Category: Festival

  • Harmony Arts Festival 2016 West Vancouver

    Harmony Arts Best of the West – Every year the people of West Vancouver get a chance to show everyone just how beautiful life by the sea can be. The 10-day long festival of arts, culture, music and more brings people from all over to celebrate. With displays, markets, food and fun – there’s also theme nights and…

  • Vancouver Pride Opening Reception TD Bank Group

    Time for this town to get a little crazy. Vancouver Pride is upon us and the parties have already started. First up is the TD Bank Group’s opening reception party. Hosted for the fourth year by the amazing folks at the TD team, and headed up Mauro Manzi, senior vice president of TD – Pacific…

  • Asian New Year on the North Shore

    The Canadian Chinese Outreach Committee, the North Shore Korean Youth Community and West Vancouver MP John Weston were all on hand this weekend at Park Royal Shopping Centre for a very colourful and cultural celebration called Asian New Year on the North Shore. Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean community groups and representatives all took part in…

  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014

    Have you been sticking to that New Year’s diet plan? If yes, then this will probably not help. If no, then get ready to indulge in one of the most delicious times of the year. Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival is on now (Jan 17 – Feb 2) and you won’t want to miss…

  • Harmony Arts Best of the West Gala Night

    West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival is always an annual favourite featuring various events, concerts, craft markets and more. Last Wednesday it was time for the week’s signature gala event as the third annual Best of the West took place on a perfectly picturesque Ambleside Pier. This evening soiree celebrated the best BC has to offer…

  • Asian New Year Festival in West Vancouver

    It was one of the most colourful affairs ever to be held at Park Royal’s main court as West Vancouver MP John Weston and a whole host of volunteers came out to celebrate Asian New Year. Traditional lion dances, arts, crafts, live performances, presentations and lots of food helped mark the occasion. Dignitaries and invited…

  • North Shore Rotary Food and Wine Festival

    The 11th Annual North Shore Rotary Food and Wine Festival took place last week at Park Royal North in West Vancouver. This local event, which featured favourite restaurants paired with BC wine distributors, is always a hit as it gives guests a chance to sup and sample from some of the best local offerings. Live…

  • West Vancouver Pumpkin Festival

    It was time to celebrate the harvest last week as the West Vancouver Community Centres Society held their annual Pumpkin Fest at the West Van Recreation Centre. Held over two days, this ultimate family event included fun displays, games, races, live entertainment and more. Contests for best jams, jellies, pumpkins, scarecrows and more were also…

  • Coho Festival in West Vancouver

    For over 30 years now the Coho Society of the North Shore has been celebrating the return of the Coho salmon to our local rivers and streams. This annual event, which takes place every September, is marked by a community wide celebration at Ambleside Park which includes the Coho Walk / Run and the very…

  • Vega Club 23rd Annual Picnic North Vancouver

    Nothing says summer like a good old fashioned show-and-shine car event. And while car owners everywhere pull out the Turtle Wax to spit polish their collector chrome, a small select group of enthusiasts gathered in North Vancouver to toast one of the rarer breeds of automobiles. The Lower Mainland Vega Club got a perfect sunny…

  • Vancouver’s Opus Hotel Summer Street Party

      The 10th Annual Opus Bar Street Party kicked things into high gear recently as Vancouver’s hipsters, and a few from the North Shore, hit the see-and-be-seen circuit to shake things up in the sun. Venice Beach Heat was the theme as the hotel closed down the streets outside to hold the mega party crowd.…

  • Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver Celebrates 22 Years

    Last week the District of West Vancouver celebrated 22 years of the Harmony Arts Festival. A lot has changed over the years, including the addition of even more arts and crafts, live music nights, a second stage feature and an outdoor wine garden that has quickly become one of the most popular features of the…

  • Go Canada Go Rally for London 2012 Olympics

    Olympic fever has returned! But this time, instead of cheering our athletes on from our own backyard, we’ll have to shout a little louder to make ourselves heard all the way across the Atlantic. That was the sentiment last week as West Vancouver’s Park Royal Shopping Centre held a special “Go Canada Go” pep rally…

  • North Vancouver’s 6th Annual Party at the Pier

    Summer is here which means there’s lots of upcoming family festivals to fill your hot summer days and nights. Kicking things off this past weekend was North Vancouver’s 6th Annual Party-at-the-Pier. Produced by the Lower Lonsdale Business Association, this event has gotten even more stylish over the years as the pier itself has continued to…

  • Year of the Dragon at Osaka Market West Vancouver

    It’s time to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Said to be the mightiest of the Chinese Zodiac symbols, anyone born under this sign is likely to be ambitious, successful and hard-working in nature. Helping to welcome the year in style last week were the good folks at Park Royal’s Osaka food market. A special…

  • Robert Burns Dinner in West Vancouver

    January 25th is known the world over as Robert Burns Day. Famous for his poems and songs, Scotland’s national bard is celebrated every year with a traditional dinner featuring bagpipes, honourary toasts and the “Address to the Haggis” – an often maligned (but rather tasty) Scottish delicacy. Last week it was the feisty folks at…

  • North Shore Vancouver Rotary Wine and Food Festival to Benefit Youth

    North Shore Rotarians from both North and West Vancouver chapters came together last weekend to raise funds for North Shore Youth programs at this very special night out. The North Shore Rotary Wine & Food Festival was held last weekend at West Vancouver’s Park Royal Shopping Centre. Featuring food and wine from local restaurants and…

  • Vancouver’s The Fair at the PNE is a Big Hit with North Shore Locals

    The Fair at the PNE has been a West Coast tradition for over 101 years now. And while the Labour Day long weekend may mark the start of school, it just wouldn’t feel right to welcome September without a little nod to the North Shore folks who helped make things come alive at the best…

  • West Vancouver Harmony Arts Festival 2011

    For 21 years now, the West Vancouver waterfront has come alive with the sights and sounds of the annual Harmony Arts Festival. Presented by Odlum Brown, this year’s festival kicks things into extra high gear with the addition of even more special events including a special ticketed artist’s evening with Gordon Smith and Douglas Coupland…

  • Vancouver Twestival 2011 at Vancouver Lookout and Waldorf School Festival of the Arts Show

    If Twitter is the new way of sharing information, then a “Twestival” may be the new way of raising money. Started in London in 2008, this nouveau idea is now much more than a fad. With over 200 cities participating, it has become an annual social night out event that proves you really can think…

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights Christmas

    It’s a natural wonderland throughout the year, but at Christmas, this place really shines. Capilano Suspension Bridge, known worldwide for its famous heights, is all decked out for the season. The Canyon Lights display, which has over 250,000 lights throughout, is a great place for families. Running until Jan 2, an evening here can also…

  • Halloween at Lonsdale Quay North Vancouver

    Pretty princesses, superheroes, witches and more were out on the prowl last weekend at North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay Market. This special holiday Halloween afternoon, designed with the kids in mind, was a great way to celebrate the season’s scariest day in a safe and fun atmosphere. In Kid’s Alley there was lots of activities including…

  • Rotary Wine Festival at Park Royal

    It’s always a great night out and this year was no different. The 9th annual North Shore Rotary Wine and Food Festival was held last weekend at Park Royal South. Several wine and food stations, provided by local agencies and restaurants like Taylor’s Crossing, Grouse Mountain, The Keg, Mangia e Bevi and more, ensured guests…

  • Lonsdale Quay Summer Fest 2010 for Lions Gate Hospital

    It’s been fun in the sun all summer long at North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay. Summer Fest 2010, proudly sponsored by the North Shore Outlook, has been the scene of song and dance, food and fun every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Live concerts, market displays and more have kept the crowds coming, and all in support…

  • West Vancouver Harmony Arts Festival 2010

    It’s a milestone year in West Vancouver as the Harmony Arts Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. Held in various locations, including John Lawson Park, Ambleside Landing, The Ferry Building Gallery and more, the festival is famous for its art displays, live concerts, lectures and outdoor movies. This year, an outdoor wine garden adds some spice…

  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2009

    The 28th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) kicked-off last week and the buzz is everywhere. Running from October 1-16, VIFF presents approximately 575 screenings of 350+ films from over 70 countries. Not known for attracting big Hollywood names, the festival nonetheless has plenty of glitz and glam to go with it, including the Gala…

  • West Vancouver Harmony Arts Festival

    The 19th Annual Harmony Arts Festival is always a favourite among locals, but this year, thanks to some spectacular record breaking temperatures, the crowds have gotten bigger and bigger. Art displays, children’s activities, youth rock, weekend craft fairs, evening outdoor movies and live concerts by the sea are all part of the festival that just…

  • Whistler Film Fest Soiree Gala

      SOIRÉE! The Whistler Film Festival Society Gala & Auction was the place to be as the Four Seasons hotel in Vancouver hosted some of Vancouver’s most influential Hollywood North movers and shakers. Hosted by Corner Gas star Brent Butt, the evening was filled with live music, auction items and fabulous food by new Four…

  • Vancouver Playhouse Wine Toast

    The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, which officially starts March 23, got an early start last week at two separate events. First, it was a six-course, 17 glass dinner at the Vancouver Club as the Grandi Marchi dinner welcomed delegates and winemakers from Italy. Next, at The Shore Club, it was the official Festival Toast…

  • Whistler’s Cornucopia Festival

    Celebrating it’s 12th year of food and wine, Whistler’s Cornucopia once again provided a weekend to remember. Featuring gala wine tastings, winemakers’ dinners and after parties that continued well into the wee hours – this celebration of all things indulgent is well worth the price of admission. Several North Shore faces were spotted sipping famous…