It’s Canada weekend, eh?

Hundreds of thousands of people all over B.C. will be commemorating Canada’s Day next Sunday. Here’s where: Canada Day Block Party at the Waldorf When: 12 – 7 p.m. Where: 1489 East Hastings Info: waldorfhotel.com The historic Waldorf Hotel is hosting a family-friendly block party and food festival. Since its relaunch in 2011, the 64-year-old … Read more

Free Salsa at Robson Square

The annual series of free outdoor salsa dances/lessons, kicks off on Canada Day, July 1 and runs for nine Sundays throughout the summer until August 26. The events start with a free beginner salsa dance lesson at 3pm for anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to dance salsa. The lessons last for half an hour … Read more

Canada Day – Rockies Tour!

Canada Day is coming up, and if you want to explore the most beautiful part of the country in the best time of the year, the Discover Canada Tours Rocky Mountains Trip is a great way to do it! Contact the Green Team on the 3rd floor for more information or to sign up!”

Summer celebration

Now in its fourth year, A Midsummer Fête is a modern-day interpretation of an English summer fête. Motivated by the unique perspective of the artist in nature, the event was crafted to be celebratory, educational, and inspirational. Guests will enjoy storytelling, music, ephemeral art installations, roving characters, a giant labyrinth and a wildly colourful tea … Read more

Jazz Festival

Called the “hippest jazz festival in the world” by The Seattle Times, the VIJF is Vancouver’s biggest, greatest music festival of the year, and it’s as beloved by locals as it is by the hundreds of thousands of visitors it attracts. Back for its 27th year, the 2012 Vancouver Jazz Festival features 1800 musicians and … Read more

Playland at the PNE

Summer is arriving this week and if you like amusement parks, Playland is the right choice for you. Don’t miss great rides including the classic wooden roller coaster, the Hellevator, Revelation and Corskcrew. Enjoy your favorite foods like cotton candy and donuts. Playland at the PNE is located just 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver on … Read more

Event!

Make Music Vancouver is a free, live, music celebration of the arrival of Summer. It will be held in Gastown on June 21st from 5 pm to 10 pm. The streets of that neighbourhood will become musical stages and festive dance floors and after 10pm, the party will continue inside many of Gastown’s pubs and … Read more

It’s summer!

Today is the Summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that today is the LONGEST day of the year!!! So seize it, because you won’t get these many hours of daylight again this year!! Even the weather welcomes the summer today, we are having such a beautiful sunny day in Vancouver. Some interesting facts about solstices: … Read more

Back to the 80s

Vancouver is full of events this month. If you haven’t found the right one for you yet, we dare you to travel back to the 80s. This weekend (June 16th) Bryan Adams will be playing at Rogers Arena. The Canadian rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, producer, actor and photographer became famous in the beginning of the … Read more

Events in Vancouver – Dragon Boat

From June 15th through June 17th will be held the 24th Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival, on the waters of False Creek. Dragon boating originated in China over 2000 years ago. The Festival is one of the biggest and most popular Summer events in Vancouver. The dragon boat races start at False Creek … Read more