Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for September 2001


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September 2, 2001
Traditional Swing at Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver: Society Seven, 2 pm - 4 pm; (604) 985-6261.

September 4 - October 8, 2001
The best Master Sand Sculptors in the world invite you to join them on the beach in Harrison Hot Springs for the 12th Annual World Championship Sand Sculpture Competition; (604) 796-3425.

September 6 - 16, 2001
Vancouver Fringe Festival, Various Venues Theatre groups from around the world present shows on outdoor and indoor stages; (604) 257-0350.

September 7, 2001
Bat Watch at Colony Farm, Coquitlam; GVRD sponsored, (604) 432-6359.

September 7 - 9, 2001
Taiwanese Cultural Festival: Plaza of Nations Come and enjoy three days of performances, food, games and great prizes; (604) 267-0901.

September 8, 2001
Water Lily Wander at Burnaby Lake, GVRD sponsored; (604) 432-6359.

September 8, 2001
Community Road Sense Fair at Lansdowne Park Shopping Centre, Richmond; (604) 270-1569.

September 8, 2001
Rivers Day at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey; (604) 501-5100.

September 8, 2001
Fall Fair at Burnaby Village Museum; (604) 293-6501.

September 8, 2001
Saturday Family Workshops: Build a Bird Feeder, Lost Lagoon Nature House, Stanley Park; (604) 257-8544.

September 8 - 9, 2001
Annual Farm Fair at Maplewood Farm, North Vancouver; (604) 929-5610.

September 9, 2001
Coho Walk, Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver. Celebrate the return of the spawning salmon to the North Shore on this walking adventure through the splendour of rainforest trails in Capilano River Regional Park; (604) 432-6351.

September 9, 2001
Bark in the Park, pets and their owners are invited to take part in Bark in the Park -- the SPCA’s 14th Annual Walkathon, Central Park, Burnaby.

September 13, 2001
Special Evening Programs: Owl prowl at Beaver Lake, 7 - 9 pm, Stanley Park Pavilion; (604) 257-8544.

September 15, 2001
Beaver watch at Burnaby Lake, GVRD sponsored; (604) 432-6359.

September 15, 2001
Fleetwood Festival at the Fleetwood Community Centre, Surrey. Community celebration features hot-air balloon rides, beach volleyball, ice skating, swimming, running, and professional and amateur entertainment; (604) 501-5030.

September 15, 2001
Funky Art Car Parade at Fred's Tavern, Vancouver. The Art Car Caravan Parade travels throughout Greater Vancouver ending at Fred's Uptown Tavern at 6:00 pm, where you can meet the artists and see the Art Cars at the end of the parade; (604) 605-4350.

September 15, 2001
Grouse Grind Mountain Run, North Vancouver. This 11th annual event invites individuals of all ages to compete up the 4,600 steps to the Peak of Vancouver; (604) 980-9311.

September 15, 2001
Scavenger Hunt 2001: The Rotary Club of North Vancouver presents Scavenger Hunt 2001, a fundraiser for international and local projects including the installation of a water purification plant at their adopted orphanage in Honduras; (604) 987-8815.

September 15, 2001
Saturday Children’s Nature Story & Craft: Ladybugs, at Lost Lagoon Nature House, Stanley Park; (604) 257-8544.

September 15, 2001
Superwalk For Parkinson's: Fundraiser for the B.C. Parkinson’s Disease Association features a timed 10-km run, a seven-km walk/run, and a two-km stroll at Stanley Park, Vancouver; (604) 257-8400.

September 15 - 16, 2001
Country Celebration: Head out to Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley to enjoy the exuberant sights, sounds and scents of country life in the 22nd annual "Country Celebration"; (604) 432-6359.

September 15 - December 15, 2001
Unearthed From the Silence at the Surrey Museum and Archives: This unique traveling exhibition from the Japanese Canadian National Museum tells a story about an archaeology dig conducted in 1994 in Steveston, BC. ; (604) 502-6456.

September 16, 2001
9th Annual Lions Gate Hospital Foundation 911 Relay which will be held on Sunday, September 16 at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver; (604) 984-3782.

September 16, 2001
Heart of the Headwaters: Discover the superb beauty of Lynn Headwaters in a challenging hike to the "heart of the headwaters." GVRD sponsored; (604) 432-6359.

September 16, 2001
Funky Art Car Festival at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver; (604) 990-3841.

September 16, 2001
Queensborough Urban Farmer's Fall Fair at Queensborough Community Centre, New Westminster; (604) 525-7388.

September 17 - October 3, 2001
World Press Photo Exhibition at the HSBC Bank Building, Vancouver. Over 200 of the world's best press photos. Free to the public. Shocking, beautiful and compelling; (604) 656-2562.

September 22, 2001
Saturday Family Workshops: Nature Detectives, Stanley Park Pavilion; (604) 257-8544.

September 23, 2001
Aids Walk at Stanley Park: Sixteenth-annual event to raise public awareness of HIV/AIDS and to raise funds for services and programs for people living with AIDS; 

September 23, 2001
15th Annual Granville Island Ferries Garbage Can Art Contest & Auction; (604) 868-9200.

September 27 - 29, 2001
Romeo and Juliet presented by National Ballet of Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver; (604) 280-3311.

September 27 - October 12, 2001
Vancouver International Film Festival at various venues in Vancouver. One of the largest film festivals in North America; (604) 685-0260.

September 29, 2001
Apples and More Apples: Share the fruits of the apple orchard at Historic Stewart Farm. Assist with pressing and drying apples and baking apple pies, and enjoy hot apple cider, at the Historic Stewart Farm, Surrey; (604) 501-5100.

September 29, 2001
Saturday Family Workshops: Creatures under your Feet, Stanley Park Pavilion; (604) 257-8544.

September 29, 2001
There's A Dinosaur In My Closet at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre: Coad Canada Puppets presents a puppet show about a boy who suddenly finds himself with a pet dinosaur he is forced to keep secret; (604) 251-1363.

September 30, 2001
CIBC Run For The Cure at BC Place Stadium, Vancouver: The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation presents the single largest fundraising event for breast-cancer research, organized entirely by volunteers; (604) 669-2300.

September 30, 2001
BC Rivers Day; Various locations A series of river-related activities that occur across the province to celebrate British Columbia's spectacular river heritage; (604) 737-3058.

September 30, 2001
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver. This is the most romantic outdoor Chinese cultural celebration and includes a colourful lantern festival, myth telling, music, and complimentary tea and mooncakes; (604) 662-3207.

Ongoing until September 1, 2001
Chinatown Arts and Cultural Fair, Saturdays from 2 - 6 pm; (604) 602-9525.

Ongoing until September 2, 2001
Free guided architectural walking tours through Gastown, Chinatown, Strathcona, Yaletown, the West End, and the downtown business district of Vancouver; (604) 683-8588 ext. 306.

Ongoing until September 2, 2001
Music in the Park at Alexandra Beach; Park Board presents concerts by Vancouver Lesbian and Gay Choir, June 24, Little Mountain Brass Band, July 1, Urbana Jazz Band, July 8, Delta Concert Band, July 15, Armadillo String Quartet, July 22, Delta Music Makers, July 29, Vancouver Mandolin Ensemble, Aug. 5, Impressions Jazz Band, Aug. 12, Khac Chi Ensemble, Aug. 19, Tango Paradiso, Aug. 26, El Sur Sept. 2.; (604) 257-8400.

Ongoing until September 2, 2001
West Vancouver Museum & Archives: Point Atkinson Lighthouse, an exhibition chronicling the history of the Point Atkinson Lighthouse; (604)

Ongoing until September 3, 2001
Conversations: The Tecson Philippine Collection, UBC Museum of Anthropology Exhibition of Philippine pottery, textiles, and other materials collected and donated by Dr. Miguel and Mrs. Julia Tecson; (604) 822-5087.

Ongoing until September 3, 2001
China! 7000 Years of Innovation at Science World, Vancouver; (604) 443-7443.

Ongoing until September 9, 2001
The Baden Powell Legacy: The Scouting and Guiding Movement in Burnaby exhibition features uniforms, badges, training manuals, crafts, and more, including historic and contemporary photographs with items used locally around the time of the First World War, at Burnaby Village Museum; (604) 293-6501.

Ongoing until September 9, 2001
Forest, Fire, Forge at the Canadian Craft Museum, featuring BC Craft Masters Alastair Heseltine, Isabel Rorick, Paul Leathers & Naoko Takenouchi; (604) 687-8266.

Ongoing until September 10, 2001
Delta Museum & Archives: Tootin' Toy Trains; (604) 946-9322.

Ongoing until September 16, 2001
Grouse Mountain Lumberjack Show at Grouse Mountain. Performances daily at Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver; (604) 984-0661.

Ongoing until September 28, 2001
The Vancouver Poetry Slam, every first and third Monday at Cafe Deux Soleil, 2096 Commercial Drive; (604) 708-5024.

Ongoing until September 23, 2001
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park, Vancouver; (604) 739-0559.

Ongoing until September 30, 2001
Chinatown Night Market, Vancouver, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 6:30pm - 11pm; (604) 682-8998.

Ongoing until October 6, 2001
West End Farmers Market: Fresh fruits and vegetables, hand made crafts every Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm. Lord Roberts School, 1100 Bidwell, Vancouver; (604) 683-4401.

Ongoing until October 7, 2001
The Vikings: Master Mariners, Traders, Colonists and Artisans: Explore the world of The Vikings, at the Vancouver Maritime Museum; (604) 257-8300.

Ongoing until October 7, 2001
Grouse Mountain is hosting a series of mountain bike camps and clinics beginning June 6, 2001 - October 7, 2001. Some of the biggest names from the cycling world designed the camps and clinics. Alison Sydor, Lesley Tomlinson, Andrew Shandro, Andreas Hestler and Elladee Brown from the Shore Group came up with the programs that'll help get you in top form; (604) 980-9311.

Ongoing until October 7, 2001
Miniature Railway: Ride the B.C. Society of Model Engineers steam and diesel trains, children and adults - Confederation Park, Burnaby, 11 am to 5 pm; (604) 291-092.

Ongoing until October 8, 2001
Meadows Maze at Hopcott farm in Pitt Meadows offers a unique cornfield maze adventure. This year is Moose-on-the-Loose and it's carved into a 15 acre cornfield. Lots of free parking, a country store bursting with crafts, haywagon rides and much more; (604) 460-0603.

Ongoing until October 8, 2001
East Vancouver Farmers Market: Sale of produce from local farms, food, and crafts. Every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Trout Lake Community Centre, 3350 Victoria Dr., Vancouver; (604) 879-3276.

Ongoing until October 12, 2001
Totems: An icon of cultural identity, whether totem poles are carved in traditional or contemporary styles, they still speak of legends told by the Nortwest Coast people. This exhibit presents a diverse collection of works by well-known artists such as Frances Horne Sr., his son Frances HorneJr., Darren McKenzie, Delmar Joseph, Eric Baker and Rocky LaRock, at Hill's Native Art Gallery; (604) 685-5422.

Ongoing until October 27, 2001
Northshore Farmer's Market at the North Shore Winter Club, North Vancouver. Every saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; (604) 985-4135.

Ongoing until October 30, 2001
Early Chinese Ceramics, More than 70 ceramics are featured in this unique exhibition drawn from a much larger collection of Chinese antiquities recently gifted to the Museum by Mr. Victor Shaw, at the Museum of Anthropology, UBC; (604) 822-3825.

Ongoing until October 31, 2001
Reshaping Memory, Owning History: Through the Lens of Japanese Canadian Redress, at the Japanese Canadian National Museum & Archives, 511 E. Broadway, Vancouver; (604) 874-8090.

Ongoing until October 31, 2001
Baykey's Farm Market Giant 10 Acre Corn Maze, 5954 River Road, Ladner; (604) 940-2358.

Ongoing until December 31, 2001
Vancouver Museum: The Exploration and Settlement of Vancouver; (604) 736-4431.

Ongoing until December 31, 2001
Timeless Tales: Stories From North Vancouver And Beyond, interactive story telling sessions every Sunday at the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Station, Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver; (604) 987-5618.

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 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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