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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015

2015 Chinese New Year Events in Vancouver

Celebrate the year of the Goat in Canada's largest Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia as well as various locations throughout the Lower Mainland! Enjoy parades, fairs, festivals, decorated gardens as well as a wide range of events and activities for all ages! Experience the Year of the Goat with the spectacular Chinese New Year Parade, lion dances, traditional performances, art, crafts, food, demonstrations and much more in Vancouver's Chinatown, Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond. Celebrate the Year of the Goat - Gong Hey Fat Choy!

Chinese New Year 2015CHINATOWN VANCOUVER
• CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE | February 22, 2015 | Starts: 11:00am | Parade Route: Starts at East Pender Street at Carrall Street, to Gore Avenue, Gore Avenue to Keefer Street at Carrall Street, Vancouver (route map) (map) | Free | Join thousands of people as they watch the Chinese New Year Parade in Vancouver's Chinatown which welcomes the Year of the Goat (Ram)! | Website
• VANCOUVER CHINATOWN SPRING FESTIVAL | February 22, 2015 | 11:00am | Sun Yat-Sen Plaza: 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Enjoy an opening ceremony, unique multicultural performances, martial arts demonstrations, food and the special lion dance grand finale at the Spring Festival! | Website
• CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE GOAT | February 19 - 22, 2015 | 19th - 21st: 11:00am - 9:00pm; 22nd: 10:00am - 6:00pm | International Village Mall: 88 West Pender Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate the Year of the Goat inside the International Village with traditional arts, culture and culinary delights, lion dances, a giant marketplace, kids corner, performances and activities! | Website
• LIGHT & SHADOWS: AN EVENING WITH BEIJING'S SHADOW PUPPETEERS | February 19, 2015 | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver (map) | $55 [tickets] Enjoy an evening performance and hands-on workshop by the Beijing Shadow Play Art Troupe. Your experience begins with an authentic Chinese Shadow Play performance, then an opportunity to build and operate your very own shadow puppet! | Website
• THE YEAR OF THE RAM TEMPLE FAIR | February 22, 2015 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Dr. Sun Chinese New Year 2015Yat Sen Chinese Garden: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate the Year of the Ram with traditional activities, delightful performances (including performances by the Beijing Shadow Play Art Troupe) and cultural exchanges as you stroll through the festively decorated garden. | Website

VANCOUVER
• CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE SHEEP AT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT BOUTIQUE | Dates: TBA | Times: TBA | Royal Canadian Mint Boutique: 752 Granville Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Strike your very own "Sheep" medallion and marvel at the displays! | Website
• LUNAR FEST | February 20 - 22, 2015 | 11:00am - 7:00pm | Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza: West Georgia Street at Howe Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Experience a sensory delight with a variety of unique activities, storytelling, games, workshops and performances at this Vancouver Winter Olympics Legacy event. | Website
• CHINESE NEW YEAR: CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE SHEEP | February 21, 2015 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | West End Community Centre: 870 Denman Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Welcome the Year of the Sheep at this community celebration with music, performances and good luck crafts. | Website

BURNABY
• CHINESE NEW YEAR ON THE HEIGHTS | February 21, 2015 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Hastings Street: Willingdon Avenue to Gamma Avenue, Burnaby (map) | Free | Ring in the Chinese New Year 2015Year of the Horse on the Heights with music and dance as traditional lion dancers perform a special blessing to bring luck and prosperity to Heights merchants. Spot the lion dancers to receive a fortune cookie or a red envelope! | Website

RICHMOND
• CHINESE NEW YEAR FLOWER BAZAAR & CHINESE NEW YEAR EVE | February 14 - 19, 2015 | 10:00am - 5:00pm (18th: 10:00am - 12:00am) | International Buddhist Temple: 9160 Steveston Highway, Richmond (map) | Free | Visitors can experience a celebration of Chinese New Year, traditional food and snacks, auspicious flower and decoration arrangements and more. | Website
• CHINESE NEW YEAR FLOWER AND GIFT FAIR | February 13 - 19, 2015 | Times Vary (link) | Aberdeen Centre: 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (map) | Free | Enjoy this popular fair - an annual tradition since 1989! Explore booths and enjoy performances (including lion and festive decorations, delicious treats , fresh flowers and more! | Website
• COUNTDOWN NIGHT TO CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE SHEEP | February 18, 2015 | 9:00pm - 12:30am | Aberdeen Centre: 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (map) | Free | Count down to the Year of the Horse with performances, personal blessings and a live countdown! | Website
• ABERDEEN CENTRE'S GOLDEN DRAGON AND LION DANCE | February 19, 2015 | 11:00am | Aberdeen Centre: 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond (map) | Free | See the Lion Dances in the outdoor courtyard and watch as the Lion visits stores in the mall! | Website


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014

2014 Christmas Events in Greater Vancouver

Celebrate the festive season throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland with holiday events and activities from gardens decked out with thousands of strands of Christmas lights and decorations, enchanting train rides through decorated forests, sleigh rides, reindeer, visits with Santa, Christmas Markets, caroling and more! From November to January, enjoy a variety of exciting activities in locations across the Lower Mainland to put visitors in the festive spirit - from the tops of snow covered mountains to local attractions and more!

Christmas 2014VANCOUVER
• VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET | November 22 - December 24, 2014 | 11:00am - 9:00pm (December 24th: 11:00am - 6:00pm) | Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza: 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map) | Free - $40 (2 for 1 admission with a lunch pass Monday to Fridays between 11:00am and 2:00pm) | Stroll through this magical European style Christmas Market filled with illuminated wooden booths selling delicious foodstuffs, crafts and decorations paired with festive surroundings and entertainment. | Website
• CANDYTOWN | November 22, 2014 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm | Yaletown: Mainland Street between Davie and Nelson Streets, Vancouver (map) | Free | Stroll through Candytown, a winter festival transforming Mainland Street into a winter wonderland. Lights and candy canes will adorn lamp poles and costumed characters will parade down the street amongst local artisans, street performers and live music. | Website
• GINGERBREAD LANE | Dates TBA | 9:00am - 9:00pm | Hyatt Regency Vancouver: 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia (map) | Donation | See dozens of delectable (and astounding!) gingerbread creations at Gingerbread Lane! See them all and cast a vote for your favorite to win the People's Choice award! | Website
• ROGERS SANTA CLAUS PARADE | December 7, 2014 | 1:00pm (Coast Capital Savings Square: 10:30am - 1:00pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery) | Parade Route: West Georgia at Broughton Streets to Davie at Howe Streets, Vancouver (map) | Free | Watch as spectacular floats, bands and community groups parade through Vancouver with the man in red himself! | Website
• CHRISTMAS AT CANADA PLACE | December 13 - 31, 2014 (closed December 24th & Christmas 201425th) | Times Vary (link) | Canada Place: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver (map) | Free | Take a stroll along the Canada Trail and Celebrate Christmas at Canada Place with the avenue of Christmas trees display, see the historic Woodward's Windows, festive performances and more! | Website
• BRIGHT NIGHTS IN STANLEY PARK | November 27, 2014 - January 4, 2015 (closed December 25th) | November 27th - December 18th: Mon-Thurs: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Fri-Sun: 10:00am - 10:00pm; December 19th - 24th & December 26th - January 4th: Sun-Sat: 10:00am - 11:00pm; | Stanley Park Miniature Train: 611 Pipeline Road, Vancouver (map) | Free - $11 [tickets] (Plaza Entry: By Donation) | Walk through the decorated plaza and take a train ride through the forest covered in three million twinkling lights! Ride the Christmas Train, enjoy displays, listen to holiday classics and sip warm cocoa. | Website
• CHRISTMAS IN KERRISDALE | December 6, 13, 20 & 24, 2014 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Kerrisdale Village: West 41st Avenue at West Boulevard, Vancouver (map) | Free | Visit with Santa, listen to roving quartets and go on a holiday horse and carriage ride through the beautifully decorative village! | Website
• FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS | December 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015 (closed December 25th) | 4:30pm - 9:30pm | VanDusen Botanical Gardens: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver (map) | Free - $34 [tickets] | Visit the VanDusen Botanical Gardens as its transformed into a winter wonderland for the holidays! See light shows on Livingston Lake, choirs, Santa and his elves and spectacular light displays throughout the garden! | Website

Christmas 2014NORTH SHORE
• THE PEAK OF CHRISTMAS | November 28 - December 24, 2014 | 9:00am - 10:00pm | Grouse Mountain: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver (map) | Free - $79.95 | Celebrate Christmas atop Vancouver's highest peak with a variety of activities including skating, sleigh rides, crafts, entertainment, the SOS Children's Gingerbread Village and visit Santa and his reindeer! | Website
• CANYON LIGHTS | November 29, 2014 - January 3, 2015 (closed December 25th) | 11:00am - 9:00pm | Capilano Suspension Bridge: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver (map) | Free - $32.95 | Walk through thousands of lights and enjoy a scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating, glass blowing demonstrations, carols sung by the Holiday Band as well as the world's tallest living Christmas tree! | Website
• DUNDARAVE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT | November 29 (Dundarave Christmas Fair), December 6 (Dundarave Nativity & Paddle Songs), 13 (World Christmas), 20 (Christmas Wassail & Bonfire Night), 2014 | 29th/6th/13th: 12:00pm - Dusk; 20th: 3:00pm - 9:30pm | Dundarave Beach, West Vancouver (map) | Free | Enjoy holiday festivities spanning four nights (the Christmas Fair, Nativity & Paddle Songs, World Christmas and the Christmas Wassail & Bonfire Night) as well as over one hundred decorated trees throughout the village. | Website

BURNABY
• ILLUMINATIONS AT HERITAGE CHRISTMAS | November 22, 2014 - January 2, 2015 (Closed December 24th & 25th) | November 22 - December 12: Mon-Fri: 1:00pm - 5:30pm* Christmas 2014(*December 2nd: 1:00pm - 4:30pm), Sat-Sun: 1:00pm - 9:00pm; December 13 - January 2: 1:00pm - 9:00pm | Burnaby Village Museum: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby (map) | Free (Carousel Rides: $2.50) | Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a traditional Christmas with festive lights, crafts, displays, carousel rides and visit with Father Christmas. | Website

SURREY
• SURREY TREE LIGHTING FESTIVAL | November 22, 2014 | 12:00pm - 8:00pm The Plaza at New City Hall and Atrium: 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey (map) | Free | See the lighting of Surrey's official Christmas Tree and enjoy a ride on the mini Christmas train, holiday trolly rides, a visit the storytime igloo, face painting, crafts, ice carving demonstrations, entertainment on the snowflake stage and more!. | Website
• SURREY'S SANTA PARADE OF LIGHTS | December 7, 2014 | 5:00pm | Parade Route: (link), Surrey (map) | Please bring donation of money or food to be collected for local food banks | See the fantastic floats light up for the holidays as they roll through the city of Surrey followed by Santa Claus himself! | Website
• CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE | December 13, 2014 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Historic Stewart Farm: 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey (map) | Donation | Visit the farmhouse which is charmingly decorated for a pioneer Christmas! Enjoy music, holiday crafts, baked treats Christmas 2014from the woodstove, and hot apple cider and hot chocolate. | Website

WHITE ROCK
• CHRISTMAS ON THE PENINSULA | November 29, 2014 | 10:00am - 6:00pm [schedule] | Various locations in White Rock (map) | Free | Explore Christmas on the Peninsula Festival which offers a wide variety of activities, entertainment and more! | Website

LANGLEY
• HERITAGE HOLIDAY AT THE FORT | December 20, 2014 - January 4, 2014 (closed December 25th & 26th, January 1st) | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Fort Langley National Historic Site: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley (map) | Free - $7.80 | Get away from the holiday bustle and enjoy a traditional holiday atmosphere with crafts and activities! | Website

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
• CPR HOLIDAY TRAIN | December 18, 2014 | 2125 Kingsway Avenue, Port Coquitlam (map) | Please bring donation of money or food to be collected for local food banks | See the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train decked out in lights as it stops at communities across North America and enjoy entertainment on the box car stage! | Website

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014

2014 Halloween Activities in Vancouver & Lower Mainland

Explore the strange and spooky side of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland at a variety of Halloween events and activities throughout the month of October! At night, some of the region's most notable attractions turn out the lights and set free spooks, goblins, zombies, bats, ghosts, jack-o-lanterns and more! Ride the rails through spooky forests, explore haunted houses, get frightened, figure out mysteries, learn about British Columbia's haunted past and more! Enjoy a Halloween event or activity in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in October 2014!

Halloween 2014!VANCOUVER
• STANLEY PARK HALLOWEEN GHOST TRAIN | October 10 - November 1, 2014 (Closed: October 13th) | Monday to Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday to Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm | Stanley Park Miniature Train: 611 Pipeline Road, Vancouver (map) | Free - $11 [tickets] | Come to the Ghost Train as we present Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden, a twisted cabaret of timeless nursery rhymes and bedtime treats perfect for a Halloween night! Also visit the Spooky Barn, pumpkin patch and pumpkin-carving tent, dress up for our costume contest and go on a lantern-lit nature walk. | Website
• THE LOST SOULS OF GASTOWN | October 17 - November 2 & 7-8 & 14-15, 2014 | 8:00pm [tickets] | Tour departs Cathedral Square at Dunsmuir Street and Richards Street, Vancouver (map) | $19 - $22 | Join a storyteller on an adventure through Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history as you are transported back to the 1800s when Vancouver was a violent frontier town. | Website
• FRIGHT NIGHTS AT THE PNE | October 10 - 12; 16 - 19; 22 - 26 & 28 - November 1, 2014 | Hours (calendar) | Pacific National Exhibition: 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver (map) | $22 - $79 [tickets] | In 2014 Fright Nights possesses Playland with seven Haunted Houses, thirteen rides, and the Monsters of Schlock sideshow, the Kinshira Fire Performance as well as other terrifying shows and attractions! | Website
• HAUNTED HALLOWEEN TROLLEY TOUR | October 15 - 31, 2014 (except Sundays & Mondays) | Tour Times: 6:30pm; 7:30pm; 8:30pm & 9:30pm | Tour departs Canada Place: 999 Canada Place Street, Vancouver (map) | $40 (reservations required) | Explore Vancouver's dark side as you take a ride on the Haunted Trolley which explores the city's Halloween 2014!spookiest locales including the Vancouver Police Museum which was once the city's morgue! | Website
• JUDGE DEE'S CHINATOWN HAUNTED HOUSE | October 21 - 31, 2014 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm (entry every two minutes) | Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver (map) | $10 - $12 | Brave haunted pathways, uncover the clues and attempt to solve the crime as the Classical Chinese Garden into a terrifying Haunted House! Featuring over a dozen actors, dancers and musicians of Seven Tyrants Theatre, this one-of-a-kind experience is inspired by the gruesome stories of Judge Dee: China's Sherlock Holmes. | Website

BURNABY
• HAUNTED VILLAGE AT BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM | October 23 - 26, 2014 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Burnaby Village Museum: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby (map) | $9 - $14 | Spirits be haunting, specters be creeping, and crows be - everywhere! The Village, the Farmhouse and the carousel will all be adorned in a ghoulish, spooky yet fanciful fashion. This year the decorations play with the theme of crows and Victorian steam punk! | Website

MAPLE RIDGE
• GHOST RIDGE HAUNTED HOUSE | October 24 - 30, 2014 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Family Friendly: October 26 - 28, 2014 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Albion Fairgrounds: 23448 - 105 Avenue, Maple Ridge (map) | $8 | Get scared at the Ghost Ridge Haunted House with thrills, chills, ghosts and goblins with the theme 'If I Should Die Before I Wake...'! | Website
Halloween 2014!• HALLOWEEN FIREWORKS | October 30, 2014 | 7:00pm | Albion Fairgrounds: 23448 - 105 Avenue, Maple Ridge (map) | Free | Enjoy the Halloween Fireworks! | Website

SURREY
• POTTERS HOUSE OF HORRORS | October 10 - 31, 2014 (Closed: October 13th) | 5:00pm - 10:00pm (Family Friendly: 5:00pm - 6:30pm) | 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey (map) | $10 - $40 [tickets] | Take the scariest walk in British Columbia! Prepare to be frightened inside this 9,000 square foot haunted house (two new in 2014!) as you make your way through the labyrinth! You never know who... or what will be around the corner! | Website
• PUMPKIN EXPRESS | October 10 - 31, 2014 | 10:00am - 4:30pm | Bear Creek Park Train: 13750 - 88th Avenue, Surrey (map) | $9.50 | Take a ride on the Pumpkin Express through the Halloween Forest, make crafts, play games and pick a pumpkin! | Website
• HAUNTED FOREST SCREAM TRAIN | October 17 - 31, 2014 | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Bear Creek Park Train: 13750 - 88th Avenue, Surrey (map) | $9.50 | Watch out for Chainsaw Charlie (and the Walking Dead!) as you climb aboard the Scream Train which takes off into the dark forest loaded with nighttime creatures and horrifying characters! | Website
• PUMPKIN POWER | October 25, 2014 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Surrey Museum: 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey (map) | Admission by Donation | Come in costume, design and take home your own Jack-o'-Lantern, do crafts, taste some pie and then take part in the Cloverdale Halloween Costume Parade! | Website
• CLOVERDALE HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE | October 25, 2014 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm (Registration: 12:00pm) | Parade Starts: Surrey Museum: 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey (map) | Halloween 2014!See several giant pumpkins and be a part of the 13th Annual Cloverdale Halloween Costume Parade as over 1,000 children and adults walk though the streets! | Website
• HALLOWE'EN IN THE FOREST | October 25, 2014 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Surrey Nature Centre: 14255 - 96th Avenue, Surrey (map) | $7 | Come in costume and have some Halloween fun in our pumpkin patch and carve your own pumpkin. Meet creatures of the forest and catch a glimpse of the Forest Fairy. | Website

FRASER VALLEY
• GRAVE TALES | ADULT: October 16 - 19, 22 - 30 (7:00pm, 8:00pm or 9:00pm); YOUTH: 16 & 19 & 22 - 23 & 26 - 30 (6:00pm); TEEN: 18 & 25 (6:00pm) | Fort Langley National Historic Site: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley (map) | $15.10 [tickets]; Youth Edition: $11.70 (reservations required) | Enjoy spine-chilling stories depicted at night by expert storytellers as you walk through the Fort Langley village! Afterwards, enjoy a warm drink around the bonfire inside the fort. | Website
• FAMILY FRIGHT AT THE FORT | October 25 - 26, 2014 | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley (map) | Free - $11.70 | Trick-or-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site and discover fun Halloween surprises along the way! Decorate a pumpkin, get your face painted and make a craft! | Website
• REAPERS HAUNTED ATTRACTION & THE MAZE OF TERROR | October 3 - 5 & 10 - 12 & 17 - 31, 2014 | Fri-Sat: 7:00pm - 10:00pm; Sun-Thurs: 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Fantasy Farms: 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack (map) | $10 - $18 | Dare to be scared at Chilliwack's longest running and scariest Halloween attraction! Join the body count! | Website


SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014

2014 BC Day Events and Festivals in Greater Vancouver

Celebrate beautiful British Columbia, Canada on BC Day Long Weekend from August 2nd to 4th, 2014! All across British Columbia people celebrate with festivals and events including the world class Honda Celebration of Light, Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival, Powell Street Festival, Tsawwassen Sun Festival, White Rock Sea Festival, Abbotsford Agrifair and Rodeo, Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival, Canadian National BBQ Championships and more! Happy BC Day!

2014 BC Day Events in Greater Vancouver.VANCOUVER
• HONDA CELEBRATION OF LIGHT | July 26 (USA), July 30 (France) & August 2 (Japan), 2014 | 10:00pm | English Bay, Vancouver (map) | Free | Watch the Honda Celebration of Light - British Columbia's most spectacular Fireworks show! Join thousands of people as fireworks light up the skies for the 24th Annual Celebration of Light! Cheer on Team USA, Team France and Team Japan as they dazzle Vancouver! | Website
• VANCOUVER PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL | August 3, 2014 | Festival & Market: 11:00am - 6:00pm; Parade: 12:00pm | Parade Route (map); Festival: Sunset Beach, Vancouver (map) | Free | Don't miss one of the citys flagship events and celebrate pride at the 36th Annual Pride Parade - Vancouver's biggest and best summer parade with colourful floats, spectacular costumes, marching bands and more! The party continues at the Pride Festival and Market with food, entertainment and more! | Website
• POWELL STREET FESTIVAL | August 1 - 3, 2014 | 1st: 8:00pm; 2nd - 3rd: 11:30am - 7:00pm (schedule) | Oppenheimer Park: 400 Powell Street, Vancouver (map) (festival map) & Other Locations | Free - $10 | Explore Canada's largest Japanese-Canadian festival which includes performances, demonstrations, walking tours, tea ceremonies and a fantastic array of Japanese food, crafts and displays! | Website

DELTA
• TSAWWASSEN SUN FESTIVAL | August 2 - 4, 2014 | Times Vary (schedule) | Winskill Park: 56th Street at 9th Avenue, Delta (map) | Free - $TBA | Celebrate the summer at the Tsawwassen Sun Festival with a parade, children's midway, antique fair, marketplace, BMX 2014 BC Day Events in Greater Vancouver.air show, entertainment, food and fireworks! | Website

WHITE ROCK / DELTA
• WHITE ROCK SEA FESTIVAL | August 1 - 3, 2014 | Times Vary (schedule) | White Rock Waterfront (map) | Free | Join the festivities at the 65th Annual Spirit of the Sea Festival which includes Pirates in the Park, a torchlight parade,sand castle building competition, Salmon BBQ, entertainment, market, games and more! | Website

FRASER VALLEY
• BRIGADE DAYS AT FORT LANGLEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | August 1 - 4, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm; 4th: "Arrival of the Fur Brigades" @ 1:00pm | Fort Langley National istoric Site: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Langley (map) | Free - $7.80 | Join HBC workers, aboriginal traders, and trappers as they swap stories, play music and show off traditional 2014 BC Day Events in Greater Vancouver.skills amidst a large period encampment. On Monday, be sure to watch the canoe re-enactment and enjoy a concert! | Website
• ABBOTSFORD AGRIFAIR & RODEO | August 1 - 4, 2014 | 1st, 2nd & 3rd: 10:00am - 10:00pm; 4th: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Abbotsford Exhibition Park: 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford (map) | Free - $15 | Enjoy the festivities at the 104th Abbotsford Agrifair and Rodeo including a rodeo, animals, demolition derby, car show, entertainment, Elvis impersonators, a midway and more! | Website
• PIRATE DAY AT KILBY HISTORIC SITE | August 4, 2014 | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Kilby Historic Site: 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills (map) | Free - $10 | Shiver me timbers! Go on a treasure hunt, sing songs, play games and come dressed up for Pirate Day! | Website

SEA TO SKY
• SQUAMISH DAYS LOGGERS SPORTS FESTIVAL | July 31 - August 4, 2014 | 31st: 6:00pm - LATE; 1st: 3:00pm - 7:00pm; 2nd: 9:30am - LATE; 3rd: 7:00am - 3:00pm; 4th: 10:00am - 3:00pm | Various Locations, Squamish, British Columbia (map) (festival map) | Free - $10 | Watch the Logger sports competitions along with bed races, a beard pageant, parade and more also celebrating Squamish's 100th birthday! | Website
• BULLEIT BURBOUN CANADIAN NATIONAL BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPS | August 1 - 3, 2014 | 1st 5:00pm - LATE; 2nd: 11:00am - LATE; 3rd: 8:00am - LATE (schedule) | Dusty's Bar & BBQ: 2040 London Lane RR 2, Whistler (map) | Free - $30 | Watch the BBQ masters in action from local legends to world champions! See the pros in action, ride the mechanical bull and sample some of the best BBQ you'll ever eat! | Website


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014

2014 Canada Day Events in Greater Vancouver

Celebrate Canada's 147th Birthday at Canada Day celebrations across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland on July 1, 2014! Enjoy a wide range of events and activities across Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Langley, Squamish and Whistler! Wear your red and white with pride as you enjoy parades, citizenship ceremonies, entertainment and fireworks! Honor and celebrate Canada on July 1, 2014!

Canada Day 2014 in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia.VANCOUVER
• CANADA DAY AT CANADA PLACE | July 1, 2014 | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Canada Place: 999 Canada Place Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada's 147th birthday at the 27th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place! Enjoy entertainment, a sports zone, lumberjack show,, Salt's Market, activities, displays, food, a citizenship ceremony, and more! | Website
• CANADA DAY PARADE | July 1, 2014 | 7:00pm | Parade Route: West Georgia at Broughton Streets, east to Burrard Street, north on Burrard Street and ends at West Pender Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Watch the 6th annual Canada Day Parade celebrating diversity, multiculturalism, freedom and of course, Canada! | Website
• COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS FIREWORKS SHOW | July 1, 2014 | 10:30pm | Two barges will be setting off fireworks simultaneously in Coal Harbour (viewable from Vancouver and North Vancouver) and Dundarave in West Vancouver. | Free - $15 | Sit back and experience an extravaganza for the senses as the sky lights up with fireworks celebrating Canada! | Website

NORTH VANCOUVER / WEST VANCOUVER
• NORTH SHORE CANADA DAY PARADE | July 1, 2014 | 10:00am | Parade Route: 13th Street at Grand Boulevard, west to to Lonsdale Avenue, north to 17th Street to Mahon Park (17th Street at Jones Avenue), North Vancouver (map) | Free | Watch the red, white and Canadian themed North Shore Canada Day Parade! | Website
• NORTH VANCOUVER CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS | July 1, 2014 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Canada Day 2014 in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia.Waterfront Park: Esplanade Avenue at Chesterfield Court, North Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day with performances, activities, food, artisan craft market and more on the shore of North Vancouver overlooking the Burrard Inlet! | Website
• CANADA DAY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS SHOW | July 1, 2014 | Times: TBA | John Lawson Park: Argyle Avenue at 16th Street, West Vancouver (map) | Free | Enjoy an afternoon and evening of live performances and food culminating in the grand finale: the Coast Capital Savings Fireworks Show! | Website

BURNABY
• CANADA DAY AT BURNABY VILLAGE MUSUEM | July 1, 2014 | 11:00am - 4:30pm | Burnaby Village Museum: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby (map) | Free (Carousel Rides: $2.21) | It's a party! Visit this 1920s Village to enjoy a multicultural celebration including musicians, displays, demonstrations, games, mounties, a parade and Canada Day birthday cake! | Website

NEW WESTMINSTER
• CANADA DAY CELEBRATION | July 1, 2014 | 11:30am - 3:30pm | Queen's Park: 529 Queen's Park Avenue, New Westminster (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day at Queen's Park in New Westminster with entertainment and fun for the whole family! | Website
• CANADA DAY FIREWORKS | July 1, 2014 | Dusk | Downtown New Westminster waterfront Canada Day 2014 in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia.(map) | Free | Enjoy colourful fireworks above the city of New Westminster in celebration of Canada Day! | Website

COQUITLAM / PORT COQUITLAM / PORT MOODY
• COQUITLAM CELEBRATES CANADA DAY | July 1, 2014 | 12:00pm - 9:15pm; Fireworks: 10:00pm | Town Centre Park and Lafarge Lake: 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (map) | Free | Enjoy a fun-filled day with entertainment, food, cultural villages, adventure zones, artisans and a spectacular fireworks display! | Website
• CELEBRATE CANADA DAY PORT COQUITLAM | July 1, 2014 | Times: TBA | Castle Park: Citadel Drive at Confederation Drive, Port Coquitlam (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day in Port Coquitlam with fun and entertainment for the whole family! Don't miss the Grand Finale Fireworks! | Website
• GOLDEN SPIKE DAYS | June 28 - July 1, 2014 | 28th: 11:00am - 11:00pm; 29th: 11:00am - 8:30pm; 30th: 6:00pm - 11:00pm; 1st: 11:00am - 8:00pm | Rocky Point Park: Moody Street at Murray Street, Port Moody (map) | Donation | Experience Port Moody's Golden Spike Days with activities from petting zoos to boat building to spike driving and more celebrating Port Moody's railway history! | Website

RICHMOND
• STEVESON SALMON FESTIVAL | July 1, 2014 | 6:30am - 5:00pm (Canada Day Parade: 10:00am - 12:00pm; Salmon Barbecue: 11:00am - sold out) | Steveston Village, Richmond Canada Day 2014 in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia.(map) | Free (Salmon Barbeque: $15) | Be a part of Canada's biggest little birthday party at the 69th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival! Enjoy pankek breakfast, parades, entertainment, activities and grab a plate of the famous salmon barbecue! | Website

SURREY
• SURREY CANADA DAY | July 1, 2014 | 10:00am - 10:30pm | Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre: 176 Street & 64th Avenue, Surrey (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day at Western Canada's Biggest Canada Day Party! Enjoy entertainment (schedule), activities, sports, special guests, food and of course, an amazing fireworks show! | Website

MAPLE RIDGE / PITT MEADOWS
• CANADA DAY: MAPLE RIDGE | July 1, 2014 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Memorial Peace Park: 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge (map) | Free | Begin your day with a visit to the Haney Farmers Market followed up with lots of activities for all ages including entertainment and food be sure to "Show Your Colors for Canada Day"! | Website
• CANADA DAY: PITT MEADOWS | July 1, 2014 | 7:30am - 2:00pm | Pitt Meadows Spirit Square: 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows (map) | Free - $50 | Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and take part in the 8km Canada Day run! Afterwards, take in a ceremony and enjoy games (including hockey!), activities, entertainment and displays! | Website

LANGLEY
Canada Day 2014 in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia.• LANGLEY CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS | June 28 - July 1, 2014 | Times: TBA; 1st: 11:00am - 11:00pm | Willoughby Community Park: 78B Avenue, Langley (map) | Free | Enjoy Canada Day festivities and the International Festival full of family activities, rides, main-stage entertainment, a dog show, the circus lab, fireworks and more! | Website
• CANADA DAY AT FORT LANGLEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | July 1, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Fort Langley National Historic Site: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Langley (map) | Free | Watch a Citizenship ceremony, then wish Canada a Happy 147th birthday with cake, multicultural music and family activities. The party extends to the nearby Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum! | Website

SQUAMISH / WHISTLER
• CANADA DAY AT BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM | July 1, 2014 | 9:00am - 5:30pm | Britannia Mine Museum National Historic Site: 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach (map) | Free - $25 | Celebrate two birthdays on one day - Canada's and Britannia's! Receive a Canada pin and flag and enjoy special events celebrating the mine's 110 years! | Website
• SQUAMISH CANADA DAY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION | July 1, 2014 | 10:00am - 10:30pm | Pavilion Park: Victoria Street at Cleveland Avenue, Squamish (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day in Squamish with a market, food fair, live music, performances, displays, and activities and the grand finale fireworks! | Website
• WHISTLER CANADA DAY | June 28 - July 1, 2014 | Times Vary | Whistler Village, British Columbia (map) | Free - Donation | Whistler celebrates Canada Day all weekend long with cultural and artistic extravaganzas including ArtWalk and the VSO Canada Day Concert as well as a pancake breakfast, parade, ceremonies, activities and fireworks! | Website

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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

2014 Victoria Day Events in Greater Vancouver

Celebrate Victoria Day (May) Long weekend across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland with fun events and activities including the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, historic celebrations at the Burnaby Village Museum (with Queen Victoria herself!) and activities for the whole family at Historic Stewart Farm, Fort Langley Historic Site and more! Celebrate the Long Weekend with friends, family and your fellow city folk with a range of activities and festivals from May 17 - 19, 2014 in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Langley and across the Lower Mainland!

Victoria Day (May) Long Weekend in Vancouver from May 17 - 19, 2014.BURNABY
• VICTORIA DAY AT THE BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM | May 19, 2014 | 11:00am - 4:30pm | Burnaby Village Museum: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby (map) | Admission is FREE in 2013; Carousel Ride: $2.30 | Pomp. Ceremony. Fun. Celebrate Victoria Day in grand style with British flair! Enjoy entertainment such as Morris Dancers, Maypole Dancing, a parade, grab a piece of colossal cake and meet Queen Victoria herself! | Website

SURREY
• CLOVERDALE RODEO & COUNTRY FAIR | May 16 - 19, 2014 | 16th: 4:00pm - 12:00am; 17th: 10:00am - 1:00am; 18th: 10:00am - 12:00am; 19th: 10:00am - 6:00pm | 6050 176 Street, Surrey (map) | Free - $50 (tickets) | Experience a country tradition at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair! Watch bucking broncos, barrel races and competitions, meander through booths, see animals at the 4H and enjoy rides on the midway! | Website
• ROYAL VICTORIAN PARTY | May 18, 2014| 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Historic Stewart Farm: 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey (map) | Donation | Come dressed as kings and queens in celebration of Queen Victoria's birthday with dancing, birthday cake and more! | Website

LANGLEY
• VICTORIA DAY AT FORT LANGLEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | May 19, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm (Parade: 11:00am) | Fort Langley National Historic Site: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Langley (map) | Free | Watch the 92nd Annual May Day Parade and afterwards explore Fort Langley, see the farm animals and watch historic demonstrations! | Website


THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

2014 Agassiz Tulips of the Valley Festival

See thousands of tulips blooming at the foot of Mount Cheam celebrating the arrival of Spring! Explore forty acres of tulips at the 2014 Tulips of the Valley Festival on Seabird Island in Agassiz, British Columbia! Come by to enjoy these spectacular flowers (which encompass over thirty varieties of tulips in a variety of colours), take photos and start a fun seasonal tradition with the family at the Tulips of the Valley Festival staring April 17th to whenever the blooms close. Visitors can also purchase refreshments, fresh cut and potted tulips.

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF FESTIVAL ATTENDEES AND SHORTAGE OF PARKING, THE FESTIVAL MAY BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY THROUGHOUT THE DAY - FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CHECK THE AGASSIZ TULIP FESTIVAL FACEBOOK PAGE.

2014 Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz, British Columbia.Celebrate Spring by visiting the Tulips of the Valley Festival and enjoying its awe inspiring forty acres of tulip fields:

  • DATES: April 17 - 27, 2014 *(festival duration is approximately two weeks until blooms are gone)
  • TIMES: Wednesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm (Closed Monday & Tuesday) | Easter Weekend (April 18 - 21): 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • LOCATION: 3971 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz | Parking: Seabird Gasbar: 77 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz (Seabird Island), British Columbia (map)
  • COST: Adult: $3; Senior: $2.50; Children (12 & Under): Free; Parking: $5
  • WEBSITE: Tulips of the Valley | Facebook
OTHER WEST COAST TULIP FESTIVALS:
• SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL | April 1 - 30, 2014 | Times Vary (calendar) | Mount Vernon, WA, USA (map) [festival map] | Free | Join thousands of people celebrating spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival with events, activities and more! | Website

SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014

2014 Easter Events in Greater Vancouver

Celebrate Easter in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland with fun events for all ages including Easter egg and scavenger hunts for special prizes and delicious treats, miniature train rides, crafts, carnivals, face painting, balloons, farm animals, Easter themed activities and more! Spend the Easter Long Weekend enjoying Easter events and activities at many of the regions popular attractions, community centres and parks. Wishing you and your family a 'hoppy' and 'EGGcellent' Easter!

Easter Events & Activities in 2014VANCOUVER
• EASTER IN THE PARK | April 16 - 21, 2014 | Mon-Thurs: 10:30am - 4:30pm; Fri-Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Stanley Park Miniature Train: 690 Pipeline Road, Vancouver (map) | $3.50 - $8.75 | Hop on by for a fun-filled day including an easter egg hunt, crafts, games and a ride on the miniature train! Don't forget to bring your Easter basket | Website
• THE GREAT A-MAZING EGG HUNT | April 16, 2014 | 9:00am - 10:00am; 10:00am - 11:00am; 11:00am - 12:00pm or 12:00pm - 1:00pm | VanDusen Botanical Gardens: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver (map) | $7 - $10.75 *(Pre-registration required - sales start March 31st) | Partake in activities, games and a good old fashion egg hunt on the Great Lawn (bring a basket!). Also, enjoy live music and a magic show! | Website

WEST VANCOUVER / NORTH VANCOUVER
• EASTER IN DUNDARAVE | April 18 - 19, 2014 | Easter Egg Hunt (19th): 11:00am - 12:00pm | Dundarave Park: foot of 25th Street, West Vancouver (map) | Free | Watch the Southern Straits Classic Yacht Race, enjoy music, a pancake breakfast, a visit from the Easter Bunny and the annual Easter Egg hunt where children can search for over 18,000 Easter eggs! | Website
• EASTER AT MAPLEWOOD FARM | April 20, 2014 | 10:00am - 4:00pm (Easter Egg-stravaganza: 10:00am - 1:00pm) | Maplewood Farm: 405 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver (map) | $5.70 - $8.70 | Celebrate Easter at Maplewood Farm with fun activities for the kids and the opportunity to Easter Events & Activities in 2014visit the farm animals! | Website

RICHMOND
• EASTER AT THE CANNERY | April 19 - 20, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site: 12138 4th Avenue, Richmond (map) | Free - $7.80 | Celebrate Easter at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery! Along the way, learn about Steveston's fishing history! | Website

COQUITLAM / PORT COQUITLAM / PORT MOODY
• EASTER EGG HUNT | April 19, 2014 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm (Easter Egg Hunts: 1:00pm - 1:15pm; 1:30pm - 1:45pm; 2:00pm - 2:15pm or 2:30pm - 2:45pm & Magic Show: 12:30pm - 12:50pm) | Place Maillardville Community Centre: 1200 Cartier Avenue, Coquitlam (map) | $6.00 *(Pre-registration required) | Get EggCited about Easter! Participate in an egg hunt, play games and make crafts, get your face painted and enjoy a magic show! | Website
• EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA | April 20, 2014 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Port Moody Station Museum: 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody (map) | $5.00 | Make your own Easter basket then hunt for marbles and exchange them for chocolate eggs! Afterwards, visit the duck pond carnival game and get your face painted! | Website (Facebook)

Easter Events & Activities in 2014SURREY
• ECO EASTER EGG HUNT | April 19, 2014 | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers: 14255 - 96 Avenue, Surrey (map) | $8 | Search for Easter eggs in the forest! Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy egg-themed crafts, fun activities, tasty food and family entertainment. | Website
• EASTER FAIR | April 19, 2014 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Surrey Museum: 17710 - 56A Avenue, Surrey (map) | By Donation | Join in Easter fun for the whole family at the Surrey Museum with crafts, games and an Easter Egg scavenger hunt! Also, learn about the real Easter Bunny and friends as you discover local wildlife and meet rescue animals, from rabbits to reptiles and an assortment of dogs and parrots. | Website

PITT MEADOWS / MAPLE RIDGE
• EASTER EGG HUNT | April 20, 2014 | 9:00am - 11:00am | Harris Road Park: 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows (map) | Free | Come to Harris Road Park in Pitt Meadows to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt! | Website
• OSPREY SPRING FLING AND CENTENNIAL EASTER PARADE | April 20, 2014 | 11:00am - 2:00pm | 10932 Barnston View Road Pitt Meadows (map) | Free | Celebrate Easter with an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and an Easter Parade! Come dressed up with your Easter Bonnet and also, enjoy the BBQ! | Website
• EASTER EGG HUNT AT WHONNOCK LAKE | April 20, 2014 | 1:00pm | Whonnock Lake Easter Events & Activities in 2014Centre: 276th Street at 113th Avenue, Maple Ridge (map) | Free | Take part in the annual Easter Egg hunt at Whonnock Lake which has been a beloved tradition since 1981! Greet the bunny and go on an Easter Egg hunt! | Website

FRASER VALLEY
EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA | April 18 - 20, 2014 | 11:00am - 4:00pm (Easter Egg Hunt: 12:00pm - 3:00pm) | Maan Farms: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford (map) | $5 | Enjoy the 2nd Annual Easter Egg-stravaganza which includes an Easter egg hunt, face painting, farm rides, the petting zoo, a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny and more! | Website

SEA TO SKY HIGHWAY
EASTER DINO EGG HUNT | April 20, 2014 | 9:00am - 5:30pm (Dino Egg Hunts: 10:00am or 2:00pm | Britannia Mine Museum:1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach (map) | Free - $21.50 | The local, love-able dinosaur, Britannia-saurus Rex is back hide dino eggs filled with gemstones! After the egg hunting is done, identify your gemstones! | Website
WHISTLER COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT | April 19, 2014 | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Myrtle Philip School: 6195 Lorimer Road, Whistler (map) | Free | Take part in the 5th Annual Whistler Community Easter Egg Hunt for all - from tots to teenagers which includes Easter Bunny photos, face painting, Easter crafts, entertainment, a barbeque and more! | Website

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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate Vancouver's spectacular 40,000 ornamental Cherry trees found throughout the city during the 2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival! Enjoy various activities and events for all ages happening between April 3 - 28, 2014 including Cherry Jam Downtown, the Sakura Days Japan Fair, Tree Talks and Walks, Bike the Blossoms, Blossom Bollywood, Sakura Illumination and more. Take in the city's beautiful blossoms this Spring at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival!

2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.CHERRY JAM DOWNTOWN CONCERT | April 3, 2014 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Burrard Skytrain Station: Burrard Street at Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Kick off the cherry blossom season with performances amongst the cherry blossoms! | Website
SAKURA ILLUMINATION TOUR | April 4, 2014 | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Sutcliffe Park (behind False Creek Community Centre): 1318 Cartwright Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | See this fabulous sensory show by Stuart Ward which uses LED lights to illuminate canopies of cherry blossoms. | Website
SAKURA DAYS JAPAN FAIR | April 5 - 6, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | VanDusen Botanical Garden: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver (map) | Free - $12 | Celebrate the age old traditions and culture of Japan at the Sakura Days Japan Fair with cherry blossom viewing, guided tours, food, tea ceremonies, performances and entertainment, workshops, demonstrations, haiku readings and more! | Website
BLOSSOM BOLLYWOOD | April 12, 2014 | Time: TBA | Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza: West Georgia Street at Hornby Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Learn hip new Bollywood moves this spring in celebration of the cherry blossoms with the SHIAMAK dancers! | Website
CHERRY BLOSSOM PICNIC | April 13, 2014 | Time: TBA | Flight Path Park: Russ Baker Way at Airport Road, Richmond (map) OR your own local park | Free | Get together with friends, family, coworkers and neighbours to celebrate the cherry blossoms with a picnic under the blooms! | Website
BIKE THE BLOSSOMS | April 26, 2014 | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Meet: China Creek South: 1255 East 10th Ave, Vancouver (map) | Free | Join Velopalooza and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival to tour the cherry blossom trees of Vancouver by bicycle. | Website

Learn more about these and other events happening at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival from April 3 - 28, 2014: LINK


SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014

2014 St. Patrick's Day Events in Vancouver

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver, British Columbia from March 8th to 17th, 2014 with entertaining events for all ages including a parade, CelticFest (with performances, pub crawls, dancing, games, films, scotch tasting and workshops), a Celtic Village (with face painting, a music stage, performances, storytelling and a marketplace), Irish dances, family oriented activities, special events and more! Celebrate the Irish culture and traditions at St. Patrick Day events across Vancouver!

St. Patrick's Day Events in Vancouver during March 2014.• 10TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE | March 16, 2014 | 11:00am | Parade Route: Howe at Davie Streets to West Georgia Street at Granville Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Experience the 10th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - a colourful (green!) spectacle of sight and sound which includes pipe and drum bands, Celtic musicians, Scottish and Irish dancers, acrobats, stilt walkers, vintage cars and more! | Website
• CELTICFEST | March 8 - 16, 2014 | Times & Locations Vary (schedule) | Free - $30+ | Celebrate Irish culture, music and tradition at over 80 free and ticketed events! Enjoy a wide range of activities including concerts, dancing, games, films, workshops and more! | Website
• CELTIC VILLAGE & STREET MARKET | March 15 - 16, 2014 | 15th: 11:00am - 6:00pm; 16th: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Granville Street: between Robson and Nelson Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Enter the magical world of the Celtic Village where roving entertainers stroll the grounds! Visit the Mahony & Sons Music Stage to watch free concerts, see dances at the CelticFest Community Stage visit the Street Market and enjoy Irish storytelling, face painting, entertainment, food and the marketplace. | Website

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