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.

More Can't Miss Events in Vancouver This August!

Music Fest Vancouver

August 2-16, 2009

Their ninth great season offers 50 classical, world and jazz concerts in nine favourite Vancouver venues, with a special 2009 programming spotlight on the music and musicians of Germany. The full lineup showcases gifted artists from around the world and across Canada, appearing in morning, afternoon and evening concerts.

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The Odlum Brown Vancouver Open @ Hollyburn Country Club

August 1-9, 2009

The 2009 Odlum Brown VanOpen presented by Invesco Trimark is back for its 8th year. Many of the VanOpen Players recently competed in the French Open and Wimbledon. Women's prize money raised 50% to $75,000. Total tournament prize now $175,000 US. Hollyburn Country Club completes $13+ million in renovations for this years VanOpen.

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Abbotsford International Air Show

August 7-9, 2009

The Abbotsford International Airshow is held every year on the second or third weekend in August. Abbotsford is a medium sized town about 100 kilometers east of Vancouver in Beautiful British Columbia. Situated just 5 minutes north of the US border town of Sumas, WA and about 15 minutes north of old dutch town Lynden, WA. The show is a roaring success every year and attendence is mostly in the 100,000 area. This years show will be held on August 7, 8 and 9 - 2009 and will be the 47th time this event has been put on.

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Rod Stewart @ GM Place

August 8, 2009

With an estimated 250 million in album and single sales, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart arguably possesses one of rock's greatest and most distinctive voices, and Spin Magazine has called him "the single greatest male singing voice of the rock era."

Don't miss an evening with Rod Stewart, when he rocks his greatest hits at General Motors Place August 8th, 2009.

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2009 Vancouver Celebration of Lights

Since 1990, Vancouver has been home to the Celebration of Light (originally known as the Symphony of Fire). This international pyro-musical fireworks competition has attracted the world’s leading fireworks designers and is seen as a highly prestigious event. The fireworks festival creates an exciting arena where spectators can enjoy each country’s representatives unveil their latest techniques and use the most innovative fireworks materials as they compete to be crowned the winner.

There are 4 separate shows this year:

  1. Canada Night - July 22, 2009
  2. South Africa Night - July 25, 2009
  3. UK Night - July 29, 2009
  4. Chine Night - August 1, 2009

For more information, visit http://celebration-of-light.com.


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Great Vancouver Events this Summer!

Bard on the Beach

Vanier Park, Kits Point at the Foot of Whyte Avenue

May 28th to September 26th, 2009

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season in 2009, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September.

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Summer Solstice Wine Festival

Everything Wine

June 27th, 2009 7:30pm-10:00pm

Sip into summer with Everything Wine at our first annual summer solstice wine festival. This event is terrific value for only $25! We'll be pouring twelve outstanding wines and featuring a tasty selection of cheese and charcuterie for your enjoyment. A silent auction is also part of the fun with all proceeds going to charity. Ticket holders will receive a 5% discount on all wine purchases that evening.

This will be a closed store event with only 100 tickets being sold so get yours early and join us for some summer fun. A coat check will be available for $2. Covered parking is limited so please use street parking on McKay. We want you to get home safely - please plan ahead and don't drive and drive.

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Russell Peters

GM Place

June 16, 2009

As much a humorist as a comedian, Russell doesn’t really tell jokes. Rather, he uses his wry observations on the subjects of race, class and culture to illuminate our human shortcomings with the sizzling accuracy of a well-aimed laser. His quick wit and ability to mimic language and accents allows Russell to create characters of all races and cultures and forge an immediate bond with his audiences, regardless of their racial and cultural background. Outsourced has gone eleven times Platinum in his home country of Canada.

Russell has been doing stand up for 20 years and already has an impressive resume. He had a recurring role in the Canadian sitcom Lord Have Mercy and hosted his own BBC chat show Network East Late. His movie credits include the comedy Quarter Life Crises, My Baby’s Daddy and the martial arts flick Tiger Claws III.

In 2009, Russell will tour with his 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR, which will feature not only his greatest hits 'remixed' + all new material. The 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR will go across CANADA, the US and The UK.

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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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