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.

Christmas Special Events

Traditional Christmas Concerts

St. Andrew's-Wesley Church, downtown Vancouver: December 9th, 7:30pm; December 10th, 7:30pm; December 11th, 4pm & 7:30pm
Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey: December 12th, 4pm & 7:30pm
South Delta Baptist Church, South Delta: December 15th, 5pm & 7:30pm
Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby: December 16th, 7:30pm
Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver: December 17th, 4pm & 7:30pm
Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver: December 18th, 4pm & 7:30pm

The Lower Mainland's most beloved Holiday music tradition! Maestro Bramwell Tovey leads the orchestra and two great choirs (as well as playing the piano!) in a celebration of the Holiday spirit, with carols, Christmas music, and plenty of audience sing-alongs! Maestro Tovey's arrangements of popular Christmas songs have become legendary crowd-pleasers over the years, and if you have yet to experience them, then don't miss out this Holiday Season! And, Vancouver's very own Bard, Christopher Gaze, narrates special, heartwarming and humorous Christmas stories.

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December Special Events


Saturday, Dec 4, 8pm Orpheum Theatre

Julian Kuerti, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Mozart La Clemenza di Tito: Overture
Schumann Cello Concerto
Rimsky-Korsakov Le Coq d'or: Introduction and Wedding March
Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919)
Stravinsky's Firebird is one of the most thrilling pieces of all time. And gifted cellist Johannes Moser performs Schumann's beautiful Cello Concerto under the baton of Julian Kuerti, son of famed pianist Anton Kuerti.

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PLAY! A Video Game Symphony

Monday, Dec 6, 8pm Orpheum Theatre

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PLAY! A Video Game Symphony

Friday, December 10, 2010 @ 10 & 11 am, 1:30 pm & Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 @ 10 am, 11:30 am Orpheum Theater

Let Your Music Shine! with Lisa and Linda, children's entertainers

Move along to classic melodies from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and sing-a-long with frosty favourites played by a brass trio. In this celebration of the sounds of the season, we'll join the March of the Toys, do the Skaters' Waltz and even play our imaginary drums to the 1812 Overture.

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Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Friday, Dec 17 & 18 @ 8pm; Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Monday, Dec 20 @ 8pm; Bell Performing Arts Centre

Alessandro Juliani, narrator
Dale Barltrop, leader/violin

Corelli Concerto Grosso in D Major
Telemann Don Quixote Suite
Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Vivaldi's timeless classic the Four Seasons has been considered one of the world's most popular pieces of music for two-and-a-half centuries. Hear the Four Seasons beautifully interpreted by Concertmaster Dale Barltrop and the VSO.

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November Special Events

The Lord of the Rings Symphony

Saturday & Sunday, November 27th @ 8 pm & 28th @ 2 pm, Orpheum Theatre

Playing to sold-out concert halls around the world, the extraordinary Lord of the Rings Symphony comes to the Orpheum, performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! This monumental work, a symphonic suite of music from Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning movie trilogy, evokes the grand scope of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece. With a full orchestra, choir, instrumental and vocal soloists, and the awe-inspiring imagery of renowned Tolkien artists Alan Lee and John Howe displayed on video screens in the hall, The Lord of the Rings Symphony will be a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience!

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Anne-Sophie Mutter performs with Yuri Bashmet and Lynn Harrell

Tuesday, November 9th, 8pm, Orpheum

Three of the world's greatest musicians come together to grace the Orpheum stage in a recital of Beethoven Trios. Led by the extraordinary Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Mutter-Bashmet-Harrell Trio also features Yuri Bashmet, one of the world's top violists and chamber musicians; and Lynn Harrell, among the world's greatest cellists for over three decades. Don't miss this unique and special opportunity to see and hear three legendary musicians at the peak of their powers performing together in recital – one night only!

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Verdi's Requiem!

Saturday & Monday, November 13th & 15th, 8pm,Orpheum

An epic choral masterpiece, and one of the greatest choral works ever written, Verdi's Requiem is brought to life on the Orpheum stage in two breathtaking performances. This monumental work ranks with the Requiem Masses of Mozart, Berlioz and Brahms, and hearing it live with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Bach Choir, and four outstanding vocal soloists is an experience you will never forget. Conducted by Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Verdi's Requiem will be a major highlight of the VSO's 2010/2011 Season. Don't miss this extraordinary concert experience.

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Tea & Trumpets: The World of Dance

Thursday, Nov 18, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Explore the wonderful world of dance, with the music of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Dvorák and, of course, Saint-Saëns.



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A Tribute to Ray Charles

Friday, Nov 19, 8pm & Saturday, Nov 20, 8pm Orpheum Theatre

eff Tyzik, conductor
Ellis Hall, vocalist
Ray Charles was a great Blues master, and one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. Ellis Hall will make you think the man himself is on the Orpheum stage in a rousing tribute concert conducted by Jeff Tyzik!

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Kids' Koncerts: The Mozart Experience

Sunday, Nov 21, 2pm Orpheum Theatre

Evan Mitchell, conductor
Magic Circle Mime, entertainers
Aaron Durand, tenor
Magic Circle Mime's award-winning production about the life of history's greatest composer.


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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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