From art and dining to shopping and exploring historic neighbourhoods, there is something for everyone in
Vancouver, the largest Canadian city west of
Toronto and the country’s West Coast hub.
If you only have a couple of days to explore
Vancouver, deciding what to do and see in
one of the world’s most beautiful cities will
depend not only on what strikes your fancy,
but on when you visit.
Urban Attractions and Events Galore
STORY BY DAVID BURKE
IMAGES BY JOERN ROHDE
Vancouver’s summer and fall event schedule
is full of all manner of street fairs, cultural
cavalcades, sporting events, food-and-drink
extravaganzas and music festivals to keep
your toes tapping, your palate sated and
your brain stimulated all summer long.
Two of the many examples are the long-running Shakespeare theatre festival Bard
on the Beach ( June 5 to Sept. 21) and the
nighttime fireworks festival Celebration of
Light ( July 27 to Aug. 3). Visitors in Fall
2019 have a chance to take in the highflying Cirque de Soleil production “Luzia”
(Oct. 3 to Nov. 24).