Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

There’s just a week and a half left to get into all the Halloween happenings this month! New to the haunts this week: VanDusen’s Glow in the Garden, Halloween at the Aquarium, Grave Tales at Fort Langley, Britannia Mine’s Spoo-ook-tacular and a haunted live adventure game with bows and arrows. Of the non-haunts, there’s also opera, harvest festivals and photography exhibitions.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Cyclists, this is your weekend. The Gran Fondo is on, allowing an uninterrupted ride up the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. Or, if you prefer neon garb and blinky lights to padded shorts and clip-in shoes, Bike the Night is the place to be in Vancouver. There’s also many events to cycle to; the Fringe Festival, a ballet about social media dating, Marc Maron, Bon Iver, rugby, supercars, and the Facade Festival.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend the  Vancouver Aquarium’s Amazon gallery is full of butterflies, our venues are full of festival theatrics, and a bus covered in art will take your family on a gallery tour.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

April showers indeed! Grab an umbrella and get those rainy day cherry blossom photos, because the festival has officially begun. If you forgot your rain boots, never fear, there are many things going on this weekend that are under a roof, such as a photography festival, 1930s-style yodeling theatre, nude Austrian folk dancing, a spirits festival, soccer, a cheerleading competition, and an Indigenous puppetry story.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Head to Commercial Drive for Quests and Queers Games Night at Vancouver’s Nerdiest Pub

Stormcrow Quests and Queers

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you live in that sweet spot in the intersection of the Venn diagram of being an LGBTQ2A+ person visiting (or living in) Vancouver and being a fan of board games, have I got an event for you! Quests and Queers: An LGBTQ2A+ Game Night is an event hosted by the GM Tim (a local tabletop and role playing game coordinator) and held at Vancouver’s nerdiest pub The Storm Crow Tavern on Commercial Drive.

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Head to Commercial Drive for Quests and Queers Games Night at Vancouver’s Nerdiest Pub

Travelzoo Canada On Why Visitors Love Vancouver

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Lara Barlow, country manager for Travelzoo Canada, tells us that 83% of Canadians are traveling this year, and a survey says 51% of those who are travelling within Canada plan to visit BC and 32% plan to visit Vancouver specifically. Continue reading:
Travelzoo Canada On Why Visitors Love Vancouver

Frolic In The Flowers At The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Abbotsford Tulip Festival | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Abbotsford Tulip Festival | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Nothing says Spring like strolling through rainbow-coloured rows upon rows of perfectly-pruned perennials, and the Abbotsford Tulip Festival is the perfect spot to do just that.

No longer a drive-through destination, Abbotsford has grown and flourished into a bustling community of its own, worth the hour-long drive from downtown Vancouver to experience the plentiful perks that the Fraser Valley town has to offer. Here’s how to have the perfect Spring day, just an hour away.

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Frolic In The Flowers At The Abbotsford Tulip Festival