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Celebrate Indian culture in Vancouver

Indian restaurants to thrill your taste buds, the essential Bollywood purveyor, and where to shop for the best of Indian culture

Vaisakhi Parade: Every April, a parade down

Vijs, 1480 West 11th Ave

Raja Cinema, 3215 Kingsway

Main and Fraser Streets between 49th and

Arguably one of Vancouver’s most famous

Find the latest releases and classics for your

53rd Avenues in Vancouver celebrates the

Indian restaurants, celebrities including Martha

Bollywood fix. www.rajacinema.com

beginning of the Indian solar New Year.

Stewart, Jamie Oliver and even Pierre Trudeau

A great family event, more than 100,000

have dined here. www.vijs.ca

people participate, including street vendors, entertainers and spectators.

Punjabi Market/Little India Main Street between 48th and 53rd

Murya Indian Cuisine,1643 West

Some of the most popular shops here include

Broadway

All India Sweets & Restaurant (6507 Main St.

This beautiful restaurant serves authentic

at 49th St.), Frontier Cloth (6695 Main St.),

Diwali Festival of Light: In October, various

Indian food in an upscale setting.

Kohli’s Master Cuts (6438 Main St.) and

venues in the city are illuminated with dance

www.mauryaindiancuisine.com

Sunny’s Bridal Gallery (6674 Main St.).

and musical celebrations. Chutney Villa, 147 East Broadway Vancouver International Bhangra Festival: For 10 days in February, Vancouver is host to the world-renowned festival of

A popular, inexpensive alternative for authentic Indian cuisine. They also offer tiffin – packed or light – lunches. www.chutneyvilla.com

Bhangra dancing and festivities.

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