5 Fun and (almost) Free Things to do this Family Day Weekend in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery

It’s hard to believe now, but when it was first introduced, Family Day was considered controversial. Many were against the idea of introducing a new holiday and called it a “frill” and “extravagant waste.” Nearly three decades later, Family Day is now celebrated across many provinces in Canada. This year, Family Day is celebrated in BC on Monday, February 18, 2019.

For most, Family Day is the perfect time for people to take a much-needed break and enjoy each other’s company over a long weekend. Luckily, there’s a lot to choose from when it comes to celebrating this special day in Vancouver.

Here’s a look at some of the free and (almost) free activities you can enjoy this Family Day long weekend in Vancouver:

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5 Fun and (almost) Free Things to do this Family Day Weekend in Vancouver

16 Stunning Photos of Vancouver Covered in Snow

Vancouver may not get snow often, but when we do, it’s quite the wonderful sight – especially when looking towards the mountains. The city has turned into a winter wonderland this past week and there are many photos to prove it.

While the snow currently begins to melt, we wanted to round up 16 breathtaking photos that we came across during the past few snow days! Continue scrolling for some snowy delight.

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16 Stunning Photos of Vancouver Covered in Snow

Golden Girls puppet show comes to Vancouver this Wednesday night!

Dorothy, Sophia, Rose, and Blanche are back—as puppets.

The four sharp-tongued characters from the hit show Golden Girls star in a show called Thank You For Being a Friend. There are two local performances, one at the Vogue Theatre Wednesday Feb. 13 and another (sold-out) show at Surrey Arts Centre Feb. 16. Find out more below.

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Golden Girls puppet show comes to Vancouver this Wednesday night!

Five Romances to Binge this Valentine’s Day

Cupid’s arrows are ready to fly and flower shop owners are singing hallelujah. Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and whether you’re celebrating with your S.O., BFF, your mom or yourself, we can’t think of any better way to spend the night than diving deep into a heartfelt romance (wine and chocolates optional). We’ve selected five of our favourite movies and TV shows that celebrate love – and each one is filmed in Vancouver. What’s not to love about that?

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Five Romances to Binge this Valentine’s Day

Five Places to Party Like a Celebrity in Vancouver

Photo Credit: Gotham Steakhouse & Bar

Whether you’re visiting Vancouver for the first time, or you’ve lived in the city all your life, you might have already crossed paths with a famous face. Sure, you’re nearly guaranteed to run into movie stars, business moguls or famous directors at Just for Laughs Northwest, the Vancouver International Film Festival or the annual TED Conference – but we’ve also seen our favourite celebs indulging at top-rated restaurants (like Blake Lively at Bao Bei) or jamming with the band at live music venues (i.e. KJ Apa jamming at Guilt & Co.)

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Five Places to Party Like a Celebrity in Vancouver

Filming in Vancouver: The Lost Boys, The Good Doctor, and The 100

Freddie Highmore stars in the Vancouver-shot medical drama The Good Doctor.

In this week’s roundup of what’s going down in Vancouver’s screen scene, we vamp it up a bit.

To wit, an ‘80s vampire movie is about to get adapted for home-viewing audiences.

Meanwhile, two TV series are calling it a wrap on their latest seasons this week.

One is a medical drama that revolves around a talented surgeon with autism while the other is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama.

So with all that said, here’s this week’s look at what’s coming and going from the streets of Hollywood North.

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Filming in Vancouver: The Lost Boys, The Good Doctor, and The 100

7 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Your Besties in Vancouver

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While Valentine’s Day is mostly geared towards couples, February 13th has become the day to celebrate your girl squad: Galentine’s Day. And Vancouver is where it’s at for you to take a page from Parks and Recreation‘s Leslie Knope and celebrate your gal pals!

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7 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Your Besties in Vancouver