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Vancouver — By thevancouverguide on September 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm

24 Things to do in Vancouver in September

FESTIVALS

Sept 13 The Festival of Fields is a gourmet harvest festival and fundraiser to be held at UBC from 1- 5 pm Tickets $85 Cdn (purchase in advance) Proceeds go to the Farm Fold/City Folk Societ.  The festival will connnect city folk and farm folk and chefs who will prepare and serve samplesof he best wines, brews and home-grown food from around B.C

Sept 17 -27: Global Comedy Fest. Various venues

Sept 20  4th Annual Chef Meets Grape (for wine lovers)  Rocky Mountain Station 604-684-2787

to Sept 20  Fringe Festival at various venues. 604-257-0350

THEATRE EVENTS & SHOWS

Sept 13 2209 Canadian Country Music Awards at GM Place. Tickets @ Ticketmaster  604-280-4444 

Sept 27  Word on the Street at Library Square 604-684-8266

until Sept 27 Bard on the Beach  There’s still time to enjoy some excellent productions of Shakespeare’s plays at the Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park. Call box office 604-739-0559 or book on line.

Sept 24 to Nov. 7 Moms the Word: Remixed  Arts Club Theatre Co, Granville Island stage.

MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS

To Sept 30  Treasures: the World’s Cultures from the British Museum   Take a day trip to Victoria to see this amazing exhibit which bings together 300 artifacts. Royal B.C. Museum 675  Belleville St., Victoria  250-356-7226

Visit the newly renovated Museum of Anthropology This is one of Canada’s foremost museums renowned for its magnificent Northwest Coast colection.  Visit the ceramices gallery with gold artifacts and see Bill Reid’s “Raven and the First Man” sculpture.  Museum is open every day except Monday from 10 -5  (Thursdays 10 – 9) Adults $12, Seniors and Students $10, Family $30  Tuesdays is flate rate of $6.

Visit the Vancouver Aquarium and experience western Canada’s only a4D cinematic adventure. Come in contact with a sea snake, feel the wind and salt spray of the ocean in yur face.  The a4D Experience features hi-def digital a3D immersive 5.1 surround sound and full sensory effets.  Kids and adults will love this fun, educational adventure.  Entry to 15 min. 4D Experiene is included in price of general admission to the aquarium ($28 Cdn adults, $18 children)

Until Oct 4 Visit the Van Dusen Botanical Garden to see the Zimsculpt Exhibition. The 150 stone sculptures ae arranged throughout the garden. Open 7 days a week : Adult admission $8.85 Cdn

SPORTS AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Sept 13 The Annual Terry Fox Run to raise funds for cancer research.

Sept 20  Annual BMO Bank of Montreal Grouse Grind Mountain Run   Grouse Mountain 604-780-9311

Take a real nature adventure. Go on a kayak tour around scenic Indian Arm from the small community of Woodlands or from Deep Cove.  This 30 km long inlet of Indian Arm Provincial Park or Say Nuth Khaw Yum ((Serpent’s Land) is the traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh people.  ultural tours by First Nations guides are available for $55 per person or groups 10 – 12.  Deep Cove Canoe and Kayaks 604-987-8028 or enjoy a wilderness day trip with Vancouver Nature Adventures.  This easy paddle adventure includes a beach BBQ

Go on a Paddlewheel Cruise up the mighty Fraser River. F ollow the hstoric journey of early pioneers on an authentic sternwheeler,  Cruises leave the New Westminster dock at the Quay 604-525-4465 Morning and evening cruises which include dinner. email info@vancouverpaddlewheeler.com

All thru Septemeber there are events in North Vancouver including the Wild Bird Trust of B.C. Walk@ Maplewood Flats Conservation Area Sept 12 604-924-2581

B.C. Coho Walk Sept 13 at Cleveland Dam 4.5 km or 8.5 km walk.

Antique Roadshow at Mollie Nye House Sept 19 604-987-5820

Harvest Festival in Edgemont Village Sept 20

For more information and events 604-987-PLAY

OTHERS THINGS TO SEE AND DO AROUND TOWN

To Sept 27  The PNE is over on Sept 7 but Playland is open until Sept 27. This is BC’s most famous amusement Park featuring ovr 35 rides including Vancouer’s classic landmark, the old wooden roller coaster in Hstings Park.  I’s one of only five roller-costers in the world honoured with the official “Landmark” status by the Aerican Coasters Enthusiasts (ACE) Open 10 – 6 pm  Located on Hastingins Park just off HWY #1 west. (exit #26)

Visit GASTOWN. Enjoy a leisurely walk and then dine out at one of the many charmig Gastown restaurants in one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods.  The Gastown Farmers Market  11- 3 every Sunday until Sept 27 Carral St. near Gassy Jack’s statue.

Visit China without even leaving town.  Take a trip to the Internatonal Buddhist Temple on Steveston Hwy in Richmond  This beautiful temple, known as teh Guan-Yin Temple opened in 1983. Inside, the artistic interior is filled iwth the inest of Chiinese paintings, califgraphy, sculpture, majestic Buddha statues, exquisite shrines and ornate ceramic murals.  Free entrance daily 9.30 – 5.30  vegetarina cafeteira open 12.30 – 3.30  9160 Steveston Hwy 604-274-2822



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