33rd Annual Queer Film Festival

Photo: VQFF

Out On Screen announced today the program for the 33rd annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), taking place virtually this summer from Thursday, August 12 to Sunday, August 22. Tickets and Passes are available online at www.queerfilmfestival.ca.

VQFF will be presented online in a video-on-demand (VOD) format, with a few small in-person events. Most films will be available throughout the 11-day celebration, with all content available to stream across British Columbia. The Festival will continue to follow the guidance of Public Health in order to offer audiences a COVID-safe viewing experience of the best independent queer cinema, along with workshops, artist Q&As, panels, and a few fun surprises.

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33rd Annual Queer Film Festival

Britannia Mine Museum Showcases Unique and Useful Properties of Copper in Summer Exhibit

Photo: Britannia Mine Museum

Just in time for the latest lifting of travel restrictions within B.C., the Britannia Mine Museum is introducing a new summer exhibit, “Connected by Copper: From Cells to Cell Phones.”

Running now to September 7th at the Museum’s Machine Shop, the exhibit explores how copper has been entwined in our lives and delves into the unique uses of the metal since ancient times. It also extends from last year’s Bug Buster exhibit showcasing the protective properties of copper that helps protect us from harm.

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Britannia Mine Museum Showcases Unique and Useful Properties of Copper in Summer Exhibit

#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Dunbar & Collingwood

Our #LoveVancouver Neighbourhood series rolls on with two areas that have held onto their little-city-within-a-city charm, despite all the changes a rapidly growing metropolis like Vancouver can bring. From the rural, time-stood-still feel of Dunbar Village, to the multicultural flavour bomb of Collingwood, here’s two more neighbourhoods well worth exploring.

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#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Dunbar & Collingwood

6 Ways to Go Fishing Around Vancouver

Two people holding a sturgeon in the Fraser River near Vancouver

Sturgeon fishing in the Fraser River. Photo: Indigenous Tourism BC / Alicia Hacque / Great River Fishing Adventures

With kilometres of coastline and lots of rushing rivers, Vancouver is a great place to go fishing. There are lots of different types of angling to choose from too: Head to a lake, fish from a pier, rent a boat, take a guided salmon charter, try fly fishing, or land a mighty sturgeon.

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6 Ways to Go Fishing Around Vancouver

Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard

Emily Molloy. Photo: Firehall Arts Centre

The Firehall Arts Centre and the Vancouver Independent Music Centre (VIM) are pleased to present the 2021 Music in the Courtyard series this summer from Friday, July 30 to Sunday, September 5. Performances for the second edition of this series will take place outdoor in the courtyard at The Firehall Arts Centre Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm, with the exception of the concert on Sunday, August 1st, which is scheduled for 7:00pm.

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Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard

18th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

18th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

Lexwst’i:lem Drum Group. Photo: Heart of the City Festival/Mark Montgomery

Vancouver Moving Theatre in association with Carnegie Community Centre & the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians is thrilled to announce the 18th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival!

As the Downtown Eastside community emerges from the pandemic, the Festival is excited to reconnect with our over sixty community partners, including Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, UBC Learning Exchange, Firehall Arts Centre, City Opera and KW Studios and many more.

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18th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This BC Day Weekend

Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park

The view of Garibaldi Lake from Panorama Ridge. Photo: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

BC Day weekend is a great time to get outside in Vancouver with tons of adventure options to choose from. Use our list of the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to plan your long weekend.

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10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This BC Day Weekend