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.

December's special events

Brahms Requiem

Saturday, Dec 3 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre
Monday, Dec 5 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Isabel Bayrakdarian Soprano
Hugh Russell Baritone
Vancouver Bach Choir

The breathtaking, epic choral masterpiece that is the Brahms Requiem comes to life on the Orpheum stage with Bramwell Tovey, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the incomparable Isabel Bayrakdarian.

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A Traditional Christmas

Friday, Dec 16 @ 4pm Centennial Theatre
Friday, Dec 16 @ 7:30pm Centennial Theatre
Saturday, Dec 17 @ 4pm Kay Meek Theatre
Saturday, Dec 17 @ 7:30pm Kay Meek Theatre

Conductor / Performers
Pierre Simard Conductor
Christopher Gaze Host
UBC Opera Ensemble

The hottest Christmas ticket in the Lower Mainland, every performance in this beloved annual tradition sold out last year! Secure your tickets for a beautiful evening of heartwarming Christmas music and carols, hosted by the inimitable Christopher Gaze.

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Holiday Hooray!

Friday, Dec 9 @ 10am Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Friday, Dec 9 @ 11:30am Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Saturday, Dec 10 @ 10am Terry Fox Theatre
Saturday, Dec 10 @ 11:30am Terry Fox Theatre

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Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Lucy children's entertainers

It's time to jingle and jump! Move and sing along with Nutcracker selections and frosty favourites!

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November's special events

The Glorious Music of Paris

Saturday, Nov 5 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre
Monday, Nov 7 @ 8pm Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey

Conductor / Performers
Jean-Marie Zeitouni conductor
Dan Zhu Violin

All of the composers featured in this amazing program had a special connection with Paris – and every work here was either written in, premiered in, or about that great city. Violinist Dan Zhu is an emerging star, and he will play the exciting Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in his Vancouver debut.

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Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Saturday, Nov 19 @ 7:30pm Orpheum Theatre
Saturday, Nov 20 @ 2:00pm Orpheum Theatre
Saturday, Nov 20 @ 7:30pm Orpheum Theatre

George Daugherty, creator and conductor
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

A spectacular new fusion of classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes projected on the big screen, with their exhilarating original scores played live! Celebrating 20 years of Bugs Bunny on the concert stage, this brand new production features special guests Tom and Jerry in The Hollywood Bowl and The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo! Don't miss these, plus old favourites like What's Opera, Doc? And The Rabbit of Seville in this world premiere season and anniversary concert!

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Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Thursday, Nov 24 @ 2:00pm Orpheum Theatre

Pierre Simard, conductor
Christopher Gaze, host
Hannah Chung, violin

Shostakovich Festive Overture
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition: Great Gate of Kiev
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin: Waltz
Prokofiev Lt. Kije: Troika Slavonic Dances Nos. 8, 3, 7

The passion and power of Russian classics! You'll hear famous, extraordinary music by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Prokofiev and Shostakovich in this exciting concert.

Tea & Cookies will be served in the lobby beginning one hour before each concert, compliments of Tetley Tea and LU Biscuits.

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Tchaikovsky Discovers America

Sunday, Nov 27 @ 2pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers
Pierre Simard conductor
Classical Kids Entertainers

The great composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky arrives in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall, and two children join the composer on a musical journey to Niagara Falls. Along the way, Tchaikovsky reveals much about his life, his joys, and fears. In the end, both the composer and the children discover something about courage —and about themselves.

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October's special events

Ravel's Bolero!

Saturday, Oct 1 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 2pm Orpheum Theatre
Monday, Oct 3 @ 8pm Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey

Conductor / Performers
Bramwell Tovey conductor

Chad Hoopes Violin

Chad Hoopes has taken the classical world by storm, drawing comparisons to a young Joshua Bell and even Itzhak Perlman for his technical mastery and sweet, fluid tone. Come hear what all the fuss is about, as this prodigy makes his VSO debut performing Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole. You'll also hear one of the most famous pieces ever written – Ravel's Boléro.

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Mavis Staples with Special Guest Allen Toussaint

Sunday, Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm | CHAN CENTER

Mavis Staples is the most underrated diva of the century. She has an almost superhuman ability to implant the pure power of passion and emotion." - Rolling Stone

Soul and gospel legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples won a 2011 Grammy Award for her best-selling album You Are Not Alone, produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. Perhaps best known for her role in The Staples Singers, since the 1960s Staples has since established a highly successful solo career and continues to wow audiences with her power house talent.

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Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra

Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers

Valery Gergiev conductor
Alexander Toradze Piano
Stradivarius Ensemble

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Valery Gergiev is one of the world's most respected and awe-inspiring conductors. He leads the Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, one of the world's greatest and most venerable chamber orchestras, with sensational pianist Alexander Toradze.

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Daniel Müller-Schott Plays Shostakovich

Saturday, Oct 29 @ 8pm | Orpheum Theatre
Monday, Oct 31 @ 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

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Douglas Boyd conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott Cello

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Master cellist Daniel Müller-Schott is a phenom, and a favourite of Vancouver audiences. He performs the rarely-heard gem, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 2.

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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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