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Vancouver Christmas Market

Tue, Dec 1, 11:00am–9:00pm

Lost Words: RELIGION Edition 

Tue, Dec 1, 8:30pm

Vancouver Christmas Market

Wed, Dec 2, 11:00am–9:00pm


Wed, Dec 2, 8:00pm

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VanDusen Festival of Lights 2015

Let there be light: Park Board’s Festival of Lights is bigger and better!

Dec 1, 2015 – Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden opens December 1 with five additional acres of romantic winter wonderland. Get event highlights and buy tickets online.

The DTES Street Market at Pigeon Park and Carroll Street in 2013

Update on street vending in the Downtown Eastside

Nov 30, 2015 – The Downtown Eastside (DTES) Street Vending Project team assists and facilitates the movement of street vendors from East Hastings Street and surrounding areas to three designated safe and legal vending locations. Find out more about the project.

Vancouver skyline with the Paris Eiffel Tower

Vancouver taking 100 per cent renewable leadership to Paris for COP21

Nov 26, 2015 – Join the City and 200+ local businesses in supporting stronger action on climate change and shifting to 100 per cent renewable energy. Sign the climate pledge today.

Lion Hotel, 316 Powell Street

City serves SRO owner under Standards of Maintenance Bylaw

Nov 26, 2015 – The owner of The Lion hotel at 316 Powell St has 60 days to supply heat and hot water to the building or the City will do the work at the owner's expense.

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