The return of the Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show

Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show

Performers at Taboo 2012 in Vancouver. Photo credit: Tamara Lee.

Taboo, the annual trade show of adult toys and, er, marital aids, returns to its old haunt the Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Place) Jan. 30 – Feb. 2. Now in its 13th year of helping visitors explore the worlds of pole-dancing, porn star prosthetics and phallic-shaped chocolates, Taboo, the Naughty But Nice Sex Show has, as usual, a roster of entertainment, seminars and guests.

Let’s have an almost-safe-for-work at what to expect at the show.

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The return of the Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show

A Look Inside Vancouver’s $16-Million Flight Simulator Ride

Photo credit: Rita Willaert | Flickr

Photo credit: Rita Willaert | Flickr

For Vancouverites, a flight across Canada hardly sounds like a thrill ride.  It’s something we do every time we head back East.

But even if you’re an Air Canada Aeroplan superstar, you still might want to check out FlyOver Canada, the virtual flight attraction that opened in the old IMAX theatre at Canada Place earlier this summer.

I have to confess that I’d written off FlyOver Canada as a “tourist-only” attraction, i.e. something to entertain the cruise ship crowd during the brief window of time they actually get to step foot in Canada.  But it turns out that FlyOver has a broader appeal.

On a recent weekend, I took a walk to the far end of the Canada Place pier, picked up my $19.95 ticket and got ready to climb aboard. “Passengers” queue up outside and are funnelled in every 15 minutes in groups of approximately 60. Continue reading:
A Look Inside Vancouver’s $16-Million Flight Simulator Ride

Travel across Canada in less than an hour – FlyOver Canada comes to Vancouver

Flyover CanadaWhat happens when you utilize the talents of Canada’s best ski/snowboard film makers, plop the audience into tilting seats and mimic a 7,500 kilometre helicopter trip? A experience of sensory overload: also known as FlyOver Canada.

Filmed by lauded ski/snowboard maestros Sherpas Cinemas, Vancouver’s newest 4-D attraction flies visitors across Canada in an experience not to forget. Opening on June 29, in the old Imax theatre space at Canada Place, FlyOver Canada is one of Vancouver’s must-see, feel, smell and touch activities. Continue reading:
Travel across Canada in less than an hour – FlyOver Canada comes to Vancouver

Top 5 Canada Day Parties in Vancouver for 2013

dayReady to celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday in style?

Vancouver comes alive with celebration on July 1, 2013, in honour of Canada Day.  Here are five free parties, celebrations and street fests you shouldn’t miss.

Canada Day at Canada PlaceThe biggest birthday bash outside of Ottawa features 13 hours of family fun on the Vancouver waterfront.  Some 250,000 people will gather along the Burrard Inlet for 25 music and dance performances on three stages, extreme sports displays, street food and – of course – the Canada Day Parade. Waterfront Party, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Canada Place and surrounding streets.  Canada Day Parade, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., starting at Georgia and Broughton Streets.  

Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks ShowThe above party is capped off with one of the summer’s best fireworks shows.  Two barges – one in Coal Harbour and one in Dundarave – light up the night sky with a pyrotechnic extravaganza visible from throughout Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, West Vancouver and North Vancouver.  Best viewing is from Canada Place and the Coal Harbour seawall, which will be jam-packed with revelers.  10:30 p.m.-11 p.m., visible from locations throughout the city. Continue reading:
Top 5 Canada Day Parties in Vancouver for 2013