Offering a distinctive cultural scene, Vancouver is a place that’s remarkably well-positioned to offer its residents a chance to engage with the world. It’s a mix of global and local, to the extent that it may even be difficult to distinguish between the two. They merge, and part of the reasons for the merging comes from the nature of Vancouver itself.
As a spectacularly diverse city, there is a history of multiplicity in voice and vision, and after time, the traction has caused the rest of the world to focus its eyes on the city. Its a place to enjoy a magnificent meal, or a grand Vancouver hotel , where the sensibility is in the upper regions of taste and style. Everything here is part of a larger conversation.
Even the festivals seem to be speaking to each other. The strength of the city’s Fringe Festival is well understood, and this is a great way to see a surprising number of works each year. For those who don’t like the mixed bag, or want something a little more precise, or perhaps even for those who just can’t get enough, the PuSh Festival is curated, so that for three weeks in January, visitors and locals can see carefully screened work that speaks of the bigger picture.