68 things to do in Vancouver in March

Feb 24 2019, 2:03 am

Spring is just around the corner! Get your March going with these 68 things to do in Vancouver, including Vancouver Whitecaps, Fan Expo Vancouver, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

Explore the great outdoors

The Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show / The BC Bike Show

What: Find your next adventure at BCs largest adventure show offering pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear and amazing travel destinations. See kayak, scuba and stand up paddle boarding experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool or ignite your passion for biking, hiking, climbing, water or mountain sports at over 200 exhibits.

When: March 2 and March 3, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – East Building – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

International Women’s Day at Mt. Seymour

Mt. Seymour / Facebook

What: Mt. Seymour is celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8 by inviting ladies to bring a plus one for free.

When: March 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Mt Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
More Info: Online

Nature Work Parties

What: Get your hands dirty removing invasive plants with friends and family and join others in caring for Surrey’s unique urban forest. Everyone is welcome to participate — no experience is required. Tools, training, and light refreshments are provided. These events are drop-in, rain or shine (events may be cancelled in high winds or extreme weather conditions). Stay comfortable by wearing appropriate clothing for winter activities.

When: March 9, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Hazelnut Meadows Community Park – 14069 68 Ave, Surrey
Price: Free

Cross-country skiing at Cypress Mountain

What: Located at the Nordic Area on Hollyburn Ridge, Cypress Mountain’s cross country skiing area features 19 km of groomed trail, 7.5 km of trail for night skiing, and the largest ski school in Canada offering both skate and classic lessons.

When: From now to closing day of the season
Time:  Hours vary from day-to-day
Where: Cypress Mountain – 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Rentals: Full day rentals start at $24, $16 after 3 pm

Spring Break at the Nature House

What: Get out and enjoy nature this spring break. The nature house at Burnaby Lake will be open with activities and crafts to help you and your kids get outside and experience spring. All ages.

When: March 18 to March 22, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House – 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Enchanted Forest

What: Experience the forest through the eyes of a gnome on a 1-hour nature quest.  Sneak a peek at the new nature discovery area.  Bring food to roast on the campfire.  Costumes welcome. All ages

When: March 21, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Aldergrove Regional Park – Meet at Blacktail Picnic Shelter from main park entrance on 8th Ave, Langley
Admission: Free

24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain 2019

Skiing/Grouse Mountain

What: Grouse Mountain is once more hosting its annual 24 Hours of Winter event, giving all you powder hounds a chance to celebrate on the slopes from sundown to sunrise. The non-stop event will take place from Saturday, March 23 to Sunday, March 24, and features skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating and more. Attendees can dance or skate the night away under starry skies as DJs spin your favourite tracks. Glide down The Cut while taking in a spectacular Vancouver sunrise or enjoy one of the many round-the-clock activities.

When: March 23 to March 24, 2019
Time: Sunrise to Sunset
Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
More Info: On the Grouse Mountain website

Wednesday Wanderings: Amazing Amphibians

What: Meander through forests, marshes and tidal flats on beautiful trails that link us to these protected spaces.  Enjoy naturalist-led walks that inspire you to get to know your wild neighbours. Often overlooked, these shy residents are important indicators of ecosystem health. Come listen to their spring chorus and search for egg masses. Ages 19+,  registration required.  Barcode 7627

When: March 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – 21801 Allard Crescent, Langley
Price: $3 per person, per session

Explore the city

French Moderns Exhibition: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950

What: Running now through May 20, the exhibition showcases a collection of mesmerizing sculptures, paintings, and drawings, from the Brooklyn Museum. You can expect to see works of art by legends like Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, and more.

When: Now to May 20, 2019
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery — 750 Hornby Street
Price: Ranging from $6.50 to $24 — Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery

Fan Expo Vancouver 2019

Fan Expo

Fan Expo Vancouver/Facebook

What: Fan Expo runs from March 1 to 3, 2019, at the Vancouver Convention Centre and is a hot spot for all things sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Fans will have a chance to meet celebrity guests like George Takei, Pamela Anderson and Billy Dee Williams at photo ops and autograph signing sessions, as well as hear from them on stage during spotlight panels. It’s also an oasis for comic book fans, cosplayers, and video game lovers.

When: March 1 to 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:  Vancouver Convention Centre – 999 Canada Place
Tickets: Available online, $25 to $30

Twilight Drive-In

What: Located in Langley, the Twilight Drive-In will once again welcome viewers to its venue, beginning next Friday, March 1. The opening weekend double feature, running from March 1 to 3, will be Aquaman at 7:15 pm and Glass at 9:50 pm.

Open: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: Various
Where: 260th Street and Fraser Highway – Langley
Admission: $12.50 (general admission) $10 on Tuesdays , $28 on Thursdays for carload (max. 5 people) $7.50 for children $10 f0r seniors.

Vancouver Ball Pit Party

What: The Ball Pit Party bills itself as “an adult wonderland combining the playground filled with balls and our awesome bar serving your favourite cocktails.” Need more motivation to attend? Organizers say the event also includes “top DJs spinning tunes.” The event takes place at The Westside Grand, located at 1928 W. Broadway, and tickets are sold in two-hour slots to play in the ball pit.

When: Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 3 pm onward
Where: Westside Grand – 1928 West Broadway
Tickets: $20+ $4 in fees, available online

South Asian Fashion Week

What: SAFW brings together some of the best South Asian designers in the industry. The three-day event kicks off on March 1 with an evening gala, featuring luxury brand Falguni Shane Peacock. Runway shows take place on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.

This year, guests will also be able to visit the Art Gallery Lounge, which features a collaborative art exhibit of canvas art, painted fashion, and poetry curated by artists Don’t Doze. Guests will also be able to enjoy the flavours of Indian, Pakistani, Afghan, and Bangladeshi cuisine at the SAFW Cafe.

When: Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Plaza of Nations — 750 Pacific Blvd.
Tickets: Available online

Pacific Immigrant Resource Society: Non-Tech Social Hackathon

What: Pacific Immigrant Resource Society (PIRS), a non-profit organization, is hosting a social non-tech Hackathon to solve the problem of childcare for immigrant women and newcomer families. Namely, how to create a social enterprise model that provides childcare services to non-profit, employs immigrant women; and is profitable or financially sustainable. If you are start-up entrepreneurs, programming stars, business people, accounting personnel, university students and creative people, join us for this one-day event.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Harbour Centre — 555 West Hastings Street
Tickets: Online, Free

New Westminster Innovation Week

What: The third Annual Innovation Week is a week of events, activities, learning opportunities, and more for people of all ages and backgrounds.  There will be an Innovation Forum which has been expanded to include a B2B Startup Tradeshow, the comprehensive Transportation Forum, child and youth programming, and a special marquee event in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8.

When: Saturday, March 2 to Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Driverless Vehicle Demonstration Vancouver 2019

EZ10 Driverless Shuttle Autonomous

EZ10 Driverless Shuttle in Dubai. (Easy Mile)

What: Between February 23 and March 3, the driverless shuttles will travel along a one-km-long route on West 1st Avenue between the northwest corner of the intersection of Manitoba Street and West 1st Avenue and the Canada Line’s Olympic Village Station parking lot. All rides are free to demonstrate the viability of such autonomous transportation technologies for the City of Surrey and City of Vancouver’s joint partnership for Infrastructure Canada Smart Cities Challenge bid of creating Canada’s first two collision-free multimodal corridors with driverless vehicles.

When: Now to March 3, 2019
Where: Western terminus: Canada Line Olympic Village Station parking lot. Eastern terminus: Northwest corner of the intersection of Manitoba Street and West 1st Avenue
Cost: Free! Book online to avoid lines

Blossom at Metropolis

What: Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court will become the site of Blossom at Metropolis, a one-of-a-kind art installation that includes more than 250,000 cherry blossoms. Mall-goers are encouraged to pass by and get an early glimpse of some gorgeous white and pink petals, all created by interactive arts company Hfour.

In addition to more than a quarter-million cherry blossoms, the exhibit will feature dozens of mirror spheres (the largest being four metres in size) that’ll create the illusion of infinite blooms. A series of floral art and Japanese culture workshops will also be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, while the exhibit is in place. And of course, what installation would be complete without a selfie zone?

When: Tuesday, March 5 to Saturday, March 31, 2019
Time: Open daily during regular mall hours
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free of charge

A Conversation with President Barack Obama 2019

What: Barack Obama will be landing in Vancouver this March for a special event hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West,1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Urban Grind 2019 at Harbour Centre

What: The 633-step climb takes place at Vancouver’s Harbour Centre and takes climbers to the tower’s iconic Lookout observation deck. There’s a $5 entry fee to participate as many times as you wish during the day and upon reaching the top, participants receive a free beer and a $5 voucher for the Harbour Centre’s food court.

Dates:  March 5, March 12, March 19 and March 26, 2019
Times: Anytime between 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Location: Harbour Centre (access through lobby at 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver)
Cost: $5

Illuminate Yaletown

Exterior display/Illuminate Yaletown

What: Yaletown is set to be lit up with a variety of light installations for Illuminate Yaletown, which has drawn crowds of more than 40,000 in past years. With light-based art exhibitions utilizing advanced video and lighting technology, the night will feature a reunion of the best light artists and technology gurus from previous Illuminate events in 2009, 2011, and 2012.

Visitors can look forward to seeing outdoor projections, animations, and interactive forms, in the “best of the best,” showcasing some of Canada’s most renowned light-tech artists. Together with a selection of fan favourites from previous years on display, you’ll also see brand-new, never before seen installations.

When: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 6:06 pm, sunset
Where: Hamilton Street between Drake and Davie, and Yaletown Canada Line Station
Admission: Free

Vancouver International Dance Festival

What: The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is a three-week-long festival with internationally revered artists and lauded Vancouver performers, workshops, and interactive dance activities. The 2019 VIDF will showcase Canadian premieres from Japan’s Dairakudakan, three world premieres from Vancouver’s Vision Impure, Olivia C. Davies, and Leslie Telford, free performances by V’ni Dansi and Harbour Dance ITP & Platform, and more.

When: Friday, March 8 to Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Eastside Flea

What: Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that takes place bi-weekly in Vancouver, BC. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, live vinyl deejays, pinball, an outdoor courtyard, and more.

When: March 9 and 10, March 23 and 24, April 6 and 7, April 20 and 21, May 4 and 5, May 18 and 19, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: $3

Vancouver’s biggest dog meet-up

What: Vancouver’s biggest dog meet-up is returning to Trout Lake Park for another year. The event takes place on Sunday, March 10, and is hosted by Dogs of Vancity, so you can also expect plenty of cute photos for the scrapbook (or the Instagram). Those who don’t have pets are also more than welcome to pay a visit and meet some new friends.

When: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Trout Lake Park – 2100 E 13th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: Free

National Geographic Live! in Vancouver — Ocean Soul

What: Leading underwater photographer Brian Skerry will be taking the audience on an underwater adventure in his talk “Ocean Soul.” An advocate for marine conservation, Skerry’s presentations showcase his award-winning and thrilling wildlife encounters. Skerry will recount diving in predator-infested waters and living at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street
Price: Starting at $45 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Bingo Loco

What: Self-dubbed as Ireland’s maddest bingo party, Bingo Loco has filled theatres across Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom, entertaining more than 60,000 people in the process. Think conga lines, party anthems, lip-synch battles, dance-offs, and cannons filled with 600 kg of confetti. Each year the group gives out hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes, with previous winners taking home vacations to Vegas and Coachella, a convertible, a lawnmower, eight-foot-tall teddy bears, and a boat, all tied together to one crazy night of bingo.

When: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: Doors open at 4:30 pm, first game at 6 pm
Where: Celebrities Night Club – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online for $28.10 (taxes and fees incl.)

MAGIK: Camilo The Magician

What: Vancouver-based Camilo The Magician is set to unveil his new show Magik at Norman Rothstein Theatre. Where the performer’s previous show ABRACADABRA drew on classic forms of magic, Magik takes audiences into a new, more adventurous territory. More than a year in the making, the new show is a thrilling combination of illusion, mind-reading, close-up magic and of course Camilo’s signature comedy.

When: March 15 and 16, March 29 and 30, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 W. 41st Avenue (at Oak Street), Vancouver
Admission: Adults: $25-$35 / Children under 13: $20 / Students $30 / Seniors $25

Heritage Writers’ Group

What: Start capturing your life story for family and posterity. No preparation required; just bring a pen and paper, or your laptop.

When: March 18, April 15, May 27, June 17, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives – 150-2248 McAllister Ave., Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

The 99th Annual Vancouver International Auto Show

Vancouver International Auto Show

What: Explore 370,000 ft. of event space and see more than 400 vehicles on display. The world’s top brands will be showcasing their latest vehicles, concepts, and technology displays — including many of the leading exotic brands from around the world. Take Instagram photos of every kind of vehicle you could imagine from modified supercars to sedans, electric vehicles, lifted jeeps, trucks, classics, and one-of-a-kind creations. Featured vehicles will include the Genesis Essentia Concept Car, the Felino Supercar, and a throwback to one of the most iconic cars of the 60s and 2000s, the 2020 Toyota Supra.

When: March 19 to 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West — 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $17 – $20 for general admission | $13 students and seniors | $5 kids | $37 to $42 for a family pass — Tickets available via Vancouver International Auto Show website

AirPod Owners Meetup – Vancouver

What: The “AirPod Owners Meetup” will be taking place at The Olympic Cauldron. The event was created by The Pod Squad, a Facebook group where members have access to an entire selection of pod-inspired products for users to purchase, including skins, fabric cases, and an entire clothing line. There will also be a number of food trucks.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 6 to 11:55 pm
Where: The Olympic Cauldron – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Laugh the night away

Whose Live Anyways?

Whose Live Anyway

Whose Live Anyway / Facebook

What: “Whose Live Anyway?” features Ryan Stiles along with fellow comics Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and Joel Murray. Together, they perform many of the hilarious games made famous on their Emmy-nominated TV series, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” which aired from 1998 to 2004 and returned to the airwaves in 2013.

When: Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 8 pm (Friday and Saturday), 7 pm (Sunday)
Where: Hard Rock Casino – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam (Friday), River Rock Casino – 8811 River Rd, Richmond (Saturday and Sunday)
Tickets: Available online at Hard Rock Casino and River Rock Casino

The Ladies of Leisure Comedy Show

What: Katie-Ellen Humphries, Andrea Jin, K.C. Novak, Rachel Schaefer, Randee Neumeyer and Jane Stanton team up for a comedy show on the eve of International Women’s Day. Partial proceeds will go to support the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

When: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15

Daniel Sloss: X

What: Daniel Sloss has two Netflix comedy specials, performed on Conan a record eight times, sold out his shows across 11 consecutive Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and received rave reviews from around the globe.

When: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $35 plus fees

Jesus Christ: The Lost Years 

What: Ever wonder what Jesus was really up between the ages of 13 and 30? Or how Jesus reacted when told – “Joseph isn’t your real father!?” Find out in this remount of Monster Theatre’s Jesus Christ: The Lost Years.

When: Wednesday to Saturday from March 13 to March 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15-$20

Katya – Help Me I’m Dying Tour

What: As RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality and All-Stars S2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her stand-up show to Vancouver for the first time this March. Katya is known for her personas and characters, starring in UNHhhh with Trixie Mattel, and appearances in productions like Hurricane Bianca.

When: Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Ladies Against Humanity

What: Who run the world? Girls! Join The Fictionals and special guests on March 20th at the Rio Theatre for the annual Ladies Against Humanity special. Some of the funniest women from around Vancouver will bring CAH to life during the live tournament, give out sweet prizes, and crown the next Most Horrible Person in Vancouver.

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Savage Love Live!

Dan Savage / Facebook

What: The Savage Lovecast is coming to Vancouver for a live performance of Dan Savage’s popular sex-and-relationship-advice podcast. Join Dan, Nancy, the tech-savvy, at-risk youth and get all of your questions answered live on stage. With special musical guest Rachel Lark and comedian Corina Lucas.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton St Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $30

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Celtic Fest

What: You don’t need to be a Finnegan or a MacDonald to take part in this lively event. Be entertained by captivating Celtic music and dancing and get creative with Celtic crafts aqt Museum of Surrey.

When: March 16, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Shamrocks and Shenanigans at Vancouver TheatreSports


What: Join Vancouver TheatreSports for some fun with all things Irish at Shamrocks & Shenanigans, the improv comedy company’s St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Sunday, March 17. Patrons that night will laugh ‘til their faces hurt at a crazy Celtic version of TheatreSports starting at 7:30 pm. Plus there will be roving Lucky Charm Leprechauns bringing pots of golden merriment to all they encounter and Celtic Colleen improvising custom limericks for guests.

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Canucks

What: The Vancouver Canucks continue their regular season throughout February, with home games against Toronto Maple Leafs on March 6, Calgary Flames on March 23, and Los Angeles Kings on March 28.

When: March 6, 9, 13, 15, 20, 23, 24, 26, 28, and 30
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Whitecaps

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

What: Vancouver Whitecaps start their MLS season at BC Place this month, with home games versus Minnesota United on March 2 and Seattle Sounders on March 30.

When: March 2 and March 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Warriors

What: Vancouver Warriors bring National Lacrosse League action to Rogers Arena with home games against the New England Black Wolves on March 16, and Colorado Mammoth on March 22.

When: Saturday, March 16 and Friday, March 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

HSBC Canada Sevens 2019

What: The Canada Sevens will be taking over BC Place Stadium for two days of rugby action, for the only Canadian stop on the World Rugby Sevens Series tour. Spend the two days eating, drinking, partying, and watching the exhilarating, fast-paced action of the rugby games — with over 40,000 of your closest friends from around the world. Outrageous costumes are highly encouraged.

When: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2019
Where: BC Place Stadium – 777 Pacific Boulevard
Price: Single-day tickets $70 | Full weekend tournament pass $109 — Tickets available via Canada Sevens.com

80th Anniversary BC Golden Gloves Tournament



What: Boxing BC presents the 80th Anniversary BC Golden Gloves Tournament in conjunction with World Champion Boxing Club & Sargeant Fitness in Richmond.

When: March 29 and March 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: World Champion Club – 12851 No 5 Road, Richmond
More Info: Online

Eat fresh with farmers’ markets

Riley Park and Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers’ Market

What: Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal crafts.

When: Every Saturday to April 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Riley Park Plaza – 50E. 30th Ave., Vancouver, Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Hastings Park Farmers’ Market

What: Find a great selection of local produce, fish, meat, dairy, artisan prepared foods, baked goods, local crafts, craft alcohol producers, and food trucks. There is free parking for market shoppers at Gate 2 off of Renfrew St.

When: Every Sunday to April 28
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Hastings Park Centregrounds – 2901 East Hastings Street
Admission: Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

What: Established in 2008, the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market began as a bi-weekly market in the lobby and courtyard of the Port Moody Rec Centre. Now a weekly market, shoppers can stop by every Sunday for local BC produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods.

When: Every Sunday to April 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Cannery Farmers’ Market

What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days, with guided heritage tours by donation.

When: March 3, March 17, March 31, April 14 and April 28, 2019 
10 am to 3 pm
 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond

Bon Appetit

Japan Food Fair

What: Hosted by the Vancouver Buddhist Temple, this “food bazaar” is small but mighty, and will feature eats such as maki sushi, saba sushi, chicken teriyaki, sweet sticky rice balls, Japanese Steamed cake, udon noodles, and more. Proceeds from the events will go towards supporting the temple and its programs. Everything at this spring food fair is affordable, most dishes are under $10 unless you’re purchasing a tray or bundle.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 12 to 2 pm
Where: 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019

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Vancouver International Wine Festival/Facebook

What: Canada’s premier food and wine festival, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, features 160 wineries from 15 countries. Known as “one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world,” the festival will feature a plethora of California Wines this year, the showcase region for 2019.

Attendees can expect to see over 1,500 wines poured at the 54 events over the festival’s nine-day run. As always, HQ for the wine fest will be the Vancouver Convention Centre, but more than 20 other restaurants and venues around the city will host winery dinners, lunches, and seminars.

When: Now to March 3, 2019
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Tickets: Advance tickets online. All public events go on sale January 9 at 9:30 am; All trade events go on sale January 23 at 9:30 am

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

What: Showcasing over 45 craft breweries and a new eats format with beer-friendly snacks. Choose either the matinee 12:30 to 3 pm or evening 7 to 9:30 pm tasting.

When: March 9, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 3 pm or 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Westwood Plateau GC – 3251 Plateau Blvd, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, ticket includes entry, beer samples, and snacks.

Curry Cup 2019

What: Seven chefs and three culinary instructor-led student teams will compete to see who has created the most outstanding curry of the evening. Attendees of the Curry Cup can enjoy samples of each curry, Bacardi cocktails, wine from Peacock & Martin Imports, R&B Brewing and Bick Rock Brewery beer along with Uno Gelato for a sweet finish. This event benefits not-for-profit society Project Chef, a program that teaches children and their families about healthy food.

When: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $59-$69; buy online

Treat yourself to a night at the theatre

Prisoner of Tehran

What: Prisoner of Tehran is a multidisciplinary performance work featuring dance, theatre and storytelling based on Marina Nemat’s best selling book “Prisoner of Tehran.” A collaboration between Nemat and Motus O Dance Theatre, the work is a spoken memoir in her own words within a landscape of movement, followed by a Q & A with the audience.

When: March 1, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love)

What: Experience a story of Nemorino, a poor peasant who is in love with Adina, a beautiful, wealthy landowner, but Adina doesn’t know he exists. To add to his dilemma he has a rival; Sergeant Belcore, who is openly courting Adina. How to attract her attention? He needs a miracle. Just in time, along comes a travelling medicine man, Dr. Dulcamara, with his “Elixir of Love.”

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, $15-$36

18th Annual Talking Stick Festival

Talking Stick Festival Aboriginal Tourism BC

Aboriginal Tourism BC

What: The Talking Stick Festival began as a way to showcase and celebrate Indigenous art and performance to a wider audience. The unique and exciting event has grown into a full two-week festival held annually in February at locations across Vancouver. Now attracting over 18,000 attendees each year and still growing, Talking Stick is noted as being the premier, multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival in North America.

When: Now to Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
More Info: Online

Bacio Rosso: Gourmet Cabaret Cirque 2018

What: A one-of-a-kind gourmet cabaret cirque production that puts fine dining, comedy, and circus under a giant enclosed tent. Bacio Rosso is a three-hour performance that features artists from around the world, including magicians, jugglers, trapeze artists, contortionists, clowns, singers, and comedians. All the while, spectators will feast on a delicious four-course gourmet meal curated by La Quercia’s Adam Pegg, an award-winning Vancouver chef who specializes in Italian cuisine.

When: Wednesday to Sunday from now to March 10, 2019
Time: Wednesday to Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver
Price: $119 to $219. Online

A Bedfull of Foreigners

What: Fawlty Towers meets Benny Hill in this hilarious, face-paced farce with a succession of enough disasters and misunderstandings, twists and turns to create the perfect comedy of chaos.

When: March 8 and 9, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 3:30 pm on Saturday)
Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Broken Tailbone

What: Celebrated writer and performer Carmen Aguirre leads a Latin American dance lesson that flows into Carmen’s remarkable stories of intimacy, politics, culture, and the forgotten origins of the salsa. Explore the hidden dance halls in Canada while DJ Don Pedro creates an irresistible musical scene that will get even the most reluctant dancer up on their feet.

When: March 13 to 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby,
Tickets: Online

Gross Misconduct

What: A tale of revenge and redemption. Now in his early fifties, Deke has been in Millhaven Prison without a cellmate for the past twenty years. He is surprised and annoyed when Corey, a twentysomething rich kid, joins him in his cell. As a complicated bond slowly forms between the two unlikely cellmates, tensions rise as they debate the nature of their crimes, and the men must re-evaluate how they see each other after the true nature of their respective crimes is revealed.

When: March 14 to 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Circle Game

What: One of the most influential recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell has often reflected on social and environmental ideals through her music. Circle Game reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs such as Big Yellow Taxi, River, California, and A Case of You through the ears and eyes of a new generation, connecting to the politics and world we know today.

When: March 16 and 17, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers

What: Emerald Pig presents the timeless, swashbuckling tale of heroism, treachery, romance, and above all, honour. Join D’Artagnan and his fearless sister, Sabine, along with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, as they battle the evil Cardinal Richelieu and the most dangerous woman in France, Milady DeWinter, to defend the honour of the Queen.

When: March 21 to 23 and March 28 to 30, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm, matinees on March 23 and 30 at 2 pm
Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Tickets: Online, $15-$20

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Little Big Town


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What: Grammy-award winning foursome Little Big Town bring The Breakers Tour to Abbotsford with special guests Midland and Ashley McBryde.

When: March 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts

What: In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut, self-titled album, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts return to the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, March 9. The Juno Award-winning band, whose present-day lineup features Bentall and Legendary Hearts Mike Crozier, Jack Guppy, Colin Nairne, and Dave Reimer, released the platinum-selling album in June 1988.

When: March 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Commordore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Hot Brown Honey

What: Hot Brown Honey returns to turn up the heat, deliver lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment. The Honeys will make you laugh, cry, clap and shake what your mama gave you. This stellar posse of phenomenal women make noise as they defiantly smash stereotypes and remix the system.

When: Various dates from March 15 to March 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Kinky Boots

What:  The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family’s struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola, and together they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.

When: March 20, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Kodak Black: Dying To Live Tour 2019

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What: American rapper-songwriter Kodak Black is set to perform live in Vancouver as part of his Dying To Live Tour this March. The 21-year-old began rapping at the young age of twelve, dropping his first mixtape, Project Baby, in December of 2013. Kodak Black will be joined by special guests Calboy and Sniper Gang.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: PNE Forum — 2901 E Hastings Street
Price: Tickets available via Ticketleader — Starting at $49.50

Matthew Good

What: One of Canada’s leading alternative rock bands of the 90s, the Matthew Good Band was based around the central figure of Burnaby-born singer-songwriter Matthew Good. Good has been performing as a solo artist since 2003. Featuring special guest Poesy.

When: March 23, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Buckman Coe

What: Vancouver’s Buckman Coe brings his Gathering Storm Spring Tour to The Rickshaw with special guests Tonye & Erica Dee.

When: March 30, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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