Consumer Show Season in Vancouver

 The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show is taking place this weekend in the new Vancouver Convention Center. I first have to say that the VCC itself is very impressive. We had a quick tour when it first opened before the Olympics started but to see it this weekend in full action (three large events at the same time – Adventure Show, Wine Festival & Franchisee show) was impressive. Our goal at the Adventure Show was to pick up as much information as possible on kayaking trips and accomodations on the Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Islands. This is one of the trips that we are hoping to take this summer as part of a larger plan to spend most of our time exploring Vancouver and areas closely beyond. In the mean time, while we are waiting for summer to arrive, there are many upcoming Consumer Shows at the VCC that we think will be worth checking out…

Wellness Show 2010
The 18th annual Wellness Show, April 30th to May 2nd is subtitled ‘Helping you find balance’. Tickets are $12.50 for adults (or $27.00 for three days) and are cash only at the door. Coupons for $2.00 off can be picked up at Choices Markets’. The show will have workshops, demonstrations, seminars and the always popular Celebrity Cooking Stage. The full schedule of events is available at

Eat Vancouver
EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival is the ultimate food expo and takes place May 28th to 30th. Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza. With both a Restaurant pavilion and a Tasting (beer, wine & spirits) pavilion you can go for lunch or dinner. Tickets are $15 for adults or can be purchased in advance online at for $12. The Food Network Celebrity Stage is sure to be a big hit.

EP!C Sustainable Living Expo
Western Canada’s only green consumer tradeshow and eco-marketplace also takes place May 28th – 30th. There will be 300+ exhibitors, inspiring ideas, mountains of information and entertainment. Tickets can be bought at the door for $25 for all three days or $15 for one day or can be pre-purchased online at at a discounted rate of $18 and $10.

Just the beginning of things to see and do in Vancouver this spring and summer.