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Fall Festival of the Arts - White Rock

100-15261 Russell Ave
White Rock, British Columbia
V4B 2P7
Websitehttp://www.whiterockcity.ca/EN/main/arts-culture/cultural-festivals-and-events/fall-festival-of-the-arts.html
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from September 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014

A community-wide celebration of arts and culture in White Rock! The two-month festival features music, performances, art exhibitions, a mobile drawing unit, artist auctions, a gala and more. Visit website for more details.

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Vancouver Latin American Film Festival - Vancouver

Various Venues
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1H4
Websitehttp://www.vlaff.org
Toll-free
Phone604-708-5657

Daily from August 28, 2014 to September 7, 2014

One of the largest Latin American film festivals in Canada, showcasing films from over a dozen countries.

This year VLAFF will be hosting Chile as a guest country, with a retrospective on Chilean actor Manuela Martelli. For the first time, VLAFF will be screening a series of Afro-Cuban films at the Museum of Anthropology in UBC as part of their exhibition "Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art."

You can look at all the film descriptions and schedule online.

VLAFF is a registered non-profit charitable organization with the mission to provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema in Vancouver. This annual festival promotes dialogue among cultures and explores the art of contemporary Latin American cinema through the eyes of its filmmakers.

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Lost Souls of Gastown - Vancouver

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

Weekly on Tuesday-Saturday from Tuesday August 12, 2014 to Monday November 10, 2014

Venture into our city's most gruesome history - when Vancouver was a frontier town of hustlers and thieves, vagabonds and bawdy girls. You will hear stories of: Vancouver's first madam, who built a glamorous Gastown bawdy house before the city even had a school; a long-forgotten plague that clutched the city in its feverish grasp; the terror of the fire that ate-up Gastown in minutes and sent people sprinting for their lives down Water Street; a Klondike Gold Rush beauty, who had her heart broken - and her pocketbook looted - by a ruthless theatre magnate; and, the city's oldest unsolved murder - the death of prospector John Bray.

The tour ventures through Gastown, where many of Vancouver's most historic buildings are located.

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Prohibition City - Vancouver

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

Weekly on Tuesday-Saturday from Monday August 11, 2014 to Thursday October 30, 2014

On Prohibition City, you will explore the strange, corrupt and colourful history of Prohibition-era Vancouver, with stories of speakeasies, private members clubs, corruption, bootlegging and free-flowing medicinal liquor.

You will get a chance to visit the historic Dominion Building, Sun Tower and the city's oldest bar.

You will also relive stories of the city's most notorious mayor - L.D. Taylor - its most beautiful showgirl and its greatest rum-runners.

This is your chance to explore Vancouver's dirtiest history.

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Sins of the City Walking Tour - Vancouver

240 E Cordova St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6A 1L3
Websitehttp://vancouverpolicemuseum.ca/sins-of-the-city-vice-dice-and-opium-pipes/
Toll-free
Phone604-665-3346

Weekly on Wednesday, Saturday from Wednesday July 30, 2014 to Wednesday October 29, 2014

Experience the world of a cop in the 1920s when Vancouver was a seething hub of sex, drugs, booze and organized crime. Your 90-minute walking tour takes you through the streets and alleys of Chinatown on the lookout for brothels, bootlegging joints, gambling houses and opium dens. This is a must-see tour for anyone looking for the edgier side of this great city!

Tours leave promptly on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm, and on Saturdays at 11:00 am. Tours are strictly limited in size, so please book your tickets at least 24 hours in advance.

Tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for students/seniors. Both include admission to the Vancouver Police Museum for the whole day.

For more information, please visit our website!

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Car Boot Sale - Tsawwassen

570 Boundary Bay Rd
Tsawwassen, British Columbia
V4L 1N2
Websitehttp://www.boundarybayparkassociation.wordpress.com
Toll-free
Phone604-940-9296

Every 2 weeks on Saturday from July 12, 2014 to September 13, 2014

11th season of one of Tsawwassen's most popular events. Bring a table and sell your stuff.

With hopes of maintaining South Delta's reputation for a great summer the sales are only cancelled due to inclement weather. Many locals enjoy a morning stroll along the dyke and visit the Car Boot sale seeking a treasure or two.

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Back in Time Tour - Coldstream

7804 Kidston Road
Coldstream, British Columbia
V1B 1S2
Websitehttp://www.mackiehouse.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-545-1019

Weekly on Thursday July 10, 2014 to Thursday September 18, 2014

Visiting the Okanagan? Join us for a tour of the exquisitely crafted 1910 Historic Mackie Lake House. Learn about the architecture, history and characteristics of this unique home and the families that lived here in a 1 ½ hour tour every Thursday morning at 10:00 am. Nestled on the shores of Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream these weekly tours are $10 per person, no reservations required. See you soon!

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Steveston Museum Summer Walking Tours - Richmond

3811 Moncton St
Richmond, British Columbia
V7C 3A0
Website
Toll-free
Phone604-271-8280

Weekly on Friday, Saturday from Friday July 4, 2014 to Saturday September 27, 2014

Take a stroll with us through history & experience Steveston's stories.

Murder, Mayhem & Morality in Old Steveston: Explore the seedier side of Steveston's past as we captivate you with stories of notorious murders, shady bordellos & a darker history steeped in sly grog. Tours at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm.

Boardwalks, Bar Rooms & Boats: Find out fascinating insider stories about Steveston's three great industries: fishing, farming &, more recently, filmmaking. Tours at 12:30 pm.

Tours cost $5.00 per person & can be booked in person or by phone at the Tourism Richmond Visitor Centre counter on the first floor of the Steveston Museum. Maximum group size of 12 people per tour. Approx. 1 hour tours, rain or shine.

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Our Living Languages Opens - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Websitehttp://www.royalbcmusum.bc.ca
Toll-free
Phone888-447-7977

Daily from June 21, 2014 to June 30, 2017

Discover the incredible diversity of First Nations languages in BC and the groundbreaking work underway to keep them alive in this new exhibition. The Royal BC Museum has partnered with the First Peoples' Cultural Council on this innovative exhibition that celebrates the resilience and diversity of First Nations languages in BC in the face of change. BC is one of the planet's most linguistically diverse regions. From a global perspective, it's known as a linguistic "hotspot" because of the diversity and vitality of our First Nations languages, of which 34 are spoken here. Visit this new exhibition and learn to say "welcome" in one of 34 languages. royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/languages

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Stanley Park Hop-on Hop-off Tour with a Klahowya Village Aboriginal Interpreter - Vancouver

Various Stops In Stanley Park
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6G 1Z4
Websitehttp://www.vancouvertrolley.com
Toll-free
Phone604-801-5515

Daily from June 18, 2014 to September 3, 2014

Explore Stanley Park on this fully narrated Hop-on Hop-off Stanley Park Shuttle stopping at 15 of the top attractions & locations in Stanley Park.

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