Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
End June with a bang!  Celebrate this Friday through Sunday (and Canada Day) with everything from circus and markets to salmon festivals and busking.  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

Guide to the 2014 Canada Day Celebration at Canada Place

Photo credit: Dustan Sept | Flickr

Photo credit: Dustan Sept | Flickr

Ready for the biggest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa? Downtown Vancouver’s Canada Place is set to be transformed into an all-out party zone for the country’s birthday bash on July 1.

More than 250,000 people are expected to crowd into the waterfront area surrounding the Vancouver Convention Centre for Canada Day at Canada Place 2014.  The action starts from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with the Waterfront Party, a full day of live music, interactive sports, artisan markets and more.  The annual Canada Day Parade kicks off at 7 p.m. and the night concludes with fireworks at 10:30 p.m.

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Guide to the 2014 Canada Day Celebration at Canada Place

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