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There’s never a dull moment in Vancouver when it comes to nightlife. The city’s unofficial entertainment district extends southwest along Granville Street from Granville Street Mall, and south from this strip to False Creek. Cinemas line Granville Street Mall, while beyond the mall are a smattering of nightclubs, with the main concentration of these in Yaletown.
Performing arts and concert venues are scattered throughout the city, but the three largest—Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen Elizabeth Centre, and BC Place Stadium—are south of Granville Street along Georgia Street.
For complete listings of all that’s happening around the city, pick up the free Georgia Straight (www.straight.com). Friday and weekend editions of Vancouver’s two daily newspapers, the Province or the Vancouver Sun, offer comprehensive entertainment listings.
Tickets Tonight (in the visitor center, 200 Burrard St., 604/684-2787, www.ticketstonight.ca, daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m.) sells half-price tickets the day of major performances.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition