Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for January 2002


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January 1, 2002
Polar Bear Swim at English Bay. Dive into the ice cold waters of English Bay and start the New year with a crisp new outlook; 604-665-3424.

January 1 - 31, 2001
16th Annual Eagle Festival & Count, at the Brackendale Art Gallery, a whole month of festivities centered arount the magnificent Bald Eagle; (604) 898-3333.

January 3, 2002
Explore the Natural side of Stanley Park, slide show at the West End Community Centre; 604-257-8544.

January 5, 2002
The National Acrobats of Taiwan at the Orpheum Theatre; 604-280-4444.

January 6, 2002
Temperate Rainforests, Timeless Giants: Global Forest founder and tree biologist, Dr. Reese Halter, shares his knowledge of Stanley Park’s rainforests, at Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

January 8, 2000
Elvis Aron Presley born on this date in 1935.

January 8, 2002
International Women's Hockey: Team Canada vs. Team USA, at General Motors Place; 604-280-4400.

January 13, 2002
John Kaplan Millennium Magic, John Kaplan's Millenium Magic is for families with children ages five and up. With awesome illusions, great music, a talented cast of performers, and a spectacular stage set, this magical journey takes us through the last 100 years, decade by decade, from Ragtime to Rap...and beyond, at the Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; (604) 984-4484.

January 13, 2002
Pacific Spirit Concerts at the UBC Recital Hall; 604-822-5574.

January 13, 2002
CLIMB the WALL for CLEAN AIR...the Marathon of StairClimbs: to raise awareness and funds for the BC Lung Association, at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel; 604-731-5864.

January 13, 2002
Divers & Dabblers: Ducks and other waterfowl are among the easiest birds species to learn to identify and Stanley Park in winter is one of the best places to see lots of them, at the Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

January 14, 2002
Nostalgia Tour: The Mills Bros, Four Lads, Ink Spots at the Orpheum Theatre; 604-280-4444.

January 14, 2002
UBC Student Composers at the UBC Recital Hall; 604-822-5574.

January 16 - 19, 2002
The Mousetrap: Maggie Mason’s children’s Theatricks class is back with Agatha Christie’s popular murder mystery, at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver; 604-924-1378.

January 18, 2002
Music of the German Churches, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, presented by Early Music Vancouver; 604-732-1610.

January 18, 2002
Jazz Night at Coal Harbour Community Centre; 604-257-8222.

January 18 - 19, 2002
Mozart, presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts; 604-280-3311.

January 18 - 20, 2002
Vancouver International Motorcycle Show at the Tradex centre, Abbotsford; 604-294-1313.

January 19, 2002
Children’s Nature Story & Craft - Slimy Slugs at the Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

January 20, 2002
Christian Tetzlaff & Leif Ove Andsnes: Violin & Piano at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts; 604-602-0363.

January 20, 2002
21st Century Flea Market at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive at 16th, Vancouver; 604-925-3159.

January 20, 2002
Birds of a Feather Swim Together: Observe aquatic and marine birds while learning about their life histories, what makes them unique, and conservation issues with biologist BriAnne Addison., at the Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

January 23, 2002
Tea and Trumpets: The Family Strauss, presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; 604-280-3311.

January 25, 2002
The Tiller’s Folly, foot-stoopin' Celtic music, at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby; 604-205-3000.

January 25, 2000
Poet Robert Burns was born on this date in 1759 - Haggis anyone?

January 25 - February 24, 2002
All My Sons: America's master playwright, Arthur Miller unmasks the passions, secrets, and lies that bind together a hard-headed family and their neighbours in the aftermath of World War II, at the Stanley Theatre; 604-687-1644.

January 26, 2002
Ben Heppner, Ben Heppner is recognized world-wide as the finest dramatic tenor before the public today, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts; 604-280-3311.

January 26, 2002
Indoor BMX Racing at the Agrifair Arena, Abbotsford; 604-309-6421.

January 26, 2002
Motor Spectacular Monster Truck Racing at BC Place Stadium;604-280-4444.

January 26, 2002
Family Workshop - Insect Safari at the Stanley Park Pavilion; 604-257-8544.

January 26 - 27, 2002
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, at the CN Imax Theatre, Canada Place; 604-682-4629.

January 27, 2002
Vancouver International Children's Festival 25th Anniversary Concert at the Orpheum Theatre; 604-280-4444.

January 27, 2002
The New Lost Lagoon Wetland: Learn about the water cycle, aquatic pollutants, wetland ecology and ecological engineering in this walk around the new Biofiltration Wetland on Lost Lagoon, at the Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

January 31 - February 16, 2002
Wawatay: according to Cree legend, when Wawatay (or Northern Lights) light up the sky, they come to collect the souls of the newly departed, at the Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver; 604-689-0926.

Ongoing until January 1, 2002
Parade of Lights Festival at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre and Fairgrounds; A sparkling show for all ages. As you walk through a wonderland of more than 100,000 shining lights and 9 exciting theme areas (many animated), you will be both dazzled and delighted by the show! Net proceeds to children and youth charities in the region; 604-581-7130.

Ongoing until January 1, 2002
Christmas at Canada Place: take in a seasonal stroll on the East promenade outside of Canada Place. View the 14 vintage animated Woodward's Christmas windows and the lit-up sails of Canada Place, and more; (604) 666-7200.

Ongoing until January 2, 2002
Festival of Trees at the Four Seasons Hotel ; 604-844-6708.

Ongoing until January 2, 2002
How about an afternoon of intrigue, adventure, teamwork and some good old fashioned family fun? Join us at the Vancouver Museum for our new exhibit Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery. This challenging interactive exhibit will transport you back to Victorian London to the scene of the crime and it is up to you and your family to solve the mystery of whodunit. As you travel through the eight scenes with your pencil and clue sheet in hand you must gather evidence but beware of the occasional red heron! Keeping a sharp eye and using all your deductive reasoning skills you must piece together the clues. Once you have gathered all your clues join a character from the mystery in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s study to find out the true identity of the culprit of the dastardly deed; Vancouver Museum, Vanier Park; (604) 736-4431. 

Ongoing until January 5, 2001
Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum; 604-293-6500.

Ongoing until January 5, 2002
Oliver! A show loved by young and old, with a gianormous cast of 47! and with more memorable songs and show-stopping numbers than several musicals put together, Oliver! at the Gateway Theatre, Richmond ; (604) 270-1812.

Ongoing until January 5, 2002
Robin Hood at the Burr Theatre, New Westminster; 604-523-2877.

Ongoing until January 5, 2002
Victorian Christmas at Irving House Museum;

Ongoing until January 6, 2002
Science World Kinetosaurs is an exciting new exhibition that blends the popularity of dinosaurs with the artistry of moving steel sculpture, offering a unique look at how art and science work together while providing a whole new understanding of dinosaurs as living animals, not just dusty museum specimens; (604) 443-7443.

Ongoing until January 6, 2002
Christmas Train ''Bright Nights'' at the Stanley Park Miniature Railway; (604) 257-8531.

Ongoing until January 6, 2002
This holiday season Science World and the Public Dreams Society are celebrating puppets of all shapes, sizes and variations at Puppetania: Where Dreams Come Alive! Puppetania will feature fantastic puppeteers on stage and throughout the building. Including a life-like walking T-rex puppet, brightly costumed stilt-dancers dressed as fantastic creatures, as well as master puppeteers who will teach professional presentation techniques and even help you create your own finger and hand puppets too! , At Science World; 604-443-7440.

Ongoing until January 20, 2002
Vancouver Collects: Vancouver Art Gallery Exceptional works from local private collections featuring the distictive landscapes of Canada's most famous and influential group of painters, and international array of contemporary and modern works in painting, video, sculpture and more, and over a century of photography, Vancouver Art Gallery; (604)662-4700.

Ongoing until March 15 , 2001
Masks: What lies beneath: This exhibit displays more than 100 masks by emerging an internationally-renowned Native artists, Hill's Native Gallery, Vancouver; 604-685-5422.

Ongoing until April 28, 2002
Long Time at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The concept of time is a persistent and provocative subject of art. This exhibition of more than 75 works offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the diversity of this theme; (604) 662-4722. 

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