A Guide to Downtown Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium

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Photo: Tom Ewasiuk

By Michael McColl

Opened in 1983, and completely renovated between 2009 and 2011, Vancouver’s BC Place is the jewel in the crown of Canada’s sports stadiums and a must visit on any trip to the city.

With a total capacity of 54,500 in upper and lower bowl seating, BC Place has played host to some of the top sporting events in the world, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics and the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Most recently, the stadium became a venue for the World Rugby Sevens Series and has hosted the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) championship, the Grey Cup.

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A Guide to Downtown Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium

5 Can’t-Miss Events at Eat! Vancouver 2015, April 26-May 3

Photo: Julianna M. Jankowiak

Photo: Julianna M. Jankowiak

You’ve never experienced an Eat! Vancouver quite like this.

The largest food festival of its kind in Canada, Eat! Vancouver is best know for its super-sized food expo, held this year in BC Place, May 1-May 3. Hundreds of exhibitors, chefs, brewers and more come together to show off artisan foods and drinks, offer cooking demos and sell the latest kitchen gizmos.

But this year, Eat! Vancouver is much more than that. During the week leading up to the big expo, the city will be filled with hands-on cooking classes, special dinners prepared by top chefs from across Canada and more. Here’s a look at 5 can’t-miss events at this year’s Eat! Vancouver festival.

Indulge your sweet tooth at a pastry tastingVancouver’s top pastry chefs come together for this unique panel discussion – and tasting – on all things sweet and flaky. Get the inside scoop from Thomas Haas of Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates and Patisserie, Christophe Bonzon of Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie and Adam Chandler of Beta 5 Chocolates, then sample each chef’s signature pastry. April 29; Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel; $45. 

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5 Can’t-Miss Events at Eat! Vancouver 2015, April 26-May 3

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Happy Chinese and Lunar New Year!  Don’t miss out on the celebrations and festivals around Metro Vancouver this weekend.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday…
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Canada’s Women’s National Soccer Team vs. Germany, June 18 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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photo: miss604.com

Canada’s Women’s National Team will host two of the world’s most dominant women’s soccer nations in Vancouver in 2014 when it plays Germany, Wednesday 18 June (kickoff 7:00pm) and Japan, Tuesday 28 October (kickoff 7:00pm).

Both Women’s International Friendly matches will be played at BC Place.

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Canada’s Women’s National Soccer Team vs. Germany, June 18 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Seeds, Tea and Caesars rule at this year’s Eat! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival

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It’s kind of like a stadium-sized potluck.

No where else can you eat cereal made with dandelion and hemp seeds, a blue corn taco with B.C. spot prawns and avocado cream or a summer treat invented by husband/wife doctors. Not to mention learn to make the perfect caesar or receive a cooking lesson from an Iron Chef. Welcome to Eat! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival taking place at B.C. Place Stadium May 30-June 1.

As we mentioned earlier this month, Eat! has a packed agenda, including their ever-awesome 250 plus exhibitors.

Though there are plenty of global flavours at this year’s Eat! there is an emphasis on sustainable, healthy and BC-sourced or produced food. Below you’ll find my recommendations on must-visit exhibitors at this year’s Eat! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival.  Continue reading:
Seeds, Tea and Caesars rule at this year’s Eat! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival, May 30 – June 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival 2013

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EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is the ultimate Consumer Food Expo

Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza at the newly refurbished BC Place Stadium. EAT! Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities.

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EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival, May 30 – June 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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It feels like winter, so let’s celebrate! With one month to go, Vancouver is kicking off it’s Christmas festivities! There is lots in store this weekend – theatre, dance, comedy, markets, festivals, skating, soccer, and more! Enjoy the sunshine and snowy mountain-tops and read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend