the big neon sign on Granville Street, but how much do you really know about Vancouver’s historic Orpheum Theatre?

Special walking tours are now giving visitors an inside look at the nearly century-old theatre, which started its life as a vaudeville house.  The 90-minute tours (for the bargain price of $10) shed light on the long, sometimes troubled history of one of Vancouver’s most iconic landmarks.

When it opened its doors in 1927, the Orpheum was the biggest theatre in Canada, built with 3,000 seats at the astronomical cost of $1.25 million.   Continue reading:
New All-Access Tour Goes Inside Vancouver’s Historic Orpheum Theatre

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Gear up for the weekend with World Cup Final viewing parties, street dance lessons, music festivals, and more!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Come to Your Senses: Touch

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The Tea Ceremony at Nitobe Memorial Garden

Explore Vancouver with your senses in Destination BC’s newest video. Here’s how to experience Vancouver’s natural and cultural makeup through touch.

Celebrate 20 years of Wiggle

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Pride week isn’t until the end of the month, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait more than two weeks to get a hefty dose of fabulous, over-the-top, draggarific, extraordinary party times. This Friday at Fuse and Saturday at the Fox, the iconic performance event Wiggle will be gracing the stage. Continue reading:
Celebrate 20 years of Wiggle

Free Outdoor World Cup 2014 Party in Vancouver

Photo credit: Jarke | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Jarke | Wikimedia Commons

World Cup soccer fans in Vancouver have something to cheer about.

The city is hosting a giant outdoor bash for the World Cup final on Sunday, July 13, at Trout Lake near the Commercial Drive neighbourhood.

At the Soccer! Samba!! Celebration!!! party (just look at all those exclamation points) fans can catch the game on one of the largest LED screens in the city.  In addition, South American dancers are set to perform and special stations will be set up for kids to design their own soccer jerseys.

Apart from giving fans a place to show their pride, the celebration is also meant to bring attention to the 2015 Women’s World Cup, coming to Canada (and Vancouver) next year.

The event is divided into two themed zones.   Continue reading:
Free Outdoor World Cup 2014 Party in Vancouver