Vancouver is a melting port for all sorts of cultures. It is the most culturally diverse city in North America. It has a rich mixture of people from around the world. People from Indian, Greek, and Italian, British, Japanese and many other origins are visible here. A statistic shows that 52% of downtown residents and 43% of metro Vancouver residents speak something other than English as their first language. The gay culture is also alive and well.
Board a flight to Vancouver in the fall and check out the Annual Vancouver International Film Festival. 17 days, 300 films, 50 countries, 9 venues. More than 130,000 attendees from around the world including the 200 invited industry insiders. There is a tremendous selection of films being screened all year round. Daily matinees and evening shows are available in the major theaters, whereas many of the larger theater complexes offer a selection of films every hour. Check for airline tickets and be a part of the festivals celebrated in the city, including the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz, the HSBC Celebration of Light, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and the Vancouver International Children’s Festival.
Numerous theater companies put on a variety of plays and musical productions, including modern and classic productions. Book cheap tickets to Vancouver and get a chance to witness one of Canada’s best dance scenes that the city offers. Ballet British Columbia and more than 25 other professional dance troupes perform here.
The city offers a number of inspiring venues to enjoy an evening of music. Enjoy a concert at any number of intimate clubs or try the symphony and operas in one of the Vancouver’s state-of-the-art facilities. The magnificent and historic Orpheum Theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Board a cheap flight to Vancouver on Air China, Air Canada and attend the large scale concerts, international musical stars are hosted in at Rogers Arena and BC Place, the two stadiums in downtown Vancouver. It is the only remaining city of North America with its own radio orchestra – the Vancouver CBC Radio Orchestra.
Large scale theaters throughout Vancouver offer plays, musicals and dance. There are many amazing venues for stage productions of various tastes and talents including the art deco Vogue Theater, elegant Stanley Theater, Grand Queen Elizabeth Theater Complex and contemporary center for performing arts. Theater is a major cultural activity in city with a major international theater festival-The Fringe, 32 professional groups, two outdoor theatrical events (Bard on the Beach and Theater under the Stars) and more than 21 venues.
This city has a plenty of restaurants selection. Whether one is looking for Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese or Ethiopian food, the place has it all. It is known to be a multi-cultural city thus bringing all that each culture has to offer.