Indigenous Experiential Education Day in Vancouver for Family Day

Canoe tours. Photo: @takayatours / Instagram

The following photo essay was contributed by Darian Kovacs, Indigenous Business Leader in Marketing, Communications, & PR.

5 authentic Indigenous experiences right here in Vancouver where you can have fun and learn about Indigenous cultures on Family Day 2022.

Family Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like many of us, you are tired of the typical staycations or visits to the indoor pool. Looking for a day trip that will educate, engage, and inspire kids of any age and parents alike? These five authentic Indigenous experiences don’t require you to venture out of the city but instead leave you feeling like you’ve done something special. Continue reading:
Indigenous Experiential Education Day in Vancouver for Family Day

Love Lights Bring Romance to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

From February 4 – 28, swing by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park with your sweetheart and take your Valentine’s date to a new level with Love Lights, for romantics of all ages! The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk’s Arc de Lumina, and Park will all feature Valentine’s themed lighting experiences. Perfect Instagram moments galore! Continue reading:
Love Lights Bring Romance to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

VMF Winter Arts Transforms Downtown Vancouver Into an Open-Air Gallery and Celebration of Art from February 11-27

Image Credit: VMF Winter Arts

Discover a free outdoor celebration across Downtown Vancouver this winter. From February 11-27, 2022, VMF Winter Arts transforms the city’s downtown core into an interactive, open-air gallery and celebration of art and live entertainment. Produced by VMF (the team behind Vancouver Mural Festival) and presented by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, the second annual event brings together augmented reality (AR) art, light installations, and live performances to brighten the city and safely connect communities outside. Continue reading:
VMF Winter Arts Transforms Downtown Vancouver Into an Open-Air Gallery and Celebration of Art from February 11-27

A Conversation with Carol Lee: Vancouver’s Landmark Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Photo: Tara Lee

For Carol Lee, the new Chinatown Storytelling Centre embodies the narratives of the Chinese Canadians who worked, played, ate, and built strong community ties in the vibrant historical neighbourhood. “Chinatown holds a place in the hearts of so many Vancouverites,” she says. Lee, Chair of the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, has her own personal connections to the area. Her grandfather opened a dry goods and furnishing store there in 1921, she went to Chinese school in Chinatown as a child, and she and her family celebrated countless family occasions over delicious food at nearby restaurants.

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A Conversation with Carol Lee: Vancouver’s Landmark Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Breathtaking Holiday Store Facades of South Granville

Photo: South Granville BIA

This winter season, the South Granville Business Improvement Association (SGBIA) is excited to present a festive holiday experience through breathtaking holiday store facades. The collection of 10 stops within the shopping district make a jolly neighbourhood tour filled with Christmas spirit and festive cheer. Continue reading:
Breathtaking Holiday Store Facades of South Granville

Christmas for free in Metro Vancouver

Don’t miss the Festival of Trees Vancouver at downtown’s Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee.

Many of us are going all-out this Christmas to make up for last year’s disappointing festive season. In fact, judging from the record-breaking site traffic at the 2021 Vancouver Christmas Guide, it looks like we’re all determined to dive into as many local holiday happenings as we can this time around. Continue reading:
Christmas for free in Metro Vancouver

All-time Cirque du Soleil classic Alegría returns to Vancouver

Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its return to Vancouver with its internationally acclaimed production Alegría. Starting March 25, 2022, Vancouverites are invited under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place to experience the pure theatrical magic of Alegría; an entirely redesigned fan favourite presented by Sun Life Global Investments. Continue reading:
All-time Cirque du Soleil classic Alegría returns to Vancouver