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.

Amazing Upcoming Vancouver Concerts!

Adam Lambert @ The Red Robinson Show Theatre

April 7th & 8th, 2010

Adam Lambert, former American Idol star is taking to the stage at the Red Robinson Theatre April 7th. Adam has now announced that, due to high demand, he will be playing a second show on April 8th. Don't miss this chance to see one of the biggest rising stars in pop music.

With his out-of-this-world vocal range and unique musical style, singer-songwriter Adam Lambert is the ultimate glam rock superstar who had millions of viewers hooked by his performances on the eighth season of FOX’s American Idol. Despite coming up second in the competition, Lambert received an equal amount of press attention including his making the cover of Rolling Stone last June.

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Black Eyed Peas & Ludacris @ GM Place

April 11th, 2010

Three-time Grammy Award winning recording artist, The Black Eyed Peas announced today that Ludacris will be joining opening act LMFAO on their highly anticipated world tour. Described as the ultimate Black Eyed Peas party experience, it also marks the first time that the group – will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie – is united for a North American headline tour since their 2006 Monkey Business world tour.

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Eagles @ GM Place

May 9th & 10th, 2010

The Eagles will be headlining in Vancouver at General Motors Place on May 9th on their “Long Road Out of Eden” tour. The Eagles - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will perform hits from their chart- topping Long Road Out of Eden album as well as classic selections from the group’s unparalleled songbook.

Long Road Out of Eden debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, with sales of 711,000 units, and in only 9 weeks became the biggest selling album by a group in 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Eagles won two GRAMMY® Awards for songs from the album. The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. Visit the band’s Web site at eaglesband.com for more information.

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Lady Gaga @ GM Place

August 23rd & 24th, 2010

Lady Gaga, one of the most exciting and innovative new artists in recent history, has announced her highly anticipated return to North America on the heels of her sold-out European tour. The 2010 North American leg of The Monster Ball Tour, presented by Virgin Mobile, will begin on June 28th at Montreal’s Bell Centre, taking her spectacular show to 31 top arenas and a host of new cities in the U.S. and Canada throughout the summer and fall.

In keeping with Lady Gaga’s flair for the theatrical, as well as her innovative and creative spirit, the second leg of the tour promises to push the limits of the live concert experience, bringing fans a spectacle even more eye-popping than what they experienced during the thrilling first leg of The Monster Ball.

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Legacies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Well, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic are now behind us. What an amazing two weeks it was and we want to thank everyone that stayed with us during this unforgettable time in our city. As we reflect on the great memories that were made, we also wanted to take a look at a few of the legacies that these games left behind.

Vancouver Convention Centre

The new addition to the Vancouver Convention Centre, now known as the West Building, opened to the public on April 4, 2009. It effectively tripled the capacity of the convention centre. The West Building features a "living roof" with native plants, and an apiary. The building recently served as the International Broadcast Centre for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The living roof, seawater heating and cooling, on-site water treatment and fish habitat built into the foundation of the West Building make it one of the greenest convention centres in the world. The Centre recycles an average of 180,000 kilograms of materials annually, nearly half of the total volume of waste generated.

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Olympic and Paralympic Cauldron

In a celebration of the 2010 Winter Games, the Olympic and Paralympic Cauldron will become a permanent landmark on the Vancouver waterfront through a legacy partnership announced between Terasen Gas Inc. and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). The cauldron, which VANOC designed and fabricated, is located on the west side of the International Broadcast Centre at Jack Poole Plaza at 1055 Canada Place.

This legacy will ensure the cauldron, lit at the conclusion of the spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremonies by Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, will be a lasting reminder of the Games.

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Canada Line

At a length of nearly 19 km, the Canada Line is an automated rail-based rapid transit service connecting Vancouver with central Richmond and the Vancouver Airport -- linking growing residential, business, health care, educational and other centres in the region -- and adding transit capacity equivalent to 10 major road lanes. The Canada Line connects with existing rapid transit lines at Waterfront Station and major east-west transit services, creating an enhanced transit network to serve the region.

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Richmond Olympic Oval

The Richmond Olympic Oval officially opened its doors December 12, 2008 and recently was home to long track speed skating during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. * Post-Games, the Oval will become an international centre of excellence for sports and wellness. The Oval’s flexible design will allow it to be used for a wide variety of different sport and community uses.

In typical use, the Oval’s main activity floor will have three primary activity areas offering ice, hardwood courts and an indoor track area. This will offer a full range of training and competitive opportunities for both summer and winter sports, ranging from developmental and recreational to elite level sport.

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Exciting February 2010 Events!

Free Admission to the Vancouver Art Gallery

February 12 - 28, 2010

Thanks to the support of the Province of British Columbia , admission to the Vancouver Art Gallery will be free from Feb 12th to 28th 2010 providing visitors with full access to the gallery’s fantastic programming, exhibitions and the BC Pavilion on the forth floor of the gallery during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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WinterFest at Lonsdale Quay Market

February 12 - 28, 2010

An inaugural 17-day celebration of Winter spirit. Join the excitement at the City of North Vancouver's Celebration Place. WinterFest will include live concerts featuring local talent, multi-cultural performances, interactive dance classes and performances, live Games viewing on large screens, food fair and community market featuring local artisans and crafters, kid's entertainment and local community displays. Supported by Vancouver's North Shore Tourism Association and the North Shore Spirit of BC, and benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation.

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The Canada Show: The Complete History of Canada in One Hour

February 22 - 27, 2010

This February, just in time for the 2010 Olympics, Monster Theatre will bring back its longest running and most celebrated creation, THE CANADA SHOW for a special one-week run as part of Granville Island’s Winterruption Festival. In an action-packed sixty minutes, Monster Theatre takes you on a hysterically historical joy ride through 50,000 years of Canada. Through physical comedy, puppetry, and an original live score, THE CANADA SHOW reveals parts of our history few knew existed!

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Full Circle First Nations Performance presents the 9th Annual Talking Stick Festival

February 21 - 28, 2010

The 9th annual Talking Stick Festival is a week long celebration of First Nations performance and the flag ship event for Full Circle: First Nations Performance. Over the course of 8 days, in venues across the city, the Aboriginal community gathers to partake in a series of music, dance, writing, and performance events. The participating artists are drawn from as far as Newfoundland, Yukon Territories, New Zealand and as near as Vancouver’s community centres.

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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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