Winter Wander at Vanier Park

Comments 106 by Rebecca Bollwitt
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Vanier Park hosts the fourth annual Winter Wander on Saturday, February 7, 2015 as six cultural institutions open their doors for a self-guided family-friendly tour for visitors and locals alike.


Winter Wander at Vanier Park

Presented by Port Metro Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Vancouver Academy of Music, and City of Vancouver Archives will all participate in Winter Wander.

All stops are within walking distance and all will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm on February 7th. For only $5.00, youth, seniors and adults receive admission to all venues, while kids five and younger can visit for free.

winterwandermapNew this year, there will be complimentary beverages, wooden boat building demonstrations at the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s Heritage Harbour, and the Museum of Vancouver’s exhibition of Musqueam culture. Check the schedule online for details about special presentations and activities throughout the day.

1. Vancouver Maritime Museum
2. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
3. Museum of Vancouver
4. Vancouver Academy of Music
5. City of Vancouver Archives
6. Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Win a Winter Wander Prize Pack

To promote Winter Wander, the Vanier Park Culture Group has offered up an awesome prize pack for one lucky Miss604 reader. The prize includes:

  • 2 tickets to Bard on the Beach
  • 1-year annual pass for the Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • 2 tickets for Space Centre evening programming
  • A tote bag and family membership to the Museum of Vancouver
  • 2 tickets to the VAMSO concert at the Orpheum
  • Daphne Sleigh’s book on Major Matthews, founder of the Vancouver Archives, “The Man Who Saved Vancouver”!

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming a participating venue for Winter Wander(1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a #VanWinterWander prize pack from @miss604 & the Vanier Park Culture Group

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Update The winner is Emma!

106 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. SabrinaTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 10:29am PST

    Holy amazing prize batman! It’d be fun to see the Vancouver Maritime Museum again – it’s been a while!

  2. Carole MTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 10:49am PST

    Great prize! HR MacMillan Space Centre. I really need to get the kids to the Planetarium some time.

  3. Jaclyn JaryTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 10:49am PST

    I’ve never been to Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival but that would be exciting. A great date idea

  4. KarenTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 11:10am PST

    Museum of Vancouver!

  5. JasonTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 11:12am PST

    This is awesome. I really want to go to the Museum of Vancouver again! Would love to win this amazing contest

  6. Linda WebsterTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 11:20am PST

    Bard on the Beach. I love it. We go to at least two plays every summer.

  7. StephanieTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 12:20pm PST

    Museum of Vancouver is participating. Awesome prize!

  8. UrsulaTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 12:28pm PST

    Wow, what a prize!

  9. jessica eapenTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 12:30pm PST

    Vancouver Maritime Museum =)

  10. moniqueTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 1:01pm PST

    Museum of Vancouver

  11. RenfrewTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 1:20pm PST

    Museum of Vancouver.

  12. Gabrielle D.Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 1:36pm PST

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, What a treat it would be to go again!

  13. LoriTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 2:02pm PST

    What a great way to spend family day!

  14. kayTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 2:13pm PST

    Vancouver academy of music

  15. MercedesTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 2:21pm PST

    Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

  16. Dayna WilsonTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 2:47pm PST

    Vancouver Maritime Museum

  17. LoriTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 2:48pm PST

    Vancouver Maritime Museum

  18. DarcyTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 2:52pm PST

    Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

  19. DonaldTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 3:29pm PST

    HR MacMillian Space Centre

  20. RebeccaTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 3:35pm PST

    Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

  21. SanazTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 4:04pm PST

    HR MacMillian Space Centre

  22. KamTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 4:16pm PST

    Nice one! Would love to check out the Museum of Vancouver!

  23. Kristyn StillingTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 4:38pm PST

    The Vancouver Academy of Music

  24. SharonTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 4:50pm PST

    Vancouver Maritime Museum

  25. AliTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 5:34pm PST

    Museum of Vancouver!

  26. JanetTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 7:10pm PST

    MacMillan Space Centre

  27. Nancy NagyTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 7:11pm PST

    Bard On The Beach Shakespeare Festival

  28. Erin WTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 8:28pm PST

    The MoV! I love it there!

  29. Nicole H.Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 8:53pm PST

    The Museum of Vancouver

  30. Mondee RedmanTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 8:54pm PST

    It is worth entering for this book alone. Daphne Sleigh’s book on Major Matthews, founder of the Vancouver Archives, “The Man Who Saved Vancouver”!

  31. Kim ReesTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 9:34pm PST

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

  32. AmieTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 11:11pm PST

    Boat building and beverages. Good times 🙂

  33. Michelle WTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 11:23pm PST

    The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. I have not been there since I was a child and I think it would be fun to check it out again! What an awesome prize pack!!

  34. EileenTuesday, February 3rd, 2015 — 11:43pm PST

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

  35. TracyWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 1:35am PST

    The Museum of Vancouver

  36. HayleyWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 2:31am PST

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

  37. JasonWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 6:03am PST

    I love the Vancouver Museum! Sooo fun!!! <3

  38. LindsayWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 6:15am PST

    Bard on the Beach!

  39. Steve v.Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 7:22am PST

    Museum of Vancouver (MOV)

  40. LauraWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 7:22am PST

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre!

  41. jaeWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 7:33am PST

    Bard on the beach

  42. EmiliaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 8:02am PST

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

  43. Ai LingWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 8:43am PST

    Museum of Vancouver

  44. BrankaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 8:50am PST

    would love to win Bard on the beach tickets

  45. BrankaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 8:51am PST

    Bard on the Beach

  46. WenWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 10:04am PST

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is really awesome!

  47. GregWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 10:36am PST

    Museum of Vancouver

  48. MaddyWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 10:57am PST

    This would be a dream for a broke grad student. I love bard on the beach so much!

  49. JaneWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 11:11am PST

    Would love to see the Space Centre again! Haven’t been there in 15 years!

  50. Teresa KWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 11:24am PST

    Museum of Vancouver!

  51. Justine CrawfordWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 11:26am PST

    I’d absolutely love to check out Bard on the Beach!

  52. Joy GyamfiWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 11:29am PST

    I’ve heard such great things about Bard on the Beach but sadly have never been able to go! I would love to win this prize pack 🙂

  53. DavidWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 11:45am PST

    Museum of Vancouver

  54. EmmaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 11:48am PST

    Museum of Vancouver! Such a great little place.

  55. HannahWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 12:01pm PST

    Vancouver Academy of Music

  56. BettyWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 12:04pm PST

    H. R. MacMillan Space Centre. I would love to go there! I havn’t been since “Dark Side of the Moon” was playing!

  57. TrinaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 12:57pm PST

    Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. So good!

  58. CharityWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 1:25pm PST

    I would love to win tickets to the Bard on the Beach! Went once and I would love to attend again!

  59. M ClaireWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 3:12pm PST

    Bard on the Beach!

  60. KateWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 4:37pm PST

    Space Centre! I’d love to go to one of their movie nights!

  61. Lisa GWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 4:53pm PST

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is Awesome! so is this prize!!! Thanks for the opportunity:)

  62. JeanWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 5:39pm PST

    Remarkable prize package! Looking forward to the archives.

  63. mariaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 5:54pm PST

    Bard on the beach

  64. EvanaWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 8:05pm PST

    Look forward to going to Museum of Vancouver!

  65. Sarah MWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 8:16pm PST

    Bard on the beach!!

  66. AlbertWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 9:14pm PST

    Vancouver Maritime Museum!

  67. KennyWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 10:45pm PST

    Vancouver Academy of Music!

  68. CarmelWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 10:46pm PST

    Museum of Vancouver 🙂

  69. Jeff SWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 10:57pm PST

    The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre!

  70. AmyWednesday, February 4th, 2015 — 10:57pm PST

    Wow awesome!
    I’ve been wanting to watch a play at Bard on the Beach!

  71. JamesThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 3:00am PST

    Never been to Bard on the Beach, it would be nice to go.

  72. CarolThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 6:47am PST

    HR MacMillian Space Centre

  73. marthaThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 7:04am PST

    We never been to any of these. I would like to see. H.R. Macmillan space centre.

  74. LaelThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 7:34am PST

    This is a great idea for family day. I haven’t been to the H.R.MacMillion Space Centre in years.

  75. CandiceThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 8:31am PST

    Museum of vancouver

  76. Sonja SThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 8:40am PST

    Vancouver Maritime Museum!

  77. Debbie HThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 10:15am PST

    HR MacMillan Space Centre

  78. Sharon MThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 10:58am PST

    Took my 4 year old Son to H.R MacMillan Space Centre during the summer. He was so amazed with the show he was afraid we were in outer space. Oh to be a kid again! Would definitely love to see Bard on the Beach this year!!

  79. Lisa MartinThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 11:26am PST

    Bard on the Beach!

  80. Monica Samuda PoitrasThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 11:31am PST

    What a great event. I wish I was in town this weekend!

    Museum of Vancouver!

  81. CarmelleThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 12:00pm PST

    Bard on the Beach! Amazing 😀

  82. Richard WooThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 12:51pm PST

    Bard on the Beach

  83. EmilyThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 1:00pm PST

    Museum of Vancouver!

  84. KathleenThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 1:17pm PST

    Bard on the beach

  85. MaryThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 3:36pm PST

    Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival! I go every year it’s such an amazing event 😉

  86. Jude HannahThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 6:09pm PST

    City of Vancouver Archives! So much fun to see the history of this fabulous city.

  87. HollyThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 7:56pm PST

    Looking forward to checking out what’s new at the Maritime Museum during Winter Wander.

  88. ChrisThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 9:04pm PST

    Heck of a prize. I love hitting the Museum of Vancouver.

  89. ElaineThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 9:21pm PST

    Museum of vancouver

  90. Lorena GrandeThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 10:06pm PST

    Fun Winter Wonderland Contest. “Museum of Vancouver”

  91. DebThursday, February 5th, 2015 — 10:09pm PST

    Museum of Vancouver

  92. Mike LFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 12:01am PST

    Let it Snow!

  93. Carol McCannFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 12:13am PST

    family would love to visit the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

  94. HarjitFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 7:56am PST

    I would love to take my family to the HR McMillan Space Center. Thanks for the chance to win twitter fan@plumerea

  95. AlexFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 8:30am PST

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

  96. SandraFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 10:15am PST

    Museum of Vancouver!

  97. JessicaFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 11:35am PST

    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre!

  98. CrystalFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 2:27pm PST

    Museum of Vancouver!

  99. JustineFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 5:49pm PST

    I’ve heard great things about the Museum of Vancouver.

  100. LindaFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 7:21pm PST

    Museum of Vancouver

  101. MichelleFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 8:15pm PST

    The maritime museum!

  102. meredithFriday, February 6th, 2015 — 10:22pm PST

    The hr macmillan space centre..haven’t been there in ages!

  103. Susan MSaturday, February 7th, 2015 — 8:00am PST

    Museum of Vancouver

  104. shawnSaturday, February 7th, 2015 — 8:35am PST

    Maritime museum!

  105. AundreaSaturday, February 7th, 2015 — 9:41pm PST

    Haven’t been to any of these but BARD ON THE BEACH I would really look forward too

  106. GarySaturday, February 7th, 2015 — 9:53pm PST

    Museum of Vancouver

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