Demonstrate your joie de vivre, at the Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d'…rable at Beban Park Auditorium as L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo presents its annual three-day extravaganza, celebrating French Canadian culture, music, foods, and traditions. Delightful toffy on snow. How sweet it is!
Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair Featuring a wide variety of expertly-crafted items by some of BC's finest artisans, don't miss this special opportunity to do your Christmas shopping early! With hourly door prizes and a GRAND PRIZE...don't miss it! November 7th, 8th and 9th, 2014
Hours: Fri. 12-8, Sat.10-5, Sun. 10-4
Craigdarroch Castle is an 1890's mansion with exquisite stained-glass windows, woodwork and period antiques. Built by wealthy coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir, Craigdarroch Castle is a stunning example of the finest architecture, materials and craftsmanship available in the Victorian era. See the spectacular oak staircase and climb 87 steps to the Tower for the best views in Victoria.
Open to the public daily from 10:00 - 4:30 for self-guided tours
A lively ten-day celebration of community and art that
showcases the finest creative and visual arts
talent from the North Shore. The Harmony Arts
Festival takes place at various waterfront venues
in West Vancouver and include music, craft
market, studio tours, hands-on art experiences,
art lectures and more!
All aboard the M.V. Native! This authentic paddlewheeler is modeled from the ships that used to travel British Columbia some one hundred years before her. Departing from Westminster Quay, you will relive the excitement of the 19th century. Bringing the history along the Fraser River alive. The Native is available for day trips, evening dinner cruises (year round), private functions and special events.
Presenting a world of words on Granville Island!
OCTOBER 22 - 27
The Vancouver International
Writers & Readers Festival presents acclaimed Canadian
and international writers for six days of events for
readers–discussions, interviews and performances, in
intimate venues on Granville Island, and special events
throughout the year.
Attractions & Places to Visit
Vancouver Civic Theatres
Orpheum, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, & Vancouver Playhouse
Vancouver (Downtown) BC
604.665.3050 - general info
Hamilton at Dunsmuir.
Smithe at Seymour.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Hamilton at Georgia.
Vancouver Chamber Choir
Vancouver Bach Choir
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
" We are pleased to be launching our second decade with the Gryphon Trio and James Campbell headlining our largest yet roster of outstanding musicians. Please join us in experiencing the finest Chamber Music in our idyllic harbour setting."
Attractions & Places to Visit
The Dance Centre
Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street
Vancouver (Downtown) BC V6B 2G6
The Dance Centre is the resource centre for dance in British Columbia and offers a range of activities that is unparalleled in Canadian dance. We present a season of performances and public events featuring all styles of dance, support artists through residencies and professional development opportunities, and provide information about dance in BC. We also operate Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada’s flagship dance facility, which houses performances, rehearsals, classes and events.
Canada's longest-running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers, the Festival features established literary stars, and exciting, new voices. Readings in the open-air cedar pavilion set amidst the beautiful gardens of Sechelt's historic Rockwood Centre. A Festival of bookish delights!
The BC Cultural Crawl is a self-guided tour of community-initiated events: music, theatre and dance performances, visual arts, festivals, museum and heritage exhibitions, culinary arts, community art walks and more.
[Follow this link for more information and a complete list of all participating Communities & Events visit www.bcculturalcrawl.com
Awaken your sense of nostalgia. Discover Nelson - Anytime.
Attractions & Places to Visit
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street at Robson
Vancouver (Downtown) BC V6Z 2H7
24-hour Info 604.662.4719
Visit Western Canada’s largest art museum. Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery offers the city’s top cultural experience featuring four floors of historical and contemporary art in ever-changing world class exhibitions.
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors (Oct 18, 2014, - Jan 11, 2015)
Downtown Vancouver’s public gallery named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 — 1998). The Gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid and changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art.
Permanent Collection of Bill Reid’s work
- Stunning gold and silver jewelry
- Monumental sculptures
- Towering totem pole carved by James Hart in tribute to Bill Reid Gallery Gift Shop
A selection of original works and prints by local Northwest Coast artists, distinctive jewelry, accessories, books, cards and more.
Gate admission is free, Carousel Rides are $2.50 each
Where History Comes to Life – Stroll down the streets of our 1920s village exploring at your own pace. The village is a combination of heritage and replica buildings on a 10-acre site. Chat to the period costumed townsfolk who welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include the blacksmith, the print shop, the General Store, and the garden at the farmhouse. Take a ride on the vintage carousel and indulge in a treat from the Ice Cream Parlour.
The Art Project at the Vancouver
Convention Centre showcases the richness
and diversity of the history, contributions
and innovations made by all workers to
the building of our province. This thematic
art program is anchored by major works
commissioned from five BC and two
international artists that were selected
by jury. It also features interpretive story
panels throughout the West building and surrounding seawall; a Coast Salish
Gallery in the Harbour Concourse connecting the West and East buildings; and a
BC Artists Gallery featuring major historic and contemporary BC artists who have addressed the province’s landscape in their work.
Fine Organic Spirits
Nestled in the beautiful Pemberton Valley, just north of Whistler, the Pemberton Distillery handcrafts fine, distinctly regional organic spirits. Experience this craft distillery’s hands-on operations and sample the award winning Schramm Vodka - the world’s only organic potato vodka - made from locally grown potatoes and pure Coast Mountain water.
BC's largest pioneer collection, featuring vintage tractors & farming equipment as well as a library, historical photos and much more. Check out the website for admission prices, and upcoming Events including special displays and family-friendly activities.
Open 10am-4:30pm, 7 days a week from April 1 to Thanksgiving Monday in October.
The 15th Annual Bella Coola Music Festival, featuring Canadian icons, 54-40, is all set for July 18-20! This family-friendly, multi-cultural event will once again showcase award-winning performers from across the country, as well as our own region. We’ll kick it off with a free concert at the Legion Friday evening! The main event begins at 12:00 noon on Saturday. Advance tickets--available only until July 13 at Williams Lake Sight & Sound, and our web site--are $20/day for adults, and $15/day for students & seniors. These save you $5 off the Gate price. NB: children 12 & under are FREE! Visit our web site for more details.
Combining classical integrity with a contemporary sensibility, Ballet BC is a company of 18 talented dancers from Canada and around the world that is committed to the ballet of today. Solidly grounded in the rigour and artistry of classical ballet, with an emphasis on innovation and the immediacy of the 21st century, the company presents a distinct and diverse repertoire of the most sought-after Canadian and international contemporary ballet choreography.
Ballet BC continues its commitment to perform highly acclaimed productions on regional, national and international tours in addition to its regular performance season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. For more information, visit balletbc.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter @balletbc.
River Market is where the hungry and curious gather to eat, shop, and play. First opened in 1985 as Westminster Quay Public Market —this 75,000 square-foot marketplace on the Fraser River pioneered a food-led revitalization to become a hub for community life. Today, it showcases 25 of B.C.'s best independent restaurants, shops, and schools all under one roof.
These are some of our incredible tenants: Crepe Des Amis | Wild Rice Restaurant | Great Wall Tea Co | Pamola Bakery & Deli | Tre Galli Gelato Caffe | Re-Up BBQ | Wally's Burgers | Paddlewheeler Pub & Liquor Store | Donald’s Market | La Grotta Del Formaggio | Mid Century Modern Home | Artisans@River Market | Fraser River Bike Tours & Rentals | La Perla Ballroom | Vancouver Circus School | Music Box Music & Theatre Academy | Hilltop Academy | Hanson International
Planning to travel to the Northern Rockies or Muskwa-Kechika? You will find all of the information you need to plan a successful trip by visiting our Tourism Website. The website has information on places to see, things to do, directions, events, and a photo gallery.