5 Quirky Culinary Events at the 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Fest

DINEOUT_SHARK_480x280_both-1-Canada’s biggest food and drink festival is coming to Vancouver this January … and it’s got a few surprises.

The Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns, Jan. 15-Jan. 31. Hundreds of eateries – from trendy bistros to elegant restaurants – will be serving up special three-course, prix fixe menus at $20, $30 and $40 price points. In total, more than 100,000 food fanatics are expected to descend on the city to taste drive all that Vancouver has to offer.

But epicures also have the opportunity to partake in dozens of culinary-themed events. Options range from brunch crawls and cocktail tastings to some unusual options that are a bit more off the beaten track.  For culinary adventurers, here are 5 quirky, can’t-miss culinary events at the 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Festival:

Seafood, up close and personalThe Vancouver Aquarium is the setting for Feast with the Fish, a unique meal where your dinner companions include reef sharks, seahorses and sea turtles. Enjoy a four-course meal, including Humboldt squid calamari and ling cod and salmon tacos, all set against a tropical underwater backdrop. The event also features a behind-the-scenes tour. Jan. 27; $100. 

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5 Quirky Culinary Events at the 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Fest

Call for Volunteers: PCMA 2016 Convening Leaders

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In January 2016, Vancouver will host more than 4,000 delegates for the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) annual Convening Leaders Conference – think of it as the TED of the meetings industry. Needless to stay, it’s our chance to shine a spotlight on Vancouver as an internationally leading meetings and events destination. And we need your help.

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Call for Volunteers: PCMA 2016 Convening Leaders

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Winter has sure blown into town with some extra-crisp air this week (at least for Vancouver, which is really not that bad, I must admit.) Luckily there are a whole bunch of indoor programs that have begun! Warm up with some dance with Ballet BC’s season starter, step out to catch a First Nations film program, or celebrate Diwali – a Hindu festival of lights!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Chirp…! The Perch Program Wraps Up, Leaves 3 Year-Round Perches

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From giant Connect Four to impromptu picnics, the possibilities are endless at a Perch. Everyone is welcome, and tables, chairs, and activities are free to use!

The amazing thing about being labelled the “loneliest” or “no-fun” city is that we have the opportunity to come up with new and creative ideas to strengthen our communities.

There are many placemaking initiatives around Vancouver transforming “spaces” into “places” of connection. One initiative taking place right in the heart of downtown Vancouver is The Perch.

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Chirp…! The Perch Program Wraps Up, Leaves 3 Year-Round Perches

Enter to Win Vancouver’s Festival Season Sweepstakes

Did you know…There’s still time to enter to win Vancouver’s Festival Season Sweepstakes?

Vancouver’s Festival Season is on through June and to celebrate the city’s robust event schedule, including sport, fashion, cultural, culinary and drink experiences, Tourism Vancouver is proud to present Vancouver’s Festival Season Sweepstakes!

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Enter to Win Vancouver’s Festival Season Sweepstakes