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.

Vancouver Events This January!

Loverboy @ Commodore Ballroom

January 9, 2010

The Canadian rock group is straight from the stampede—and the 1980's. Hit numbers like "Loving Every Minute of it" and "The Kid Is Hot Tonight" has been heard on all your parent's classic stations across the U.S. and Canada. So yes, they are old(er), were rejected from major U.S. labels in the past—and yet still they are making music, and this makes them iconic rock legends, in Canada.

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Switchfoot @ Commodore Ballroom

January 13, 2010

The Beautiful Letdown, Switchfoot's debut album for Columbia Records, was issued during the spring of 2003. It represented the quartet's full evolution toward a more accessible mainstream sound and eventually earned double platinum sales, due in no small part to the success of "Dare You to Move" and "Meant to Live." Supported by frequent tour dates, the album hit number one on Billboard's Christian Albums chart and peaked at 16 on the Top 200. Switchfoot then returned in September 2005 with their fifth album, Nothing Is Sound, which marked the band's first Top Ten entry on the Top 200 (the album debuted at number three).

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Motley Crue @ GM Place

January 24, 2010

Mötley Crüe announced today the “The Dead Of Winter” Canadian tour. Fueled by the success of their annual summer festival tour, Crüe Fest, “The Dead Of Winter Tour” will hit 10 cities across Canada in January and February of 2010.

Mötley Crüe recently returned to the top of the charts with Saints of Los Angeles, their first new studio album with the original line-up -- Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil -- in a decade and the ninth studio album in their career.

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Ice Skating @ Robson Square

If you grew up in Vancouver, you may remember skating at downtown Vancouver's answer to the outdoor ice rink at New York City's Rockerfeller Center: The Robson Square ice rink. True, the Robson Square rink was covered--by a clear (and now iconic) dome--but it still had a unique feel as a place to skate deep in the heart of urban Vancouver, surrounded by the energy and pulse of the city.

And now it's back. November 23 was the grand (re)opening of the newly updated Robson Square Ice Rink, re-christened (temporarily) GE Plaza Ice Rink. The GE Plaza Ice Rink is open to the public from 9am - 9pm daily, and it's FREE. So you can skate your heart out! Don't worry if you need skates; rentals are available for $3.

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PuSh | International Performing Arts Festival

January 20 - February 6, 2010

The annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver’s mid-winter performing arts festival, presenting acclaimed local, national and international artists and their work.

One of Vancouver’s signature events, the PuSh Festival is produced over three weeks each January, with groundbreaking work in the live performing arts. PuSh expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original.

PuSh is much more than an annual cultural feast for Vancouver: it is a broker of International partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Canada’s best and an incubator of brilliant new work. PuSh puts Vancouver on the world stage and brings the world to Vancouver.

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Great Events in Vancouver this Holiday Season!

White Christmas @ The Arts Club Theatre

Nov 12 - Dec 27, 2009

The Musical You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Make your days merry and bright by warming to this unforgettable musical about love and friendship. Based on the classic holiday film, this tap-dancing delight brims with tunes—including “Blue Skies,” “Sisters,” and the ever-popular “White Christmas”—that will fill you with the joy of the season.

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Nutcracker @ The Goh Ballet

December 17-20, 2009

The Goh Ballet presents the world premiere of the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker, December 17 to 19 at 7:30pm with a 2pm matinee on Dec. 19 & 20, 2009 at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts. The Nutcracker will feature Principal Dancers from the National Ballet of Canada, choreography by Anna-Marie Holmes, and new sets and costumes, all under the artistic coordination of Chan Hon Goh. Tickets start as low as $28, at Ticketmaster.ca, or 604-280-3311. Info: www.gohballet.com.

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe @ Pacific Theatre

November 13 - January 2, 2009

This splendidly theatrical invention preserves all the magic of the twentieth century's best-loved fantasy classic. Four young adventurers passed through a doorway to a land in the grip of an icy queen, where it's always winter and never Christmas â""but Aslan is on the move! Captivates the adult imagination as powerfully as a child's with its rich themes and unforgettable images. Starring Donna Lea Ford (Cariboo Magi) and Kyle Rideout (Farndaleâ"¦ A Christmas Carol). Directed by Kerry van der Griend (Chickens).

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Lady Gaga @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

December 9 - 11, 2009

Lady GaGa is a multi-hyphenate performer - singer/songwriter/pianist/bon vivant - who became buzz worthy before most of the world heard any of her songs. Since then, Lady GaGa has rocked the house with such smash hits as "Just Dance. "

Make sure to purchase tickets to see her live in Vancouver, BC on December 9,10 and 11. This 3-night concert is a must-see! Get your Lady Gaga Vancouver tickets soon to see this popular artist live on stage!

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October 2009 Events in Vancouver, BC

BC Wines Uncorked

November 7, 2009

Fall Festival: The Best of BC Wines Uncorked, is their second wine tasting event that showcases new and current releases from top BC wineries and raises funds for the Port Moody Arts Centre. The event is being held at the Port Moody City Hall Galleria on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 from 6:30pm to 9pm. Over twenty of the best BC wineries are participating as well as other local businesses and volunteers.

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BC Snow Expo

November 14-16, 2009

Starting with snowmobiles, ATVs and now including the Winter Extreme Ski & Board Show & Swap, the BC Snow Expo, has been bringing together the winter recreation community for 13 years, and returns this November to the Abbotsford Tradex. The show continues to grow.

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KISS @ GM Place

November 14, 2009

This incredible show will feature a new stage set, pyro effects that only the “hottest band in the world” could deliver, and all new costumes. Fans will be treated to a 2.5 hour set of some of rock’s greatest hits, including “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” “Detroit Rock City,” “God Gave Rock & Roll to You” and “Shout It Out Loud,” as well as songs from the band’s new album SONIC BOOM.

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So You Think You Can Dance Canada

November 27, 2009

The show is heading to Vancouver as part of an 18 city, coast-to-coast tour of Canada. The tour will bring the Top 10 finalists from the hit television show nationwide to showcase their unbelievable dance talents. The stop in Vancouver will feature hometown favorite, ballet dancer Emanuel Sandhu. Sandhu is known for translating his talents as a national champion figure skater to the stage with his breathtaking triple axel!

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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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