What: This historic district’s cobblestone streets are lined with Victorian buildings that today house everything from souvenir shops and First Nations galleries to stylish clothing boutiques.A perfect area to people watch and learn new street photography and photojournalism techniques!
Where: Waterfront SeaBus terminal inside in front of Rogue Restaurant- 601 W Cordova St
What: The largest bridal show in the Fraser Valley, It’s My Wedding has everything you need to plan your big day! Vendors ranging from florists to photographers to delicious cake creators can be found at this amazing bridal fair. You can even “say yes to your dress” with Monte Durham from TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta.
Where: Tradex Trade and Exhibition Centre- 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
When: Saturday, January 14, from 10 am to 6 pm. Sunday, January 15 from 10 am to 5 pm.
What: Make it a point to check out local artists this year, and start with JP Maurice. Vancouver is full of incredible local talent, and Maurice is one of them. The seasoned musician has been featured in Canadian Music week, and performed at the coveted North By Northeast. He’s playing a home town gig on the 14th.
Where: Biltmore Cabaret- 2755 Prince Edward Street
What: Qi Gong is a gentle flowing movement class taught by master Hing Tse.
This is a class that everyone can participate in from youngsters to seniors. Hing will show you how to move your body for greater flexibility, balance and well-being. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes. All levels welcome.
Where: Vital Health Medical Clinic Kitsilano – 1855 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Saturday mornings in January, from 9 to 10 am
What: The Robson Square Ice Rink, located in downtown Vancouver, is open until February 14. Skating is free with your own skates, otherwise, rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm drinks.
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Square, Vancouver
When: The rink is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 9 am to 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays, until February 14.
What: This two-day expo encompasses two stages and two halls that will feature hundreds of products like beer, pasta, pizza, breads, perogies and more for those who are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, diabetic friendly, and low FODMAP diets. The expo will have registered dieticians, doctors, and chefs for info and advice, along with exclusive deals and giveaways.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: Saturday, January 14 at 10am to Sunday, January 15 at 4pm
Tickets: $12 for one-day ticket, $20 for weekend pass, $39 for VIP pass; purchase online.
What: In this Workshop on Homeopathy Remedies for Winter Illnesses you will learn the basics of this amazing natural medicine, what to keep in your home remedy kit and practical tips on home remedies for a variety of typical winter illnesses.
Where: #101 2245 West Broadway Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday, January 14, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
What: Come help with the annual willow harvest that creates the shaping of the lower arch canopy on the Means of Production Garden hillside.Participants may leave with a fistful of willow for their own projects and the rest is used in various community weaving events throughout the year. Bring a cup for tea and a snack to share.
Where: Means of Production garden- East 6th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Saturday, January 14, from 10 am to 2 pm. Workshop is outdoors, rain or shine.
What: Ninjitsu is the ancient art of the ninja shadow warriors of Japan. Through the practice of Ninjitsu you’ll learn to move your body & mind in a more poetic way, through breath & traditional exercises.
Where: Vital Health Medical Clinic Kitsilano -1855 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Streetfight is a hilarious hour of head-to-head short form improv that you don’t want to miss. Every week we get ten of the funniest improvisers in town (or amazing special guests!) who compete back and forth with short improvised scenes vying for your laughter!
What: Vancouver comedians Hayley Beamish, Suzy Rawsome, Deneece Burg, Sherri-Lynn Gamracy, Mona Monaé, Alissa MC and more join Phillips onstage to address societal, familial, and all kinds of body shame around weight and size
Where: Guilt & Company- 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver