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Bard on the Beach open air theatre in Vancouver
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Theatre & Performing Arts

False Creek, Vancouver (Bard on the Beach photo)

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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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival - Vancouver

1695 Whyte Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 3J9
Websitehttp://www.bardonthebeach.org
Toll-free877-739-0559
Phone604-739-0559

Celebrating 25 years of bringing Shakespeare to life in Vancouver, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival runs from June 11 to September 20, 2014, in modern theatre tents in Vancouver's waterfront Vanier Park. This year two favourite productions are returning: A Midsummer Night's Dream & The Tempest, re-imagined from highly successful runs in 2006 & 2008. On the Douglas Campbell Studio Stage, Bard presents a bold adaptation of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, playing in repertory with Equivocation, set in Shakespeare's era & written by contemporary playwright Bill Cain. Equivocation is a co-production with Victoria's Belfry Theatre.

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Island Mountain Arts - Wells

2323 Pooley St
Wells, British Columbia
V0K 2R0
Websitehttp://www.imarts.com
Toll-free800-442-2787
Phone250-994-3466

Island Mountain Arts has been operating in the vibrant 1930s gold rush town of Wells since 1977 & is just down the road from Barkerville Historic Town & the Bowron Lakes. Island Mountain Arts runs a Public Gallery/Artisan Gift Shop & a School of the Arts, featuring courses in visual, literary & performance arts, including the Toni Onley Artists' Project & the International Harp School. IMA also runs the ArtsWells Festival Of All Things Art, featuring music & workshops, visual art installations, plus the One Minute Play Festival.

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Rotary Centre for the Arts - Kelowna

421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 6Z1
Websitehttp://www.rotarycentreforthearts.com
Toll-free
Phone250-717-5304

Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual & performing arts centre. We continually strive to improve the economic, cultural & social quality of life in the community by fostering the participation in & appreciation of the arts. As a world-class venue celebrating creative expression through diverse art forms & disciplines, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a unique City of Kelowna facility in which individuals of all ages & backgrounds can come together to share in the excitement of developing & strengthening art & culture in the Okanagan.

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Vancouver TheatreSports League - Vancouver

1502 Duranleau St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6H 3S4
Websitehttp://www.vtsl.com
Toll-free
Phone604-738-7013

Vancouver TheatreSports League is Vancouver's top improvisational comedy theatre! One of Vancouver's most popular theatres, performers create hilarious comedic sketches on the spot using audience suggestions. With 11 shows per week, 52 weeks per year, Vancouver TheatreSports has delivered laughs to over 2.2 million people in over 30 years.

With alumni such as Ryan Stiles & Colin Mochrie from "Whose Line Is It Anyway", come & see why Vancouver TheatreSports League is one of Vancouver's most popular theatre attractions!

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Barkerville Historic Town - Barkerville

14301 Hwy 26
Barkerville, British Columbia
V0K 1B0
Websitehttp://www.barkerville.ca
Toll-free888-994-3332
Phone250-994-3332

Barkerville is the largest heritage site in Western North America & a National Historic Site of Canada. Founded in 1862, Barkerville is an adventure destination like no other; rich in history, full of life. Meet colourful characters from Barkerville's past, watch Judge Begbie hold Victorian criminals accountable, see authentic gold rush theatre & witness a Cornish Waterwheel in action. Pan for gold, visit exotic Chinatown, go to school 1800s-style or tour the town at your own pace while visiting 140+ historic buildings & displays. Barkerville's merchants, restaurants & accommodations will provide everything you need for a genuinely comfortable trip into BC's golden age.

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Cascades Casino - Langley

20393 Fraser Hwy
Langley, British Columbia
V3A 7N2
Websitehttp://www.cascadescasino.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-530-2211

Located in downtown Langley City, Cascades Casino Resort provides a variety of entertainment all in one stop. Our casino features over 800 slot machines, a poker room, a variety of table games, an assortment of dining options & a 420 seat theatre. The hotel offers 77 guest rooms & the convention centre hosts parties of 2 to 1000. Whether you prefer to stay & play or meet & greet we have it all.

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden - Vancouver

578 Carrall St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 5K2
Websitehttp://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
Toll-free
Phone604-662-3207

Built in 1986, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first full-scale Scholar garden built outside China using traditional techniques. Covered walkways & exquisite architecture make it a delight in any weather or season, with the same relaxing, serene landscape as found in the old, private gardens of China's ancient elite. This living museum promotes the understanding of cultures through daily tours, festivals, monthly art exhibitions, music concerts & unique live theatre productions in summer. One-of-a-kind finds in the Eight Treasures Shop. Located in the heart of Chinatown, a short walk from downtown Vancouver & historic Gastown, near parking & public transit.

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FlyOver Canada - Vancouver

999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3C1
Websitehttp://www.flyovercanada.com
Toll-free
Phone604-620-8455

See Canada like never before at Vancouver's new must-see attraction! At its core, FlyOver Canada is a breathtaking, all-ages, flight simulation ride like no other! You will take off into a huge dome screen with the latest in projection & ride technology creating a true flying experience (complete with wind, scents & mist!).

At FlyOver Canada you will spend 30 minutes getting introduced to our great country. You will first enter the preshow area where you will be immersed in an audio-visual show of Canada "up close & personal" before heading to the boarding zone for your preflight briefing. You will then spend 8 minutes on the unforgettable Ultimate Flying Ride soaring east to west over some of the most spectacular scenery the country has to offer.

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Forbidden Vancouver - Vancouver

Cathedral Sq
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3A3
Websitehttp://www.forbiddenvancouver.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-839-3126

Join your Forbidden Vancouver storyteller on an adventure into our city's dirty history.

On Prohibition City you are an undercover newspaper reporter on Vancouver's oldest & meanest streets & alleyways. See former speakeasies & 'blind pigs'. Discover the truth about LD Taylor, Vancouver's infamous prohibition-era mayor. Find out what happened to Vancouver's most beautiful showgirl & more.

On the Lost Souls of Gastown you adventure into our city's darkest & earliest history. Re-live the devastation of the great fire of 1886. See Vancouver's first bawdy house, first fire station & oldest operating hotel. Discover who really killed John Bray, Vancouver's most notorious unsolved murder.

Check out our website for other one-off tours, special events, photowalks & more.

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Fort Steele Heritage Town - Fort Steele

9851 Hwy 93/95
Fort Steele, British Columbia
V0B 1N0
Websitehttp://www.fortsteele.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-417-6000

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.

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