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There’s always something going on in Vancouver. Looking for a great place to take your family this spring? Then you need to check out the…
 

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

Children are the future – that’s an undeniable fact. The question is whether or not our future will be informed by children with vibrant, healthy imaginations or not. Events like the Vancouver Children’s Festival go a long way to addressing this question, providing a safe place for kids to explore, play, and discover new possibilities!
The Vancouver Children’s Festival takes place on Granville Island, and features a metric tonne of fun, games, and upbeat performances that will make your spirit soar.
Baking Time: A delightful fairy tale romp through the world of baking, join Bun and Bap as they traipse through an enchanted forest of baked goods! Even better, as you watch this show the delicious smells of baking will fill the room, because the show ends with the unveiling of delicious bread! Yum!
Les Parfait Inconnus: These six clowns from Quebec put on a high energy, combination rock show/circus performance with incredible musical performances and death-defying stunts!
I.aM.mE Dance Crew: The reigning champions of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, these break-dancers combine incredible athleticism with a positive message that your whole family can get into.
The Path of Dreams: A spellbinding tale told with bewitching puppets, The Path of Dreams tells the story of a young Innu boy in the North of Japan who plunges into the dream-world in search of his grandmother’s lost necklace and his lost culture. Absolutely captivating.
Full schedule and details for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival can be found here!
Visiting Vancouver? Stay in the heart of the city at the Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel, located in Vancouver’s gorgeous and hip Mount Pleasant neighbourhood! Enjoy our fitness solarium, lush green courtyard, and more! Book your room today and we’ll take care of the rest.
 
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posted by: on: June 18, 2018


We all know downtown Vancouver is beautiful, but you might not know that downtown Vancouver isn’t the cool part of town. No, if you want to go where the city’s hipsterati reside, you need to visit Mount Pleasant. It’s the perfect place for cocktails at the Cascade Room, followed by a hangover brunch (with mimosas, of course!) at Slickety Jim’s Chat & Chew, or any other fun adventures.
No place in Mount Pleasant captures the spirit of the place quite like the Fox Cabaret. A decade ago, The Fox was actually an adult theatre, a piece of local colour that made the area feel exciting but which you would NOT want to enter. Today, it’s been reclaimed as one of the city’s premier venues for dancing, musical acts, and more, turning that seedy past into something sexy cool. Here are some of the upcoming events you might want to check out!
 

YACHT

Indie rockers YACHT do things their own way. Core members Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans create challenging, provocative pop music that will still make you DANCE. Touring in support of their new EP, “Strawberry Moon,” they’re coming to the Fox Cabaret on February 5. Get tickets here!
 

VALENTINE’S DAY

The Fox is also great for dance parties, and this February they are celebrating with not one, but TWO themed Valentine’s parties.
First up is the 80s vs 90s Valentine’s Prom on February 11. Dress up in your era of choice and dance like an awkward teen again! The DJ will spin the hits of both eras, which will make for a truly inhibition-free night of dancing.
Then, on February 14, there will be An Affair to Remember – a swanky cocktail party with swinging hits from the time of the Rat Pack, Dinner Clubs, and vintage Hollywood Glamour.
 

THE FOXHOLE COMEDY NIGHT

Want to laugh? Every Wednesday, the top floor of the Fox (it’s called “The Projector Room, in honour of the bar’s history) hosts Vancouver’s funniest comedians for a low, low price. Not only that, i’s an inclusive, safe room that celebrates diversity while making you gasp for air. You must check it out when you’re in town.
Visiting Mount Pleasant? Book a stay at the Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel for convenience, comfort, and savings.