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Created in 1973, the Western Front Society sought to bring together contemporary art forms. Here, artists can explore and exhibit their takes on classic art forms. Providing facilities for exhibitions, seminars and even performing art shows. The center includes the Grand Luxe Hall, which is a 120 seater concert hall that forms a perfect venue for concerts, movie screenings and other such events. For more on the facilities and venues available, do call ahead or visit their website.
Choklit Park features a gradation of terraces and steps lined by shrubberies and tall trees. This 0.07-hectare (0.17-acre) park has been so named as it was originally the site of Purdy’s Chocolate Factory. Besides natural beauty, this park also affords glimpses of the tall buildings of Downtown Vancouver, from open spots between trees. Certain areas within the park also have views of False Creek. This park has a playground and is a good neighborhood spot for a leisurely walk or for children to run about.
Vivo Media Arts Centre is an event space of VIVO, a non profit organization of the creative minds of the city, where they conduct events and festivals on a regular basis. The organization rents out the space for private hire as well. This space is primarily used for exhibitions and other art related activities like workshops and training sessions. The organizations rents out the space for post production work for films and festivals as well. Check website for details.
The False Creek is a creek that divides downtown from the rest of the city. You can see that the creek is made up of the four major water bodies of Vancouver. The creek was named by George Henry Richards a hydrographer in his survey of 1856-63. A beautiful inlet and a must-see.