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Vancouver Auto Show March 28–April 2, 2017

Vancouver Convention Center
Vancouver Convention Center

The 2017 Vancouver International Auto Show will be hosted at the
Vancouver Convention Center
West Building
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA DAY 
Thursday, March 30 – 2-for-1 Entry
RBC clients receive 2-for-1 entry on RBC Day ON SITE ONLY for Thursday, March 30.

Present your RBC debit/credit card, at the Vancouver International Auto Show and get 2-for-1 admission.

BCAA Member Discount – Exclusive Member Offer!
Exclusive Vancouver International Auto Show ticket offer for BCAA Members. This offer is valid ONLINE ONLY with a valid BCAA Membership number.

BCAA Members save up to 44% on Vancouver International Auto Show tickets with their BCAA Membership card. Enter to verify your BCAA Membership number and to display your discounted General Admission ticket prices. Purchase

 

Closest Hotels in downtown Vancouver near the Vancouver Convention Centre and the Vancouver Auto Show SHOW HOTEL PRICES

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
Right next to the Auto Show the Vancouver Convention Centre
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver
Across the Street
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Vancouver
Across the street from the Vancouver Convention Centre
Auberge Hotel Vancouver
One block away.

Hotels near the Vancouver Convention Centre
Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver – Luxury Hotel
Le Soleil Hotel Vancouver – Luxury Hotel
Days Inn Downtown Vancouver – Price Friendly
Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Downtown High Rise Hotel
Coast Coal Harbour -Downtown High Rise Hotel
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourside Vancouver – Downtown High Rise
Westin Bayshore Hotel – Resort Hotel
Delta Vancouver Suites All Suite Hotel
Loden Hotel – Luxury Hotel
Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Luxury Hotel on Georgia
St Regis Hotel Boutique Hotel
Shangri-La Hotel – Luxury Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to to the Auto Show
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with Skytrain Access to the Auto Show
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line  Access to the Auto Show
Closest Canada Line station to Rogers Arena would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

DISCOUNT TICKETS ONLINE
Tuesday March 28 4pm-10pm
Wednesday, March 29 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Thursday, March 30 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Friday, March 31 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Saturday, April 1 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Sunday, April 2 10:00AM – 8:00PM

Map to Hotels and the Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Honda Celebration of Light 2017

Vancouver Honda Celebration of Lights Fireworks competition
Vancouver Honda Celebration of Lights Fireworks

Vancouver Honda Celebration of Light

The 2017 Honda Celebration of Light is an annual musical fireworks competition held every summer and begins promptly over English Bay at 10:00 pm each night, rain or shine.

The 25 minute fireworks display are synchronized to music which is broadcast over the radio station LG104.3 FM.

Head down early as the Sunset Beach Festival comes alive on event days Everyone is invited to come down early and enjoy the entertainment and activities

Be sure to check out the Sunsetter Lounge by Stanley Park Brewing a licensed area that has Sponsors and vendors with free giveaways at 2:00pm each day.

As part of the Sunset Beach Festival, SHOREFEST showcases some of Canada’s top musical acts in one of Vancouver’s most picturesque settings on the shores of English Bay. Come down early to the Sunset Beach stage for live music all afternoon. Then move on over to English Bay to catch our feature performers on the stage in The Keg Lounge. This stage plays to the beach – to you the fans – with rock and roll starting at 7:30pm.

Dates of the Honda Celebration of Light.
Participating countries in the 2017 Honda Celebration of Light

Japan – Saturday July 29, 2017
United Kingdom – Wednesday Aug 2, 2017
Canada – Saturday Aug 5, 2017

Vancouver Hotels near the Fireworks

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Across from the Fireworks

Best Western Sands Hotel
Across from the Fireworks

Coast Plaza Hotel Vancouver
Short Walk to the Fireworks

Sandman Suites On Davie
Short Walk to English Bay

Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver
Short Walk Down Robson to the Fireworks

Century Plaza Hotel Vancouver
Walk Down Robson to Celebration of Light

Empire Landmark Hotel Vancouver
Short Walk Down Robson to English Bay

Listel Hotel Vancouver
Short Walk Down Robson to English Bay

Carmana Plaza Hotel
Down Robson to the Fireworks

Executive Hotel Vintage Park
Walk the Seawall to Celebration of Light

Rosellen Suites Hotel
Near English Bay Vancouver

Sunset Inn and Suites
Near English Bay Vancouver

Times Square Suites Hotel
On Robson Near the Fireworks

Vancouver Canucks Schedule March 2017

Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks NHL

The Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey Team plays at Rogers Arena in Downtown Vancouver

There Schedule has them playing at home in March several times.

Come Experience Canuck NHL Hockey Live.  TICKETS

March 2, 2017 Away vs San Jose Sharks
March 4, 2017 Away vs Los Angeles Kings
March 5, 2017 Away vs Anaheim Ducks
March 7, 2017 @ Home vs Montreal Canadiens
March 9, 2017 @ Home vs New York Islanders
March 11, 2017 @ Home vs Pittsburgh Penguins
March 13, 2017 @ Home vs Boston Bruins
March 16, 2017 @ Home vs Dallas Stars
March 18, 2017 Away vs Edmonton Oilers
March 21, 2017 Away vs Chicago Blackhawks
March 23, 2017 Away vs St. Louis Blues
March 25, 2017 Away vs Minnesota Wild
March 26, 2017 Away vs Winnipeg Jets
March 28, 2017 @ Home vs Anaheim Ducks
March 31, 2017 @ Home vs Los Angeles Kings

CHECK RATESThere are many Hotel options if your are coming from out of town or just want to make a night of it and not worry about the driving.

You can easily walk to Rogers Arena from most Hotels in Downtown Vancouver or you can find Hotels that are in the Greater Vancouver Area that have access to the Skytrain.

Hotels near the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena

Larger Map to Hotels near Rogers Arena

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena

These Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont Water Front Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line  Access to Rogers Arena
Closest Canada Line station to Rogers Arena would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

Valentines Day Vancouver

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday February 14, 2017, and Vancouver has lots of dining options for celebrating the big day . Here are some of Vancouver’s fine Restaurants celebrating your special day.

C | PRIME Modern Italian Steak & Wine 
1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
@ Century Plaza Hotel

CIBO Trattoria
900 Seymour St. | 604-602-9570
Cibo is offering a four-course set menu for two that features indulgent plates like hand-made saffron chitarra pasta with fresh Saltspring clams; wine-braised lamb shank on a bed of soft polenta; and a flourless chocolate cake to share with your love
@ Moda Hotel Vancouver

The Market
1115 Alberni Street | 604-695-1115
Valentine’s Day Menu MARKET by Jean-Georges
@ Shangri La Hotel Vancouver

YEW restaurant + bar
791 West Georgia St. | 604.692.4YEW
Executive Chef Weimar Gomez has created the ultimate menu to celebrate Valentine’s Day! The menu features the best in sustainable seafood, while Exective Pastry Chef Mark Burton has created delicious desserts! Enjoy a romantic four course dinner at YEW for $99.
@ Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Hawksworth Restaurant
801 W. Georgia St. 604-673-7000
Valentine’s Day Menu
This menu will only be available on February 14, 2017.
caramelized scallop  hearts of palm, caviar, grapefruit
alaskan king crab  avocado, cucumber, pepper vinaigrette
grilled langoustine  meyer lemon, frisee, piquillo nage
pheasant  tarragon gnocchi, hearts on fire,  spiced pheasant jus
roasted lamb loin  black truffle, brussels sprout, yukon gold
white chocolate  rose, raspberry, lychee
mignardise $158 per guest
@ Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver

Bacchus Restaurant
845 Hornby St | 604 689 7777
Of all the great plates you’ll find at Bacchus Restaurant & Piano Lounge in the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, the one on the wall tells the story best. It’s the plate inscribed with the Four Diamond Award from the CAA/AAA
@ Wedgewood Hotel Vancouver

Diva at the Met Vancouver
645 Howe Street | 604.602.7788
Diva at the Met offering a Valentine’s Day Menu
$89 per person
$125 with wine pairings
@ Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

Gotham Steakhouse
615 Seymour Street | 604-605-8282
@ St Regis Hotel Vancouver

Cloud 9 revolving Restaurant
1400 Robson Street | 604 687-0511
Cloud 9 revolving Restaurant
offering a 4 course Valentine’s Day Menu
$85 per person based on a couple plus tax
@ Empire Landmark Hotel

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen
765 Beatty St | (604) 688-6368
@ Georgian Court Hotel

Dockside Restaurant
1253 Johnston Street | 604-685-7070
What’s more romantic than a sumptuous dinner for two? Enjoying that same dinner on the waterfront with spectacular views of False Creek and the Yaletown skyline. A special Valentine Menu on Tuesday, February 14th and costs $89.99 per person
@ Granville Island Hotel

La Pentola Restaurant
350 Davie Street | (604) 642-0557
VALENTINE’S DAY 7 COURSE MENU Family style is $65 per person.
@ Opus Hotel

Five Sails Vancouver
999 Canada Place #300 | 604 662-8111
@ Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

Copper Chimney
567 Hornby Street | 604 689 8862
A special Valentine Menu on Tuesday, February 14th and costs $65 per person plus tax and gratuity
@ Le Soleil Hotel Vancouver

Le Crocodile
909 Burrard St.| 604-669-4298
It’s hard to beat a good French restaurant with superior service for a very special Valentine’s Day. Chef Michel Jacob’s Alsatian style food never fails, and his longtime staff know how to make you feel special.

La Quercia
3689 West Fourth Ave.| 604-676-1007
Valentine’s Day, Italian style. On Feb. 14, customers can opt for a family style menu with three starters, two pastas and a main course to share. Everyone gets house-made chocolates to finish.

Pear Tree
4120 East Hastings, Burnaby | 604-299-2772
The epicentre of elegant dining in Burnaby. A three-course Valentine’s Day menu will be available on the Saturday before as well.

Au Comptoir
2278 West Fourth Ave. | 604-569-2278
Say “je t’aime” convincingly in this Parisian-style restaurant (French accents, zinc countertops, bistro food). It’s not usually open on Tuesdays, but for Valentine’s Day, they throw open the doors. A four course menu includes rib eye steak for two to share.

Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar
845 Burrard St. | 604-642-2900
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Lots of oysters here if aphrodisiac dining interests you. A five-course Valentine’s Day dinner starts with a slow-poached oyster, or order them à la carte to your heart’s content. @ Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Chambar
562 Beatty St. | 604-879-7119
Brick, timber, leather, high ceilings, twinkling lights, good food (Belgian, Moroccan, French) — Chambar has what it takes to create a sense of occasion.

Vancouver Canucks Schedule February 2017

Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks NHL

The Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey Team plays at Rogers Arena in Downtown Vancouver

There Schedule has them playing at home in February several times.

Come Experience Canuck NHL Hockey Live.  TICKETS

February 2, 2017 @ Home vs San Jose Sharks
February 4, 2017 @ Home vs Minnesota Wild
February 7, 2017 Away vs Nashville Predators
February 9, 2017 Away vs Columbus Blue Jackets
February 11, 2017 Away vs Boston Bruins
February 12, 2017 Away vs Buffalo Sabres
February 14, 2017 Away vs Pittsburgh Penguins
February 16, 2017 Away vs St. Louis Blues
February 18, 2017 @ Home vs Calgary Flames
February 19, 2017 @ Home vs Philadelphia FlyersFebruary 25, 2017 @ Home vs San Jose Sharks
February 28, 2017 @ Home vs Detroit Red Wings

There are many Hotel options if your are coming from out of town or just want to make a night of it and not worry about the driving.

You can easily walk to Rogers Arena from most Hotels in Downtown Vancouver or you can find Hotels that are in the Greater Vancouver Area that have access to the Skytrain.

Hotels near the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena

Larger Map to Hotels near Rogers Arena

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena

These Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont Water Front Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line  Access to Rogers Arena
Closest Canada Line station to Rogers Arena would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

Vancouver Canucks Schedule January 2017

Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks NHL

The Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey Team plays at Rogers Arena in Downtown Vancouver

There Schedule has them playing at home in January several times.

Come Experience Canuck NHL Hockey Live.  TICKETS

January 2, 2017 @ Home vs Colorado Avalanche
January 4, 2017 @ Home vs Arizona Coyotes
January 6, 2017 @ Home vs Calgary Flames
January 7, 2017 Away vs Calgary Flames
January 10, 2017 Away vs Nashville Predators
January 12, 2017 Away vs Philadelphia Flyers
January 15, 2017 @ Home vs New Jersey Devils
January 17, 2017 @ Home vs Nashville Predators
January 20, 2017 @ Home vs Florida Panthers
January 22, 2017 Away vs Chicago Blackhawks
January 25, 2017 Away vs Colorado Avalanche
January 26, 2017 Away vs Arizona Coyotes

CHECK RATESThere are many Hotel options if your are coming from out of town or just want to make a night of it and not worry about the driving.

You can easily walk to Rogers Arena from most Hotels in Downtown Vancouver or you can find Hotels that are in the Greater Vancouver Area that have access to the Skytrain.

Hotels near the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena

Larger Map to Hotels near Rogers Arena

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena

These Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont Water Front Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line  Access to Rogers Arena
Closest Canada Line station to Rogers Arena would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

New Year’s Eve in Vancouver

True North NYE
Vancouver’s official New Year’s Eve Party is the ultimate multi-room experience. Headlined by The Sheepdogs.  Also includes premium viewing of the fireworks shows at 9 p.m. and midnight. • Vancouver Convention Centre West, Canada Place • Dec. 31 • $129, nyevan.com/buy-tickets

NYE 2017
Slow Jam Sunday’s sexy dirty dance party with your favorite slow jams spun by The Boyscouts. • Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St. • Doors 9 p.m. • $40, slowjamsundays.com

Illuminate NYE 2016
Feel like a movie star as you enter on a red carpet. Once inside, you’ll be welcomed by a complimentary Ciroc drink where you can enjoy music from DJs in two different rooms. • Opus Hotel, 322 Davie St. • $50, clubzone.com

Bonnie Scott AC/DC Tribute NYE Party
Ring in the New Year and kick 2016 to the curb with Bonnie Scott AC/DC Tribute, Japanese Cowboy Ween Tribute and Sabotage. • Pat’s Pub, 403 E. Hastings St. • Dec. 31, 8 p.m. • $12/$15, Zulu, Red Cat, HighLife, imuproductions.com

Prohibition New Year’s Eve Party
Celebrate the start of 2017 in style with live entertainment from The Wonders and DJ Myles Bigelow Duo. Follow the green light, descend the stairs and enjoy the decadence and glamour of when speakeasies thrived. Enjoy a complimentary coupe of champagne and an extensive cocktail and drinks menu. • Prohibition at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 W. Georgia St. • Doors 8 p.m. • $45+, eventbrite.ca, 604-673-7089

Black Wizard & Black Breath – New Years Eve
Vancouver and Seattle riff-heavy metal bands co-headline NYE at the Rickshaw. With guests Hasteroid, DJ’s Cam Pipes and Joel James Loewen. • 254 E. Hastings St. • Doors 7 p.m. • $18.50, ticketfly.com, Neptoon, Red Cat, rickshawtheatre.com

Elements Casino NYE
Ring in the New Year with a buffet dinner and live music by the band Atlantic Crossing. • Elements Casino, 17755 60th Ave., Surrey • Dec. 31, 7 p.m. • Dinner + show/$49.95, show only/$10, elementscasino.com

Burton Cummings
Canadian icon and lead singer and songwriter of the band The Guess Who will perform his string of hits. • Dec. 29: Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, $89.50/$99.50, HardRockCasinoVancouver.com | Dec. 31: River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, $119.50, RiverRock.com

QuiRING in the New Year
The Quiring Chamber Players return for their 9th annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Collaborating with violinist Jennie Press and cellist Janet Steinberg, from the Vancouver Symphony, this show will include works by Beethoven, Gershwin and Dvorak. • Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam • Show 8 p.m. • $16, $36, $40, 604-927-6555, evergreenculturalcentre.ca

New Year’s at the Hotel Vancouver
For the fourth year in a row, Arrival is back with another legendary multi-room party at the iconic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Each of the hotel’s ballrooms will boast unique programming where you can expect a mix of DJs, musicians, performers, and so much more. • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • hotelvancouvernye.com

NYE 2017 Waterfront Gala Ball
Two rooms: The Grand Ballroom will feature California DJ Ryan Live and DJ Downlowe, and the Ice Bar will see DJ TBA and guests spinning the best classics. Includes appetizers, champagne toast, a photo booth, red carpet media wall and more. Ages 25+ • Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place • $140, eventbrite.ca

Cirque Gala NYE 2017
Ring in the New Year in style at this multi-level nightclub. The event features house and hip hop DJs, Cirque performance artists, and champagne at midnight. • Fivesixty Nightclub, 560 Seymour St. • $50/$65, twisted.ca

Fortune Sound NYE 2017
Ring in the New Year with Sailor Gerry + DJ Seko x DJ Marvel of The Freshest and host Dkay. Includes a balloon drop, party favours, free bubbly at midnight and confetti cannons. • Fortune Sound Club, 147 E. Pender St. • Doors 10 p.m. • $20, fortunesoundclub.com

Frontliner – New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year with punk, dance/electronic DJ and producer, Frontliner. • Harbour Event Centre, 750 Pacific Blvd. • 10 p.m. • $50, solidevents.ca

Hazelmere: News Years Eve Gala
This NYE gala will feature party favours, a deluxe dinner buffet, dancing in all three rooms and a champagne toast at midnight. • Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club, 18150 8th Ave., Surrey • Doors 7 p.m. • $75, 604-538-1212, hazelmere.com

NYE 2017: Glitz & Glamour Gala
Dinner and dance party features four parties in one, with eight DJs, and two dinner bands. • Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave., Burnaby • Dec. 31, doors 6 p.m. • Dinner + dance/$99, dance only/$60 at ticketmaster.ca, meloproductions.net

Carnival NYE ‘17
A Latin American-themed New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring DJs from Mexico, Spain and South America. • Lux Lounge, 1180 Howe St. • vancouverlatinfever.com

Party 2017 with Loverboy
Ring in the New Year with this iconic Canadian rock band. • Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam • $149.50, ticketmaster.ca, hardrockcasinovancouver.com

Jubilee Hall New Year’s Extravaganza
Dance to a mix of live country, southern and classic rock music provided by the Ken McCoy Band, and enjoy a buffet-style dinner. Includes party favours and champagne at midnight. • 7989 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford • Doors 6:30 p.m. • $40, brownpapertickets.com/event/2720266

Magic Yacht Tours: New Year’s Eve Cruise
Enjoy a meal while sailing aboard the Magic Charm and take in the city sparkle as you sail around the Vancouver Harbour. Dance the night away to live music and countdown to the New Year with a glass of bubbly and a fireworks display. • Westin Bayshore Marina, 1602 Bayshore Dr. • Dec. 31, boards at 9 p.m. • $137, 778-886-9792, magicyachttours.com

The Golden Age NYE 2017
Ring in 2017 in style at this black tie event. Features five world class DJs, four bars, VIP areas serving canapes, and more. • Roof Garten, 670 Smithe St. • Dec. 31, 9 p.m. • $30+, eventshop.com

Telus World of Science New Years Eve 2017
Two floors with two rooms of music, featuring six of the top DJs in Vancouver, plus insane party special effects, including top sound and lighting systems, and one of the biggest countdowns in the city. • Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec St. • 9 p.m. • $100/$85, clubzone.com

New Years Eve Extravaganza Club Crawl 2017
All aboard the party bus! Get ready to take a wild ride to four of the hottest nightclubs in town. • Dec. 31, check-in between 5:30-6:30 p.m. • tickets at clubzone.com

New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner & Dance
NYE-themed murder mystery during cocktails and dinner, featuring seven professional actors dispersed amongst the guests incognito…until all hell breaks loose. Includes a four-course dinner, live music and a DJ after the show. • Brock House Restaurant, 3875 Point Grey Rd. • Dec. 31 • $147, 604-224-3317, brockhouserestaurant.com

Final Countdown to Midnight with Brian ‘Elvis’ Simpson
Ring in 2017 with the King! Features dazzling costumes and dozens of Elvis hits, plus a 50/50 draw and a raffle. • Admiral Pub & Grill, 4125 E. Hastings St., Burnaby • 9 p.m. • No cover charge, 604-298-7158, ultimateelvis.ca

Larger Map to Hotels near Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve in Vancouver 2016

FAMILY FRIENDLY NEW YEARS EVE FUN:

Concord’s NYE Vancouver
The largest New Year’s Eve party in Vancouver. Features free live musical entertainment, sponsor exhibitions, food trucks, live on-site broadcasts, a family fireworks display for families with young children, and a midnight countdown with fireworks over Coal Harbour. • Burrard Landing and Coal Harbour • 6:30 p.m. • Free, nyevan.com

Fraser Valley First Night 2017
Come out and enjoy some family-friendly New Year’s Eve fun. Features fireworks, a balloon drop midway rides, face painting, bouncy castles, live entertainment and more. • TRADEX, 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford • Dec. 31, doors 5 p.m. • $15/$12, fvtradex.com

Mount Seymour: Family First Night
Enjoy snow tubing and tobogganing, take in live entertainment and a magic show, watch a fire spinning routine, enjoy snowshoeing along lantern lit tails to a chocolate fondue, plus an early countdown with fireworks and party favours at 9 p.m. • Mount Seymour, North Van • Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m. • mountseymour.com/family-first-night

NYE at Castle Fun Park
A family-friendly celebration featuring face painting, a holiday movie, door prizes, party favours, hot chocolate and cookies, and balloon drops at 9 p.m. and midnight. • Hwy 1 & Exit 95 at Whatcom Rd., Abbotsford • Dec. 31 • 604-850-0411, castlefunpark.com

Whistler New Year’s Eve Celebration
A family-style celebration where your wristband gives you access to multiple ticketed venues full of entertainment, games, kids countdowns, crafts and activities. Ice skating in Whistler Olympic Plaza and a Fire & Ice Show round out the evening. • Multiple venues in Whistler Village • Dec. 31, 6 p.m.-midnight • whistler.com/christmas

The Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Variety Show: Celebrate with family and friends at this NYE variety show. Experience circus acrobats, magic and one of Vancouver’s biggest balloon drops. Appropriate for all ages, yet not just for kids. • Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 W. 41st Ave. • Dec. 31, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., $25+ at vancouvercabaret.com

New Year’s Eve Pizza Party
A fun and relaxing New Year’s Eve with dinner and entertainment for the kids including face painting, balloon twisting, pizza making and an early New Year’s count down. Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano: 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., 604-730-0321 | Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street: 4-7:30 p.m., 604-566 9779 • Rocky Mountain Flatbread locations • Dec. 31 • $25/adult, $20/child, rockymountainflatbread.ca

Canada’s 150th birthday at the largest New Year’s Eve party in Vancouver

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at the largest New Year’s Eve party in Vancouver on December 31, 2016

Situated along Canada Place Way from Howe Street to Thurlow Street at Burrard Landing, Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver on December 31, 2016 is downtown Vancouver’s only waterfront celebration to ring in 2017.

It features free live musical entertainment, sponsor exhibitions, over 20 food trucks, live on-site broadcasts, a Family Fireworks display for families with young children, and a Midnight Countdown with spectacular fireworks over Coal Harbour.

Last year’s inaugural event attracted over 80,000 people, making it Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve event in terms of attendance.

This year’s event, kicking off at 6:30 pm, is officially part of the federal government’s Canada 150 festivities celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.  … more

Hotels near Canada Place

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
By Canada Place

Westin Bayshore Hotel Vancouver
Resort and Marina at the entrance to Stanley Park and Canada Place

Pinnacle Vancouver Harbor Front Hotel 
Near the Canada Place

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Vancouver
Luxury Hotel a few short blocks to the Canada Place

Shangri La Hotel Vancouver
Luxury Hotel with an easy walk to the Canada Place

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Across the street from the Vancouver Canada Place

Loden Hotel Vancouver
Top Rated Luxury Hotel steps from the Canada Place

Delta Vancouver Hotel
An all suite Hotel near Vancouver Convention Centre

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
Luxury Hotel right at Canada Place Vancouver

St Regis Hotel Vancouver
Boutique Hotel a few blocks from Canada Place

Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver
Large full service Hotel a few short blocks away

Ramada Limited Vancouver Downtown
affordable hotel near Canada Place

Days Inn Vancouver
affordable accommodations near the Canada Place

Le Soleil Hotel Vancouver
Boutique Hotel a few blocks from Canada Place

Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel
near the Canada Place and Convention Center Vancouver

Vancouver Metropolitan Hotel
luxury near Canada Place and the Convention Center Vancouver

Larger Map to Hotels near Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Canucks Schedule December 2016-17

Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks NHL

The Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey Team plays at Rogers Arena in Downtown Vancouver

There Schedule has them playing at home in Dec several times.

Come Experience Canuck NHL Hockey Live.  TICKETS

December 1, 2016 @ Home vs Anaheim Ducks
December 3, 2016 @ Home vs Toronto Maple Leafs
December 6, 2016 Away vs New Jersey Devils
December 8, 2016 Away vs Tampa Bay Lightning
December 10, 2016 Away vs Florida Panthers
December 11, 2016 Away vs Washington Capitals
December 13, 2016 Away vs Carolina Hurricanes
December 16, 2016 @ Home vs Tampa Bay Lightning
December 18, 2016 @ Home vs Columbus Blue Jackets
December 20, 2016 @ Home vs Winnipeg Jets
December 22, 2016 @ Home vs Winnipeg Jets
December 23, 2016 Away vs Calgary Flames
December 28, 2016 @ Home vs Los Angeles Kings
December 30, 2016 @ Home vs Anaheim Ducks
December 31, 2016 Away vs Edmonton Oilers

CHECK RATESThere are many Hotel options if your are coming from out of town or just want to make a night of it and not worry about the driving.

You can easily walk to Rogers Arena from most Hotels in Downtown Vancouver or you can find Hotels that are in the Greater Vancouver Area that have access to the Skytrain.

Hotels near the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena

Larger Map to Hotels near Rogers Arena

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena

These Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont Water Front Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with Skytrain Access to Rogers Arena
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line  Access to Rogers Arena
Closest Canada Line station to Rogers Arena would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena