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Festival of Trees - Nanaimo

147 - 4750 Rutherford Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9T 4K6
Toll-free
Phone250-758-8111

Daily from November 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015

In Support of BC Children's Hospital Festival of Trees. See it Experience it, Visit Nanaimo North Town Centre to vote for your favorite tree! The Season of Giving: November 22 - January 4. For more information or to sponsor a tree, please visit nanaimonorth.com/bcchf.ca/fot Registration deadline for sponsoring a tree is November 5!

212

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum - Burnaby

6501 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby, British Columbia
V5G 3T6

Daily from November 22, 2014 to January 2, 2015

Enjoy all the lights, boughs, red bows & all the other old-fashioned ornaments & decorations throughout the village & farmhouse. The season features traditional entertainment, demonstrations, hands-on activities & exhibits from the early 1900s. Highlights include: Father Christmas, Footlight Theatre, Baking in the Farmhouse, a Christmas scavenger hunt. Musicians, entertainers, demonstrators, storytellers, community choirs & heritage crafts are also scheduled throughout the season. Also, the heritage 1912 carousel delights all who ride (or just watch)! Check the website for more details. CLOSED DEC 24 & 25.

213

Vancouver Christmas Market - Vancouver

Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 2P1
Toll-free
Phone604-561-7597

Daily from November 22, 2014 to December 24, 2014

This German Christmas Village market brings unique holiday shopping experiences, seasonal entertainment & traditional food right to downtown. The festively decorated outdoor Village features rows of illuminated wooden huts & thousands of sparkling Christmas lights. Sounds of bells, trumpeters & the delicious aromas of mulled wine & spicy gingerbread make the Village an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Vendors from Germany & Canada offer traditional handmade arts & crafts, Bavarian & German-style food & drinks.

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Festival of Trees - Victoria - Victoria

The Fairmont Empress
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1W5

Daily from November 19, 2014 to January 6, 2015

Every year, Victoria's Festival of Trees transforms The Fairmont Empress into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital.

Sponsors, local businesses, organizations & individuals of this event come together & decorate trees - in a sometimes wacky, often irreverent & always beautiful fashion.

These enchanting trees are then displayed throughout The Fairmont Empress over the holiday season.

The 2013 Victoria Festival of Trees raised over $205,400 in support of the urgent needs at BC Children's Hospital.

More than 20,000 votes were cast for the 73 beautifully decorated trees during the seven weeks at The Fairmont.

215

Christmas in Old Town - Victoria

675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Toll-free
Phone250-356-7226

Daily from November 14, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas from long ago. Marvel at the 4.5 metre tall Christmas tree, visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery. From 12 noon - 4:00 pm.

216

Upstairs on Beacon Holiday Market & Festivities - Sidney

2405 Beacon Ave
Sidney, British Columbia
V8L 3A2
Toll-free
Phone250-516-7653

Weekly on Saturday November 1, 2014 to Saturday December 20, 2014

Upstairs on Beacon will be turned into a magical Christmas wonderland with many surprises, treats and fun! Visit our mall of Christmas Trees and holiday decorations. There will be a holiday market in which 30 vendors will be selling speciality products and unique holiday gifts for that special someone. If you'd like to purchase a vendor table and participate beginning Nov 1st, call quick as limited space. We will also use this time to take donations for the food bank. The Holiday Market on Beacon will be every Sat. 10-4 but the decorations will be available for the public to visit any day until 5pm. For more information 250.516.7653

217

Sharing Our Stories Exhibit - North Vancouver

3203 Institute Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7K 3E5
Toll-free
Phone604-990-3700

Daily from October 25, 2014 to March 28, 2015

The exhibit, Sharing Our Stories, features oral histories and memory boxes highlighting the experiences of some of our Canadian Iranian residents. They speak to why they chose to live here, and about their challenges creating new lives on the North Shore.

218

CVS Sightseeing Options - Victoria

721 Government St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 2X2
Toll-free
Phone877-578-5552

Daily from October 16, 2014 to January 3, 2015

CVS Sightseeing offern an array of Holiday Tour options from Dec 1-Jan 3. Options Include, Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights, Holiday Dinner Option, Fetive Victoria Day Tour, Butterfly Gardens, Deluxe Victoria City Tours, Discounted Combo Tour & more! All tours offer live driver narration on all tours in modern motor coaches with select hotel pick up.

219

Robert David Symons: Countryman - Fort St. John

9323 100 Street
Fort St. John, British Columbia
V1J 4N4
Toll-free
Phone250-787-0430

Daily from October 14, 2014 to January 6, 2015

See the Canadian West through the sketches and paintings of Robert David Symons. He was an artist, writer and naturalist. Born in England in 1898, he was the son of prominent artist. Symons immigrated to Canada in 1914, at the age of 16, to be a cowboy on a ranch in Saskatchewan. After serving in the First World War, he returned to the Canadian west. He lived near Fort St. John from 1943 to 1961 first as a game warden and then as a rancher. He painted, worked with horses, wrote books, and was an advocate for conserving nature. This exhibition was curated by Heather Smith of the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery.

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Our Living Languages Opens - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
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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