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March 2018

March 2 – 4 – BC’s largest boating, fishing, hunting and sportsmen’s show at the Tradex Complex in Abbotsford. Everything you need for your upcoming outdoor adventures.

March 1 – 25 - The Vancouver Maritime Museum proudly announces Cory Trépanier’s Into The Arctic Exhibition.This exhibit encompasses over 50 Arctic oil paintings and 3 films from Trepanier’s 4 Arctic expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian North. Its wilderness is so remote and untouched that many of its landscapes have never been documented before. 

March 6 and 8 – Parks Canada Gwaii Haanas - Orientations are required before you can visit Gwaii Haanas. Normally presented in Skidegate on central Haida Gwaii, this opportunity will allow you to enter the area by boat directly from the mainland coast after you have made your reservations. Even if you are just thinking about a trip to Gwaii Haanas, this orientation will be a great way to learn more about this incredible place. 

March 20 – The Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere will be at 9:15 a.m. on March 20th.  During the equinoxes the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal – but not quite.  The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north and vice versa in September. 

March 10 – 25 - Celebrating the 32nd Annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival in Tofino! Be a part of the inspiration, education, and entertainment by celebrating coastal traditions in a unique environment, welcoming the spring return of the grey whale. 

 

February 2018

 

February - Prepare for an incredible journey through the curious collections of Mr. Ripley at Science World, the explorer extraordinaire who traveled the world collecting artifacts and stories from the remarkable people and places he encountered.

 Feb 1 – 14 – The Hot Chocolate Festival returns for its 8th year, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers coming together to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before.

February 9 – 10 - Love and Romance are front and centre in the beautiful Orpheum theatre, as conductor William Rowson and the VSO perform music that will get you in the mood for Valentine’s. Joined by pianist Jon Nakamatsu, soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen, and tenor Frédérik Robert, the orchestra dials up some of the most sensual and romantic music ever written.

February 14 – Valentine’s Day – How about ice skating at Robson Square, the People’s Prom, after hours cocktails and “sex talk” (about coral) at the Vancouver Aquarium, Chinese New Year or a five-course dinner at Grouse Mountain

February 24 – March 4 – 40th Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival  is Canada’s premier wine show and widely considered to be the best wine event in North America. With ~25,000 admissions, it is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world.  Tickets sell out fast.

 

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