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TAIWANfest - Vancouver

750 Hornby St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2H7
Websitehttp://www.taiwanfest.ca
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from August 30, 2014 to September 1, 2014

Hey Vancouver! Where can you find a festival that you can enjoy a symphony of movies showcasing the great filmmakers including the likes of Ang Lee; watch a great culinary battle in Rice vs Noodle; check out what puppets have in common with anime, cosplay and superhero; learn to make your own scarecrow; make floral arrangements; make your own tea; play with super-sized pinball machines; experience the magic of Chinese medicine; and finally taste some of the best street foods on earth? TAIWANfest on Granville Street is the place to go.

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2014 Squamish Nation Youth PowWow - North Vancouver

100 Mathias Rd
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7P 1P7
Websitehttp://www.aboriginalbc.com/events/2014-squamish-nation-youth-pow-wow/
Toll-free
Phone778-228-6501

Daily from August 29, 2014 to August 31, 2014

At the beginning of each day the Grand Entry has the Squamish Nation leading in, with full regalia, all the dancers from all over the parade in a big circle. Don't miss the multiple dance competitions and traditional food served all day. Lots to see with crafters and games for kids.

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Lytton River Festival - Lytton

400 Fraser St
Lytton, British Columbia
V0K 1Z0
Websitehttp://www.riverfestival.ca
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from August 29, 2014 to August 31, 2014

The Lytton River Festival is a celebration of two great rivers - the Thompson and Fraser - and their historic and present role in the small community of Lytton, BC.

With cultural activities such as a Pow Wow, traditional dancers, and local artisans, as well as great entertainment including live bands, street dances, and circus performances, Lytton River Festival is not to be missed!

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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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Fair at the PNE - Vancouver

2901 E Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5K 5J1
Websitehttp://www.pne.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-253-2311

Daily from August 16, 2014 to September 1, 2014

The Fair at the PNE is Vancouver's annual end-of-summer send-off. For the last two weeks of August (through Labour Day Weekend), the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) & Playland Amusement Park host The Fair at the PNE, featuring more than 50 rides & attractions, nightly concerts, live performances, agricultural & animal displays, games & food. Runs August 16-September 1 from 11 am-11 pm (closed August 18 & August 25)

It's fun for all ages!

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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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2014 BC Cultural Crawl - New Westminster

Websitehttp://bcculturalcrawl.com/
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from August 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014

The BC Cultural Crawl is a self-guided tour of community-initiated events: music, theatre and dance performances, visual arts, festivals, museum and heritage exhibitions, culinary arts, community art walks and more.

Your self-guided exploration of SuperCultural British Columbia begins here. Browse August & Year round events, cultural crawls, and community art walks.

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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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