Vanier Park hosts family-friendly, cultural discovery event

(Vancouver, BC) – On Saturday, February 7, Vancouverites are invited to spend the day exploring the six cultural institutions of Vanier Park, at the fourth annual Winter Wander, presented by Port Metro Vancouver.

Vanier Park is home to 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. Each year, the group teams up for a one-day event where locals and their families can enjoy a taste of what Vanier Park’s cultural institutions have to offer. For only $5.00, youth, seniors and adults receive admission to all venues, while kids five and younger can visit for free.

 “Vanier Park and its venues are truly a Vancouver treasure, says Nancy Noble, Museum of Vancouver CEO. “With added experiences including face painting, a Polaroid station, and roaming live performances, another great turnout is expected for this year’s event.”

New 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.

 “Winter Wander is a unique opportunity to not only showcase all Vanier Park has to offer, but to bring its members together in the spirit of collaboration, says Space Centre CEO Raylene Marchand. “By joining together, we’re able to put on a great event that in turn strengthens our connection to each other, and also to the community we operate in.”

"We are grateful for the continued generosity of Port Metro Vancouver, whose support will ensure that this year’s event is not to be missed,” says Vancouver Maritime Museum’s Catherine Butler. “We would also like to thank our event sponsors City and LG104.3 for spreading the word and We Love Van for supplying water and coffee!”

For full schedule of events and more information, visit


Winter Wander at Vanier Park is presented by Port Metro Vancouver.

For media inquiries contact:
Lyndsey Barton
Director of Community Engagement, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
604.738.7827 /

Tuesday, January 20, 2015