September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Mount Strachan

A whiskey jack bird sits on top of hiker's shoes on top of Mount Strachan near Vancouver, BC

A curious whiskey jack on top of Mount Strachan. Please don’t feed them as it’s not good for their diet. (And they’ll come pose for you even without food.)

The hike to Mount Strachan in Cypress Provincial Park is a bit of a hidden gem. The open summit has great views of Howe Sound and the Lions. And in September, the alpine meadows shift from green to golden orange. There’s also an interesting Cold War-era plane crash to check out along the way. The rocky trail to the summit is moderately challenging, and often poorly marked, so it’s not a hike for beginners.

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September’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Mount Strachan

Façade Festival to Illuminate Vancouver Art Gallery in September

Burrard Arts Foundation in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery presents Façade Festival 2019, a free, outdoor public art and cultural event featuring commissioned works by contemporary artists, both established and emerging, taking place from sunset to midnight each night September 8th to 14th, 2019.

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Façade Festival to Illuminate Vancouver Art Gallery in September

Vancouver TheatreSports Plays the Class Clown

This week marks for many people the start of a new year, a new school year, that is. The annual rite of returning to school after Labour Day is filled with anticipation, excitement, and sometimes a bit of dread.

Vancouver TheatreSports, never ones to miss a comic opportunity, are launching a new show that finds hilarity in detention, school supplies, and especially homework.

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Vancouver TheatreSports Plays the Class Clown

Filming in Vancouver: G.I. Joe spin-off Snake Eyes, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and Close Up

Could Henry Golding be coming to Vancouver to star in a film?

For our weekly roundup of what’s filming in Vancouver, sometimes there’s a common theme running through all the TV and film productions.

But this isn’t one of those weeks.

In fact, this week’s collection of screen productions wildly runs the gamut from a mystery-drama to a martial-arts action blockbuster to a musical fantasy dramedy TV series (now there’s something you don’t hear every day).

It’s quite the mix—but that’s the way things go when it comes to the entertainment industry.

So on that note, here’s a brief overview of what’s—and who’s—on set this week and in the weeks to come.

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Filming in Vancouver: G.I. Joe spin-off Snake Eyes, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and Close Up

DIY lantern workshops lead up to the 17th annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival

renfrew ravine moon festival 2019

Image from Still Moon Arts Society | Facebook.com

The annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is back for its 17th year this upcoming Saturday, September 14th!

This popular, family-friendly event is held in the Renfrew Park neighbourhood in east Vancouver. The event itself will feature tons of live music, entertainment, beautiful art displays, food, and other surprises.

Each year, the festival attracts around 5,000+ locals and visitors to enjoy the fantastic displays of colour, light, and music that pay homage to the Renfrew Ravine: one of the last vestiges of both open stream and urban forest in the city.

Leading up to the event, there are multiple DIY lantern workshops that will lead you in the creation of your own beautiful illuminating lantern for the event itself. If you’re planning on taking part in the 2019 Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, make sure to check out one of these lantern workshops ahead of time.

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DIY lantern workshops lead up to the 17th annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival

What’s happening in Vancouver theatre in September (updated)

Cast of The Shipment, coming later in September to the Firehall Arts Centre. Jens Kristian Balle photo.

Well of course there’s the Vancouver Fringe Festival. From Sept. 5-15, the multi-limbed monster will be gobbling up most of the oxygen in the local theatre scene. There is however lots of other productions happening, especially towards the end of the month. Read on. (Note: this post has been updated Sept. 4 2019)

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre in September (updated)