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


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July 1, 2002
Canada Day Celebration at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver: entertainment, children's activities, and cake; 604-925-7196.

July 4 - 7, 2002
TISSOT-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup July 4 - 7 ; Grouse Mountain Hosting downhill, dual and cross country disciplines.

July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2002
Dundarave concerts: Live, acoustic performances in the outdoor annex next to Delany's Coffee; Dundarave Village, West Vancouver; 604-925-7263.

July 4 - 13, 2002
Dancing on the Edge Festival at the Firehall Arts Centre. Vancouver's ten-day dance festival features dance works from across Canada and the USA; 604-689-0926.

July 4 - 31, 2002
A Carnival of Containers by Invited Basketweavers at the Circle Craft Gallery - Granville Island; 604-669-8021.

July 5 - August 30, 2002
Enchanted Evenings at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Chinatown. Every Friday evening musical performances featuring traditional and contemporary Asian music; 604-662-3207.

July 6, 2002
4th Annual Lantern Festival Procession at Alice Lake Provincial Park, Squamish; 604-898-1448.

July 6 - 7, 2002
Squamish Nation War Canoe Races at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver;

July 6 - 7, 2002
7th Annual Sea to Sky Trail Ride, from D'Arcy to Whistler, Whistler to Squamish; 604-730-1247.

July 6 - 14, 2002
Harrison Festival - Art Market at Harrison Hot Springs; 604-796-3664.

July 7, 2002
Burnaby Discovery Days at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby; 604-205-3003.

July 7, 2002
18th Annual Discovery Day Festival at Deer Lake Park/Shadbolt Center, 10:00am-4:00pm; 604-291-6864.

July 7, 21, 28, 2002
Concerts by the Sea at Ambleside Landing, West Vancouver; 604-925-7263.

July 9, 2002
Scentsational Safari: Tune up your senses and do some sleuthing in a natural setting. Learn to look sharp like the owl, listen like the mouse, and sniff the air for clues like the coyote. Pre-register for this self-guided walk full of games and activities. Allow two hours to complete your adventure along the beautiful Pepin Brook Trail. Families, day camps and day cares welcome. at Aldergrove Lake, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm; 604-432-6359.

July 11 - August 31, 2002
The Rocky Horror Show at the Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island; 604-687-1644.

July 12, 13, 14 2002Tour de Delta: This 3 day cycling event is open to male and female cyclists, competing for over $10,000 in cash prizes in a point to point race which encompasses the communities of North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen; 604-875-8734.

July 13, 2002
Low Tide Lowdown: Join GVRD Parks and the Belcarra Beachkeeper volunteers to get the lowdown on the beach exposed at low tide. Search for sea life on a beach walk, learn about the inter-tidal zone, play a seashore game and make an ocean craft to take home. Plan an hour or more to complete most activities; expect to get muddy during beach walks. At Belcarra Regional Park, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm; 604-432-6359.

July 14, 2002
Butterfly Flutterby: Flutter by the butterfly garden and discover what is growing for the birds, bees and butterflies. Join GVRD Parks, Naturescape, Wild Birds Unlimited and members of the Butterfly Resource Group for a day of family fun. Tour the beautiful garden, learn from the experts and take ideas home. At Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley, 12:30 to 3:30 pm; 604-432-6359.

July 14, 2002
Burnaby Garden Tour organized by the Burnaby Beautification Committee, 10 am - 4 pm; 604-294-7115.

July 16, 2002
Mountain Stream: Wild Side Walks, Explore a cold mountain stream and surrounding forest. Look for aquatic invertebrates. Hear the songs of nesting birds. Meet in front of the BC Mills House, Lynn Headwaters, North Vancouver, 7 - 8:30 pm; 604-432-6359.

July 17, 2002
Steamworks Tour de Gastown, this event will feature three exciting races along a closed circuit course with hundreds of North America's top racers battling wheel-to-wheel for $10,000 in cash and prizes; 604-646-3564.

July 17 - August 18, 2002
Theatre Under the Stars at Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park. Professional live theatre under the stars; 604-687-0174.

July 19 - 21, 2002
Vancouver Folk Music Festival at Jericho Park; 604-602-9798.

July 20 - 21, 2002
Medieval Fair at Minter Gardens. A celebration of ancient medieval times, actors in costume will renact historical traditions; 1-888-Minters.

July 20 - 21, 2002
North Fraser Harbour Days and Annual Workboat Parade, Richmond and various locations along Fraser River. The workboat parade is on July 21st, starting at 1pm from Richmond and finishing at 3:20pm in New Westminster Quay; 604-273-1866.

July 21, 2002
5th Annual Squamish Triathlon at Alice Lake Provincial Park; 604-898-4270.

July 23 - August 4, 2002
Vancouver Chamber Music Festival at Crofton House School, Vanier Park. This festival brings together some of the most talented young musicians from Canada and around the world; 604-602-0363.

July 23, 2002
Camosun Bog: Wild Side Walks, Learn about the unique bog plant community within the park, the forces that have shaped it and now threaten it. Meet at 19th Avenue and Camosun Street in Vancouver, 7 - 8:30 pm, free; 604-432-6359.

July 26, 2002
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Concert in Deer Lake Park, Burnaby.

July 26 - 28, 2002
Molson Indy Vancouver at Concord Pacific Place; 604-280-4639.

July 26 - 28, 2002
Squamish Nation Canoe Gathering-Artisan Exhibition at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver;

July 26 - August 5, 2002
Vancouver International Comedy Festival at Granville Island and various other locations in Vancouver; 604-683-0883.

July 27, 2002
Illuminares Evening Lantern Procession, an evening lantern procession around Trout Lake; 604-879-8611.

July 27, 2002
3rd Annual Burnaby Blues Festival in Deer Lake Park/Shadbolt Center, 2:00-10:00pm; 604-205-3000.

July 27 - 28, 2002
Caribbean Days Festival at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver Experience the sights, sound and smells of the Caribbean, including limbo, steel band music, food, dance, arts and crafts; 604-515-2400.

July 28 - August 16, 2002
Vancouver Early Music Festival at the UBC Recital Hall;604-732-1610.

July 30, 2002
West Coast Rainforest: Wild Side Walks, Pass delicate ferns and towering trees, visit a giant Douglas fir, look for woodpeckers and squirrels and find out about the cycle of life and death in the forest. Meet in front of the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, 7 - 8:30 pm; 604-432-6359.

July 31 & August 3, 7, 10, 2002
2002 HSBC Powersmart Celebration of Light: Three competing counties put on a spectacular display of fireworks at English Bay. 10pm. July 31 - Italy, August 3 - Canada, August 7 - Spain, August 10 - Finale; 604-641-1193.

July 31, 2002 - September 15, 2002
My Fair Lady at the Stanley Vancouver. Theatre Tickets: 604-687-1644.

Ongoing until August 16, 2002
Kitsilano Showboat 2002: on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 7:30 p.m, Highlights of this summer's schedule include Klondike Kate (Gillian Campbell) on June 28 performing for the Queen's Jubilee Celebration, and on Aug. 7, a CBC production with music and singers that will be recorded for broadcast.; 604-734-7332.

Ongoing until August 30, 2002
Journey Into Amazing Caves. Audiences will wringle through tiny, twisting passages, drop into gleaming blue labyrinths of ice, swim through flooded underground vaults, and enter a world so extreme the microscopic creatures who live there are called extremophiles. CN IMAX Theatre at Canada Place, 604-682-IMAX.

Ongoing until September 2, 2002
Marconi's Transatlantic Challenge: Explore the 'miracle' of Marconi Wireless in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first transatlantic wireless signal by Marconi, on Signal Hill in St. John's Newfoundland. That day - December 12, 1901 was the beginning of a new way of transmitting information over vast distances, shortening the gap between people and places, a first step towards creating the modern village we call global. In addition to a wealth of historical information two interactive stations contain an actual recording of Marconi's voice announcing the first experiment, in both Italian and English. Marconi's Wireless system has truly changed our everyday lives, affecting how we gain information, how we interact with each other and how we communicate with the rest of the world. Science World, (604) 443-7443.

Ongoing until September 8, 2002
"How can something so heavy seem so light?" "If birds' wings flap, why don't planes'?" Sure these are questions a child might ask, but these are also the same questions grown-up inventors asked a hundred years ago. Flight explores aviation as a springboard to understanding a wide range of science, math and physics principles. Understanding how flight works illuminates the very nature of problem solving and in few other subjects is the result of research so historically rich and visually breathtaking. Sit in the cockpit of a real Stearman PT-17 biplane or a Bell 47D Helicopter, or pedal a Gossamer Condor to find out what it feels like to be the engine of the aircraft that pioneered human-powered flight. Other interactive experiences include a virtual flight on a jet liner, a flyable model helicopter and more. Flight ignites minds - the connections between the ancient dream and its modern fulfillment teaches that knowledge does make dreams possible. Science World; (604) 443-7443.

Ongoing until September 22, 2002
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park, Vancouver. Featuring the romantic comedy Twelfth Night as well as the powerful drama Henry V and the rarely seen classic, Cymbeline; 604.739.0559.

Ongoing until September 22, 2002
Stanley Park Shuttle: This free bus service has 14 specially signed stops and hits the park's most popular attractions and natural highlights.

Ongoing until September 28, 2002
William White: My Ancestors are Still Dancing at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Tsimshian weaver William White from Lax Kw'alaams will be publicly weaving a child-size Chilkat robe this summer as part of this exhibition; 604-822-3825.

Ongoing until September 30, 2002
First Nations Textiles: Basketry and Beyond at Hills Native Art Gallery, Vancouver. This exhibit will feature hand-made items crafted by Native artists, such as Cowichan knits, woven baskets, museum-quality beaded baskets, woven jewelry, button blandkets and button vests, plus a selection of topic-related books. Textiles are an important component of First Nations history and culture because of their every day application and specific association with supporting women artists; 604.685.5422.

Ongoing until October 29, 2002
Yuquot, The Centre of Our World. On the west coast of Vancouver Island there is a place of immense beauty in the summer and inhospitable and violent pacific storms in the winter. This place is Yuquot, and it has been the home of the Mowachaht-Muchalaht First nations people since the beginning of time and is still The Centre of Our World. Vancouver Museum; 604-736-4431.

Ongoing until December 31, 2002
Space Station 3D. First cinematic journey to the international Space Station, at the CN IMAX Theatre at Canada Place; 604-682-IMAX.

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