Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

There is even more holiday cheer added to Vancouver this weekend. Head to the Aquarium for Scuba Clause, up Grouse Mountain to skate on a pond, into the woods for Canyon Lights, or onto the water for a kayak tour of the Carol Ships.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

The return of Animals of Distinction, and more highlights of the 2020 PuSh Festival

Frontera. Yannick Grandmont photo.

Now in its 16th year, the PuSh Festival is dedicated to creative risk-taking and interdisciplinary collaboration. This year’s festival takes place Jan. 21-Feb. 9 at various venues and includes 27 works from 24 companies from nine countries, including six world premieres. See some highlights below.

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The return of Animals of Distinction, and more highlights of the 2020 PuSh Festival

Vancouver Ski Hills are Open! Here’s What’s New for the 2019/2020 Season

Skiing at Whistler Blackcomb

Photo credit: Destination BC/Robin O’Neill

Vancouver is spoiled for choice when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. We have three local mountains on the North Shore, plus three more a short drive away to the north and east. With three of the ski resorts open already and the remaining three scheduled to open in the next week or two, we’re getting excited about hitting the slopes. Here’s what you can look forward to at each resort for the 2019/2020 season.

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Vancouver Ski Hills are Open! Here’s What’s New for the 2019/2020 Season

Burr, Gadsby, Bamford among headliners at 2020 JFL Northwest comedy festival

Bill Burr is one of the headliners at the 2020 JFL Northwest comedy festival.

JFL Northwest, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, has announced its headliners for 2020. Now in its fifth year, the festival has lined up Bill Burr, Hannah Gadsby, Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, and many more.

The festival runs Feb. 13-25 at various venues. Pre-sale tickets began Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. General tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at JFLNorthWest.com. For more about the fest and performers, including selected highlights, see below.

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Burr, Gadsby, Bamford among headliners at 2020 JFL Northwest comedy festival

New Vancouver Restaurants/Cafes to Check Out This Month

The new 1931 Gallery Bistro in the Vancouver Art Gallery

The holiday season usually involves considerable dining out with family and friends who may be in the mood for trying out a new place.

There’s been a flurry of café and restaurant openings in the city that could add something new to your eating calendar. Here are a few to get you started:

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New Vancouver Restaurants/Cafes to Check Out This Month

5 can’t-miss food and drink events in Vancouver this December

Vancouver Christmas market

Photo: Lindsay Elliot

The holiday season is here and that means it’s time to drink and eat as much as you can! In between all the parties, family luncheons, and work events, there’s no shortage of food and drink during December.

But, if you’re looking for some of the most interesting food-based (and drink) events going on in Vancouver this month, look no further! Below are five events you’re going to want to check out this season.

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5 can’t-miss food and drink events in Vancouver this December

Interview with Local Vancouver Director, Writer, and Actor: Alison Ward

Photo credit: Ray McEachern

By Rachel Rosenberg

Alison Ward is a Vancouver-based actor, director and writer; her very moving one woman show, No Gold Star, is her true story about coming out at the age of 35 after spending years married to a man and identifying as straight.

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Interview with Local Vancouver Director, Writer, and Actor: Alison Ward