It’s Time For the Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival!

June 14th, 2014

2014 Nanaimo Dragonboat FestivalThe 12th annual Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival is scheduled for Friday, July 4th through Sunday, July 6th, 2014 – will you be here to witness all the fun?

The tradition of dragonboat racing originated in southern China over 2,000 years ago. According to legend, a poet and statesman named Qu Yuan made himself a target of his rivals through unswerving honor and integrity. When said enemies were able to trick the king into banishing Qu Yuan from the province, he loaded his pockets with stones and threw himself into the Mi Lo River. Local fishermen raced in vain to rescue him, their drums pounding and paddles splashing to scare the fish and water dragons away. To honor the lost and beloved Qu Yuan, the dragonboat race was made an annual event.

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Whistler Tough Mudder 2014

June 7th, 2014

Whistler Tough Mudder 2014Registration to compete in the upcoming Whistler Tough Mudder is just about sold out but there are still tickets available for spectators, so come on over and witness one of the most exciting endurance events anywhere!

In case you’ve never heard of a Tough Mudder, the concept was co-founded in 2010 by Will Dean and Guy Livingstone, modeled after Tough Guy races. A Tough Mudder is an endurance event featuring a 16 to 19 km, military-style obstacle course designed to play on common human fears, such as heights, fire, water, and electricity.

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Come To The 67th Annual Kispiox Valley Rodeo

May 19th, 2014

67th Annual Kispiox Valley RodeoThere’s nothing quite like the thrill and excitement of a rodeo and the 2014 Kispiox Valley Rodeo delivers all that and more!

The Kispiox Valley Rodeo is a well-attended, annual event drawing both spectators and contestants from all over Canada. Witness the speed of the horses, the power of the bulls, the skill and grit of the cowboys and cowgirls, the wily antics of the brave and loony rodeo clowns, and revel in the food, fun, and family of this important and traditional community event. Read the rest of this entry »

12th Annual Tofino Food and Wine Festival

May 12th, 2014

The 2014 Tofino Food and Wine FestivalThe 12th annual Tofino Food and Wine Festival is arriving just in time to help you kick off your summer with a grand celebration of great food and drink.

Food and drink – so integral to our survival and enjoyment of life that one almost forgets how worthy of celebration they are – and it’s not just the food and drink by themselves or even combined but also the surroundings and the people with which we enjoy them. This is the celebration, and Tofino is the place. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2014 Vancouver International Children’s Festival

May 5th, 2014

Vancouver International Children's FestivalThe Vancouver International Children’s Festival is a world-renowned exhibition of live performances that has been entertaining young audiences for 36 years!

This educational and inspirational festival on Granville Island is a family tradition you won’t want to miss, with over 15 interactive arts activities for you and your youngsters to enjoy, such as Circus Skills, Interactive Dinosaur Sculpture, a Musical Maze, and Origami to name just a few.

And the performances? A host of talented artists come from all over the world for the opportunity to perform at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. Take a look! Read the rest of this entry »

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

April 25th, 2014

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre (pronounced in-ka-meep) is a state-of-the-art interpretive centre located in Canada’s only desert.

Although it is called Canada’s only desert or a “pocket desert”, you won’t see sand dunes or the large saguaro cacti here. There is some debate as to whether Osoyoos is a true desert or not because of occasional rainy and snowy spells. The climate here, however, is the same as that of Phoenix, Arizona and the area supports many desert dwellers; creatures such as scorpions, rattlesnakes, and plants like the prickly-pear cactus. Read the rest of this entry »

The 13th Annual Radium Hot Springs Art Glass Show and Sale

April 18th, 2014

2014, 13th Annual Radium Hot Springs Art Glass Show and SaleThe 2014, 13th annual Radium Hot Springs Art Glass Show is almost here and you do not want to miss it!

In the 13 years that this juried stained glass show has been produced, it has only grown in size. Each year has been larger than the last and has displayed greater, more diverse works. This year’s Radium Hot Springs Art Glass show has gained so much momentum that it should prove to be the biggest and best one yet!

The 13th Annual Radium Hot Springs Art Glass Show and Sale brings together artists from all over western Canada to display their visions in stained glass. True stained glass works of art take careful planning and skills in many fields to successfully produce, and the end results should work whether they are hung to transform light or simply to receive it. Read the rest of this entry »

Qualicum Beach Fire and Ice 2014

April 11th, 2014

Qualicum Beach Fire and Ice 2014After a year’s break, the ever-popular Qualicum Beach Fire and Ice street festival returns for its 22nd anniversary in 2014!

Fire – it’s the food! Join in on the traditional chili tasting cook-off along with other kinds of hot foods! Yum! Hot!

Ice – it’s the sculpture! Ice carving competitions will commence, along with other, additional icy activities such as ice cream making and other “cool” foods.

What else is hot and cool? Music! Live, foot-stomping, hip-shaking entertainment from favorite local performers and recording artists. Read the rest of this entry »

The Museum of Northern British Columbia

March 31st, 2014

Museum of Northern British ColumbiaHoused in a magnificent, Northwest Coast Longhouse overlooking Prince Rupert Harbor, the Museum of Northern British Columbia is internationally celebrated for the beauty of its collections and the vision of its mission.

The indigenous peoples of the Northern BC coastline – Haida, Gitksan, Nisga’a, Tlingit, Tsimshian – lived in sustainable communities for thousands of years prior to the influx of European settlers. During this time they developed rich oral and visual cultures, expressed in song, story, wood, bone, and fiber. Read the rest of this entry »

Tour Forbidden Vancouver!

March 17th, 2014

Tour Forbidden Vancouver!Every city has two histories: the one they print … and the one they don’t. Vancouver is no different – and now you can tour Forbidden Vancouver!

Forbidden Vancouver is a series of fascinating walking tours that explore the seamier, seedier – some would say the more interesting – side of Vancouver’s history.

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