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.

Great Fall Events in Vancouver, BC!

Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival

October 18-25, 2009

The Vancouver International Writers Festival is one of North America's premiere literary events, held annually over 6 days in late October. It was inaugurated in 1988 as the brainchild of founding Artistic Director Alma Lee.

Now under the artistic direction of Hal Wake, the Writers Festival attracts the world's best writers to Vancouver. Internationally renowned and undiscovered authors mingle with 14,000 readers of all ages in intimate, interactive and informal settings on Granville Island, an urban oasis in the heart of Vancouver.

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Rascall Flats @ GM Place

October 23, 2009

If any act embodies the place to which country music has evolved in the new century, it is Rascal Flatts.

Since their inception a decade ago in 1999, the trio has helped change the face of popular music. Their trademark sound--Gary LeVox's powerfully emotive lead vocals coupled with the soaring harmonies of Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, set amid world-class arrangements and production, have made the band the standard bearers for cutting-edge country.

Drawing on Nashville's best tunesmiths and their own enviable songwriting skills, they have released, in songs like "These Days," "Bless The Broken Road," "What Hurts The Most" and "Take Me There," some of the most important and successful music to come out of Nashville in recent years.

Don’t miss Rascal Flatts with special guests Darius Rucker and Cledus T. Judd at the General Motors Place on October 23, 2009.

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Jay-Z @ GM Place

October 16, 2009

JAY-Z, undeniably one of the most powerful voices in music today, a multiple Grammy Award winner and influencer that has resonated with a generation of music fans, is officially announcing his fall tour.

The Live Nation produced tour will make 24 stops at a mix of college campus arenas and traditional venues across North America starting at Penn State University on October 9th. Ticket and tour information for JAY-Z, N.E.R.D, Wale, and J.Cole is available at LiveNation.com.

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2009-2010 Vancouver Canucks

October 5, 2009

The Canucks start a brand new season with a whole new level of expectations with aspirations of winning the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. On the shoulders of the franchise goaltender, Roberto Luongo, and the Swedish twins, Daniel and Henrik Sedin, the Canucks are poised to improve on last years second round exit from the playoffs

With the addition of exciting Russian Sergei Shirokov and adding great depth on defence through Christian Erhoff and Mathieu Schneider, fans across the city are hoping this is the year that the pieces of the puzzle fall into place. The first puck at GM Place drops on October 5th against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Vancouver Events for September 2009

The Sarah McLachlan Foundation's Presentation of
Summer Sessions

Ambleside, West Vancouver, BC

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Neil Young, Sheryl Crow and Sarah McLachlan are set to perform at a star-studded music festival in Vancouver this September.

The Sarah McLachlan Foundation is presenting Summer Sessions at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver on Sept. 12. The one-day benefit concert will help raise funds for McLachlan's charity, which offers free music programs to children in underserved communities.

In a statement released on the concert website, McLachlan said, "I am thrilled to have Neil and Sheryl join me on stage at Ambleside Park this September to help raise funds for my foundation. We hope the event will entertain and inspire, while increasing awareness of the need for music in children's lives."

Vancouver Peace Summit - Dalai Lama

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education is honoured to host His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Vancouver, September 26-29, 2009 for the Vancouver Peace Summit: Nobel Laureates in Dialogue.

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Whistler Spirit Run Festival

September 26th & 27th, 2009

The Whistler Spirit Run & Festival is a two-day cross-country and trail running event that takes place at Whistler Olympic Park and features something for everyone.

Come out and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Callaghan Valley and know that your participation is helping to build healthier communities right here in British Columbia.

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Jason Mraz @ GM Place

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The Beat 94.5 is is presenting Jason Mraz, live in concert on Wednesday, September 30th at GM Place.

Tickets are (incl. GST) $35.00 & $45.00 (plus FMF and service charges) and are on sale now at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster or by calling 604.280.4444.

Smokey Robinson Coming to Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival

Deer Lake Park, Burnaby, BC

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

"The King of Motown, Smokey Robinson, will close the show at the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival this summer, maybe the biggest act in the show’s 10-year history.

Smokey could fill a box set with just the hits he produced with the Miracles and on his own over the decades on the legendary Chess and Motown labels. How he keeps his show under four hours is a mystery."

-- Vancouver Sun

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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