Metro Vancouver’s Undercover Christmas Activities

The Steveston Festival of Trees at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Photo: Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society.

Like poinsettias and candy canes, rain is a regular feature of the Vancouver holiday season. Add in the possibility of wintry weather that can make you feel like a chilled-to-the-bone snowman, and it’s clear that we all need a handy go-to list of indoor festive attractions. Continue reading:
Metro Vancouver’s Undercover Christmas Activities

The City of Vancouver’s Community-Led Placemaking: Cultivating Vibrant Public Spaces

Community painting for decorating the rain friendly pop-up plaza (south Cambie Bridge); Photo Source: Robyn Chan

Stroll through neighbourhoods across the city, from Kitsilano to Hastings Sunrise, and you’ll pass by pop-up plazas, community spaces that the City of Vancouver built during the pandemic for safe and inclusive socializing. These areas are composed of picnic benches and other seating, umbrellas for shade, and plenty of friendly people hanging out and catching up.

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The City of Vancouver’s Community-Led Placemaking: Cultivating Vibrant Public Spaces

Chinatown Storytelling Centre Celebrates the Powerful Resilience of the Chinese Canadian Journey, Exhibition Opens November 6

The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation’s highly anticipated Chinatown Storytelling Centre (168 E Pender Street), located in the heart of Chinatown, officially opens on Friday, November 5, 2021. This purpose-built space presents the stories of early Chinese immigrants, whose legendary resilience reshaped not only their own lives, but played a critical role in the building of Canada.

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Chinatown Storytelling Centre Celebrates the Powerful Resilience of the Chinese Canadian Journey, Exhibition Opens November 6

Exclusive First Look at Vancouver’s ‘Imagine Picasso’ Immersive Exhibition

Photo: Jean Sebastien Baciu

After a successful run in Quebec, Vancouver will be hosting the Western Canadian debut of Imagine Picasso, a one-of-a-kind immersive exhibition that highlights and celebrates the work of Modern Art Master, Pablo Picasso. This event will be open to the public on October 27 and will run until January 8, 2022.

Here is your exclusive first look at the Imagine Picasso Immersive exhibition. You do not want to miss out on this beautiful experience!

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Exclusive First Look at Vancouver’s ‘Imagine Picasso’ Immersive Exhibition

Reconnect with 25% Off Vancouver Fall Experiences

The autumn air just hits different. That unbelievable summer heatwave is long behind us, and it’s time to get out into the refreshing weather. To ring in the season of sweaters and mulled cider, TransLink and Viator are once again offering more fantastic deals to celebrate.

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Reconnect with 25% Off Vancouver Fall Experiences

Christmas on stage is back in Metro Vancouver

James: James & Jamesy star in O Christmas Tea. PHOTO CREDIT: Thaddeus Hink.

Live shows are the best part of the festive season for many of us. From uplifting plays to sparkling pantos and from toe-tapping concerts to velvet-voiced choirs, in-person performances can add an extra layer of chestnut-warming fun to anyone’s holiday plans.

But while last year’s live events were mostly cancelled, the 2021 Christmas season is promising a tinsel-tastic return. When I started researching the new edition of my annual Vancouver Christmas Guide site––now in its fifth year––I found a full menu of Yuletide shows gearing up to hit our local stages.

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Christmas on stage is back in Metro Vancouver

The Vancouver Christmas Market Returns with an Expanded Season

After a one-year hiatus, the Vancouver Christmas Market is delighted to return to its seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (downtown at the Olympic Cauldron). Vancouver’s largest and longest-running Christmas Market – and only European Christmas Market – invites families and friends to reconnect and celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with an expanded six-week schedule from November 13th to December 24th.

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The Vancouver Christmas Market Returns with an Expanded Season

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