; Fun! Fun! Vancouver!: July 2007

Thursday, 26 July 2007


Another cool Vancouver event is the Illuminaires festival, which takes place this Saturday evening at Trout Lake. It involves hundreds of people getting together to show off their homemade lanterns. Some are just tin cans with holes in it hanging off the end of a stick (i.e. mine), and some are super extravagant with amazing designs and papier mache and blinking lights and steam coming out... Whatever your lantern may or may not be, it's definitely an event not to be missed!

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Symphony of Fire

It's Fireworks time again!

Perhaps one of the few good tourist attractions for Vancouver, the annual Symphony of Fire begins this Wednesday, July 25th. For four dates, the Lower Mainland will be besieged not only by lights in the sky but also by hordes of people camping out on the beach to get a good seat for the show. I haven't gone to a full Symphony of Fire (i.e. all four dates) for a long time, as I'm not really into braving the big crowds. Now that I live closer to downtown however and can literally just walk home afterwards, it may not be too bad. Competing this year are Spain, Canada, and China.

The Symphony of Fire takes place July 25, 28, and August 1 & 4.