10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, March 3

Mar 1 2019, 12:10 am

The days are getting longer, so fill your time with these 10 great events happening on Sunday, March 3! Check out Wine Festival, Japan Food Fair, and more.

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

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Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019

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 Sunday, 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

Cannery Farmers’ Market


Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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: Sunday, March 3, 2019 
10 am to 3 pm
 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond

Driverless Vehicle Demonstration Vancouver 2019

What: 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

Appurv Gupta

What: Engineer turned comedian, Appurv Gupta is a unique voice in India’s Stand-Up Comedy scene. CNN-IBN listed him in the Top 20 Stand-Up Comedians to watch out for, and Forbes India listed him in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 Nominees list.

When: March 3, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Burnaby Hall – 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Japan Food Fair

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 a bundle

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

BC SPCA’s Treat Week

What: A number of local businesses have partnered with the BC SPCA and pledged to donate a portion of proceeds from certain treats sold between February 25 to March 3 to support abandoned, abused, or neglected animals. The participating venues include Beaucoup Bakery, Butter Baked Goods, DALINA, and La Glace to name a few. Check out more details online and see the full list of participants.

When: February 25 to March 3
Where: Multiple venues around Vancouver

Sunday Night Movie at Bells and Whistles

What: Bells and Whistles kicks off its new Sunday Night Movie Series on March 3 at 9 pm with classic surf movie Point Break. Keep coming week after week to see Superbad (March 10), Space Jam (March 17), and Tropic Thunder (March 24), to name a few.

When: Every Sunday starting March 3, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Treehoppers are Way Cool because

What: Luis Camacho is an Ecuadorian naturalist doing his PhD at UBC Zoology. His talk will address the ecological challenges treehoppers face in their natural habitats, as well as how their pronotum and behaviour allowed them to spread from the lush Amazonian jungle up to the snow limit in the high Andes.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver,
Admission: Included with museum admission or membership.

Chor Leoni PopCapella

What: Chor Leoni PopCapella explores the intersection of choral, jazz, and pop music in collaboration with one of Canada’s best-known jazz artists, Jodi Proznick, and her handpicked band. Expect favourites like Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” “Fields of Gold” by Sting, and more.

When: Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2, Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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