Notable Now Vancouver: January 3, 2014

Last chance: Canyon Lights (until January 4th, 3735 Capilano Rd)
Catch the holiday light display at Capilano Suspension Bridge that features the world’s tallest living Christmas tree, festive entertainment, gingerbread cookie decorating, carols with a holiday band, glass-blowing with Malcolm Macfadyen, and hundreds of thousands of lights twinkling throughout the Pacific Northwest rainforest canopy, cliff walk and bridge.

On now: Luminescence at The Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way)
Don’t miss the latest spectacular display at The Vancouver Aquarium (on until January 22nd) featuring an electrifying aquatic installation. Check out the 100-plus origami jellyfish, 4-D film ‘A Mammoth Christmas’ and tour the wintery wonderland featuring Canada’s Arctic Gallery. Find more information about this special presentation here.

Now open: Green Leaf Brewing Co. (123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver)
Be sure to head over to North Vancouver to tour and taste your way through one of the Lower Mainland’s latest breweries to set up shop. Green Leaf Brewery opened its doors just before Christmas to rave reviews and is tucked in amongst the shops and vendors at Lonsdale Quay. Pop by their tasting bar and sip their latest seasonal release. For more information, click here.

Last Chance: Odysseo (until January 19th, 1800 Spyglass Place)
Don’t miss this spectacular equestrian performance that features 67 horses expertly guided through a magical show. With 48 human performers partaking, this stunning show features equestrian arts, high-tech theatrical effects, a carousel and breathtaking acrobatics. It’s a definite do-not-miss. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Vancouver Spring Show 2014 (January 4th, 600 Hamilton Street)
The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is set to house a multicultural celebration worth noting.  The Vancouver Spring Show brings together artists from around the globe, featuring The Voice of China singers, acclaimed dancer and choreographer Joel Hanna featuring the modern Irish dance troupe The D’Amby Project, and more. The show features classically trained dancers from Tao’s Motion Artistry, traditional Korean drummers, a local breakdance crew and much more. For tickets and additional info, click here.

Now open: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Boulevard)
Check out Canada’s one and only Hard Rock Casino that recently opened in Coquitlam, bringing with it the brand that is synonymous with high-class entertainment, dining and gaming.  Their huge property features seven different restaurants and bars, three different stages and performance lounges with seating for 1,100 as well as an 80,000-square foot casino floor. Learn more here

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