Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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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!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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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!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Where to get a free education in Vancouver

581125_10151263830296759_1732833805_nWhile 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.

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Where to get a free education in Vancouver

Presentation by National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis, March 6

The Sacred Headwaters

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.

Davis is speaking about the book, The Sacred Headwaters – and also presenting some stunning slides – this Tuesday, March 6, at SFU Woodwards.  The presentation starts at 7 p.m.

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.

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Presentation by National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis, March 6

Where to eat in Vancouver? Just eavesdrop on the bus…

Disclosure: I love to eavesdrop. Especially on the bus. Especially when it involves food and Vancouver restaurants.

So today I was sitting on the 135 in front a trio of students who–in a refreshing change from the intellectual one-upmanship I usually endure on the SFU-bound bus–began one-upping each other on the topic of local restaurants.

Students are better than guidebooks for restaurant recommendations because they are chronically broke, chronically hungry and relentlessly cutting-edge.

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Where to eat in Vancouver? Just eavesdrop on the bus…