Popular Vancouver Attractions

If you're coming to spend some time in our amazing city, make sure you don't miss out on the chance to visit some of the great attractions around town. We have listed a few of our favourites below and each month we will list more exciting upcoming events. We're sure you won't run out of fun things to do anytime soon.

April's Event

From the New World

Saturday, Apr 13 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre
Monday, Apr 15 @ 8pm Bell Performing Arts Centre

Conductor / Performers
Andrew Grams Conductor
Ray Chen violin

Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists in the world today, and he performs two of Sarasate’s arm-twisting thrillers. This concert also features one of the most popular symphonies ever written, Dvorák’s magnificent ‘New World’ Symphony.

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February's Special Events

Denzal Sinclaire Sings the Nat "King" Cole Songbook

Friday, Feb 8 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre
Saturday, Feb 9 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers

Jeff Tyzik Principal Pops Conductor
Denzal Sinclaire Vocalist

Recognized as one of his generation’s finest jazz singers, Denzal Sinclaire’s smooth vocals and classic style have earned him admirers across the globe. You’ll be an admirer, too, when you hear Sinclaire’s unforgettable tribute to the great Nat ‘King’ Cole, in a concert that also features classic songs such as L.O.V.E, Unforgettable, Route 66, When I Fall in Love, and much more.

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Beethoven’s Fifth!

Friday, Feb 22 @ 8pm Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Saturday, Feb 23 @ 8pm Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Monday, Feb 25 @ 8pm Bell Performing Arts Centre

Conductor / Performers
Bramwell Tovey Conductor
Jeanette Jonquil clarinet

Fate knocks at the door in one of the most famous openings in all of music, leading to a thrilling symphonic journey that concludes with a glorious statement of victory and hope; this is Beethoven’s breathtaking Symphony No. 5. Mozart’s delicate, magical Clarinet Concerto is performed by VSO Principal Clarinet Jeanette Jonquil, and Elgar’s Sospiri (Sighs) is a deep, heartfelt and strikingly beautiful adagio.

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January's Special Events

Dal Richards at 95!

Sunday, Jan 13 @ 4pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers

Bramwell Tovey Conductor
Dal Richards
UBC Opera Ensemble

Celebrate the 95th birthday of the amazing Dal Richards! The VSO and Bramwell Tovey celebrate the remarkable Dal Richards, a Vancouver musical icon who just keeps adding to his legend year after year. Dal and his band join the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and UBC Opera Ensemble for an evening of light classics and swingin’ big band standards.

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2013 U.S. West Coast Tour

Wednesday, Jan 23 @ 7:30pm Benaroya Hall
Friday, Jan 25 @ 8pm Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, University of Nevada
Saturday, Jan 26 @ 8pm Plaza del Sol Performance Hall, Valley Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Jan 27 @ 4pm The Granada Theater
Monday, Jan 28 @ 8pm Soka Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, Jan 29 @ 8pm McCallum Theater for the Performing Arts
Thursday, Jan 31 @ 7:30pm Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Friday, Feb 1 @ 8pm Centennial Hall, University of Arizona

Conductor / Performers
Bramwell Tovey Conductor
Jon Kimura Parker piano

From January 23rd through February 1st, 2013, the VSO and Maestro Bramwell Tovey will conduct a tour of the West Coast of the United States, with performances on the following dates. This tour marks the third tour in the past five seasons, having conducted successful tours to Asia in 2008 and Central Canada in 2009, both to rave reviews.

This tour will include Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducting, and guest pianist, Jon Kimura Parker. The Masterworks Silver program of January 19th and 21st will be the Vancouver sendoff for the VSO, as they perform the tour repertoire at the Orpheum both nights.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge

One of Vancouver, British Columbia's most popular tourist attractions with so many things to see and do! It offers a unique mix of adventure and culture making it a complete British Columbia experience.

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Stanley Park

Stanley Park is recognized around the globe as one of the great parks of the world! Vancouver's first park and one of the city's main tourist attractions, Stanley Park is an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares close to the downtown core.

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Harbour Cruises

A unique Vancouver experience offering unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline, the surrounding Coastal Mountain range and many of the area's most famous landmarks.

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Vancouver Aquarium

Home to over 70,000 aquatic species, Canada's largest aquarium is open to visitors from around the world 365 days a year.

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Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain brings you uniquely British Columbian experiences that are ideal for the whole family, 7 days a week.

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Eco Tours

Come to Horseshoe Bay and discover spectacular Howe Sound, our Ocean Playground. Take an exciting high-speed Sea Safari wildlife eco-tour. Explore the islands and inlets in your own rental speedboat.

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