Things To Do

Things to do In Vancouver

Due to the current restrictions on events, I have modified this post to be a list of local things to do.

 

Port Moody

RVN Wellness

RVN Wellness is Port Moody’s newest yoga and wellness centre. They offer inclusive yoga for children, teens, and families to practice together, as well as counselling and other wellness practitioner services. No prior yoga experience is required. All child and teen programs have been designed by a Master’s level mental health clinician and yoga instructor to ensure your children are receiving benefits of yoga beyond the physical practice.
Located at 2506 St. John’s st. in Port Moody. Pre-registration is required for all classes at this time.
We offer:
– Before and after school yoga classes for kids and teens
– Family yoga classes
– Parent/baby yoga classes
– Adult yoga classes including a pre/post natal class for moms to have their own time for wellness
All drop in classes are $23 for drop in, other than family yoga which is offered with a special $10 drop in rate per person. Head to www.rvnwellness.com to register and for more information on yoga passes, ProD day and March Break camps, special events, and workshops.

North Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Lights are on during the day.  Experience Capilano Suspension Bridge with the festive lights on during these shorter winter days.

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Cypress Mountain

Ski, board, Tube, snowshoe! Tubing is open Wednesday to Sunday.

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Grouse Mountain

Skiing and Snowboarding

Note: Grouse opens for the 20/21 ski season as of Friday November 20th.

In line with Grouse Mountain’s PureClean Commitment to health and safety, skiers and riders can expect a number of new protocols in place for the winter season. Advance Skyride reservations are required for all access to and from the Mountain. Advance online ticket purchase is recommended to reduce lineups and interaction. Capacity on the Skyride is also reduced.

Face coverings are required inside all Resort facilities as well as in areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained including while queuing, loading and riding on the Skyride and chairlifts. Individual chairs will be limited to families or household groups who are riding together.

In addition, physical distancing measures are in place throughout the Resort. Hand sanitizer stations are available to guests and increased sanitization and scheduled cleanings are being conducted in all areas of the Resort.

You can purchase Lift Tickets or access your Digital Pass. You can also visit grousemountain.com or call our Snowphone at 604.986.6262.

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Vancouver

The Arts Club

Online and In-person classes for ages 2-22

There are so many fantastic programs for kids including virtual offerings, such as online writing classes and creative dance. They will also be holding in person classes, with strict safety measures in place. These include: creative drama classes, parent & me visual art classes and creative dance. Most of these classes are directed to their youngest students (2-6).  Browse the schedule and register via email  registration@artsumbrella.com or call the Student Services team during business hours at: 604-681-5268 | Granville Island or 604-535-1127 | Surrey

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Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Western Canadian premiere of Indigenous History in Colour from February 3–May 9, 2021. This solo exhibition by Luke Parnell is a powerful exploration of the relationship between Northwest Coast Indigenous oral histories, conceptual art, and traditional formline design. Indigenous History in Colour’s multidisciplinary analysis of the shifting perspectives of Northwest Coast art in modern history challenges contemporary discourse on notions of reconciliation and representation today.

Indigenous History in Colour invites audiences to engage with the vibrant and dynamic qualities of Indigenous art, while also looking beyond the surface of popularized perspectives,” says Beth Carter, curator of the Bill Reid Gallery. “Inspired by oral traditions, history, pop culture, and Bill Reid, Parnell’s playful juxtapositions and bold commentary shine a spotlight on the work still needed to bring about authentic reconciliation for Indigenous peoples.”

A virtual opening celebration, featuring Parnell and Carter in conversation, will be hosted via Facebook Live on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6pm PST. For full details, visit billreidgallery.ca.

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Fly Over Canada

Temporarily closed

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PI Theatre

 Pi Theatre is thrilled to present its 2021 Provocateurs Presentation Series with Macbeth Muet, an innovative interpretation of Shakespeare’s play performed by two actors using elaborate sound design, physical theatre, and the manipulation of inanimate objects to represent the play’s characters; and the Canadian premiere of Frequencies, a mixed reality techno confessional performance. Each production, a display of sheer theatrical invention, includes cutting-edge technology and will be presented virtually, live in real-time from Montreal and Halifax.
Tickets start at $15 and are available online at www.pitheatre.com.
Frequencies | February 20 & 21 at 4:00pm PT / 8:00pm AT
“I’m telling you I miss someone I’ve never met”, proclaims Aaron Collier, creator and star of HEIST’s new multimedia storytelling show Frequencies. Debuting live in real-time from Halifax, in partnership with Pi Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange and Theatre Outré, Frequencies is an innovative, solo, and mixed reality performance viewed through the eyes of a second actor wearing a VR headset with a special camera attached. While exploring his connection to his family in what could best be described as one part live techno concert and one part autobiographical confessional, the audience sees Collier and his keyboards augmented by digital scenography. Frequencies premieres nationally via livestream with performances broadcasting from The Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax, NS.

The 36th Annual JCC Jewish Book Festival

Tickets on Sale and Pre-Registration for ALL Events on January 15. Running February 20-25, 2021. With a special Prologue event with Yosef Wosk on February 11. Online and at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver

Tickets: Most Events are Pay-What-You-Can / Gold Pass $90 for All Feb 20 25 Events  Tickets and Info

Get ready for a literary treat at the JCC or from the comfort of your living room! The Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival (Feb. 20-25, 2021) will warm up your winter nights with an exciting roster of writers from across Canada, the US, Israel, Great Britain and Chile. We are hoping to welcome our local Vancouver authors to limited-capacity in-person events and we’re inviting faraway authors straight into your homes for virtual conversations. We are implementing the most current guidance of health authorities to create an environment where community safety is our highest priority. Inspired by the idea of “Together But Apart” that pervades our current lives, the festival will bring forth themes of family and connections and stories born of quests and questions. Because times are uncertain. But community is not.
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The Firehall Arts Centre 

NEW: COVID COMPASSION PRICING
The COVID Compassion Pricing will range from $15 to $35 for all performances. If patrons can afford a $35 ticket, they can choose to pay that; if $15 is more financially feasible, patrons can choose that ticket price or any other amount up to $35. Performances at the Firehall Arts Centre take place Tuesdays to Sundays at 7:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm. The matinee performances on Wednesdays at 1:00pm will remain a Pay-What-You-Will admission. Available online at firehallartscentre.ca or by phone at 604.689.0926

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Science World 

Looking for something fun to do with the kids while stuck at home over the holidays? Get up to snow good with Science World’s Winter Activity Pack! Catch the magic of the auroras with citizen scientists, travel across the tundra with a celebration of polar bears and create your very own winter decorations all from the comfort of your home. Donations go to support Science World, a non-profit organization.

As a part of your pack, you’ll be able to:

  1. Watch the Science Theatre at home. Chasing Steve is a documentary about a group of unwitting Alberta aurora chasers who discover a new phenomenon in the night sky and name it. Get the popcorn ready and use the password Aurora to stream this Science Theatre show at home.
  2. Revel in some at-home experiments. Enjoy some fun-filled winter-themed activities with household ingredients including:
    1. The science of light helps to keep you extra-visible on dark Canadian winter nights – learn how to Identify the difference between visible and invisible and much more.
    2. Ice Cube Towers. Create chilly architecture and investigate how liquids and solids interact.
    3. Grow Your Own Crystals. Try “planting” this overnight garden.
    4. Musical Bottles.Check out how the speed of vibrations affects pitch in this musical experiment.
  3. Watch the Polar Bear Cam. A virtual Tundra Buggy trip in Churchill, Canada to see polar bears as they wait for winter sea ice to form on Hudson Bay. Courtesy of our friends at Polar Bears International.
  4. Make some Bird-tastic Winter Decorations. Printable ornaments featuring our favourite local feathery friends.
  5. Go on Virtual Arctic Field Trips. Watch the sun set on the Arctic Henge located in one of Iceland’s most remote northern villages, watch snow coverage from space and check out the glittering glaciers and steep-walled fiords of the Auyuittuq National Park.
Starting Feb 11:
Science World Presents Arctic Voices The Exhibition That Takes Visitors On An Immersive Journey Into The Arctic.

Developed by Science North, in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature, Arctic Voices invites you to marvel at the sights and sounds of this tremendous and fragile region. Dance with auroras, hop on ice floes and learn just how deeply connected our everyday lives are to the Arctic through this feature exhibition that will leave you awestruck and inspired.

Arctic Voices will allow visitors to explore the impact of the changing climate in the far North through many lenses, including the land, sea, and ice. They will connect with the remarkable animals that live in the Arctic, the resilient people that inhabit this region, and the dedicated scientists who are helping to reveal what makes this place so unique.

Starting February 8, Science World will be open 7 days a week, 10 am to 5 pm with enhanced safety measures in place.

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Vancouver Convention Center

Imagine Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience – March 19 – May 9, 2021

A spectacular and immersive exhibition of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, will take viewers on a unique journey inside the artist’s paintings.

Imagine Van Gogh, is an exhibition where one can admire The Starry Night, Irises and Sunflowers, or be drawn into the intimacy of his Bedroom in Arles.

An experience that brings viewers to the heart of its images, Imagine Van Gogh is accompanied by the music of the great composers Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Bach, Delibes and Satie.

Open Daily 9am – Midnight

 

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Reserve your tickets online to walk around the gardens. Public art and other classes are available throughout the year. Check out their website for current events and classes.

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Online

Chef Randal Cook-Along

FREE virtual cook-along with Chef Randle to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day on February 23.

FREE cooking lesson with Chef Trevor Randle from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 23!

Chef Trevor Randle will provide expert instruction as he guides you through two healthy, BC grown, quick, and budget-friendly recipes — BC Inspired Thai Chicken Curry (or vegan alternate –  BC Inspired Thai Vegan Curry) and Baked Lemon Pudding with BC Blueberry Compote — in this webinar. BC Farmers Lovella Schellenberg and Mickey Aylard will also join Chef Trevor Randle to provide fun insights on farming in BC. Plus, webinar participants will be entered into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packages valued at $200+ each!

Enjoy this virtual webinar from the comfort of your own home and invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join in on the action. Let’s celebrate the food our BC farmers produce that we love to eat! Event suitable for all ages 12+.

Click here to register for this free webinar.

Download recipes here:  BC Inspired Thai Chicken Curry | BC Inspired Thai Vegan Curry | Baked Lemon Pudding with BC Blueberry Compote

Click here to download menu shopping list. 

Some Assembly Theatre Company

Running:Ongoing ONLINE  (available on youtube)

UPROOTED (you tube video) is a digitally adapted theatre production that stems from conversations with over
one hundred diverse youth who are anxious about climate change. What was to be presented live in May 2020, this
production has been re-staged and filmed at the York Theatre due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Written by youth
with professional playwright Valerie Methot, and produced by a team of youth and professionals across Canada,
UPROOTED strengthens response to climate change and promotes mental health management.
Three friends on an annual camping trip must suddenly face a threat to the BC forest they love. Will they take a
stand for future generations and protect what they view as sacred? Watch UPROOTED now

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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has renewed their popular TD All-Access Pass program that allows full-time Secondary and Post-Secondary students to subscribe to TheConcertHall.ca for half-price.

A full year of access to the VSO’s performances, will now cost a student only $64.99 + taxes. There are other subscriptions that provide access for different periods of time. For more information on subscriptions, visit theconcerthall.ca/pricing.

To register for the TD All-Access Pass, all students need to do is fill out a form and within 48 hours, once the Customer Service team verifies their full-time student status, a coupon code will be emailed to them.

  • The Music Room is a new virtual education space hosted in the TheConcertHall.ca, presented by TELUS
  • Families and Educators are invited to discover symphonic music geared to youth, curated education materials, and get backstage access to learn directly from the VSO’s musicians and maestros
  • Families can subscribe for just $59.99 for the full season
  • Educators can subscribe at the classroom, school or district level

 

14th Annual Coastal Dance Festival Celebrates Indigenous Resilience

Dancers of Damelahamid invites audiences to participate in a celebration of Indigenous arts as part of the newly envisioned, virtual presentation of the 14th annual Coastal Dance Festival, from March 12-18, 2021. The free, online festival will feature the world premiere of a new short dance work in honour of the late Elder Margaret Harris by Dancers of Damelahamid filmed at the Anvil Centre, as well as performances and cultural sharing by many of the festival’s long-standing artists, including the Dakhká Khwáan DancersGit Hayetsk DancersGit Hoan DancersSpakwus Slolem‘Yisya̱’winux̱w Dancers, and David Robert Boxley.

Wellness Show-at-home 2021

 

CONTEST HAS CLOSED: Winner TBA

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Contest Closes February 14th, 2021 at midnight!

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Tina Evans