There's no doubt that if Shakespeare was alive today, he'd definitely be a West Coast surfer dude, spending most of his time bumming around local beaches. Well maybe not, but Vancouver's annual Bard on the Beach fes…
Four neighborhoods across the city – Kitsilano, Main Street, Denman Street and Commercial Drive – turn over their main drags for pedestrian-friendly food, music and market stalls.
Vancouver's best visual-arts festival: a four-day gallery and studio open house with hundreds of participants.
A taste-tripping showcase for BC's amazing craft-beer scene, with dozens of events around the city.
Family-friendly shows, music concerts and fairground fun (plus lots of naughty things to eat).
City-wide cornucopia of superstar shows and free outdoor events from mid-June.
VanDusen’s Yuletide tradition – and a clever way to keep the money coming in during the off-season – sees the botanical gardens magically illuminated with thousands of fairy lights.
A three-week season of innovative new theater, music, opera and dance from around the world or around the corner, staged at venues around the city.
Annual street party on Kitsilano's 4th Ave, complete with dozens of live local bands performing their hearts out.