Quick Guide to the NYE Vancouver Celebration – Vancouver’s Free New Year’s Eve Party, Dec 31

Photo credit: Julius Reque | Flickr

Photo credit: Julius Reque | Flickr

Vancouver is about to party like it’s 1992.

That’s the last time a public New Year’s Eve celebration was held in the downtown core. And it looks like this year’s bash is going to blow that one away.

NYE Vancouver is all set to take over Canada Place for a New Year’s Eve party to remember, Dec. 31.  The waterfront fete features live music, food trucks, family-friendly fun, a special paid licensed zone, not one but two countdowns, and of course some pyrotechnics to cap off the night.

The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. sharp on Canada Place Way, near the Coal Harbour waterfront, between Howe and Burrard streets. Some of the city’s hottest bands will be rocking out on the 102.7 The PEAK Stage, entertaining crowds all the way to midnight. Meanwhile, revellers can nosh on street eats from Vancouver’s top food trucks. Special exhibitions will keep the party pumping, and you can also expect plenty of on-site broadcasts from news teams covering the event.  Continue reading:
Quick Guide to the NYE Vancouver Celebration – Vancouver’s Free New Year’s Eve Party, Dec 31

How to Have a House Party in Vancouver

At The Party

 By Amy Watkins for Inside Vancouver

If you want to have a house party in Vancouver but you don’t actually have a house to hold one in, check out these karaoke joints, supper clubs and cozy bars that have a homely vibe. Just add friends and you’ve got yourself some instant house party fun…
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How to Have a House Party in Vancouver

Vancouver New Year’s Eve Top Events

Vancouver New Year's Eve Top Events

Still need ideas for your ultimate New Year’s Eve Vancouver experience? Ring in 2015 with a bang with our top picks!

Translink is offering free fares from 5:00PM December 31st – 5:00AM January 1st. Leave your car at home if you’ll be drinking.

Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre and Tickets Tonight will be closed on January 1st.

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Free Outdoor World Cup 2014 Party in Vancouver

Photo credit: Jarke | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Jarke | Wikimedia Commons

World Cup soccer fans in Vancouver have something to cheer about.

The city is hosting a giant outdoor bash for the World Cup final on Sunday, July 13, at Trout Lake near the Commercial Drive neighbourhood.

At the Soccer! Samba!! Celebration!!! party (just look at all those exclamation points) fans can catch the game on one of the largest LED screens in the city.  In addition, South American dancers are set to perform and special stations will be set up for kids to design their own soccer jerseys.

Apart from giving fans a place to show their pride, the celebration is also meant to bring attention to the 2015 Women’s World Cup, coming to Canada (and Vancouver) next year.

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Free Outdoor World Cup 2014 Party in Vancouver

Party in Space: “Space Cruise” Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Street

You may find astronauts like these on your Space Cruise. Photo credit: Ahmad Hashim | Flickr

You may find astronauts like these on your Space Cruise. Photo credit: Ahmad Hashim | Flickr

Are you ready to board a cruise ship to another galaxy?

Throughout April, downtown Vancouver’s FanClub is transforming itself into a “Space Cruise.” Confused?  Don’t worry – This requires a little explaining.

Space Cruise, according to event organizers, is a “charmingly campy Caribbean cruise meets Star Trek, with a hint of Cirque du Soleil and more than its share of sexy.”  Think of it as interactive theatre for grownups, staged inside a cavernous nightclub on Granville Street.

Step inside the doors of the FanClub and you’ll find all the trappings of a cruise ship. Your cruise hostess will help you to your seat and prepare you for the voyage ahead. Meanwhile – mainly to add to the general absurdity – burlesque dancers will take the stage, while a live band rocks away in the background.  And did I forget to mention there’s a trapeze artist as well, swinging from the ceiling in a skimpy outfit?

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Party in Space: “Space Cruise” Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Street

Vancouver Announces Times-Square-Style New Year’s Eve Bash for 2014

Vancouver's Jack Poole Plaza will come alive for New Year's Eve 2014, as it did for this Diner en Blanc celebration in 2012. Photo credit: RickChung.com | Flickr

Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza will come alive for New Year’s Eve 2014, as it did for this Diner en Blanc celebration in 2012. Photo credit: RickChung.com | Flickr

Was your New Year’s Eve 2013 celebration a bust? Here’s guessing 2014 festivities might be a bit more interesting.

Organizers have announced that Vancouver is bringing back an official, public New Year’s Eve bash for the first time in two decades.  On Dec. 31, 2014, thousands of revellers will converge on downtown’s Jack Poole Plaza for NYE VAN: a night of live entertainment, fireworks and food carts to celebrate the new year.

The free public party is slated to get underway early at 6 p.m. along Burrard Landing, adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre.   Continue reading:
Vancouver Announces Times-Square-Style New Year’s Eve Bash for 2014

Free Outdoor Street Parties in Vancouver this July

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Photo credit: majomo-photography | Flickr

Once upon a time, Vancouver was known as a “no fun” city.  This summer, Viva Vancouver is doing its best to put that reputation to rest.

Now in its second year, the city-sponsored program transforms streets into lively outdoor parties, with music, art, dancing and food.  Every weekend through Labour Day, a different free festival will liven up Vancouver, while events throughout the week ensure there’s rarely a dull moment.

Programming this year includes a series of big celebrations along Granville Street, including Latincouver, a Bike Rodeo, Axe Capoeira, TaiwanFest and more.  There will be a brand new farmers market in Yaletown on Thursdays, starting in mid-August.  City beautification programs will see permanent “rainbow crosswalks” installed along Davie Street.  And the unique Pilot Parklet Program will transform random parking lots across Vancouver into outdoor party zones.

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Free Outdoor Street Parties in Vancouver this July