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CULTURE NEWS

Concerts and Art Events in the city



Former home of the original Vancouver Stock Exchange, this historic building has hosted creative minds and distinguished individuals for nearly a century, and has become established as an intersection of culture, hospitality and style in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The original Stock Exchange Building is an iconic structure reflective of rich history and success, having since become one of Vancouver's largest and most exciting heritage restoration projects.

A collaborative architectural masterpiece between Switzerland-based Harry Gruger Architects and Vancouver-based Iredale Architecture, the EXchange Hotel Vancouver is the most fitting symbol of what Vancouver is today. Focused, elegant, progressive and thriving, this is where the past greets the future. It is history re-imagined.

2018 Celebration of Light

Vancouver is home to the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition. Every summer, three countries are invited to compete off the shores of English Bay. Newly introduced this year, the festival has invited the public to vote on a theme for the competition, “Love”. Viewpoints for the festival are a short commute from the EXchange Hotel Vancouver at Second Beach or English Bay. Tickets for exclusive viewing events are also available here: hondacelebrationoflight.com/buy-tickets/

For its 28th season, the festival welcomes South Africa, Sweden and South Korea: July 28th, August 1st & August 4th.

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Vancouver Art Gallery

Founded in 1931, the Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest public art museum in Western Canada and located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, only a few short blocks from EXchange Hotel Vancouver. This turn-of-the-century former provincial courthouse building presents a dramatic exterior and is home to innovative and ground-breaking exhibitions. The gallery also provides a variety of lively public programs for adults, children and families.

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BC Craft Brewing

Vancouver is the birthplace of craft beer in British Columbia and now home to a rapidly expanding list of unique breweries. With the growing trend to build local partnerships, many of Vancouver’s craft breweries incorporate fresh local ingredients to create unique and creative brews. Join us for a local pint at the EXchange Hotel Vancouver’s Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean or step out and explore the over 30 local breweries near Downtown Vancouver. Many of Vancouver’s breweries offer tasting rooms, tours and have brew pubs on site.

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Theatre in Vancouver

Vancouver has a vibrate theatre scene with world renowned performances. Most notability, Queen Elizabeth Theatre is host to acclaimed opera and musical performances, as well as Broadway shows. Visiting Vancouver in the summer time? Bard on the Beach is Western Canada's largest professional Shakespeare festival. The theatre Festival runs annually from early June through September in Vancouver. Upcoming performances at Queen Elizabeth Theatre:

Les Miserables
July 2018

The Book Of Mormon
September 2018

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
November 2018

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