Dine Al Fresco with 3200 Friends: Diner en Blanc Comes to Vancouver

Photo credit: Maurice Li | Flickr

Photo credit: Maurice Li | Flickr

Vancouver’s biggest fancy picnic just got bigger.

Diner en Blanc is back this Aug. 21 and this year 3,200 tickets are up for grabs.  The unique al fresco dining event sees thousands of people dressed entirely in white converge on a secret location for the mother-of-all picnics.

Past Diners en Blanc in Vancouver have proven exceedingly popular.  In 2012, a “diner” was staged at Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre, drawing 1,200 guests.  Last year, 2,600 diners in white took over the grassy park in front of Science World on False Creek.  The location for this year’s event is, of course, a secret: Attendees will only find out on the day of the dinner.

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Dine Al Fresco with 3200 Friends: Diner en Blanc Comes to Vancouver

Cheapest Way to See Shows in Vancouver? Tickets Tonight

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Want to see some of the best live shows in Vancouver at half-price?

For years, a little ticket booth tucked away near the Vancouver waterfront has been offering some of the best deals on concerts, theatre, musicals and comedy in the city. Tickets Tonight, located inside the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre (200 Burrard St.), is the region’s only outlet for half-price, day-of ticket sales.

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Hillary Clinton is Coming to Vancouver March 5 – Book An Exclusive Hotel Package, Including Tickets Today

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Tourism Vancouver is proud to offer a one-time special hotel package including tickets to attend the Vancouver Board of Trade Women’s Leadership Circle’s presentation of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State and Former Senator from New York.

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Outdoor NHL Hockey Coming to Vancouver: Tickets on sale for Heritage Classic at BC Place

The 2010 Winter Classic in Boston.  Photo credit: misconmmike | Flickr

The 2010 Winter Classic in Boston. Photo credit: misconmmike | Flickr

Ready for outdoor NHL hockey in Vancouver?

Tickets are on sale this week for the NHL’s 2014 Heritage Classic, which will see the Vancouver Canucks face the Ottawa Senators on March 2.  But it’s not the matchup as much as the venue that matters.  The game will take place on a specially built rink inside B.C. Place. – and, if all goes well, the roof will be wide open.

Judging from ticket sales, enthusiasm in Vancouver is high.  Since going on sale on Thursday, the cheapest ticket categories ($62.20 and $104.20) have already sold out on Ticketmaster and a sellout of the entire 54,500-seat stadium seems in the cards, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Outdoor NHL games have surged in popularity in recent years.  The first Heritage Classic – which pits two Canadian teams against one another in an open-air venue – took place in Edmonton in 2003. A second was hosted in Calgary in 2011.  Meanwhile, since 2008, yearly Winter Classic games between American teams have been held in the U.S.

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Win Tickets to See the Gipsy Kings in Vancouver, July 26

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Photo credit: Rob Lee | Flickr

Are you ready for some Bamboleo?

The Gipsy Kings – the soulful guitarists who popularized flamenco and rumba music around the world with hits like Volare, Baila Me and, of course, Bamboleo – are coming to Vancouver, July 26.

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