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

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.

Here’s the full details on what to expect: Continue reading:
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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