Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver events’

Dine Out Vancouver Festival Serves up the Tastiest Part of Winter in BC, Canada

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Dine Out Vancouver Festival logo

The 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival will run January 18 to Feburary 3 all across Vancouver, BC.  Hundreds of restaurants will participate in the event and each will offer unique three (or more) course prix-fix meals at $18, $28 or $38 per person. Many will pair their meals with British Columbia fine wines and craft beers.

Nearly 70,000 diners are expected to reserve online for the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, with many more making reservations by phone or in person, so now is the time to reserve your accommodations.  Why not pair your fine dining experience with the equally fine Greater Vancouver lodging of our member bed and breakfast inns?

Dine Out Vancouver Festival Features the Finest Restaurants in Greater Vancouver, BC

239 Vancouver restaurants are scheduled to participate in the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, including Hawksworth Restaurant, the Vancouver Restaurant of the year! (more…)

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Is a Treasured Winter Event in Vancouver, BC

Saturday, December 15th, 2012
Push Festival logo

2013 Push Festival (Vancouver, BC) The PuSh Festival returns to Vancouver, BC.

The 2013 PuSh Festival, a signature winter performing arts event in Vancouver, BC, returns for its ninth season January 15 through February 3 at venues all across the city.

Vancouver is one of British Columbia’s primary cultural centers. Groundbreaking productions and performances are the hallmark of this festival, so come with an open mind to experience international, regional and Vancouver artists presenting cutting edge displays that bend genres, blend disciplines and offer unique artistic visions.  In addition to the live performances, attendees and artists alike can also enjoy the film festival, artist talks, an opening gala, and much more.

Attendance for the 2012 season was 23,376 with 4 of 5 seats sold on average and 31 sellouts, so it is recommended that you purchase your tickets and make your Vancouver BC lodging plans now.  To make the most of your stay in Vancouver, we recommend our member bed and breakfast inns. (more…)

Eastside Culture Crawl Connects East Vancouver Artists with Art Lovers

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Eastside Culture Crawl

Eastside Culture Crawl logo
Participating artists in the Eastside Culture Crawl open the doors of their studios to the public.

The 2012 Eastside Culture Crawl will be held November 16-18 all across East Vancouver, BC. This three-day visual arts event connects hundreds of East Vancouver Artists with art lovers by allowing event goers to see the art and meet the artists in their studios.

Over 15,000 attendees are expected for this free exhibition, so now is a good time to secure your East Vancouver lodging.

Vancouver’s Eastside Artists Present a World of Art Mediums

Over 370 Vancouver artists, ranging from emerging to internationally recognized, are scheduled to display their works and methods at Eastside Culture Crawl. Mediums on display include:

  • Furniture
  • Jewelry
  • Glass
  • Music

Flower Glass Cup


  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Printing
  • Sculpture
  • Weaving
  • Writing
  • and Much More

CREATION II: Birth of a sculpture

Eastside Culture Crawl Covers East Vancouver Visual Arts Scene

The event locations are bound by Victoria Drive and Main Street north of First Avenue in the east side of Vancouver, Canada.  77 individual studios, galleries and other venues will open their doors to the art-appreciating public. (more…)

Artists for Conservation Festival Returning to North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain

Saturday, September 8th, 2012
"Nap Time" by Robert Bateman

The 2nd Annual Artists for Conservation Festival promotes the conservancy efforts of nature and wildlife artists from around the globe.

Celebrating nature conservation and artistic expression, the 2nd Annual Artists for Conservation Festival will again be held at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, BC’s North Shore region October 13-21, 2012.

This festival, though only in its second year, has received a great deal of media coverage and is widely seen as the world’s premier conservation-themed art event.  Attendance is expected to be high, so it is recommended that you secure your Vancouver North Shore lodging at one of our member bed & breakfast inns to enjoy accommodations to match the unique experiences of the festival.

Grouse Mountain Resort Provides an Inspiring Setting for Events at the Artists for Conservation Festival

Just 15 minutes north from the downtown Vancouver core and 4,100 feet above the city, Grouse Mountain Resort is a world class year-round alpine destination.

Skyride - Grouse Mountain

The eight minute Red Skyride cable car ride to the summit of Grouse Mountain introduces visitors to the majesty of British Columbia.

The Grouse Mountain Resort is a nature-lover’s paradise. Activities include:

  • Birds of prey flying demonstrations
  • Eco-walks
  • First Nations long house of the “hiwus”
  • Grizzly bear viewing
  • Mountaintop zip-lining
  • Ranger talks

Add to this the five mountain top dining venues and the unique Eye of the Wind turbine with a 360 degree viewing pod and you’ve got the perfect setting for nature’s inspirations.

Grouse Mountain Resort is also a leading educator in and proponent of wildlife and nature conservation.  Students and teachers come to learn about British Columbia’s flora, fauna, energy sustainability, the science of snow sports physics and the culture of the First Nations.

Artists for Conservation Festival Exhibits the Works of the World’s Top Conservation-Themed Artists

Nature and wildlife-oriented arts are the focus of the Artists for Conservation Festival and this event has collected works representing the finest examples.  More than 80 nature artists will exhibit over 90 individual artworks.  The artists hail from locations throughout Canada, and internationally from USA, UK, Australia, France, Kenya, Peru, Japan, the Netherlands and more. (more…)

Celebration of Light Will Illuminate the Vancouver Night Sky

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
Celebration of Light 2011 | English Bay

This year's Celebration of Light fireworks festival will showcase international competitors from Vietnam, Brazil and Italy.

The 22nd Annual Celebration of Light fireworks festival will brighten Vancouver’s evening skies starting at 10:00 PM on July 28 and August 1 & 4, 2012.

This year’s event, the biggest in the Greater Vancouver area, is expected to draw over a million total spectators over the course of the three nights, so you will want to reserve your lodging well ahead of time.

Vancouver Fireworks Competition Offers International Flair (and Flare)

The spectacular pyrotechnic shows, which began in 1990, have grown to become the largest off-shore fireworks competition in the world.

Vancouver locals and visitors alike gather at English Bay, Sunset Beach, Vanier Park and other vantage points to watch the skies light up with professionally choreographed fireworks displays, each synchronized to an inspiring music soundtrack simulcast on Shore 104.3 FM.  General admission is free and paid VIP passes are available.

The competitors at this year’s festival hail from Southeast Asia, South America and Europe.

Vietnam: Team Danang

July 28

Team Danang fireworks team from VietnamTeam Danang has presented numerous stunning firework shows for over 20 years for events such as National Day, Lunar New Year celebrations and other important events and festivals in Vietnam. Although they are experienced in international competition since 2008, this is the first time Team Danang has competed outside their home country.


Brazil: Group Vision Show

August 1


Italy: Pirotecnica Soldi

August 4

Pirotecnica SoldiPirotecnica Soldi has produced world class handmade firework displays since 1869 and, in addition to regular shows in Italy, regularly competes internationally in locations ranging from Cannes to Montreal and London.

Votes will be collected online and the Celebration of Light winner will be announced on August 6. (more…)

The Latest Styles on Display in Vancouver

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Vancouver Fashion Week, the West Coast’s most prestigious fashion show, proudly presents its 15th consecutive season this November 2nd-7th, 2010. This season’s offerings bring to the runway the Spring & Summer 2011 collections, confirming VFW’s position as a successful platform, not only for showcasing emerging and established designer talents from around the world, but also for providing exposure to other companies and brands. Companies receive prominent exposure through numerous modes of communication by working with media locally and globally.  VFW continues to deliver a high fashion, multicultural & diverse fashion experience.

A Vancouver Fashion Week preview

If you’ll be attending this spectacular event be sure to top off the experience with accommodations at one of Vancouver’s fine BC’s Best B&Bs member properties, where your comfort is always in fashion.

Bard on the Beach

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

What’s casual, funny, sometimes sad, frequently sexy and always terrific?  Shakespeare performed al fresco at Vanier Park in Vancouver throughout the summer.  Play venues are on Vancouver’s waterfront, in open-ended tents against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea and sky. The Mainstage Tent seats 520 patrons and offers two productions staged in repertory from end of May through September. The 240-seat Douglas Campbell Studio Stage was added in 1999 as a venue for the lesser-known plays in Shakespeare’s canon or innovative stagings of his greater works. In addition to its Shakespeare productions, Bard offers many complimentary cultural activities including opera concerts and specialty workshops and forums. The tented ‘Bard Village’ offers a range of guest services including concessions, bar and boutique.  Tickets go fast so be sure to visit Bard on the Beach as soon as possible for a complete list of plays.  This season’s offerings include Much Ado About Nothing, Anthony and Cleopatra, Falstaff and Henry V.

Plays were a bit delayed in starting due to some tent troubles, but are up and running now and continue through September 25.  Vancouver has so much to offer but Bard on the Beach is certainly one of it’s most enchanting attractions.  For an enchanting Vancouver accommodation be sure to book  a great BC B&B too!

Flyin’ High at the Boundary Bay Airshow

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Flying enthusiasts, lovers of aviation and those who just want to have a great time will love the Boundary Bay Airshow being held Saturday, June 19.  The Corporation of Delta, in partnership with Alpha Aviation, invites you to the 6th annual air show and it’s FREE for the entire family.  It all happens on the shores of beautiful Boundary Bay, a short 4 minute flight from YVR, and features aerobatic displays, exhibits of vintage and modern aircraft, and opportunities to meet the pilots and talk about aviation.  Over 7500 people attended last year’s airshow and discovered what “flying high” is all about.  (more…)