Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Speed skating, karate, fencing, fashion, art launches, Monty Python, and orchids?  There are more than enough events to keep you busy all weekend long!   Read on for our top picks for things happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to enjoy the first weekend of autumn.  Check out our list of things to do in Vancouver this weekend!
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Ready for another amazing weekend?  There’s something for everyone happening in the city, from culture to fashion to culinary!  Here’s our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend in Metro Vancouver.
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Off the Eaten Track: New Foodie Tour Explores Vancouver’s Hidden Gems

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Donald Market | East Village Photo: facebook.com/offtheeatentrack.vancouver

Vancouver has a reputation for fresh, West Coast cuisine and daring fusion dishes. But with so many great restaurants, how do you find the hidden gems?

That’s where Off the Eaten Track comes in. The unique tours focus on hunting down some of the city’s most popular, off-the-radar eateries – the secret spots only locals seem to know about. For visitors, it’s a unique chance to plug directly into the latest crazes in Vancouver’s edgy dining scene.

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Off the Eaten Track: New Foodie Tour Explores Vancouver’s Hidden Gems

Walk on the wild side with Will Woods

Penthouse Vancouver tour

A typical Penthouse floor show back in the day. Photo courtesy The Penthouse.

Will Woods’ Forbidden Vancouver walking tours get consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor. Earlier this year, Woods expanded his repertoire of “forbidden” places to include the Penthouse, one of Vancouver’s last remaining strip clubs, and one of the few remaining historic venues left in the city.

After two sold-out tours of the Penthouse in January, Woods is again taking the curious on a tour of the club, which over the years has seen guests like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra come through its doors and has survived gangsters, the Vancouver Police Department and a fire.

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Walk on the wild side with Will Woods

Find your happy place at Minter Gardens

Minter Gardens

Minter Gardens (Photo: Calvina Wai)

We pretend it’s not going to happen, but it is: summer is coming to an end. Don’t fret, there is still time to take that road trip outside the city while the sun is still shining. Not too far from Cultus Lake and Harrison Hot Springs is a 32-acre sanctuary called Minter Gardens.

You’ve heard of it but have never actually been there. I was in the same boat, until recently, I finally made the 1.5-hour drive east of Vancouver. As I drove into the Minter Gardens parking lot, I knew this place was going to be special. The garden is set against a backdrop of magnificent mountain ranges and carved out by a landslide centuries ago. When Brian and Faye Minter saw this unusual landscape back in 1977, it was their dream to build a garden, and their team has been carefully tending it for the past 30 years.

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Find your happy place at Minter Gardens

Hidden Art in the Ground: Mosaic Park

Mosaic Park, Vancouver BC. Photo by J. Chong

Mosaic Park, Vancouver BC. Artistic direction by Glen Anderson and Kristine Stewart. Photo by J. Chong

A great thing about walking or biking around Vancouver, is getting up close and personal with hidden, outdoor public art.  If you are in a car, it does cut off your art-viewing “sight line” for certain outdoor art.  Especially mosaic art embedded into the ground or sidewalk.

Mosaic Park beckons you to stop, take time to stroll and examine more closely to appreciate its complex stream of 260 different mosaic designs and themes. This small park is located at Charles St. and McLean Dr., one block away from the Adanac bike route. It is in a residential neighbourhood.

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Hidden Art in the Ground: Mosaic Park