Events in Metro Vancouver: Live and virtual things to do this week


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Vancouver Maritime Museum
Where: 1905 Ogden Ave.
Info: 604-257-8300, vancouvermaritimemuseum.com
Featured exhibits include: By the Shore: Maritime B.C. in Paintings. Curated by Duncan MacLeod, the exhibition features paintings by Emily Carr, E.J. Hughes, Harry Heine and more. Runs until Oct. 25 | Celebration 75 Years of Freedom: In honour of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands, the Dutch Liberation 2020 Canadian Society has created a temporary display chronicling the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian Armed Forces.


Attractions

VANCOUVER, BC, Photo: Carmen & Maria green winged Macaw, Festivale Tropicale at Bloedel Conservatory Queen Elizabeth Park, off 33rd Avenue between Cambie and Main Street.........(Photo credit: Francis Georgian / Postmedia) .December 06 2019. , Vancouver, December 06 2019. Reporter: , ( Francis Georgian / PNG staff photo) ( Prov / Sun News ) 00059714A [PNG Merlin Archive]
The Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush tropcial paradise featuring more than 120 free-flying exotic birds. Photo by Francis Georgian /PNG

Bloedel Conservatory
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park. The main entrance is located off 33rd Avenue between Cambie and Main Streets
Info: 45-minute time slots must be booked in advance, bloedelconservatory.ca
Take a tropical vacation without living the city! The Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush tropcial paradise featuring more than 120 free-flying exotic birds. More than 500 exotic and tropical plants and flowers thrive within its temperature-controlled environment. The Vancouver Park Board is reopened the Conservatory on July 13 with new physical distancing and operational procedures in place.

Britannia Mine Museum
Where: 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach
Info: www.britanniaminemuseum.ca
The Britannia Mine Museum will once again be welcoming visitors to its historic educational tourist destination with new COVID-19 safety measures and procedures in place. Visitors can once again enjoy fun, educational exhibits, attractions and crowd favourites, like the BOOM! Mill Show.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Where: 3725 Capilano Rd., North Van
Info: Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. until the end of September, tickets must be pre-booked online. 604-985-7474, capbridge.com
The 450 ft. long, 230 ft. high Capilano Suspension Bridge has thrilled visitors since 1889. Treetops Adventure features seven suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor. Cliffwalk follows a granite precipice along Capilano River with a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms.

FlyOver Canada
Where: Canada Place
Info: flyovercanada.com
In accordance with the provincial government’s reopening protocols on cleaning, physical distancing and training, FlyOver Canada reopened on June 18. This attraction uses state-of-the-art technology to give you the feeling of flight. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen while the film whisks you away on a journey across Canada.

Grouse Mountain
Info: grousemountain.com
Known as the Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain offers unparalleled panoramic views of the city, sea and surrounding mountains along with a wide range of year-round outdoor and educational activities, dining and more.

Science World
Where: 1455 Quebec St.
Info: scienceworld.ca
Science World welcomed back visitors on August 1 with enhanced safety protocols and physical distancing measures in place. Ticketing will be done through timed ticketed entry. Physical distancing protocols are in place, and face coverings are mandatory for visitors six years of age and over. Directional signage will safely guide visitors through the dome, and certain galleries will operate with limited capacity. The OMNIMAX Theatre and Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks can be reserved for a specific time, and there will be three live science shows per hour around the building for all visitors to enjoy.

UBC Botanical Garden
Where: 6804 S.W. Marine Dr.
Info: All visitors are required to book entry times in advance, botanicalgarden.ubc.ca
Re-connect with nature and plants at UBC Botanical Garden. New health and safety measures are in place to ensure the wellbeing of guests, members, and staff. Established in 1916, the UBC Botanical Garden is Canada’s oldest university botanic garden. The garden is a place where visitors of all ages can explore and learn about plants from every corner of the world.

VanDusen Botanical Garden
Where: 5251 Oak St.
Info: Must pre-book online, ticketzone.com
VanDusen Botanical Garden is now open under new guidelines to ensure public, member and staff safety. VanDusen is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world.

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