Opening tomorrow: a Lego fan’s dream, Towers of Tomorrow

More than half a million little plastic bricks and over 2,400 hours. That’s how long it took Ryan McNaught and his team to construct the 20 skyscraper replicas going on display at Science World (1455 Quebec St.) beginning tomorrow, Jan. 24. During the show, on until Sept. 7, visitors can create their own buildings from over 200,000 loose LEGO® bits and pieces.

So which skyscrapers will you see? And what scale are they built on?

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Opening tomorrow: a Lego fan’s dream, Towers of Tomorrow

10 free things to do in Vancouver this January

Free Vancouver events activities February 2013

Free snowshoeing trails on Cypress Mountain. Photo credit: T. Jerven

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend less money (and, let’s be honest, we’ll all need that after the holiday season) it doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun!

While we could fill a list of free things to do easily with the abundance of walkable nature trails in Vancouver (or snowshoeing, like Hollyburn Mountain pictured in the image above), we wanted to include some other ideas incase the rain sticks around for awhile.

So, if your purse strings are drawn a little tighter lately, check out this fabulous list of 10 FREE things to do in Vancouver for January.

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10 free things to do in Vancouver this January

Die Hard? Really? Where to see that and other holiday movies in December

Looking for some big-screen Christmas action? Vancouver movie theatres are rolling out some of the perennials as well as a few left-field ringers. (Are we confusing our sports metaphors yet?) Below, you’ll find what kind of holiday movies are screening at the Rio, Vancity, and Cinematheque. You can also catch Home Alone with the VSO Dec. 18 and 20 at the Orpheum. Though again, we have to ask: what, no Bad Santa?

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Die Hard? Really? Where to see that and other holiday movies in December

Handel’s Messiah, Chor Leoni’s Angels Dance and more seasonal concert offerings in Vancouver

L.J. Mounteney with Van Django.

Looking for some seasonal favourites, musically speaking? This month, we have festive concerts ranging from gypsy jazz to choral to folk-roots and indie-pop. Check out some of Vancouver’s December musical offerings below.

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Handel’s Messiah, Chor Leoni’s Angels Dance and more seasonal concert offerings in Vancouver

Christmas in Vancouver: The Inside and Outside Guide

CREDIT:Bob Frid 2016 – Fly Over Canada

We all know how Vancouver’s winter weather works: one day it’s blue skies and sun and the next could mean drenching rain or bone-chilling cold. But so long as you’re dressed for any eventuality––and you have a good plan B––there’s no need to hide indoors with endless mugs of hot chocolate.

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Christmas in Vancouver: The Inside and Outside Guide

Party with favourite Disney and Pixar characters on ice in Mickey’s Search Party

Forty of your favourite characters cavort on the ice and with the audience in Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party. Along with the old Disney standby crew (Mickey, Minnie et al), Moana, Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) and even the ever-lovin’ Green Army Men from the Toy Story movies are in on the action. Find out more about this multi-media spectacular, which comes to the Pacific Coliseum Nov. 28-Dec. 1, below.

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Party with favourite Disney and Pixar characters on ice in Mickey’s Search Party

Santa claus is coming to town… This Dec 1st, Telus presents the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade!

TELUS Santa claus parade 2019

Image courtesy of TELUS presents the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade

The unofficial kick-off for the holiday season is just around the corner when the 16th annual TELUS presents the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade will be taking place in downtown.

To get you into the festive spirit, the family-favourite event will feature more than 40 marching bands, choirs, festive floats, and community groups… as well as a special float for Santa himself!

The event will be taking place Sunday, December 1st, and includes a few fun surprises!

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Santa claus is coming to town… This Dec 1st, Telus presents the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade!