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December is here! Start off the beginning of a new month with a weekend full of activities! Read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!
It feels like winter, so let’s celebrate! With one month to go, Vancouver is kicking off it’s Christmas festivities! There is lots in store this weekend – theatre, dance, comedy, markets, festivals, skating, soccer, and more! Enjoy the sunshine and snowy mountain-tops and read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!
While Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia are two of the city’s best-known schools, there’s a little-known place of learning that’s been attracting scholars, academics and people who are interested in challenging their minds. Every Monday since February, the Or Gallery has been host to The Free School, a free lecture and discussion series organized by two PhD students.
The Sacred Headwaters is the name given by the first nations to a rugged string of mountains in northern British Columbia. In this location, three of the province’s most important rivers – the Stikine, the Skeena and the Nass – are all born. Crucial to the salmon population, the rivers play a central role in first nations culture and history.
The area is currently being considered for development. The risks and potential consequences of that development are the subject of a new book by National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence Wade Davis.
An anthropologist by training, Davis hardly fits the bill of the stereotypical buttoned-down, tongue-tied scientist. In fact, his thrilling anecdotes and great storytelling are reason enough alone to see the presentation.