Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Craft markets, choirs, symphony, gospel, even more holiday lights, classic cartoons on the big screen, and a drag show are just some of what’s going on this weekend. This is also your very last chance to see the Vancouver Biennale’s exhibit of curious imagined creatures by world-renowned artist Patricia Piccinini.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend we have a flamenco production of Pinocchio, The Winnipeg Ballet’s Canadian Nutcracker, an adult-only puppetry version of A Christmas Carol, figure skating, a gem show and more things to keep you busy all through the next few days.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 1, 2018

It may be grey and wet outdoors, but inside the colours are brightly painted, music plays for you to dance your shoes dry, and the kitchens are hot – cooking up the last weekend of the Dine Out Vancouver festival.


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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: Feb. 1, 2018

Got Snow? Cypress Opens Friday!

Photo: Flickr, Zac McDougall

Dust off those boards, tweak those bindings and dig out your long undies because it is snowing in the mountains! Like most winter enthusiasts, this is the time of year I longingly watch our magnificent Lions for that first dusting of white. With bated breath, I diligently monitor temperature and precipitation predictions. Anticipation builds! While commuters curse, I gleefully thank Mother Nature for the early season storms and unexpected blast of winter. I visualize fresh tracks and apres ski! Well, Vancouverites, the wait is over. It is official; Cypress Mountain kicks off the season this Friday, November 10th.

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Got Snow? Cypress Opens Friday!

Snowshoes, Sunsets and the Grind

 

Scenic views from the Snowshoe Grind Photo: D Coo Badger Photography

Missing your fitness fix on the Grouse Grind?  Resolved to up your fitness level in 2017? With epic snow on our North Shore Mountains if you have not yet traded your hiking boots for snowshoes, now might be the time to challenge the Snowshoe Grind!

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Snowshoes, Sunsets and the Grind

The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Celebrates the Shortest Day of the Year

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The winter solstice officially marks the longest night of the year in Canada, and is known as the official start of the winter season. But, since it already seems like we’ve been in the winter season for quite awhile in Vancouver – let’s just say it’s the start of the official countdown back to summer!

This year, winter solstice is being held on Wednesday, December 21 and to mark the longest and darkest night of the year, Vancouver will be hosting a party. You are invited to light up the night on Wednesday with the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, taking place in three neighbourhoods across the city for the 23rd year.

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The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Celebrates the Shortest Day of the Year

Experience VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1 to January 2. This year we’ve expanded the show and all tickets include a free ride on our new carousel! Stroll with friends and family through interactive themed areas, enjoy the famous Dancing Lights show on Livingstone Lake, look for roving Scandinavian gnomes and reindeer in the garden, light a candle at the Make-A-Wish candle grotto, take a photo with Santa, enjoy tasty treats and much more!

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Experience VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights (Free Ticket Giveaway!)