Best Metro Vancouver Day Trips to Do Without a Car

aquabusNo need to let the lack of a vehicle prevent you from exploring the multiple attractions in and around Vancouver. Below are a handful of adventures with easy transit options.

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Winterruption Festival Ready to Cure Your Winter Blahs

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Image courtesy of Winterruption Festival / Granville Island

“Uh, excuse me? Winter? Can you please, just… uh… stop for a second!?” If you’ve found yourself thinking that very sentence in the past few weeks (although it’s more for the rain than for the cold temperatures!) you’re in luck… The 11th annual Winterruption Festival is coming back to Vancouver this weekend (February 19-21) for some fun and festive music, dance, theatre, art, food, craft, and so many activities!

The event is an exciting and eclectic break from the doldrums of Winter, taking place on Granville Island with an incredible range of events and performances all across the island. Winterruption promises something surprising around every corner, so you’ll never know what to expect!

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Winterruption Festival Ready to Cure Your Winter Blahs

Vancouver International Boat Show, Jan 20-24 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Western Canada’s largest boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show, will run from Wednesday, January 20 to Sunday, January 24, 2016. The 54th annual event is set to host an exciting lineup of the newest and most innovative boats and accessories from over 250 exhibitors, along with entertaining and informative seminars for all of your boating needs.
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Vancouver International Boat Show, Jan 20-24 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Girl Jam Off Leash showcases Vancouver’s top female improvisors

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Vancouver improvisers Jamie Chrest and Sarah Dawn Pledge. Peter Williams, Red Eye Studios photo. Pictured:

Every Wednesday in November and December, Vancouver TheatreSports is showcasing some of Vancouver’s top female improvisors.

Girl Jam, a presentation of the Vancouver TheatreSports League, features an all-female cast in what the League calls the “Off Leash” slot (9:15 p.m.).

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Girl Jam Off Leash showcases Vancouver’s top female improvisors

Man Booker Prize winner makes an additional appearance at Vancouver Writers Festival

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The winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world, will make an additional appearance at this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival.

Both of the previously-scheduled events with Marlon James have sold out. But yesterday it was announced at the festival’s opening party that the Jamaican-born author of A Brief History of Seven Killings will sign books tomorrow (Thursday) on Granville Island.

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Man Booker Prize winner makes an additional appearance at Vancouver Writers Festival

2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival guide is here!

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Portland’s Wonderheads perform at the opening party of this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Vancouver Fringe Festival-lovers have been eagerly anticipating the release of this year’s Program Guide. Now that the cat’s out of the bag – the guide was officially released last night (July 29) – we’ve been able to take a peek at what’s coming, from the 108 Fringe shows to the free entertainment at the Fringe Bar (1363 Railspur Alley, on Granville Island).

As usual, the Fringe is a 10-day event (Sept. 10-20), with shows occurring at various venues, most situated on Granville Island or on or near Commercial Drive. With so many titles to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to pick just a few. But here are some that caught our eye.

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2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival guide is here!

5 Reasons to Visit Vancouver This Year (And Why You May Never Want to Leave)

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The following is a guest post by Expedia Canada.

Vancouver is one of the best cities in North America, and proudly so. Here at Expedia Canada, we have a soft spot for the glittering city by the shore, which is why we’ve partnered with Inside Vancouver to present you the top five reasons to visit Vancouver this year (and why you’ll never want to leave).

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5 Reasons to Visit Vancouver This Year (And Why You May Never Want to Leave)

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