Vancouver is home to some truly world-class shows. Any trip to Vancouver offers plenty to do, from a tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery to a hockey game at Rogers Arena or a concert at the Commodore Ballroom, but if you want the best of all three there’s only one option:
Cirque Du Soleil literally means “circus of the sun,” but what it’s come to mean is “an incredible spectacle that conjures the imagination.”
Since they formed in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has combined music, dance, acrobatics, and artistic clowning into dream-like experiences that audiences carry with them for the rest of their lives. As athletic as the NBA finals, as artistic as any trip to the gallery and as profound an experience as any concert, Cirque has something for everybody.
Cirque’s latest touring show is Luzia, which is a celebration of Mexican culture. The title combines two words: “Luz” and “iluvia,” light and rain, elements that tie into the show’s incredible spectacles. Combining lively Latin music with soulful performances that capture the life of this country over the last century, Luzia is as captivating and warm as Pixar’s Coco but in real life. A parachuting traveler lands in a field of Marigolds and turns a giant key, only to take a trip through time and space that tells the cultural history of Mexico like never before.
If you’ve never seen Cirque du Soleil live, you simply must. Luckily, they are in Vancouver with dates for the rest of the year – that gives you plenty of opportunity to check them out but don’t delay! You want to experience this dream before it passes.
You could spend days exploring downtown Vancouver. That’s why it’s worth booking an extended stay suite at the Landis Hotel & Suites, so you can really take your time to make the most of the city!