Water-skiing squirrel gets Twiggy with it at Vancouver Boat Show

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Vancouver International Boat Show

The Vancouver International Boat Show includes more than 250 exhibitors, providing boat enthusiasts with a first look at the 2020 boating season’s premiere boat models and accessories There are also 125 presentations and workshops led by boating experts, plus Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel. You may just have to see it to believe it.

When: Feb. 5 to 9

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Where: BC Place (and the floating show at Granville Island)


Winter Wander

During Winter Wander, the five venues at Vanier Park — Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, City of Vancouver Archives and Vancouver Academy of Music — are open to the public for one single admission price of $5. It's a terrific opportunity to explore, connect, engage and delight in these fantastic resources, for a wallet-friendly price for the whole family.

When: Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Vanier Park, 1000 Chestnut St.


Science of Cocktails

With more than 30 stations pouring exciting drinks made by top Vancouver bartenders, Science of Cock
With more than 30 stations pouring exciting drinks made by top Vancouver bartenders, Science of Cocktails 2020 promises to be another thrilling night of drinks and fun. Photo courtesy Science World

It’s one of the city’s most dazzling drinking events: The Science of Cocktails pairs some of Vancouver’s most accomplished mixologists with the wow-factor of physics, chemistry and biology for an epic open bar night to remember. For its fifth year there will be more than 30 cocktail stations, each offering uniquely tested and tasted beverages. Award-wining bartenders will be mixing up their creative concoctions for your sipping pleasure, each served with delicious bites from top Vancouver restaurants, and all paired with engaging demonstrations, alluring science activities, and specialized Science World programming.

When:  Feb. 6, 8 p.m. to midnight

Where: TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec St.


Independent Artist’s Market

Pick up your next favourite thing at this gathering of artists for a marketplace run by artists. They’re taking over all three rooms of the Waldorf, and admission is by voluntary donation. On display will be more than 50 Vancouver artists with all types of creative products for sale. There are no fees, no commissions, no cover and 100 per cent of the sales goes to the artist.

When: Feb. 6, 7 p.m. to midnight

Where: The Waldorf, 1489 East Hastings St.


The 35th Annual JCC Jewish Book Festival

Take a break from the winter weather and curl up with a new good book. The six days of this festival are packed with inspiring and entertaining literary events including unique meet-the-author opportunities, readings and panel discussions, the annual book club event, children's and youth authors, wellness subjects and two onsite bookstores open throughout the week. There is something of interest for every age group and literary taste.

When:  Feb. 8 to 13

Where: Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (and other Lower Mainland venues)


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