8 Day Trips to Take from Vancouver This Spring

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A city girl through and through, Vancouver is my place. But I also love to take day trips to play tourist and explore nearby areas and attractions — it’s so easy! Our location is not only ideal for its urban and outdoor scenery and activities, it is also a short drive, seaplane flight, or ferry ride away from the city’s neighbouring municipalities, beautiful outdoors, and relaxing island getaways. Here are eight day trip ideas for you to experience more of our beautiful province!

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8 Day Trips to Take from Vancouver This Spring

Celebrate April in Vancouver with Paris-style Gypsy jazz

Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars perform as part of April in Paris: A Gypsy Jazz Festival.

Van Django, the Hot Club of Mars, The Bills and The Lawless Firm perform as part of April in Paris: A Gypsy Jazz Festival.

The three-day event takes place April 26-28 at St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Ave.). Find out more below.

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Celebrate April in Vancouver with Paris-style Gypsy jazz

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

It’s Easter weekend, and between hunting for eggs and filling yourself with pastel-encrusted chocolates, you can check out reconstructed realities from India-based artists, find out what a mermaid purse is at the Aquarium or browse locally made handcrafted items at Make It.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

“Moving Still” Traces Evolution of Self-portraiture Photography in India

“Moving Still”, courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery.

Contemporary photography in India has been on the rise since wealthy figures like the Maharaja of Jaipur – India’s first “Photographer Prince” – started snapping “selfies” in royal court in the 1800s. The fascinating historical journey that traces the evolution of self-portraiture photography is explored in-depth at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s new exhibit, Moving Still: Performative Photography in India, running April 19 to September 2.

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“Moving Still” Traces Evolution of Self-portraiture Photography in India

A Tale of Love and Artistry at Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Annex (Review)

There’s something thrilling about witnessing the unfolding of a love story, especially a tragic one, on stage.

A play is underway at the Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Annex that is sure to have you caught up in the complex negotiations of a difficult relationship, all set to haunting violin music.

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A Tale of Love and Artistry at Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Annex (Review)

5 things to discover at the North Shore Shipyards Night Market (Open May 3!)

Shipyards Night Market | Photo: Vancouver’s North Shore Green Markets

For foodies in Vancouver, Friday nights in the summer are all about the North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market.

With over 40 food trucks flanking the oceanfront pier, it is no mystery why the Shipyards Night Market has fast become one of the most popular summer activities in Vancouver.

To celebrate the fast-approaching opening date of the market, we’re listing a few of our favourite things to discover. Check out the list below!

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5 things to discover at the North Shore Shipyards Night Market (Open May 3!)

Filming in Vancouver: TV series Arrow and Supergirl wrap, Jason Momoa’s See extended

Arrow, starring Stephen Amell, is finishing up filming Season 7.

Well we’ve passed through the thick of TV pilot production season, in which numerous potential TV series shoot an initial episode and await word if they’re approved to become a full series.

In this week’s roundup of what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene, two Arrowverse TV series are calling it a wrap. And one of them will be heading into its final season next time around.

Plus, production on a new TV series starring Jason Momoa was extended for a few weeks.

So if you’re interested, here’s a quick look at what’s coming and going from the streets of Vancouver this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: TV series Arrow and Supergirl wrap, Jason Momoa’s See extended