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31 Cultural, Community or Seasonal in North Vancouver

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Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park - North Vancouver

3735 Capilano Rd
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7R 4J1
Websitehttp://www.capbridge.com
Toll-free
Phone604-985-7474

Daily from November 29, 2014 to January 3, 2015

Canyon Lights, has a tall order this year - laying claim to the home of the world's tallest living Christmas tree! Standing 46.4 m (152 ft) tall, this Douglas-fir will be adorned in thousands of sparkling lights.

Though other communities claim to have the tallest living Christmas tree, Capilano's 250 year old Douglas-fir rises above the competition.

Park guests will be dazzled by the thousands of lights glittering throughout the rainforest, across the Suspension Bridge & on CLIFFWALK. A children's scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating, sing-a-long carols with the holiday band are all back by public demand and new this year create your own Christmas card and enjoy holiday treats in the Winter Pavilion.

Free shuttle service available from Canada Place.

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Grey Cup Festival Parade - Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2E1
Websitehttp://www.102greycupfestival.ca
Toll-free
Phone

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Come line the streets with thousands of your closest CFL friends at the Save-On-Foods Grey Cup Festival Parade.

Winding through the streets of downtown Vancouver, the parade will be a celebration of Canadian football, spirit, and the coveted Grey Cup will make an appearance! It promises to be an event filled with floats, marching bands, smiles, and fun. Get ready to ROAR on the Shore starting at 10:00 am!

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Grey Cup Fan March - Vancouver

Jack Poole Plaza
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3T4
Websitehttp://www.102greycupfestival.ca
Toll-free
Phone

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Similar to a torch relay, fans will be selected to carry the Grey Cup to the Tailgate Party at BC Place Stadium for the big game!

For its third consecutive year the devoted fans of our League will bring the Grey Cup to the Grey Cup Championship Game - this year at BC Place. The Grey Cup Fan March will see thousands of fans come together on Grey Cup Sunday to march the Cup through the streets of Vancouver from Jack Poole Plaza to the Festival party outside BC Place, handing it at last to Commissioner Mark Cohon.

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Carol Ships Parade Of Lights Festival at Harbour Cruises - Vancouver

Vancouver Harbour
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3Z6
Websitehttp://www.boatcruises.com
Toll-free800-663-1500
Phone604-688-7246

Daily from December 5, 2014 to December 23, 2014

This annual Christmas tradition began more than 50 years ago in Coal Harbour with one boat decorated with Christmas lights. Today, more than 50 boats festooned with 100,000-plus twinkling lights can be seen gliding through Vancouver's waterways on peak evenings. The spectacle viewed from shore is free, but the best experience is aboard the carol ships themselves, which carry more than 30,000 guests every season. Tickets for different ships range in price & offerings.

Check our website to see the list of participating ships; be sure to check the sailing schedule online as it changes nightly.

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Christmas at FlyOver Canada - Vancouver

Flyover Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3E1
Websitehttp://www.flyovercanada.com
Toll-free
Phone604-620-8455

Daily from December 5, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Join Santa on a magical flight to the North Pole! Enjoy a Christmas themed pre-show, pre-boarding experience, the ride FlyOver Canada, and the new magical flight with Santa to the North Pole!

Christmas decorations, lights, music, food and much, much more will make up our festive Christmas tradition at FlyOver Canada.

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Van Dusen Gardens Festival of Lights - Vancouver

5251 Oak St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6M 4H1
Websitehttp://www.vandusengarden.org
Toll-free
Phone604-257-8335

Daily from December 10, 2014 to January 4, 2015

VanDusen Botanical Garden is transformed into a holiday wonderland every Christmas during this festival that delights young & old alike with seasonal displays & more than one million twinkling lights wrapped around trees & trellises. Guests can take photos with Santa, watch the Shadow Puppet Theatre & be entertained by the Scandinavian Gnomes, community & featured choirs & The Grinch. Closed December 25.

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The Spirit of Christmas Tour - Vancouver

305 Water St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1B9
Websitehttp://www.vancouversightseeing.com/vancouver-christmas/
Toll-free
Phone877-451-1777

Daily from December 11, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Experience the multi-cultural holiday cheer of Vancouver with a festive tour though the city's most impressive Christmas sights. Begin in charming Gastown with a hot chocolate treat. Visit the Steam Clock, backlit by Christmas lights.

Continue to Canada Place for the exciting FlyOver Canada experience. Gaze upon the beautiful Christmas tree display in Jack Pool Plaza, at the 2010 Olympic Cauldron. Childhood wonder comes alive at the Bright Nights Christmas Train Plaza in Stanley Park with over 3 million twinkling lights.

Continue along English Bay for a quick tour through Vancouver's holiday decoration hotspots. Top off this winter night with the Van Dusen Gardens Botanical's Festival of Lights. This sparkling tour of Vancouver's finest light displays is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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Breakfast with Santa - North Vancouver

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7R 4K9
Websitehttp://www.grousemountain.com/events
Toll-free
Phone604-980-9311

Daily from December 14, 2014 to December 24, 2014

Bring the whole family for a special meal at the Peak of Vancouver - featuring a delicious hot & cold buffet, a Christmas sing-a-long, face painting, reindeer antler-making & of course the jolly man in red himself.

Check website for times & prices.

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Heritage Week 2015 - Vancouver

Various Locations
Vancouver, British Columbia
V7T 1A4
Websitehttp://www.heritagebc.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-428-7243

Daily from February 16, 2015 to February 22, 2015

Heritage BC is proud to announce the new theme for Heritage Week 2015 in British Columbia - Main Street: At The Heart of the Community. The week kicks off with the national Heritage Day designated by Heritage Canada The National Trust.

Hundreds of communities, large and small, enjoy downtown Main Streets with historic buildings. We recognize heritage as a vital asset to attract tourists, stimulate investment and provide a rich and lively setting for a vibrant mix of social and commercial exchange.

Stay tuned for more about how communities across BC are celebrating their downtowns - large and small!

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Lunar New Year Celebrations 2015 - Richmond

The Golden Village
Richmond, British Columbia
V6X 3V7
Websitehttp://www.tourismrichmond.com
Toll-free
Phone

Thursday, February 19, 2015

From extravagant multi-course feasts at acclaimed Chinese restaurants to poignant spiritual celebrations at the largest Chinese Buddhist temple in North America, it's easy to see why USA Today declared Richmond, BC as one of the top places to celebrate Chinese New Year. With more residents of Chinese ancestry than any other Canadian city, Richmond's extensive two-week Chinese New Year celebrations offer visitors an authentic taste of traditional Lunar New Year festivities - minus the jetlag. Thousands will flock to Richmond's Golden Village on February 19 to welcome 2015, the Year of the Sheep, with fireworks, live music, countdowns, Chinese flower and gift fairs, colourful lion and dragon dances and, of course, delicious authentic food. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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