Theatre & Performing Arts
False Creek, Vancouver (Bard on the Beach photo)
British Columbia is a province rich in live performances of music, theatre, dance and stand-up comedy.
Vancouver in particular offers many high-calibre, world-class concerts and shows. For something different, try the Theatre Royal shows in historic Barkerville, which feature acts in the same style as those enjoyed by miners more than 100 years ago!
There are also many talented performers at the numerous music, wine and art festivals and events held in British Columbia throughout the year.
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Vancouver, British Columbia
Discover Vancouver's dirty history. Now staging acclaimed walking tours Prohibition City, Lost Souls of Gastown and special event Secrets of the Penthouse. Our storytellers lead you on an adventure along cobblestone streets and down moonlit alleys to the little-known locations and hidden secrets of Vancouver's past. You'll relive tales of mobsters and bathtub gin, bejewelled showgirls and unsolved Victorian murders.
9851 Hwy 93/95
Fort Steele, British Columbia
With gold rush beginnings in 1864, Fort Steele has gone from boom town to regional centre to ghost town and is now one of the most important heritage attractions in British Columbia. The town site features over 60 buildings. Activities vary by season and include ice cream making, horse-drawn wagon tours, steam train rides, gold panning lessons, live theatre, museum displays and various demonstrations. See many varieties of heritage breed livestock. Fort Steele is perched on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
1100 Chestnut St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Minutes from downtown, discover the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre located in Vanier Park, near the Museum of Vancouver & Maritime Museum. Experience a visual close-up of our solar system while you travel through the galaxies & the stars beyond in our full-dome digital Planetarium Star Theatre. In GroundStation Canada Theatre, feel the heat of exploding star materials or learn about the challenges of living in space; while the Cosmic Courtyard Gallery offers space exhibits & replicas. Evening astronomy shows include Sky Tonight & Observatory Tour. The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre... the fun is out there. Visit our website for updates.
675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
This is the largest screen in all of BC with this IMAX, you won't just see it - you'll experience it! The immense size screen & powerful, chair shaking surround sound take you to places you can only imagine! Visit with exotic animals, travel to far-flung locations, dive deep below or soar above the earth's surface. It's IMAX - come along for the adventure.
Shows play hourly throughout the day & into the evening. Hollywood feature length films are often added to the evening schedule.
Full concession & National Geographic Store gift store on site.
3 - 510 Lorne St
Kamloops, British Columbia
Spirit of Kamloops Ghost Train & Spirit of Christmas Special Events Rolling Stock: Steam Locomotive #2141 is unavailable in 2013 due to mechanical repairs being required. We hope to be back for 2014!
Journey back in time aboard our steam-powered heritage train. On the "Spirit of Kamloops" railtour, visitors enjoy reenactments of railway operations as they were in the past, including staff in period uniforms.
In 1906, just east of Kamloops, Bill Miner & his gang robbed a CPR train & made off with the loot. The reenactment of the Bill Miner Train Robbery is a big part of the trip's entertainment providing some exciting wild-west horsemanship at the finish of the journey.
Guided walking tours, seasonal events & private charters are also available.
1720 4th Ave
Invermere, British Columbia
Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Art Gallery is the home to the Columbia Valley Arts Council & is the primary cultural venue for Invermere & the Columbia Valley. This log building features an Art Gallery, Gift Shop, Cafe, as well as space for concerts, films, workshops & special events. Built in 1914, this heritage building with a rich history will be celebrating its 100th Birthday in 2014, with all kinds of events throughout the summer. Located on the shores of Lake Windermere, Pynelogs is a cultural destination for visual, performing, culinary & literary arts.
8811 River Rd
Richmond, British Columbia
At River Rock Casino Resort we're dealing out a winning combination of luxurious accommodation, casino excitement, fine dining & entertainment!
This dazzling casino features over 1,000 slot machines, your favourite table games, Poker Room, Racebook, three high-limit rooms, & various dining options like The Buffet, Tramonto & Curve.
Enjoy free live entertainment at Lulu's Lounge in the Casino & in the River Rock Theatre.
The property is complemented by a lavish all-suite 4-Diamond hotel & is the 2013 Winner of the World Luxury Casino Hotel in North America.
With the Canada Line Bridgeport SkyTrain Station at our doorstep, we are 18 minutes to downtown Vancouver & 7 minutes to the airport.
River Rock Casino Resort is the perfect entertainment destination that offers something for everyone!
751 Hwy 97B NE
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is the Shuswap's largest heritage attraction. Tour through the restored 1910 Haney House and explore the village, rich in history with 14 historical or replicated buildings. Discover interesting exhibits in the museum, the kids can pan for "Haney Gold" and visit the gift shop.
Take a walk on our beautiful nature trails. Visit the heritage gardens. Marjorie's Tea Room offers a daily lunch special and homemade desserts.
Sure to be a highlight of your visit, reserve your seat at Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre during July and August with shows, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday. A homestyle meal and play promises to delight audiences.
1459B Johnston Road
White Rock, British Columbia
Looking for places to Eat, Shop, Play and Stay in White rock? With two convenient locations - Uptown and long the Waterfront - White Rock's Visitor Centres provide you with everything you need for your visit and travel plans.
Whether you need maps or help planning activities in our community or around the province, our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to assist. We'll help you navigate through our local services, amenities and a variety of travel guides and publications so that you can make the most of your travel experience.
We look forward to serving you!