Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

From jazz and Shakespeare to dance and dragon boats, there’s bound to be something for everyone in our beautiful city this Friday through Sunday.  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

Sasquatch Sightings Near Klahowya Village in Stanley Park

We’ve been receiving multiple reports of Sasquatch sightings in Stanley Park.

Located at the miniature train plaza in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, the Klahowya Village is an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience like no other you’ve ever seen! Travel through the forest on the Spirit Catcher miniature train and discover the Legend of the Sasquatch. Watch First Nations and Métis cultural performances and Artisan demonstrations and shop the Artisan market. FREE Gate Admission!

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Sasquatch Sightings Near Klahowya Village in Stanley Park

Klahowya Village: First Nations living museum in Stanley Park reopens

Photo Credit: Remy Scalza

In the Chinook Jargon of the Pacific Northwest, the word klahowya means “Welcome” and “How are you?”  So it comes as little surprise that a warm welcome is exactly what visitors experience when they step into Klahowya Village,  the interactive First Nations exhibit in Stanley Park just reopened for its second season.

Located at Stanley Park’s Miniature Train Plaza, the Village offers a fun immersion into the cultures of Vancouver’s original inhabitants.  The site features a unique combination of cultural displays and demonstrations, interactive activities sure to please the kids and – perhaps most important of all – authentic aboriginal cuisine.

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Klahowya Village: First Nations living museum in Stanley Park reopens

First Nations Cuisine in Stanley Park

Photo: Remy Scalza

Finding authentic cuisine from around the world is rarely a problem in Vancouver.  The city boasts the best Chinese food in North America and more sushi joints per capita than just about anyplace outside Japan, not to mention great Persian, Indian, Vietnamese and Thai restaurants.

But Aboriginal cuisine – the traditional dishes enjoyed by Vancouver’s own First Nations communities – has always been hard, if not impossible, to find here.  Bannock bread and candied salmon are sometimes available at special ceremonies (like at the Aboriginal pavilion at the Olympic Games), but – at least during the last few years – not many restaurants in Vancouver have offered a menu dedicated to Aboriginal cooking.

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First Nations Cuisine in Stanley Park