The return of Princess Leia, and first-timer White Canary – at this year’s Vancouver Fan Expo

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Carrie Fisher is back at Vancouver Fan Expo this year.

Western Canada’s biggest collection of Wookies and the Star Wars fans who love them is returning to Vancouver. From Nov. 11-13, fans of Star Trek, Star Wars, just about anything with “star” in the title, Game of Thrones, and other science fiction, fantasy and horror properties will gather – some in costume – to meet their heroes, heroines and villains. And to buy stuff.

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The return of Princess Leia, and first-timer White Canary – at this year’s Vancouver Fan Expo

The Best Places to Catch Rare Pokémon in Vancouver

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By Lenée Son

The Pokémon mania that swept the globe like wildfire in the ’90s is back with the release of mobile game, Pokémon Go.

Whether you’ve been playing since day one or you’ve just started your Pokémon journey to be the very best, here are the top locations in Vancouver you need to visit to catch’em all.

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The Best Places to Catch Rare Pokémon in Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Very Canadian Ways To Celebrate Canada Day

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Canada’s 149th birthday is just around the corner, and with hundreds of local events and activities scheduled to celebrate the occasion, choosing where to don your red-and-whites can be a challenge.

Whether you’re looking to celebrate with a crowd, or enjoy some quiet festivities with your family, these 5 “very Canadian” ways to celebrate the nation’s birthday are sure to get you buzzing about the True North, and all that Canada has to offer.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Very Canadian Ways To Celebrate Canada Day

Vancouver Date Idea: FlyOver Canada with Your Sweetie

Sourced from FlyOver Canada

Sourced from FlyOver Canada

I’ve driven from Vancouver to Montreal in an unforgettable cross-country road trip, and have been to the Maritimes twice. Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as the three territories are still on my list (one day, for sure). My drive across Canada gave me a deep appreciation for the sheer size and geographical diversity of this nation. I was reminded of both when I took a ride on FlyOver Canada (201-999 Canada Place).

When I was in the thick of dating, coffee dates and going for drinks got old pretty quickly. Honestly, they all blurred together. The meetings I remember the most involved an activity that was inventive, often one that was a new adventure in the city for me.

One day on Tinder, I swiped right on a cute guy, and lo and behold, he did too. We texted, with me suggesting we try out FlyOver Canada together. He agreed, and we set up when to meet.

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Vancouver Date Idea: FlyOver Canada with Your Sweetie

The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, Oct. 15

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On October 15th, The Liberators International are organizing the World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment.

You’d better believe Vancouver is getting in on this!

The concept?

One minute of eye contact between strangers, with the chance to actually stop and see one another, human to human. This event is coordinated globally and is happening one beautiful moment at a time.

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The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, Oct. 15

Canada Place hosts free outdoor movies on a giant inflatable screen, and free zumba

Photo courtesy of Canada Place

Photo courtesy of Canada Place

Canada Place is always a hub of activity on Canada Day, but the action also continues throughout July and August. Take a walk alongside the sails and you’ll find free entertainment–as low-key or as lively as you want it.

Every Thursday night starting July 9, the Fresh Air Cinema gets into gear. A three-story-tall inflatable screen will be erected at the north point of Canada Place; in this giant space, around 1,000 people can kick back and watch a movie. It’s a spectacular setting, with the ocean and mountains as the backdrop.

The films are free, and you can bring whatever you need to make yourself comfortable: blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Popcorn and beverages will be available to purchase, and there’s no alcohol or smoking permitted as it’s a family-friendly event.

Each film features Canadian talent. Here’s the line-up:

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Canada Place hosts free outdoor movies on a giant inflatable screen, and free zumba

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!

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday  |  Tuesday

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend