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Coming to Vancouver!
May 19 Fleetwood Mac
June 29 Taylor Swift
July 6 KISS
July 10 New Kids on the Bock, 98 Degrees & Boyz II to men
July 16 The Postal Service
July 20 Bruno Mars
July 21 Bill Maher
July 26 Rush
July 27 One Direction
July 31 Legends of the Summer - Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z
Vancouver International Tequila Expo
Monday, May 20, 2013 - Friday, May 24, 2013
The 2nd Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE
) on May 24th is Western Canada’s largest festival dedicated to Mexico’s number one export spirit. VITE, is a public Grand Tasting Hall (1500 tickets available) with an afternoon trade component to ensure maximum exposure to tequila products and a large customer base. During Vancouver Agave Week (May 20-24), we are holding tequila seminars, master classes, and pairing dinners at venues around Vancouver to further promote tequila and other agave spirits. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville
is a proud sponsor of the event.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013
Grant Hotel - Exploring the origins of the Hotel
Commissioned and produced by the Vancouver Art Gallery
as a major exhibition, Grand Hotel charts the evolution of the hotel from its humble origins as an isolate and utilitarian structure to a cultural phenomenon that figures prominently within the global landscape. Grand Hotel will open to the public on April 13, 2013.
HSBC City of Bhangra Festival
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Saturday, June 8, 2013
Experience the sights and sounds of Bhangra when the streets come alive from May 30th to June 8th. The festival, organized by the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC) Society, encourages cultural exploration and community participation through a diverse series of events highlighting the Northern Indian art form of Bhangra.
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Friday, June 21, 2013 - Monday, July 1, 2013
Celebrate the music and vitality of Canada's West Coast. Every day from noon until the wee hours, jazz of all styles and stripes resonates from venues across the city. Ticketed events feature performers such as Herbie Hancock, Nikki Yanofsky and the David Murray Group featuring Macy Gray. Events free to the public are also planned.
Vancouver Chinese Night Market
The Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is back!
Date: May 17th to Sep. 8th Every Fri, Sat, & Sun.
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Venue: Keefer St. / Main St.
(Between Main & Columbia St.)
A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicraft, fashionable gifts & tempt your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before - on every Fri., Sat. & Sun.
The street market contains booths with different merchandises on sale including artistic handicrafts, creative gifts & decors, modern electronics, fashionable clothes, popular music CD, VCD, DVD, delicious snacks & ethnic food…etc
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - Friday, June 14, 2013
Celebrating its 24th Season in 2013, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from May through September.
A new, custom-built Mainstage tent has been built, offering expanded seating (742 seats), a redesigned stage and more comfortable seating for patrons. The Mainstage tent is open-ended so that the actors perform against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea and sky - a highlight of the unique Bard experience. Four productions (Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, Elizabeth Rex) are performed in repertory in the tent from early June through late September.
Vancouver International Children's Festival
Monday, May 27, 2013 - Sunday, June 2, 2013
A world-renowned festival of performing arts for young audiences, the Vancouver International Children's Festival has been educating, entertaining and inspiring young audiences since 1978.
Jam-packed with music, theatre, dance, acrobatics, puppetry and more, this year's Kids' Fest will knock your socks off! Join them in their new home on Granville Island.
Join the fun in a world of cultural creativity at the Children’s Festival on Granville Island.
Rio Tinto Alcan Dragonboat Festival!
Friday, June 21, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013
Recognized as North America’s biggest and best, the 25th annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver was a true celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, attracting over 100,000 people and close to 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe.
Beginning on Friday afternoon with the colourful Eye-dotting Ceremony, the festival continued with two more days of non-stop entertainment on the World Beat Stage, fabulous food and shopping, and of course, dragon boat racing of the highest caliber.
Admission is free to the general public! Plan to come down to the waters of False Creek and celebrate!
May - September - Playland at PNE
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - Monday, September 30, 2013
Playland features over 30 exhilarating rides, unique attractions and fun midway games and is also home to Kids Playce, a special zone filled with soft-play areas and rides for children aged 2-8.
Saturday, July 27, 2013 - Saturday, August 3, 2013
The Celebration of Light event attracts approximately 500,000 Greater Vancouver residents each night to downtown Vancouver for each of the several nights of world class fireworks displays and competitions.
This year, 3 countries will be representing their magic for all to enjoy:
July 27 - United-Kingdom
July 31 - Canada
August 3 - Thailand
The show starts at approximately 10:00 PM each night.
Sunday, August 4, 2013 - Sunday, August 4, 2013
The annual Pride Parade celebrating the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender ("GLBT") community and affiliated groups has grown from a handful of (proud placard and balloon waving) enthusiasts walking along traffic congested streets, to become Western Canada's largest GLBT parade and Vancouver's second largest annual event and only official parade.
The Vancouver Pride Society has adopted a three-year theme of Educate, Liberate, Celebrate - focusing on one of the three elements each year.
Pride celebrations across the country have become a gathering of people from all walks of life. At Pride, our diversity is celebrated openly, and people can express themselves freely without fear of retribution. In Canada, we have fought many battles on our road to equality, and we have achieved many of our legal rights. Yet, transgender people are still not protected under our laws, and we still have a long way to go before we conquer homophobia.
Prince of Whales is the largest, safest and most enviornmentally sustainable whale watching and eco-adventure company is Vancouver and Victoria.
Their commitment to sustainable marine wildlife management and responsible viewing is demonstrated by their excellent staff.
Located in both Vancouver and Victoria, the company provides you with an adventure of a life time as you see orcas, humbacks, greys, minkes, porpoises, seals, sea lions, elephant seals and numerous marine flora and fauna in their natural habitat.
Tickets are available through our Hotel's Concierge Desk.