Demonstrate your joie de vivre, at the Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d'Èrable 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 4th, 5th, 6th, 2016
Hours: Fri. 12-8, Sat.10-5, Sun. 10-4
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 includes music, culinary events, an art market, public art installations, hands-on art experiences and more!
Attractions & Places to Visit
Downtown Vernon Association - Take a Guided or Self Guided Mural Tour in Downtown Vernon
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.
"Join us for our twelfth season of chamber music in a beautiful seaside setting. Enjoy performances by Mark Fewer, Simon Fryer, the harp-cello duo COULOIR, and other superb musicians. 5 ticketed concerts and one free event over 4 days for a wonderful summer experience."
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.
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.
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.
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 $2.60 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.
The Annual Bella Coola Music Festival July 23 and 24th is a family-friendly, multi-cultural event showcasing 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! Tickets go on sale May 1st. Featured Artists:
Jill & Matthew Barber,Bend Sinister, Nick Sherman, Amelia Curran, Elage Diouf, Murray Porter, Ben Rogers, Quique Escamilla, and The Crooked Brothers!
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.
Tofino is surrounded by ancient rainforests, edged by vast, rolling ocean and home to passionate residents. It offers the perfect mix of wild nature and authentic coastal village. Tofino is the perfect place to be - any time of year. Come create your own reality in Tofino, a force of nature!
Feast and fun come together every day at River Market, 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. Stay hungry and curious at rivermarket.ca
These are some of our incredible shops: Donald’s Market | Hanson International Academy | Paddlewheeler Pub | Paddlewheeler Liquor Store | La Perla Ballroom | Wild Rice Market, Bistro | Vancouver Circus School | Freebird Chicken Shack | Hilltop Academy | Great Wall Tea Co. | Music Box | La Grotta del Formaggio | Pattison Architecture | Longtail Thai Kitchen | The Network Hub | Pamola Bakery & Deli | Pottery Works | ReUp BBQ | Tre Galli Gelato Caffe | Jolene’s Handmade Soap | Shnoo and the Pachooch Toys | Wally’s Burgers | Bunches & Blooms | Mid-Century Modern Home | Cozy Yarn | August Studios
Richmond’s Public Art collection boasts more than 100 permanent sculptural works, numerous temporary installations and even ephemeral, experiential works by local, regional, national and international artists.
Details on the art collection and a series of 10-minute walking tours are available online for those interested in learning more. Free.
Photo Credit: Water Sky Garden by Janet Echelman, Richmond Olympic Oval
Attractions & Places to Visit
6540 Gilbert Road
Richmond BC V7C 3V4
Note: CLOSED FOR RESTORATION, WILL REOPEN SPRING 2016.
Surrounded by old growth trees, gardens and lakes, Richmond’s historic Minoru Chapel is one of the most charming buildings in the Metro Vancouver region. Built in 1891 by a Methodist congregation, the chapel was an important place of worship for Richmond’s pioneering residents. Today it is a non-denominational space rented primarily for weddings and movie shoots. The chapel is open to the public annually during the Open Doors Richmond weekend and is the venue for the Minoru Chapel Opera series.